Farfetch'd Is Getting A Region-Exclusive Evolution In Pokemon Sword & Shield
As teased, The Pokemon Company has revealed the identity of Pokemon Sword and Shied's mysterious, glitchy Pokemon. The company shared a brief trailer that revolves entirely around a new region-exclusive evolution of Farfetch'd called Sirfetch'd.
As its name suggests, Sirfetch'd appears to be based on a knight, and it is exclusive to Pokemon Sword. The leek it carries around as a Farfetch'd has turned into a lance and shield, which it attacks with during battle. It also appears to have a stern demeanor, as befitting a knight; in the trailer, Sirfetch'd looks humorously unamused when its trainer tries to play with it and even smacks the trainer with its lance. You can get a look at the new Pokemon below.
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The Pokemon Company shared a few more details about Sirfetch'd in a press release. It appears that Farfetch'd from the Galar region are able to evolve into the Pokemon "after experiencing many battles." As we previously learned, Sirfetch'd is a pure Fighting-type and has the Steadfast Ability, which increases its speed after flinching. It is also able to learn an exclusive new move called Meteor Assault, which unleashes a powerful attack with its lance but leaves it unable to move the following turn.
Farfetch'd isn't the only older Pokemon to receive a new, region-exclusive evolution in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The Galarian form of Linoone is able to evolve into a brand-new Pokemon named Obstagoon, which bears a striking resemblance to Kiss singer Gene Simmons. Weezing also has a great new Galarian form that has smokestacks that look like top hats. You can check out all the new Gen 8 Pokemon revealed so far in our gallery.
Pokemon Sword and Shield launch for Nintendo Switch on November 15, just a few days after Nintendo releases a special Pokemon edition Switch Lite. If you're interested in picking up the titles, be sure to check out our Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order guide.
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