Bug Out Event Starts Today in Pokémon GO

Bug Out Event Starts Today in Pokémon GO

It's time to bug out in this limited-time Bug-type event in Pokémon GO. The Bug Out event will feature the best Bug-type Pokémon for a limited time.

Bug out with Bug-type Pokémon as they invade Pokémon GO for a limited time during this special event. You can get in on the action while these Bug-type Pokémon are featured.

Bug Out Event

Shiny Scyther - Bug Out Event Starts Today in Pokémon GO


Starting today, trainers will begin to see an increase of Bug-type Pokémon during Niantic’s first ever Bug Out event in Pokemon GO. An increase in Bug-type Pokémon won’t be the only thing to look forward to during this event, however.


During the Pokemon GO Bug Out Event, Incense will last twice as long and will increase the amount of Pokémon you’ll encounter. If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of Incense stored away. The Bug Out Event is a great time to use it.

Another feature you’ll see is a limited-time Bug-type Pokémon Field Research. This means that Field Research quests you pick up at PokéStops will be centered around catching Bug-type Pokémon, and you could be rewarded with a chance to catch a shiny Bug-type Pokémon. Here are the special Field Research quests:

  • Evolve 3 Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Catch 15 Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Catch 10 Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Catch 5 Ledyba or Spinarak.
  • Catch 2 Wurmple.

Shiny Scyther

A Bug-type event like this wouldn’t be complete without more shiny Pokémon. Niantic has added the shiny variant of the Bug and Flying-type Pokémon, Scyther, during the Bug Out event. Scyther will be getting a fresh coat of green with pink highlights, while Scizor trades in the notable red shell for a neon green one instead.

Scyther isn’t the only Bug-type Pokémon to have a shiny variant in Pokemon GO. With any luck, you’ll also be able to catch a shiny Caterpie, Pinsir, or Pineco.

While some trainers may not like Bug-type Pokémon, the Bug Out event will be a big hit for those who are still looking to finish their Bug Catch Medal in Pokémon GOBe sure to join in on the fun before the event wraps up on April 9.