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Pokémon Go 2020 Bug Out event guide: Field Research and rewards

Time to grab some bug-types

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Dwebble stands angrily in a Pokémon stadium Image: The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Pokémon Go is hosting a bug-themed event, Bug Out, again this year.

From June 26 at 8 a.m. until July 1 at 10 p.m. in your local time, bug Pokémon will be spawning in abundance. More bug-types will also pop up in raids and hatch out of five kilometer eggs. There’s also doubled catch XP during the event period.

Dwebble’s Shiny form is releasing with this event, so make sure to tap on all the hermit crab Pokémon you see to try and grab one. Dwebble’s Shiny coloration is subtle, but its evolved form turns a stark green.

A comparison of Shiny and normal Dwebble and Crustle. Shiny Dwebble is a slightly darker red and Shiny Crustle is green. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic

Players will be able to find Pokémon like Caterpie, Surskit, Venipede, Weedle, Yanma, and more frequently in the wild. For those who don’t have a Venipede or its fully evolved form, Scolipede, this event is a good opportunity to grind out those candy.

There’s also a set of Field Research to complete that reward bug Pokémon and other goodies.

Pokémon Go 2020 Bug Out Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 15 bug-type Pokémon Burmy encounter
Catch 7 bug-type Pokémon 1,000 Stardust
Hatch an egg Scyther encounter
Make 5 curve ball throws Pineco encounter
Trade a Pokémon Shelmet or Karrablast encounter
Use 3 berries to catch Pokémon Dwebble encounter

Pokémon Go Plus

The Pokémon Go Plus is a small Bluetooth device that lets you enjoy Pokémon Go while you’re on the move and not looking at your smartphone. The device notifies you about events in the game, such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby using an LED and vibration.

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