Pokemon GO Bug Out Event 2020 Details

Pokemon GO Bug Out 2020 event starts June 26.
Pokemon GO Bug Out 2020 event starts June 26. / Photo by Niantic

Pokemon GO Bug Out 2020 event starts June 26 and will feature increase rates for bug-type Pokemon in the wild, 5km eggs and raids.

Pokemon GO developer Niantic loves to release themed events alongside related Pokemon. The Solstice event finished and featured Solrock and Lunatone. The event was themed around the sun and moon with Pokemon associated spawning more. Unfortunately, Pokemon GO cancelled the Pinsir raid event.

Pokemon GO Bug Out Event 2020 Details

The 2020 Pokemon GO Bug Out event will begin at 8 a.m. local time on June 26. It will last until July 1, 10 p.m. local time. This gives the event a six day span, more than enough for active players to catch endless amounts of bug Pokemon.

The sought after prize during the Bug Out event is Shiny Dwebble. This will be the first time players will be able to encounter a Shiny Dwebble. This would include its evolved form, Crustle.

  • Shiny Dwebble will evolve into Shiny Crustle for 50 candies.

Bug Pokemon will feature more in 5km eggs, have higher spawn rates in the wild and will also appear more in field research tasks and raids. In addition, at certain times, one Pokemon will have higher spawn rates than others when using incense.


  • From 8 a.m. June 26 till June 27, 11:59 p.m.


  • From 12 a.m. June 28 till 11:59 p.m. June 29.


  • From 12 a.m. June 30 till 10 p.m. July 1.

Throughout the entire Bug Out event, players will also receive double XP bonus for each catch.

Venipede is the only other confirmed bug type Pokemon in this event. Caterpie, Weedle and Burmy are most likely going to be in the event.

Players will have a multitude of opportunities to catch bug type Pokemon. A mixture of the wild, incense and lure modules, players might run out of Poke Balls to catch all the bugs.