Pokemon Go Bug Out event: Start & end date, bonuses, more

Lucas Simons
Pokemon Go Bug Out event 2024

The Pokemon Go Bug Out event is out of the bag, and here’s all you need to know about it including the schedule, bonuses, and featured Pokemon.

Pokemon Go is preparing to launch the new Bug Out event, and players are eager to know everything about this World of Wonders special offering. Pokemon trainers should ready their nets to catch a bunch of Bug-types.

We have plenty of information on the Pokemon Go Bug Out event, including the schedule, bonuses on offer, featured Raids, Research Rewards, and more.

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Pokemon Go Bug Out event start & end date

The Pokemon Go Bug Out event will run from April 12, 2024, at 10 AM to April 17, 2024, at 8 PM local time.

Burmy forms Pokemon Go
The Bug Out event is a great chance to complete your Burmy and Wormadam collection.

Trainers participating in the event should know that Research and Collections challenge rewards should be collected before April 17 at 7:59 PM.

Pokemon Go Bug Out event bonuses

All trainers playing during the Pokemon Go Bug Out event will enjoy the following bonuses:

  • 2× XP for successfully catching Pokemon with Nice Throws or better.
  • Increased Candy yields for Nice Throws or better.
  • Increased Candy XL yields for Nice Throws or better for Trainers level 31 and up.
  • Increased chance to encounter Shiny Combee and Shiny Burmy.
  • Poke Stop showcases will be available, so keep an eye out for them.

Pokemon Go Bug Out encounters

The following Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild during the Pokemon Go Bug Out event:

  • Caterpie*
  • Weedle*
  • Shuckle*
  • Wurmple*
  • Kricketot*
  • Combee*
  • Sewaddle
  • Dwebble*
  • Nincada*
  • Cutiefly*
  • Burmy*

Those marked with a (*) can also appear as shiny. Keep in mind that only Combee and Burmy have their spawn rates boosted during this event.

Kleavor in Pokemon Go
Kleavor is returning to Pokemon Go Raids during the Bug Out event.

Pokemon Go Bug Out event Raids

During the Pokemon Go Bug Out event, the following Pokemon will appear in Raids. Those marked with a (*) can also be shiny:

One-Star Raids

  • Pineco*
  • Shuckle*
  • Nincada*
  • Skorupi*

Three-Star Raids

  • Beedrill*
  • Pinsir*
  • Kleavor*

Five-Star Raids

  • Tapu Bulu*

Mega Raids

  • Mega Charizard X* (ends on April 13 at 10 AM local time)
  • Mega Heracross*

Once trainers successfully complete an in-person Raid, more Pokemon will spawn near the Gym that hosted the Raid for 15 minutes.

It is also worth mentioning that shiny Raid Pokemon have a 100% catch success rate, so lucky trainers encountering one have a guaranteed catch and a decent chance to get extra candy using Pinap Berries.

Pokemon Go Bug Out event Research

During the Pokemon Go Bug Out event Field Research task rewards will grant the following reward encounters. Those marked with a (*) can also be encountered as shiny:

Encounters

  • Paras*
  • Venonat*
  • Plant Cloak Burmy*
  • Sandy Cloak Burmy*
  • Trash Cloak Burmy*
  • Karrablast*
  • Shelmet*
  • Dewpider*
  • Wimpod*

Mega Energy

During the Pokemon Go Bug Out event, some Field Research tasks might drop Mega Energy for the following species:

  • Mega Beedrill
  • Mega Pinsir
  • Mega Scizor

That’s all you need to know about the Pokemon Go Bug Out event. For more info on Pokemon Go, you can also check out the following guides:

How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Charizard X Raid | How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Heracross Raid | How to get Zarude in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule | How to get Salamence in Pokemon Go | How to get Cottonee in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go Sizeable Surprises event | Pokemon Go server status

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About The Author

Lucas is a Game Writer and Game Reviewer with years of experience as a fiction author and Game Designer. He enjoys writing about Pokemon, RPGS, Nintendo, and all things Gaming Related.