Aegislash

Aegislash is a Steel/Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Royal Sword Pokémon.

Aegislash has two different forms - Shield Forme, which is more defensive, and Blade Forme, which is more offensive. Its ability, Stance Change, causes Aegislash to change into Shield Forme when a defensive move is used, or change into Blade Forme when an attacking move is used.

Pokédex data

National № 681
Type Steel Ghost
Species Royal Sword Pokémon
Height 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 53.0 kg (116.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Stance Change
Local № 119 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
332 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense, 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 234
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 140
256 416
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 140
256 416
Speed 60
112 240
Total 500 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Aegislash.

Pokédex data

National № 681
Type Steel Ghost
Species Royal Sword Pokémon
Height 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 53.0 kg (116.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Stance Change
Local № 119 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
332 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack, 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 234
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 140
256 416
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 140
256 416
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 60
112 240
Total 500 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Aegislash.

Evolution chart

(Level 35) (use Dusk Stone)
#681
Aegislash
Shield Forme
Steel · Ghost

Aegislash changes

Pokédex entries

Aegislash

X
Omega Ruby
Generations of kings were attended by these Pokémon, which used their spectral power to manipulate and control people and Pokémon.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Apparently, it can detect the innate qualities of leadership. According to legend, whoever it recognizes is destined to become king.

Shield Forme

Sword In this defensive stance, Aegislash uses its steel body and a force field of spectral power to reduce the damage of any attack.
Shield Its potent spectral powers allow it to manipulate others. It once used its powers to force people and Pokémon to build a kingdom to its liking.

Blade Forme

Sword This stance is dedicated to offense. It can cleave any opponent with the strength and weight of its steel blade.
Shield Once upon a time, a king with an Aegislash reigned over the land. His Pokémon eventually drained him of life, and his kingdom fell with him.

Moves learned by Aegislash

Moves learnt by level up

Aegislash learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
1AutotomizeSteelStatus
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
1Iron DefenseSteelStatus
1Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
1King's ShieldSteelStatus
1Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
1Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
1Power TrickPsychicStatus
1RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
1Sacred SwordFightingPhysical 90 100
1Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
1SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
1Swords DanceNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Aegislash learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
King's ShieldSteelStatus

Egg moves

Aegislash learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Aegislash egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormalStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
Wide GuardRockStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Aegislash is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Aegislash is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Aegislash learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
1AutotomizeSteelStatus
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
1Iron DefenseSteelStatus
1Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
1King's ShieldSteelStatus
1Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
1Power TrickPsychicStatus
1PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
1Sacred SwordFightingPhysical 90 100
1Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
1SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
1Swords DanceNormalStatus

Egg moves

Aegislash learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Aegislash egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Destiny BondGhostStatus
Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

Aegislash can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
BlockNormalStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Aegislash. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Metal SoundSteelStatus 85 Level up
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Level up
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Aegislash is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Aegislash can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Aegislash sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Aegislash  sprite from X & Y Aegislash  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Aegislash Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Aegislash

X
Y
Evolve Honedge/Doublade
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Honedge/Doublade
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Honedge/Doublade

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Aegislash
Japanese ギルガルド (Gillgard)
German Durengard
French Exagide

Name origin

aegis
shield in Greek mythology
slash
to swipe