Throwback Challenge: Hoenn Guide for Pokemon GO

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The third part of the Pokemon GO: Throwback Challenge 2020 is starting to go live all around the world.

According to Niantic, the Pokemon GO Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn Timed Special Research quest will be available to players from May 15 at 1:00 p.m. to May 22 at 1:00 p.m. local time. Unlike other Special Research tasks, you only have that time window to complete all the tasks. For the Hoenn quest, you’ll get a Groudon that knows the exclusive move Fire Punch.

Completing all four Throwback Challenge quests during the month of May will let you take on Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research and earn encounters with Genesect, Galarian Meowth and Galarian Stunfisk as well as Professor Willow’s glasses as an avatar item and more.

The steps needed to complete the research have already been chronicled by resources like Leek Duck. The reward at the very end includes an Ho-oh with the special move Earthquake.

Here’s a step-by-step guide for the Pokemon GO Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn. The steps are pretty straightforward, but we’ll provide tips where we can.

If you were looking for a list of the exclusive Field Research Tasks available during the time period, you can find that here.


Step 1

Catch three grass, water or fire-type Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
[Claim Reward] – 5 Rare Candies
Catch a rock-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust

Completion Reward: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry & Nosepass encounter

Tips: You don’t need to do anything for the second step. Just collect the Rare Candies.


Step 2

Power up a Pokemon – 5 Pinap Berries
Make 3 Nice Throws – Lairon encounter
Catch 1 fighting-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust

Completion Reward: 1 Razz Berry, 2 Pinap Berries & Hariyama Encounter


Step 3

Send a Gift to a Friend – 1 Incense
Make 3 Curveball throws – Wailmer Encounter
Catch 1 electric-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust

Completion Reward: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berries & Manectric Encounter


Step 4

Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy Pokemon – Trapinch encounter
Catch 3 Pokemon with Weather Boost – Bagon encounter
Catch 1 fire-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust

Completion Reward: 1 Razz Berry, 2 Pinap Berries & Camerupt Encounter


Step 5

Make three Great Throws – Shedinja encounter
Power up Pokemon 3 times – 10 Great Balls
Catch 1 normal-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust

Completion Reward: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berries & Slakoth Encounter

Tips: Encounter Pokemon like Snorlax or Grimer with huge Catch Rings to make it easier to make Great Throws.


Step 6

Catch 1 water-, electric- or bug-type Pokemon – 10 Ultra Balls
Battle another Trainer – Absol Encounter
Catch 1 flying-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust

Completion Reward: 1 Razz Berry, 2 Pinap Berries & Swellow Encounter

Tips: You can complete the second task by battling a player in the GO League.


Step 7

Catch a ghost-type Pokemon – 5 Revives
Give your Buddy Pokemon 3 treats – 1 Charged TM
Catch 1 psychic-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust

Completion Reward: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berries & Claydol Encounter


Step 8

Take a snapshot of a water-type Pokemon – Clamperl Encounter
Evolve a Pokemon – Star Piece
Catch 1 water-type Pokemon – 500 Stardust

Completion Reward: 1 Razz Berry, 2 Pinap Berries & Sealeo Encounter


Step 9

[Already Complete] – 3,000 XP
[Already Complete] – 3,000 XP
[Already Complete] – 3,000 XP

Completion Reward: 10 Rare Candies & Groudon Encounter

Tips: You don’t have any tasks to complete for this step. Just collect the rewards.


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