Pokemon Go Fashion Event Now Live, Features Top Hat-Wearing Pokemon And New Shiny

The Pokemon Company is teaming with Longchamp Paris for a Pokemon fashion collection, and Pokemon Go is celebrating the partnership with its own in-game event until October 8.

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The Pokemon Company is partnering with Longchamp Paris to release a Pokemon-themed fashion collection in stores this month, and to celebrate the collaboration, Pokemon Go is holding its own in-game fashion-themed event right now.

Until 10 PM PT on October 8, "fashionable" Pokemon will be appearing in the wild, Raid Battles, and hatching from eggs more frequently than normal. Many of the pocket monsters will be sporting top hats, caps, bows, and other accessories: Smoochum wearing bows will hatch from 7 km eggs, while Kirlia and Shinx wearing top hats will appear as Raid bosses. You'll also find the following Pokemon more frequently in the wild:

  • Mareep
  • Skitty
  • Roselia
  • Kricketot
  • Croagunk (wearing a backwards cap)
  • Blitzle
  • Cottonee
  • Minccino
  • Gothita
Kirlia and Smoochum
Kirlia and Smoochum

On top of that, you'll have a chance to encounter Shiny Kricketot during the event. Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will also be available, and a free Longchamp bag for your avatar--based on one of the real fashion items being released--will be available from Pokemon Go's in-game style shop.

Beyond the fashion event, Niantic has a host of other events and activities lined up for Pokemon Go this month. The studio is holding an autumn event in the game starting October 9, while October's Community Day is set for October 17. A new batch of Field Research tasks is also now live, and the Legendary Pokemon Moltres is back in five-star Raids for a limited time.

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