The Pokémon GO Bug Out! event will run from August 10 at 10 a.m. to August 16 at 8 p.m. local time and feature Bug-type Pokémon, new Collection Challenge, themed Mega Raids, surprise encounters and more

Niantic has announced a new event for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

The Bug Out! event returns, bringing Mega Scizor and a new Pokémon debut

The Bug Out! event returns, bringing Mega Scizor and a new Pokémon debut

Trainers,

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?

 

Bug Out!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

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

Grubbin
Grubbin
Charjabug*
Charjabug*
Vikavolt**
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!

Mega Scizor
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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.

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.

Wurmple
August 10: Wurmple
Caterpie
August 11: Caterpie
Spinarak
August 12: Spinarak
Venipede
August 13: Venipede
Kricketot
August 14: Kricketot
Weedle
August 15: Weedle
Ledyba
August 16: Ledyba
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Event bonuses

2× XP for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.

Surprise encounters

Smile! You might have a surprise encounter with a Bug-type Pokémon when you take a photo during the Bug Out! event!

Wild encounters

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!

Caterpie
Caterpie
Weedle
Weedle
Ledyba
Ledyba
Spinarak
Spinarak
Yanma
Yanma
Wurmple
Wurmple
Surskit
Surskit
Kricketot
Kricketot
Venipede*
Venipede
Karrablast
Karrablast
Joltik
Joltik
Shelmet
Shelmet
Grubbin
Grubbin
Dewpider
Dewpider
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Pineco
Pineco
Skorupi
Skorupi
Dwebble
Dwebble
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, Genesect with a Chill Drive will be appearing in five-star raids!

one-star eggOne-Star Raids
Paras
Paras
Pineco
Pineco
Joltik
Joltik
Three-Star Raids
Venomoth
Venomoth
Pinsir
Pinsir
Forretress
Shuckle
Shuckle
five-star eggsFive-Star Raids
Genesect (Chill Drive)
Genesect (Chill Drive)
Mega Raids
Mega Scizor
Mega Scizor
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research task encounters

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

Caterpie
Caterpie
Weedle*
Weedle
Paras
Paras
Venonat
Venonat
Ledyba
Ledyba
Spinarak
Spinarak
Yanma
Yanma
Silcoon
Silcoon
Cascoon
Cascoon
Nincada
Nincada
Volbeat
Volbeat
Illumise
Illumise
Kricketot
Kricketot
Plant Cloak Burmy
Plant Cloak Burmy
Sand Cloak Burmy
Sand Cloak Burmy
Trash Cloak Burmy
Trash Cloak Burmy
Combee
Combee
Sewaddle
Sewaddle
Venipede*
Venipede
Dwebble
Dwebble
Karrablast
Karrablast
Shelmet
Shelmet
Grubbin
Grubbin
Dewpider
Dewpider
Wimpod
Wimpod
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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