All About Farfetch’d Pokémon

Last Modified Jun 21, 2021 08:01 GMT

Generation 1 of the Pokemon games had a lot of simple yet stand-out Pokemon in its roster. One of these is the normal/flying type Farfetch’d, which is a simple bird design however its unique position of having no evolutionary family and a unique item devoted to it is strange, being that it was so simple.


Farfetch’d


About Farfetch'd


First appearance in animeIn the Pikachu short ‘Pikachu's Vacation’
First appearance in-gameRed and Blue
Region Kanto
Evolution None
Pokedex EntryThe stalk this Pokémon carries in its wings serves as a sword to cut down opponents. In a dire situation, the stalk can also serve as food. They use a plant stalk as a weapon, but not all of them use it in the same way. Several distinct styles of stalk fighting have been observed.


Farfetch'd Base Stats


HP52
Attack90
Defense55
Sp. Attack58
Sp. Defense62
Speed60


Galarian Farfetch’d Base Stats


HP52
Attack95
Defense55
Sp. Attack58
Sp. Defense62
Speed55


Appearance of Farfetch'd


Farfetch’d is simply a duck, its design doesn’t deviate at all when it comes to that fact. The one interesting part of its design is the green onions it holds in its mouth. This is in reference to the Japanese phrase which translates to ‘a duck comes bearing bunching onions’ which is a saying which refers to something happening which is surprising but convenient.


Appearance of Farfetch'd


Behavior of Farfetch'd


Farfetch’d is very attached to the onion stick it holds, as it comes from where they live. Farfetch’d live amongst stalks of these green onions and hide in them from predators, and when they are found, they use the stick to attack the aggressor. Farfetch’d will also use the stick as emergency rations however at the first chance it gets it will go find another one to replace it.


Strengths and Weaknesses


Farfetch'd has very standard typing, with lots of Pokemon, including itself, being the dual normal/flying type. It is strong against bug and grass type moves, taking half damage from them, and immune to ground and ghost type moves. Though it is weak to rock, electric, and ice type moves and will take double damage from them.


Galarian Farfetch'd


Galarian Farfetchd is the alternate Galar region form of Farfetch’d. Galarian Farfetchd is a fighting type as opposed to normal/flying and notably is black instead of brown, though it keeps almost the same shape as a normal Farfetch’d. The onion stalks in the Galar region also grow larger than in other regions so Galarian Farfetchd has adapted to suit them, becoming more confident and aggressive with their larger weapons. Unlike normal Farfetch’d, Galarian Farfetchd has an evolution, evolving into Sirfetch’d after landing three critical hits in one battle.


Galarian Farfetch'd


Best Moveset for Farfetch'd


All Out Attacker: While Farfetch’d isn’t the strongest Pokemon, when it is used in battle it can serve well as an attacking Pokemon. Its physical attack is its highest stat and with a few powerful moves like Brave Bird and Leaf Blade, Farfetch’d can deal quite a bit of damage.


First ImpressionLeaf Blade
Brave BirdKnock Off/Frustration/Swords Dance


Best Moveset for Farfetch'd


How to Catch Farfetch'd in Pokemon Go


Farfetch’d can be found in the wild in Pokemon Go. While it may seem like it will appear anywhere due to its normal typing, and that would be right, it has a higher chance to appear where flying types do, due to its dual typing. Search around farms, open fields, and parks for the highest chance to stumble upon this onion-bearing duck.


Video Guide



Trivia


Farfetch’d special item, the Stick or leek, causes it to land more critical hits, allowing Galarian Farfetch’d to evolve faster.


Farfetch’d and its Galarian form and evolution, are the only three Pokemon that have apostrophes in their names.


While it's not an impressive stat total, Farfetch’d has a base stat total of 377 and is the only pokemon with that total.


The Pokemon anime confirms that Farfetch’d are hunted and eaten and that this hunting is the cause of their rarity.


FAQs


Q. Does Farfetch’d evolve?


While Farfetch’d have no evolution, its Galarian form does, making it similar to Corsola, which does not evolve but also has a Galarian form evolution.


Q. Is Farfetch’d a rare Pokemon?


Farfetch’d is considered rare both in-game and in lore, both presumably due to its status as an endangered Pokemon.


Q. Why is Farfetch’d holding a leek?


Farfetch’d hold a leek for many reasons, its origin for one but also because it lives amongst those stalks and uses them to defend itself, build nests, as food, and many other things.


Conclusion


Farfetch’d may not be the best Pokemon but it is an interesting one and one that the games seem to want you to use. Even from its first appearance it is given through a trade, and now in its Galarian form, it has a fantastical and comical evolution which makes it even better on the battlefield.


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