It’s time to celebrate everything cute and creepy-crawly—that’s right, the Bug Out! event is back! Get ready to work on your throws, make progress toward your Bug Catcher medal, and challenge Mega Scizor in Mega Raids!
And, if you can’t get enough of Caterpie or totally love Ledyba, we’ve heard there’s even more to unlock during this event. Maybe Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo is the key to making this event a little more ultra?
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!
- Mega Scizor
Ultra Unlock bonus: Unown T appears!
Unown T will appear in Raid Battles during the Bug Out! event!
- Unown T
Ultra Unlock bonus: Pansage appearing globally!
Pansage, the Grass Monkey Pokémon, will appear in the wild and in raids around the world during the Bug Out! event!
Smile! You might have a surprise encounter with a Bug-type Pokémon when you take a photo during the Bug Out! event! Take up to 5 snapshots a day to encounter one of the following Pokémon:
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.
Note: Venipede and Kricketot were swapped since the original announcement. So Venipede will now be featured on August 14 and Kricketot will now be featured on August 13.
August 10: Wurmple (Wednesday)
August 11: Caterpie (Thursday)
August 12: Spinarak (Friday)
August 13: Kricketot (Saturday)
August 14: Venipede (Sunday)
August 15: Weedle (Monday)
August 16: Ledyba (Tuesday)
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!
If you're lucky, you may encounter the following
Appearing in 1- Star Raids
- Unown T
Appearing in 3- Star Raids
Appearing in 5- Star Raids
- Genesect (Chill)
Appearing in Mega Raids
- Mega Scizor
Field Research Tasks
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
Catch 5 Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDSCaterpieMax CP187Min CP164WeedleMax CP195Min CP172
Catch 10 Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDSVenipedeMax CP302Min CP275DewpiderMax CP306Min CP277WimpodMax CP215Min CP191
Catch 15 Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDSBurmy (Plant)Max CP209Min CP185Burmy (Sandy)Max CP209Min CP185Burmy (Trash)Max CP209Min CP185
Catch 10 Bug‑type Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDSVolbeatMax CP759Min CP714IllumiseMax CP759Min CP714
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDSCombeeMax CP212Min CP188SewaddleMax CP418Min CP385
Make 3 Nice Throws
POSSIBLE REWARDSVenonatMax CP430Min CP396KricketotMax CP172Min CP150
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
POSSIBLE REWARDSSilcoonMax CP237Min CP211CascoonMax CP237Min CP211
Make 3 Great Throws
REWARDGrubbinMax CP421Min CP388
Make 3 Great Throws in a row
POSSIBLE REWARDSParasMax CP436Min CP402DwebbleMax CP524Min CP488
Make 2 Excellent Throws
REWARDNincadaMax CP329Min CP299
Take Snapshots of 3 different Bug‑type Pokémon you caught
POSSIBLE REWARDSLedybaMax CP312Min CP283SpinarakMax CP350Min CP319YanmaMax CP630Min CP588
Trade a Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDSKarrablastMax CP506Min CP469ShelmetMax CP357Min CP325
Bug Out! Catch Challenge
Event-exclusive Timed Research
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-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.
Bug Catcher Pose
Shiny Venipede Family
Venipede will be released in its shiny variant with the start of the event.
Shiny Pansage Family
Shiny Pansage was released right after the end of Pokémon GO Fest Sapporo. Pansage will be available globally in the wild and in 1-star raids during this event.