Festival of Colors Event (2022)

Festival of Colors is a brand-new worldwide Pokémon GO event  that takes place from March 15, 2022 to March 20, 2022.

Oricorio, the Dancing Pokémon, is making its Pokémon GO debut during the Festival of Colors. Oricorio is a new region exclusive Pokémon, with each of the four Oricorio styles spawning in a different part of the world.

Although Festival of Colors 2022 is a Global Event, there is a special celebration taking part exclusively in India during the same time.

Festival of Colors 2022 Global Event

Date and Time

Event icon Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Event Bonuses

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Oricorio, the Dancing Pokémon, makes its Pokémon GO debut!
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots every day during the event for a surprise!

Oricorio debuts in Pokémon GO

Oricorio, the Dancing Pokémon, makes its Pokémon GO debut.

Oricorio you encounter will be of different Styles depending on where they were caught in the world:

Oricorio (Baile) Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Oricorio (Pom-Pom) Appearing in the Americas
Oricorio (Pa'u) Appearing in African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean islands
Oricorio (Sensu) Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region

Festival of Colors Collection Challenge

Oricorio (Baile)

Complete the Collection Challenge to contribute to your Elite Collector medal, as well as earn 20,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust, and an encounter with Oricorio!

  • Slugma (Wild)
  • Trapinch (Wild)
  • Drowzee (Wild, “Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon” Monthly Field Research)
  • Turtwig (Wild)
  • Horsea (Wild)
  • Taillow (Wild)
  • Gligar (Wild)
  • Oricorio (Wild, Event Field Research)

Rewards: 20,000 XP, 3000 stardust, Oricorio encounter (home region form)

Oricorio’s Style will be based on your location at the time you complete the challenge.

Festival of Colors Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild (Oricorio’s Style will be based on your location):

The Pokémon will be appearing also more frequently, but as rare spawns:

Festival of Color Raids

One star raids

Three-Star Raids

Five-Star Raids

Tornadus (Therian)

Mega Raids

Lopunny (Mega)

Festival of Colors Field Research

Task Text Reward
Hatch an egg Alolan Grimer (s)
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Castform (s)Sunny CastformRainy Castform (s)Snowy Castform
Catch 8 different species of Pokémon Plant Burmy (s)Sand Burmy (s)Trash Burmy (s)
Catch 10 different species of Pokémon Oricorio (home region form)
Catch 3 Grass-type Pokémon Bulbasaur (s), 20 Venusaur Mega Energy
Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon Charmander (s)20 Charizard Mega Energy
Catch 3 Water-type Pokémon Squirtle (s)20 Blastoise Mega Energy

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks:

If you’re lucky and pickup a rare Field Research task, you will be available to encounter Oricorio (Oricorio Style’s will be based on your location):

Complete certain Field Research tasks to earn Mega Energy for the following Pokémon.

  • Venusaur Mega Energy
  • Charizard Mega Energy
  • Blastoise Mega Energy

New Avatar Items

The following new avatar items will be available for free in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends:

  •  Festival of Colors Face Stickers

A Celebration in India

India Regional Challenge

Friday, March 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time for Trainers in India
Trainers in India will be able to participate in a Regional Challenge!

Once they catch enough Pokémon, they’ll unlock a bonus for all Trainers in India for the remainder of the event!

  • India Regional Challenge: Catch 2,000,000 Pokémon
  • India Regional Challenge Bonus Reward: 2× Catch Candy

Event Box
Until Sunday, March 20, 2022, Trainers in India will be able to pick up a celebratory box for 125 PokéCoins containing a Lucky Egg, a Lure Module, a Rainy Lure Module, and a Mossy Lure Module.

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