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Aegislash
Aegislash
Classification Royal Sword
Type Ghost/Steel
Implied Gender Male
Style Technique
HP 510
Synergy Gauge Size 200cc
Stance Effects High: Recharges shield and charges synergy

Low: Avoids High and Low attacks

Unlockability Purchased as Downloadable Content
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Aegislash is a Ghost/Steel-type Pokémon native to the Kalos Region, and made its debut in Pokémon X and Y, and is known as the Royal Sword Pokémon. It is the first Battle Pokémon to be added to Pokkén Tournament DX post-launch, being revealed in a Nintendo Direct Mini on January 11th, 2018, and first becoming available as part of Wave 1 of the Pokkén Battle Pack on January 31st, 2018.

Overview Edit

Aegislash is listed as a Technique-style Battle Pokemon, boasting impressive damage and formidable defenses thanks to it's Stance switching mechanic, which references the main series titles as it is Aegislash's main gimmick. High level play has shown that this character is indeed one of the best in the roster, as it introduces many mechanics no other Battle Pokemon has seen before. Aegislash also brings with him a variety of moves that benefit from Just Frames.

There are a number of mechanics Aegislash has at his disposal, such as being able to give himself Attack buffs upon leaving Shield Stance, owning a parry, giving him the ability to perform extra hits on moves or allowing weak attacks to deal slight bits of chip damage, as well as give him a somewhat easier time when fighting an opponent in Burst Mode. Coupled with good frame data, long range, and ways of dealing with different playstyles while conforming to his own, Aegislash surely is a cut above the rest.

However, no character is without faults. Aegislash is heavily momentum-based, and while this means Aegislash can end matches in mere moments due to his high damage output, he himself is quite frail, only having 510 HP, which is the 2nd lowest HP count in the game. Aegislash is also entirely reliant in setting himself up for his Attack buffs; without it, his moves become incredibly weak and some are even outright worse when blocked, causing him to bounce off of the shield in recoil.

Special Characteristics Edit

Aegislash is able to switch between a Shield stance and Sword stance, granting access to a second move pool. Shield stance seems to focus more on a ranged, zoning, and "out of my face" playstyle whereas Sword stance allows Aegislash a more aggressive and space heavy playstyle. During Shield stance Aegislash has incredibly reduced movement speed and will automatically trigger King's Shield upon being hit, but constantly has counter armor, leaving Aegislash prone to critical grab attacks.

When switching from Shield stance to Sword stance Aegislash will gain an attack buff, the duration changes depending on which action you used to switch stance: Side/forward/backstep = 3 sec, jump = 7 sec, pokemon moves = 9 sec. Buffs on Aegislash allow access to more devastating attacks, namely (during Sword stance) 5a and 4x. The buff will also cause Aegislash's lights attacks, such as 5y, to deal chip damage.

Aegislash has the unique trait of being incapable of recharging it's shield over time, and instead requires to hold his high stance to be able to charge it. It appears to charge in bursts, completely recharging (from no charge) after 3 bursts, a burst is indicated by the glowing effect shown on Aegislash's shield. It also simultaneously charges the synergy bar, but at an incredibly slow rate. Aegislash's inability to recharge shield also occurs in field phase.

A unique ability to Aegislash is Parry, by pressing shield and forward simultaneously Aegislash will bash his shield forward, giving a very short window to counter attacks (Not projectiles) but rather than immediately launching a counter attack it places the opponent in a brief hitstun, allowing Aegislash a chance to choose a followup combo.

Aegislash's Shield Stance involves a reliance on long-range projectiles. Furthermore, in this stance, Aegislash loses the ability to Guard entirely. However, in exchange, it gains armor against incoming attacks that is always active, regardless of button inputs. It appears the armor in question is Counter Armor, and so presumably it will still be overcome by Grab Attacks.

Dash stepping out of Shield stance will cause Aegislash to become invisible, becoming invincible until reappearing.

Synergy Burst Edit

Aesthetics Edit

Aegislash's body becomes a completely shinier version of his regular body, giving off glowing golden sparkles. All accents given to his moves and his body when he has a buff is present as well. Fury Cutter gains blue, green, purple, and pink traces as Aegislash swings, as does Gyro Ball while he spins. An activated King's Shield gives him a green, purple, and pink aura momentarily.

Character-Specific Burst Mode Effects Edit

  • Upon activating Burst, Aegislash gains accessibility to all of his enhanced moves, even without an Attack buff. Leaving Shield Stance still grants him an attack buff, however.

Burst Attack - Underworld Ruler Edit

Aegislash initiates its Burst Attack

Aegislash's Burst Attack is a Counter-Attack that begins with Aegislash reverting to Shield Stance, then plunging the tip of its blade into the ground and firing a long-range purple energy beam from its shield. Should the beam connect, the Burst Attack begins.

Aegislash then summons golden stones that envelop the opponent in a sphere. After this, its eye flashes red and a shadowy hand equips Aegislash's blade while another holds its shield. Aegislash then extends and glows gold with sparks coming from its hilt, before being swung downward and bisecting the sphere to deal damage..

Aegislash prepares to launch its Burst Attack
Following the use of this Burst Attack, Aegislash switches to Blade Stance and gains an Attack Buff, regardless of whether or not it hits the opponent.

Aegislash has 2 different methods of landing it's Synergy burst attack, depending on which stance it is currently in. Sword stance will call down a series of ghost swords that spin in a circle around Aegislash. Shield stance will cause Aegislash to fire a laser from it's shield, this move hits across the field. any more than ~10m will still cause a hit but will not trigger the full Synergy burst attack.

It is worth noting that a Shield stance synergy burst attack will deal 220 damage, 10 damage more than the Sword stance synergy burst attack at 210.

Move List Edit

This is Aegislash's full moveset. Damage numbers still need to be added.

Note: Enhanced variations of moves occur when Aegislash has at least one positive buff.

Move

Type

Button

Input

Description
Grab

Attack

Y+B
Counter

Attack

X+A Can be cancelled with a direction and R
FIELD PHASE ONLY
Ranged

Attacks

Y Slices the air, sending an orange energy wave, then slices

the air again in a V formation, sending out another taller energy

wave.

The first slice can be cancelled with a Pokemon move or with R.

Cancelling with R results in shifting into Shield Stance.

The enhanced versions are faster and has a longer range.

Side

Ranged

Attacks

Side+Y Aegislash swings his whole body around in the desired direction,

then follows up the attack with the V slash. However, if you do not have a buff, Aegislash will bounce off of shields harmlessly, unable to follow up with the V slash.

Can be cancelled with a Pokemon move, with back Y, or with a direction + R.

The direction + R cancel results in a dash.

Forward

Ranged

Attack

Forward+Y Slices the air in a V formation, sending out an energy wave. shifting phases if it successfully lands.

The enhanced version travels faster and farther.

Backwards

Ranged

Attack

Backwards+Y Aegislash swings his whole body upwards. However, if you do not have a buff, Aegislash will bounce off of shields harmlessly, unable to follow up with the second Y input.
Jumping

Ranged Attack

Jump, Y Aegislash swings his whole body around in the air, travelling in an oval-esque formation before returning to his starting point. Can be cancelled with jA or jX.
Homing Attack X, X, X The first hit can be cancelled into a Pokemon move or with R. Cancelling with R results in shifting into Shield Stance. Breaks shields and counters when fully charged.
Jumping Attack B, X Aegislash performs a directly vertical dive-kick of sorts, smashing into the ground releasing energy waves. The enhanced version results in a larger energy wave.
DUEL PHASE ONLY (Click here to go to Duel Phase Input Notation Page)
Weak Attacks 5Y, Y, Y, Y Aegislash punches three times before using Fury Cutter. Can be cancelled into Pokemon moves at any time during the combo. Inputting nothing at the third Y will result in Aegislash shifting into Shield Stance.
Forward Weak Attack 6Y Aegislash thrusts himself forward, then swipes with his elbows. Holding forward after the first Y can elongate the time needed for the second Y's input.
Backward Weak Attack 4Y Aegislash swipes his body upward with great speed, covering a lot of distance. Breaks grabs. However, if you do not have a buff, Aegislash will bounce harmlessly off of shields.
High Stance Weak Attack 8Y Aegislash leaps into the air, spinning around and causing a whirlwind-like effect all around him. This move has counter properties, and finishing the move will shift you into Shield Stance.
Low Stance Weak Attack 2Y, X Aegislash jabs at the ground. Breaks grabs. Pressing X will cause a second swipe upwards, while adopting counter properties similar to 8Y. Finishing the move will shift you into Shield Stance.
Midair Weak Attack jY, Y/X Aegislash tosses his shield like a boomerang. Pressing Y before the shield begins it's return will cause it to fly upwards, dragging a hit opponent with it, while pressing X causes Aegislash to fly towards the shield with great speed. Finishing jY, X will shift you into Shield Stance.
Strong Attack 5X Aegislash swings himself around like a boomerang before returning to his starting position. Can be cancelled with a Pokemon move, another Strong attack, or R.
Forward Strong Attack 6X, X Aegislash jabs forward with his body, covering great distance. Should the attack land successfully, pressing X again will make him swipe again.
High Stance Strong Attack 8X Slams his shield into the ground after a short windup, causing a mini-shockwave around him. Breaks grabs.
Backwards Strong Attack 4X Aegislash swipes his body through the air. The enhanced version releases a tall wave of energy, however it also shortens the timer of whatever buff he currently has. Both Aegislash's swipe and the wave of energy breaks counters.
Low Stance Strong Attack 2X Aegislash spins himself along the ground. The enhanced version leaves behind a trail of energy that can hit opponents for some light damage.
Midair Strong Attack jX Aegislash performs a directly vertical dive-kick of sorts, smashing into the ground releasing energy waves. The enhanced version results in a larger energy wave.

Aegislash's Shield Stance Edit

Aegislash's aforementioned Shield Stance brings about an entirely new moveset. All moves performed (except for the listed moves) have counter armor. As such, Shield Stance lacks a grab attack or a dedicated counter attack (Y+B or X+A respectively). While in Shield Stance, Aegislash also cannot block or jump. Pressing R will result in Aegislash fading away temporarily before reappearing in Sword Stance. You can influence his distance with a direction. Pressing B will cause him to hop out of Shield Stance.

Move

Type

Button

Input

Description
FIELD PHASE ONLY
Ranged

Attack

Y Aegislash fires 3 small pellets. Can press R and a direction after completing the move to perform a dash.
Side

Ranged

Attack

Side+Y Aegislash reflects a beam off his shield. Enemies hit are stunned. Can be charged. Can press R and a direction after completing the move to perform a dash.
Forward

Ranged

Attack

Forward+Y Aegislash spins himself around, firing a massive barrage of pellets in a thin beam.
Backward Ranged Attack Backward+Y Aegislash fires a beam from his eye diagonally upward. Can press R and a direction after completing the move to perform a dash.
Homing Attack X, X The first hit can be cancelled into a Pokemon move, R, or B. Breaks shields and counters when fully charged.
DUEL PHASE ONLY (Click here to go to Duel Phase Input Notation Page)
Weak

Attack

5Y Aegislash fires a midrange beam out of his eye toward the ground. Can be cancelled into a Pokemon move or R.
Forward Weak

Attack

6Y Aegislash spins and fires 3 small pellets from his shield, akin to his weak attack in Field Phase.
Backward Weak

Attack

4Y Aegislash fires a beam out of his eye diagonally upwards. Can be cancelled with R.
Strong

Attack

5X Aegislash flips around, swinging his bottom into the air. Breaks grabs. Can be cancelled into a Pokemon move or R.
Forward Strong Attack 6X Aegislash leaps out of his shield and performs a karate chop. The distance can be influenced. Breaks grabs.

Pokemon Moves Edit

Button

Inputs

Name Description
SWORD STANCE ONLY
A Fury Cutter Aegislash swipes once through the air. When enhanced, this move allows for two more swipes, as well as letting him cancel with a downward swipe with X that breaks counters.
Forward + A Iron Head Aegislash rears back and then lunges forward head-first, covering great distance. Can be charged, and breaks counters if done so. Can be canceled before or after the move comes out with R, resulting in immediately switching to Shield Form upon release of the A button or after the move is finished.
Back + A King's Shield Aegislash counters, preparing his shield. If he is hit, then he retaliates with a massive blast from his shield, stunning and inflicting an Attack debuff on the target. If King's Shield does not get attacked, he merely flips into Shield Stance after a delay.
Midair A Gyro Ball Aegislash spins around rapidly. If the opponent has a speed buff while Aegislash doesn't, or if Aegislash has a speed debuff and the opponent doesn't, the move is much stronger and the animation is more intense.
Burst Attack (L+R while in Burst Mode) Underworld Ruler Aegislash jams himself into the ground, summoning a ring of blades that spin around him. Breaks counters. One use per Synergy Burst
SHIELD FORM ONLY
A Shadow Sneak Aegislash releases a shadow that tracks the opponents location. Can be charged. If charged, the shadow moves along the ground faster and can break counters. Shifts into Sword Stance upon completion.
Forward + A Flash Cannon Aegislash fires a semi-thick beam from his shield after a short windup. Breaks counters.
Backwards + A Sacred Sword Aegislash quickly swipes around in the area in front of him, shifting into Sword Stance and leaving a cloud of mist that persists for a while. Should Aegislash re-enter Shield Stance while the mist is active, it will detonate.
Burst Attack (L+R while in Burst Mode) Underworld Ruler Aegislash jams himself into the ground and fires a thin but seemingly infinitely-ranged beam from his shield. Breaks counters. One use per Synergy Burst.

Version History Edit

Version 1.2 Edit

  • ▲ Added to the game

Version 1.3.1 Edit

  • ▲ Increased the active counter frames on forward dash.
  • ▲ 6y now avoids high attacks.
  • ▼ Parry now has 20% scaling.

Version 1.3.2 Edit

  • ▲ Can now change trajectory of jX.
  • ▲ 6y can now be delayed by holding forward.
  • ▲ Increased amount of Synergy gained from up stance.
  • ▼ Slightly reduced the timer for all self-imposed attack buffs.
  • ▼ Iron Head's hitbox is changed to a mid-high, allowing it to be anti-aired.
  • ▼ King's Shield now has less invincibility frames upon activation.
  • ▼ 4y now no longer makes Aegislash airborne, meaning he cannot fall out of combos if he gets hit during the move. This also means 4y no longer triggers Rotom, which can be seen as a buff.
  • ▼ Using enhanced 4x now reduces the timer of whatever buff Aegislash currently has.

Trivia Edit

  • When Aegislash calls a Support Pokemon, it poses upright while holding its shield behind its back, and resting its other arm over its chest. This is reminiscent of the posture knights have been depicted to adopt when standing in front of the royals they serve.
Aegislash Support Pokemon Stance

Aegislash's Support Pokemon summoning pose.

  • This is the first instance in which Aegislash has been shown to perform attacks from its eye.
  • In the Pokemon XY&Z Anime, Aegislash's only appearance indicates that it has a metallic-sounding voice. While it is not exactly the same, Aegislash's voice in Pokken shares the metallic hum despite having a deeper voice, and instead attempts to replicate sounds of swords clanking or metal shining as opposed to calling it's own name.
  • Aegislash is Pokken Tournament DX's first DLC character.
  • Currently, at the time of this edit, Aegislash is the only Battle Pokemon in Pokken Tournament DX with a parry mechanic.
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