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Bug Out! Event Overview

Updated: Aug 10

📅 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!


Event Features

New Pokémon

These Pokémon will make their Pokémon GO debuts during the Bug Out!

  • Grubbin

  • Charjabug*

  • Vikavolt*

  • Mega Scizor

  • 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!


Collection Challenge

A Bug-type Collection Challenge will be featured during the event, allowing Trainers to earn following rewards:

  • 15,000 XP

  • 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✨


Event Bonuses

  • 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!


Featured Pokémon

Wild Encounters

  • 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.

Caterpie

164 CP

187 CP

Weedle

172 CP

195 CP

Paras

402 CP

436 CP

Venonat

396 CP

430 CP

Ledyba

283 CP

312 CP

Spinarak

319 CP

350 CP

Yanma

588 CP

630 CP

Silcoon

211 CP

237 CP

Cascoon

211 CP

237 CP

Nincada

299 CP

329 CP

Volbeat

714 CP

759 CP

Illumise

714 CP

759 CP

Kricketot

150 CP

172 CP

Burmy (Plant Cloak)

185 CP

209 CP

Burmy (Sand Cloak)

185 CP

209 CP

Burmy (Trash Cloak)

185 CP

209 CP

Combee

188 CP

212 CP

Sewaddle

385 CP

418 CP

Venipede

275 CP

302 CP

Dwebble

488 CP

524 CP

Karrablast

469 CP

506 CP

Shelmet

325 CP

357 CP

Grubbin

388 CP

421 CP

Dewpider

277 CP

306 CP

Wimpod

191 CP

215 CP

Raid Bosses

The following Pokémon will be available in Raids during the Bug Out! event.

Raid Type

Pokémon

Shiny Possible

CP Values

CP Values (Weather Boost)

1-Raids

Paras

536-581 CP

671-727 CP

1-Raids

Pineco

586-633 CP

733-791 CP

1-Raids

Joltik

539-584 CP

674-730 CP

3-Raids

Venomoth

1125-1190 CP

1407-1487 CP

3-Raids

Pinsir

1613-1690 CP

2016-2113 CP

3-Raids

Forretress

1236-1304 CP

1545-1630 CP

3-Raids

Shuckle

189-231 CP

236-289 CP

5-Raids

Genesect (Chill Drive)

1833-1916 CP

2292-2395 CP

Mega Raids

Mega Scizor

1636-1714 CP

2046-2143 CP

(= shiny form available)


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