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Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 was the final part of Throwback Challenge 2020 event. It featured a Special Research that was available if the Trainer completed the prior four parts of Throwback Challenge 2020.
If one missed a previous research, they could buy a ticket to gain access to the Champion Research for US$7.99. For those who already had free access to the Champion Research, purchasing the ticket would grant access to the Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020 Special Research set.
Unlike all the previous sets, the Champion and Celebration sets can be completed at any time.
The following Pokémon were released with the start of the event:
Selected Unova Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules:
7-km Pokémon Eggs obtained during the event would hatch more of these Pokémon:
The following Raid Bosses were available for a time of this event:
Max capture CP 751 CP 939 CP
Max capture CP 403 CP 504 CP
Max capture CP 498 CP 623 CP
Max capture CP 546 CP 683 CP
Max capture CP 1,235 CP 1,544 CP
Max capture CP 1,722 CP 2,153 CP
Max capture CP 1,061 CP 1,326 CP
Max capture CP 934 CP 1,167 CP
Max capture CP 1,055 CP 1,318 CP
Max capture CP 824 CP 1,030 CP
Max capture CP 1,306 CP 1,633 CP
Max capture CP 1,550 CP 1,938 CP
Max capture CP 1,722 CP 2,152 CP
Max capture CP 537 CP 672 CP
Max capture CP 1,598 CP 1,998 CP
Max capture CP 1,048 CP 1,311 CP
Max capture CP 1,310 CP 1,637 CP
Max capture CP 1,816 CP 2,270 CP
Max capture CP 1,714 CP 2,143 CP
Max capture CP 1,853 CP 2,317 CP
Hi there, Trainer. I can’t help but be impressed by your progress. You’ve done fantastic work in researching Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions.
Now that we’ve researched Pokémon that were found in those regions...
let’s take a closer look at Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region!
I think it’s fascinating that even though we know a lot about Pokémon from all over the world, there’s always more to learn!
Speaking of discoveries, I’ve been doing some additional research and heard about an interesting phenomenon that has to do with Meowth in the Galar region.
I was speaking to a researcher who’s the granddaughter of a colleague from Galar, and she shared some intriguing information.
It seems that Galarian Meowth lived with seafaring people, which toughened their bodies so much that parts of them turned to iron.
Maybe I could get a few workout tips—I’ve been looking for some ways to toughen up myself!
Anyway...let’s do some more research on Pokémon originally discovered in Unova, but be sure to keep your eyes open for other exciting discoveries.
Wonderful work, Trainer. You might be familiar with the tradition in which a Pokémon Trainer selects their very first partner from a group of three Pokémon.
These first-partner Pokémon are normally Fire, Water, or Grass types. In Unova, many Trainers choose the Water-type Oshawott as their first-partner Pokémon.
This Sea Otter Pokémon is known to use the scalchop on its stomach during battle. Isn’t that just adorable? Please continue your research, and let me know your findings.
I can’t stop thinking about how cute Oshawott is— Oh! You’re back! Excellent work catching that Patrat!
Now that we’ve researched the Water-type first-partner Pokémon of many Unovan Trainers, let’s shift focus to the Fire-type one—Tepig!
I’m a particular fan of Tepig because it uses the fireballs that come from its nose to roast Berries. It’s such a clever use of an ability.
I just love roasted Pinap Berries! We should continue our work and see what else we can discover.
Being the savvy Trainer you are, I’m sure you know which type of Pokémon we’re going to research next.
That’s right—Grass type! In Unova, many Trainers choose Snivy, the Grass Snake Pokémon, as their first partner. Snivy is intelligent and calm, and being exposed to lots of sunlight makes it move more swiftly.
Perhaps there’s a lot we could learn from such a sagacious Pokémon!
Anyway, let’s get started on these research tasks. Be sure to listen carefully, as you never know what you might encounter!
You’re a natural, Trainer. I’m so glad we could research some of the amazing Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region.
I can’t thank you enough for your hard work. I hope you put this Charged TM and Fast TM to good use!
By the way, I literally stumbled across a mysterious Pokémon I’ve never encountered before.
I think you’re the perfect Trainer to take this Pokémon and help it reach its potential. Best of luck, and I’ll be in touch soon!
These avatar items were released with the beginning of the event:
(male and female)
- The second task in part 3 was originally "Battle another trainer 15 times".
- Throwback Challenge: Celebrate our Pokémon journeys together!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-04-28.
- Throwback Challenge 2020 Special Research—complete the challenge on a high note!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-05-26.
- The Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 research changed “Battle another trainer 15 times” to “Battle in the GO Battle League 15 times” and erased previous progress. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-11-21.