The Latest New Pokemon Is A Cold, Dead Thing

In the interest of appeasing those who would rather keep all of the new Pokemon coming in X and Y later this year a surprise, we've employed a time-tested technique of obscuring the latest reveal. It's a Ghost type. It's also a Steel type. And it'd be right-at-home in the hands of a DC Comics superhero. Who's that Pokemon?

Revealed today by game director Junichi Masuda via a video broadcast to the Japan Expo in Paris, this possessed sword is called — wait for it — Honedge. Nice portmanteau! He looks a little something like this:

The Latest New Pokemon Is A Cold, Dead Thing

Like the sword of DC Comics Character Katana, this sword is possessed by a departed spirit and can drain the energy of its enemies. That blue cloth? It's prehensile, and it's been known to wrap around the arms of unsuspecting trainers. Creepy.

Honedge can learn Sword Dance, a stackable move that ups attack. Ick. I guess they rhymed him with pwnage for a reason.

The Latest New Pokemon Is A Cold, Dead Thing

The Latest New Pokemon Is A Cold, Dead Thing

The Latest New Pokemon Is A Cold, Dead Thing

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launch worldwide on October 12, 2013.