Galarian Pokémon have made their way to Pokémon Go for the first time. They are available for a limited time during the Throwback Challenge 2020 event, during the Champion research tasks from June 3 to the 8. While they’re arriving in the game, they’re going to be available in a limited amount ways.
The best method is to participate in the Throwback Challenge Champion research tasks, which are only available to trainers who complete every Throwback Challenge in Pokémon Go. During May 2020, developer Niantic hosted several Throwback Challenges, highlighting the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions from the Pokémon series.
If you complete each task available during these challenge weeks, you’ll unlock access to the Champion research tasks. For those missed participating in these events, you have the chance to purchase a ticket for these events by buying it through the Pokémon Go application store for $7.99.
The research tasks available for the Champion research tasks offer reward Galarian Pokémon encounters. You only have a small handful of them, but here’s the complete list:
- Galarian Stunfisk
- Galarian Meowth
- Galarian Zigzagoon
- Galarian Darumaka
Beyond the Throwback Challenge Champion research tasks, trainers can encounter the Galarian Stunfisk in the wild. Alternatively, you can hatch a Galarian Meowth, Zigzagoon, and Darumaka from 7-kilometer eggs, but you also have a chance for these Pokémon to be their natural forms. These will only be available through 7-kilometer eggs you acquired during the event from June 3 to 8.
It has been confirmed you can obtain an Obstagoon, for those curious if the third evolution of Zigzagoon was going to be available. We don’t know if there will be additional times and methods for trainers to capture these Pokémon beyond the event or the Champion research tasks. Those who have access to the Champion research tasks can complete it any time after the scheduled event time.