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Farfetch’d can finally evolve in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 17/Sep/2019 14:46 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 14:07

by David Purcell


A brand new Galar Region Pokemon has been revealed for the upcoming Sword and Shield video games, putting an end to a series of cryptic teases. Farfetch’d is finally getting an evolution. 

There had been a number of new additions to the Pokedex confirmed already, including Cramorant and Polteageist from September’s Nintendo Direct, but still there had been a number of hints dropped about another research update was coming soon. 

After what was made to seem like several ‘glitched’ attempts of unveiling new Galar Region Pokemon, on September 18 developers revealed the reason behind the technical problems they had been experiencing was simply a pesky Rotom getting in the way of everything! 

Pokemon TVRotom is an electric/ghost type Pokemon which can transform into electrical appliances.

With that minor detail out of the way, the official Pokemon Twitter account proceeded to post their highly anticipated announcement, showing off a brand new face that we can expect to see running around in the new game. 

Included in this Galar Research update was a wild duck species called Sirfetch’d, a fighting-type Pokemon, which will only be available in Pokemon Sword – according to Pokemon.com. 

“Sirfetch’d are calm, collected, and always make a point of battling fairly,” its official description states. 

Players will have noticed straight away that there are similarities between the name of this new addition and one of the original Pokemon, Farfetch’d, and that’s because they will be part of the same evolution chain moving forward. 

Any Farfetch’d found in the new region will be able to evolve for the first time ever and its new form is like nothing we’ve seen before. While the size of the Pokemon won’t jump up too much after evolving, the leek it holds certainly does!

PokemonPokemon fans have waited 27 years to see Farfetch’d evolve and in Sword and Shield they have that chance.

This new Pokemon will join the long list of confirmed additions to the Galar Region Pokedex, but not all have been revealed just yet. 

It’s highly likely that we’re going to have to wait until we get ever closer to launch date – November 15 – for more research updates to emerge.

Should they reveal any more contents about the Galar Region Pokedex, we’ll be the first to let you know. 


How to use Pokemon Go’s new custom tags feature

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:40 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 11:42

by Daniel Megarry


Pokemon Go has introduced a fan-demanded custom tagging feature that allows trainers to organize their Pokemon collection in any way they want.

The primary function of custom tagging is to allow players to sort their Pokemon in specific ways, making them easier to browse. Players have always been able to ‘favorite’ their best creatures, but custom tags add a whole new world of possibilities.

Players will be able to create up to 100 tags with the colors Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow, Red, Orange, Grey, and Black.

There’s also the ability to check a Pokemon’s tag from their status screen, and click through to see all other Pokemon carrying that tag.

Pokemon GO Kanto event promotion showing Gen 1 starter monsters.
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Pokemon Go fans can now use custom tags to organize their Pokemon

It’s certainly a useful feature, and we can see it coming in handy as more species continue to be added to the game – especially with Gen 6 arriving alongside December’s Kalos Celebration Event.

How to use Pokemon Go’s custom tagging feature

It’s relatively simple to use the custom tagging feature, but we’ve got step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Load up the Pokemon Go app.
  2. Click the PokeBall at the bottom of the screen to open the menu.
  3. Select the ‘Pokemon’ option and choose the Pokemon you’d like to tag.
  4. Select the menu button at the bottom right-hand corner, and choose the ’Tag’ option.
  5. Select ‘Add new tag’ and then enter a tag name (16 characters max) and choose a color code.
  6. Now you can add all the Pokemon you want to that tag!
Pokemon custom tagging guide
Adding custom tags is easy once you know how to do it

Quite a few players have complained that the ‘Tag’ option has bumped up the ‘Appraise’ option on the menu. “I keep clicking on it when trying to appraise my Pokémon [and it’s] super frustrating,” wrote one Reddit user.

Hopefully, this is something that gets addressed by Niantic soon. Either that or players will have to readjust their muscle memory.

What custom tags should you use?

This one’s entirely up to you. You could create tags for your favorite and least favorite creatures, or bunch all of your Event Pokemon together. Fans over on Reddit have already come up with some of their own helpful uses for the feature.

Reddit user TheMarBear detailed their custom tags: Trades, which “is going to be helpful when it comes to mass trading”; December CD, for Pokemon that are “lined up to evolve for the upcoming community days”; and Ultra League and Great League, containing “good PvP stat Pokemon” for league battles.

You can follow the latest Pokemon Go updates, event details, and new generation additions over on our Pokemon Go page.