Farfetch’d Finally Gets His Due in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

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As someone who has been playing the Pokémon series since it came to the West, I’ve grown rather fond of the strange ones, most notably duck pokémon Farfetch’d. There’s just something really appealing to me about the derpy and weird creatures in this series. And how can you not love Farfetch’d? He’s a duck that uses a leek stalk as a weapon. That’s beautiful on so many levels. But Farfetch’d always was just a little bit of a sad story. Sure his premise is great, but he never, EVER got an evolution. Well, that all finally changes in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Sirfetch'd | Boom

Farfetch’d in the Galar region can actually evolve into a brand spanking new form called Sirfetch’d! He’s basically the buff version of the original, but he also has a shield to complement his now massive leek lance to damage villainous pokémon (or so the story in my head goes). Also interesting, this form has transitioned from Normal / Flying to Fighting instead, and you can definitely see that in his knightly design. To read more details about the gallant new form of Farfetch’d, just check out the full press release below, as well as the snazzy reveal trailer!


NEW POKÉMON DISCOVERED IN THE GALAR REGION

New Pokémon Sirfetch’d Will Appear in Pokémon Sword

Bellevue, WA—September 18, 2019—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that a new Pokémon has been discovered in the Galar region: Sirfetch’d, the Wild Duck Pokémon. Sirfetch’d will appear in the highly anticipated upcoming video game, Pokémon Sword. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

Sirfetch’d
Category: Wild Duck Pokémon
Type: Fighting
Height: 2’7”
Weight: 257.9 lbs.
Ability: Steadfast

The Farfetch’d of the Galar region can evolve into Sirfetch’d after experiencing many battles. They are calm and collected, and they make a point of always battling fairly. They are so noble in battle that they are often chosen as a motif for paintings. Of particular note is a painting—famous in the Galar region—that depicts a duel between a Sirfetch’d and an Escavalier.

In battle, Sirfetch’d uses the sharp stalk of its leek as a lance and the thick leaves as a shield. It maintains this leek over the span of many years and treasures it more than anything. When its leek finally withers, Sirfetch’d will leave the battlefield and retire from battling entirely.

Meteor Assault is a new move introduced in these games that only Sirfetch’d can learn! Sirfetch’d points its leek at the opponent and charges toward them at great speed. This move is devastatingly powerful! However, it appears that the move also puts great strain on Sirfetch’d. It will be unable to take action immediately after using this move.

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.