Honedge

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

Pokédex data

National № 679
Type Steel Ghost
Species Sword Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. No Guard
Local № 117 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
330 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 180 (23.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 65
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 37
71 190
Speed 28
54 170
Total 325 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 Honedge.

Evolution chart

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

Honedge changes

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
Apparently this Pokémon is born when a departed spirit inhabits a sword. It attaches itself to people and drinks their life force.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
If anyone dares to grab its hilt, it wraps a blue cloth around that person’s arm and drains that person’s life energy completely.
Sword Honedge’s soul once belonged to a person who was killed a long time ago by the sword that makes up Honedge’s body.
Shield The blue eye on the sword’s handguard is the true body of Honedge. With its old cloth, it drains people’s lives away.

Moves learned by Honedge

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
8AutotomizeSteelStatus
12Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
16Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
20SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
24Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
28RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
32Iron DefenseSteelStatus
36Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
40Power TrickPsychicStatus
44Swords DanceNormalStatus
48Sacred SwordFightingPhysical 90 100

Egg moves

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

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Swords DanceNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
8Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
13PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
18AutotomizeSteelStatus
20Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
22Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
26RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
29SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
32Iron DefenseSteelStatus
35Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
39Power TrickPsychicStatus
42Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
47Sacred SwordFightingPhysical 90 100

Egg moves

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

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

Move Tutor moves

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

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Honedge 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

Honedge sprites

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

Where to find Honedge

X
Y
Route 6
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Akala Outskirts
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Hammerlocke Hills

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Honedge
Japanese ヒトツキ (Hitotsuki)
German Gramokles
French Monorpale

Name origin

hone
sharpen, refine
edge
thin, sharp side of a blade