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Soon, Pokémon GO’s Test Your Mettle event will be over and there will be a bit of a break with events happening in-game. Still, that’s not stopping Niantic from releasing details of the next Pokémon GO event – the Fashion Week event!

Beginning on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 at 10 a.m. and ending on Monday, October 3rd, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time, Fashion Week-themed Costume Pokémon are back! Some Pokémon will be joining the runway too for the first time and we’ll also see the debut of another Pokémon from the Alola region – Mareanie (and Toxapex).



In the Costumed Pokémon department, the following new additions are debuting this year: Diglett and Dugtrio wearing a bowler hat, Absol rock’n some Ray-Ban-styled sunglasses, and Toxicroak donning a backwards baseball cap. (Note: Niantic refers to Fashion Week Pokémon as “Pokémon wearing a fashionable costume”, but I gotta add a little flair to the text and mention what they’re actually wearing.)

If Toxicroak looks familiar, it’s because Croagunk wearing a backwards baseball cap debuted last year and will be returning this year! The following Costumed Pokémon will also be returning this year too: Butterfree with a bow, Blitzle with a cute electrifying collar, Kirlia wearing a bowler hat and bow, Shinx with a bowler hat, and Smoochum with a bow.

Other non-Costumed Pokémon will be appearing during the event and they include Gothita, Frillish (Female-only), Eevee, Murkrow, Skitty, Glameow, Furfrou, Scraggy, Yveltal, and Mega Lopunny.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Fashion Week without some new threads for Trainers. A Mareanie-inspired outfit and a black and white outfit will debut via the in-game shop for Trainers and will be available to purchase with PokéCoins afterwards.



Enjoy the next few event-free days in Pokémon GO by finding the Season of Light’s seasonal Pokémon in the wild, Raids, and Eggs, before the Fashion Week event begins next week.


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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?)