Bug Out! Event Overview
Updated: Aug 10, 2022
📅 Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. → Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. (local time)
👉Updated August 7 to reflect changes to the Ultra Unlock bonuses. Updates are in bold text.👈
The always-popular Bug Out! event is returning to Pokémon GO this August! The Grubbin family will be joining the game, along with the introduction of Mega Scizor, and the debut of shiny Venipede. Get your cowboy hats on (since Caterpie still doesn't have his own) and get ready to wrangle up some Bugs!
These Pokémon will make their Pokémon GO debuts during the Bug Out!
Shiny Venipede (and family)
* Evolving Grubbin into Charjabug will require 25 Grubbin candy, while evolving Charjabug into Vikavolt will require 100 Grubbin candy, as well as being near an active Magnetic Lure.
Ultra Unlock event bonuses
Additional Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great throws and Excellent Throws.
Increased chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws and Excellent Throws.
Unown T will appear in Raid battles during the Bug out! event!✨
Pansage, the grass Monkey Pokémon, will appear in the wild and in raids around the world during the Bug out! event!
A 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-type Collection Challenge will be featured during the event, allowing Trainers to earn following rewards:
Bug Catcher pose
The Bug Catcher pose will also be available for purchase after the event.
Group Play Bonuses
When 3 of more Trainers join an in-person Raid Battle, they'll be able to make certain Bug-type Pokémon spawn in a 300-meter radius around the Gym for 15 minutes. The Pokémon that appears will vary each day of the event:
📅 August 10: Wurmple✨
📅 August 11: Caterpie✨
📅 August 12: Spinarak✨
📅 August 13: Kricketot✨
📅 August 14: Venipede✨
📅 August 15: Weedle✨
📅 August 16: Ledyba✨
Trainers will be able to earn 2× XP for catching Pokémon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws
Snapshot encounters with a "surprise" Bug-type Pokémon will be avaiable during the event
More bonuses may be added as a part of the Ultra Unlock following the Sapporo GO Fest. Stay tuned!
Caterpie✨, Weedle✨, Ledyba✨, Spinarak✨, Yanma✨, Wurmple✨, Surskit, Kricketot✨, Venipede✨, Karrablast✨, Joltik, Shelmet✨, Grubbin, Dewpider
Rare: Pineco✨, Skorupi✨, Dwebble✨
Field Research Encounters
The following Pokémon will be available in Field Research during the Bug Out! event. The CP values mentioned are the minimum and maximum CP possible from Field Research.
Burmy (Plant Cloak)
Burmy (Sand Cloak)
Burmy (Trash Cloak)
The following Pokémon will be available in Raids during the Bug Out! event.
CP Values (Weather Boost)
Genesect (Chill Drive)
(✨= shiny form available)