Farfetch’d, the leek-carrying bird pal that’s been around since the original Pokémon games, is finally getting an evolution of his own. His buff new form, appearing exclusively in Pokémon Sword, is called Sirfetch’d, and the internet has some thoughts about this smug bird knight.
According to the official Sword and Shield website, Sirfetch’d is incredibly noble, to the point that “they are often chosen as a motif for paintings.”
They fight until their leek finally withers, retiring after they’ve lost their veggie weapons. Farfetch’d is notoriously weak as a Pokémon, and as other Pokémon continued to get new evolutions beyond their debut generations, fans wondered if the Wild Duck Pokémon would ever get one of its own to make it more viable in battles.
Sirfetch’d keeps his impressive eyebrows and gains a literal sword and shield — perfect fodder for emotional internet reactions and fanart. Of course, the fact that the Pokémon had been rumoured (and leeked) for a while means there was time to prepare for this reveal. Behold:
— Krandon Creations - Commissions open! ???????? (@KrandonCreation) September 18, 2019
— ???? Kathryn Inkson ???? (@Kathryninks) September 18, 2019
he’s here! he’s real! it’s sirfetch’d! pic.twitter.com/2LuAMnhe2x
— ✩°｡ mana ✩°｡ (@mana_chan__) September 18, 2019
— Bel J. ???? (@orcafall) September 18, 2019
— ☆ Siplick! @ JW Madrid B08 (@Siplick) September 18, 2019
Oh my god I can't believe he's actually called Sirfetch'd pic.twitter.com/wu9HnShZ2v
— Ama (@nekoama) September 18, 2019
— DuSablier (@DuSablier) September 18, 2019
#Sirfetchd I mean... You've gotta love him...and that NAME. Sirfetch'd.
Stunning. Pokemon you've done it again. pic.twitter.com/hVAT3Tp1gB
— Aviakey (@aviakey) September 18, 2019
You know I'll drop everything to draw new Pokemon stuff.
really like Sirfetch'd's design even if the eyes do creep me out a little.
... okay they creep me out a lot#PokemonSwordandShield pic.twitter.com/2LSp82Rdy7
— Michael-H-Art (@Michael_H_Art) September 18, 2019
Saw the "Sirfetch'd" #pokemon thing. Took a shot at doodling it. Fingers crossed that poor bastard Farfetch'd gets an evolution of some sort. Been needing it since Red and Blue. pic.twitter.com/UQQufA5zNO
— Lou (@LouTwoShoes) September 17, 2019
— Bel J. ???? (@orcafall) September 18, 2019
— -NEON- (@NE_0_N) September 18, 2019
— Remiwing ⚓️ (@AnchorSaturn_) September 18, 2019
— Eledora (@GreenleafJr) September 18, 2019
Sirfetch'd (Alolan Form) pic.twitter.com/9ZTDsnIrha
— Sejun Park (@pokemon_tcg) September 18, 2019
Size of leek
— Ana Díaz (@AnaLikesPikachu) September 18, 2019
— KHBlacky97 (@KHBlacky97) September 18, 2019
Sirfetch'd (Pokemon Sword & Shield, 2019) pic.twitter.com/98H2paHC3n
— Skye (@SkyeLvl1) September 18, 2019
Leaked image of the new Farfetch'd evolution, Sirfetch'd, from Pokemon Sword and Shield pic.twitter.com/Vwnuyf4Wc9
— Hiero (@Gourgeist) September 13, 2019
Every time I see Sirfetch'd I feel like he just chortles "knave" in my general direction and it's bringing me down pic.twitter.com/C170iBVFvg
— Chakra-X (@ChakraXcartoons) September 18, 2019
— Farmer Charlie???????? (@EmoFarming) September 18, 2019
Sirfetch'd is an actual Onion Knight! pic.twitter.com/FDVAkD5I3z
— Ultima (@UltimaShadowX) September 18, 2019
Trainer: ok sirfetch’d time to play!
Sirfetch’d: fucking stabs you pic.twitter.com/SED8WWnKdJ
— Roscoe (@fluzzard24) September 18, 2019
— viki (@casualrabbit) September 13, 2019
Sirfetch'd is a smug looking little shit LOL pic.twitter.com/nRLhHUFUo6
— JD (@ayeJDaye) September 18, 2019
"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." pic.twitter.com/tc97yB34D8
— ⚔️ PLDH ???? (@PLDHnet) September 18, 2019
IT WAS ME, SIRFETCHD pic.twitter.com/NgdrdZORBw
— cool bird online (@sIimebird) September 18, 2019
I cannot believe we have gone from “hello it is nice to finally meet you sir” to “your daughter calls me daddy too” pic.twitter.com/DDktsENNsP
— half shaved dog but in reverse (@Sparklykiss) September 18, 2019
Sirfetch'd: I beseech you, thy honorable servant. I have had much of this delicious treat, but I wish not for more!
Me: sure you little weirdo, keep eating
— Level 20 Vorelock (@StuffedSerpent) September 18, 2019
My reaction to Sirfetch'd: pic.twitter.com/uMqifwAOKs
— Matt McMuscles (@MattMcMuscles) September 18, 2019
Congratulations to Sirfetch'd for joining Pokémon! When I'm President, you have an open invitation to meet with me in the White House.
— Ace Watkins (@GamerPres2020) September 18, 2019
Happy Knifeduck Day, indeed. There’s still questions to be answered. If Sirfetch’d is a knight, does that make him a cop? Why does his outline match up so well to the notorious glitched pokémon Missingno? These aren’t real questions and I’m mostly making them up, but maybe we’ll get answers. For now, we can all bond in our shared appreciation of this buff duck lad.