Pokemon Go Festival of Colors event: Oricorio, featured Pokemon, bonuses and more


The dancing Pokemon Oricorio makes its debut in Pokemon Go during the Festival of Colors event.


A new event has just started in Pokemon Go. The mobile game is hosting a Festival of Colors celebration until March 20 and features a new Alola Pokemon to catch as well as a new collection challenge to complete. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

Event hours

The Festival of Colors event starts at 10:00 a.m. local time on March 15 and short until 8 p.m. local time on March 20.

Featured Pokemon

A new Pokemon Alola makes its debut in Pokemon Go during the Festival of Colors: Oricorio event. The colorful bird comes in four different varieties, each inspired by a different type of dance, but which one you encounter will depend on the region you are in. You can see where each shape will appear below:

  • Oricorio pompom style – Americas
  • Baile Style Oricorio – Europe, Middle East, Africa
  • Pa’u Style Oricorio – Islands of Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean
  • Sensu Style Oricorio – Asia Pacific Region

In addition to Oricorio, the following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild and in raids throughout the Festival of Colors events:

wild pokemon

  • drowzee
  • Chevala
  • gligar
  • Slugma
  • beautifully
  • Dustox
  • Tallow
  • Trapinch
  • Tourtwig
  • croagunk
  • Alomomola
  • Footprint
  • Oricorio

One Star Raids

  • Jigglypuff
  • Treeco
  • torchic
  • Mudkip
  • rockruff

Three Star Raids

  • Marowak
  • Alola Marowak
  • Chansey
  • Shadowon
  • Druddigon

Five Star Raids

Mega Raids

Event Bonuses

Along with the featured Pokemon, there will be a few bonuses in-game during the Festival of Colors event. All activated Lure Mods will last three hours instead of their usual duration, and there will be a new Collector’s Challenge that gives you a chance to catch Oricorio – among other rewards – when completed.

Additionally, players in India will have a few exclusive features. First, there will be a regional challenge to collectively catch 2 million Pokémon. If players can complete this goal, they will unlock a special bonus that will remain active for the rest of the event. There will also be an exclusive item bundle containing the following items:

  • 1 lucky egg
  • 1 lure module
  • 1 rain lure module
  • 1 mossy lure module

There are more activities on the horizon for Pokemon Go this month, including an Alola-inspired Lush Jungle event. You can keep up to date with everything happening in the game this month in our Summary of Pokemon Go March events.


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