How to complete Pokémon Go’s Festival of Colors 2023 Collection Challenge

Colors, challenges, and Castform!
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Pokémon Go is celebrating its annual Festival of Colors event, but this time there are multiple layers that will give players access to new and rare encounters. 

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Running from March 8 to 14, the returning event will see the debut of two colorful Pokémon. Bruxish will continue the trend for Niantic introducing Alolan Pokémon during this event, while Mega Medicham will likely get the most attention as it arrives in Mega Raids. 

Other Pokémon full of color like Smeargle, Burmy, Shuckle, and more are also appearing as wild spawns or in raids. You can also get some nice bonuses too, like three-hour Lure Module durations and Friendship levels increasing twice as fast. 

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As for content to complete, there are plenty of Field Research tasks that will guarantee encounters with rare Pokémon like Alolan Grimer, Castorm in various forms, and Oricorio in the style that relates to your region. A Collection Challenge full of extra XP is also available, and here is how to complete all of the content. 

Pokémon Go: How to complete the Festival of Colors 2023 Collection Challenge

  • Catch a Koffing
  • Catch a Stunky
  • Catch a Wobbuffet
  • Catch a Natu
  • Catch Shuckle
  • Catch a Paras
  • Catch a Krabby
  • Catch a Bruxish
  • Catch a Burmy (Sandy Cloak)
  • Catch a Burny (Trash Cloak)
  • Catch a Burmy (Plant Cloak)
  • Evolve a Burmy into Mothim

Total Reward: 20,000 XP and a Lure Module

Pokémon Go: All Festival of Colors 2023 Field Research tasks and rewards

  • Catch five different species of Pokémon
    • Castform (Normal Form) encounter
    • Castform (Sunny Form) encounter
    • Castform (Rainy Form) encounter
    • Castform (Snowy Form) encounter
  • Catch eight different species of Pokémon
    • Burmy (Sandy Cloak) encounter
    • Burny (Trash Cloack) encounter
    • Burmy (Plant Cloack) encounter
  • Catch 15 Pokémon
    • Alolan Grimer encounter
  • Catch 10 different species of Pokémon
    • Oricorio encounter

The Oricorio you encounter via this Field Research is still tied to the regional-exclusive Style in your area. 

How to get all region-locked Oricorio Styles in Pokémon Go’s Festival of Colors 2023

Unfortunately, you can’t get every Oricorio Style in Pokémon Go at this moment. This means you are limited to just the Style tied to the region you are playing the game in during the event. Here is the full list: 

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