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Pokémon Go: Festival of Colors 2022 event guide

Pokemon Go Season Of Alola
Pokemon Go Season Of Alola (Image credit: Niantic)

As the Season of Alola begins in Pokémon Go, the Festival of Colors 2022 event is here! Oricorio, the Dancing Pokémon has made its debut as the next regional exclusive Pokémon. We here at iMore have all the details for this exciting new event, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is the Festival of Colors 2022 event in Pokémon Go?

Commemorating Holi, the Festival of Colors is a recurring event in Pokémon Go, originally held in India but now expanded to the rest of the world. The event features brightly colored Pokémon, with Oricorio, the Dancing Pokémon making its Pokémon Go debut during this year's event. Oricorio is a Pokémon with four different styles, each of which can be found on a different Alolan island.

In Pokémon Go, each style of Oricorio can be found in a different region of the world. Oricorio Baile style can be encountered in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Pom-Pom style Oricorio can be found in the Americas. Oricorio can be found in its P'au style on the African, Asian, Carribean, and Pacific Islands. Last but not least, Sensu style Oricorio appears in the Asia Pacific region.

Pokemon 741 Oricorio Baile (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 741 Oricorio Pom-Pom (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 741 Oricorio Pau (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 741 Oricorio Sensu (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

When is the Festival of Colors 2022 event in Pokémon Go?

The Festival of Colors 2022 event runs from Tuesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.

Wild Pokémon

Pokemon 269 Dustox (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 328 Trapinch (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 267 Beautifly (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

During the Festival of Colors 2022 event, players will be able to catch the following Pokémon:

  • Drowzee*
  • Horsea*
  • Gligar*
  • Slugma*
  • Beautifly
  • Dustox
  • Taillow*
  • Trapinch*
  • Turtwig*
  • Croagunk*
  • Alomomola*
  • Fletchling*
  • Oricorio (Baile style) Europe, Middle East, Africa
  • Oricorio (Pom-Pom style) Americas
  • Oricorio (P'au style) African, Asian, Carribean, and Pacific Islands
  • Oricorio (Sensu style) Asia Pacific

Raids

Pokemon Go Gyms Raids (Image credit: Niantic)

The following raids will be running during the Festival of Colors 2022 event:

  • Jigglypuff* (one star)
  • Treecko* (one star)
  • Torchic* (one star)
  • Mudkip* (one star)
  • Rockruff* (one star)
  • Marowak (three star)
  • Alolan Marowak* (three star)
  • Chansey* (three star)
  • Umbreon (three star)
  • Druddigon* (three star)
  • Therian forme Tornadus (five star)
  • Mega Lopunny* (Mega)

Field Research

Pokemon Go Wayfarer (Image credit: Niantic)

Players will be able to collect the following event exclusive Field Research tasks from PokéStops and gyms during the event:

  • Catch three Grass type Pokémon for a Bulbasaur* encounter
  • Catch three Grass type Pokémon for 20 Venusaur Mega Energy
  • Catch three Fire type Pokémon for a Charmander* encounter
  • Catch three Fire type Pokémon for 20 Charizard Mega Energy
  • Catch three Water type Pokémon for a Squirtle* encounter
  • Catch three Water type Pokémon for 20 Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Catch five different species of Pokémon for a Castform* encounter
  • Catch eight different species of Pokémon for a Burmy* encounter
  • Catch ten different species of Pokémon for an Oricorio encounter
  • Hatch an egg for an Alolan Grimer* encounter

Collection Challenge

Pokemon Go Collection Challenges (Image credit: Niantic)

During the Festival of Colors 2022 event, players can earn an additional Oricorio encounter by completing the following Collection Challenge:

  • Catch a Slugma
  • Catch a Trapinch
  • Catch a Drowzee
  • Catch a Turtwig
  • Catch a Horsea
  • Catch a Taillow
  • Catch a Gligar
  • Catch an Oricorio

Completion Rewards: Oricorio encounter, 3,000 Stardust, 2,000 XP

Other bonuses

Pokemon Go Pokecoin Update (Image credit: Niantic)

The Festival of Colors 2022 event also features the following bonuses:

  • Lure Modules duration increased to three hours
  • Up to five event exclusive photobombs per day
  • Festival of Colors avatar style items in the PokéShop

Questions about the Festival of Colors 2022 event in Pokémon Go?

Do you have any questions about the Festival of Colors 2022 event in Pokémon Go? Which Oricorio will you be trying to catch? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.