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Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto was the second part of Throwback Challenge 2020 event.[1] It featured a Timed Research that rewarded a Ho-Oh with Earthquake, among other items.

Snubbull Limited Research and Pokémon Spotlight Hour featuring Sunkern were available during this event.

Features


Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

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

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Pikachu
Pikachu
#025
Electric
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Machop
Machop
#066
Fighting
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Sentret
Sentret
#161
Normal
Hoothoot
#163
Normal   Flying
Ledyba
#165
Bug   Flying
Spinarak
#167
Bug   Poison
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Chinchou
Chinchou
#170
Water   Electric
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Natu
Natu
#177
Psychic   Flying
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Mareep
Mareep
#179
Electric
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Marill
Marill
#183
Water   Fairy
Hoppip
#187
Grass   Flying
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Aipom
Aipom
#190
Normal
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Sunkern
Sunkern
#191
Grass
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Yanma
Yanma
#193
Bug   Flying
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Murkrow
Murkrow
#198
Dark   Flying
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Swinub
Swinub
#220
Ice   Ground
Mantine
#226
Water   Flying
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Skarmory
Skarmory
#227
Steel   Flying

These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:


Pikachu
#025
Electric
Dunsparce
Egg 7k.png 7-km Eggs

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

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Chinchou
Chinchou
#170
639 / 591
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Yanma
Yanma
#193
840 / 785
Girafarig
#203
1,169 / 1,105
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Pineco
Pineco
#204
633 / 586
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Dunsparce
Dunsparce
#206
965 / 906
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Gligar
Gligar
#207
1,061 / 1,000
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Shuckle
Shuckle
#213
231 / 189
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Skarmory
Skarmory
#227
1,204 / 1,139
Phanpy
#231
689 / 639

The following Raid Bosses were available during this event.

Egg Raid Normal.png 1st Tier
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Chikorita
Chikorita
#152 Chikorita
Boss CP 3,067 CP
Max capture CP 534 CP 668 CP
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Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
#155 Cyndaquil
Boss CP 3,334 CP
Max capture CP 560 CP 700 CP
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Totodile
Totodile
#158 Totodile
Boss CP 3,600 CP
Max capture CP 646 CP 808 CP
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Mareep
Mareep
#179 Mareep
Boss CP 3,063 CP
Max capture CP 566 CP 708 CP
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Timburr
Timburr
#532 Timburr
Boss CP 3,686 CP
Max capture CP 751 CP 939 CP
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Klink
Klink
#599 Klink
Boss CP 3,227 CP
Max capture CP 546 CP 683 CP
Egg Raid Normal.png 2nd Tier
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Misdreavus
Misdreavus
Boss CP 5,795 CP
Max capture CP 1,100 CP 1,376 CP
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Pineco
Pineco
#204 Pineco
Boss CP 3,526 CP
Max capture CP 633 CP 791 CP
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Gligar
Gligar
#207 Gligar
Boss CP 5,459 CP
Max capture CP 1,061 CP 1,326 CP
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Sneasel
Sneasel
#215 Sneasel
Boss CP 6,340 CP
Max capture CP 1,172 CP 1,465 CP
Hitmontop
#237 Hitmontop
Boss CP 11,884 CP
Max capture CP 1,232 CP 1,540 CP
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Mawile
Mawile
#303 Mawile
Boss CP 12,739 CP
Max capture CP 934 CP 1,167 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 3rd Tier
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Raichu
Raichu
#026 Raichu
Boss CP 16,848 CP
Max capture CP 1,306 CP 1,633 CP
Espeon
#196 Espeon
Boss CP 22,826 CP
Max capture CP 1,811 CP 2,264 CP
Umbreon
#197 Umbreon
Boss CP 13,509 CP
Max capture CP 1,221 CP 1,526 CP
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Shuckle
Shuckle
#213 Shuckle
Boss CP 3,892 CP
Max capture CP 231 CP 289 CP
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Skarmory
Skarmory
#227 Skarmory
Boss CP 15,182 CP
Max capture CP 1,204 CP 1,506 CP
Donphan
#232 Donphan
Boss CP 19,431 CP
Max capture CP 1,722 CP 2,152 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 4th Tier
Togetic
#176 Togetic
Boss CP 20,453 CP
Max capture CP 976 CP 1,220 CP
Granbull
#210 Granbull
Boss CP 26,020 CP
Max capture CP 1,458 CP 1,823 CP
Ursaring
#217 Ursaring
Boss CP 30,025 CP
Max capture CP 1,682 CP 2,103 CP
Tyranitar
#248 Tyranitar
Boss CP 37,599 CP
Max capture CP 2,191 CP 2,739 CP
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Absol
Absol
#359 Absol
Boss CP 18,195 CP
Max capture CP 1,443 CP 1,805 CP

Field Research event tasks

TodayView Icon Research.png Field Research tasks

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

Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon
Catch 3 Normal-type Pokémon
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Make 3 Curveball Throws
Hatch an Egg
Trade a Pokémon
Play with your buddy
Earn a heart with your buddy

Timed Research

TodayView Icon Research.png Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto
1st Part
Catch 3 Grass-, Water-, or Fire-type Pokémon
Send a gift to a friend
Catch a Flying-type Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


2nd Part
Play with your buddy
Give your buddy 3 treats
Catch a Bug-type Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


3rd Part
Make 3 Great Throws
Hatch an Egg
Catch a Normal-type Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


4th Part
Evolve a Pokémon
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon
Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


5th Part
Take a snapshot of your buddy
Make 4 Curveball Throws
Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


6th Part
Catch an Electric-type Pokémon
Power up Pokémon 3 times
Catch a Steel-type Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


7th Part
Evolve a Pokémon
Catch a Water-type Pokémon
Catch an Ice-type Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


8th Part
Take a snapshot of an Ice-type Pokémon
Power up Pokémon 6 times
Rewards for whole set


9th Part
Claim Reward
Claim Reward
Claim Reward
Rewards for whole set

Trivia

  • Machop spawnrate was increased during this event despite being a Kanto Pokémon. This was probably because the Timed Research required to catch a Fighting-type Pokémon. However, the only Johto Fighting-type Pokémon are Heracross (which is region-exclusive), Tyrogue (which is not available in the wild) and Hitmontop.
  • The final part of the Timed Research was planned to give 10 Rare Candies, but it in fact gave 5 for some reason. Niantic apologized that and compensated 5 Rare Candies at the start of Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn Timed Research.

References

  1. Throwback Challenge: Celebrate our Pokémon journeys together!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-04-28.


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