Pokemon GO Shiny Bidoof Breakout Event Details - Start Date, Time, Research and Rewards


By Sam Woods

June 23, 2021

An event which likely to be one of the most disappointing of the whole year is soon set to kick off in Pokemon GO.

The Bidoof Breakout Event sees one of the series’ most useless Pokemon, Bidoof, invade players games bringing with them a few bonuses and not a lot else.

So, with this thrilling news in mind, here are all the details you need to know about the Bidoof Breakout Event in Pokemon GO.

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Bidoof Breakout Event Bonuses

Niantic has confirmed, as you’d expect, that Bidoof will be appearing more frequently in Pokemon GO.

However, in a slightly more unusual twist, the frequency that the Bidoof will appear increases the longer the event goes on.

During the event, depending on the day, Bidoof that are caught will know different moves:

  • Fri 25 – Sat 26: Shadow Ball
  • Sun 27- Mon 28: Thunderbolt
  • Tue 29 – Wed 30: Ice Beam

Any Bidoof that is evolved during the event will learn Hyper Beam as a Bibarel.

For the first time ever, Bidoof will also be available in its shiny form. Unfortunately, as you can see from the image below – it’s not a great shiny.

The main draw of the Bidoof Breakout Event is the Catch XP boosts that ramp up over the course of the week. They are as follows:

  • Fri 25, 10 am – Sat 26, 11:59 pm: 2x Catch XP
  • Sun 27, 12 am – Mon 28, 11:59 pm: 3x Catch XP
  • Tue 29, 12 am – Wed 30, 11:59 pm: 4x Catch XP

Research and Rewards

While the official research and rewards are yet to be revealed, Niantic has confirmed there will be “event-exclusive Field Research!”

The rewards? Bidoof of course!

Team GO Rocket

The final addition to the game as part of the Bidoof Breakout Event is Shadow Bidoof.

In their announcement post, Niantic shared that Team GO Rocket had got their hands on Bidoof and turned them into Shadow Pokemon.

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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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