Sinnoh Throwback Week 2020 Guide

Cresselia

Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh is a special in-game event that celebrates Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region. The event lasts from Friday, May 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 29, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time, and it’s a part of the greater Throwback Challenge 2020 Event. Sinnoh Throwback is the final event in the Throwback Challenge 2020 series of event and it lasts for a week.

Our Throwback Challenge Sinnoh Guide  has all the information on Sinnoh themed raids and field research, special 7 KM eggs, increased wild spawns and the Special Research quest line that rewards Grass Knot Cresselia.

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

Event Bonuses

  • Star pieces, Incense, and Lucky Eggs will last one hour
  • Special Research line rewarding 10 Rare candy and a Cresselia that knows Grass Knot
  • Release of shiny Glameow

Shiny Glameow and shiny Purugly release

Shiny Glameow and Purugly will become available in Pokémon GO during the Sinnoh Throwback Challenge event. These Pokémon will be available after the event ends, but you have a better chance of getting them during the event:

Shiny Glameow Shiny Purugly
Shiny Glameow in Pokémon GO Shiny Purugly in Pokémon GO
Pokemon GO GlameowGlameow Pokemon GO PuruglyPurugly

Sinnoh Themed Field Research tasks

Sinnoh Challenge Themed Field Research tasks
Sinnoh Challenge Themed Field Research tasks

As is tradition, a series of Field Research tasks are available, featuring select Sinnoh Pokémon:

Sinnoh Throwback Challenge Field Research
Task Text Reward
Play with your buddy Pokemon GO BunearyBuneary
Earn a heart with your buddy Pokemon GO CroagunkCroagunk
Catch 3 Normal-type Pokemon Pokemon GO GlameowGlameow
Catch 2 Pokemon Pokemon GO TurtwigTurtwig
Give your buddy a treat Pokemon GO PiplupPiplup
Battle another trainer Pokemon GO StarlyStarly
Transfer 3 Pokemon Pokemon GO ChimcharChimchar

Sinnoh themed 7km Eggs

A large number of Sinnoh Pokémon are available in 7 KM eggs during this event, including the elusive Gible:

Sinnoh Throwback Challenge 7km Eggs
Pokemon GO CranidosCranidos Pokemon GO ShieldonShieldon Pokemon GO GibleGible
Pokemon GO GlameowGlameow Pokemon GO ChinglingChingling Pokemon GO BonslyBonsly
Pokemon GO HappinyHappiny Pokemon GO MunchlaxMunchlax Pokemon GO RioluRiolu
Pokemon GO MantykeMantyke

Out of these 10 Pokémon, Gible, Riolu, Cranidos and Shieldon would be the preferred hatch for us, but different Trainers will have different priorities.


Increased Wild Spawns

Pikachu is wearing a Lucario hat during the Sinnoh Throwback Challenge.

Increased spawns during the Sinnoh Throwback Challenge
Pokemon GO PikachuPikachu Pokemon GO TurtwigTurtwig Pokemon GO ChimcharChimchar
Pokemon GO PiplupPiplup Pokemon GO CherubiCherubi Pokemon GO CroagunkCroagunk
Pokemon GO GlameowGlameow Pokemon GO SnoverSnover Pokemon GO KricketotKricketot
Pokemon GO BunearyBuneary Pokemon GO CherrimCherrim

 


Sinnoh Themed Raid Bosses

Sinnoh Challenge Themed Raid Bosses

Raid bosses have changed during the Sinnoh Throwback Challenge as well:

Tier 1
Pokemon GO TurtwigTurtwig Pokemon GO PiplupPiplup Pokemon GO ChimcharChimchar
Pokemon GO DrifloonDrifloon Pokemon GO KlinkKlink Pokemon GO TimburrTimburr
Tier 2
Pokemon GO CranidosCranidos Pokemon GO CombeeCombee Pokemon GO LumineonLumineon
Pokemon GO MawileMawile
Tier 3
Pokemon GO RoseradeRoserade Pokemon GO BastiodonBastiodon Pokemon GO FloatzelFloatzel
Pokemon GO SkuntankSkuntank Pokemon GO Raichu (Alola)Raichu (Alola)
Tier 4
Pokemon GO BronzongBronzong Pokemon GO HippowdonHippowdon Pokemon GO DrapionDrapion
Pokemon GO AbomasnowAbomasnow Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol
Tier 5
Pokemon GO TerrakionTerrakion

Sinnoh Challenge Special Research

Pokemon GO CresseliaCresselia

Sinnoh Throwback Special Research is a 9 part quest line that rewards an encounter with Cresselia that knows Grass Knot at the end of the quest line.

Sinnoh Challenge Special Research
Sinnoh Challenge Special Research

Tasks and Rewards

Part 1

  • Catch 3 Grass, Water, or Fire-type Pokemon: 10 Pokeballs
  • Power up a Pokemon: Burmy (Sand, s)
  • Take a snapshot of a Rock-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Group encounter: Cranidos

Part 2

  • Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokemon: 5 Razz Berries
  • Send a gift to a friend: Combee
  • Catch a Grass-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Group encounter: Grotle

Part 3

  • Make 3 Nice Throws: Magnetic Lure Module
  • Hatch an Egg: Bronzor (s)
  • Catch a Grass-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Group encounter: Monferno

Part 4

  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy: 10 Great balls
  • Catch a Ground-type Pokemon: Skorupi (s)
  • Catch a Water-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Group encounter: Prinplup

Part 5

  • Battle another trainer: 1 Charged TM
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokemon: 1 Sinnoh Stone
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Group encounter: Drifloon (s)

Part 6

  • Take a snapshot of a Steel-type Pokemon: 10 Ultra balls
  • Give your buddy 3 treats: Hippopotas (s)
  • Catch a Steel-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Group encounter: Shieldon

Part 7

  • Evolve a Pokemon: Gible (s)
  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy: Glacial Lure Module
  • Catch an Ice-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Group encounter: Abomasnow

Part 8

  • Power-up Pokemon 3 times: Starpiece
  • Make 3 Great throws: Fast TM
  • Catch an Electric-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Group encounter: Shinx (s)

Part 9

  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Group rewards: 10 Rare Candies and Cresselia (s) with Grass Knot