It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.
Farfetch'd resembles a brown duck with a white underbelly. It has a yellow beak and a V-shaped, black marking on its forehead. It has wings as big as its body, which appear to be prehensile enough to substitute for hands. It has yellow legs with webbed feet.
Farfetch'd is always seen carrying a leek stalk or spring onion. It carries this sprig in its wings, and sometimes chooses to hold it in its beak or feet instead. Unable to live without its stick, Farfetch'd will defend the stalk with its life. Known uses for the stick include use as a weapon, nesting material, and emergency food source. It is selective about which sticks it will use, and has been known to fight over good ones. Farfetch'd is found in grasslands.
A wild Farfetch'd appeared in Extricated from Exeggutor, where it was saved by Yellow after getting attacked by a group of Exeggutor while it was trying to find its nest. Afterwards Yellow helped it try to find its nest and later helped Yellow escape the Exeggutor and Oddish. Later it had finally found its nest with the help of Yellow and later said its goodbye to Yellow and Pika.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Farfetch'd is one of the teachers at the school in Serene Village. He is serious about what he does, but his lessons are frequently interrupted. During summer vacation, he goes missing due to some mischievous ghosts, but he is returned without being harmed.
Farfetch'd is the only Pokémon with an apostrophe in its name.
Due to this, it is impossible to return a nicknamed Farfetch'd to its species name in English, Spanish, or Italian Generation I and II games. This is because the apostrophe is not available as a character for nicknames.
Farfetch'd is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 377.
According to the anime, Farfetch'd are rare because they have been over-hunted for food. This means Farfetch'd is one of the few Pokémon confirmed to be used for food.
Due to changes to the critical-hit formula in Generation VI, if holding its signature item, the Stick, and using a move with an increased critical-hit ratio, the move will always land as a critical hit.
Farfetch'd is based on a duck. It may be inspired by the Japanese saying 「鴨が葱を背負って来る」, literally translating to "a duck comes bearing green onions". As a saying, it means "something surprising but convenient". The phrase can be shortened simply to 「鴨葱」.
Farfetch'd is derived from far-fetched, meaning unbelievable, perhaps relating to Farfetch'd's rarity or the "far-fetched" theme of its Japanese name.
Kamonegi is a combination of 鴨 kamo (wild duck) and 葱 negi (spring onion). Additionally, 鴨葱 kamonegi is an abbreviation of the proverb 「鴨が葱をしょって来る」 ("a duck comes bearing green onions"), which means "something surprising but convenient".
In other languages
From 鴨 kamo and 葱 negi. Additionally, 鴨葱 kamonegi is an abbreviation of the proverb 鴨が葱をしょって来る.