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

Chris Trout
16 May 2020

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

The Hoenn Throwback Challenge 2020 is now LIVE in Pokemon GO!

Trainers will engage in lengthy special research quest line celebrating the iconic moments from Johto. The Throwback Challenge has seen Kanto kick things off with Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh regions at a later date.

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

Latest News

Egg Hatch Distance Update - 15th May

The Niantic Support account on Twitter has clarified that the bonus for the upcoming Throwback Challenge: Hoenn, the 1/2 hatch distance bonus will not stack with the current live 1/2 hatch distance bonus.

You will continue to have 1/2 hatch distance for the week.

Hoenn Throwback Challenge 2020 Dates And Schedule

The official announcement for the challenge has now gone live and the dates have been confirmed for the 22nd May until the 29th 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

 

Hoenn Bonuses

You can look forward to the following features and bonuses.

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region—such as Skitty, Zangoose, and Seviper—will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • Increased spawns for: Pikachu, Skitty, Zangoose, Seviper, Cacnea, Meditite, Barboach, Lotad, Swablu, Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will also be available to battle in raids.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Lotad, Slakoth, Nincada, Skitty, Sableye, Mawile, Trapinch, Feebas, and Clamperl.
  • Pikachu wearing Rayquaza hats will be appearing in the wild!
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Skitty or Delcaty!
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region.
  • The distance needed to hatch an Egg once it’s been placed in an Incubator and the distance needed to earn Buddy Candy will be halved.

Hoenn Throwback Challenge 2020 Field Research

Here are the field research objectives and rewards for the Hoenn throwback event:

  • Battle another trainer (Combusken)
  • Catch an Electric-type Pokemon (Swellow)
  • Catch 3 Normal-type Pokemon (Skitty)
  • Earn a heart with your buddy (Marshtomp)
  • Evolve a Pokemon (Snorunt)
  • Give your buddy a treat (Corphish)
  • Play with your Buddy (Lotad)
  • Send 2 gifts to friends (Treecko)
  • Trade a Pokemon (Ralts)

Hoenn Throwback Challenge 2020 Raid Bosses

Tier 1

  • Torchic
  • Mudkip
  • Treecko
  • Klink
  • Swablu
  • Duskull
  • Timburr

Tier 2

  • Feebas
  • Kirlia
  • Roselia
  • Sableye
  • Mawile
  • Nosepass

Tier 3

  • Cacturne
  • Banette
  • Claydol
  • Hariyama
  • Raichu (Alola)

Tier 4

  • Walrein
  • Medicham
  • Absol
  • Metagross

Tier 5

  • Virizion

Hoenn 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 challenges for the Hoenn Throwback:

Quest 1

  • Catch 3 grass, water or fire type Pokemon (10 Pokeballs)
  • Claim Reward! (5 free rare candies)
  • Catch a rock-type (500 Stardust)

Group rewards - 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berries, Nosepass encounter

Quest 2

  • Power up a Pokemon (1 Pinap Berry)
  • Make 3 nice throws (Lairon)
  • Catch a Fighting-type (500 Stardust)

Group rewards - 2 Pinap Berry, 1 Razz Berry, Hariyama encounter

Quest 3

  • Send a gift to a friend (1 incense)
  • Make 3 Curveball throws (Wailmer)
  • Catch an Electric-type (500 Stardust)

Group rewards - 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry, Manectric encounter

Quest 4

  • Earn a Candy walking your buddy (Trapinch)
  • Catch 3 Pokemon with Weather Boost (Bagon)
  • Catch a Fire-type Pokemon (500 Stardust)

Group rewards - 2 Pinap Berry, 1 Razz Berry, Camerupt encounter 

Quest 5

  • Make 3 great throws (Shedinja)
  • Power Up Pokemon 3 times (10 Great Balls)
  • Catch a Normal-type (500 Stardust)

Group rewards - 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry, Slakoth encounter

Quest 6

  • Catch a Water, Electric or Bug-type Pokemon(10 Ultra Balls)
  • Battle another Trainer (Absol)
  • Catch a Flying-type (500 Stardust)

Group rewards - 2 Pinap Berry, 1 Razz Berry, Swellow encounter

Quest 7

  • Evolve a Ghost-type (5 revives)
  • Give your buddy 3 treats (1 Charged TM)
  • Catch a Psychic-type (500 Stardust)

Group rewards - 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry, Claydol encounter

Quest 8

  • Take a snapshot of a Water-type (Clamperl)
  • Evolve a Pokemon (1 Star Piece)
  • Catch a Water-type Pokemon (500 Stardust)

Group rewards - 2 Pinap Berry, 1 Razz Berry, Sealeo encounter

Quest 9

  • Claim Reward (3000 XP)
  • Claim Reward (3000 XP)
  • Claim Reward (3000 XP)

Group rewards - 10 Rare Candy, Groudon encounter with exclusive move Fire Punch

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