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.
|Date + Time||Apr. 2, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Apr. 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)|
We expect the following Pokémon to be spawning more frequently during the event:
|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|
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.