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Hoenn tasks and rewards revealed for Pokemon Go Throwback Challenge

Published: 15/May/2020 2:35 Updated: 15/May/2020 3:12

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go Throwback Challenge has been giving us weekly special research, going through the franchise’s first four regions. Here are all the Hoenn tasks and rewards.

Officially, the Hoenn portion of the Throwback Challenge begins on May 15 at 1pm in your local time. Thanks to time differences across the world, we can now share all the tasks and rewards for the Hoenn research.

Trainers have been completing the nine stages of tasks, being rewarded with various items and encounters along the way. The real incentive for completing them, though, is the Legendary Pokemon that awaits at the end.

Hoenn Pokemon Ruby Sapphire
Pokemon Company
The Hoenn region was first introduced in the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire games.

All Hoenn tasks and rewards list

There is a pre-reward of 5 Rare Candy which makes up for a mistake in the previous challenge.

Hoenn Tasks 1/9

  • Catch 3 Grass, Water or Fire-type Pokemon – 10 Poke Balls
  • Claim reward – 5 Rare Candy
  • Catch a Rock-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, Nosepass Encounter and 2 Razz Berries

Hoenn Tasks 2/9

  • Power Up Pokemon – 5 Pinap Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – Lairon encounter
  • Catch a Fighting-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Razz Berry, Hariyama encounter and 2 Pinap Berries

Hoenn Tasks 3/9

  • Send a Gift to a friend – 1 Incense
  • Make 3 Curveball Throws – Wailmer encounter
  • Catch an Electric-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, Manectric encounter and 2 Razz Berries

Hoenn Tasks 4/9

  • Earn a Candy walking with your buddy – Trapinch encounter
  • Catch 3 Pokemon with Weather Boost – Bagon encounter
  • Catch a Fire-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Razz Berry, Camerupt encounter and 2 Pinap Berries

Hoenn Tasks 5/9

  • Make 3 Great Throws – Shedinja encounter
  • Power up Pokemon 3 times – 10 Great Balls
  • Catch a Normal-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, Slakoth encounter and 2 Razz Berries

Hoenn Tasks 6/9

  • Catch a Water, Electric or Bug-type Pokemon – 10 Ultra Balls
  • Battle another Trainer – Absol encounter
  • Catch a Flying-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Razz Berry, Swellow encounter and 2 Pinap Berries

Hoenn Tasks 7/9

  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokemon – 5 Revives
  • Give your buddy 3 treats – 1x Charged TM
  • Catch a Psychic-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, Claydol encounter, 2 Razz Berries

Hoenn Tasks 8/9

  • Take a snapshot of a Water-type Pokemon – Clamperl encounter
  • Evolve a Pokemon – Star Piece
  • Catch a Water-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Razz Berry, Sealeo encounter, 2 Pinap Berries

Hoenn Tasks 9/9

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

Groudon awaits

Special editions of Mewtwo and Ho-Oh were the respective rewards for the first two challenges and now we’re getting a special Groudon. The Gen III legend will have the exclusive move Fire Punch.

This is by no means a powerful move, even within the fire category. It is great for GO Battle League due to it being a three-bar Charge Move, and having a low energy requirement.

A fire-type move will also be unexpected. Nevertheless, we’d recommend giving it another Charge Move – Earthquake – although this will cost a painful 100,000 Stardust.

Trainers will have until May 22, 1pm local time to complete the challenge and then the Sinnoh portion will begin. If you have already completed the first two and then complete the Hoenn and Sinnoh challenges, further special research awaits.


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.