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Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn was the third part of Throwback Challenge 2020 event.[1] It featured a Special Research that rewarded a Groudon with Fire Punch, among other items.

Incense Day: Water and Dark Type featuring Carvanha and Pokémon Spotlight Hour featuring Poochyena were available during this event.

Features

TodayView Icon Walking Half Buddy distance
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Hoenn-region Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Egg Hoenn-region Pokémon in 7-km Eggs
TodayView Icon Research Hoenn-region Pokémon in Research tasks
TodayView Icon Raid Hoenn-region Pokémon in Raid Battles
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pikachu wearing Rayquaza hat release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Pikachu wearing Rayquaza hat release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Skitty release
TodayView Icon Research Timed Special Research set release

Featured Pokémon

Following Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild. Pikachu wearing Rayquaza hat is in honor of Rayquaza being chosen in the Pokémon of the Year vote as the number-one Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region.

Pikachu rayquaza
#025
Icon Electric
Treecko
#252
Icon Grass
Torchic
#255
Icon Fire
Mudkip
#258
Icon Water
Wurmple
#265
Icon Bug
Taillow
#276
Icon Normal   Icon Flying
Wingull
#278
Icon Water   Icon Flying
Ralts
#280
Icon Psychic   Icon Fairy
Surskit
#283
Icon Bug   Icon Water
Whismur
#293
Icon Normal
Skitty
#300
Icon Normal
Aron
#304
Icon Steel   Icon Rock
Meditite
#307
Icon Fighting   Icon Psychic
Plusle
#311
Icon Electric
Minun
#312
Icon Electric
Gulpin
#316
Icon Poison
Wailmer
#320
Icon Water
Numel
#322
Icon Fire   Icon Ground
Spoink
#325
Icon Psychic
Cacnea
#331
Icon Grass
Swablu
#333
Icon Normal   Icon Flying
Seviper
#336
Icon Poison
Barboach
#339
Icon Water   Icon Ground
Baltoy
#343
Icon Ground   Icon Psychic
Shuppet
#353
Icon Ghost
Duskull
#355
Icon Ghost

Moreover, these Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event.

Pikachu rayquaza shiny
#025
Icon Electric
Skitty shiny
#300
Icon Normal

Additionally, 7-km Eggs obtained during the event would hatch more of these Pokémon.

7-km Eggs
Lotad
#270
LotadShiny Pokémon
342 / 307
Slakoth
#287
SlakothShiny Pokémon
572 / 527
Nincada
#290
NincadaShiny Pokémon
439 / 399
Skitty
#300
SkittyShiny Pokémon
422 / 383
Sableye
#302
SableyeShiny Pokémon
843 / 789
Mawile
#303
MawileShiny Pokémon
934 / 877
Trapinch
#328
TrapinchShiny Pokémon
728 / 676
Feebas
#349
FeebasShiny Pokémon
157 / 132
Clamperl
#366
ClamperlShiny Pokémon
726 / 675

The following Raid Bosses were available during this event.

Pokémon Raid Boss's CP Max. Capture CP
Egg Raid Normal 1st Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
Treecko
#252
Treecko ( ? )
3,554 CP 601 CP
752 CP
Torchic
#255
Torchic ( ? )
3,587 CP 624 CP
781 CP
Mudkip
#258
Mudkip ( ? )
3,589 CP 644 CP
805 CP
Swablu
#333
Swablu ( ? )
2,702 CP 470 CP
588 CP
Duskull
#355
Duskull ( ? )
2,770 CP 403 CP
504 CP
Timburr
#532
Timburr ( ? )
3,686 CP 751 CP
939 CP
3,227 CP 546 CP
683 CP
Egg Raid Normal 2nd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
Kirlia
#281
Kirlia
5,738 CP 552 CP
690 CP
Nosepass
#299
Nosepass
6,241 CP 567 CP
709 CP
Sableye
#302
Sableye ( ? )
8,132 CP 843 CP
1,054 CP
Mawile
#303
Mawile ( ? )
9,008 CP 934 CP
1,167 CP
Roselia
#315
Roselia ( ? )
10,304 CP 1,068 CP
1,335 CP
Feebas
#349
Feebas ( ? )
1,866 CP 157 CP
196 CP
Egg Raid Rare 3rd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Raichu alolan
#026
Alolan Raichu ( ? )
16,848 CP 1,306 CP
1,633 CP
Hariyama
#297
Hariyama
15,264 CP 1,616 CP
2,020 CP
Cacturne
#332
Cacturne
16,144 CP 1,313 CP
1,641 CP
Claydol
#344
Claydol
14,527 CP 1,126 CP
1,408 CP
Banette
#354
Banette
16,600 CP 1,313 CP
1,642 CP
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Medicham
#308
Medicham
16,673 CP 817 CP
1,022 CP
Absol
#359
Absol ( ? )
28,769 CP 1,443 CP
1,805 CP
Walrein
#365
Walrein
25,828 CP 1,557 CP
1,947 CP
Metagross
#376
Metagross
40,224 CP 2,166 CP
2,708 CP

Field Research event tasks

There were several of Field Research tasks exclusively available only for the event.

Task Possible Rewards
Catch an Electric-type Pokémon
Catch 3 Normal-type Pokémon
Battle another trainer
Evolve a Pokémon
Send 2 Gifts to friends
Trade a Pokémon
Play with your buddy
Earn a heart with your buddy
Give your buddy a treat

Special Research

First part:

Task Reward
Catch 3 Grass-, Water-, or Fire-type Pokémon
Claim Reward
Catch a Rock-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Second part:

Task Reward
Power up a Pokémon
Make 3 Nice Throws
Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Third part:

Task Reward
Send a Gift to a friend
Make 3 Curveball Throws
Catch an Electric-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Fourth part:

Task Reward
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy
Catch 3 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch a Fire-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Fifth part:

Task Reward
Make 3 Great Throws
Power up Pokémon 3 times
Catch a Normal-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Sixth part:

Task Reward
Catch a Water, Electric or Bug-type Pokémon
Battle another Trainer
Catch a Flying-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Seventh part:

Task Reward
Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon
Give your buddy 3 treats
Catch a Psychic-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Eighth part:

Task Reward
Take a snapshot of a Water-type Pokémon
Evolve a Pokémon
Catch a Water-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Ninth part:

Task Reward
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set

Trivia

  • Although the event stated to include half Egg hatching distance, it does not stack with the the same bonus from coronavirus outbreak, making this event bonus non-existent.[2]

References


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