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Throwback Challenge in 2020 is a five-part event in Pokémon GO.[1][2]

Features

Each week featured different tasks themed around different regions. Pokémon originally discovered in each region also were appearing more frequently in the wild to help complete these tasks.

The featured regions were Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh. If the Trainer completed all four of these Timed Research sets, they would unlock the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research.

The parts of the event are:

Name and date Features
Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto
May 1st - 8th
Throwback Challenge 2020 Kanto
2× Catch, Hatch and Raid XP

Kanto-region Pokémon spawn increased
Kanto-region Pokémon in 7-km Eggs, Raid Battles and Research tasks
Pikachu wearing Charizard hat release
Shiny Pikachu wearing Charizard hat release
Shiny Venonat release
Timed Special Research set release
Pokémon Spotlight Hour featuring Shellder

Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto
May 8th - 15th
Throwback Challenge 2020 Johto
2× Catch and Raid Stardust

Johto-region Pokémon spawn increased
Johto-region Pokémon in 7-km Eggs, Raid Battles and Research tasks
Pikachu wearing Umbreon hat release
Shiny Pikachu wearing Umbreon hat release
Shiny Dunsparce release
Timed Special Research set release
Pokémon Spotlight Hour featuring Sunkern
Snubbull Limited Research

Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn
May 15th - 22nd
Throwback Challenge 2020 Hoenn
Half buddy distance

Hoenn-region Pokémon spawn increased
Hoenn-region Pokémon in 7-km Eggs, Raid Battles and Research tasks
Pikachu wearing Rayquaza hat release
Shiny Pikachu wearing Rayquaza hat release
Shiny Skitty release
Timed Special Research set release
Pokémon Spotlight Hour featuring Poochyena

Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh
May 22nd - 29th
Throwback Challenge 2020 Sinnoh
1-hour Star Piece duration

1-hour Lucky Egg duration
Sinnoh-region Pokémon spawn increased
Sinnoh-region Pokémon in 7-km Eggs, Raid Battles and Research tasks
Pikachu wearing Lucario hat release
Shiny Pikachu wearing Lucario hat release
Shiny Glameow release
Timed Special Research set release
Pokémon Spotlight Hour featuring Bronzor

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020
Jun 3rd - 8th
Throwback Challenge Champion 2020
Unova-region Pokémon spawn increased

Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020 Special Research set release
Unova-region Pokémon in 7-km Eggs and Raid Battles
Several Galar-region forms release
Obstagoon and Perrserker release

Also, Incense Day: Water and Dark Type featuring Carvanha was available during Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn.

Name and date Features
Incense Day: Water and Dark Type
May 17th
Incense Event Carvanha
Incense attracted more Carvanha

Incense attracted Water- and Dark-types
Shop special offer

References

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