Niantic is ready to celebrate Fashion Week again in the world of Pokémon GO. While certain Pokémon will be sporting some flashy duds (including Pokémon that dressed up for last year’s Fashion Week), the event is also bringing a Pokémon with multiple fashionable forms into the game for the first time. Furfrou, the poodle Pokémon that hails from Kalos, is ready to be trimmed and styled into its nine different looks soon! 

This year’s Fashion Week event begins sharply on Tuesday, September 21st at 10 a.m. and makes its final bow on the catwalk a week later on Tuesday, September 28th at 8 p.m. (your local time). According to the official Pokémon GO blog, the following features will be active during this time:

 

 

Features

  • Furfrou will be making its Pokémon GO debut! Some of its different forms will be available in certain regions around the world. Please reference the bottom of this post to learn how to use the new form-change mechanic.
    • Natural Form: Available in the wild globally
    • Matron Trim: Available as a form change globally
    • Dandy Trim: Available as a form change globally
    • Debutante Trim: Available as a form change in the Americas
    • Diamond Trim: Available as a form change in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
    • Star Trim: Available as a form change in the Asia-Pacific
    • La Reine Trim: Available as a form change in France
    • Kabuki Trim: Available as a form change in Japan
    • Pharaoh Trim: Available as a Form change in Egypt
    • Heart Trim: Stay tuned!
  • Look forward to Pokémon like Butterfree, Sneasel, and Blitzle wearing fashionable costumes for the first time! Costumed Pokémon that starred during last year’s Fashion Week event—like Smoochum, Kirlia, Shinx, and Croagunk—will return as well!
  • The next part of the Season of Mischief Special Research story, Misunderstood Mischief, will unlock. Help Professor Willow study up on how Pokémon like Furfrou—and others that might surprise you—change their appearances!
  • Complete Special Research to earn an encounter with the beautifully voiced Meloetta! If you have already accessed the Pokémon GO Fest 2021–exclusive Special Research, completing this new Special Research will instead earn you Meloetta Candy.
  • Fashionable Trainers with fashionable Pokémon and more will be appearing at PokéStops throughout the event. Challenge these Trainers to earn rewards!
  • Complete Timed Research for a chance to earn encounters with fashionable event-themed Pokémon! You can also earn an exclusive Furfrou Wig avatar item as a final reward. The Furfrou Wig will also be available for purchase in the shop after the event is over, beginning Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT –7).
  • Starting on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT –7), Fashion Week avatar items—like Hoopa Bangles—will be available in the shop!
  • Certain avatar items will be on sale for a limited time! Make sure to check out the shop and find your next fashionable outfit at a bargain!

Pokémon Encounters

  • In addition to Furfrou, costumed Pokémon like Kirlia, Blitzle, and Croagunk will be appearing in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might also encounter Butterfree!
  • Costumed Pokémon like Sneasel and Shinx will be appearing in one-star raids.
  • Costumed Pokémon like Butterfree and Kirlia will be appearing in three-star raids.
  • The Pokémon appearing in five-star raids and in Mega Raids will not change from what has been announced previously.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, Smoochum in a fashionable costume, and Shinx in a fashionable costume.
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Butterfree, Shiny Sneasel, Shiny Smoochum, Shiny Kirlia, Shiny Shinx, Shiny Croagunk, or Shiny Blitzle—all wearing fashionable costumes! You may encounter Shiny Blitzle without a costume after Fashion Week has concluded, but you won’t see Blitzle in the wild very often.

 

Niantic also explained how Furfrou’s styles can be changed in-game. They are as follows:

  • Furfrou begins in its Natural Trim.
  • Select Furfrou in your Pokémon storage and then tap the Form Change button to bring up a menu that lists the available Trims.
  • Select your preferred Trim.
  • Changing your Furfrou from one Trim to any other Trim will cost 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust.

 

 

A stylish event calls for a new and trendsetting mechanic, no? Prepare your Stardust reserves before Furfrou and more appear later this month in Pokémon GO!

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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