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Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto Infopedia

Time to travel into the beautiful Johto Region and Generation 2 of the Pokémon world. During the next week, Trainers will experience more Johto Pokémon spawning, in eggs, raids, and so much more! Let’s get to exploring what all we may see!

EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Fri., May 8, 2020, @ 1:00pm
to
Fri., May 15, 2020, @ 1:00pm (local time)
 
FEATURES:
CHALLENGE REWARD:
Ho-Oh w/Earthquake & 10 Rare Candy
COSTUME PIKA: Pikachu wearing Umbreon hats appearing in the wild
WILD: Dunsparce, Skarmory, Umbreon Hat Pikachu, and other Johto Pokémon
RAIDS: Johto Pokémon
7KM EGGS: Chinchou, Yanma, Girafarig, Pineco, Dunsparce, Gligar, Shuckle, Skarmory, and Phanpy
SHINY: Dunsparce, Skarmory, and other Johto Pokémon
FIELD RESEARCH: Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region
BONUSES:
2x Catch Stardust
2x Raid Stardust
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Johto Increased Spawns

Niantic specifically mentioned a few unique Generation 2 Pokémon as having increased spawns during the second leg of this event. Here is a list of the Pokémon that were mentioned, as well as some we would expect to see.

As additional spawns are reported, we will be sure to update this list accordingly.

DunsparceSkarmory
Dunsparce*Skarmory*Pikachu*
w/Umbreon Hat
ChikoritaCyndaquilTotodile
Chikorita* Cyndaquil*Totodile*
SwinubMareepMisdreavus 
Swinub*Mareep* Misdreavus*

Johto Egg Pool

Niantic has mentioned the following Pokémon as being in 7km eggs during the event. If/when we get reports of any additional Pokémon in these eggs we will update accordingly.

7km Egg Pool
DunsparceChinchouYanma
Dunsparce*Chinchou*Yanma*
GirafarigPinecoGligar
GirafarigPineco*Gligar*
ShuckleSkarmoryPhanpy
Shuckle*Skarmory*Phanpy

Johto Raids

We expect to see some familiar faces in the Raid Boss lineup and will be sure to update this list as soon as reports come in!

Shiny Dunsparce

Shiny Dunsparce
Normal Shiny
Normal Dunsparce Sprite Shiny Dunsparce Sprite

Research

Exclusive Field Research tasks will be available to complete during each stage of the event.

Trainers will have the opportunity to complete tasks that reward Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto Region.

As reports come in, we will be sure to update the lists below.

 RESEARCH TASKREWARD
Earn a heart with your buddy
Throw 3 Curveballs
Catch 3 Normal-type Pokémonsmall shiny sparkles
Use 5 Berries to catch a Pokémonsmall shiny sparkles
Play with your buddysmall shiny sparkles
Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon
Hatch an Egg
Power up a Pokémon 
Stage 1 of 9
TaskReward
Catch 3 Grass, Water, or Fire-type PokémonPokéBallx10 
Send a gift to a friendDunsparcesmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Flying-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Xatu  silver pinapx1 golden razzx2
Stage 2 of 9
TaskReward
Play with your buddySpinarak
Give your buddy 3 treatsrazz berryx5
Catch a Bug-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Pinecosmall shiny sparkles golden razzx1  silver_pinapx2
Stage 3 of 9
TaskReward
Make 3 Great ThrowsGreat Ball
Hatch an EggSnorlaxsmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Normal-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Miltank   silver pinapx1 golden razzx2
Stage 4 of 9
TaskReward
Evolve a PokémonSudowoodosmall shiny sparkles
Catch 5 different species of PokémonDratinix10
Catch a Ghost-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Misdreavus small shiny sparkles golden razzx1  golden razzx2
Stage 5 of 9
TaskReward
Make 4 Nice Curveballs Mantine
Take 3 Snapshots with your BuddyShucklesmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Fighting-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Weezing  silver pinapx1 golden razzx2
Stage 6 of 9
TaskReward
Catch an Electric-type PokémonHitmonchan
Power up Pokémon 3 timesLaprassmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Steel-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Alakazam small shiny sparklesrare candyx1  golden razzx2
Stage 7 of 9
TaskReward
Evolve a Pokémonking's rock
Catch a Water-type PokémonAerodactylsmall shiny sparkles
Catch an Ice-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Arcanine  silver pinapx1 golden razzx2
Stage 8 of 9
TaskReward
Take a Snapshot of an Ice-type Pokémondragon scale 
Battle another Trainerstar piecex10
Power-up a Pokémon 6 timesStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Donphan golden razzx1  golden razzx2
Stage 9 of 9
TaskReward
Claim reward3000 XP
Claim reward3000 XP
Claim reward3000 XP
Stage Rewards
Mewtwosmall shiny sparkles
Ho-Oh w/Earthquake
rare candyx5
(w/5 more  at the start of the Hoenn Research)

Johto Bonuses

A handful of added bonuses are also available during this event including 2x Catch and 2x Raid Stardust.

Below are our handy tables to help you with doing the math…b/c as you may know, MT doesn’t math.

2x CATCH STARDUST + STARPIECE
Base Stage Evolution 200 (250*) 300 (375*)
Second Stage Evolution 600 (750*) 900 (1,125*)
Third Stage Evolution 1000 (1,250*) 1,500 (1,875*)
Daily Catch Bonus 1,200 1,800
7-Day Catch Bonus 6,000 9,000
* With Weather Boost
 NORMAL+ STARPIECE2x RAID STARDUST
+ STARPIECE
Raid Completion100015003000

Infographics

Johto Journey

As the Throwback Challenge continues through another week and another region, we’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that even though locations are opening around the world, please be mindful and stay safe and healthy! We are all in this together and here if you need us! 

Be sure to check out all of our Throwback Challenge 2020 Infopedia:

  • Kanto Week
  • Hoenn Week Coming Soon!
  • Sinnoh Week Coming Soon!
  • Champion Week Coming Soon!
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MT

Motha of 3 | G2G Media Co-Founder | Designer | Creator | Lvl40 PoGo Player

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