Sorry to bug you
Niantic has announced that the Pokémon GO Bug Out event is set to return, and it’s bringing Mega Scizor and a new Pokémon debut with it.
Get ready to work on your throws, make progress toward your Bug Catcher medal, and challenge Mega Scizor in Mega Raids! If you can’t get enough of Caterpie or totally love Ledyba, there’s even more to unlock during this event.
The Bug Out event kicks off Aug. 10th and runs until Aug. 16th, 2022, and you can get full details below.
- Grubbin, Charjabug, and Vikavolt will make their Pokémon GO debuts
- You can use 25 Grubbin Candy to evolve Grubbin into Charjabug.
- While you’re near an active Magnetic Lure Module, you can use 100 Grubbin Candy to evolve Charjabug into Vikavolt.
Mega Scizor buzzes in!
Mega Scizor will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids! If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
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.
- August 10: Wurmple
- August 11: Caterpie
- August 12: Spinarak
- August 13: Venipede
- August 14: Kricketot
- August 15: Weedle
- August 16: Ledyba
- 2× XP for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
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!
- Genesect (Chill Drive)
- Mega Scizor
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
- Plant Cloak Burmy
- Sand Cloak Burmy
- Trash Cloak Burmy