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Pokemon GO Furfrou Debut Gives Trainers the Option to Change Forms

Furfrou's debut during the Pokemon GO Fashion Week event will also bring a new function to the game.
Furfrou's debut during the Pokemon GO Fashion Week event will also bring a new function to the game. / Niantic Labs

Furfrou's debut during the Pokemon GO Fashion Week event will also bring a new function to the game.

Trainers will be able to catch Natural Form Furfrou on Sept. 21 to Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., local time. However, those who know this Pokemon from the main series games know that its shaggy white fur isn't the only look Furfrou can sport. The famous "Poodle" Pokemon is best known for its selection of hairstyles and trims trainers can apply to its appearance.

How could Niantic Labs bring Furfrou to the game without implementing this iconic part of its function?

How to Change Furfrou's Forms in Pokemon GO

All Furfrou will start off with their Normal form hairstyle. Trainers can then choose to change it to a different trim through the new "Form Change" mechanic. This option replaces the "Evolve" button on Furfrou's profile. Upon tapping it, trainers can select any available trim and apply it using 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust.

Only a few Furfrou trims are available worldwide, however. Some are restricted by region. We've listed them all below:

  • Matron—Global
  • Dandy—Global
  • Debutante—Americas only
  • Diamond—Europe, Middle East, and Africa only
  • Star—Asia-Pacific only
  • La Reine—France only
  • Kabuki—Japan only
  • Pharaoh—Egypt only

The circumstances surrounding its Heart Trim have yet to be announced. However, some fans have already begun to speculate that it will have something to do with the in-game Buddy Pokemon system. After all, where else can a trainer earn "hearts?"

Furfrou's debut is part of the Fashion Week event alongside costumed Sneazel and the release of themed avatar items and special Timed Research tasks.