Sirfetch'd Reveal Confirms 'Pokémon Sword and Shield' Leak Again

The latest bit of Pokémon Sword and Shield information confirms what many fans have speculated for weeks, that Farfetch'd will receive an evolution and its name is Sirfetch'd.

While the new Pokémon has fans excited for the upcoming Gen 8 games, the reveal of the pure Fighting-type confirms another line from a popular leak.

A post on 4chan from May claimed to have new information on Sword and Shield. While it was met with skepticism, it quickly became clear that the poster had inside knowledge on the Gen 8 Pokémon games.

The leak correctly named the games' rival, as well as a number of Gym Leaders. It also confirmed the new battle mechanics, Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, before The Pokémon Company did so during E3.

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This "Affleck leak" has been proven correct many times with the reveal of Sirfetch'd being another notch on its belt. Here's the line from the "Affleck leak" that confirms the new Pokémon:

"Some Pokémon, like Farfetch'd, will get regional evolutions, like Sirfechtd."

The latest Pokémon Sword and Shield information drop didn't have anything from the leak aside from Sirfetch'd, but that leaves a lot from the original post still left to be revealed.

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Here's everything still unconfirmed from the "Affleck leak."

SPOILER ALERT! If you don't want Sword and Shield spoiled, turn back now.

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  • Eternatus is the evil legendary.
  • Gigantamaxing is different from Dynamax as it changes what the Pokémon looks like. Meowth looks like long cat. Lapras gets layers like musical bars to its shell and musical notes. Pikachu looks like retro fat Pikachu
  • Some Pokémon, like Farfetch'd, will get regional evolutions, like Sirfechtd. Meowth looks like a ball of spiky grey fur
  • Skwovet and Greedunt are chipmunk Pokémon that will hide in berry trees and attack randomly if you shake for too many berries. If they attack, you lose half the berries that dropped.
  • The fourth gym is the first Fairy-type gym, led by an actress named Opal. Milo, Nessa and Kabu are the first ones.
  • Before fighting the gym leaders, you have to complete the gym challenges.
    • Milo has you herding sheep Pokémon named Wooloo, but Pamper, an electric corgi Pokémon, will startle them and send them rolling elsewhere.
    • Nessa has you running through a maze where water blocks the way.
    • Kabu requires you to catch Pokémon and get five points, but you have to be in a party battle with another trainer who's also trying to catch it.
  • Pokémon will not walk beside you in the overworld map
  • Scorbunny will have fighting moves but is pure fighter. It becomes Raboot, but I don't remember the final evolution, except that it looks like a fighter. It looks humanoid
    • Writer's Note: it's likely that this is a typo and Scorbunny's final evolution is pure Fire not Fighting.
  • Sobble becomes Sizzile and then Intelleon, a chameleon with a spy theme
  • Grookey will end up as a giant gorilla that beats a wood drum to attack.

Pokémon Sword and Shieldreleases November 15.

What do you think of the leak? Is there any other Galar form or evolution you want to see? Let us know in the comments section.

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