Aegislash (Pokémon)

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Aegislash
Royal Sword Pokémon
ギルガルド
Gillgard
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Aegislash
Blade Forme*



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Blade Forme*
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Stance Change Cacophony
Blade Forme*
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Blade Forme*
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Shield Forme*
0'0" 0 m
Blade Forme*
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
116.8 lbs. 53.0 kg
Shield Forme*
0 lbs. 0 kg
Blade Forme*
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
234
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Shield Forme*
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Blade Forme*
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body05.png
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Blade Forme*
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Aegislash (Japanese: ギルガルド Gillgard) is a dual-type Steel/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Doublade when exposed to a Dusk Stone. It is the final form of Honedge.

Aegislash has the ability to change forms during battle, depending on the moves it is using.

Biology

Aegislash is a Pokémon whose body resembles a golden sword. The edge of the steel blade is white and somewhat serrated near the tip. Where the blade meets the hilt is a single, purple eye with a white slit pupil surrounded by black space. The handle forms a thick, striated spike. Two cloth-like arms emerge from the sides of the hilt. Each arm is primarily black and transitions to a pale purple with a slight swirl pattern at the tip. The sash-like arms split into four tassels at the tips. It always carries an ornate shield in at least one of its arms. The shield is gold and has three brown rings surrounded by black in the middle. It also has a brown rim with three lines radiating toward the center.

Aegislash is capable of changing its stance in the middle of battle using its Ability Stance Change, depending on what moves are used. It carries out offensive moves in its Blade Forme. In this form, it carries its shield in its left arm and exposes its blade, which it uses to slash its opponents. Defensive moves are performed in its Shield Forme. In this form, it holds its shield up in front of its blade with both of its arms crossed behind the shield. In this form, the centers of the rings on its shield are white. Its Shield Forme can block and decrease any attack. It accomplishes this through a combination of its steel body and a force field made from its spectral power. The Blade Forms can use the strength and weight of its blade to cut through any opponents.

Aegislash possess incredible spectral powers, enabling it to manipulate people and Pokémon alike. It is also able to detect the innate qualities of leadership; legend has it that whoever it recognizes as a worthy leader is destined to become king. In fact, this Pokémon has attended and served generations of kings. However, an Aegislash was rumored to have drained the life of one king, causing his kingdom to fall alongside him.

Aegislash is the only known Pokémon that can learn King's Shield.

In the anime

Main series

 
Aegislash in its Shield Forme in the anime
 
Aegislash in its Blade Forme in the anime

Major appearances

Aegislash debuted in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, under the ownership of Argus Steel. It is his main Pokémon, often being used by him for transportation.

Aegislash made its main series debut in Valuable Experience for All!, under the ownership of Sawyer. It was revealed to have evolved from a Doublade sometime before the episode.

An Aegislash appeared in Searching for Chivalry!, under the ownership of Wikstrom. It reappeared in a flashback in Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master!.

Minor appearances

An Aegislash appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

An Aegislash appeared in Flash of the Titans!, under the ownership of Dan. It assisted him in refereeing the battle between Lance and Leon. Aegislash reappeared in The Climb to Be the Very Best! and in Toughing It Out!, where it fulfilled the same role during Leon's battles against Ash and Raihan, respectively.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY126 Aegislash Ash's Pokédex Aegislash, the Royal Sword Pokémon and the evolved form of Doublade. Stories say Aegislash can detect the natural qualities of leadership, recognizing a true king.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN056 Aegislash Goh's Rotom Phone Aegislash, the Royal Sword Pokémon. A Steel and Ghost type. Aegislash has two forms, one offensive and one defensive, that it uses in battle. Its Ghost-type powers can also control the movements of people and Pokémon.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

 
Aegislash Shield Forme in Pokémon: Twilight Wings
 
Aegislash Blade Forme in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

An Aegislash appeared in Sky, under the ownership of Leon.

GOTCHA!

Two Aegislash briefly appeared in their Shield Forme in GOTCHA!, with one under the ownership of Wikstrom and the other under the ownership of Leon.

Pokémon Evolutions

An Aegislash appeared in a flashback in The Champion, under the ownership of Leon.

In the manga

 
Shield Forme Aegislash in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

 
Blade Forme Aegislash in Pokémon Adventures

Celosia of Team Flare owns an Aegislash, which she used in conjunction with her Honedge to possess Shauna in PS554, which it was in her Shield Forme. She later battled against Korrina's Lucario in both her Shield and Blade Forme in PS556. Later she was used to possess numerous Sky Trainers and later possessed the Vaniville Town residents before they escaped. During the final battle in Xerneas Gives, after Shauna's Kitty defeated Celosia's Doublade, Aegislash attempted to attack them, only to be defeated by Korrina's Lucario, knocking both it and its Trainer out.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS555 Generations of kings were attended by these Pokémon, which used their spectral power to manipulate and control people and Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Aegislash (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Aegislash appears as a Spirit.

Pokkén Tournament DX

Aegislash is a playable character in the Nintendo Switch version of Pokkén Tournament.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #119
Hoenn
#—
X Generations of kings were attended by these Pokémon, which used their spectral power to manipulate and control people and Pokémon.
Y Apparently, it can detect the innate qualities of leadership. According to legend, whoever it recognizes is destined to become king.
Omega Ruby Generations of kings were attended by these Pokémon, which used their spectral power to manipulate and control people and Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire Apparently, it can detect the innate qualities of leadership. According to legend, whoever it recognizes is destined to become king.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#332
Shield Forme
Sword In this defensive stance, Aegislash uses its steel body and a force field of spectral power to reduce the damage of any attack.
Shield Its potent spectral powers allow it to manipulate others. It once used its powers to force people and Pokémon to build a kingdom to its liking.
Blade Forme
Sword This stance is dedicated to offense. It can cleave any opponent with the strength and weight of its steel blade.
Shield Once upon a time, a king with an Aegislash reigned over the land. His Pokémon eventually drained him of life, and his kingdom fell with him.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Doublade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Doublade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Doublade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Watchtower Ruins (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 4
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 207
Marron Trail: Stage 680
Rumble World
Dark Land: Royal Armory (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 11: Stage 06 (Shield Form only)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Aegislash Sea, Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Wikstrom's)


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XY 2014 World Championships Aegislash All United States 50 August 16 to 17, 2014

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Weakness Policy (100%)

Stats

Generations VI-VII

Shield Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
520
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Blade Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
520
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Generation VIII onward

Shield Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Blade Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 King's Shield Steel Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
011 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00——% 20
011 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
011 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Power Trick Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Sacred Sword Fighting Physical 09090 100100% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
011 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. King's Shield Steel Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aegislash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aegislash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM12  TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM69  TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aegislash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aegislash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Block Normal Status —% 5
     Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
   Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Aegislash in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Aegislash in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aegislash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aegislash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aegislash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aegislash
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aegislash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aegislash

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VI VII After You Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VI VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Aegislash
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Aegislash
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 67 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Steel
  Attack Power: 70 - 140   20

#205
 

Counterattack
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.
Skill Swapper: Blindside
Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 291 Base Defense: 97
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Psycho Cut, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Flash Cannon, Gyro Ball

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Honedge
 Steel  Ghost 
 
Level 35
 
First evolution
Doublade
 Steel  Ghost 
 
Dusk Stone
 
Second evolution
Aegislash
 Steel  Ghost 


Forms

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
  400px
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Aegislash images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Aegislash and its pre-evolved forms.
  • Aegislash and its pre-evolved forms were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.[1]
  • Aegislash is the only Pokkén fighter without any moves exclusive to the duel phase.
  • Aegislash is the only Pokémon to have its base stat total changed in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
    • However, Aegislash is the first Pokémon to have its base stats lowered in a generation after its introduction.
  • Shield Forme Aegislash has the highest base Special Defense stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.

Origin

Aegislash appears to be based on a possessed sword and shield. Its disposition to sense an owner's potential as leaders and kings seem to draw inspiration from the ideas of mythical swords of European legend, such as Durendal and Excalibur.

Name origin

Aegislash may be a combination of Aegis (Zeus's shield in Greek mythology) and slash.

Gillgard may be a combination of Gilgamesh or gild (to cover with a layer of gold), 斬る kiru (to slay with a blade) or kill, and guard.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ギルガルド Gillgard Possibly from Gilgamesh, 斬る kiru, kill, and guard
  French Exagide From Excalibur, Agiades, and Égide
  Spanish Aegislash Same as English name
  German Durengard From Durendal and garde
  Italian Aegislash Same as English name
  Korean 킬가르도 Kilgareudo From kil, Gilgamesh, guard, 가르다gareuda, and 도 (刀) do
  Cantonese Chinese 堅盾劍怪 Gīntéuhngimgwaai From gīn, téuhn, gim, and gwaai
  Mandarin Chinese 堅盾劍怪 / 坚盾剑怪 Jiāndùnjiànguài From 堅 / 坚 jiān, dùn, 劍 / 剑 jiàn, and guài


Shield Forme

Language Title
  Japanese シールドフォルム Shield Forme
Chinese Cantonese 盾牌形態 Téuhnpàaih Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 盾牌形態 / 盾牌形态 Dùnpái Xíngtài
  French Forme Parade
  German Schildform
  Italian Forma Scudo
  Korean 실드폼 Shield Forme
  Spanish Forma Escudo
  Thai ฟอร์มโล่

Blade Forme

Language Title
  Japanese ブレードフォルム Blade Forme
Chinese Cantonese 刀劍形態 Dōugim Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 刀劍形態 / 刀剑形态 Dāojiàn Xíngtài
  French Forme Assaut
  German Klingenform
  Italian Forma Spada
  Korean 블레이드폼 Blade Forme
  Spanish Forma Filo
  Thai ฟอร์มดาบ


Related articles

Notes

External links

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