Pokémon GO Bug Out event (April 2024)

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The Pokémon GO Bug Out event is back in April 2024, with creepy crawlies and fluttering cuties everywhere! Bug Out events feature Bug-type Pokémon, and this year you can expect boosted Shiny rates for certain Pokémon, XP bonuses, thematic bosses, and more.

Here is everything you need to know about this year’s Bug Out event, including event bonuses, wild spawns, increased Shiny rates, special Raids, and full Field Research tasks and rewards. Check this article for more April 2024 Pokémon GO events.

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Event Details Event icon

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts Friday, April 12, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Ends Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses 🎁

XP icon 2× XP for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws or better.
Candy icon Increased Candy for Nice Throws or better
Candy XL icon Increased Candy XL for Nice Throws or better for Trainers level 31 and up.
Pokemon Encounter icon Increased chance to encounter Shiny Combee and Shiny Burmy.


Wild Encounters Pokemon Encounter icon

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild during the event:

If you are lucky, you may even encounter the following:

Raids Raid icon

Once two or more Trainers successfully complete an in-person raid, more Pokémon will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 15 minutes.

The following Pokémon will appear in raids:

One Star Raids

Three Star Raids

Related Raid Guides: Beedrill, Pinsir and Kleavor.

Five Star Raids

Tapu Bulu Raid Guide.

Mega Raids

Related Raid Guides: Mega Charizard X and Mega Heracross.

Mega Charizard X will appear until April 13th 10:00am local time.

Field Research Task Encounters Research icon

Bug Out!–themed Field Research tasks will be available. The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks:

Catch 5 Pokémon
Make 3 Great Throws in a row
Make 3 Curveball Throws
Trade a Pokémon 
Evolve 3 Pokémon  Mega Energy icon 25× Beedrill, Pinsir or Scizor Mega Energy

Collection Challenges Research icon

Event-themed Collection Challenges are coming!

Complete the Collection Challenges to receive reward encounters and Mega Energy for certain Bug-type Pokémon:

Bug Out Collection Challenge 1

Rewards for completing: 50 Beedrill Mega Energy and an encounter with Beedrill

Bug Out Collection Challenge 2

Rewards for completing: 50 Pinsir Mega Energy and an encounter with Pinsir

Bug Out Collection Challenge 3

Rewards for completing: 50 Scizor Mega Energy and an encounter with Scizor

Bug Out Collection Challenge 4

Rewards for completing: An encounter with Shedinja

Pokéstop Showcases General icon

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during parts of the event where you can enter event themed Pokémon!

New Avatar Items Shop icon

The following avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends:

  • Burmy Earrings (Plant Cloak)
  • Burmy Earrings (Sandy Cloak)
  • Burmy Earrings (Trash Cloak)
  • Male Combee Bag
  • Female Combee Bag

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