Sirfetch'd (ネギガナイト Negiganaito) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Sirfetch'd resembles its pre-evolution, but its feathers have all turned white. The heavy leek it dragged along as Farfetch'd has turned into a sword, with parts of the leek peeling to make a tang and its leaves fusing into the blade. The sword's other end is tipped with an onion. It carries a shield made of leaves.

it is the only Pokémon able to use Meteor Assault.

Behavior

Sirfetch'd are calm, collected and noble knights who fight fair and square, so noble that they are chosen as a motif in ancient paintings, and the most famous one is about one battling against an Escavalier.

Sirfetch'd are also well-known for treasuring their irreplaceable leeks, even keeping them as a weapon for years. They will only retire completely from battles if their leeks wither.

It is also stated that the leeks are also used as food although it is unknown how this works with it.

Evolution

This Pokémon is the evolved form of Farfetch'd from the Galar region, evolving after successfully landing three Critical Hits in one battle without fleeing or fainting.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Evolve Galarian Farfetch'd

Max Raid Battle: Dusty Bowl, North Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness
Trade from Sword (Shield only)

Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Only Farfetch'd that have survived many battles can attain this evolution. When this Pokémon's leek withers, it will retire from combat.

  • Shield

    After deflecting attacks with its hard leaf shield, it strikes back with its sharp leek stalk. The leek stalk is both weapon and food.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
62
Atk
135
Def
95
Sp. Atk
68
Sp. Def
85
Speed
65
Total
510


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
1 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
1 First Impression Type Bug.gif Physical 90 100% 10
1 Peck Type Flying.gif Physical 35 100% 35
1 Sand Attack Type Ground.gif Status 100% 15
1 Leer Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
1 Fury Cutter Type Bug.gif Physical 40 95% 20
15 Rock Smash Type Fighting.gif Physical 40 100% 15
20 Brutal Swing Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 20
25 Detect Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 5
30 Knock Off Type Dark.gif Physical 65 100% 20
35 Defog Type Flying.gif Status 100% 15
40 Brick Break Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 15
45 Swords Dance Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
50 Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 80 75% 20
55 Leaf Blade Type Grass.gif Physical 90 100% 15
60 Final Gambit Type Fighting.gif Special ? 100% 5
65 Brave Bird Type Flying.gif Physical 120 100% 15
70 Meteor Assault Type Fighting.gif Physical 150 100% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM12 Solar Blade Type Grass.gif Physical 125 100% 10
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM30 Steel Wing Type Steel.gif Physical 70 90% 25
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status 100% 5
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM41 Helping Hand Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM42 Revenge Type Fighting.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM43 Brick Break Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM97 Brutal Swing Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR00 Swords Dance Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR13 Focus Energy Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR39 Superpower Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR50 Leaf Blade Type Grass.gif Physical 90 100% 15
TR53 Close Combat Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
TR57 Poison Jab Type Poison.gif Physical 80 100% 20
TR66 Brave Bird Type Flying.gif Physical 120 100% 15
TR85 Work Up Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR95 Throat Chop Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Sirfetch'd can learn, refer to Farfetch'd.


By tutoring

Sirfetch'd learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites


Trivia

  • Sirfetch'd has the largest separation from its pre-evolved form in the National Dex, with 782 Pokémon separating it from Farfetch'd.
  • Sirfetch'd was first revealed through a glitched rotated image released by the Pokémon Company on the Pokémon Sword and Shield official website in September 13, 2019, with its glitching being claimed as a technical problem caused by Rotom. It was later disclosed to the public in September 18, 2019.
  • Sirfetch'd and its pre-evolution, Farfetch'd, are the only Pokémon with an apostrophe (') in their name. They are also the only ones to be impossible to restore after renaming them.
  • It can be considered Cursola's counterpart for Sword. This is because they both evolve from Galar forms of formerly dual type Pokémon. Farfetch'd was originally normal/flying, while a regular Corsola was Water/Rock. Galarian Farfetch'd is pure Fighting while Galarian Corsola (Cursola's pre evolution) is pure Ghost.
  • Despite having "sir" in the name (a term used to refer to a male knight), Sirfetch'd can be male and female.
  • Sirfetch'd is the first Pokémon to involve a battle mechanic as part of its evolution method.

Origin

Sirfetch'd and its pre-evolved form Galarian Farfetch’d follow similar routes of King Arthur Pendragon, who was originally a regular peasant prior to becoming a noble warrior. Its leek, which now has a sharpened tip and a hilt, is similar to a sword, a weapon often used by knights. Sirfetch'd fighting Escavalier is a reference on how medieval knights were depicted as warriors who fought against giant snails in medieval paintings.

It is also inspired by the Japanese saying "葱が無いと", which explains why it retires after its leek withers.

It may also be worth noting that Lancelot of the King Arthur myths' nickname/alias, the white knight, may explain why it is white in colour.

Etymology

Sirfetch'd comes from sir, a royal term for a knight, and Farfetch'd.

Its Japanese name, Negiganaito, comes from negi (leek), giga- (a prefix meaning "big" or "billion"), and naito (a rough Japanese translation of knight). Its name is also a bunched version of the phrase negi ga nai to (must have a leek).

Names in other languages

  • English, Italian and Spainish: Sirfetch'd
  • French: Palarticho
  • German: Lauchzelot
  • Chinese: 葱游兵 (simplified), 蔥遊兵 (traditional)
  • Korean: 창파나이트

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