Mega Scizor and Grubbin Debut in Pokémon GO’s Ultra Unlock: Bug Out Event

August 10, 2022

Mega Scizor and Grubbin Debut in Pokémon GO’s Ultra Unlock: Bug Out Event

Get the buzz on Bug-type Pokémon, event bonuses, a bug-tastic Collection Challenge, and more.

Pokémon GO is abuzz with Bug-type Pokémon courtesy of the Ultra Unlock: Bug Out event running through August 16, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Grubbin, the Larva Pokémon originally discovered in the Alola region, makes its thrilling Pokémon GO debut—along with its Evolutions, Charjabug and Vikavolt—giving Trainers a chance to add some new entries to their Pokédex. Meanwhile, Mega Scizor packs a mega pinch in Mega Raids. Venipede is armed with a potent poison, but it’s worth facing for the opportunity to catch a Shiny Venipede in Pokémon GO for the first time. This is also many Trainers’ first chance to catch Pansage, which has previously been found almost exclusively in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. And T is for Trainer—during the event, Trainers can tackle Unown T in one-star raids.

“Bee” sure to complete the Collection Challenge to earn 15,000 XP and the Bug Catcher pose. Throw like a pro throughout the event to earn twice as much XP and extra Candy for catching Pokémon using Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws. Trainers at level 31 and above will also enjoy an increased chance of earning Candy XL for catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.

Swarm with other Trainers to unlock additional bonuses by taking on Raid Battles together. If three or more Trainers join an in-person raid, a specific Bug-type Pokémon will appear for 15 minutes within a 300-meter radius of the Gym. The Pokémon changes each day, so join Raid Battles daily for increased encounters with the following Pokémon.

  • August 10: Wurmple

  • August 11: Caterpie

  • August 12: Spinarak

  • August 13: Venipede

  • August 14: Kricketot

  • August 15: Weedle

  • August 16: Ledyba

As always, event-themed Pokémon will appear in the wild, in raids, and hatching from Eggs. For the full list of Pokémon that will be appearing during Pokémon GO’s Ultra Unlock: Bug Out event, check out Niantic’s blog.

Fly or crawl over to Pokémon GO to see what the buzz is about with Bug-type Pokémon, Trainers!

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