Pokémon Go ‘Bug Out’ event, Collection Challenge guide

Pokémon Go ‘Bug Out’ event, Collection Challenge guide

Pokémon Go is hosting its yearly “Bug Out” event, launching Mega Heracross alongside with it. As expected from the name, bug-type Pokémon will be spawning more frequently during the event period from April 12-17.

In addition to the bug spawns, catch XP and candy on nice or better throws is doubled. Combee and Burmy will have a higher chance to be found shiny, and bug-types will spawn for 15 minutes around a raid when it’s been completed.

We list out the other Pokémon Go “Bug Out” event perks, like the Collection Challenge and boosted spawns below.

Pokémon Go ‘Bug Out’ event Collection Challenge

There are a few Collection Challenges to complete that involve you catching and evolving specific Pokémon.

Bug Out Collection Challenge 1

  • Catch a Caterpie
  • Evolve Caterpie into Metapod
  • Evolve Metapod into Butterfree
  • Catch a Weedle
  • Evolve Weedle into Kakuna
  • Evolve Kakuna into Beedrill

Rewards: 50 Beedrill Mega Energy, Beedrill encounter

Bug Out Collection Challenge 2

  • Catch a Sewaddle
  • Evolve Sewaddle into Swadloon
  • Evolve Swadloon into Leavanny
  • Catch a Combee
  • Evolve Combee into Vespiquen

Rewards: 50 Pinsir Mega Energy, Pinsir encounter

Bug Out Collection Challenge 3

  • Catch a Dwebble
  • Evolve Dwebble into Crustle
  • Catch a Kricketot
  • Evolve Kricketot into Kricketune
  • Catch a Cutiefly
  • Evolve Cutiefly into Ribombee

Rewards: 50 Scizor Mega Energy, Scizor encounter

Bug Out Collection Challenge 4

  • Catch a Nincada
  • Evolve Nincada into Ninjask

Rewards: Shedinja encounter

Pokémon Go ‘Bug Out’ event Field Research and rewards

Spinning a PokéStop during the event period may yield one of these tasks:

  • Catch 5 Pokémon (Burmy encounter)
  • Evolve 3 Pokémon (25 Beedrill, Pinsir, or Scizor Mega Energy)
  • Make 3 curveball throws (Paras or Venonat encounter)
  • Make 3 great throws in a row (Dewpider or Wimpod encounter)
  • Trade a Pokémon (Karrablast or Shelmet encounter)

Pokémon Go ‘Bug Out’ event boosted spawns

These Pokémon will spawn more frequently during the event period:

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

Pokémon Go ‘Bug Out’ event raid targets

These Pokémon will be in raids during the event:

  • Pineco (1-star)
  • Shuckle (1-star)
  • Nincada (1-star)
  • Skorupi (1-star)
  • Beedrill (3-star)
  • Pinsir (3-star)
  • Kleavor (3-star)
  • Heracross (Mega)