Sirfetch'd is one of the big main exclusives for Pokemon Sword, and he's the first and only evolution that Farfetch'd has been granted in 27 years (that's older than me!). But there's one special trick to evolving the latter creature into Sirfetch'd, and it's rather peculiar. In this Pokemon Sword Sirfetch'd guide, we'll be detailing how you can evolve Farfetch'd into Sirfetch'd as easily as possible.
Can You Catch Sirfetch'd?
First thing's first if you want to get your hands on a Sirfetch'd in Pokemon Sword: you need to catch a Farfetch'd. For those not in the know, Farfetch'd was one of the very first Pokemon ever created by Game Freak, and he's been around without any evolution for a long time now, until Sirfetch'd came along.
There's no way to catch Sirfetch'd in the wild. The newcomer won't appear out in the open world for you to fight, so you'll need to go and firstly catch a Farfetch'd, which you can find in the wild area south of Motostoke, and then go about evolving the weaker bird into his final form.
How to Evolve Farfetch'd Into Sirfetch'd
To evolve Farfetch'd into Sirfetch'd, disregard EXP gain. Whereas you'd normally evolve just about every Pokemon in Sword and Shield through levelling up, it doesn't work this way with Farfetch'd. Instead, you need to have the creature defeat three Pokemon in a row.
This comes with one major caveat: Farfetch'd needs to defeat all three Pokemon in a row, in the same battle. This means you need to have Farfetch'd face off against an opposing trainer with three Pokemon or more, and defeat all three of them using Farfetch'd, and Farfetch'd only.
If you can manage to defeat three Pokemon in a row, without backing out of the fight or having Farfetch'd faint on you, you'll evolve the creature into a Sirfetch'd. You've now obtained one of the rarer Pokemon in the game!