Pokémon GO Fashion Week 2023: New and Returning Costumed Pokémon, Raids, and More

The Pokémon are dressed to impress!
Pokémon GO image of costumed Wooper, Dragonite, Quagsire, and regular Gothita for Fashion Week 2023.
Image via Niantic

There are a lot of dressed up Pokémon making their way to the Pokémon GO runway for Fashion Week 2023. Below you’ll find all the information about the event’s Pokémon encounters, bonuses, and more.

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Pokémon GO Fashion Week 2023 Event Date and Time

The Pokémon GO Fashion Week 2023 event will run from Wednesday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. local time. The event will last for four days and 10 hours.

Pokémon GO Fashion Week 2023 Debut Costumed Pokémon

The Pokémon GO Fashion Week 2023 event will introduce three new costumed Pokémon:

  • Dragonite wearing a fashionable costume,
  • Wooper wearing a fashionable costume,
  • and its evolution, Quagsire wearing a fashionable costume.

Below is a table of each of the new costumed Pokémon and how to obtain them during the event:

Debut Costumed PokémonHow to Obtain
Dragonite wearing a fashionable costume– Three-star raids
– Collection challenge reward
Wooper wearing a fashionable costume– Wild encounters
– One-star raids
– Hatch from 5 km Eggs
– Field research task encounters
Quagsire wearing a fashionable costume– Use 50 Wooper Candy to evolve Wooper wearing a fashionable costume

Returning Costumed Pokémon

There will be a whopping total of 11 costumed Pokémon returning during the duration of the Fashion Week 2023 event. The following table lists all the returning costumed Pokémon and the different ways to obtain them:

Returning Costumed PokémonHow to Obtain
Pikachu with summer flair– Wild encounters
– Use 25 Pikachu Candy to evolve Pichu with summer flair
Pichu with summer flair– Hatch from 5 km Eggs
Diglett wearing a fashionable costume– Wild encounters
– One-star raids
– Field research task encounters
Croagunk wearing a fashionable costume– Wild encounters
Absol wearing a fashionable costume– Wild encounters (rare)
– Three-star raids
Sneasel wearing a fashionable costume– One-star raids
Butterfree wearing a fashionable costume– Three-star raids
– Field research task encounters
Kirlia wearing a fashionable costume– Three-star raids
– Field research task encounters
Smoochum wearing a fashionable costume– Hatch from 5 km Eggs
Shinx wearing a fashionable costume– Hatch from 5 km Eggs
– Field research task encounters
Blitzle wearing a fashionable costume– Field research task encounters

In addition, the following costumed Pokémon can be obtained by evolving the returning costumed Pokémon available during Fashion Week 2023:

How to Evolve
Raichu with summer flair– Use 50 Pikachu Candy to evolve Pikachu with summer flair
Dugtrio wearing a fashionable costume– Use 50 Diglett Candy to evolve Diglett wearing a fashionable costume
Toxicroak wearing a fashionable costume– Use 50 Croagunk Candy to evolve Croagunk wearing a fashionable costume

Debut Shiny Pokémon

An image of shiny Gothita, Gothorita, and Gothitelle from Pokémon HOME.
Image via Pokémon HOME

For the first time, Gothita can be obtained in its shiny coloration in Pokémon GO. The following table lists how to find Gothita during the event and how to evolve it into Gothorita and Gothitelle:

Debut Shiny PokémonHow to Obtain
Gothita– Wild encounters
– Hatch from 5 km Eggs*
Gothorita– Use 25 Gothita Candy to evolve Gothita
Gothitelle– Use 100 Gothita Candy to evolve Gothorita
* Gothita hatched from 5 km Eggs during the event have a higher chance of being shiny than those found in wild encounters.

Increased Wild Pokémon Encounters

The following table lists all the Pokémon that will have an increased encounter rate in the wild, as well as if they can be shiny:

Increased Wild Encounter PokémonCan it be Shiny?
Pikachu with summer flair
Diglett wearing a fashionable costume
Wooper wearing a fashionable costume
Croagunk wearing a fashionable costume
Gothita
Frillish (female)
Furfrou
Mareanie
Absol wearing a fashionable costume (rare)
Frillish (male) (rare)

Raid Pokémon Encounters

The following tables list all the raid encounters that will appear during the Fashion Week 2023 event, and if it’s possible to encounter the raid Pokémon in its shiny coloration after defeating it.

One-Star Raids

One-Star Raid PokémonCan it be Shiny?
Diglett wearing a fashionable costume
Wooper wearing a fashionable costume
Sneasel wearing a fashionable costume
Furfrou

Three-Star Raids

Three-Star Raid PokémonCan it be Shiny?
Butterfree wearing a fashionable costume
Dragonite wearing a fashionable costume
Kirlia wearing a fashionable costume
Absol wearing a fashionable costume

Egg Pokémon

The following Pokémon will have the chance to hatch from 5 km Eggs during the Fashion Week 2023 event:

5 km Egg PokémonCan it be Shiny?
Pichu with summer flair
Wooper wearing a fashionable costume
Smoochum wearing a fashionable costume
Shinx wearing a fashionable costume
Gothita★*
* Gothita hatched from 5 km Eggs during the event have a higher chance of being shiny than those found in wild encounters.

Field Research Task Pokémon Encounters

The following Pokémon can be encountered as rewards for completing field research tasks during the Fashion Week 2023 event:

Field Research Task Pokémon EncountersCan it be Shiny?
Butterfree wearing a fashionable costume
Diglett wearing a fashionable costume
Wooper wearing a fashionable costume
Kirlia wearing a fashionable costume
Shinx wearing a fashionable costume
Blitzle wearing a fashionable costume

Pokémon GO Fashion Week 2023 Collection Challenge

A special Collection Challenge will be available during Fashion Week 2023. Completing the Collection Challenge will yield the following rewards:

  • Dragonite wearing a fashionable costume (has a chance to be shiny),
  • XP (amount currently unknown),
  • and Stardust (amount currently unknown).

Pokémon GO Fashion Week 2023 Event Bonuses

The following bonuses will be in effect during Fashion Week 2023:

  • Certain avatar items will be on sale.
  • Double (2x) Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • (For Trainers level 31 and up:) Increased chance to receive Candy XL for catching Pokémon.

Pokémon GO Fashion Week 2023 Paid Timed Research

For 2 USD (or the equivalent local pricing tier), players can buy a Fashion Week-themed paid timed research. Some of the rewards for completing the paid timed research tasks include:

  • Encounters with various Pokémon wearing costumes,
  • And two Premium Battle Passes.

New Avatar Items

Pokémon GO image of Trainers wearing new avatar items during Fashion Week 2023.
Image via Niantic

The following avatar items will be added to Pokémon GO starting during Fashion Week 2023:

  • Gothitelle Top
  • Gothitelle Pants
  • Gothitelle Shoes
  • Reuniclus Top
  • Reuniclus Boots
  • Hooded Denim Jacket
  • Denim Pants

PokéStop Showcases

Players will be able to submit the following Pokémon in PokéStop Showcases during the Fashion Week 2023 event:

  • Gothita
  • Mareanie

Before hitting the runway, be sure to check out our guide to the Pokémon GO Festival of Lights event to make the most of what the event has to offer.

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