Fashion Week 2021 Event Guide

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Fashion week is coming, bringing with it new Pokémon, new shiny Pokémon, new Costume Pokémon, and an exciting new mechanism in Pokémon GO with form changes!

Furfrou, the Poodle Pokémon, is making its Pokémon GO debut during our Fashion Week event—along with many of its forms!’

Keep an eye out for a variety of stylishly dressed Pokémon in the wild and in raids, along with new avatar items in the shop. In celebration of the event, the shop will be having a first-of-its-kind sale on select avatar items!

Date & Time

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time


Furfrou Debut


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!

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 costumed Butterfree!

Season of Mischief Special Research Story Continues


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!

Meloetta Special Research


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.

Stage 1/6

1 / 6
Take a Snapshot of your Buddy 1000 XP
Catch 30 Normal Type Pokémon Glameow
Evolve 15 Pokémon 10 Pokeballs
Stage rewards

Stage 2/6

2 / 6
Use 30 Berries to help catch Pokémon 20 Pinap Berries
Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy 1 Poffin Berry
Give your Buddy 3 treats Chansey
Stage rewards

Stage 3/6

3 / 6
Win 3 Gym battles Monferno
Battle in 3 raids 3 Max Potions
Battle 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts 2 Premium Raid Passes
Stage rewards

Stage 4/6

4 / 6
Earn 20,000 Stardust Chimecho
Catch 30 different species of Pokémon Loudred
Spin 3 PokéStops Kricketune
Stage rewards
  • Meloetta or 20 Meloetta Candy if you already have Meloetta
  • 2000XP
  • 2000 Stardust

Stage 5/6

5 / 6
Take a Snapshot of Meloetta 20 Meloetta Candy
Make a new friend 1 Lucky Egg
Send 3 gifts to friends 3 Revives
Stage rewards
  • 5 Meloetta Stickers
  • 2500XP
  • 2500 Stardust

Stage 6/6

6 / 6
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Stage rewards
  • 1 Lure Module
  • 20 Meloetta Candy
  • 3 Rare Candy

Pokéstop Trainer Challenges

Fashionable Trainers with fashionable Pokémon and more will be appearing at PokéStops throughout the event. Challenge these Trainers to earn rewards!

Timed Research

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. For Trainers that do not complete the research during the event, 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).

Stage 1/5

1 / 5
Take a Snapshot of Shinx, Blitzle or Furfrou in the wild Kricketot
Make 5 Nice Throws Skitty
Battle a Fashion Challenger 1000 XP
Stage rewards

Stage 2/5

2 / 5
Use 5 Supereffective Charged Attacks Mareep
Make 5 Curveball Throws Roselia
Hatch an Egg Cottonee
Stage rewards

Stage 3/5

3 / 5
Take a Snapshot or Kirlia or Skitty in the wild Roselia
Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row Croagunk
Battle 3 Fashion Challengers 3000 XP
Stage rewards

Stage 4/5

4 / 5
Complete 5 Field Research Tasks Kirlia
Make 3 Great Throws in a row Gothita
Win a raid in under 60 seconds Burmy
Stage rewards

Stage 5/5

5 / 5
Take a Snapshot of Sneasel, Croagunk or Frillish in the wild Shinx
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row Minccino
Battle 5 Fashion Challengers 5000 XP
Stage rewards

Event Research Tasks

Research Task Pokémon Reward
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row Furfrou
Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row Blitzle
Make 2 Great Throws in a row Frillish
Take a Snapshot of Butterfree, Shinx, or Blitzle in the wild Sneasel

Avatar Items

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.


One Star Raids

Costumed Pokémon like Sneasel and Shinx will be appearing in one-star raids.

Thee Star Raids

Costumed Pokémon like Butterfree and Kirlia will be appearing in three-star raids.

Five Star and Mega Raids

The Pokémon appearing in five-star raids and in Mega Raids will not change from what has been announced previously.

7km Eggs

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.

New Shiny Pokemon

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.

Shiny Blitzle Shiny Zebstrika


Shiny Butterfree Shiny Sneasel Shiny Smoochum
Shiny Kirlia Shiny Croagunk Shiny Shinx


We don’t have the sprites for shiny Butterfree, shiny Sneasel and shiny Blitzle yet, but we will update the sprites when we can!

New Form-Change Mechanic

Furfrou’s debut in Pokémon GO also marks the arrival of a new feature that will allow you to change the forms of certain Pokémon. Follow these steps to change Furfrou’s Trim!

  • Furfrou begins in its Natural Trim.
  • Select Furfrou in your Pokémon storage and then tap the ‘Change Form‘ 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.

Author & tags

Turtwig obsessive, real life Psyduck, Pokémon GO AR Photographer, found footage horror fan and Pokémon GO Hub AR Queen

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