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Pokemon Go Bug Out Event Mega Scizor Debut

Dear Trainers, we have some more information regarding the upcoming event named Bug Out! and we are sure that you will love what Niantic will bring to the game.

First and foremost, the Bug Out! event will start on August 10th, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and will end on August 16th, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. During these few days, there will be a few Pokemon debuts that include Grubbin (you would need 25 Grubbin Candy to evolve Grubbin into Charjabug), Charjabug and Vikavolt (if you are near an active Magnetic Lure Module and have 100 Grubbin Candy, you can evolve Charjabug into Vikavolt).

Now, let’s give the spotlight to our new Mega Pokemon, the biggest and reddest bug of them all, Mega Scizor. Plus Mega Scizor’s Shiny form, of course.

Diving into all challenges, bonuses and wild spawns for the Bug Out! event. Starting with a Collection Challenge, the bug-tastic Collection Challenge will be featuring Bug-type Pokemon, where Trainers will be rewarded a Bug Catcher Pose and 15,000 XP for finishing the challenge. The next bonus is more of a group effort, where if three or more Trainers join an in-person Raid Battle, as soon as that Raid is over, a sudden spawn of certain Bug-type Pokemon will appear for 15 minutes in a 300-meter radius around the Gym where the Raid was hosted. On August 10th, 2022, the Pokemon that will be spawning around Gyms will be Wurmple, and on August 11th, 2022, Wurmple will be replaced by Caterpie. On August 12th, 2022, the designated Pokemon will be Spinarak, and on the next day, August 13th, 2022, the Pokemon that will appear will be Venipede. On August 14th, Kricketot will be in the Gym spotlight, while on August 15th, Weedle will be hanging around that 300-metre radius. And last but not least, on August 16th, 2022, Ledyba will be the Pokemon that will say goodbye to this Raid bonus.

During the whole Bug Out! event, the bonus that will be active is 2x XP for successfully catching Pokemon with Nice Throws, Great Throws and Excellent Throws. Trainers will also have surprise encounters with a Bug-type Pokemon by taking photos.

As wild encounters, the Pokemon that we’ll be seeing during the event are the following:

Caterpie, Weedle, Ledyba, Spinarak, Yanma, Wurmple, Surskit, Kricketot, Venipede (Shiny form debut alert!), Karrablast, Joltik, Shelmet, Grubbin, Dewpider, Pineco, Skorupi and Dwebble.

In One-Star Raids, the Pokemon that will be available as Raid Bosses are Paras, Pineco and Joltik, while in Three-Star Raids the Pokemon that will be available for a battle are Venomoth, Pinsir, Forretress and Shuckle. In Five-Star Raids, Trainers will be able to challenge Genesect, while in Mega Raids Mega Scizor will be holding the fort.

As the Field Research task encounters, the Pokemon that will be available are the following:

Caterpie, Weedle, Paras, Venonat, Ledyba, Spinarak, Yanma, Silcoon, Cascoon, Nincada, Volbeat, Illumise, Kricketot, Plant Cloak Burmy, Sand Cloak Burmy, Trash Cloak Burmy, Combee, Sewaddle, Venipede, Dwebble, Karrablast, Shelmet, Grubbin, Dewpider and Wimpod.

What are your thoughts on the Bug Out! Event? Tell us in the comments below.


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