Pokemon GO: Unova Throwback Challenge Champion 2020: Galarian Form Pokemon, Dates, Schedule, Quests, Bonuses, Rewards And More
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Pokemon GO: Unova Throwback Challenge Champion 2020: Galarian Form Pokemon, Dates, Schedule, Quests, Bonuses, Rewards And More

Chris Trout
3 June 2020

Unova and Galarian Pokemon are getting a mega mashup in this final Throwback Challenge event.

Pokemon GO has gone through the catalogue of Throwback Challenges including Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh - but what about Unova?

The Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 event will feature plenty of your favourite Unova Pokemon and even the first appearance of Galarian form Pokemon!

Here's what we know about the Pokemon GO's Throwback Challenge Champion 2020.

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Galarian Pokemon Moves - 3rd June

  • Linoone
    • Fast Moves
      • Snarl
      • Lick
    • Charge Moves
      • Dig
      • Body Slam
      • Gunk Shot
  • Darmanitan
    • Fast Moves
      • Tackle
      • Ice Fang
    • Charge Moves
      • Overheat
      • Avalanche
      • Superpower
      • Ice Punch
  • Stunfisk
    • Fast Moves
      • Mud Shot
      • Metal Claw
    • Charge Moves
      • Earthquake
      • Muddy Water
      • Flash Cannon
      • Rock Slide
  • Meowth
    • Fast Moves
      • Scratch
      • Metal Claw
    • Charge Moves
      • Night Slash
      • Gyro Ball
      • Dig
  • Farfetch'd
    • Fast Moves
      • Rock Moves
      • Fury Cutter
    • Charge Moves
      • Brick Break
      • Brave Bird
      • Leaf Blade
  • Obstagoon
    • Fast Moves
      • Counter
      • Lick
    • Charge Moves
      • Cross Chop
      • Night Slash
      • Hyper Beam
  • Perrserker
    • Fast Moves
      • Metal Claw
      • Shadow Claw
    • Charge Moves
      • Close Combat
      • Play Rough
      • Foul Play
      • Iron Head
  • Sirfetch'd
    • Fast Moves
      • Counter
      • Fury Cutter
    • Charge Moves
      • Close Combat
      • Brave Bird
      • Leaf Blade
      • Night Slash

Galarian Pokemon - 20th May

Take a look at the Galarian Pokemon you can encounter during the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 event!

Photo via PokemonGOHub

Throwback Challenge Celebration Ticket - 28th May

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.

 

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Dates And Schedule

The official announcement for the challenge has now gone live and the dates have been confirmed for the 3rd June until the 8th June.

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

 

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Bonuses

You can look forward to the following features and bonuses.

  • Increased spawns for Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region
  • Encounters with Galarian Meowth and Galarian Stunfisk! This will be their first appearance in Pokémon GO.
  • Galarian Meowth, Zigzagoon, Darumaka and Stunfisk will be available in 7km eggs
  • 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!

How Do I Get The Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research

You will need to have completed all four Throwback Challenge timed research quest lines (Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh).

If you have completed these already, you will be granted access. If you haven't, you will need to buy a ticket from the shop and complete the tasks.

If you completed the challenges but want to buy a Challenge Celebration ticket, you will have access to both quest lines, Challenge Champion and Challenge Celebration (special version).

Each time you would’ve earned a reward encounter with a Pokémon, you instead will earn 10 Candies for that specific Pokémon and earn Stardust instead of Professor Willow’s glasses.

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Raid Bosses

Tier 1

  • Timburr
  • Venipede
  • Minccino
  • Klink
  • Galarian Stunfisk

Tier 2

  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Gligar
  • Mawile
  • Liepard
  • Tranquill

Tier 3

  • Alolan Raichu
  • Kabutops
  • Donphan
  • Ferroseed
  • Cryogonal

Tier 4

  • Alolan Marowak
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Rhydon
  • Aggron
  • Excadrill

Tier 5

Reshiram

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Quests And Rewards

In total, there are 5 quests for the final Throwback Challenge, each containing three tasks.

Quest 1

  • Make 15 Great Throws - Galarian Meowth encounter
  • Catch 15 Pokemon - 1 Incense
  • Transfer 15 Pokemon - 30 Ultra Balls

Rewards: 500 Stardust, Gothita Encounter and 500 XP

Quest 2

  • Evolve 5 Pokemon - 5 Rare Candy
  • Hatch 15 Eggs - Oshawott encounter
  • Win 15 Raids - 10 Max Revives

Rewards: 500 Stardust, Darumaka encounter and 500 XP

Quest 3

  • Make an Excellent throw - 30 Ultra Balls
  • Battle another trainer 15 times - Tepig encounter
  • Power up Pokemon 15 times - 500 Stardust

Rewards: 500 Stardust, Blitzle encounter and 500 XP

Quest 4

  • Give your buddy 15 treats - 1 Golden Razz Berry
  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon - Snivy encounter
  • Take 15 snapshots - 1 Silver Pinap Berry

Rewards: 500 Stardust, Audino encounter and 500 XP

Quest 5

  • Claim Reward - 1 Charged TM
  • Claim Reward - Galarian Stunfisk encounter
  • Claim Reward - 1 Fast TM

Rewards: 5 Rare Candies, Genesect Encounter and Professor Willow's glasses