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Pokemon Go Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 – All tasks and rewards

Published: 3/Jun/2020 4:11 Updated: 3/Jun/2020 14:29

by Paul Cot


After weeks of hard work, the Pokemon Go Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research is here. If you haven’t earned it already here’s how to get it along with all the tasks and rewards.

For the last month Pokemon Go trainers have been completing weekly Special Research. These have been divided into the first four Pokemon regions – Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh.

The reward for successfully completing all four was to earn entry into the Throwback Challenge Champion Special Research. However, there is another way to unlock it.

How to get the Throwback Challenge Champion Special Research

If you didn’t manage to complete the four weeks of Special Research then the alternative is to buy it. It will cost $7.99 (or the same in your local currency) and will only be available from June 3, 1pm local time to June 8, 1pm local time.

It should be noted you can still complete the Special Research after this deadline but you won’t be able to buy it. Niantic have said “for an optimal gameplay experience” it is best to complete during the event.

Purchasing it is simple. Go to the Pokemon Go Shop within the app, tap the Learn More button, tap Buy and you’ll be notified confirming the ticket has been bought.

Throwback Challenge Final Special Research
Galarian Pokemon heavily feature in the final Special Research of the Pokemon Go Throwback Challenge event…

All tasks and rewards

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Tasks 1/5

  • Make 15 Great Throws – Galarian Meowth encounter
  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 1 Incense
  • Transfer 15 Pokemon – 30 Ultra Balls
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, Gothita Encounter and 500 XP

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Tasks 2/5

  • Evolve 5 Pokemon – 5 Rare Candy
  • Hatch 15 Eggs – Oshawott encounter
  • Win 15 Raids – 10 Max Revives
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, Darumaka encounter and 500 XP

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Tasks 3/5

  • Make an Excellent Throw – 30 Rare Candy
  • Battle Another Trainer 15 times – Tepig encounter
  • Power Up Pokemon 15 times – 500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, Zebstrika encounter and 500 XP

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Tasks 4/5

  • Give your Buddy 15 treats – 1 Golden Razz Berry
  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon – Snivy encounter
  • Take 15 Snapshots – 1 Silver Pinap Berry
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, Audino encounter and 500 XP

Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Tasks 5/5

  • Claim Reward – 5 Charged TMs
  • Claim Reward – Galarian Stunfisk encounter
  • Claim Reward – 1 Fast TM
  • Rewards: Genesect encounter, 5 Rare Candy and 1 Professor Willow’s Glasses

As you can see this Special Research is going to be a lot harder than the previous ones. Hatching 15 Eggs is not a typo and it therefore may take a while to complete.

It will be worth it though, as the Mythical Genesect is waiting at the end. Unfortunately the rare Bug-type doesn’t really have a place in the Pokemon Go meta but nonetheless it is worth getting while you can!


First Gen 6 species coming to Pokemon Go revealed: Greninja, more

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:42

by Paul Cot


Niantic have confirmed that Gen 6 species are coming to Pokemon Go on December 2. Now, thanks to a datamine from the PokeMiners, we have a list of Pokemon originating from the Kalos region found in the game’s code.

Those Gen 6 Pokemon are as follows:

  • Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught
  • Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox
  • Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja
  • Bunnelby, Diggersby
  • Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame
  • Scatterbug
  • Litleo, Pyroar (both forms)
  • Espurr, Meowstic
  • Klefki
  • Noibat, Noivern
Gen 6 Pokemon DatamineGen 6 assets found in the Pokemon Go code…

That’s already 21 of the 72 new species the Kalos region introduces. However, just because the assets of these Pokemon have been found in the Pokemon Go game files, doesn’t necessarily mean they will be available on December 2.

According to the Pokemon Go blog we can expect to see all of the above minus Scatterbug, Espurr, Meowstic, Noibat and Noivern. Meanwhile, Klefki will only be appearing for trainers in France.

That means the other five will be coming at a later date. Given they are already in the code though, this shouldn’t be too far away. Alternatively, they could be appearing on December 2 but Niantic didn’t announce them to leave a surprise.

It was also announced there will be a mysterious Pokemon appearing in one-star Raid Battles. This could very well be Scatterbug, Espurr or Noibat.

What we know about these new Kalos Pokemon

The Kalos starter Pokemon – Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie – are definitely available from the outset. They follow the usual grass, fire and water typings but their final evolutions introduce some interesting combinations.

Chesnaught is a grass/fighting type, Delphox fire and psychic and the ever popular Greninja is water and dark. In terms of weaknesses to resistances, these typings favor Delphox and Greninja.

Elsewhere, Noibat will require a massive 400 Candies, the same as Magikarp. It will be interesting to see if consequently Noivern plays any type of role in the game’s meta.

The Gen 5 rollout is still yet to be complete and has been going on for well over a year. The Gen 6 Pokedex is a lot smaller though, which means its entire rollout should take less than a year.