Bug Out event
Bug Out event

Bug Out! is a special Bug themed Pokémon GO event that takes place from Apr. 2, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Apr. 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

During the event, Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, Incense will last twice as long, and more Pokémon will appear when using Incense. A set of limited-time Bug-type themed Field Research will be available. No new shiny Pokémon have been confirmed as of yet.


Event Details

Event Bug Out!
Date + Time Apr. 2, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Apr. 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
Features
  • Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Incense will last twice as long (60 minutes!).
  • More Pokémon will appear when using Incense.
  • Shiny Scyther is now available.
Field Research
  • Limited-time Bug-type Pokémon Field Research will be available during this event.

Bug Out!

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Increased Spawns

We expect the following Pokémon to be spawning more frequently during the event:

Caterpie Weedle Paras
Venonat Scyther Pinsir
Ledyba Spinarak Yanma
Wurmple Volbeat Illumise
Anorith Kricketot Combee
Shuckle Pineco

Event Quests

Bug Out! Event Quests
Quest Reward
Catch 15 Bug-type Pokèmon 1500 Stardust
Catch 10 Bug-type Pokèmon Scyther
Catch 5 Ledyba or Spinarak Yanma
Catch 2 Wurmple Caterpie
Evolve 3 Bug-type Pokèmon Nincada

Raid Bosses

Equinox Event Raid Bosses
Tier Boss Guide
EX Deoxys (Defense) Link
5 Giratina (Origin) Link
4 Absol Link
4 Marowak (Alola) Link
4 Ninjask Link
4 Tyranitar Link
3 Shuckle Link
3 Machamp Link
3 Raichu (Alola) Link
3 Scyther Link
3 Pinsir Link
2 Masquerain
2 Exeggutor Link
2 Pineco
2 Mawile Link
2 Combee
1 Caterpie
1 Kricketot
1 Skorupi
1 Shinx

In Conclusion

Be sure to run Incense during this event!

To me, the event seems reminiscent of the main series Bug-Catching Contest that was introduced in Gold, Silver and Crystal.

Although the mechanics are entirely different, the strong emphasis on Scyther rings a familiar bell: Scyther, Pinsir, and one family of Bug-type Pokémon (Caterpie, Metapod, and Butterfree in Silver, Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill in Gold) could only be caught during the Bug-Catching Contest. All the others could be caught in the wild outside the contest.

No new shiny Pokémon have been mentioned, but we sincerely hope that some will be added. No word on Illumise and Volbeat changing places either. Stay tuned for more information.

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