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Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 was the final part of Throwback Challenge 2020 event.[1] It featured a Special Research that was available if the Trainer completed the prior four parts of Throwback Challenge 2020.[2]

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.

Features

Featured Pokémon

The following Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Meowth
#052
Galarian
Steel
Zigzagoon
#263
Galarian
Dark   Normal
Linoone
#264
Galarian
Dark   Normal
Darumaka
#554
Galarian
Ice
Darmanitan
#555
Galarian
Ice
Stunfisk
#618
Galarian
Ground   Steel
Obstagoon
#862
Dark   Normal
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

Selected Unova Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules:

Snivy
#495
Grass
Tepig
#498
Fire
Shiny Pokémon.png
Patrat
Patrat
#504
Normal
Tympole
#535
Water
Venipede
#543
Bug   Poison
Stunfisk
#618
Galarian
Ground   Steel
Egg 7k.png 7-km Eggs

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

Shiny Pokémon.png
Meowth
Meowth
#052
427 / 389
Meowth
#052
591 / 546
Shiny Pokémon.png
Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon
#263
290 / 258
Zigzagoon
#263
290 / 258
Darumaka
#554
823 / 768
Darumaka
#554
823 / 768
Stunfisk
#618
1,235 / 1,169
Stunfisk
#618
1,235 / 1,169

The following Raid Bosses were available for a time of this event:

Egg Raid Normal.png 1st Tier
Shiny Pokémon.png
Timburr
Timburr
#532 Timburr
Fighting
Boss CP 3,686 CP
Max capture CP 751 CP 939 CP
Venipede
#543 Venipede
Bug Poison
Boss CP 2,563 CP
Max capture CP 403 CP 504 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Minccino
Minccino
#572 Minccino
Normal
Boss CP 2,697 CP
Max capture CP 498 CP 623 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Klink
Klink
#599 Klink
Steel
Boss CP 3,227 CP
Max capture CP 546 CP 683 CP
Stunfisk
Ground Steel
Boss CP 13,010 CP
Max capture CP 1,235 CP 1,544 CP
Egg Raid Normal.png 2nd Tier
Shiny Pokémon.png
Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Grass Dragon
Boss CP 19,053 CP
Max capture CP 1,722 CP 2,153 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Gligar
Gligar
#207 Gligar
Ground Flying
Boss CP 13,373 CP
Max capture CP 1,061 CP 1,326 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Mawile
Mawile
#303 Mawile
Steel Fairy
Boss CP 12,739 CP
Max capture CP 934 CP 1,167 CP
Liepard
#510 Liepard
Dark
Boss CP 13,332 CP
Max capture CP 1,055 CP 1,318 CP
Tranquill
#520 Tranquill
Normal Flying
Boss CP 10,537 CP
Max capture CP 824 CP 1,030 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 3rd Tier
Shiny Pokémon.png
Raichu
Raichu
Electric Psychic
Boss CP 16,848 CP
Max capture CP 1,306 CP 1,633 CP
Kabutops
#141 Kabutops
Rock Water
Boss CP 19,990 CP
Max capture CP 1,550 CP 1,938 CP
Donphan
#232 Donphan
Ground
Boss CP 19,431 CP
Max capture CP 1,722 CP 2,152 CP
Ferroseed
#597 Ferroseed
Grass Steel
Boss CP 3,097 CP
Max capture CP 537 CP 672 CP
Cryogonal
#615 Cryogonal
Ice
Boss CP 18,775 CP
Max capture CP 1,598 CP 1,998 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 4th Tier
Shiny Pokémon.png
Marowak
Marowak
Fire Ghost
Boss CP 13,525 CP
Max capture CP 1,048 CP 1,311 CP
Weezing
Poison Fairy
Boss CP 16,511 CP
Max capture CP 1,310 CP 1,637 CP
Rhydon
#112 Rhydon
Ground Rock
Boss CP 19,393 CP
Max capture CP 1,816 CP 2,270 CP
Aggron
#306 Aggron
Steel Rock
Boss CP 21,077 CP
Max capture CP 1,714 CP 2,143 CP
Excadrill
#530 Excadrill
Ground Steel
Boss CP 19,440 CP
Max capture CP 1,853 CP 2,317 CP

Special Research

TodayView Icon Research.png Throwback Challenge Champion 2020
1st Part
Make 15 Great Throws
Transfer 15 Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


2nd Part
Evolve 5 Pokémon
Hatch 15 Eggs
Win 15 raids
Rewards for whole set


3rd Part
Make an Excellent Throw
Battle in the GO Battle League 15 times
Power up Pokémon 15 times
Rewards for whole set


4th Part
Give your buddy 15 treats
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


5th Part
Claim Reward!
Claim Reward!
Claim Reward!
Rewards for whole set
1st Part

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.

2nd Part

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.

3rd Part

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.

4th Part

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!

5th Part

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!

Avatar items

These avatar items were released with the beginning of the event:

Professor Willow's Glasses
Professor Willow's Glasses
Free
(male and female)

Trivia

  • The second task in part 3 was originally "Battle another trainer 15 times".[3]

References


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