As teased, The Pokemon Company has revealed the identity of Pokemon Sword and Shied's mysterious, glitchy Pokemon. 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 carries on as a Farfetch'd has turned into a lance and shield, which attacks it with during battle. It also appears to have a star demeanor, as befitting a knight; in the trailer, Sirfetch'd looks humorous when his trainer tries to play with it and even smacks the coach with his lance.
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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 flickering. Meteor Assault, which unleashes a powerful attack with its lance but leaves it is not the move to the next turn.
Farfetch'd is not the only older Pokemon to receive a new, region-exclusive evolution in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Pokemon named Obstagoon, which bears a striking resemblance to Kiss Singer Gene Simmons. Weezing also has a great new Galarian shape that has smokestacks that look like top hats. Pokemon Sword and Shield launch for Nintendo Switch on November 15, just a few days after Nintendo releases a special Pokemon edition Switch Lite. Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order guide.