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Pokémon Go is getting a Fashion Week event

That means more Pokémon in hats!

Two Pokémon characters stand wearing branded backpacks Image: The Pokémon Company/Niantic
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Pokémon Go is getting an event to celebrate Paris Fashion Week from Oct. 2 until Oct. 8.

The most notable feature of this event is the release of Shiny Kricketot, which will be appearing in the wild for the first time. Mareep, Skitty, Roselia, Kricketot, Blitzle, Cottonee, Minccino, Gothita, and other Pokémon will also have increased spawn rates throughout the duration of the event.

Kricketot and Kricketune with their Shiny forms. Rather than orange, Shiny Kricketot and Kircketune are golden Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: The Pokémon Company/Niantic

Niantic is also adding even more Pokémon with hats to the game with this event. Smoochum hatched from seven kilometer eggs will have bows on their heads, Kirlia and Shinx from raids will have top hats, and Croagunks will have backwards caps. It’s unknown if these Pokémon will be able to evolve and keep their hats, but based on recent similar events, it’s likely that they will not be able to evolve at all.

While not particularly great for any bonuses, the event will be good for those who still need Gothita, Cottonee, and Minccino candy to evolve the creatures.

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