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Niantic Labs Teases Furfrou for Release During Fashion Week in Pokemon GO

Niantic Labs has released a teaser depicting Furfrou, confirming speculation that the Pokemon's debut would be right around the corner.
Niantic Labs has released a teaser depicting Furfrou, confirming speculation that the Pokemon's debut would be right around the corner. / Niantic Labs

Niantic Labs has released a teaser depicting Furfrou, confirming speculation that the Pokemon's debut would be right around the corner.

The teaser came through the official Pokemon GO Twitter account on Friday, Sept. 10. In the announcement tweet, an image of the silhouette of Furfrou standing on a fashion runway was posted with the message "which costumed Pokemon will walk the runway during this year's Fashion Week event?"

Developers encouraged fans to "stay tuned" for future information. However, thanks to a convenient loading screen reveal, we already know the answer.

FurFrou Release Announced for Fashion Week in Pokemon GO

In hindsight, it makes perfect sense for Niantic to debut Furfrou in Pokemon GO during Fashion Week. According to the PokeDex, despite its fluffy and proper appearance, Furfrou once held an esteemed position as the protector of several Kalos-region kings. It is also known as the "Poodle" Pokemon for obvious reasons and its PokeDex number is 676.

In modern times, however, Furfrou is best known for its several different trims and hairstyles. While it cannot evolve, trainers can trim its fluffy fur into different shapes, styles, and colors to give it a variety of advantages in battle. In addition to its normal form, this Pokemon has nine different trims as seen in main series games. These are:

  • Heart
  • Star
  • Diamond
  • Debutante
  • Dandy
  • Pharaoh
  • Matron
  • Kabuki
  • La Reine

It's worth noting that Furfrou will only allow its coat to be shaped by someone it trusts. Otherwise, its fur will grow indefinitely. Additionally, any trimmed Furfrou will revert back to its normal form after a few days.

It's possible that trainers will need to build a buddy relationship with their Furfrou in order to unlock its hairstyles. Whether or not these styles will be random or remain permanently once chosen has yet to be revealed.

DBLTAP cannot confirm Furfrou's release date at the time of writing.