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23 years later, OG Pokémon Farfetch'd gets a new evolution

No longer just a leek.

After a brief tease last week, the new evolution for leek-wielding duck Pokémon Farfetch'd has finally been unveiled.

It's named Sirfetch'd and will debut in this year's upcoming Pokémon games as a new Galar region evolution.

The vegetable-wielding knight is a version exclusive to Pokémon Sword. He'll evolve from Farfetch'd "after experiencing many battles".

Farfetch'd is one of the Pokémon series' original 151 monsters, and has become something of a fan favourite. In Pokémon Go, it is the regional critter for Pokémon's home country of Japan.

A Farfetch'd evolution has long been on the cards. Artwork for an early design was one of many extra evolutions created for Pokémon Gold and Silver that were eventually dropped before release. Images of these long-forgotten designs appeared online last year. Many have now been incorporated into later generations, while others still lie unreleased. Perhaps more will launch - presumably Pokémon Shield will be getting an equivalent version exclusive too?

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