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Pokemon Go Bug Out! event 2020 – All the details

Published: 26/Jun/2020 1:41

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go Bug Out! event is back for a second year running. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 event from bonuses to which Pokemon will spawning more frequently.

It will run from Friday, June 26, 8am to Wednesday, July 1, 10pm local time. Unlike last year’s, the 2020 edition will have a duration of just over five days.


Shiny Dwebble

As a lot of events do in Pokemon Go, a new Shiny Pokemon will be introduced to the game. Shiny Dwebble will be available in the wild, 5km eggs, event-exclusive Field Research tasks and in Raid Battles.

The Rock Inn Pokemon was introduced to the mobile game in January and now trainers will have another reason to go hunting it all over again. It evolves into Crustle, a defensive dual bug and rock-type.

Shiny Dwebble Pokemon Go
The Pokemon Go 2020 Bug Out! event is your chance to get hold of Shiny Dwebble…

Unfortunately with a limited attack stat and average moves at its disposal it doesn’t really have a place in PvE. It can be used in GO Battle Great League but again its moveset and typing isn’t ideal for the PvP format either.

Scyther and Venipede

Scyther was the face of the 2019 Bug Out! event and it will once again feature in 2020. Alongside Venipede it will also be more frequently seen across a variety of capture methods in Pokemon Go.

Catch enough Scyther and you’ll be able to get hold of Scizor, one of the best bug-type species. Meanwhile Venipede evolves into Whirlipede and then Scolipede. While this is one to tick off your Pokedex, similar to Crustle it has no place in the Pokemon Go meta.


Other bug-type Pokemon will also be spawning more regularly. These Pokemon will be more attracted to Incense during the below times:

  • Friday, June 26, 8am to Saturday, June 27, 11:59pm (local time): Nincada
  • Sunday, June 28, 12am to Monday, June 29, 11:59pm (local time): Wurmple
  • Tuesday, June 30, 12am to Wednesday, June 27, 10pm (local time): Scyther


In addition to all of the above there will be 2x Catch XP for the duration of the event. A Pinsir Raid Day has also been planned for the event but this has now been canceled.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.