Why is My Incense Orange in Pokemon GO?

Why is my Incense orange in Pokemon GO—the question many trainers are asking this week after a color scheme change by Niantic Labs.
Why is my Incense orange in Pokemon GO—the question many trainers are asking this week after a color scheme change by Niantic Labs. | Niantic Labs

Why is my Incense orange in Pokemon GO—the question many trainers are asking this week after a color scheme change by Niantic Labs.

Fortunately, the answer is simpler than you may think. With the pandemic making rounds, Niantic has put a rainbow of new measures to their AR mobile game, Pokemon GO. So far, these have come in the form of Remote Raiding, special bonuses toward hatching speed and star dust, prolific raid headliners, and more.

Now, as part of the new Incense Day hourly event, trainers have started seeing orange.

Why is My Incense Orange Pokemon GO

According to a tweet from Niantic Labs' official support account, your incense turns orange to signify that the incense you're using will be attracting Pokemon in accordance with the event. Otherwise, your items will be their normal green color.

This is a simple cosmetic change does not affect a trainer's gameplay or the use of their items. It only stands as an earmark of what's happening that day. Hopefully, this will help trainers become more aware of the features Niantic has planned.

After all, no one wants to miss out on Incense Day. Who wants to pass up the chance at a shiny?