Bug Out Event Begins April 2nd

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New Event: Bug Out

On March 27, 2019, Niantic announced a brand new event happening in Pokemon GO. Starting April 2nd to April 9th, the following will be taking place: 

  • More Bug-type Pokemon spawns
  • Incense lasts twice as long
    • Original: 30 mins
    • After April 2nd: 1 hour
  • More Pokemon will spawn with Incense
  • Bug-type Research Tasks

No word on any shinies. See below for the full announcement.

Full Announcement Text


Are you a serious Bug-type Trainer? Need to work on your Bug Catcher medal? You can get your Incense and catching nets ready for our first-ever Bug Out event!

Date + Time

  • Apr. 2, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Apr. 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Incense will last twice as long.
  • More Pokémon will appear when using Incense.

Field Research

  • Limited-time Bug-type Pokémon Field Research will be available during this event.

Time to head outside and see what amazing Pokémon you’ll encounter! Let’s GO!

—The Pokémon GO team