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Pokemon Go Bug Themed Event | End date, field research, and more

If you don’t like creepy crawlies, look away now. A Pokemon Go bug themed event is coming to Niantic’s smartphone game in the very near future. If you want to know when its start and end date is, what field research is on offer, and everything else about this timed event, you’re in the right place. Learn everything there is to know about the Pokemon Go bug themed event with our help.

Pokemon Go Bug Themed Event | Start and end date

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As you may expect from the latest Pokemon Go bug themed event, it will only be available for limited period of time. The upcoming celebration will begin on Tuesday, April 2 at 1 PM PDT (4 PM EDT, and 12 AM BST on Wednesday, April 3). The event will last one week, so it’ll finish on Tuesday, April 9 at 1 PM PDT (4 PM EDT, and 12 AM BST on Wednesday, April 10).

Pokemon Go Bug Themed Event | Field Research

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The Pokemon Go bug themed event, unsurprisingly, will consist of players having to go out into the wild and find bug-type Pokemon to help Professor Willow with his research. As such, bug-type Pokemon like Scyther, Cascoon, and many others will spawn more regularly for you to encounter and potentially catch.

Limited-time field research will be available for you to take part in too. As always, you’ll have to spin the discs at PokeStops in order to unlock these tasks, and completing them will earn you specific rewards. Niantic hasn’t disclosed what these are yet though.

Finally, Incense will last twice as long as it normally does. Incense is used in-game as a lure to bring nearby Pokemon out of hiding, and allow you to have the chance to catch them. With the duration of Incense being extended, you’ll have more time to catch those critters you’re missing from your Pokedex, and more will spawn in your vicinity too.