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Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto was the first part of Throwback Challenge 2020 event.[1] It featured a Special Research that rewarded a Mewtwo with Psystrike, among other items.

A Pokémon Spotlight Hour featuring Shellder was available during the event.

Features

TodayView Icon XP 2× Catch XP
TodayView Icon XP 2× Hatch XP
TodayView Icon XP 2× Raid XP
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Kanto-region Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Egg Kanto-region Pokémon in 7-km Eggs
TodayView Icon Research Kanto-region Pokémon in Research tasks
TodayView Icon Raid Kanto-region Pokémon in Raid Battles
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pikachu wearing Charizard hat release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Pikachu wearing Charizard hat release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Venonat release
TodayView Icon Research Timed Special Research set release

Featured Pokémon

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

Bulbasaur
#001Grass
Icon Poison
Weedle
#013
Icon Bug   Icon Poison
Pidgey
#016
Icon Normal   Icon Flying
Pikachu charizard
#025
Icon Electric
Vulpix
#037
Icon Fire
Zubat
#041
Icon Poison   Icon Flying
Paras
#046
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Venonat
#048
Icon Bug   Icon Poison
Meowth
#052
Icon Normal
Persian
#053
Icon Normal
Mankey
#056
Icon Fighting
Poliwag
#060
Icon Water
Abra
#063
Icon Psychic
Geodude
#074
Icon Rock   Icon Ground
Magnemite
#081
Icon Electric   Icon Steel
Seel
#086
Icon Water
Dewgong
#087
Icon Water   Icon Ice
Cloyster
#091
Icon Water   Icon Ice
Krabby
#098
Icon Water
Kingler
#099
Icon Water
Koffing
#109
Icon Poison
Chansey
#113
Icon Normal
Eevee
#133
Icon Normal

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

Pikachu charizard shiny
#025
Icon Electric
Venonat shiny
#048
Icon Bug   Icon Poison
Venomoth shiny
#049
Icon Bug   Icon Poison

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

7-km Eggs
Venonat
#048
VenonatShiny Pokémon
573 / 528
Machop
#066
MachopShiny Pokémon
730 / 678
Onix
#095
OnixShiny Pokémon
629 / 580
Lickitung
#108
LickitungShiny Pokémon
806 / 752
Tangela
#114
Tangela
1,278 / 1,212
Scyther
#123
ScytherShiny Pokémon
1,546 / 1,472
Pinsir
#127
PinsirShiny Pokémon
1,690 / 1,613
Lapras
#131
LaprasShiny Pokémon
1,509 / 1,435
Eevee
#133
EeveeShiny Pokémon
612 / 565

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
Bulbasaur
#001
Bulbasaur ( ? )
3,656 CP 637 CP
796 CP
Charmander
#004
Charmander ( ? )
3,334 CP 560 CP
700 CP
Squirtle
#007
Squirtle ( ? )
3,113 CP 540 CP
675 CP
Meowth
#052
Meowth ( ? )
2,527 CP 427 CP
534 CP
Koffing
#109
Koffing ( ? )
4,099 CP 694 CP
867 CP
Magikarp
#129
Magikarp ( ? )
1,077 CP 157 CP
196 CP
Egg Raid Normal 2nd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
Muk
#089
Muk
11,893 CP 1,575 CP
1,969 CP
Cloyster
#091
Cloyster
14,038 CP 1,455 CP
1,819 CP
Exeggutor
#103
Exeggutor
13,474 CP 1,722 CP
2,153 CP
Lickitung
#108
Lickitung ( ? )
14,386 CP 806 CP
1,008 CP
Electabuzz
#125
Electabuzz
11,886 CP 1,333 CP
1,667 CP
Magmar
#126
Magmar ( ? )
12,189 CP 1,367 CP
1,710 CP
Egg Raid Rare 3rd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Onix
#095
Onix ( ? )
9,429 CP 629 CP
787 CP
Tangela
#114
Tangela
16,114 CP 1,278 CP
1,598 CP
Scyther
#123
Scyther ( ? )
19,014 CP 1,546 CP
1,933 CP
Jynx
#124
Jynx
18,398 CP 1,460 CP
1,825 CP
Pinsir
#127
Pinsir ( ? )
33,687 CP 1,690 CP
2,113 CP
Aerodactyl
#142
Aerodactyl ( ? )
18,678 CP 1,590 CP
1,988 CP
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Nidoqueen
#031
Nidoqueen
25,364 CP 1,421 CP
1,777 CP
Nidoking
#034
Nidoking
27,168 CP 1,466 CP
1,833 CP
Poliwrath
#062
Poliwrath
26,364 CP 1,477 CP
1,847 CP
Golem
#076
Golem
31,291 CP 1,685 CP
2,106 CP
Snorlax
#143
Snorlax
26,380 CP 1,843 CP
2,304 CP
Dragonite
#149
Dragonite
38,490 CP 2,167 CP
2,709 CP

Field Research event tasks

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

Task Possible Rewards
Catch 7 Pokémon
Catch 3 Poison-type Pokémon
Battle another Trainer
Power Up your Pokémon
Transfer 7 Pokémon
Take a snapshot of your buddy
Play with your buddy
Give your buddy 3 treats

Special Research

First part:

Task Reward
Catch 3 Grass, Water or Fire-type Pokémon
Take a snapshot of a Bug-type Pokémon
Catch a Rock-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Second part:

Task Reward
Battle in a raid
Transfer 3 Pokémon
Catch a Water-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Third part:

Task Reward
Evolve 3 Pokémon
Hatch an Egg
Catch an Electric-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Fourth part:

Task Reward
Give your buddy a treat
Send a gift to a friend
Catch a Grass-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Fifth part:

Task Reward
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy
Make 3 Great throws
Catch a Poison-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Sixth part:

Task Reward
Take a snapshot of a Ghost-type Pokémon
Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon
Catch a Psychic-type Pokémon
Rewards for completing whole set


Seventh part:

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


Eighth part:

Task Reward
Power up Pokémon 6 times
Battle another Trainer
Catch a Ground-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

References

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


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