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Pokemon GO Bug Out event details, Collection Challenges and Mega Energy rewards

As spring is rolling in, the bugs are coming out. I like bugs, especially when they are Bug-type Pokemon.

Starting April 12, 2024, and ending April 17, 2024, Trainers are going to be participating in a brand-new event in Pokemon GO called Bug Out. From what I can see, this event is going to be focusing on Bug-type Pokemon, and that type is my favorite type.

There are going to be a lot of bonuses, a lot of Pokemon, and Collection Challenges that are quite promising, and I hope that we can all have fun, especially when hunting down the Shiny Pokemon, which are a lot.

Bug Out event bonuses

  • 2x XP for successfully catching Pokemon with Nice Throws or Better.
  • Increased Candy for Nice Throws or better.
  • Increased Candy XL for Nice Throws or better for Trainers level 31 and up.
  • Increased chance to encounter Shiny Combee and Shiny Burmy.

Bug out wild encounters

In every event, there are featured Pokemon that have increased spawns in the wild.

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

Bug Out Raid list

For this event, if two or more Trainers complete an in-person Raid, given that it is a successful one, there are going to be more Pokemon appearing around the Gym that hosted the Raid for 15 minutes.

One-Star Raids

  • Pineco
  • Shuckle
  • Nincada
  • Skorupi

Three-Star Raids

  • Beedrill
  • Pinsir
  • Kleavor

Five-Star Raids

  • Tapu Bulu

Mega Raids

  • Mega Charizard X – until April 13, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Mega Heracross

Bug Out Field Research task rewards

If you spin a PokeStop, you will get a Field Research task, and some of them have event-themed Pokemon available as encounters.

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

Also, some Field Research tasks will have Mega Energy as rewards for certain Pokemon.

  • Mega Beedrill
  • Mega Pinsir
  • Mega Scizor

The Bug Out event is also going to have event-themed Collection Challenges, and these will have Pokemon encounters as rewards, as well as Mega Energy for some Bug-type Pokemon.

Trainers will also have the opportunity to purchase new avatar items that are in the spirit of the event.

Bug Out new avatar items

  • Burmy Earrings (Plant Cloak)
  • Burmy Earrings (Sandy Cloak)
  • Burmy Earrings (Trash Cloak)
  • Male Combee Bag
  • Female Combee Bag

Last but not least, there are going to be Showcases at different PokeStops, and all event-themed Pokemon will be eligible to enter.

Don’t spray the Bug-type Pokemon though, they are our friends. During the Bug Out event at least.

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Ivana Kachurova

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