This Week in Pokemon GO 13-19 March 2023

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 13th March we have the end of the Festival of Colors, Slowpoke Community Day and more!

Festival of Colors

From March 8 to March 14, 2023 from 10am to 8pm local time the Festival of Colors takes place, introducing Mega Medicham, and Bruxish, the Gnash Teeth Pokémon. Shiny Smeargle will also be available from snapshots!

  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during the event for a surprise to potentially encounter a shiny Smeargle!
  • General icon Friendship levels will increase twice as fast
  • General icon Trainers may find a colorful surprise around PokéStops when they walk near them

Slowpoke Community Day

March Community Day features both Kanto and Galarian Slowpoke, with Galarian Slowpoke available as shiny for the first time!

  • Event icon Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
  • Bonuses

  • Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
  • Candy XL icon 2× chance to receive XL Candy from catching Pokémon (only for Trainers Level 31 and up)
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 3 hours
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last for 3 hours
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during the event for a surprise
  • XP icon 3x Experience for catching Pokémon
  • Trade icon One additional special trade can be made, up to a maximum of two on the day(*)
  • Trade icon Trades made will require 50% less Stardust (*)

GO Battle League Season 14

GO Battle League: Rising Heroes will start on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PT.

The following will occur at the beginning of the Season.

  • End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior Season.

Mar 8-Mar 15

  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🔵 Color Cup: Great League Edition

Mar 15-Mar 22

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Psychic Cup: Great League Edition

Spotlight Hour

Rowlet

Tuesday March 14th 6pm till 7pm local time we have Rowlet as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× XP for evolving Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Ho-Oh

Wednesday March 15th 6pm till 7pm local time Ho-Oh will be appearing in raids for raid hour.

Raids

Mega Raids

Medicham (Mega)

From March 8 to March 21 Mega Medicham will make their debut to appear in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

Ho-Oh

From March 8 to March 21 Ho-Oh will appear in five-star raids.

Field Research

March 2023 Research Breakthrough

Completing Field Research tasks leads to Research Breakthroughs, which now reward Trainers with different items in addition to encounters with a variety of Pokémon. Check out the Research Breakthrough rewards you can look forward to this Season!

  • From March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to June 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Parasect, Pinsir, Snorlax, Furfrou, Gible and Goomy.

March 2023 Research Tasks

For a full list of March 2023 research tasks check out our article here.

Season of Rising Heroes

Seasonal bonuses: Rising Heroes

The following bonuses are specific to Season 10: Rising Heroes.

  • Increased damage dealt by Pokémon participating in raids remotely
  • Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops
  • Extra Stardust earned from Team GO Rocket encounters

Season of Rising Heroes Wild Encounters

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during the Season, including iconic Pokémon from all generations. As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world.

Cities

Forests

Mountains

Beaches & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

Eggs

The following Pokémon hatch from Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group!

2 km Eggs

5 km Eggs

7 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

Adventure Sync Rewards

The following Pokémon hatch from Adventure Sync Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group.

5 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

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