Bug Out! Event: April 2nd-9th, Bug-types Galore!

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)
  • 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!


Increased Spawns

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

Pokemon GO CaterpieCaterpie Pokemon GO WeedleWeedle Pokemon GO ParasParas
Pokemon GO VenonatVenonat Pokemon GO ScytherScyther Pokemon GO PinsirPinsir
Pokemon GO LedybaLedyba Pokemon GO SpinarakSpinarak Pokemon GO YanmaYanma
Pokemon GO WurmpleWurmple Pokemon GO VolbeatVolbeat Pokemon GO IllumiseIllumise
Pokemon GO AnorithAnorith Pokemon GO KricketotKricketot Pokemon GO CombeeCombee
Pokemon GO ShuckleShuckle Pokemon GO PinecoPineco

Event Quests

Bug Out! Event Quests
Quest Reward
Catch 15 Bug-type Pokèmon 1500 Stardust
Catch 10 Bug-type Pokèmon Pokemon GO ScytherScyther
Catch 5 Ledyba or Spinarak Pokemon GO YanmaYanma
Catch 2 Wurmple Pokemon GO CaterpieCaterpie
Evolve 3 Bug-type Pokèmon Pokemon GO NincadaNincada

Raid Bosses

Equinox Event Raid Bosses
Tier Boss Guide
EX Pokemon GO Deoxys (Defense)Deoxys (Defense) Link
5 Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Link
4 Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol Link
4 Pokemon GO Marowak (Alola)Marowak (Alola) Link
4 Pokemon GO NinjaskNinjask Link
4 Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Link
3 Pokemon GO ShuckleShuckle Link
3 Pokemon GO MachampMachamp Link
3 Pokemon GO Raichu (Alola)Raichu (Alola) Link
3 Pokemon GO ScytherScyther Link
3 Pokemon GO PinsirPinsir Link
2 Pokemon GO MasquerainMasquerain
2 Pokemon GO ExeggutorExeggutor Link
2 Pokemon GO PinecoPineco
2 Pokemon GO MawileMawile Link
2 Pokemon GO CombeeCombee
1 Pokemon GO CaterpieCaterpie
1 Pokemon GO KricketotKricketot
1 Pokemon GO SkorupiSkorupi
1 Pokemon GO ShinxShinx

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.