UPDATE: Shiny Scyther has now been confirmed as part of the event and can be encountered in the wild.
We here at PokéJungle are big Bug-type fans and are pleased to announce a special event taking place soon in Pokémon GO which celebrates these often over-looked species! From the official site:
Are you a serious Bug-type Trainer? Need to work on your Bug Catcher medal? You can get your Incense and catching nets ready for our first-ever Bug Out event!
Date + Time
Apr. 2, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Apr. 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
Incense will last twice as long.
More Pokémon will appear when using Incense.
Limited-time Bug-type Pokémon Field Research will be available during this event.
Specifics of the event, such as whether or not new Shiny Pokémon or moves will be added, has not been announced, but we’ll update the post if more information comes to light!
In a second bit of GO news, it has been officially revealed that Bagon will be the special Pokémon of April’s Community Day! Its special move will be announced at a later date, but this will also likely bring its Shiny form to the mobile game.
What do you think about the two announcements?! I know who’s going to be going for first place in the Bug Catching Contest. Me. 😎