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:
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|
As is tradition, a series of Field Research tasks are available, featuring select Sinnoh Pokémon:
|Play with your buddy|
|Earn a heart with your buddy|
|Catch 3 Normal-type Pokemon|
|Catch 2 Pokemon|
|Give your buddy a treat|
|Battle another trainer|
|Transfer 3 Pokemon|
A large number of Sinnoh Pokémon are available in 7 KM eggs during this event, including the elusive Gible:
Out of these 10 Pokémon, Gible, Riolu, Cranidos and Shieldon would be the preferred hatch for us, but different Trainers will have different priorities.
Pikachu is wearing a Lucario hat during the Sinnoh Throwback Challenge.
Raid bosses have changed during the Sinnoh Throwback Challenge as well:
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.