Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn is a special in-game event that celebrates Pokémon discovered in the Hoenn region. The event lasts from Friday, May 15, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time, and it’s a part of the greater Throwback Challenge 2020 Event.

Our Throwback Challenge Hoenn has all the information on Hoenn themed raids and field research, special 7 KM eggs, increased wild spawns and the Special Research quest line.

Without further ado, let’s dive in! You can use this table of contents to quickly navigate the guide:

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Event Bonuses

Shiny Skitty

Shiny Skitty and Delcaty have been released during this event.

Shiny Skitty Shiny Delcaty

Hoenn themed Field Research

Task Text Reward
Play with your buddy Lotad
Catch an Electric-type Pokemon Swellow
Give your buddy a treat Corphish
Earn a heart with your buddy Marshtomp
Send 2 Gifts to friends Treecko
Catch 3 Normal-type Pokemon Skitty
Trade a Pokemon Ralts
Battle another trainer Combusken
Evolve a Pokemon Snorunt

Hoenn themed 7km Eggs

Lotad Slakoth Nincada
Skitty Sableye Mawile
Trapinch Feebas Clamperl

Increased Wild Spawns

Pikachu Skitty Zangoose
Seviper Cacnea Meditite
Barboach Lotad Swablu
Treecko Torchic Mudkip

…and many more.

Hoenn Themed Raid Bosses

Tier 1
Torchic Mudkip Treecko
Klink Swablu Duskull
Timburr
Tier 2
Feebas Kirlia Roselia
Sableye Mawile Nosepass
Tier 3
Cacturne Banette Claydol
Hariyama Raichu (Alola)
Tier 4
Walrein Medicham Absol
Metagross
Tier 5
Virizion

Hoenn Throwback Challenge Special Research

Hoenn Throwback Special Research is a 9 part Research quest line that unlocks a Groudon with Fire Punch at the end of the quest line.

Tasks and Rewards

Stage 1

Catch a Rock-type Pokemon 500 Stardust
Catch 3 Fire, Grass or Water-type Pokemon 10 Poké Balls
Claim reward 5 Rare Candies

Group rewards

  • 1 Pinap Pinap,
  • 2 Razz Berry,
  • Nosepass encounter

Stage 2

Catch a Fighting type 500 Stardust
Power Up a Pokemon 5 Pinap Berries
Make 3 Nice Throws Lairon

Group rewards

  • 2 Pinap Berry,
  • 1 Razz Berry,
  • Hariyama encounter

Stage 3

Send a Gift to a Friend 1 Incense
Make 3 Curveball throws Wailmer
Catch an Electric type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 1 Pinap Berry,
  • 2 Razz Berry,
  • Manectric encounter

Stage 4

Earn a Candy Walking with your Buddy Trapinch
Catch 3 Weather Boosted Pokémon Bagon
Catch a Fire type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 2 Pinap Berry,
  • 1 Razz Berry,
  • Camerupt encounter

Stage 5

Power up Pokemon 3 times 10 Great Balls
Make 3 Great Throws Shedinja
Catch a Normal type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 1 Pinap Berry,
  • 2 Razz Berry,
  • Slakoth encounter

Stage 6

Catch a Water, Bug or Electric-type Pokemon 10 Ultra Balls
Battle another Trainer Absol
Catch a Flying type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 2 Pinap Berry,
  • 1 Razz Berry,
  • Swellow encounter

Stage 7

Give your Buddy 3 treats 1 Charge TM
Catch a Ghost-type Pokemon 5 Revives
Catch a Psychic type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 1 Pinap Berry,
  • 2 Razz Berry,
  • Claydol encounter

Stage 8

Take a Snapshot of Water type Pokemon Clamperl
Evolve a Pokémon Star Piece
Catch a Water type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 2 Pinap Berry,
  • 1 Razz Berry,
  • Sealeo encounter

Stage 9

Groudon
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Claim Reward 3000 XP

Group rewards

  • 10 Rare Candy
  • Groudon encounter with exclusive move Fire Punch
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