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Oricorio Joins The Festival Of Colors In Pokémon GO

Oricorio dances into Pokémon GO this March!

As the Season of Alola continues, a new event has been announced, titled The Festival of Colors 2022. Along with this, a new Pokémon makes its debut. Oricorio, The Dancing Pokémon, will be available to trainers around the world, but with a twist. This unique bird has four different forms, and each one will be region locked to specific areas in the real world.

Event Details

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

During this time, lure modules that are activated will last for 3 hours. If you take a snapshot during this event you will encounter a surprise that could possibly be shiny. Could this be the return of shiny Smeargle? He paints…this is the Festival of Color….you decide. In addition, you can also find new avatar items in the Style Shop.

In The Wild

Look forward to the following Pokémon, and more, spawning near you during the Festival of Colors. Note that a * indicates that The Pokémon can appear as shiny.

  • Drowzee*
  • Horsea*
  • Gligar*
  • Slugma*
  • Taillow*
  • Trapinch*
  • Turtwig*
  • Croagunk*
  • Fletchling*
  • Beautifly
  • Dustox
  • Alomomola*
  • Oricorio

Depending where you live, Oricorio will change its appearance. It has four different forms and collecting them all will require some serious world traveling.

  • Baile Style Oricorio: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Pom-Pom Style Oricorio: Appearing in the Americas
  • Pa’u Style Oricorio: Appearing in African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean islands
  • Sensu Style Oricorio: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region

In Raids

  • One-Star Raids: Jigglypuff*, Torchic*, Treecko*, Mudkip*, Rockruff*
  • Three-Star Raids: Marowak, Alolan Marowak*, Chansey*, Umbreon, Druddigon*
  • Five-Star Raids: Therian Forme Tornadus*
  • Mega Raids: Mega Lopunny*

Field Research Rewards

Spin PokéStops to get Field Research tasks that can grant you the following encounters:

  • Bulbasaur*
  • Squirtle*
  • Charmander*
  • Alolan Grimer*
  • Castform*
  • Burmy*
  • Oricorio

Certain tasks may also reward Mega energy for Venusaur, Charizard or Blastoise. So be sure to keep an eye out for those if Mega Pokémon is your thing.

What are your thoughts on region locking the different forms of Oricorio? Do you agree with this decision? Does it even matter? Let us know on Twitter, and as always,

See you around, Genesect!

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