This article kind of makes me wish we had more pokemon based purely on old sayings, especially fairly obscure ones like this. It's got the potential for some pretty clever stuff. Farfetch'd, Spoink and Grumpig...do we have any more at present?
In any case, just reading this was enough to nudge me into bothering with a Farfetch'd on my current SoulSilver run. If it weren't for the combo of this fun read and the admitedly charming official art there, there's no way I'd have used it otherwise.
Entertaining, I was hoping for someone to prove Bulbapedia wrong about the legend when I couldn't find it like I found the other 'Origins'. There are still others I can't find, but I don't remember who they were.
Anyway, I kind of do feel like a sucker, or a duck for that trade, now I am older, but also kinda glad because it sports Fly and Cut and gets a level boost.
LOL, this was great. Your artcles are always good, but I find it hilarious that Farfetch'd is based on a saying. We need an ice pokemon with a backpack for all our grandparents who had to walk to school in the snow
Interesting read. :)
Sometimes I try to find out where pokemon originate when I'm playing the games... I was never able to figure out Farfetch'd.
No wonder why it looks so angry.
Just from the article I can tell that every day is thanksgiving in the pokemon world; they just send their children out so they aren't obese.
Poor, poor, Farfecth'd though, it'll never get an evolution. It will however, get its own 15 minutes of fame on the Iron Chef of America. |D;
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Very interesting read.
Even after reading that, I still want a Farfetch'd evolution, mainly because I hate single-stagers; I've never bothered to have them in my party, unless they're legendary.
The leak didn't start with Hatsune Miku, it started with Orihime from Bleach.
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Without a doubt, I'm baffled. I love reading articles such as these, simply because I love learning about the origins of things. I can't really believe it when people complain about pokemon being uncreative as a result.