The Bug Out! event returns, bringing Mega Scizor and a new Pokémon debut
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?
UPDATE: Congratulations, Trainers! Your hard work and catching prowess have metamorphosed the Bug Out! event into Ultra Unlock: Bug Out! Now there’s even more rewards and bonuses!
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Grubbin, Charjabug, and Vikavolt will make their Pokémon GO debuts!
Mega Scizor buzzes in!
Mega Scizor will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
Ultra Unlock event bonuses
Ultra Unlock bonus: Unown T appears!
Unown T will appear in Raid Battles during the Bug Out! event!
Ultra Unlock bonus: Pansage appearing globally!
Pansage, the Grass Monkey Pokémon, will appear in the wild and in raids around the world during the Bug Out! event!
Ultra Unlock bonus: Timed Research
Timed Research focused on catching Bug-type Pokémon will be available throughout the event! Complete research tasks to earn items, Pokémon encounters, and Scizor Mega Energy!
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.
Smile! You might have a surprise encounter with a Bug-type Pokémon when you take a photo during the Bug Out! event!
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!
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!
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
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—The Pokémon GO team