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Throwback Challenge Champion Special Research Guide

Throwback Challenge Special Research is a 5 part Research quest line that rewards players with a chance to encounter Galarian Meowth, Galarian Stunfisk, Genesect and Audino. This guide applies to both Throwback Challenge Champion Special Research and to Throwback Challenge Celebration Special Research. The steps are the same for both quest chains.

In order to pick up the research, you need to have completed all 4 Throwback challenges in May, or you can buy an in-game ticket starting at 01:00 PM local time. The ticket costs $7.99.


We’ve included the Champion special research and the current raid bosses infographics. You are required to do 15 raids to complete the quest line, so better to be prepared.

Throwback Challenge Champion / Celebration Special Research
Current Raid Bosses (Throwback Challenge edition)

Tasks and Rewards

Stage 1 / 5

We are aware of the bug on our end where Galarian Meowth is displayed as an Alola Meowth. We apologize for this problem, but it will take us at least a day to fix it.

Task Reward
Make 15 Great Throws Meowth (Galarian)
Catch 15 Pokémon 1x Incense
Transfer 15 Pokémon 30x Ultra Ball

Group rewards

  • 500 EXP
  • 500 Stardust

Stage 2 / 5

Task Reward
Evolve 5 Pokémon 5x Rare Candy
Hatch 15 Eggs Oshawott
Win 15 Raids 10x Revive

Group rewards

  • 500 Stardust
  • 500 XP

Stage 3 / 5

Task Reward
Make an Excellent Throw 30x Ultra Ball
Battle another Trainer 15 times Tepig
Power Up Pokémon 15 times 500 Stardust

Group rewards

  • 500 Stardust
  • 500 XP

Stage 4 / 5

Task Reward
Give your buddy 15 treats 1x Golden Razz Berry
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon Snivy
Take 15 snapshots 1x Silver Pinap Berry

Group rewards

  • 500 Stardust
  • 500 XP

Stage 5 / 5

Task Reward
Claim reward 1x Charged Tm
Claim reward Stunfisk (Galarian)
Claim reward 1x Fast Tm

Group rewards

  • 5x Rare Candy
  • 1x Professor Willow’s glasses

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