Pokémon GO is going to get a bit more buggy.
No, we’re not saying that Niantic plans on adding any more bugs to the game (although you never really know with Niantic). What we mean is there’s going to be more bugs in the game--Bug-type Pokémon, that is!
Pokémon GO recently announced that it’s time to bug out with the new Bug-type event. This will be the perfect opportunity to complete your Bug Catcher medal because there’s going to be insects galore.
As the name implies, Bug-type Pokémon will be in abundance starting from April 2nd and lasting until April 9th at 1 PM. Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, more Pokémon will appear in general, and incense will last twice as long so you can capture more bugs than ever. After all, you trap more flies with incense than honey. Or something like that.
There will also be limited-time-only Bug-type field research available, so be sure to get that completed during the event!
Also recently announced is April’s Community Day. Niantic has changed the way Community Day works: rather than have it all take place globally at the same time, meaning that it actually takes place at different times in different time zones, it now will always take place between the hours of 3-6 PM no matter what time zone you’re in.
And with other Community Days, a single Pokémon will be featured with a brand new move. April’s ‘Mon will be Bagon, the first evolutionary stop on the way to getting Salamence. Niantic didn’t mention what Bagon’s exclusive new move will be, but they did remind us all that you can only get that new move by capturing a Bagon in the wild during Community Day.
Community Day will be on April 13th from 3-6 PM. In addition to the greatly increased rates of Bagon spawns, you’ll also get 3-times XP for captures, lures will last 3-times as long, and there will be a greater chance of capturing a shiny Bagon.
So get your Pokéballs ready to catch some bugs and Bagons in April!