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Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto was the second part of Throwback Challenge 2020 event.[1] It featured a Special 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

TodayView Icon Stardust 2× Catch Stardust
TodayView Icon Stardust 2× Raid Stardust
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Johto-region Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Egg Johto-region Pokémon in 7-km Eggs
TodayView Icon Research Johto-region Pokémon in Research tasks
TodayView Icon Raid Johto-region Pokémon in Raid Battles
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pikachu wearing Umbreon hat release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Pikachu wearing Umbreon hat release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Dunsparce release
TodayView Icon Research Timed Special Research set release


Featured Pokémon

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.

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

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

Pikachu umbreon shiny
#025
Icon Electric

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

7-km Eggs
Chinchou
#170
ChinchouShiny Pokémon
639 / 591
Yanma
#193
YanmaShiny Pokémon
840 / 785
Girafarig
#203
Girafarig
1,169 / 1,105
Pineco
#204
PinecoShiny Pokémon
633 / 586
Dunsparce
#206
DunsparceShiny Pokémon
965 / 906
Gligar
#207
GligarShiny Pokémon
1,061 / 1,000
Shuckle
#213
ShuckleShiny Pokémon
231 / 189
Skarmory
#227
SkarmoryShiny Pokémon
1,204 / 1,139
Phanpy
#231
Phanpy
689 / 639

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
Chikorita
#152
Chikorita ( ? )
3,067 CP 534 CP
668 CP
Cyndaquil
#155
Cyndaquil ( ? )
3,334 CP 560 CP
700 CP
Totodile
#158
Totodile ( ? )
3,600 CP 646 CP
808 CP
Mareep
#179
Mareep ( ? )
3,063 CP 566 CP
708 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
Misdreavus
#200
Misdreavus ( ? )
10,038 CP 1,100 CP
1,376 CP
Pineco
#204
Pineco ( ? )
6,108 CP 633 CP
791 CP
Gligar
#207
Gligar ( ? )
9,456 CP 1,061 CP
1,326 CP
Sneasel
#215
Sneasel ( ? )
10,981 CP 1,172 CP
1,465 CP
Hitmontop
#237
Hitmontop
11,884 CP 1,232 CP
1,540 CP
Mawile
#303
Mawile ( ? )
9,008 CP 934 CP
1,167 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
Espeon
#196
Espeon
22,826 CP 1,811 CP
2,264 CP
Umbreon
#197
Umbreon
13,509 CP 1,221 CP
1,526 CP
Shuckle
#213
Shuckle ( ? )
3,892 CP 231 CP
289 CP
Skarmory
#227
Skarmory ( ? )
15,182 CP 1,204 CP
1,506 CP
Donphan
#232
Donphan
19,431 CP 1,722 CP
2,152 CP
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Togetic
#176
Togetic
20,453 CP 976 CP
1,220 CP
Granbull
#210
Granbull
26,020 CP 1,458 CP
1,823 CP
Ursaring
#217
Ursaring
30,025 CP 1,682 CP
2,103 CP
Tyranitar
#248
Tyranitar
37,599 CP 2,191 CP
2,739 CP
Absol
#359
Absol ( ? )
28,769 CP 1,443 CP
1,805 CP

Field Research event tasks

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

Task Possible Rewards
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

Special Research

First part:

Task Reward
Catch 3 Grass-, Water-, or Fire-type Pokémon
Send a gift to a friend
Catch a Flying-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Second part:

Task Reward
Play with your buddy
Give your buddy 3 treats
Catch a Bug-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Third part:

Task Reward
Make 3 Great Throws
Hatch an Egg
Catch a Normal-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Fourth part:

Task Reward
Evolve a Pokémon
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon
Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Fifth part:

Task Reward
Take a snapshot of your buddy
Make 4 Curveball Throws
Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Sixth part:

Task Reward
Catch an Electric-type Pokémon
Power up Pokémon 3 times
Catch a Steel-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Seventh part:

Task Reward
Evolve a Pokémon
Catch a Water-type Pokémon
Catch an Ice-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Eighth part:

Task Reward
Take a snapshot of an Ice-type Pokémon
Battle another trainer
Power up Pokémon 6 times
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

  • Machop spawnrate was increased during this event despite being a Kanto Pokémon. This was probably because the Special 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 Special 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 Special Research.

References

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


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