Bug Out!

Event

Starts:
Wednesday, August 10, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Tuesday, August 16, at 8:00 PM Local Time

It’s time to celebrate everything cute and creepy-crawly—that’s right, the Bug Out! event is back! Get ready to work on your throws, make progress toward your Bug Catcher medal, and challenge Mega Scizor in Mega Raids!

And, if you can’t get enough of Caterpie or totally love Ledyba, we’ve heard there’s even more to unlock during this event. Maybe Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo is the key to making this event a little more ultra?




Bonuses

2× XP for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws
Additional Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws
Increased chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws

Features

Pokémon Debuts

Grubbin, Charjabug, and Vikavolt will make their Pokémon GO debuts!

  • Grubbin
  • Charjabug
  • Vikavolt

You can use 25 Grubbin Candy to evolve Grubbin into Charjabug.

While you’re near an active Magnetic Lure Module, you can use 100 Grubbin Candy to evolve Charjabug into Vikavolt.


Mega Scizor Buzzes In!

Mega Scizor will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!

  • shiny
    Mega Scizor

Ultra Unlock bonus: Unown T appears!

Unown T will appear in Raid Battles during the Bug Out! event!

  • shiny
    Unown T

Ultra Unlock bonus: Pansage appearing globally!

Pansage, the Grass Monkey Pokémon, will appear in the wild and in raids around the world during the Bug Out! event!

  • shiny
    Pansage

Surprise Encounters

Smile! You might have a surprise encounter with a Bug-type Pokémon when you take a photo during the Bug Out! event! Take up to 5 snapshots a day to encounter one of the following Pokémon:

  • shiny
    Caterpie
  • shiny
    Weedle
  • shiny
    Wurmple
  • shiny
    Combee

Bonuses for Groups

Work together with other Trainers to unlock additional bonuses! If three or more Trainers join an in-person Raid Battle, even more of a certain wild Bug-type Pokémon will appear for 15 minutes in a 300-meter radius around the Gym that hosted the raid! The Pokémon that will appear in greater numbers change each day.

Note: Venipede and Kricketot were swapped since the original announcement. So Venipede will now be featured on August 14 and Kricketot will now be featured on August 13.

August 10: Wurmple (Wednesday)
August 11: Caterpie (Thursday)
August 12: Spinarak (Friday)
August 13: Kricketot (Saturday)
August 14: Venipede (Sunday)
August 15: Weedle (Monday)
August 16: Ledyba (Tuesday)

  • shiny
    Wurmple
  • shiny
    Caterpie
  • shiny
    Spinarak
  • shiny
    Kricketot
  • shiny
    Venipede
  • shiny
    Weedle
  • shiny
    Ledyba

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Venipede—if you’re lucky!

  • shiny
    Caterpie
  • shiny
    Weedle
  • shiny
    Ledyba
  • shiny
    Spinarak
  • shiny
    Yanma
  • shiny
    Wurmple
  • Surskit
  • shiny
    Kricketot
  • shiny
    Pansage
  • shiny
    Venipede
  • shiny
    Karrablast
  • Joltik
  • shiny
    Shelmet
  • Grubbin
  • Dewpider

If you're lucky, you may encounter the following

  • shiny
    Pineco
  • shiny
    Skorupi
  • shiny
    Dwebble

Raids

Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Paras
  • shiny
    Unown T
  • shiny
    Pineco
  • shiny
    Pansage
  • Joltik

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • Venomoth
  • shiny
    Pinsir
  • Forretress
  • shiny
    Shuckle

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • Genesect (Chill)

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Scizor

Research

Field Research Tasks

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

  • Catch 5 Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Caterpie
    Max CP
    187
    Min CP
    164
    shiny Weedle
    Max CP
    195
    Min CP
    172
  • Catch 10 Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Venipede
    Max CP
    302
    Min CP
    275
    Dewpider
    Max CP
    306
    Min CP
    277
    Wimpod
    Max CP
    215
    Min CP
    191
  • Catch 15 Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Burmy (Plant)
    Max CP
    209
    Min CP
    185
    shiny Burmy (Sandy)
    Max CP
    209
    Min CP
    185
    shiny Burmy (Trash)
    Max CP
    209
    Min CP
    185
  • Catch 10 Bug‑type Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Volbeat
    Max CP
    759
    Min CP
    714
    shiny Illumise
    Max CP
    759
    Min CP
    714
  • Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Combee
    Max CP
    212
    Min CP
    188
    Sewaddle
    Max CP
    418
    Min CP
    385
  • Make 3 Nice Throws
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Venonat
    Max CP
    430
    Min CP
    396
    shiny Kricketot
    Max CP
    172
    Min CP
    150
  • Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    Silcoon
    Max CP
    237
    Min CP
    211
    Cascoon
    Max CP
    237
    Min CP
    211
  • Make 3 Great Throws
    REWARD
    Grubbin
    Max CP
    421
    Min CP
    388
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a row
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Paras
    Max CP
    436
    Min CP
    402
    shiny Dwebble
    Max CP
    524
    Min CP
    488
  • Make 2 Excellent Throws
    REWARD
    shiny Nincada
    Max CP
    329
    Min CP
    299
  • Take Snapshots of 3 different Bug‑type Pokémon you caught
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Ledyba
    Max CP
    312
    Min CP
    283
    shiny Spinarak
    Max CP
    350
    Min CP
    319
    shiny Yanma
    Max CP
    630
    Min CP
    588
  • Trade a Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Karrablast
    Max CP
    506
    Min CP
    469
    shiny Shelmet
    Max CP
    357
    Min CP
    325

Bug Out! Catch Challenge

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Timed Research focused on catching Bug-type Pokémon will be available throughout the event! Complete research tasks to earn items, Pokémon encounters, and Scizor Mega Energy!

  • STEP
    1
    Bug Out! Catch Challenge (1/3)
    Catch 25 Bug-type Pokémon
    ×25
    Poké Ball ×25
    Walk 2 km Beedrill
    Make 15 Nice Throws
    ×20
    Great Ball ×20
    Make 10 Great Throws
    ×10
    Ultra Ball ×10
    Make 5 Curveball Throws
    ×10
    Pinap Berry ×10
    Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon Combee

    REWARDS

    Shedinja
    ×1
    2500 XP
  • STEP
    2
    Bug Out! Catch Challenge (2/3)
    Catch 25 Bug-type Pokémon
    ×25
    Poké Ball ×25
    Hatch an Egg
    ×3
    Golden Razz Berry ×3
    Evolve 2 Bug-type Pokémon Grubbin
    Make 10 Great Throws
    ×20
    Great Ball ×20
    Catch 10 different species of Bug-type Pokémon
    ×50
    Beedrill Mega Energy ×50
    Take snapshots of 5 different wild Bug-type Pokémon Venipede

    REWARDS

    Pinsir
    ×1000
    2500 XP
  • STEP
    3
    Bug Out! Catch Challenge (3/3)
    Claim Reward! Caterpie
    Claim Reward!
    ×1000
    1000 XP
    Claim Reward! Wurmple
    Claim Reward!
    ×1000
    1000 XP
    Claim Reward! Weedle
    Claim Reward!
    ×1000
    1000 XP

    REWARDS

    ×50
    Scyther

A Bug-tastic Collection Challenge

Get ready for every Bug Catcher’s dream—a Collection Challenge featuring Bug-type Pokémon! Complete the challenge to receive the Bug Catcher Pose and 15,000 XP.

The pose will also be available for purchase in the in-game shop after the event.

Bug Out! Collection Challenge
Caterpie
Weedle
Wurmple
Grubbin
Dewpider
Joltik
Karrablast
Shelmet
Silcoon
Cascoon
Ariados
Ledian
Kricketune
Charjabug
Skorupi
Pineco
Bug Catcher Pose
15000 XP

Bug Catcher Pose

Shiny

Shiny Venipede Family

Venipede will be released in its shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Venipede
  • Whirlipede
  • Scolipede

Shiny Pansage Family

Shiny Pansage was released right after the end of Pokémon GO Fest Sapporo. Pansage will be available globally in the wild and in 1-star raids during this event.

  • Pansage
  • Simisage

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