Pokemon Go organized an in-game event in India to celebrate the religious holiday Holi. The celebration of the Color Festival will start on March 28th (Indian Standard Time) from 10 am to 8 pm (Indian Standard Time). In addition to the activities in this game, two new T-shirt avatars inspired by Holi will be provided to all players around the world. These new avatar items will be available for free on the Pokemon Go game store starting at 1:00 PM Pacific time on March 26 (1:00 AM IST the next day).
Game maker Niantic announced a new event in the popular Pokemon Go mobile game Holi on its official blog. This may be the company’s first large-scale gaming event centered in India. The company was recently discovered to be hiring in India, which suggests that it may increase its business in India. During the event, Pokémon representing different festival colors, such as Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Alolan Grimer, Seel, Marill, Sunkern, Murkrow, Slugma, Aron, Trapinch and Drifloon, will be attracted to the incense more frequently.
In addition, completing the task of “Pokemon Go Color Festival Timed Research” will give players rewards such as Pokémon Ball, Big Ball and Hyperball, Razz Berry, Pinap Berry, Nanab Berry, Golden Razz Berry, Silver Pinap Berry, Dragon Scale, Sun Stone and Sinnoh Stone. These missions will also provide huge energy for Pokémon such as Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Beedrill, Pidgeot, Gengar and Ampharos. It also includes other rewards, such as super potions, super incubators and advanced battle passes. During the event, players can also encounter colorful Alolan Muk Sludge Pokémon.
Pokemon Go will also have two activity boxes in the game store. The first one will contain a 100 PokeCoin box containing 30 Co balls, one lucky egg and 10 Pinap berries, and the second one will be a free box containing three incense. The new Festival Colors event complements the ongoing Wayfarer Challenge in India, which allows Pokemon Go players to add positions and earn rewards in the game. These rewards include the experience value of catching Pokémon up to three times XP, and the appearance of rare Pokémon (such as Smeargle and Murkrow).