Pokémon Sword and Shield: How to find a Galarian Farfetch'd and evolve it to a Sirfetch'd!

Sirfetch'd in Pokémon Sword
Sirfetch'd in Pokémon Sword (Image credit: iMore)

If you've been dying to get your hands on a Farfetch'd for the Galar region, you may have noticed it can be a little tricky to find one. What's more, evolving a Farfetch'd into the awesome sword-and-shield-wielding Sirfetch'd take a bit of knowledge and luck.

While you can only find a Galarian Farfetch'd in Pokémon Sword, you can always get the Pokémon via trade in Pokémon Shield as well. Here's where you can find a Galarian Farfetch'd and how to evolve it into a Sirfetch'd!

Where to find a Galarian Farfetch'd in Pokémon Sword

The Galar version of Farfetch'd will only pop up in two places in the wild in Pokémon Sword and the spawn rates are pretty low, so if you want to catch one, you'll likely need to search for a while to get the chance to catch one.

The easiest place to get one is on Route 5, which is the road that leads out of Turffield (pictured below on the left), and I had the most success finding Farfetch'd in the patches of grass by the pond (pictured below to the right). You should be able to find a Galarian Farfetch'd anywhere n Route 5; however, remember that the spawn rate is pretty low. The good news is if one does spawn, you'll always see it walking around the map, it won't spawn as a random encounter.

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This isn't the only place you can find a Farfetch'd in Galar, you can also find one in the Giant's Mirror area inside the Wild Area (pictured below); however, Pokémon found there will be a pretty high level, so you likely won't be able to catch one in the Giant's Mirror for quite some time.

How to evolve a Galarian Farfetch'd into a Sirfetch'd in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Unlike other Pokémon that need to reach a certain level, use an item, or be traded to evolve, the Galar region Farfetch'd is a Fighting-type Pokémon that prides itself on its battle skills. The only way a Farfetch'd will evolve to a Sirfetch'd is if Farfetch'd lands three critical hits in one battle.

After doing so, you'll get the prompted that your Farfetch'd is evolving and be a proud owner of a Sirfetch'd.

A couple of tips

Landing three critical hits in one battle can be a little tricky, and while there's no foolproof way to do it, here's a couple of quick tips you can use to give yourself a better chance.

Look for a Farfetch'd with the "Leek" item

Sometimes, a wild Farfetch'd may be carrying the Leek held item. This greatly increases the chance of Farfetch'd landing a critical hit, so if you're looking for Farfetch'd, try to catch multiple ones until you get one that has the Leek item.

Battle a trainer with multiple Pokémon

The chances of you being able to get three critical hits against a random Pokémon in the wild are pretty slim. Battle a trainer with multiple Pokémon and keep attacking with Farfetch'd to give yourself the best shot.

Teach Farfetch'd Focus Energy using TR13

Focus Energy is a move you can teach certain Pokémon, which increases the likelihood of landing critical hits. The good news is you can grab TR13, which contains Focus Energy, pretty early on.

If you talk to the guy who runs the record store in Motostoke (pictured below), he will give you TR 13 for free!

Record store in Motostoke in Pokémon Sword (Image credit: iMore)

Just remember that a TR can only be used once, so if you do use it to teach Focus Energy to your Farfetch'd, you won't be able to teach it to another Pokémon.

Any Questions?

Anything else you want to know about catch Farfetch'd and getting a Sirfetch'd on your team? Let us know in the comments below.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

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