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Pokémon Go Galarian Farfetch'd evolution: How to catch and evolve a Galarian Farfetch'd into a Sirfetch'd

How to evolve the Galar variant of Farfetch'd.

Galarian Farfetch'd has finally gained the ability to evolve into Sirfetch'd in Pokémon Go.

While Galarian Farfetch'd is a Galar variant Pokémon, Sirfetch'd is a member of Gen 8 and can only be obtained by evolving a Galarian Farfetch'd.

Below you'll learn how to catch and evolve a Galarian Farfetch'd into a Sirfetch'd in Pokémon Go, so you can add another entry to your Pokédex.

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Galarian Farfetch'd and Sirfetch'd in Pokémon Go explained

Gen 1 Farfetch'd.

Galarian Farfetch'd made its first appearance in Pokémon Sword and Shield as one of the original 14 Galar variants - Pokémon from previous generations that have a different appearance and typing in the Galar region.

Regional variants made their first appearance in Gen 7 with the Alolan Pokémon.

Unlike a typical Gen 1 Farfetch'd, Galarian Farfetch'd are a fighting-type Pokémon and have the ability to evolve into Sirfetch'd, a Gen 8 Pokémon, through an interesting evolution in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

How to catch a Galarian Farfetch'd in Pokémon Go

Galarian Farfetch'd is currently part of the 7km egg pool.

You can find 7km eggs by opening gifts from friends as long you have a spare egg slot in your Pokémon Storage. It may take a while for you to hatch a Galarian Farfetch'd, so don't give up hope if you don't get one on your first couple of eggs.

Galarian Farfetch'd also appear in the wild during certain in-game events, such as the celebrations for the release of the Crown Tundra DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

How to evolve Galarian Farfetch'd into Sirfetch'd in Pokémon Go

To evolve a Galarian Farfetch'd into Sirfetch'd in Pokémon Go, you first need to have the Galarian Farfetch'd as your Buddy Pokémon.

Once you've done this, you'll need to collect 50 Farfetch'd Candy and make 10 Excellent throws while Galarian Farfetch'd is your Buddy Pokémon.

This may sound difficult, but, thankfully, you don't need to perform these Excellent throws in a row nor will the counter reset if you decide you don't want the Galarian Farfetch'd to be your Buddy for a while.

We recommend keeping an eye out for Pokémon with large catch circles, such as Mr. Mime or Wailmer, as it will make judging your throws far easier. You can also use Nanab Berries to slow a Pokémons movements, making it easier for you to land that Excellent throw.


Currently available is the Astral Eclipse event, which brings the A Cosmic Companion special research quest of the Season of Light to a close. You can also finally evolve Cosmoem into Solgaleo or Lunala! Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres.


Galarian Farfetch'd moveset in Pokémon Go explained

Here are the Fast and Charged moves Galarian Farfetch'd can use in Pokémon Go:

Fast Moves:

  • Fury Cutter (Bug)
  • Rock Smash (Fighting)

Charged Moves:

  • Brave Bird (Flying)
  • Brick Break (Fighting)
  • Leaf Blade (Grass)

Sirfetch'd moveset in Pokémon Go explained

Below you can find the Fast and Charged moves that Sirfetch'd can learn in Pokémon Go:

Sirfetch'd.

Fast Moves:

  • Counter (Fighting)
  • Fury Cutter (Bug)

Charged Moves:

  • Brave Bird (Flying)
  • Close Combat (Fighting)
  • Leaf Blade (Grass)
  • Night Slash (Dark)

Good luck training your Sirfetch'd!

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