Shoko Nakagawa Finds Pokémon's Sirfetch'd Quite Fetching
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Voice actress and singer Shoko Nakagawa is a huge Pokémon enthusiast. She's guest starred in 12 consecutive Pokémon anime films, is the host of Pokémon Sunday variety program, and drew her own tribute manga about the first generation game. It's no surprise that she was especially enthused about the reveal of Sirfetch'd, the new evolution of Farfetch'd in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games.
めっちゃあわてていま描いたネギガナイト pic.twitter.com/VzaUeVJJNY— 中川翔子12/4アルバム発売‼️ (@shoko55mmts) September 18, 2019
The internet has shared its interpretations (both humorous and gorgeous) of Sirfetch'd across social media.
ネギガナイト pic.twitter.com/nHdYE05FLb— 風根ココア@新人Vtuber (@p_cocoa_f) September 19, 2019
ネギガナイト!!!!!!!!!!(迫真 pic.twitter.com/zyY5sZK5Sp— 加藤瑠菜@Latteart.◦*.*。 (@RunaPocket) September 19, 2019
Some of the fan art specifically points out the similarities between Sirfetch'd and other anime characters.
ネギガナイトと次男 pic.twitter.com/80RzkZHRsk— 梨太郎@11月家宝 (@_natsu_kara_) September 19, 2019
今流行ってるネギガナイト、なんかに似てるなと思ったら男塾の桃な気がする pic.twitter.com/OPG74916xD— [email protected]/14名古屋ｺﾐﾃｨｱC16 (@beatchaser_94) September 20, 2019
私から見るネギガナイトもはや手持ちじゃなくて本人だわ— 青* (@77lili_lee) September 19, 2019
I'm sorry but pic.twitter.com/Q1AOFdPAFl— Josuke's Hairdong (@DoritoMeatbag) September 19, 2019
Pokémon designs are drawn from a wide range of influences, from zoology to classic literature. Another example of a Pokémon which resembles European knights is Serperior, which Ken Sugimori stated was inspired by Oscar from Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles. When it comes to Sirfetch'd, Nintendo has alluded that he might be inspired by 13th and 14th century paintings.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will ship worldwide for the Switch on November 15.