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All Sinnoh tasks and rewards revealed for Pokemon Go Throwback Challenge

Published: 22/May/2020 15:43 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:41

by Paul Cot


Time flies when you’re having fun – we’re now on the final stage of the Pokemon Go Throwback Challenge special research. Here are all the tasks and rewards for the Sinnoh portion.

These tasks will become available from May 22, 1pm local time. Some regions have already been given access to them, so the rest of the world can know them ahead of time.

The nine-stage special research challenges give trainers various tasks to complete, with rewards including encounters with Pokemon from that respective region. They’re a great opportunity to build up a little Stardust, earn some XP and maybe catch one or two species you hadn’t previously.

Diamond Pearl Sinnoh
Pokemon Company
The Sinnoh region was first introduced in the ever popular Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games.

All Sinnoh tasks and rewards list

Here are all the tasks and rewards for each of the nine stages of the Sinnoh special research.

Sinnoh Tasks 1/9

  • Catch 3 Grass, Water or Fire-type Pokemon – 10 Poke Balls
  • Power Up a Pokemon – Burmy encounter
  • Take a Snapshot of a Rock-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, Cranidos Encounter and 2 Razz Berries

Sinnoh Tasks 2/9

  • Take a Snapshot of a Grass-type Pokemon – 5 Razz Berries
  • Send a gift to a friend – Combee encounter
  • Catch a Grass-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Razz Berry, Grotle encounter and 2 Pinap Berries

Sinnoh Tasks 3/9

  • Make three Nice Throws – Magnetic Lure Module
  • Hatch an egg – Bronzor encounter
  • Catch an Fighting-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, Monferno encounter and 2 Razz Berries

Sinnoh Tasks 4/9

  • Earn a Candy walking with your buddy – 10 Great Balls
  • Catch a Ground-type Pokemon – Skorupi encounter
  • Catch a Water-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Razz Berry, Prinplup encounter and 2 Pinap Berries

Sinnoh Tasks 5/9

  • Use 3 berries to help catch Pokemon – 1 Sinnoh Stone
  • Battle another trainer – 1 Charged TM
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, Drifloon encounter and 2 Razz Berries

Sinnoh Tasks 6/9

  • Take a snapshot of a Steel-type Pokemon – 10 Ultra Balls
  • Give your buddy 3 treats – Hippopotas encounter
  • Catch a Steel-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Razz Berry, Shieldon encounter and 2 Pinap Berries

Sinnoh Tasks 7/9

  • Earn a Candy walking with your buddy – Glacial Lure Module
  • Evolve a Pokemon – Gible encounter
  • Catch a Ice-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, Abomasnow encounter, 2 Razz Berries

Sinnoh Tasks 8/9

  • Power Up Pokemon 3 times – 1 Star Piece
  • Make three Great Throws – 1 Fast TM
  • Catch a Electric-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Razz Berry, Shinx encounter, 2 Pinap Berries

Sinnoh Tasks 9/9

  • Claim Reward (x3) – 3,000 XP
  • Rewards: 10 Rare Candy and Cresselia encounter

Cresselia awaits

What most trainers are completing the tasks for though, is the chance to encounter a special Legendary Pokemon. So far we have been given Mewtwo, Ho-Oh and Groudon, all with exclusive moves which only adds to their power.

The Sinnoh region will give you the chance to capture Cresselia. The psychic-type legend will come with the exclusive move Grass Knot.

The grass-type move will be Cresselia’s fastest charging Charge Move, but Future Sight and Moonblast still have a better damage per energy ratio.

Trainers will have until May 29, 1pm local time to complete the Sinnoh tasks. If they manage to complete Sinnoh and have already completed Kanto, Johto and Hoenn, then you’ll be eligible to enter the additional special research which will take place after the event.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.