Mysterious "glitched" Pokémon revealed for Pokémon Sword as Sirfetch’d

The announcement was very farfetch'd!

On September 13th, 2019, a "glitched" page opened up on the official Pokémon website with what appeared to be a new Galar Region Pokémon announcement for Sword and Shield. Now, details on this new mysterious glitched Pocket Monster have finally been revealed! Sirfetch'd is his name, and he will be exclusive to Pokémon Sword! As speculated, he is in fact the Galarian evolution of Farfetch'd. Check out the newly released trailer above and official details below!

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.

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.

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Top Rated Comment
Wed Sep 18 19 09:15am
Rating: 6

I guess you could say he was... leeked.

Don't think anyone's too surprised about this one. It was a cool mystery tease, but perhaps the idea would have been better kept for something more new.

Oh god he looks so smug. I love him!

Wed Sep 18 19 09:15am
Rating: 6

I guess you could say he was... leeked.

Under 3 feet tall and over 250lbs makes him a very chonky bird indeed.

I wonder what the Shield counterpart will be. Considering Sirfetch'd has a shield, will the Shield Version exclusive Pokémon have a sword?

I like to think that the version exclusives will be determined by the Attack and Defense stats and their special counterparts (because, you know... themes), and so far, that idea has held. The Deino and Jangmo-o lines are Sword-exclusive (very offensively-focused, Jangmo-o less so due to just being a Fighting-type) and the Larvitar and Goomy lines are Shield exclusive (both are very defensive-focused). Probably should look at those and then try and find another evolution-less Pokemon in the Pokedex that could fit (maybe Corsola or Cryogonal).

Thu Sep 19 19 08:08am
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But it seems Sirfetch'd has both a sword and shield, though?

EDIT: Or is that supposed to be a lance? He seems to both thrust it and swing it in attacks, so I can't tell anymore

Now there's a Pokemon whose very-definitely-not-compensating-for-something.


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