Pokemon Go fans have seen several strange, visual bugs during 2022 Fashion Week, but a YouTuber has stopped to mention a particularly frustrating instance with a “Shiny” glitched Furfrou.
Pokemon Go has been under fire this week for a slew of strange, graphical issues that have interrupted gameplay. This includes changes to team leaders’ outfits in time for the 2022 Fashion Week event, as well as awkward Pokemon appearances.
The team leader’s glitches, which turned the beloved characters into terrifying demons, seemed to be an accident in Niantic’s efforts to update older models. Even without the glitches, most fans aren’t happy with Fashion Week’s clothing choices, begging Niantic not to “fix” something that wasn’t broken in the beginning.
Unfortunately, glitches have also been an issue with Pokemon Go’s Fashion Week spawns. While many of these bugs are obvious, like the distorted Blitzle or an obscured Butterfree, the glitches for fan-favorite Furfrou are a bit more frustrating.
A glitchy Furfrou in Pokemon Go looks like the Shiny variant
In a Twitter post uploaded by YouTuber and Pokemon Go player ProPlanty, the fan shows off a Furfrou encounter. At first glance, it looks like they’ve scored a Shiny, until players notice the protruding eyeballs and overall lack of detail. The message reads: “Be sure to retweet this for Shiny Furfrou good luck”.
Players in the comments laugh along with the frustrated Pokemon Go player, with ESpondulix saying, “Haha okay, so my game isn’t the only one…” followed by a picture of a similar glitch event Blitzle. Meanwhile, PoGoMiloUK adds, “Is this the Halloween costume?”
Other players note Furfrou’s disturbing appearance, with Thomageddon2 saying, “That looks so disturbing.” and THE_ZetaFanboy commenting “I’ve heard about this Shadow Furfrou, but I didn’t think I’d ever get to see it.”
While the glitch can be seen in a humorous light, many Pokemon Go players experiencing this Furfrou bug are probably very frustrated. Fans have noticed a very low spawn count for the Kalos Normal type despite his Shiny debut in the event, making the fake out an unwelcome surprise.
Hopefully Niantic fixes the bug soon so other fans don’t have a fake “Shiny” encounter.