In a special video release from Pokemon X and Y's director, Junichi Masuda, a brand new Pokemon was revealed yesterday! Introducing Steel/Ghost type Pokemon Honedge, who happens to be a floating sword possessed by a departed spirit. Rather than requiring arms, it uses the blue cloth wrapped around its hilt as deftly as any hands. I wouldn't shake its blue cloth though, as it's said to use it to drain energy with it.
We also learn one of Honedge's new moves, Sword Dance:
"Honedge can learn the attack Swords Dance, a Normal-type move. Swords Dance is a frenetic dance that uplifts the fighting spirit and sharply raises the user’s Attack stat. The effect can be increased by using this move multiple times in succession, helping Trainers who deploy this move at the beginning of a battle to overwhelm one opponent after another!"
Mr. Masuda spends a majority of the video discussions the setting of Pokemon X and Y, France, along with several points of inspiration the development team used in designing it. For instance, the theme of Pokemon X and Y is "Beauty," which is why they chose France in the first place. They also traveled to a handful of specific locations for research -- yes, the Eiffel tower is one of them.
Pokemon X and Y will be released globally, that's on the same day world-wide, on October 12 -- exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. Check out Mr. Masuda's video below, as well as pictures of Honedge in the gallery.