After more than 20 years, Pokémon’s Farfetch’d is finally evolving…like a sir

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Sirfetchd

For more than two decades now, Farfetch’d has been nothing more than a notch in a pokedex that merely exists to be marked, an occasionally a homicidal duck who almost bludgeoned Ash to death with a leek once. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, one of the OG pocket monsters of the classic era of being superior like certain people never were before you, is finally getting some much needed love when players head to the Galar region.

Taking plenty of inspiration from its Britannia locale, Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Farfetch’d happen to be capable of evolving into a more chivalrous and knightly form, one where their mighty taste in vegetables allow them to bulk up and defend the land in the most noble of fashions. Like a sir! Or like a Sirfetch’d, because this latest Pokemon is pure class:

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.

Fun fact: Sirfetch’d are naturally weak against the apex predator of the neighboring region: Frenchfetch’d, who can use devastating insults to lower their morale. Or launch Miltanks at them from their castle fortifications. The Internet has naturally gone to town on this latest reveal that was officially leeked by Nintendo, with some results being truly hilarious:

Here’s the catch: Sirfetch’d will be exclusive to Pokemon Sword, so one of you buggers better trade me for him when the game is out in November. Talk about an Onion Knight, right Final Fantasy fans? SMASHING STUFF!

Last Updated: September 19, 2019

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