Pokemon Go Festival of Colors 2023 Event – bigger and better than ever before!

Pokemon Go Festival of Colors 2023

As we continue our first week of Season 10 Rising Heroes in Pokemon Go, they are bringing back an event that was such a huge hit on the first release – the Pokemon Go Festival of Colors 2023 Event.

Filled with color and wonder from the very start, the Festival of Colors 2023 will leave give trainers the opportunity to encounter vibrant new Pokemon with colorful surprises along the way.

Let’s take a look at all the details below.

Festival of Colors 2023 – the details.

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Starting Wednesday, March 8, at 10:00 AM Local Time until Tuesday, March 14, at 8:00 PM Local Time, trainers will have just 6 days to reap all the benefits of this truly spectacular event!

Featuring Mega Medicham and Bruxish making their debuts to the game, as well as the return of some of our 5* favorites, it is set to be jam-packed from beginning to end.

Festival of Colors 2023 – the Raids.

For the duration of the Festival of Colors 2023 event, the following Pokemon will be available in raids:

1 Star Raids:

  • Espurr*
  • Rockruff*
  • Mareanie
  • Bruxish

3 Star Raids:

  • Exeggutor
  • Alolan Exeggutor*
  • Cryogonal
  • Druddigon*

5 Star Raids:

  • Ho-Oh

Mega Raids:

  • Mega Medicham*

* Available as a Shiny Pokemon

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Collection Challenge

A Festival of Colors Collection Challenge will be available to trainers.

Complete the Collection Challenge by the end of the event and you will earn 20,000 XP and a Lure Module!


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For the duration of the Festival of Colors 2023 Event, the following bonuses will be active:

  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Friendship levels will increase twice as fast

With Friendship levels increasing twice as fast, it’s time to send those gifts and progress those friendship levels!

READ MORE: Pokemon Go Shiny Meltan 2023 – is it available?


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Shiny Smeargle is returning!

Be sure to take a Snapshot of your buddy during the event for the chance to encounter Shiny Smeargle!!

Avatar Items

We all love a new Avatar item!

And this time, you can purchase the Color Throw Pose! We love it!

And there we have it! PokeBalls at the ready – The Festival of Colors 2023 is upon us!

Pokemon Go is available to download now on Apple and Android Mobile Devices