Nintendo, Game Freak, and The Pokemon Company have revealed a new Pokemon for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.
The new ‘mon is Sirfetch’d, an evolution of the classic bird pokemon Farfetch’d. The biggest difference with Sirfetch’d is that it wields an expanded, longer leek stalk as a weapon. It’s worth pointing out Sirfetch’d is exclusive to Pokemon Sword.
Featured above, you can view a new trailer. Here’s some new artwork and screenshots:
Here’s a rundown on the new pokemon:
Category: Wild Duck Pokémon
Weight: 257.9 lbs.
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.
In case you missed it, you can find our thorough hands-on preview for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield from this year’s E3 here.
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are both launching on November 15th, for Nintendo Switch.