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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. 


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.