The Pokemon GO Sinnoh Throwback Challenge is now live and can be considered a little difficult compared to the previous challenges due to task like catching Pokemon of certain types.
It has been noticed that many trainers are facing difficulties in catching Pokemon of Ground, Ghost and Steel Type Pokemon. We have compiled a comprehensive guide of where and which you can find Pokemon.
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Catch A Ground-Type Pokemon
This task is from the Stage 4 of the Sinnoh Throwback challenge.
You can check out the complete Sinnoh Special Research challenge tasks and reward at GO Field Guide
Hippopotas and Gible
The only ground types from Sinnoh that you can get from the wild are Hippopotas and Gible but they are very rare to get. There are other ways you can get a ground type.
Larvitar and Stunfisk
- Larvitar is one of the rewards from the GO Battle League (From Rank 8)
- Stunfisk is one of the rewards from the GO Battle League (From Rank 4-7)
Note: Stunfisk is a guaranteed reward for reaching Rank 4 if you haven’t played GBL or haven’t reached Rank 4.
Hippowdon can found in the Tier 4 Raid. If you can’t move out than you can get help from local community players and friends in Remote Raid.
You can check the Raid Guide for Hippowdon and all the current Raid Pokemon at GO Field Guide
Alolan Diglett and Onix
Alolan Diglett and Onix can be attracted using the Magnetic Lure module in the nearby Pokestop.
Update: It has been observed by many trainers that Niantic have increased the spawns of Geodude for easier completion of task. Check out your surrounding Geodude!
Catch A Ghost Type Pokemon
This task is from the Stage 5 of the Sinnoh Throwback challenge.
The only ghost type from Sinnoh that you can get from the wild is Drifloon, they are easier to find in the wild compared to the ground-type Pokemon.
If you’re finding it difficult to find Drifloon, we recommend you to use incense during night time and you will definitely find one.
Alternatively Drifloon can also be found in Tier 1 Raid.
Litwick is one of the rewards from the GO Battle League (From Rank 8)
Update: It has been observed by many trainers have reported that Niantic have increased the spawns of Misdreavus for easier completion of task. Check out your surrounding Misdreavus!
Catch A Steel Type Pokemon
This task is from the Stage 6 of the Sinnoh Throwback challenge.
This task can be considered the easier from the above 2
Remember the Spotlight hour? It is happening this Tuesday and Bronzor is the featured Pokemon.
Hope you all reach stage 6 before spotlight hour to easily complete this task.
You can track the Spotlight hour and all other event in your local time at GO Field Guide
Beldum, Metagross and Skarmory
- Beldum is one of the rewards from the GO Battle League (From Rank 4-10)
- Metagross is one of the rewards from the GO Battle League (From Rank 1-10)
- Skarmory is one of the rewards from the GO Battle League (From Rank 4-10)
Klink, Bastiodon and Bronzong
- Klink can be found in Tier 1 Raid
- Bastiodon can be found in Tier 3 Raid
- Bronzong can be found in Tier 4 Raid
Mystery Box (requires Nintendo Switch and a copy of Let’s Go Eevee / Pikachu)
Apart from all this, you can also get Pokemon of these types from corresponding Rocket Grunt battle encounter.
We hope this help you completing the Sinnoh Challenge within the timeframe.
If you’re heading out for Raids or Spinning PokeStops, Remember to practice social distancing and stay safe!
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