Fashion Week Event: Furfrou and Costumed Pokemon Debut in Pokemon GO!
Trainers, get ready to embrace style and fashion in Pokemon GO’s latest event, Fashion Week! Niantic has announced the introduction of Furfrou, the Poodle Pokemon, along with its various forms. This event brings fashionable Pokemon to the wild and raids, as well as new avatar items in the shop. Let’s dive into the exciting details of this event, available from Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Furfrou’s Debut and Form Change
Furfrou will be making its long-awaited debut in Pokemon GO. Trainers around the world will have the opportunity to encounter Furfrou in its natural form in the wild. Additionally, Furfrou has several stylish forms, each available in specific regions:
- Matron Trim: Globally available as a form change
- Dandy Trim: Globally available as a form change
- Debutante Trim: Form change available in the Americas
- Diamond Trim: Form change available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
- Star Trim: Form change available in the Asia-Pacific region
- La Reine Trim: Form change available in France
- Kabuki Trim: Form change available in Japan
- Pharaoh Trim: Form change available in Egypt
- Heart Trim: Stay tuned for more details!
Trainers will have the opportunity to change their Furfrou’s form utilizing the new form-change mechanic. By selecting Furfrou in your Pokemon storage and tapping the “Form Change” button, you can choose your preferred Trim. Changing Furfrou’s Trim to any other Trim will require 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust.
Fashionable Pokemon Galore
During Fashion Week, prepare to encounter Pokemon like Butterfree, Sneasel, and Blitzle wearing delightful costumes for the first time ever! Additionally, returning from last year’s Fashion Week event, costumed Pokemon such as Smoochum, Kirlia, Shinx, and Croagunk will make a reappearance. The world of Pokemon will be a fashion paradise during this event!
Special Research & Rewards
Trainers can look forward to the next part of the Season of Mischief Special Research story, titled “Misunderstood Mischief.” Join Professor Willow as he studies the fascinating transformations of Pokemon like Furfrou and discover some surprises along the way. Completing this Special Research will unlock an encounter with the enchantingly voiced Meloetta. If you have already accessed the Pokemon GO Fest 2021-exclusive Special Research, completing the new Special Research will reward you with precious Meloetta Candy.
Throughout the event, you’ll encounter fashionable Trainers with their stylish Pokemon at PokÃ©Stops. Challenge these Trainers to earn exciting rewards and showcase your own fashion sense! Timed Research tasks will also be available, offering a chance to encounter event-themed Pokemon. As a final reward for completing the Timed Research, Trainers will receive an exclusive Furfrou Wig avatar item. After the event, the Furfrou Wig will be available for purchase in the shop, starting from Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7).
A Stylish Encounter
During Fashion Week, you won’t want to miss the chance to encounter various costumed Pokemon in the wild and raids. Keep an eye out for Kirlia, Blitzle, Croagunk, Sneasel, and Butterfree! While exploring, trainers may also encounter Butterfree in three-star raids and Sneasel in one-star raids. And don’t forget to check out the seven-kilometer Eggs, as they may hatch Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, Smoochum in a fashionable costume, and Shinx in a fashionable costume.
If you’re lucky, you may even come across Shiny versions of Butterfree, Sneasel, Smoochum, Kirlia, Shinx, Croagunk, or Blitzle, all adorned in fashionable outfits! While Shiny Blitzle can still be found after Fashion Week concludes, it will be a rare sight in the wild.
Fashion Week in Pokemon GO is a thrilling event that introduces Furfrou and its stunning forms, along with costumed Pokemon and exciting rewards. Embrace the spirit of fashion, change Furfrou’s Trim, and join the hunt for stylish encounters. Show the world your Pokemon fashionista side and make the most of this fashionable extravaganza!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I change Furfrou’s form after the event ends?
Yes, the ability to change Furfrou’s form will remain available even after the event concludes. However, keep in mind that the event-exclusive avatar item, the Furfrou Wig, will only be available for purchase until September 29, 2021.
2. Are the costumed Pokemon available in raids shiny?
Yes, there is a chance to encounter shiny versions of costumed Pokemon such as Butterfree, Sneasel, Smoochum, Kirlia, Shinx, Croagunk, and Blitzle during the event.
3. How can I participate in the Fashion Week sweepstakes?
To enter the Fashion Week sweepstakes, trainers can post their augmented reality (AR) photo of a costumed Pokemon on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtags #PokemonGOFashionWeek and #GOsnapshot. Make sure to follow the official Pokemon GO social media accounts for more details on eligibility and prizes.
4. Will the costumed Pokemon continue to appear after the event?
While some of the costumed Pokemon may still be encountered after the event ends, their appearances in the wild will be less frequent compared to during Fashion Week. Make the most of this event to catch them in their stylish costumes!
5. Are the event avatar items on sale throughout the entire event?
The Fashion Week avatar items, including the Hoopa Bangles, will be available for purchase starting from September 20, 2021. Check the shop for limited-time sale items and enhance your Trainer’s fashionable ensemble!
Join us in celebrating Fashion Week in Pokemon GO and embark on a stylish journey filled with Furfrou, costumed Pokemon, and unforgettable encounters. Stay tuned to our social media channels, push notifications, and emails for further updates. Enjoy the event and remember to play responsibly and follow local health guidelines. Happy hunting, Trainers!
Source: Official Pokemon GO blog