Since the start of May, Pokémon Go fans have had the chance to go through several weeks of research tasks celebrating their journey through the Pokémon games. These particular research tasks focused on the franchise’s first four regions, notably the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and then Sinnoh. Each week had a different variety of Throwback Challenges available, along with a new range of Pokémon were out in the wild and available for trainers to capture. The 2020 Throwback Challenges have come to an end, but for those who successfully participated and completed these tasks each week now qualify for the Champion Throwback Challenge.
After the Sinnoh Throwback Challenge wraps up, trainers will have to wait a week for the Champion Throwback Challenge to be available. It starts on June 3 and goes until 8. Everyone who completed the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh challenges will be able to participate. Those who did not will have the choice to opt-out of the event, or they can purchase a ticket to participate in the Champion Throwback Challenge event. The ticket will cost $7.99. You won’t be able to buy it using PokéCoins.
If you have completed, or purchase, the Champion Throwback Challenge, you will have access to a variety of Pokémon initially found in the Unova region and Galarian Pokémon. These Pokémon will be guaranteed encounters during the event, and you will be able to complete it at any time rather than having a time limit on it, such as the previous Throwback Challenges had. The Pokémon you can expect to encounter include Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Audino, Darumaka, Gothita, and Genesect. You will also have the chance to earn Professor Willow’s glasses as an avatar reward.
We’ll learn about the specific tasks available for the event when they become available. You can expect to see many of these Pokémon following June 3, and additional Galarian Pokémon will show up, such as Galarian Ziqzagoon and Darumaka.