Pokémon Go Adds Furfrou, Form-Change Mechanic For Fashion Week


Sneasel, Furfrou, and Butterfree standing on a pedastal against a tan background in Pokemon Go.

Image: Niantic

You in all probability know that trend week occurs eight occasions per 12 months, twice yearly in Paris, Milan, London, and New York. But quickly, the so-called “Big Four” will face some critical competitors for the limelight when Pokémon Go kicks off its personal trend week occasion subsequent Tuesday.

Pokémon Go’s 2021 fashion week, a reprisal of an analogous occasion from final 12 months, will run from Tuesday, September 21, by means of Tuesday, September 28. Some Pokémon will put on fancy costumes. The recreation will supply limited-edition avatar gadgets. And Furfrou, the functionally ineffective (however cute) poodle Pokémon that debuted in Sun and Moon, shall be obtainable in Pokémon Go. Plus, its addition to the cell recreation’s roster heralds a brand new function: form-changing.

By expending 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust (greatest earned by finishing timed challenges), you may change the look of your Furfrou. Developer Niantic says that “certain” Pokémon will be capable to make use of the brand new form-change mechanic, although it’s unclear which of them, or once they’ll be obtainable.

Three Furfrou cards in Pokemon Go fashion week

Screenshot: Niantic

What is obvious, nevertheless, is that altering Pokémon types in Pokémon Go is a protracted overdue mechanic. Instead of monitoring down every kind piecemeal, now you can simply burn in-game forex (offered you’re flush sufficient).

All Furfrou (Furfrous?) begin with the Natural trim. Two trims—Matron, a pink kind with a hat, and Dandy, an offensively lime-green kind with a larger hat—can be found globally, whereas six extra are solely accessible in particular areas:

  • Debutante (America)
  • Diamond (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
  • Star Trim (Asia-Pacific)
  • La Reine (France)
  • Kabuki (Japan)
  • Pharaoh (Egypt)

Niantic hasn’t but revealed regional particulars about Furfrou’s Heart kind.

Throughout Pokémon Go’s trend week, sure Pokémon will costume up. The terminally stylish Butterfree will put on a polka dot bow, whereas Sneasel, sometimes probably the most fashionable monster within the Pokédex, rocks a beanie and a few Matrix-inspired spherical shades. Pfft. That’s so 2018.

 


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