Bug Out Event Pokémon GO: What You Need to Know

The Bug Out event in Pokémon GO is scheduled for late June.
The Bug Out event in Pokémon GO is scheduled for late June. / Courtesy of Niantic

The Bug Out event in Pokémon GO is set to return this June, giving players another chance to stock up on Bug-Type Pokémon during the summer. Pokémon GO developer Niantic announced the event's new dates Friday, but further details are sparse. Here's what we know so far.

Bug Out Event Pokémon GO: What You Need to Know

The 2020 Bug Out event was one of two events announced Tuesday and set for June. It's scheduled to begin Friday, June 26 at 8 a.m. local time and end Wednesday, July 1 at 10 p.m. local time. Niantic kept any other information about the event under wraps, but the 2019 version of the Pokémon GO event will likely serve as a blueprint.

In 2019, the Bug Out event offered players the chance to find more Bug-Type Pokémon in the wild. Incense lasted twice as long, and Pokémon appeared at Incense in greater numbers. The event also brought Bug-Type-themed field research tasks for players to complete, and made shiny Scyther available to catch.