Talk:Farfetch'd (Pokémon)

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False swipe?

Why is it listed twice in DP i know one is supposed to be platinum but which? Atomix26 01:28, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Fixed using Serebii. Good catch. --Raijinili 03:03, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Used to have stripes?

Really? I can still see them in Gen IV... am I the only one who can see them? The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 01:58, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

From my point of view which nobody gives a [email protected]#$ about, that is a shading effect--The Kkllnnator サンタクロース 01:59, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Its actually the shine on its feathers. --PsychicRider 02:00, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
I don't know if it can be shading effects, in the front sprites, the lights parts are under some feathers, which should technically make it darker, not lighten it. And as for the shine of feathers, I don't know, maybe... The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 02:02, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Adding onto that (not really), I can't see them in Gen III either, nor in the official FR/LG artwork.--The Kkllnnator サンタクロース 02:04, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
I can see them in R/S/E, but not in FR/LG... Hmm... seems more like it was dropped in FR/LG, but brought back and moved to the tips in D/P/Pt. The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 02:06, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
The coloring on the ends of its wings in D/P/Pt just look like light hitting them. It looks more like stripes on the rest of them. --いぬみみ 02:46, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Can't live without it's stick?

If it can't live without it's stick, how come we can remove the item Stick from it and have it be ok? Dolphins_are_awesome! 17:29, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

well, i guess its because the sprite shows it holding one all the time. Idk.--KK Happy new year! 17:34, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Maybe if it loses its stick, it goes into a state of mental shock and has a heart attack? That, or giving it the item means it now carries around TWO sticks. Dual-wielding ninja-duck! The Dark Fiddler - Nos hablamos? 15:23, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
It'll have cardiac arrest..... It's because without the stick it has nothing else to defend itself so without it it'll have to jump off a cliff it'll be an easy target for predators.--Force Fire talk 15:28, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Hyper Beam

I'd mark it as trivia, but I'm unsure of it's accuracy. Is Farfetch'd the only 'fully' evolved Pokemon that can use TMs that cannot learn Hyper Beam from TM15? --Purimpopoie 21:17, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

no.--freezingCOLD (page, talk) 21:18, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Leaf Blade

I think its a little weird how despite the fact farfeth'd uses a leek as a sword it can't learn leaf blade, but thats my opinion - unsigned comment from Zen Coyote (talkcontribs)

Well, as any child who has played with a wrapping paper roll will tell you, pretending something is a sword is not the same as having a sword. It's still a leek. Also, please sign your talk page comments with four tildes (~) The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 16:40, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, it has Leafblade now, soo...Reign 06:42, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Farfetch'd Wilderness

According to the chart where it says where it can be found, it seems that Farfetch'd is only found in the wild for all the games of Generation II. I was wondering if this is worth it for the triva section.--Spritemaster 22:24:40, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Mass Outbreak in DPPt. So no. —darklordtrom 22:39, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
Also Route 13 in Yellow.Reign 06:42, 23 September 2009 (UTC)


Food part at trivia, doesn't tell about slowpoketails!!!!!!!11´´!!§1--Banetoid 08:14, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Cool. Changed. —darklordtrom 08:49, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Wasn't Professor Oak eating Krabby Stew when Ash caught his Krabby?

Nah, it was tofu. 梅子 22:22, 24 April 2010 (UTC)


Is it just me, or can anyone else see Farfetch'd as a ??? type in the evolution section WeavilePwns 02:16, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Yeah... The apostrophe caused the template to glitch slightly. All better now. —darklordtrom 03:45, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Also spotted at Route 48

I just caught one today! I named it Aflac. XD Anyway, the Route 48 grass patch I found Aflac in is directly south of the Safari Zone. I've been there all day catching Pokémon and I only caught one Farfetch'd. So can someone add this information to the article? --hurr durr 01:58, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

New comments go at the bottom of the page, please. —darklordtrom 02:13, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Done. I also encountered quite a few there as well. Werdnae (talk) 02:16, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Hmm... if I had know this wasn't on the page, I would have added it a while ago. I found a few there the first time I got to the route. R.A. Hunter Blade 21:29, 2 May 2010 (UTC)


According to George Hutcheon's editorial, there is no legends of ducks carrying leeks, but instead a saying, so where will that leave us? May not seem much, but I don't see a point in stating that there are legends when they don't seem to exist. Mudkipchan 21:35, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, and I think George's findings are trivia worthy. I mean, I was completely convinced that this "duck carrying leek" thing was some famous Japanese legend. Malake256 23:08, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Gen ||&||| sprites?

I wanted to add that it's Gen ||| back sprite is a revamp of it's Gen || BS, but it's locked. Could someone please edit this? IanM626 02:31, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

New comments to the bottom of the page please. No, it cannot be added, simply becasue that is the same for most Pokémon. The only sprite trivia permissible is for changes in the design of the Pokémon between generations. Also, FYI, the generation numbers (i.e. Roman numerals) use capital I, not a pipe. I, not |. Werdnae (talk) 02:41, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Discrepancy in Pokedex entries

In the article's Pokedex entry for Red and Blue, it says that Farfetch'd carries a "spring" of green onion. If I'm not mistaken (and I don't think I am because I have the actual Pokedex entry from the game open in front of me), it's actually supposed to say "sprig" (as in a shoot of a plant). Would someone please change this so it is correct? Dragon Master Lance 16:40, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Just checked on my brother's old Red version. You're right, it says sprig. Thanks for pointing that out. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 16:48, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Black/White Location Edit Request

Farfetch'd can be found in Swarms in Route 1Vuvuzela2010 01:53, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

A Question

Just wondering, What is plural For Farfetch'd? Mesuxelf 16:56, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Farfetch'd----無限の知性DENNOUZENSHI 16:59, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Ok thank you!Mesuxelf 16:59, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
The plural for any pokémon name is the same word, like with "fish" and "sheep". EnosShayrem 06:21, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Repeated statement

I notice that in the Trivia section, it states TWICE that Farfetch'd is the only Pokémon with an apostrophe in its name. Should the last one be taken out? (Note: I ask this specifically because we are not supposed to add trivia. Does erasing it count as well?) EvilKirikizan 13:25, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Actually, removing pointless/unnotable/stupid/repetitive trivia is always encouraged. That Trivia rule applies only to adding new trivia.--Den Zen 13:51, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Item held in LF/FR

The trade with the spearow gives you a Farfetch'd with a Stick, but this is not mentioned. Could somebody change this? Nicky7 10:49, 29 June 2011 (UTC)


Can someone tell me why the picture is from Red and Green, not FireRed and LeafGreen, the photo that has been uploaded on the Bulbagarden Archives, and is here as well? --☆YoshisWorld☆ 00:29, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

It's to celebrate the birthday of Red and Green, I believe. It happens every year. ^-^ Littlmiget123 00:37, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Widespread misconception

I noticed that this article doesn't address a common misconception surrounding this Pokémon during the times of generation I. I distinctly remember that this Pokémon was believed to belong to Doduo's evolution family, and some related media in Europe reinforced this misconception (e.g. a sticker album placed Farfetch'd > Doduo > Dodrio in the same rectangle, implying a three-stage evolution family. In the United States, Tomy figures representing the three characters were packaged together somewhat implying the same thing (though some three-figure sets did not group an evolution family (e.g. Tauros, Porygon & Kangaskhan and Oddish, Ninetales & ?Pidgeotto?). Should this error be included as part of the trivia section? Considering that both Farfetch'd and Doduo (and to a lesser extent Dodrio) were easily obtainable in the wild, there was little need to (try to) evolve Farfetch'd to obtain its evolution, so the mistake wasn't immediately cleared up. Taran (talk) 17:33, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

If you could find a picture of the sticker album showing the error it'd be worth mentioning (granted that there isn't already a page for the sticker album). Without proof of the error though, no, a few fans thinking something's true that isn't, isn't notable. Glik (talk) 17:50, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
I thought this was interesting, so I did a little hunt. The only image I could find was this image with a Google Image search for "Farfetch'd Doduo Dodrio sticker". The website that has the picture also has an image of the album. A Google Image search for "Farfetch'd evolves into Doduo" leads to a different image on a separate mistake. (However, that links to the Serebii forums.) Anyways, I hope this helps somehow. --Super goku (talk) 06:22, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Name Origin

Could the "fetch'd" in Farfetch'd also be related to how it's carrying a stick? Like one uses to play "fetch" with one's dog? If not too... farfetched [ugh, wanted to find other word], I think it would be worth mentioning in the name origin area. Masternachos (talk) 00:51, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

I see what you're saying. However, since it's actually holding an onion (see its Japanese name origin), this may not be the case. If it is the case, the apostrophe break that occurs right after fetch perhaps places emphasis on the fetch pun. Does anyone else have any thoughts regarding this possible name origin? —The Sackinator (talk) 01:44, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
While technically an onion/leek, Farfetch'd's held item is translated as "stick." Masternachos (talk) 17:15, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
The Stick item wasn't introduced until a full generation after Farfetch'd got an English name, so that's not a valid argument. The Stick item could not possibly have influenced the naming of Farfetch'd. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 18:12, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah. Right. Masternachos (talk) 22:12, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
Or maybe it's the other way around? What if the (localized?) understanding of Farfetch'd's leek onion being a stick resulted in the item being called Stick? What if the fact that it looks like a stick, combined with the fact that Farfetch'd always always carries it (perhaps like how a dog keeps fetching a stick no matter where it goes) does provide a resemblance. Maybe it's far fetched (pun intended), but maybe not. What if the name origin said, "The name may also be a reference to Fetch, due to the onion leek held by Farfetch'd commonly being mistaken for a stick." - unsigned comment from The Sackinator (talkcontribs)
... I don't see how that's any different from what I just said was logically invalid. The localizers would've decided on Farfetch'd's name long before deciding on the Stick's name, so you could theoretically use the "fetch" idea (if it's valid, which I don't believe it is) as evidence for the name origin of the Stick, but not vice versa. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 16:55, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, obviously the item can't be the source of Farfetch'd's name. What I meant was, what if the fact that Farfetch'd's onion looks like a stick could have independently resulted both in 1) the name of the item being Stick and 2) a potential Fetch pun in Farfetch'd's name. The Stick item obviously didn't influence the name, but what did influence the Stick's name (i.e., the onion's appearance being like a stick) could have also influenced Farfetch'd's name. —The Sackinator (talk) 02:37, 12 August 2016 (UTC)