I don’t always report on the new stuff going on with the upcominng Pokémon Sword and Shield games. There’s plenty of that out there. But I did want to spotlight the fact that one of the beloved first generation Pokémon (okay maybe that’s just me, but I was stoked to get it in Pokémon GO when Niantic put regional exclusive Pokémon in hatchable eggs) is finally getting an evolution.
Farfetch’d will have an evolution that only takes place in the Galor region.
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.
Very cool! Oh, and Sirfetch’d will be exclusive to the Pokémon Sword version of the game.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be released for the Nintendo Switch on November 15th.