Furfrou will appear in Pokemon GO starting on September 21 alongside a replacement “Form Change” mechanic. This new mechanic will allow certain Pokemon to vary their form with a requisite number of candy pieces and stardust. Furfrou will cost 25 candy and a whopping 10k dust to alter its form – during this case, changing its Trim to at least one of 8 different iterations!
Furfrou is effectively a flowery poodle, made Pokemon. As such, it’s subject to the varied ways during which a poodle can have its hair cut, styled, and coloured. Furfrou appears within the Pokemon cartoon series during a wild sort of different cuts and costumes – an equivalent is true of most video games.
In Pokemon GO, starting with Fashion Week 2021, Furfrou will be available in “Natural Trim” within the wild and spread various forms with this new Form Change mechanic. The 2 forms that’ll be available globally are Matron Trim and Dandy Trim – purple and green. Otherwise, we’re watching region-specific trims.
Debutante Trim (yellow) will appear within the Americas, and Diamond Trim (orange) will appear in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. There’ll be a Star Trim (cyan) in Asia-Pacific and a La Reine Trim (light blue) in France. A Kabuki Trim (red) will appear in Japan, and Egypt will be the house of the Pharaoh Trim (royal blue).
At least another trim will appear within the future, too – Heart Trim! It’s not difficult to imagine that one is going to be reserved for Valentine’s Day 2022. But we don’t know yet – we’ll see!
Appearing within the wild during this Fashion Week event will include Natural Furfrou and a spread of “Costumed” Pokemon. Costumed Pokemon launching within the wild has Kirlia, Croagunk, Blitzle, Butterfree, and Sneasel. Costumed Sneasel and Costumed Shinx will appear in one-star raids, Butterfree and Kirlia in 3-star raids, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf will still appear in 5-star attacks – and Mega Houndoom will still occur because the Mega Raid master.
This will even be the primary event during which Shiny Blitzle will appear in Pokemon GO. So tap ALL the Blitzle – there’s an honest chance you’ll find one in SHINY colours.
Other Pokemon that would be shiny are all the Costumed Pokemon mentioned above: Butterfree, Sneasel, Smoochum (in eggs), Kirlia, Shinx (eggs), and Croagunk. The 7km eggs appearing during this event could contain Shiny Alolan Meowth, Shiny Galarian Meowth, Shiny Costumed Smoochum, and glossy Costumed Shinx.
The Pokemon GO Fashion Week 2021 event start date is Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10 AM civil time. This event will last until Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 8 PM civil time. Starting on September 20 (Monday), there’ll be many Fashion Week avatar items available within the shop.