Niantic has announced that a Pokemon GO Bug Out event will be taking place in June 2020 to celebrate the debut of the Shiny Dwebble! Players that participate in this event will have a shot at catching a bunch of different Bug-type Pokemon, will be able to participate in event-exclusive Field Research tasks, and more. Here are some details on the Bug Out event in Pokemon GO, including the start date, catchable Pokemon, and more!
Pokemon GO Bug Out Event - Start Date, Shiny Dwebble, Pinsir, and More
The Pokemon GO Bug Out event will kick off on Friday, June 26 at 8 AM local time and will run until 10 PM location time on July 2. As we mentioned above, the Bug Out event will see the debut of the Shiny Dwebble and will allow players to participate in a special one-day Pinsir Raid Day. Further, players will have an increased shot at catching Bug-type Pokemon, like Scyther, Venipede, Dwebble, and more, during the entirety of the event.
Bug-type Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild during the above dates and have a chance at being hatched from 5km Eggs earned during the Bug Out event. Further, players who complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks can earn a variety of Bug-type Pokemon as rewards for completing different tasks. Oh, it’s also worth noting that during the event, players will earn double XP for every catch.
The Pokemon GO Bug Out event will also cause Bug-type Pokemon to be more attracted to Incense, and will even have a better chance of appearing on specific days. Thankfully, Niantic has given players a schedule so they’ll know when they have an increased shot at catching different creatures with Incense.
- June 26 (8 AM) - June 28 (11:59 PM): Nincada will be more attracted to Incense
- June 28 (12 AM) - June 29 (11:59 PM): Wurmple will be more attracted to Incense
- June 30 (12 AM) - July 1 (10 PM): Scyther will be more attracted to Incense
Related: Pokemon GO Solstice Event Details
In case you aren’t hyped for the Pokemon GO Bug Out event yet, on Sunday, June 28 from 11 AM to 2 PM local type, players will have an increased chance at catching Pinsir via three-star raids. Further, during the allotted time frame, players can buy three Remote Raid Passes with 1 PokeCoin so that they don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes.
Having trouble with raids in Pokemon GO? Check out our video guide for some tips and tricks that should help make winning raids a whole lot easier:
While you wait for the Bug Out event to get started, we have plenty of other articles that will help you with the daunting task of catching them all! You’ll find some of our recent coverage in the links below:
- Pokemon GO: How to Get Stickers
- How to Catch Alolan Grimer in Pokemon GO
- How to Catch Alolan Meowth in Pokemon GO