Official artwork of HonedgeSteel Ghost

Honedge has a Max CP of 1571 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Snow and Fog weather, and it was originally found in the Kalos region. Shiny Honedge is not available in Pokémon GO.

Honedge is a Steel and Ghost-type Pokémon. Honedge is weak to Dark, Fire, Ghost, and Ground-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Dragon, Fairy, Fighting, Flying, Grass, Ice, Psychic, Rock, Steel, Bug, Normal, and Poison-type moves.


Max CP1571 CP
Attack135 ATK
Defense139 DEF
Stamina128 STA
Weather Boost
  • snowSnow
  • fogFog
ReleasedNo No
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance5 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#679
Height0.8 m
Weight2 kg
RegionKalos Generation 6
Can be tradedNot Allowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate10%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
75 Candy
75000 Candy

Honedge type chart

Takes increased damage
Takes decreased damage

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Honedge's best moves and move sets


Honedge's best Pokémon GO moveset is Fury Cutter and Iron Head, with 8.93 DPS (damage per second) and 136.4 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain and Snow weather.

Best Honedge moves
Weather Boost
  • rain
  • snow
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Honedge with its best moveset, we recommend to use Tackle/Iron Head. You will lose around 5.2% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Honedge's strongest moveset (Fury Cutter/Iron Head).

Honedge moves comparison

The following chart shows Honedge's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Honedge's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      Score 🔽
      1.BugFury Cutter SteelIron Head 8.93136.410.8
      2.NormalTackle SteelIron Head 8.46129.310.3
      3.BugFury Cutter SteelGyro Ball 8.39128.210.2
      4.NormalTackle SteelGyro Ball 8.11123.99.8

      Fast Attacks

      • BugFury Cutter3Damage6Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Fury Cutter
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • PsychicPsychic
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • GhostGhost
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Damage window0.1s - 0.4s
        Trainer Battles

        Fury Cutter has no special effects.
        See Fury Cutter details page ↗
      • NormalTackle5Damage5Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Tackle
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Tackle has no special effects.
        See Tackle details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • SteelIron Head60Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Iron Head
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Damage window1.3s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles

        Iron Head has no special effects.
        See Iron Head details page ↗
      • SteelGyro Ball80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Gyro Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Damage window3.0s - 3.3s
        Trainer Battles

        Gyro Ball has no special effects.
        See Gyro Ball details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Honedge has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Honedge Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Honedge's Max CP is at Level 50. Honedge Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP1571 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch556 CP - 595 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs742 CP - 794 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids742 CP - 794 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • snowSnow
      • fogFog
      927 CP - 993 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Honedge Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Honedge Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      119 CP261 CP3103 CP
      4145 CP5187 CP6229 CP
      7271 CP8313 CP9355 CP
      10397 CP11437 CP12476 CP
      13516 CP14556 CP15595 CP
      16635 CP17675 CP18715 CP
      19754 CP20794 CP21834 CP
      22873 CP23913 CP24953 CP
      25993 CP261032 CP271072 CP
      281112 CP291152 CP301191 CP
      311211 CP321231 CP331251 CP
      341271 CP351291 CP361310 CP
      371330 CP381350 CP391370 CP
      401390 CP411407 CP421425 CP
      431443 CP441461 CP451479 CP
      461497 CP471516 CP481534 CP
      491553 CP501571 CP

      Honedge evolution chart

      Thumbnail image of HonedgeHonedge
      • Candy Icon25 Candy
      Thumbnail image of DoubladeDoublade
      Thumbnail image of DoubladeDoublade
      • Candy Icon100 Candy
      Thumbnail image of AegislashAegislash
      • Honedge evolves into Doublade which costs 25 Candy.
      • Doublade evolves into Aegislash which costs 100 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Honedge


      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Honedge's Steel and Ghost-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Honedge.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega Gengar
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega Scizor
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega Aggron
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega Banette
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Honedge Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Honedge in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

                No Berry
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Honedge, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                Honedge family


                A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Honedge in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

                Thumbnail image of HonedgeHonedge
                Thumbnail image of DoubladeDoublade
                Thumbnail image of AegislashAegislash

                List of Honedge costumes


                A list of Honedge costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Honedge high resolution sprites


                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Honedge. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                Honedge Pokédex entries

                VersionsPokédex entry
                X, Omega RubyApparently this Pokémon is born when a departed spirit inhabits a sword. It attaches itself to people and drinks their life force.
                Y, Alpha SapphireIf anyone dares to grab its hilt, it wraps a blue cloth around that person’s arm and drains that person’s life energy completely.
                SwordHonedge’s soul once belonged to a person who was killed a long time ago by the sword that makes up Honedge’s body.
                ShieldThe blue eye on the sword’s handguard is the true body of Honedge. With its old cloth, it drains people’s lives away.