Sinnoh Throwback Challenge 2020

Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh Infopedia

It’s time for the fourth week of the Throwback Challenge, Trainers! For week four, we are heading to the Sinnoh region, with Sinnoh themed research, increased spawns, and Sinnoh Pokémon in Eggs and Raids.

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

Fri., May 22, 2020, @ 1:00pm
Fri., May 29, 2020, @ 1:00pm (local time)
Cresselia w/ Grass Knot & 10 Rare Candy
COSTUME PIKA: Pikachu wearing Lucario hats appearing in the wild
WILD: Cherubi, Glameow, and other Sinnoh Pokémon
RAIDS: Sinnoh Pokémon
7KM EGGS: Cranidos, Shieldon, Glameow, Chingling, Bonsly, Happiny, Gible, Munchlax, Riolu, and Mantyke
SHINY: Glameow, Riolu, and other Hoenn Pokémon
FIELD RESEARCH: Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region
1-hour Star Piece duration
1-hour Incense duration*
1-hour Lucky Egg duration

Sinnoh Increased Spawns

Niantic specifically mentioned a couple of unique Sinnoh Pokémon as having increased spawns during the fourth week 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.

GlameowZangooseCostume Pikachu with Rayquaza Hat
w/Lucario Hat
CroagunkSnoverOfficial Burmy Art Trio including Sand / Plant / Trash Cloaks
Croagunk* Snover*  Burmy*
Hippopotas Kricketot
Hippopotas* Kricketot 

Sinnoh 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
Glameow Cranidos Shieldon
Glameow* Cranidos Shieldon
Chingling Bonsly Happiny
Chingling Bonsly* Happiny*
Gible Munchlax Riolu
Gible* Munchlax Riolu*

Sinnoh 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!

Drapion Hippowdon
Drapion Hippowdon
Alolan Raichu*BastiodonFloatzel
Roserade Skuntank
Roserade Skuntank
Lumineon Prinplup
Lumineon Mawile*
BurmyTimburr Klink 
Drifloon*Timburr* Klink* 

Shiny Glameow Family

Shiny Glameow Family
Shiny Glameow SpriteShiny Glameow Sprite
Normal Purugly SpriteShiny Purugly Sprite

Sinnoh 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 Sinnoh Region.

Play with your buddyBunearysmall shiny sparkles
Earn a heart with your buddyCroagunksmall shiny sparkles
Catch 3 Normal-type PokémonGlameowsmall shiny sparkles
Catch 2 PokémonTurtwigsmall shiny sparkles
Give your buddy a treatPiplupsmall shiny sparkles
Battle another TrainerStarly
Transfer 3 PokémonChimcharsmall shiny sparkles
Stage 1 of 9
Catch 3 Grass, Water, or Fire-type PokémonPokéBallx10 
Power up a PokémonSandy BurmySandy BurmySandy Burmysmall shiny sparkles
Take a snapshot of a Rock-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
PokéBallx1  CranidosPokéBallx2
Stage 2 of 9
Take a snapshot of a Grass-type PokémonPokéBallx5
Send a gift to a friendCombee
Catch a Grass-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
PokéBallx1   Grotle PokéBallx2  
Stage 3 of 9
Make 3 Nice Throws
Hatch an EggBronzorsmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Fighting-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
PokéBallx1  MonfernoPokéBallx2
Stage 4 of 9
Earn a candy walking with your buddyGreat Ballx10 
Catch a Ground-type PokémonSkorupismall shiny sparkles
Catch a Water-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Razz Berryx1 PrinplupPinap Berryx2
Stage 5 of 9
Battle another Trainer
Use 3 Berries to help catch a Pokémon
Catch a Ghost-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
Pinap Berryx1 Drifloonsmall shiny sparklesRazz Berryx2
Stage 6 of 9
Take a snapshot of a Steel-type PokémonUltra Ballx10 
Give your buddy 3 treatsHippopotassmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Steel-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
PokéBallx1   Shieldon PokéBallx2   
Stage 7 of 9
Evolve a PokémonGiblesmall shiny sparkles
Earn a candy walking with your buddy
Catch an Ice-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
PokéBallx1  AbomasnowPokéBallx2
Stage 8 of 9
Power-up Pokémon 3 timesStarpiece
Make 3 Great throws
Catch an Electric-type PokémonStardustx500
Stage Rewards
PokéBallx1   Shinx PokéBallx2 
Stage 9 of 9
Claim reward3000 XP
Claim reward3000 XP
Claim reward3000 XP
Stage Rewards
Cresseliasmall shiny sparkles
Cresselia w/Grass Knot
rare candyx10

Sinnoh Bonuses

A couple of added bonuses are also available during this event including: 1-hr Star Piece Duration, 1-hr Lucky Egg Duration, and the already implemented 1-hr Incense Duration.


Sippin' on Sinnoh

Sippin’ on some…Sinnoh spawns! What can we say, we are already into week four of the Throwback Challenge 2020. It’s the final week before the Champions Week and we have come so far!

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