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Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto Special Research and Rewards in Pokémon Go

More easy to get encounters.

It is time for new special research in Pokémon Go in the form of the Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto special research. Available to players right now, it is another nine-step series of challenges that will get you some very nice encounters with Johto region Pokémon.

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Step 1

  • Catch 3 Fire, Grass or Water-type Pokémon – 10 Poké Balls
  • Send a gift to a friend – Dunsparce encounter
  • Catch a Flying-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust

Rewards – 1 Silver Pinap Berry, 2 Golden Razz Berry, Xatu encounter

Step 2

  • Give your buddy 3 treats – 5 Razz Berry
  • Play with your Buddy – Spinarak encounter
  • Catch a Bug-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust

Rewards – 1 Silver Pinap, 2 Golden Razz Berry, Pineco encounter (has the chance to be shiny)

Step 3

  • Make 3 Great throws – 1 Charge TM
  • Hatch an Egg – Snubbull encounter
  • Catch a Normal-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust

Rewards – 1 Silver Pinap Berry, Miltank encounter and 2 Golden Razz Berry

Step 4

  • Evolve a Pokemon – Sudowoodo encounter
  • Catch 5 different Species of Pokémon – 10 Great Ball
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust

Rewards – 1 Golden Razz Berry, Misdreavus encounter, 2 Silver Pinap Berry

Step 5

  • Take 3 Snapshots with your Buddy – Shuckle encounter
  • Make 4 Nice Curveball Throws – Mantine encounter
  • Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust

Rewards – 1 Silver Pinap Berry, Hitmontop encounter, and 2 Golden Razz Berry

Step 6

  • Catch an Electric-type Pokemon – 1 Incense
  • Power up Pokémon 3 times – Mareep encounter
  • Catch a Steel-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust

Rewards – 1 Golden Razz Berry, 2 Silver Pinap Berry, and Skarmory encounter

Step 7

  • Catch a Water-type Pokémon – Gilgar encounter
  • Catch an Ice-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Evolve a Pokémon – Kings Rock

Total Rewards: Rare Candy, unknown Encounter, two Golden Razz Berries

Step 8

  • Take a snapshot of an Ice-type Pokémon – Dragon Scale
  • Battle another Trainer – 10 Ultra Balls
  • Power up a Pokémon 6 times – 500 Stardust

Rewards – Rare Candy, Donphan encounter, two Silver Pinap Berries

Step 9

  • Claim Reward – 3,000 XP
  • Claim Reward – 3,000 XP
  • Claim Reward – 3,000 XP

Rewards – Ho-Oh encounter, 10 Rare Candy


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