All Throwback Challenge 2020 event times in Pokémon Go

Throwback Challenge 2020 events are coming to Pokémon Go.

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For May, Pokémon Go players will take a step back through time to check out the four different regions of the Pokémon games. The first one is Kanto, followed by Johto, Hoenn, and then Sinnoh. If trainers complete all eight sets of research tasks for each challenge, they gain access to the Throwback Challenge Champion research project.

Each of the Throwback Challenge 2020 events in Pokémon Go will be happening for a limited time during specific periods throughout April into May. These are the times for all of the challenges, happening in your respective timezone:

Kanto Throwback Challenge 2020: May 1 at 1:00pm to May 8 at 1:00pm

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, such as Venonat and Chansey, will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will also be available to battle in raids.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Venonat, Machop, Onix, Lickitung, Tangela, Scyther, Pinsir, Lapras, and Eevee.
  • In honor of Charizard being chosen in the Pokémon of the Year vote as the number-one Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, Pikachu wearing Charizard hats will be appearing in the wild!
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Venonat!
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region.
  • 2× Catch XP, 2× Raid XP, and 2× Hatch XP bonuses will be active.

Johto Throwback Challenge 2020: May 8 at 1:00pm to May 15 at 1:00pm

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, such as Dunsparce and Skarmory, will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region will also be available to battle in raids.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Chinchou, Yanma, Girafarig, Pineco, Dunsparce, Gligar, Shuckle, Skarmory, and Phanpy.
  • In honor of Umbreon being chosen in the Pokémon of the Year vote as the number-one Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, Pikachu wearing Umbreon hats will be appearing in the wild!
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Dunsparce!
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region.
  • 2× Catch Stardust and 2× Raid Stardust bonuses will be active.

Hoenn Throwback Challenge 2020: May 15 at 1:00pm to May 22 1:00pm

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region—such as Skitty, Zangoose, and Seviper—will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will also be available to battle in raids.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Lotad, Slakoth, Nincada, Skitty, Sableye, Mawile, Trapinch, Feebas, and Clamperl.
  • In honor of Rayquaza being chosen in the Pokémon of the Year vote as the number-one Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, Pikachu wearing Rayquaza hats will be appearing in the wild!
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Skitty!
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region.
  • The distance needed to hatch an Egg once it’s been placed in an Incubator and the distance needed to earn Buddy Candy will be halved.

Sinnoh Throwback Challenge 2020: May 22 at 1:00pm to May 29 1:00pm

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, such as Cherubi and Glameow, will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will also be available to battle in raids.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Cranidos, Shieldon, Glameow, Chingling, Bonsly, Happiny, Gible, Munchlax, Riolu, and Mantyke.
  • In honor of Lucario being chosen in the Pokémon of the Year vote as the number-one Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, Pikachu wearing Lucario hats will be appearing in the wild!
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Glameow!
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region.
  • One-hour Star Piece duration, one-hour Incense duration, and one-hour Lucky Egg duration bonuses will be active.

Throwback Challenge 2020 for Champions: June 3 at 1:00pm to June 8 at 1:00pm

  • Galarian Stunfisk will be making its Pokémon GO debut! Find it in the wild, in raids, and as a Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research reward encounter.
  • The following Pokémon will also be making their Pokémon GO debut and hatching from 7 km Eggs along with their usual forms: Galarian Meowth, Galarian Zigzagoon, Galarian Darumaka, and Galarian Stunfisk. You’ll also be able to evolve Galarian Meowth, Galarian Zigzagoon, and Galarian Darumaka into their Galarian evolved forms!
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

Everyone will have access to these challenges, except for the Throwback Challenge for Champions, which only unlocks for those who complete each of the regional challenges. Everything kicks off on May 1, so make sure to be on the lookout for the release of new challenges in Pokémon Go.