The Pokemon GO Throwback Challenge has moved to Hoenn Challenge in few countries, bringing new Special Research, new Raid Bosses, Increased Hoenn Region Pokemon Spawns, Egg Hatches, Research Task, New Wild Shinies and much more…

Event Date: Friday, May 15, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time.

  1. Bonus
  2. Special Research Quest
  3. Increased Spawns
  4. Raids
  5. Eggs
  6. Research Tasks
  7. New Shiny

We’ve also updated the Special Research Task, Egg Hatch List, Raids list, Research Task in the GO Field Guide App – Support GO Field Guide on Patreon ❤️


  1. 1/2 Buddy Candy Distance
  2. 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance

Update: The 1/2 Hatch Distance bonus will not stack with the currently live 1/2 Hatch Distance bonus.

Special Research Quest

Part 1

  • Catch a Rock-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Catch 3 Fire, Grass or Water-type Pokemon: 10 Pokeballs
  • Already Complete: 5 Rare Candies
  • Stage rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berries, Nosepass

Part 2

  • Catch a Fighting-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Power up a Pokemon: 5 Pinap Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws: Lairon
  • Stage rewards: 2 Pinap Berries, 1 Razz Berry, Hariyama

Part 3

  • Catch an Electric-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Send a Gift to a Friend: Incense
  • Make 3 Curveball Throws: Wailmer (s)
  • Stage rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berries, Manectric

Part 4

  • Catch a Fire-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Earn a Candy Walking with your Buddy: Trapinch (s)
  • Catch 3 Weather Boosted Pokemon: Bagon (s)
  • Stage rewards: 2 Pinap Berries, 1 Razz Berry, Camerupt

Part 5

  • Catch a Normal-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Make 3 Great Throws: Shedinja
  • Power up Pokemon 3 times: 10 Great Balls
  • Stage rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berries, Slakoth (s)

Part 6

  • Catch a Flying-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Catch a Water, Bug or Electric-type Pokemon: 10 Ultra Balls
  • Battle another Trainer: Absol (s)
  • Stage rewards: 2 Pinap Berries, 1 Razz Berry, Swellow

Part 7

  • Catch a Psychic-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokemon: 5 Revives
  • Give your Buddy 3 treats: Charge TM
  • Stage rewards: 1 Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berries, Claydol

Part 8

  • Catch a Water-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Take a snapshot of a Water-type Pokemon: Clamperl (s)
  • Evolve a Pokemon: Star Piece
  • Stage rewards: 2 Pinap Berries, 1 Razz Berry, Sealeo

Part 9

  • Claim Reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 3000 XP
  • Stage rewards: 10 Rare Candies and Groudon (s) with Fire Punch

Credits – TheSilphRoad

Increased Spawn

The list of below Pokemon Spawns has increased with the start of the Hoenn Throwback Challenge

Pokemon GO SkittySkittyShiny
Pokemon GO ZangooseZangooseShiny
Pokemon GO SeviperSeviperShiny
Pokemon GO PikachuPikachu Rayquaza HatShiny
Pokemon GO CacneaCacnea
Pokemon GO MedititeMedititeShiny
Pokemon GO BarboachBarboachShiny
Pokemon GO TreeckoTreeckoShiny
Pokemon GO TorchicTorchicShiny
Pokemon GO MudkipMudkipShiny
Pokemon GO SwabluSwabluShiny
Pokemon GO TaillowTaillowShiny
Pokemon GO AronAronShiny
Pokemon GO SpoinkSpoinkShiny
Pokemon GO WhismurWhismur
Pokemon GO WurmpleWurmpleShiny
Pokemon GO ZigzagoonZigzagoonShiny
Pokemon GO SurskitSurskrit


New Hoenn Region Pokemon have joined the Raids

We’ve also updated the Raids list and its counter in the GO Field Guide App

1Torchic (s), Mudkip (s), Klink (s), Treecko (s), Swablu (s), Duskull (s), Timburr (s)
2Feebas (s), Kirlia, Roselia (s), Sableye (s), Mawile (s), Nosepass
3Cacturne, Banette, Claydol, Alolan Raichu (s), Hariyama
4Metagross, Medicham, Absol (s), Walrein
5Virizion (s)

Egg Hatch

Along with Skitty, few other Pokemon have joined the 7KM Egg Hatches.

Lotad (s)Pokemon GO Lotad
Slakoth (s)Pokemon GO Slakoth
Nincada (s)Pokemon GO Nincada
Skitty (s)Pokemon GO Skitty
Sableye (s)Pokemon GO Sableye
Mawile (s)Pokemon GO Mawile
Trapinch (s)Pokemon GO Trapinch
Feebas (s)Pokemon GO Feebas
Clamperl (s)Pokemon GO Clamperl
  • Lotad (s)
  • Slakoth (s)
  • Nincada (s)
  • Skitty (s)
  • Sableye (s)
  • Mawile (s)
  • Trapinch (s)
  • Feebas (s)
  • Clamperl (s)

Field Research Task

Task TextReward
Play with your buddyLotad (s)
Catch an Electric-type PokemonSwellow
Give your buddy a treatCorphish
Earn a heart with your buddyMarshtomp
Send 2 Gifts to friendsTreecko (s)
Catch 3 Normal-type PokemonSkitty (s)
Trade a PokemonRalts (s)
Battle another trainerCombusken
Evolve a PokemonSnorunt (s)

New Shiny

The Shiny form Skitty Family has been released with the start of the event.


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