Niantic has announced that the Bug Out event will return to Pokemon Go in August. The event starts on August 10 at 10:00 a.m. local time and ends on August 16 at 8:00 p.m. local time. Players can expect additional in-game content such as rewards, bonuses, raids, and more.
The following pokemon will debut in Pokemon Go during the Bug Out event.
In addition to the Pokémon listed above, players can find a Genesect in a five-star raid with a chill drive, and Mega Scizors will spawn in Mega Raids.
Players who participate and complete the challenge to catch Bug-type Pokemon will receive the Bug Catcher Pose and 15,000 XP. There will be group bonuses whenever three or more players join a raid together in person. Once they join a raid together, a specific wild Bug-type Pokémon will spawn for 15 minutes within a 300m radius of the Gym that hosted the raid. Players will also be eligible for 2x XP each time they catch a pokemon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
The following Pokémon will be available during the Bug Out event via raids:
- Paras (one star)
- Pineco (one star)
- Joltik (one star)
- Venomoth (three stars)
- Pinsir (Three stars)
- Forrestress (Three stars)
- Huckle (Three Stars)
- Genesect (five stars)
- Mega Scizor (Mega)
Players around the world can help unlock additional bonuses for Bug Out and Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day by completing Global Challenges happening simultaneously with Pokemon Go Fest: Sapporo.
For more on Pokemon GO Fest: Sapporo and Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day, check out our story on everything coming to Pokemon Go in August.
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