Hoenn Throwback Challenge 2020 Guide

Special Research, Eggs, Raids, Wild Spawns, Shiny Skitty and Delcaty

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:

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 Pokemon GO LotadLotad
Catch an Electric-type Pokemon Pokemon GO SwellowSwellow
Give your buddy a treat Pokemon GO CorphishCorphish
Earn a heart with your buddy Pokemon GO MarshtompMarshtomp
Send 2 Gifts to friends Pokemon GO TreeckoTreecko
Catch 3 Normal-type Pokemon Pokemon GO SkittySkitty
Trade a Pokemon Pokemon GO RaltsRalts
Battle another trainer Pokemon GO CombuskenCombusken
Evolve a Pokemon Pokemon GO SnoruntSnorunt

Hoenn themed 7km Eggs

Pokemon GO LotadLotad Pokemon GO SlakothSlakoth Pokemon GO NincadaNincada
Pokemon GO SkittySkitty Pokemon GO SableyeSableye Pokemon GO MawileMawile
Pokemon GO TrapinchTrapinch Pokemon GO FeebasFeebas Pokemon GO ClamperlClamperl

Increased Wild Spawns

Pokemon GO PikachuPikachu Pokemon GO SkittySkitty Pokemon GO ZangooseZangoose
Pokemon GO SeviperSeviper Pokemon GO CacneaCacnea Pokemon GO MedititeMeditite
Pokemon GO BarboachBarboach Pokemon GO LotadLotad Pokemon GO SwabluSwablu
Pokemon GO TreeckoTreecko Pokemon GO TorchicTorchic Pokemon GO MudkipMudkip

…and many more.

Hoenn Themed Raid Bosses

Tier 1
Pokemon GO TorchicTorchic Pokemon GO MudkipMudkip Pokemon GO TreeckoTreecko
Pokemon GO KlinkKlink Pokemon GO SwabluSwablu Pokemon GO DuskullDuskull
Pokemon GO TimburrTimburr
Tier 2
Pokemon GO FeebasFeebas Pokemon GO KirliaKirlia Pokemon GO RoseliaRoselia
Pokemon GO SableyeSableye Pokemon GO MawileMawile Pokemon GO NosepassNosepass
Tier 3
Pokemon GO CacturneCacturne Pokemon GO BanetteBanette Pokemon GO ClaydolClaydol
Pokemon GO HariyamaHariyama Pokemon GO Raichu (Alola)Raichu (Alola)
Tier 4
Pokemon GO WalreinWalrein Pokemon GO MedichamMedicham Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol
Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross
Tier 5
Pokemon GO VirizionVirizion

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 Pokemon GO LaironLairon

Group rewards

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

Stage 3

Send a Gift to a Friend 1 Incense
Make 3 Curveball throws Pokemon GO WailmerWailmer
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 Pokemon GO TrapinchTrapinch
Catch 3 Weather Boosted Pokémon Pokemon GO BagonBagon
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 Pokemon GO ShedinjaShedinja
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 Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol
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 Pokemon GO ClamperlClamperl
Evolve a Pokémon Star Piece
Catch a Water type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

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

Stage 9

Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon
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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