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Pokemon X and Y's newest evolution is a double-edged sword

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The latest Pokemon to join the next entries in the franchise, Pokemon X and Y, is Doublade — an evolution of the sword-like Honedge, as revealed by a post today on Pokemon's official Facebook page.

According to the post, Doublade is a steel-and-ghost-type Pokemon weighing 9.9 lbs. and standing two feet, seven inches tall. Doublade is "capable of carrying out intricate attacks" by coordinating its twin blades via telepathic power. You can view the new Pokemon in the photo above.

Pokemon X and Y launch worldwide for Nintendo 3DS Oct. 12. For more on the game, check out our hands-on preview and interview with director Junichi Masuda. Nintendo and Game Freak recently revealed a large batch of new monsters in its latest trailer.