Announced on the Pokemon website, Sirfetch’d is said to be the result of Farfetch’d in the Galar region fighting through many battles. How it managed to find an amazing set of a lance and shield made from leeks remains to be seen. Being a fighting type, a total change from the normal/flying hybrid of Farfetch’d is a welcome one, as current Pokemon games already have an abundance of those.
Whilst its ability, Steadfast (speed boosts every time the Pokemon flinches), isn’t that impressive, Sirfetch’d looks to be a heavy hitter in terms of speed and attack stats; especially with its signature move: Meteor Assault. It literally jousts enemies with its leek-lance, following up with a large explosion because why not.
Along with its calm and lovingly smug personality, it’s part of the profile that the Pokemon website has set up for Sirfetch’d that will surely make all Nintendo Switch owners select the Sword version it’s exclusive to, instead of Shield.
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.
Let’s just say that if there are no elderly Sirfetch’ds who are sitting in some Pokemon retirement home; it’ll be a big waste of an opportunity. Nevetheless, just by looking at that dignified and righteous unibrow, this is by far the best reveal of the new Pokemon so far.
Pokemon Sword & Shield are launching on the Nintendo Switch on the 15th of November 2019. In the meantime, catch up on the other Pokemon that have been revealed and other features for the game on our official game page.