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Events in Pokemon GO this week: Fashion and a fresh mechanic

Published: 06:52, 20 September 2021
Updated: 06:53, 20 September 2021
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Pokemon GO: September 2021 Research Breakthrough encounters, Spotlight Hours and Raids
Pokemon GO: September 2021 Research Breakthrough encounters, Spotlight Hours and Raids

Pokemon GO is celebrating fashion and Furfrou's debut this week. A new form-change mechanic will go live with the the Poodle Pokemon.

Weekly PokeCoin bundles

Every Monday in September brings a new one-time-purchase bundle. The bundles cost one PokeCoin and contain a Remote Raid Pass plus various other items.

Pokemon in raids

Five-star raids:

  • Depending on your region, Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland) will continue appearing until Friday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Mega-Evolved Pokemon in Mega Raids:

  • Mega Houndoom: from Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Pokemon Spotlight Hour

Each Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021: Skitty; twice the Candy for catching Pokemon.

Pokemon GO Raid Hour
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021: Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

Niantic Pokemon GO - Fashion Week 2021 - Furfrou Pokemon GO - Fashion Week 2021 - Furfrou

Pokemon GO Fashion week
  • Pokemon GO Fashion Week will start on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. the event will end on September 28, at 8:00 p.m.

Fashion week features

  • Furfrou is making its Pokemon GO debut. The Poodle Pokemon's different forms will also be available in certain regions of the globe:
    • 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: As a form change in the Americas.
    • Diamond Trim: As a form change in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
    • Star Trim: As a form change in the Asia-Pacific.
    • La Reine Trim: Available as a form change in France
    • Kabuki Trim: As a form change in Japan.
    • Pharaoh Trim: Available as a Form change in Egypt.
    • Heart Trim: more details coming soon.
  • Butterfree, Sneasel, and Blitzle will be wearing fashionable costumes for the first time. Last year's best dressed pokemon like Smoochum, Kirlia, Shinx, and Croagunk will also make an appearance.
  • Season of Mischief Special Research story - Misunderstood Mischief will unlock during the event. Trainers will be helping Professor Willow learn how Pokemon like Furfrou change their appearances.
  • Those who complete Special Research will earn a chance to encounter Meloetta. You will earn Meloetta Candy if you've already encountered the Pokemon during Pokemon GO Fest 2021.
  • Spotting Fashionable Trainers and Pokemon and then challenging them to a duel will also earn you rewards.
  • Completing Timed Research will grant Trainers a chance to encounter an event-themed Pokemon. The final reward will be an exclusive Furfrou Wig avatar item. The wig will be available in the shop on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 20:00 GMT.
  • The shop will start selling Fashion Week avatar items on Monday, September 20, at 20:00 GMT, and certain articles will be put on sale for a limited time.

Niantic Pokemon GO - Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos region Pokemon GO - Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos region

Pokemon Encounters

  • Furfrou and other costumed Pokemon will also be appearing in the wild. This includes Kirlia, Blitzle, Croagunk and Butterfree.
  • One-star raids: Costumed Pokemon like Sneasel and Shinx.
  • Three-star raids: Butterfree and Kirlia.
  • Pokemon hatching from 7 km Eggs: Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, Smoochum in a fashionable costume, and Shinx in a fashionable costume.
  • Shiny Pokemon: Butterfree, Sneasel, Smoochum, Kirlia, Shinx, Croagunk, or Blitzle - all wearing fashionable costumes. You may encounter a Shiny Blitzle without a costume after Fashion Week has concluded, but you won’t see Blitzle in the wild very often.
New form-change mechanic

Furfrou’s debut in Pokemon GO will be celebrated by the addition of a new feature which will let Trainers change the forms of certain Pokemon.

How to change Furfrou’s Trim:

  • Furfrou begins in its Natural Trim.
  • Select Furfrou in your Pokemon 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.
Pokemon GO Season 9 

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