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Sirfetch'd is an announced new Pokémon to appear in the upcoming eighth generation of main Pokémon games, Pokémon Sword and Shield. A fighting-type Pokémon, Sirfetch'd is a Galar-exclusive evolution of Farfetch'd, a dual normal and flying type introduced in the first generation of games. Sirfetch'd will be exclusive to Pokémon Sword. After the announcement of the Pokémon on September 18th, 2019, fans expressed their excitement and made jokes about its design.


On September 18th, 2019, The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel released a trailer introducing Sirfetch'd. The Pokémon shares a similar design to Farfetch'd, only colored white, given a more stern expression, and given a shield made out of a leaf. The description of Sirfetch'd in the trailer's description says, "Farfetch’d that inhabit the Galar region can evolve into Sirfetch’d after experiencing many battles." (shown below).

On the Pokémon website,[1] further descriptions for the Pokémon read:

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.


After the announcement, Pokémon fans were quick to express their excitement about Sirfetch'd. Twitter user @LauraKBuzz[2] tweeted "I love him already," gaining over 150 retweets and 680 likes (shown below, left). User @orcafall[3] tweeted fan art of the character, gaining over 290 retweets and 800 likes (shown below, right).

Bel J. @orcafall god he deserves the world and more #sirfetchd #PokemonSwordShield hey man DLAFALL 9:57 AM Sep 18, 2019 TweetDeck

Others made jokes about the new design. Twitter user @jzcamp[4] joked that it was "'You, sir, win the internet for today' in Pokémon form," gaining over 60 likes (shown below, left). User @UltimaShadowX[5] joked the Pokémon was literally an "Onion Knight," gaining over 90 retweets and 540 likes (shown below, right).

Zoe Camp @jzcamp "You, sir, win the internet for today" in Pokémon form 10:08 AM Sep 18, 2019 Twitter Web App Ultima @UltimaShadowx Sirfetch'd is an actual Onion Knight! Onion Knight 9:09 AM Sep 18, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

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Lulu @luulubuu If you fail to amuse sirfetchd they will straight up murder you PokénoN GIF 10:34 AM Sep 18, 2019 Twitter for Android cool bird online @slimebird IT WAS ME, SIRFETCHD 9:29 AM Sep 18, 2019 Twitter for Android Edible @colonvee sirfetch'd... 2'7" 257.9 lbs. Wild Duck Pokémon CATEGORY Fighting TYPE 2ירי HEIGHT 2579 lbs WEIGHT Steadfast ABILITY 10:08 AM Sep 18, 2019 Twitter Web App meaning machine @EricThurm the "have you no decency" Pokémon, SIRfetch'd 10:13 AM Sep 18, 2019 Twitter Web App kathruninks 2019

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[1] Pokemon – Sirfetch'd

[2] Twitter – Laurakbuzz

[3] Twitter – Orcafall

[4] Twitter – jzcamp

[5] Twitter – UltimaShadowX

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