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Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto Infopedia

It’s time for the first Throwback Challenge, Trainers! For the first part, we’re heading back to the Kanto region, with Kanto themed research, increased spawns, and Kanto Pokémon in Eggs and Raids.

In this Infopedia, you can find everything there is to know about the first stage of the Throwback Challenge!

EVENT DATE/ TIME: Fri., May 1, 2020, @ 1:00pm to Fri., May 8, 2020, @ 1:00pm (local time)
  FEATURES: CHALLENGE REWARD: Mewtwo w/Psystrike & 10 Rare Candy
COSTUME PIKA: Pikachu wearing Charizard hats appearing in the wild
WILD: Venonat, Chansey, Charizard Hat Pikachu, and other Kanto Pokémon
RAIDS: Kanto Pokémon
7KM EGGS: Venonat, Machop, Onix, Lickitung, Tangela, Scyther, Pinsir, Lapras, and Eevee
SHINY: Venonat, Chansey, and other Kanto Pokémon
FIELD RESEARCH: Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region
BONUSES: 2x Catch XP
2x Raid XP
2x Hatch XP

Kanto Increased Spawns

Niantic specifically mentioned a couple of unique Kanto Pokémon as having increased spawns during the first 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.

w/Charizard Hat

Kanto 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

Kanto Raids

With the recent debut of Remote Raids, we expect to see some familiar faces in the Raid Boss lineup! Although none have been officially announced by Niantic, below are a few Raid Bosses we are assuming will be around. Be sure to check out our Homepage Dropdown for a full list once they are released!

Shiny Venonat Fam

Shiny Venonat Family
Normal Shiny
Shiny Volbeat Sprite Shiny Volbeat Sprite
Shiny Volbeat Sprite Shiny Volbeat Sprite

Kanto Field 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 Kanto Region.

Catch 7 Pokémonsmall shiny sparkles
Catch 3 Poison-typessmall shiny sparkles
Transfer 7 Pokémon
Take 3 pictures of your buddysmall shiny sparkles*normal Pikachu
Play with your buddy
Feed buddy 3 timessmall shiny sparkles
Battle another Trainersmall shiny sparkles
Power up a Pokémonsmall shiny sparkles

Due to a small oopsie, the Kanto Region tasks were released to some Trainers at the time of the announcement. In the toggles below, we have those tasks and rewards.

If you have already received these tasks and have completed them, you will not receive them again.

Stage 1 of 9
Catch 3 Grass, Water, or Fire-type PokémonPokéBallx10 
Take a snapshot of a Bug-type PokémonPinap Berryx5
Catch a Rock-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Onix small shiny sparkles rare candyx1 golden razzx2
Stage 2 of 9
Battle in a RaidClefairy
Transfer 3 Pokémonsuper potionx10
Catch a Water-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Starmie  rare candyx1  golden razzx2
Stage 3 of 9
Evolve 3 PokémonGreat Ballx10 
Hatch an EggSnorlax
Catch an Electric-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Raichu rare candyx1 golden razzx2
Stage 4 of 9
Give your buddy a treatGastlysmall shiny sparkles
Send a gift to a friendDratinismall shiny sparkles
Catch a Grass-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Tangela  rare candyx1  golden razzx2
Stage 5 of 9
Earn a candy walking with your buddy Ultra Ballx10
Make 3 Great ThrowsChanseysmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Poison-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Weezing rare candyx1 golden razzx2
Stage 6 of 9
Take a snapshot of a Ghost-type Pokémon Hitmonchan
Catch a Fighting-type PokémonLaprassmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Psychic-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Alakazam rare candyx1  golden razzx2
Stage 7 of 9
Take a snapshot of an Ice-type Pokémonhyper potionx10
Evolve a PokémonAerodactylsmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Fire-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Arcanine rare candyx1 golden razzx2
Stage 8 of 9
Power up a Pokémon 6 timescharged tm x1
Battle another Trainerstar piecex1
Catch a Ground-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Nidoking rare candyx1  golden razzx2
Stage 9 of 9
Claim reward3000 XP
Claim reward3000 XP
Claim reward3000 XP
Stage Rewards
Mewtwosmall shiny sparkles
Mewtwo w/Psystrike
rare candyx10

Kanto Bonuses

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

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

Curveball 10 20 40
Pokémon Caught 100 200 400
First Throw 50 100 200
Nice Throw 10 20 40
Great Throw 50 100 200
Excellent Throw 100 200 400
First Catch of the Day 500 1,000 2,000
7-Day Streak 2,500 5,000 10,000
Collector Bonus 100 200 400
Curve + First Throw + Excellent + Caught + First Catch + 7 Day Streak
MAX XP 3,260 6,520 13,040
Curve + First Throw + Excellent + Caught
MAX XP 260 520 1,040
Tier 13000600012000
Tier 23500700014000
Tier 34000800016000
Tier 450001000020000
New Dex Entry+500+1000+2000


Kanto Kamikazi

Are you ready to show some love for the one and only, the OG, Kanto region? Let’s hope so, Trainers! If it isn’t for the increased spawns, new shiny family, or Raids, you sure want to show some love for those amazing research rewards. We hope you enjoy this trip down to memory lane, and have fun on all your Kanto adventures.

Stay safe out there Trainers, and respect all your local guidelines concerning Covid-19.

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