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New 'Pokemon X and Y' character is a possessed sword

Game Freak director Junichi Masuda revealed the latest new character for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y from the Japan Expo in Paris on Friday. Those that pick up the Nintendo 3DS game will find a ghost-type Pokémon named Honedge that is a possessed sword.

Screenshots of Honedge from Pokemon X and Y for the Nintendo 3DS.
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Honedge is a steel and ghost-type Pokémon that came into being when a departed spirit possessed a sword that once belonged to humans. The blue cloth that dangles from its hilt doubles as an arm that can also wrap up around others to drain them of their energy.

Swords Dance, a Normal-type move, is one of the attacks that Honedge can learn which is described as a "frenetic dance that uplifts the fighting spirit and sharply raises the user’s Attack stat. The effect can be increased by using this move multiple times in succession, helping Trainers who deploy this move at the beginning of a battle to overwhelm one opponent after another."

You can catch a video of Masuda explaining why the Kalo region in Pokemon X and Y resembles France in our video gallery as well as gameplay footage showing Honedge in action.

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will enjoy a worldwide simultaneous release to the Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 12, 2013.

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