If anyone dares to grab its hilt, it wraps a blue cloth around that person’s arm and drains that person’s life energy completely.
– Pokemon Y Pokédex
Honedge has the (currently) unique (to its family) Steel/Ghost typing. Unfortunately it was a generation too late, as Steel no longer resist Dark and Ghost, making Honedge weak to Dark and Ghost.
Its Pokedex entry is kind of creepy (as most Ghost types are). I like how when Honedge was first revealed, there’s lots of fanart of people (like Link for example) using it as the sword, even though it would steal the wielder’s energy.
It has quite high Attack and Defense for a first form in a 3-stage evolution family, but at a cost of everything else.