The time every Pokémon GO player he's been waiting for has finally arrived with the launch of the Bidoof Breakout event. Yes, the endlessly TMable fan-favorite Pokemon has its own event and it looks fun. But more than that, it's an opportunity to get a ton of XP, potentially reaching or exceeding level 40. And there's Shiny Bidoof to find and catch. So with so much to track and do, we wanted to combine it all. Here's our guide to the Bidoof Breakout event for Pokémon GO, with everything you need to know.
Bidoof Breakout Event Guide
The event has many important bonuses and things that Pokémon GO players will want to participate in, some of which are time-limited. So we've broken it all down below in a frequently asked questions style.
When is the Bidoof Breakout event, when does it end
The full Bidoof Breakout event will run from Friday, June 25 from 10 a.m. until Thursday, July 1 at 20 p.m. All times are local, so just check the clock to see if it started in your area. However, some parts of the event will change or take place at different times. We've broken that down below for convenience.
What are the bonuses during the Bidoof Breakout event
Here's a look at what happens during the Bidoof Breakout event in Pokémon GO. As the event is separated by day and time, so is the decomposition.
- From Friday June 25 at 10 a.m. to Saturday June 26 at 23:59 p.m.
- 2x capture d’XP
- Bidoof caught will know Shadow Ball
- From Sunday June 27 at 12 p.m. to Monday June 28 at 23:59 p.m.
- 3x Capture XP
- Caught Bidoof Will Know Thunderbolt
- From Tuesday June 29 at 12 p.m. to Wednesday June 30 at 23:59 p.m.
- 4x capture d’XP
- Bidoof caught will know Ice Beam
- Throughout – June 25 at 10 a.m. to July 1 at 20 p.m.
- Brilliant Bidoof introduced
- Team GO Rocket Grunts utilisera Shadow Bidoof
- Increase in Bidoof spawns in the wild
- Evolve Bidoof into Bibarel who knows Hyper Beam
- Event-exclusive Field Research tasks reward Bidoof encounters
- Receive Bidoof Stickers from PokéStops and Freebies
So that's a lot, but the main thing to focus on is the extra Catch XP. Using a Lucky Egg on top of that gets you a lot, especially if you can get great Curveball throws on all those Bidoofs. But what about the exclusive movement?
Is the Hyper Beam Bibarel Worth Upgrading
First of all, why would you want to evolve Bidoof? You can't improve on perfection, so why try? If you feel the need to evolve Bidoof into Bibarel, now is probably the best time. The resulting Hyper Beam Bibarel won't be useful in any of the standard GO Battle League PvP arenas and isn't really a viable PvE raid counter. Still, if you're going to evolve one, you might as well end up with the timed movement. However, it's still not an exclusive move, as you can get it through regular TMs and evolution. So really it's up to you but there's not much reason to evolve during the event.
How to Catch a Shiny Bidoof
We have a full set of tips and tricks for how to catch Shiny Bidoof here. In short, you'll want to meet as many as possible during the event. This means playing as much as possible, but also using every item in your arsenal to increase Bidoof's spawn rate. See this guide for more details.
And this is our Bidoof Breakout event guide for Pokémon GO.
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