If you’ve read our 11 Pokemon that desperately need new evolutions article, or its sequel, 11 more Pokemon that desperately need new evolutions — you know that we’re damn near Darwinian when it comes to understatted Pokemon getting their fair shake through evolution.
Which is why the upcoming Farfetch’d evolution, Sirfetch’d, a Pokemon Sword exclusive warped our fragile little minds:
— BeanoBombo (@Yiszy1) September 18, 2019
— Teeg (@TeeKetch) September 18, 2019
— ☆ Siplick! @ JW Madrid B08 (@Siplick) September 18, 2019
THE JAPANESE TRAILER IS BETTER. OMG LOOK AT SIRFETCH'D pic.twitter.com/XcWC3aa20c
— Miraculous Maku (@RedMakuzawa) September 18, 2019
— Anett/Cecilia @Blue Lions (@AnettFukuhara) September 18, 2019
Sirfetch’d is a pure Fighting-Type Pokemon as opposed to Farfetch’d’s dual Normal/Flying type. He stands 2’7″ and weighs in at a whopping 257.9 pounds. According to the official Nintendo description, 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.”
Those who were worried Farfetch’d would eschew its trademark onion leek weapon, worry not. Sirfetch’d carries the signature weapon as well:
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.
As if Sirfetch’d wasn’t enticing enough already, the Onion Knight will be learning its very own exclusive Fighting-type move, Meteor Assault. “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.”
New Fighting-type Hyper Beam equivalent?
What do you think of brand-new Farfetch’d evoltuon, Sirfetch’d? Sound off in the comments.
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