Pokemon Go Festival of Colors Details

Pokemon Go Festival of Colors Mega Medicham Raid

While India and Hindu cultures celebrate the festival Holi, Pokemon Go trainers will experience the holiday in a different manner. Starting March 8th and running until March 14th at 8 PM local time, the Pokemon Go Festival of Colors will be active. If you’d like to read more about what will take place during the Pokemon Go Festival of Colors click here. Some of the key things to know from the event are Regidrago, Mega Medicham, and Bruxish are making their Pokemon GO debut.

During the event, trainers will be able to battle against Mega Medicham and the Legendary Rainbow Pokemon Ho-Oh in raids. Both Medicham and Ho-Oh shiny variations will be available as a potential reward. Regidrago will make its Pokemon Go debut in Elite raids on March 11th; trainers will need to be present at the raid in order to battle Regidrago.


Event Bonuses

  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Take a few snapshots every day during the event for a surprise!*
  • Friendship levels will increase twice as fast.
  • Shiny Smergle can appear after taking snapshots of your Pokemon.
  • Shiny Smergle will only be available during the Festival of Colors for the time being.

Wild Encounters

Trainers participating in the Pokemon Go Festival of Colors can encounter a variety of colorful Pokemon. Almost all of these Pokemon will have their shiny variations available to potentially encounter. Below are the Pokemon that will be spawning in abundance during the event:

  • Paras (Shiny)
  • Krabby (Shiny)
  • Koffing (Shiny)
  • Natu (Shiny)
  • Wobbuffet (Shiny)
  • Shuckle (Shiny)
  • Wingull (Shiny)
  • Plant Cloak Burmy (Shiny)
  • Sand Cloak Burmy (Shiny)
  • Trash Cloak Burmy (Shiny)
  • Lickitung (Shiny)
  • Galarian Zigzagoon (Shiny)

Only Stunky and Bruxish will not have their shiny variations available.

Field Research Task Encounters

During the event, trainers who complete tasks have a chance to encounter a variety of Pokemon. Sadly, the Oricorio variations are still region locked during this event.

  • Alolan Grimer (Shiny)
  • Castform (Shiny)
  • Sunny Form Castform (Shiny)
  • Rainy Form Castform (Shiny)
  • Snowy Form Castform (Shiny)
  • Plant Cloak Burmy (Shiny)
  • Sand Cloak Burmy (Shiny)
  • Trash Cloak Burmy (Shiny)
  • Baile Style Oricorio
  • Pom-Pom Style Oricorio
  • Pa’u Style Oricorio
  • Sensu Style Oricorio

Festival of Colors 2023 Collection Challenge

During the Pokemon Go Festival of Colors 2023, trainers are tasked with catching eleven different Pokemon during the event; in order to complete the collection challenge, trainers must evolve a Burmy into a Mothim. Below are the Pokemon you must catch in order to complete the challenge.

  • Plant Cloak Burmy (Shiny)
  • Sand Cloak Burmy (Shiny)
  • Trash Cloak Burmy (Shiny)
  • Koffing
  • Skuntank
  • Wobbuffet
  • Shuckle
  • Natu
  • Krabby
  • Paras
  • Bruxish

Rewards – 20,000 XP and a Lure Module.


Below are the Pokemon that will be appearing in raids during the Pokemon Go Festival of Colors event. We will indicate which Pokemon have a shiny chance from raids.

One-star raids

  • Espurr (Shiny)
  • Rockruff (Shiny)
  • Mareanie
  • Bruxish

Three-star raids

  • Exeggutor
  • Alolan Exeggutor (Shiny)
  • Cryogonal
  • Druddigon (Shiny)

Five-star raids

  • Ho-Oh (Shiny)

Mega Raids

  • Mega Medicham (Shiny)

Let Us Know!

Trainers will be able to participate in the Mega Medicham and Ho-Oh raids until March 21st. Regidrago will be available on March 11th only. Incarnate Forme Thundurus and Mega Venusaur will replace them on March 21st.

For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.

If you want to add me on Pokemon Go, my trainer code is 3979-2857-6892. If you want to be invited to a raid throughout the month, follow me on Twitter at KillerKDemons.

Let us know if this information is helpful to you and look out for any raid invites from us in the future. Remember to follow the NicheGamer Twitter for a variety of Pop Culture news

Pokemon Go was developed by The Pokémon Company and is available now on iOS and Android.

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