Johto Throwback Challenge 2020 Guide

Special Research, Eggs, Raids, Wild Spawns, Shiny Dunsparce

ho-oh release raid
ho-oh release raid

Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto is a special in-game event that celebrates Pokémon discovered in the Johto region. The event lasts from Friday, May 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 15, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time, and it’s a part of the greater Throwback Challenge 2020 Event.

Our Throwback Challenge Johto has all the information on Johto 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 Dunsparce

Normal Dunsparce Shiny Dunsparce

Johto themed Field Research

Task Text Reward
Earn a heart with your buddy Pokemon GO BayleefBayleef
Play with your buddy Pokemon GO TotodileTotodile
Make 3 Curveball Throws Pokemon GO NoctowlNoctowl
Catch 3 Normal-type Pokemon Pokemon GO DunsparceDunsparce
Use 5 berries to help catch Pokemon Pokemon GO PinecoPineco
Catch 3 Fire-type Pokemon Pokemon GO QuilavaQuilava
Hatch an egg Pokemon GO PhanpyPhanpy

Johto themed 7km Eggs

Pokemon GO ChinchouChinchou Pokemon GO YanmaYanma Pokemon GO GirafarigGirafarig
Pokemon GO PinecoPineco Pokemon GO DunsparceDunsparce Pokemon GO GligarGligar
Pokemon GO ShuckleShuckle Pokemon GO SkarmorySkarmory Pokemon GO PhanpyPhanpy

Increased Wild Spawns

Pokemon GO ChikoritaChikorita Pokemon GO CyndaquilCyndaquil Pokemon GO TotodileTotodile
Pokemon GO DunsparceDunsparce Pokemon GO MareepMareep Pokemon GO MisdreavusMisdreavus
Pokemon GO PikachuPikachu Pokemon GO SkarmorySkarmory Pokemon GO SwinubSwinub

Johto Themed Raid Bosses

Tier 1
Pokemon GO TimburrTimburr Pokemon GO KlinkKlink Pokemon GO ChikoritaChikorita
Pokemon GO MareepMareep Pokemon GO CyndaquilCyndaquil Pokemon GO TotodileTotodile
Tier 2
Pokemon GO MisdreavusMisdreavus Pokemon GO GligarGligar Pokemon GO MawileMawile
Pokemon GO SneaselSneasel Pokemon GO HitmontopHitmontop Pokemon GO PinecoPineco
Tier 3
Pokemon GO UmbreonUmbreon Pokemon GO ShuckleShuckle Pokemon GO DonphanDonphan
Pokemon GO EspeonEspeon Pokemon GO Raichu (Alola)Raichu (Alola) Pokemon GO SkarmorySkarmory
Tier 4
Pokemon GO GranbullGranbull Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol
Pokemon GO UrsaringUrsaring Pokemon GO TogeticTogetic
Tier 5
Pokemon GO Giratina (Altered)Giratina (Altered)

Johto Throwback Special Research Tasks and Rewards

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Johto Throwback Special Research Tasks and Rewards
Johto Throwback Special Research Tasks and Rewards

Tasks and Rewards

Stage 1

Catch 3 Fire, Grass or Water type  10 Poké Balls
Send a gift Pokemon GO DunsparceDunsparce
Catch a Flying type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 1 Silver Pinap,
  • 2 Golden Razz Berry,
  • Xatu encounter

Stage 2

Give your buddy 3 treats 5 Razz Berry
Play with your buddy Pokemon GO SpinarakSpinarak
Catch a Bug type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 2 Silver Pinap Berry,
  • 1 Golden Razz Berry,
  • Pineco encounter

Stage 3

Make 3 Great Throws 1 Charged TM
Hatch an Egg Pokemon GO SnubbullSnubbull
Catch a Normal type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 1 Silver Pinap Berry,
  • 2 Golden Razz Berry,
  • Miltank encounter

Stage 4

Catch 5 different species of Pokémon 10 Great Balls
Evolve a Pokémon Pokemon GO SudowoodoSudowoodo
Catch a Ghost type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 2 Silver Pinap Berry,
  • 1 Golden Razz Berry,
  • Misdreavus encounter

Stage 5

Take a Snapshot of your Buddy Pokemon GO ShuckleShuckle
Make 4 Nice Curveball Throws Pokemon GO MantineMantine
Catch a Fighting type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 1 Silver Pinap Berry,
  • 2 Golden Razz Berry,
  • Hitmontop encounter

Stage 6

Catch an Electric type 1 Incense
Power up a Pokémon 3 times Pokemon GO MareepMareep
Catch a Steel type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 2 Silver Pinap Berry,
  • 1 Golden Razz Berry,
  • Skarmory encounter

Stage 7

Evolve a Pokémon King’s Rock
Catch a Water type Pokemon GO GligarGligar
Catch an Ice type 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 1 Silver Pinap Berry,
  • 2 Golden Razz Berry,
  • Piloswine encounter

Stage 8

Take a Snapshot of Ice type Pokemon Dragon Scale
Battle another Trainer 10 Ultra Balls
Power up a Pokémon 6 times 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 2 Silver Pinap Berry,
  • 1 Golden Razz Berry,
  • Donphan encounter

Stage 9

Pokemon GO Ho-OhHo-Oh
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Claim Reward 3000 XP
Claim Reward 3000 XP

Group rewards

  • 5 Rare Candy
  • Ho-Oh encounter with exclusive move Earthquake