Pokémon Go Fashion Week research quest - How to complete each quest and field research tasks explained

Be on the lookout for new costumed Pokémon!

It's Fashion Week again in Pokémon Go!

This year's Fashion Weeks sees the release of Furfrou from Gen 6 into Pokémon Go, alongside new costume Pokémon, a timed research quest and exclusive field research tasks for the event.

You can even battle Fashion Challengers!

Fashion Week also includes the release of Finding Your Voice, which will allow players who didn't purchase a Go Fest 2021 catch Meloetta. There's also a new update for the Misunderstood Mischief special research quest.

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Catching Furfrou and changing Furfrou form in Pokémon Go.

Special research update for Fashion Week in Pokémon Go


Fashion Week in Pokémon Go brings the third update to the Misunderstood Mischief special research quest, which is being gradually released throughout the Season of Mischief.

Quest steps 6 to 8 are now available for completion and you can learn more about the new challenges in our Misunderstood Mischief guide.

According to the official Pokémon Go blog, the next update will arrive during October as part of, at the time of writing, currently unannounced event.

'Fashion Week' quest steps and rewards in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find every quest step and reward for the Fashion Week timed research quest in Pokémon Go. Due to being a timed research quest, you must complete this quest before the event ends if you want to earn all of the rewards on offer.

This includes getting the Furfrou Wig for free before it enters the Pokémon Go in-game store once Fashion Week ends.

This section does contain spoilers, so, if you want to be surprised, we recommend skipping this section.

Thank you to Amiibofan101 from reddit for the help with this information!


'Fashion Week' Step 1 of 5

Rewards: 1000 XP, 10 Poké Balls and a costume Blitzle encounter

'Fashion Week' Step 2 of 5

  • Use 5 supereffective Charged Attacks - Mareep
  • Make 5 Curveball Throws - Roselia
  • Hatch an Egg - Cottonee

Rewards: 1000 XP, 10 Poké Balls and a costume Butterfree encounter

'Fashion Week' Step 3 of 5

  • Take a snapshot of Kirlia or Skitty in the wild - Roselia
  • Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row - Costume Croagunk
  • Battle 3 Fashion Challengers - 3000 XP

Rewards: 1000 XP, 10 Great Balls and a Furfrou encounter

'Fashion Week' Step 4 of 5

  • Complete 5 Field Research tasks - Costume Kirlia
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a row - Gothita
  • Win a raid in under 60 seconds - Trash Burmy

Rewards: 1000 XP, 10 Ultra Balls and a costume Sneasel encounter

'Fashion Week' Step 5 of 5

  • Take a snapshot of Sneasel, Croagunk or Frillish in the wild - Costume Shinx
  • Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row - Minccino
  • Battle 5 Fashion Challengers - 5000 XP

Rewards: 2000 Stardust, Frillish encounter and a Furfrou Wig for your avatar

Field research the Fashion Week in Pokémon Go

During Fashion Week in Pokémon Go, you can collect a selection of event exclusive field research tasks by spinning PokéStops. These tasks can then be saved in your field research collection and completed after the event ends if you so choose.

Here are the Fashion Week field research tasks:

  • Take a snapshot of Butterfree, Shinx or Blitzle in the wild - Costume Sneasel encounter
  • Make 3 Nice Throws in a row - Furfrou encounter
  • Make 2 Great Throws in a row - Frillish encounter
  • Make 4 Curveball Throws in a row - Costume Blitzle

Thank you to SilphScience for reddit for the help with this information!


Everything else you need to know about Fashion Week in Pokémon Go

Fashion Week marks the release of Furfrou, the poodle inspired Gen 6 Pokémon, into Pokémon Go. Furfrou, when caught, will be in its natural form, but, depending on your region, you can give it a variety of trims through the use of Candy and Stardust.

Thanks to Finding Your Voice, players who didn't purchase a Go Fest 2021 ticket can now add the mythical Meloetta to their Pokédex. If you did partake in Go Fest this year, you'll instead receive additional Meloetta Candy from completing this special research quest.

Time to add Furfrou and Meloetta to your Pokédex!

In keeping with Fashion Week, Butterfree, Sneasel and Blitzle all have new costume forms for you to collect. You can also catch the costume Pokémon from last year's Fashion Week - Smoochum, Kirlia, Shinx and Croagunk - and all of these costumed Pokémon will have shiny forms available.

These Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, but you'll also be able to fight costume Sneasel and Shinx in one-star raids, while costume Butterfree and Kirlia will be in three-star raids.

You can catch last year's Fashion Week Pokémon too.

Any 7km eggs collected from gifts will during Fashion Week will also have a different egg pool:

Finally, in a similar manner to the Go Tour Challengers, you'll be able to find and battle Fashion Challenger at PokéStops throughout Fashion Week. Defeating trainers will allow you to reap a number of rewards!

The Season of Mischief is here! Current events include the Season 9 of Go Battle League, the addition of Raid Achievements, the Misunderstood Mischief research quest and the new Finding Your Voice Meloetta research. Shiny Ditto can also now be found in the wild and this tricky Pokémon is now appearing as new creatures! The Halloween event is now live! You can complete the What Lies Behind the Mask research, evolve Galarian Slowking and compete in the Halloween Cup! Meanwhile, the last major update saw a level cap increase - including the addition of XL Candy, boosts to some XP sources and the addition of Platinum Medals. Inkay and Malamar are now in Pokémon Go!

Fashion Week date and times in Pokémon Go explained

Fashion Week in Pokémon Go runs from Tuesday, 21st September to Tuesday, 28th September - starting at 10am (local time) and ending at 8pm (local time).

This will give you enough time to complete the timed research quest, find the new costume Pokémon and catch a Furfrou or two.

Have fun during this year's Fashion Week!

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