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More Bug Type Pokemon will appear in Pokemon GO's Bug Out Event! Read this guide for event details and duration, which Bug Pokemon spawn more, new Field Research Tasks, & more!

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Bug Out Event - Overview

Bug Out Event - Encounter More Bug Types
Apr. 2, 2019Apr. 9, 2019

The first ever Bug Out event in Pokemon GO is happening this April! More Bug Type Pokemon will appear in the wild, with Incense lasting 2x as long and will attract more Pokemon. Limited-time Bug Type Field Research tasks will also be implemented.

Event Duration

Apr. 2, 2019, 1PM to Apr. 9, 2019, 1PM PDT
Europe, Middle East
Africa, India
Apr. 2, 2019, 8PM to Apr. 9, 2019, 8PM UTC
Asia-PacificApr. 3, 2019, 5AM to Apr. 10, 2019, 5AM JST

Catch More Bug-Type Pokemon

More Bug Pokemon Will Appear In The Wild

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During the event, Trainers can expect to encounter more Bug Type Pokemon. There is also higher chance of encountering Shiny Bug Pokemon.

Appearance Of Shiny Bug Pokemon

There's a possibility to encounter Shiny versions of the Bug Pokemon you encounter in the wild. Check the table below which Shiny versions have been implemented in the game.

Shiny Bug Type Pokemon

Improved Incense Effects

Incense Will Last 2x As Long

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When you use Incense during the event, it will last longer at 1 hour instead of 30 minutes. It will also attract more Pokemon, allowing you to catch more when you've activated an Incense.

Limited Time Bug Field Research Tasks

New Bug Type Field Research Tasks Will Be Added

During the event, limited-time field research tasks will be added in Pokemon GO. No details are announced yet and will be posted once confirmed in the game.

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Official Announcement

Bug Out Event 2019 Official Website Announcement

Bug Out Event - Encounter More Bug Types


Are you a serious Bug-type Trainer? Need to work on your Bug Catcher medal? You can get your Incense and catching nets ready for our first-ever Bug Out event!

Date + Time:
Apr. 2, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Apr. 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

  • Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Incense will last twice as long.
  • More Pokémon will appear when using Incense.
Field Research:
  • Limited-time Bug-type Pokémon Field Research will be available during this event.

Time to head outside and see what amazing Pokémon you’ll encounter! Let’s GO!

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokemon GO website

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