Move Name: Sacred Sword
Battle Classification: Physical Attack
Total number of affected targets: 1
Range: 1 adjacent target other than user
Direct contact needed to initiate attack: Yes
Base Power: 90
Accuracy Rate: 100%
PP: 15 (maximum 24)
While its true mechanics may still be a bit of a mystery, the Sacred Sword attack is a powerful and versatile attack that can certainly lay waste to armored opponents and leave those who have tried to make themselves harder to hit or damaged wishing they had tried a different strategy. In effect, the Sacred Sword attack involves the user striking a target at full-force with a sharp horn or blade while cloaked in powerful energy. It may not be strong enough to completely destroy anything it hits, but at the very least, this move can more than make defensive strategists cry in anguish.
The Sacred Sword attack is a rare and potent move known only by the members of the Musketeer Quartet and the members of the Honedge family that takes the basics of the Chip Away attack and applies them to a powerful, armor-breaking strike. A Sacred Sword attack is delivered by any of these beasts when they strike with their sharp horns or bladed body while cloaked in powerful energy; the actual construct of the energy in unknown, but it grants the attack tremendous physical power and enables it to break through all types of natural armor, in turn making it best classified as a Fighting-type attack. Moreover, the energy seems to have the effect of allowing the attack to operate like a Chip Away attack, striking fiercely and swiftly enough to ignore any changes that have occurred in the target's Defense stat and Evasion through the course of battle. While little may truly be known about it, the sheer power this attack has, in combination with its relatively low stamina cost, makes it a move worth fearing in any close-quarters fight.
Countering Sacred Sword: While striking the horn or blade used in a Sacred Sword attack could potentially counter its effects, the chances of the move dealing damage due to the energy field alone are too great to risk and the move is otherwise exceptionally difficult to dodge in close quarters. Armor is of little use in protecting against this attack and may even do more harm than good if pieces of armor are driven inward by the force of the attack's impact. The Sacred Sword attack is not a likely move to see in many battles due to its rarity, but when it is available to the opposition, only naturally strong defenses will be able to protect against the considerable power the attack possesses as is forgetting about raising a Pokémon's Defense stat or Evasion in battle.