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How to battle a Fashion Challenger in Pokemon Go Fashion Week

Want to make the most of Pokemon Go Fashion Week? Check out this guide on how to find, battle, and beat Fashion Challengers in Pokemon Go.

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Fashionable Pokemon during Fashion Week event

The Fashion Week event has returned to Pokemon Go with new quests and rewards for Trainers. Here’s how you can catch the newly released fashionable Pokemon and battle Fashion Challengers.

The Fashion Week event is back in Pokemon Go with Fashion Challengers, fashionable Pokemon, new Field Research tasks, and a lot more. Trainers can complete a ton of new challenges and get their hands on Absol, Croagunk, and Diglett wearing hats and goggles.

In order to progress, you’ll have to face Fashion Challengers who have Pokemon like Furfrou, Mareanie, and Diglett on their teams.

Here’s everything to know about the Fashion Challengers in Pokemon Go’s Fashion Week event in September 2022.

Official promo art for Pokemon Go's Fashion Week

How to battle Fashion Challengers in Pokemon Go Fashion Week

You can battle three Fashion Challengers in Pokemon Go after completing certain Fashion Week quests. Do note that the event ends on October 3, 2022.

Here’s a list of all Fashion Week quests in the game with which you can unlock encounters with Fashion Challengers:

Part 1/6

  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon – 1 Lure Module
  • Catch 5 Pokémon – 5 Poké Balls
  • Take 5 snapshots of wild Pokémon – 5 Nanab Berries

The reward for completing these quests is an encounter with a Quirky Challenger.

Part 2/6

  • Battle a Fashion Challenger – 1500 XP

The reward for completing this part is an encounter with Costume Croagunk

Part 3/6

  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws – 10 Great Balls
  • Take a snapshot of Mareanie in the wild – 10 Razz Berries
  • Catch a Furfrou – 25 Furfrou Candy

The reward for completing these quests is an encounter with a Rugged Challenger

Part 4/6

  • Battle a Fashion Challenger – 2000 XP

The reward for completing this part is an encounter with Costume Diglett

Part 5/6

  • Take 10 snapshots of wild Pokémon – 2 Silver Pinap Berries
  • Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon – 10 Pinap Berries
  • Make 3 Excellent Curveball Throws – 25 Great Balls
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times – 20 Ultra Balls
  • Catch 15 Pokémon – 2 Golden Razz Berries

The reward for completing these quests is a battle with a Cool Challenger

Part 6/6

  • Battle a Fashion Challenger – 3000 XP

The reward for completing this part is 10,000 Stardust and encounter with Costume Absol

Fashionable Pokemon and their Pokedex numbers

How to beat Fashion Challengers in Pokemon Go

To be fair, Fashion Challengers in Pokemon Go have really weak lineups that feature Pokemon with less than 500 CP. Even beginners should be able to beat them with the right counters.

Quirky Challenger’s lineup in Pokemon Go Fashion Week

  • Furfrou (weak against Fighting-type)
  • Mareanie (weak against Electric-type)
  • Diglett (weak against Grass, Water, and Ice-types)

Rugged Challenger’s lineup in Pokemon Go Fashion Week

  • Furfrou (weak against Fighting-type)
  • Blitzle (weak against Ground-type)
  • Absol (weak against Fighting, Bug, and Fairy-types)

Cool Challenger’s lineup in Pokemon Go Fashion Week

  • Furfrou (weak against Fighting-type)
  • Frillish (weak against Ghost, Dark, Grass, Electric-types)
  • Croagunk (weak against Psychic, Flying, and Ground-types)
Pokemon Go trainer with Wigglytuff and other Pokemon

Well, this was everything to know about the Fashion Challengers in Pokemon Go’s Fashion Week. For similar guides on the mobile game, check out our guides on how to get revives, how to get Galarian Slowpoke and Slowbro, and how to get Hoopa.

Image Credits: Niantic