Pokemon Sword and Shield details new Pokemon Sirfetch’d

Farfetch'd gets an evolved form.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

The Pokemon Company has released new information, video, and screenshots of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield introducing new Pokemon Sirfetch’d, the first ever evolution for first generation Pokemon Farfetch’d.

Get the details below.

Sirfetch’d

  • Category: Wild Duck Pokemon
  • 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.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are due out for Switch on November 15.

Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

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