As speculated previously, the new Pokémon teased for Pokémon Sword and Shield is Sirfetch’d, a new evolution of Farfetch’d. It appears Farfetch’d in Galar evolve into Sirfetch’d after completing several battles, but exact details are not yet known.
It is exclusive to Pokémon Sword. It’s far heavier than regular Farfetch’d, likely due to its shield – a whopping 117 kg! It also has a special attack called Meteor Assault that has large power, but requires Sirfetch’d to recharge after using. It is a pure Fighting type, and has the Ability Steadfast.
Only Farfetch’d that have survived many battles can attain this evolution. When this Pokémon’s leek withers, it will retire from combat.
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.
What do you think of the new Farfetch’d evolution, Sirfetch’d?