Pokemon GO Bug Out Event 2020: Dates, Schedule, Bonuses, Rewards, Special Research And More

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Pokemon GO announced a number of events at the start of June, including the return of the Bug Out event!

The event originated in 2019 to promote Bug-type Pokemon and allow trainers to fill out their Pokedex while earning their Bug catcher medal.


Here's what we know about this year's Bug Out event

Pokemon Go Bug Out Event

During this event, Bug-type Pokemon appear more frequently in the wild. Incense will also last twice as long and more Pokemon will appear when using Incense.

The following Pokemon included: Caterpie, Weedle, Paras, Venonat, Scyther, Pinsir, Ledyba, Spinarak, Yanma, Pineco, Wurmple, Surskit, Anorith, Kricketot, Combee.

Shiny Scyther and Scizor were also released.


Raid Bosses

Tier 1

  • Caterpie
  • Kricketot
  • Shinx
  • Skorupi

Tier 2

  • Exeggutor
  • Pineco
  • Masquerain
  • Mawile
  • Combee


Tier 3

  • Alolan Raichu
  • Machamp
  • Scyther
  • Pinsir
  • Shuckle

Tier 4

  • Alolan Marowak
  • Tyranitar
  • Ninjask
  • Absol

Dates & Times

The Bug Out event will run from Friday, June 26, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time


Features And Bonuses

In a blog posted by the official Pokemon Go Team, they released all of the details coming to the Bug Out event soon!

Check them out below. 



  • Bug-type Pokémon—including Scyther, Venipede, and Dwebble—will be appearing more frequently in the wild, hatching from 5 km Eggs, appearing in event-exclusive Field Research tasks, and appearing in raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Dwebble!
  • More Bug-type Pokémon will be attracted to Incense. Certain Bug-type Pokémon will be appearing more often than others depending on the day you use your Incense!
  • From Friday, June 26, at 8:00 a.m. to Saturday, June 27, at 11:59 p.m. local time, Nincada will be attracted more often to Incense.
  • From Sunday, June 28, at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, June 29, at 11:59 p.m. local time, Wurmple will be attracted more often to Incense.
  • From Tuesday, June 30, at 12:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 1, at 10:00 p.m. local time, Scyther will be attracted more often to Incense.


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