This Week in Pokémon GO: 6-12 March 2023

Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 6th March we have the Festival of Colors, the return of Elite Raids with new raid bosses 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

Elite Raids

Regieleki and Regidrago

On March 11, 2023 at 11:00am, 2pm and 5pm local time featuring Regieleki and Regidrago, debuting for the first time in Pokémon GO.

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 1-Mar 8

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

Mar 8-Mar 15

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

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday March 7th 6pm till 7pm local time we have Eevee as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× candy for transferring Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday March 8th 6pm till 7pm local time Ho-Oh will be appearing in raids for raid hour.


Mega Raids

Charizard (Mega Y)

From March 1 to March 8 Mega Charizard Y will appear in Mega Raids.

Medicham (Mega)

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

Five Star Raids

Tornadus (Incarnate)

From March 1 to March 8 Incarnate Forme Tornadus will appear in five-star raids.


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.




Beaches & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere


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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