During this year’s Japan Expo, the largest Japanese pop culture convention held annually in Paris, France, a new Sword Pokémon was revealed.
The new Steel/Ghost-type Sword Pokémon, known in French as Monorpale and in Japanese as Hitotsuki, was revealed during a pre-recorded message to fans by Game Freak director Junichi Masuda.
During battle, Monorpale (Hitotsuki) unsheathes itself, as shown in the image above. Specific details such as its English name, gender (if any), and stats are all unknown at the present time; those details will likely come in another near-future message from Mr. Masuda.
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