Well, we’ve finally got the reveal for the new sword-like Pokémon! Although its Japanese name (Hitotsuki) and French name (Monorpale) had already been revealed, the official Pokémon site has now updated with the English name: Honedge. This could be derived from ‘hone’ and ‘edge’ or possibly even ‘honor’ and ‘edge’. You can watch it in action in the newly-added high quality version of Junichi Masuda’s message to fans from France’s Japan Expo.
Honedge comes into being when a departed spirit inhabits a sword that once belonged to humans. It can use the blue cloth attached to its hilt as nimbly as an arm. If you were to carelessly take this blade in hand, you may find that blue cloth wrapping around you…draining the energy from your body!
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