How to Find (& Catch) Grubbin in Pokémon Go

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As part of the pokemon go‘s But Out! event, the Generation VII Pokémon Grubbin finally makes its debut, as players can now search for and catch it out in the wild. pokemon go‘s Bug Out! is a time-limited event lasting from August 10 to August 16 that increases spawn rates of bug-type Pokémon among other content. Grubbin is technically one of three Pokémon that became available for players to catch in the game, as both of his evolutions from him, Charjabug and Vikavolt, have also been introduced. However, these are more unlikely to appear as wild spawns and will likely require players to farm enough Candies in pokemon go to be able to evolve a Grubbin.


During the Bug Out! event, and in addition to greater spawn rates for bug-type Pokémon, players will also receive double experience whenever they catch a Pokémon with Nice, Great or Excellent Throws. In addition, players who participate in Mega Raids may also encounter another new addition to pokemon go, Mega Scizor. Also, as is usual during timed events in the game, players can complete challenges and timed research to unlock multiple rewards that can include Pokémon encounters, Poké Balls, or even extra experience points.

Related: Pokémon GO: Bug Out Limited Time Event Guide

If players manage to find a Grubbin, they will need to farm enough Candies if they wish to evolve it in pokemon go. Unfortunately, the only way to do that is to catch even more Grubbin, as each provides players with three. For example, to evolve Grubbin into Charjabug, they will need a total of 25 Candies, and then 100 more to evolve one into Vikavolt. Although catching more of the same Pokémon is the primary way to get them, players can also use other tactics, such as setting a caught Grubbin as a Buddy and completing the distance challenges, as these also reward Candies.

How to Catch Grubbin in Pokémon Go

To find a Grubbin in pokemongo, players need to use the Bug Out! event’s greater spawn rate for bug types to find one. Before going for a walk to find one, it is always a good idea to use the Daily Incense in pokemon gor and, of course, make sure to have plenty of Poké Balls. Players can also use Lures near PokéStops, whenever they plan to spend some time near one. Fortunately, Grubbin shouldn’t be too hard to stumble onto, which is useful for players aiming to get its evolutions, as relying solely on catching them for candy, will require them to catch about 43 Grubbin.

If players are unlucky and cannot find a single one, they can try to complete the Timed Research challenges, as one of them will reward a Grubbin. According to PokemonGoHub and PokemonGoLive, by performing the field research task of making three Great Throws, players will be rewarded with a Grubbin. Alternatively, players can complete the Timed Research Catch Challenges below, one of which also rewards a Grubbin.

Pokemon Go’s Timed Research Challenges and Rewards

Bug Out! Catch Challenge 1

Challenge reward
Catch 25 Bug-type Pokémon 25 Poke Balls
Walk 2 km (1.2 miles) Beedrill
Make 15 Nice Throws 20 Great Balls
Make 10 Great Throws 10 Ultra Balls
Make 5 Curveball Throws 10 Pinap Berries
Use 10 berries when catching Pokémon Combee
Complete all challenges Shedinja, Lure, 2500 XP

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Bug Out! Catch Challenge 2

Challenge reward
Catch 25 Bug-type Pokémon 25 Poke Balls
Hatch an Egg in pokemon go 3 Golden Razz Berries
Evolve two Bug-type Pokémon grubbin
Make 10 Great Throws 20 Great Balls
Catch 10 different species of Bug-type Pokémon 50 Beedrill Mega Energy
Take snapshots of 5 different wild Bug-type Pokémon Coming
Complete all challenges Pinsir, 1000 Stardust, 2500 XP

Bug Out! Catch Challenge 3

Challenge reward
claim Caterpie
1,000 XP
1,000 XP
1,000 XP
Claim all rewards Scyther, 50 Scizor Mega Energy, 2500 XP

Sources: PokemonGoLive, PokemonGoHub

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