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

Chris Trout
22 May 2020

The Sinnoh 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 Sinnoh Throwback Challenge 2020!

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

Throwback Challenge Celebration Ticket - 20th May

 In just a couple days, the Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh Timed Research will begin, bringing you one step closer to accessing the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research.

If you missed any of the previous challenges, have no fear, because you can purchase a ticket in the shop that will grant you extra bonuses. 

Completing the challenges or buying the ticket will net you these rewards:

  • Encounters with Galarian Meowth and Galarian Stunfisk! This will be their first appearance in Pokémon GO.
  • Research tasks that lead to encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region, such as Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Audino, Darumaka, Gothita, and Genesect.
  • A chance to earn exciting rewards, including Professor Willow’s glasses as an exclusive avatar item!

The ticket will cost $7.99 and won't be able to be purchased with Pokecoins.

Tickets go live Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m and will last until Monday, June 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

Special Quest Update - 18th May

It seems that a reward is being changed from the Special Quest Update according to Data Miners.

According to the files, you were going to catch a Patrat and now will be receiving a Darumaka.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_2_0
-TEXT: I can’t stop thinking about how cute Oshawott is— Oh! You’re back! Excellent work catching that Patrat!
+TEXT: I can’t stop thinking about how cute Oshawott is— Oh! You’re back! Excellent work catching that Darumaka!

Sinnoh 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

 

Sinnoh Bonuses

You can look forward to the following features and bonuses.

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, such as Pikachu, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Cherubi, Croagunk, Glameow, Snover, Kricketot, Buneary and Cherrim, will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will also be available to battle in raids.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Cranidos, Shieldon, Glameow, Chingling, Bonsly, Happiny, Gible, Munchlax, Riolu, and Mantyke.
  • Pikachu wearing Lucario hats will be appearing in the wild!
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Glameow!
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region.
  • One-hour Star Piece duration, one-hour Incense duration, and one-hour Lucky Egg duration bonuses will be active.
  • Shiny Glameow and Purugly will be available during this event.

Sinnoh Throwback Challenge 2020 Field Research

  • Play with your buddy (Buneary)
  • Earn a heart with your buddy (Croagunk)
  • Catch 3 Normal-type Pokemon (Glameow)
  • Catch 2 Pokemon (Turtwig)
  • Give your buddy a treat (Piplup)
  • Battle another trainer (Starly)
  • Transfer 3 Pokemon (Chimchar

Sinnoh Throwback Challenge 2020 Raid Bosses

Tier 1

  • Turtwig
  • Chimchar
  • Piplup
  • Drifloon
  • Timburr
  • Klink

Tier 2

  • Mawile
  • Cranidos
  • Combee
  • Croagunk
  • Lumineon

Tier 3

  • Raichu (Alola)
  • Roserade
  • Bastiodon
  • Floatzel
  • Skuntank

Tier 4

  • Absol
  • Bronzong
  • Hippowdon
  • Drapion
  • Abomasnow

Tier 5

  • Terrakion

Sinnoh 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.

It's currently unknown what the challenges are for the Johto region.

Quest 1

  • Catch 3 Grass, Water, or Fire-type Pokemon: 10 Pokeballs
  • Power up a Pokemon: Burmy (Sand, s)
  • Take a snapshot of a Rock-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust

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

Quest 2

  • Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokemon: 5 Razz Berries
  • Send a gift to a friend: Combee
  • Catch a Grass-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust

Group rewards: 2 Pinap Berry, 1 Razz Berry, Grotle encounter

Quest 3

Make 3 Nice Throws: Magnetic Lure Module
Hatch an Egg: Bronzor (s)
Catch a Grass-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust

Group rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry, Monferno encounter

Quest 4

  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy: 10 Great balls
  • Catch a Ground-type Pokemon: Skorupi (s)
  • Catch a Water-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust

Group rewards: 2 Pinap Berry, 1 Razz Berry, Prinplup encounter

Quest 5

  • Battle another trainer: 1 Charged TM
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokemon: 1 Sinnoh Stone
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust

Group rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry, Drifloon (shiny)

Quest 6

  • Take a snapshot of a Steel-type Pokemon: 10 Ultra balls
  • Give your buddy 3 treats: Hippopotas (s)
  • Catch a Steel-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust

Group rewards: 2 Pinap Berry, 1 Razz Berry, Shieldon encounter

Quest 7

  • Evolve a Pokemon: Gible (s)
  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy: Glacial Lure Module
  • Catch an Ice-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust

Group rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry, Abomasnow

Quest 8

  • Power-up Pokemon 3 times: Starpiece
  • Make 3 Great throws: Fast TM
  • Catch an Electric-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust

Group rewards: 2 Pinap Berry, 1 Razz Berry, Shinx (shiny)

Quest 9

  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim reward: 3000 XP

Group rewards: 10 Rare Candies and Cresselia (shiny) with Grass Knot

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