Secret Sword (move)

Secret Sword
しんぴのつるぎ Secret Sword
Secret Sword IX.png
Secret Sword IX 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  85
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Secret Sword (Japanese: しんぴのつるぎ Secret Sword) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Keldeo.

Effect

Secret Sword inflicts damage. Despite being a special move, Secret Sword uses the target's Defense instead of its Special Defense to calculate damage. Due to being a special move, it activates Mirror Coat (not Counter), has its damage reduced by Light Screen (not Reflect), activates the Maranga Berry (not the Kee Berry), etc. If used by a Pokémon with Sharpness, its power is increased by 50%.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Secret Sword cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

In Versions 1.0 to 2.0.2 of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Secret Sword could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 3.0.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Other effects

If Keldeo is taught Secret Sword between Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it will change into Resolute Form. If it forgets Secret Sword, it returns to Ordinary Form. Keldeo taught Secret Sword in Pokémon Black and White remain in Ordinary Form in other games.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield onwards, Keldeo changes form when it learns Secret Sword. Keldeo in its Ordinary Form with Secret Sword will change to Resolute Form when it is in the party and either a battle ends or a move is taught to any Pokémon in the party.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShLA
The user cuts with its long horn. The odd power contained in the horn does physical damage to the target.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user cuts with its long horn. The odd power contained in the horn deals physical damage to the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0647    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Secret Sword to a Keldeo. In some cases, Keldeo can learn the move when brought to certain locations under certain conditions. The Move Tutors are:

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
0647    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Secret Sword inflicts damage. Despite being a special move, Secret Sword uses the target's Defense instead of its Special Defense to calculate damage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 19 99 16 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Secret Sword
★★★★
Attack power 43.12932
Charge time 0.6 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 4 160 192 100% An opponent Deals damage based on the target's Defense rather than Sp. Def. Diantha (Special Costume) & Keldeo*

Super Smash Bros. series

 
Keldeo using Secret Sword in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

Resolute Form Keldeo appears as a Poké Ball summon in both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. It slashes opponents with Secret Sword.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Keldeo returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining its behavior from the previous game.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI This is a special move, but it does physical damage to a target.*
 UNUSED*
SMD This is a special move, but it does physical damage to an enemy.*
It damages an enemy. This move is a special attack, but the enemy's Defense stat determines damage instead of its Sp. Def stat.*


In the anime

 
Resolute Form Keldeo


The user attacks using its long horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Resolute Form Keldeo's body glows yellow, and a giant yellow blade of energy forms from its horn. Resolute Form Keldeo then uses the blade to slice or stab the opponent.
Keldeo (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice Debut


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 神秘之劍 Sàhnbei-jī Gim
Mandarin 神秘之劍 / 神秘之剑 Shénmì-zhī Jiàn
  French Lame Ointe
  German Mystoschwert
  Italian Spadamistica
  Korean 신비의칼 Sinbi-uikal
  Polish Sekretny Miecz
Portuguese   Brazil Espada Secreta
  Portugal Espada Mística
Spanish   Latin America Espada Secreta
  Spain Sable Místico*
Sablemístico*


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.