When Sirfetch'd was announced, fans were excited to see the veteran Pokemon finally get an evolution. They also couldn't wait to catch the dashing duck once Pokemon Sword and Shield released. Now that time is upon us and players are likely wondering just how to add Sirfetch'd to their roster. Here's how to make that happen.
Before getting into the details on how to acquire Sirfetch'd, it is important first to note that players must first evolve it from a Galarian Farfetch’d. These can only be caught in the Pokemon Sword version of the game, so those with Shield will have to trade for theirs.
Catching a Farfetch'd
To capture a Galarian Farfetch’d, players will need to head over to Route 5. The process will require a bit of time and patience due to a low spawn rate of only five percent. However, thanks to the fact players can see the creature's model in the overworld, they can dash on over to it once it's in sight. Another place to look is in the Giant's Mirror zone of the Wild Area, as Farfetch’d will spawn there when the weather is overcast.
How to Evolve Farfetch'd Into Sirfetch'd
To evolve a Farfetch'd into a Sirfetch'd, players will need to get three critical hits with the Pokemon in one battle, which may prove to be easier said than done. One thing that will help immensely is the held item Leek, which raises the critical hit of Farfetch'd by a good amount if it is holding it. When catching a Galarian Farfetch’d, it has a 50% chance to be holding a Leek, so keep on trying until one is caught with this item in its wings. Leaf Blade, a grass-type move that crits more often, is another option, but it isn't learned by Farfetch'd until level 55.
Next, Pokemon Sword and Shield players will need to battle a trainer with a decent amount of Pokemon in his/her roster. This way there are plenty of chances to get critical hits. Once a player's Farfetch'd gets three critical hits in one battle, it will evolve into Sirfetch'd.
There are other Galarian versions of Pokemon worth seeking out as well, like Ponyta, which looks downright magical in this new region. Like many Pokemon, there is a requirement for locating a Galarian Ponyta as well, but it can only be found within copies of Pokemon Shield. Players with Sword will have to trade for it, which may make for the perfect opportunity to offer a Farfetch'd.
Much like Alolan forms, the Galar region has changed the looks of some older Pokemon. But it doesn't stop there because the region also affects the way certain Pokemon evolve. For example, Eevee is back with all of its evolutions. The way they each evolution looks remains the same, but how Leafeon and Glaceon evolve in Sword and Shield are slightly different.
Pokemon Sword is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.