Festival of Colors returns for 2023; Mega Medicham and Bruxish debut during the colorful celebration’s second year
We’re excited to announce the return of Pokémon GO’s Festival of Colors! This year, two Pokémon will make their vibrant Pokémon GO debuts: Mega Medicham and Bruxish!
Read on for more details!
Festival of Colors
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Mega Medicham debuts
Mega Medicham will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
Bruxish, the Gnash Teeth Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut!
Keep an eye out! Trainers will find a colorful surprise around PokéStops as they walk close to them.
A Festival of Colors Collection Challenge is coming soon!
Complete the Collection Challenge by the end of the event to earn 20,000 XP and a Lure Module!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will appear in raids.
Field Research task encounters
Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available!
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks! A quick reminder, Trainers—the Oricorio you encounter will be of different Styles depending on where they were caught in the world.
The following new avatar item will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!
Color Throw Pose
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.
—The Pokémon GO team