Pokémon Go: Throwback Challenge 2020 week one

Pokémon Go: Throwback Challenge 2020 week one

Pokemon Go Throwback Challenge

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The last Pokémon Go event, the Throwback Challenge 2020 is here, and it’s going to be a busy month for all of you Pokémon trainers! Each week, a new set of timed research will be presented, and we here at iMore have all the details for the first week: Kanto Timed Research!

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Return challenges are much like special research, but with the added difficulty of being timed. When you log in for a week of the Throwback Challenge, you get the timed search line in your view today. From there, you can complete the search for a defined period of time, after which all that remains incomplete will disappear. Each week in May 2020 will have a different timed search line, and by completing them all, you will unlock an additional line in the first week of June. Weeks start Friday at 1 p.m. local time.

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2020 Return Challenge: Kanto Timed Research

This week’s special timed research line includes many generation 1 Kanto region Pokémon. We have Pokémon reward matches for each stage, as well as some of the individual tasks, and more of these Pokémon that don’t have the potential to be Brilliant. Almost all of the steps in this timed research line can be done without ever leaving home, and all can be done solo. The only tasks that might require leaving the house are to fight in a raid and win a Candy walking with your boyfriend.

The first step

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  1. Catch three Grass, Water, or Fire Pokémon for ten Poké Balls.
  2. Take a snapshot of a Bug-type Pokémon for five Pinap bays.
  3. Catch a Rock-type Pokémon for 500 Stardust.

Completion rewards: encounter Onix *, a rare candy, two Golden Razz Berry.

Second step

Pokemon Go 121 Starmie

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  1. Fight in a raid for a Clefairy * encounter. Tip: you do not need to win this raid, so if there is a gymnasium in range, you can fight from a distance, but the only raid happens to be a legendary, you can always try the raid to complete this task!
  2. Transfer three Pokémon for ten Super Potion.
  3. Catch a Water-type Pokémon for 500 Star Dust.

Completion rewards: Starmie Encounter, one Rare Candy and two Silver Pinap Berries.

Third step

Pokemon Go Raichu Man

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  1. Evolve three Pokémon for ten large balls.
  2. Hatch an egg for a meeting with Snorlax.
  3. Catch an electric-type Pokémon for 500 Stardust.

Completion Rewards: Raichu * Encounter, one Rare Candy and two Golden Razz Berries.

Fourth step

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  1. Give your friend a treat for a Gastly * meeting.
  2. Send a gift to a friend for a Dratini meeting *.
  3. Catch a Grass-type Pokémon for 500 Stardust.

Completion awards: Tangela Encounter, one Rare Candy and two Silver Pinap Berries.

Step five

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  1. Win a Candy walking with a friend for ten Ultra Balls. Tip: Try to define a friend whose candy distance is only one kilometer, like Magikarp or Pikachu!
  2. Make three big shots for a Chansey * encounter.
  3. Catch a Poison-type Pokémon for 500 Stardust.

Completion Rewards: Meet Weezing *, a rare candy, two Golden Razz berries.

Step six

Pokemon Go 065 Alakazam Man

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  1. Take a snapshot of a Ghost-type Pokémon for a Hitmonchan encounter.
  2. Catch a Combat-type Pokémon for an encounter with the Lapras *.
  3. Catch a Psychic-type Pokémon for 500 Stardust.

Completion Rewards: Meet Alakazam *, a rare candy and two silver Pinap berries.

Step seven

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  1. Take a snapshot of an Ice-type Pokémon for ten Hyper Potions.
  2. Evolve a Pokémon for a meeting with Aerodactyl *.
  3. Catch a Fire-type Pokémon for 500 Star Dust.

Completion Rewards: Arcanine * Encounter, one Rare Candy and two Golden Razz Berries.

Step eight

Pokemon Go 034 Nidoking

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  1. Feed a Pokémon six times for a Fast TM.
  2. Fight another trainer for a star coin.
  3. Catch a Ground-type Pokémon for 500 Star Dust.

Completion Rewards: Meet Nidoking *, a rare candy and two silver Pinap berries.

Step nine

Pokemon Go 150 Mewtwo

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  1. Automatically completed for 3000 XP
  2. Automatically completed for 3000 XP
  3. Automatically completed for 3000 XP

Completion Rewards: Meeting with Psystrike Mewtwo * and ten rare candies.

  • The asterisk indicates that Pokémon have the potential to be brilliant

Bonus

To help you accomplish these timed search tasks, the following features and bonuses will be in effect throughout the week:

  • Pokemon from the Kanto region will appear more frequently, including Venonat and Chansey.
  • Kanto region Pokémon will also be in more raids.
  • The Kanto region Pokémon will be presented in 7 KM eggs, including Venonat, Machop, Onix, Lickitung, Tangela, Scyther, Pinsir, Lapras and Eevee.
  • Pikachu wearing a Charizard hat will be available.
  • Shiny Venonat will be presented.
  • Event-specific field research will reward players with encounters featuring Pokémon originally found in the Kanto region.
  • Catch, Raid and Hatch XP will be doubled all week.

And after?

Once you have completed these timed search tasks, you can sit back, relax and wait for the challenge to unlock next week. From Friday, May 8 at 1 p.m. local time, the Johto Timed Research line will be unlocked. As soon as he does, we will be there to notify you of each task involved.

Questions?

Do you have questions about the end of the first week of the Throwback Challenge event? What Pokémon and Rewards do you hope to see next week? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our full Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides so that you too can become a Pokémon master!

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