Over the past week, Niantic has been running a challenge in Pokémon Go. If players could catch 3 billion Pokémon in a single week Farfetch'd, normally exclusive to Asia, would be available to players in the rest of the world. It might seem like a whopping target, but it was hit yesterday morning – and so for a limited time the leek-wielding duck can be caught in the UK.
Congratulations, Trainers! You did it! You’ve caught over 3 billion Pokémon and unlocked a new reward during the Global Catch Challenge. #PokemonGOtravel #GlobalCatchChallenge pic.twitter.com/slGXLg0CNb
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 26, 2017
While no official end time was given for Farfetch'd to vanish, the 48 hour capture window means the Pokémon is likely to vanish from the British isles some time early tomorrow. As such, you'll want to go outside and find one today if you possibly can. They seem to be spawning pretty commonly, so you shouldn't have too much trouble locating one if you live in an active area for the game.
And who doesn't want a Farfetch'd? They may not be crucial gameplay-wise, but this duck is a badass that does not give a... stalk. Seriously. The descriptions in-game for Farfetch'd emphasise that the little blighter's leek / spring onion / generic stalk is a weapon and that the bird will go down fighting – because the vegetable means life. "It can't live without the stalk it holds. That's why it defends the stalk from attackers with its life." Hey, I don't write this stuff!
What are you waiting for? You only have today to go catch mountains of Farfetch'd and, if you miss out, you'll need to plan a trip to Asia some time in the future.