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Move Name: Sacred Sword
Battle Classification: Physical Attack
Type: Fighting
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, the members of the Honedge family and Kartana 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 part 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.

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Fighting-type physical attack Sacred Sword. Enjoy.
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DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
This move really needs to be opened up more to pokemon competitively, especially fighting types since they are all pretty much physical attackers exclusively. See, there's these things in pokemon I like to call "the physical 90s" and "the special 90s". These are moves of each type that are strong (base power 80-95), reliable (accuracy 95-100%), usually have a secondary effect (status conditions, stat nerfing, etc), and have no drawback whatsoever. For physical attackers, these moves include:

Body slam
Waterfall/Aqua tail
Blaze kick
Dragon claw
Iron head/Meteor mash
Zen headbutt
Crunch/Sucker punch
Drill peck
Phantom force
Play rough
Leaf blade
Rock slide
and Poison jab.

What does fighting type have that's reliable? Brick break? 75 power? THAT'S their move?
Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional Writer
Well, it does have its merits as a breaking force against defensive screens, so some of its power loss is mitigated by its versatility.
MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aka, a manifestation of Excalibur-and no, I do NOT mean the one that can talk!
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Indeed. :)
MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blueglory Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Ah yes. My Doublade, Excalibur, recently learned this move. In other news, do you know where I can find a Dusk Stone to evolve it?
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Writer
They are pretty uncommon, so you're best bet would probably be to search through the higher stages of Super Training; they are rare to get, but you can still get a practically unlimited supply of them that way.  That, and I hear that they can occasionally be found in the depths of Terminus Cave.
Blueglory Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I see. I skipped Super Training. EXP share gave me enough of an overpower.
Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Try it out sometime; I was slow to take it up as well, but now, I'll never look back. :)
Blueglory Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I'll try it out.
Muriuko Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
If you have a full EV pokemon, take on the challenges it can beat. The challenge with the Aegislash may give a Dusk Stone as a prize, if you are able to finish it within the time objective of 1.30 minuntes left.
ShnarfBird Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
I noticed two small errors, more grammatical than spelling.

When listing the attributes of the move, you typed "Mover" where "Move Name" is.

In the third portion of the second paragraph: "like a Chip Away attack, strikingly fiercely and swiftly" just replace strikingly with striking.

All good. :)
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Writer
CraniaMania Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised to find out the Honedge family has the capability to use this move. Thus far I'd have to say my Aegislash has been the most powerful and reliable Pokémon I've used in battle in the Kalos region...although that may change once I find Tyranitarite.
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Writer
They certainly are durable creatures, though they take some time to fully master in battle...
powerofmu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
In pokemon x and y, Honedge, doublade and aegislash can also learn sacred sword.
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Writer
I know; I will make corrections to the move when I get the chance.
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