Pokemon GO: Kanto Throwback Challenge 2020 Dates, Schedule, Quests, Bonuses, Rewards And More
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Pokemon GO: Kanto Throwback Challenge 2020 Dates, Schedule, Quests, Bonuses, Rewards And More

Chris Trout
2 May 2020

The Kanto Throwback Challenge 2020 is coming to Pokemon GO and we've got all of the details on this exciting new event.

One of the next BIG events in Pokemon GO is the Kanto Throwback Challenge 2020!

Trainers will engage in lengthy special research quest line celebrating the iconic moments from Kanto. The Throwback Challenges will also include Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh regions at a later date.

Data miners had already cracked the code on the first 9 quests and that has now been confirmed as they roll out early.

Here's everything you need to know about Pokemon GO's Kanto Throwback Challenge 2020.

Kanto Throwback Challenge 2020 Dates And Schedule

The official announcement for the challenge has now gone live and the dates have been confirmed for the 1st May until the 8th May.

Here's the full schedule:

  • Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto Timed Research: Friday, May 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time
  • Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto Timed Research: Friday, May 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 15, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time
  • Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn Timed Research: Friday, May 15, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time
  • Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh Timed Research: Friday, May 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 29, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time
  • Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research unlock and event - Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, June 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time

 

Kanto Bonuses

You can look forward to the following features and bonuses.

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, such as Venonat and Chansey, will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will also be available to battle in raids.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Venonat, Machop, Onix, Lickitung, Tangela, Scyther, Pinsir, Lapras, and Eevee.
  • Pikachu wearing Charizard hats will be appearing in the wild!
  • Increased Shiny Venonat spawns
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region.
  • 2× Catch XP, 2× Raid XP, and 2× Hatch XP bonuses will be active.

Kanto Throwback Challenge 2020 Quests And Rewards

In total, there are 36 quests to complete during the Throwback Challenge, 9 per region and each will reward you for your efforts.

Here are the quests and their rewards.

Quest 1

  • Catch 3 Grass, Water or Fire-type Pokémon - rewards 10x PokéBall
  • Take a snapshot of a Bug-type Pokémon - rewards 5x Pinap Berry
  • Catch a Rock-type Pokémon - rewards 500 Stardust

Quest completion rewards:

  • Onix
  • 1 x Rare Candy
  • 2 x Golden Razz Berry

Quest 2

  • Battle in a raid - rewards Clefairy
  • Transfer 3 Pokémon - rewards10x Super Potion
  • Catch a Water-type Pokémon - rewards 500 Stardust

Quest completion rewards:

  • Starmie
  • 1x Rare Candy
  • 2x Silver Pinap Berry

Quest 3

  • Evolve 3 Pokémon - rewards 10x Great Ball
  • Hatch an Egg - rewards Snorlax
  • Catch an Electric-type Pokémon - rewards 500 Stardust

Quest completion rewards:

  • Raichu
  • 1x Rare Candy
  • 2x Golden Razz Berry

 

Quest 4

  • Give your buddy a treat - rewards Gastly
  • Send a gift to a friend - rewards Dratini
  • Catch a Grass-type Pokémon - rewards 500 Stardust

Quest completion rewards:

  • Tangela
  • 1x Rare Candy
  • 2x Silver Pinap Berry

Quest 5

  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy - rewards 5x Ultra Ball
  • Make 3 Great Throws - rewards Chansey
  • Catch a Poison-type Pokémon - rewards 500 Stardust

Quest completion rewards:

  • Weezing
  • 1x Rare Candy
  • 2x Golden Razz Berry

Quest 6

  • Take a snapshot of a Ghost-type Pokémon - rewardsHitmonchan
  • Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon - rewards Lapras
  • Catch a Psychic-type Pokémon - rewards 500 Stardust

Quest completion rewards:

  • Alakazam
  • 1x Rare Candy
  • 2x Silver Pinap Berry

 

Quest 7

  • Take a snapshot of an Ice-type Pokémon - rewards 10x Hyper Potion
  • Evolve a Pokémon - rewards Aerodactyl
  • Catch a Fire-type Pokémon - rewards 500 Stardust

Quest completion rewards:

  • Arcanine
  • 1x Rare Candy
  • 2x Golden Razz Berry

Quest 8

  • Power up a Pokémon 6 Times - rewards 1x Charged TM
  • Battle another Trainer - rewards 1x Star Piece
  • Catch a Ground-type Pokémon - rewards 500 Stardust

Quest Completion rewards:

  • Nidoking
  • 1x Rare Candy
  • 2x Silver Pinap Berry

Quest 9

  • Claim reward - rewards 3000 XP
  • Claim reward - rewards 3000 XP
  • Claim reward - rewards 3000 XP

Quest Completion rewards:

  • Mewtwo (knows the event exclusive move Psystrike)
  • 10x Rare Candy

Field Research

Credit: PokemonGOHub

Kanto Themed Raid Bosses

Credit: PokemonGOHub

7km Eggs

Players will also be able to take advantage of 7km eggs again. The full list of obtainable Pokemon can be seen below.

  • Eevee
  • Lapras
  • Lickitung
  • Machop
  • Onix
  • Pinsir
  • Scyther
  • Tangela
  • Venonat

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