Pokemon Go Bidoof Breakout: New moves, Shiny Bidoof, Special Research, XP bonuses - Dexerto

Pokemon Go Bidoof Breakout: New moves, Shiny Bidoof & bonuses explained

Published: 24/Jun/2021 15:03

by Lauren Bergin


If you’re looking to round June out in true Pokemon Go style, then the Bidoof Breakout is the perfect event for you! As well as exclusive moves, the event will also debut Shiny Bidoof.

As we draw ever closer to Pokemon Go Fest 2021, there’s a lot to get excited about. There’s the Solstice event, new Spotlight Hours, and even the chance to catch yourself a deadly Shadow Ho-Oh!

If you’re looking for something a little more humble than this terrifying Legendary phoenix, though, the Normal-type beaver Pokemon Bidoof is getting its own event at the end of the month: the Bidoof Breakout event.


So if you want to snag yourself an adorable collection of furry friends, then here’s everything you need to know about Bidoof Breakout, including information on that elusive Shiny Bidoof.

Pokemon Go Shiny Bidoof
Bidoof, the meme, the legend, is finally getting the event it deserves.

Pokemon Go Bidoof Breakout start date & time

Just in time to close out the month, the Bidoof Breakout event will begin on Friday, June 25 at 10AM and run until Thursday, July 1 at 8PM local time.

We’ve heard reports that the amount of Bidoof appearing across the map will increase as the event progresses, so be prepared for a total Bidoof takeover as we head towards the end of the event!

Pokemon Go Bidoof Breakout new moves

Throughout the event, you’ll be able to encounter Bidoof that have some exciting new moves they normally can’t learn. From Ice-type moves to Ghost-type moves, these Bidoof certainly know their stuff.


The special attacks Bidoof can learn during Bidoof Breakout are:

  • Shadow Ball: Available from Friday, June 25 at 10AM to Saturday, June 26 at 11:59PM.
  • Thunderbolt: Available from Sunday, June 27 at 12AM to Monday, June 28 at 11:59PM.
  • Ice Beam: Available from Tuesday, June 29 at 12AM to Wednesday, June 30 at 11:59PM.

If you don’t manage to catch a Bidoof with the move you want on those days, you can use a Charged TM on Thursday, July 1 between 10AM and 8PM to teach it any of the three moves above.

Additionally, if you evolve Bidoof into Bibarel at any point during the event, it will learn the powerful Hyper Beam attack.

Bidoof Pokemon Go
The Pokemon Company
There’s going to be a Bidoof bonanza soon enough!

Pokemon Go Bidoof Breakout XP bonuses

During the event, Bidoof will obviously be spawning more frequently, but what else is there to get your hands on? In terms of XP bonuses, you’ll receive:

  • 2×Catch XP: From Friday, June 25, at 10AM to Saturday, June 26, at 11:59PM.
  • 3×Catch XP: From Sunday, June 27, at 12AM to Monday, June 28, 2021, at 11:59PM.
  • 4×Catch XP: From Tuesday, June 29, 12AM to Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 11:59PM.

Bidoof Breakout Special Research

As with many Pokemon Go events, there’s a free event-exclusive Special Research story accompanying our favorite furball. If you complete this, you’ll receive an exclusive Bidoof Hat for your Pokemon Go avatar.


Additionally, Team Go Rocket are planning to unleash some Shadow Bidoof on the world, so make sure you’re prepared to take them on. This is a good chance to complete any ‘catch’ or ‘purify’ tasks you have.

Finally, we’ve been informed that if you take a snapshot during the event something surprising might pop up, so make sure you snap some pictures on your travels!

Pokemon Bidoof
The Pokemon Company
The Bidoof boys are back in town!

Is Shiny Bidoof in Pokemon Go?

One of the most exciting parts of any event is being able to snag yourself a Shiny variant, so trainers will be glad to know that Shiny Bidoof is making its debut during the Bidoof Breakout event!


To enhance your chances of catching Shiny Bidoof in Pokemon Go, make sure you’re:

  1. Stocked up on Lures and Incense to attract more Bidoof.
  2. Catching as many Bidoof as you can over the seven-day event.
  3. Completing Special Research and Field Research tasks to earn Bidoof encounters.

With more Bidoof spawning during the event, now’s the perfect time to go Shiny hunting.

Bidoof Stickers

As if there wasn’t enough fun Bidoof content, Niantic have announced that giving gifts and spinning Pokestops will also earn you adorable Bidoof stickers.

So, in order to make sure you collect as many as you can, make sure you’re sending some fun presents to friends and spinning every Pokestop you can!

Niantic have confirmed that more Bidoof-related information will be announced on Monday, June 28, 2021, so make sure you check back then to see what else is in store.


So that’s everything you need to know about the cutest Pokemon Go event we’ve ever seen. If you’re looking beyond the Bidoof Breakout, though, we’ve got guides for Day 1 and Day 2 of Pokemon Go Fest 2021, and much more on our dedicated main page.