A new event has just begun in Pokemon Go. The mobile game is holding a Festival of Colors celebration until Mar. 20, and it’s introducing a new Alola Pokemon to catch along with a new Collection Challenge to complete. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
The Festival of Colors event kicks off at 10 a.m. local time on Mar. 15 and runs until 8 p.m. local time on Mar. 20.
A new Alola Pokemon is making its Pokemon Go debut during the Festival of Colors event: Oricorio. The colorful bird comes in four different varieties, each inspired by a different kind of dance, but which one you’ll encounter will depend on which region you’re in. You can see where each form will appear below:
- Pom-Pom Style Oricorio – Americas
- Baile Style Oricorio – Europe, the Middle East, Africa
- Pa’u Style Oricorio – African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean islands
- Sensu Style Oricorio – Asia-Pacific region
In addition to Oricorio, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild and in raids throughout the Festival of Colors events:
- Alolan Marowak
- Therian Forme Tornadus
- Mega Lopunny
On top of the featured Pokemon, there will be a few in-game bonuses during the Festival of Colors event. Any lure modules that are activated will last for three hours rather than their usual duration, and there will be a new Collection Challenge that will net you a chance to catch Oricorio — among other rewards — once completed.
In addition, players in India will have a few exclusive features. First, there will be a regional challenge to collectively catch 2 million Pokemon. If players can hit that goal, they’ll unlock a special bonus that will remain active throughout the remainder of the event. There will also be an exclusive item bundle containing the following:
- 1 Lucky Egg
- 1 Lure Module
- 1 Rainy 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 catch up on everything else happening in the game this month in our Pokemon Go March events roundup.
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