Following on from yesterday’s reveal of the sword Pokémon, Monorpale, the Pokémon Company has finally uploaded Junichi Masuda’s Message translated into English. We now have more details on the Pokémon which you can find out in the video above or make the jump to read for yourself.
Monopale, or Hitotsuki as it is known in Japan, will be known as Honedge in English speaking games. It is said that when a departed spirit possesses a sword that belonged to humans, Honedge comes into being. The cloth that is attached on it’s hilt can be used as an arm and as we can see in some screenshots, Honedge uses it to unsheathe it’s blade. Pokémon trainers who carelessly take this blade in hand may have their energy drained by the blue cloth wrapped around them. Naturally this Pokémon can learn Swords Dance and this is shown off in some of the screenshots below.
I have to say this Pokemon is quite interesting. It’s background is decent and I quite like the whole concept to it’s design. It’s type Matchup is quite good with potentially 2 weaknesses unless it has levitate as an ability like most ghost type Pokémon. let’s hear what you have to say about Honedge. What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it? Do you think is has an evolution or pre-evolution? Do you think it won’t evolve at all? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: Official Pokémon YouTube Channel