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Pokemon GO Kanto Throwback Challenge and Field Research Task Guide

Pokemon GO’s newest challenge in the game named Throwback Challenge is now live. Starting from May 1 until May 8, players will be having limited-time challenges to complete.

Throwback Challenge 2020 featuring the Kanto Region related events will be featuring various in-game bonuses. This includes the double XP from catching a Pokemon, hatching eggs, Field Research task, and more.

In this Pokemon GO guide, we will be sharing you the details and how-to guide to help you with the activities this week. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it.

Throwback Challenge Field Research Task

  • Catch 7 Pokemon – Reward: Krabby
  • Catch 3 Poison-type Pokemon – Reward: Venonat
  • Battle another Trainer – Reward: Bulbasaur
  • Power up your Pokemon – Reward: Squirtle
  • Transfer 7 Pokemon – Reward: Butterfree
  • Play with your buddy – Reward: Muk
  • Take snapshot of your buddy – Reward: Pikachu
  • Give your buddy 3 treats – Reward: Mankey

Throwback Challenge Tasks

The Pokemon GO Throwback Challenge: Kanto consists of 9 stages. Completing each stage will reward you with awesome prizes.

Throwback Challenge: Kanto (1/9)

  • Catch 3 grass, water, or fire-type Pokemon (x10 Pokeballs)
  • Take a snapshot of a bug-type Pokemon (x5 Pinap Berries)
  • Catch a rock-type Pokemon (x500 Stardust)

Reward: Onix encounter, x1 Rare Candy, x2 Golden Razz Berries

Throwback Challenge: Kanto (2/9)

  • Battle in a raid (Clefairy encounter)
  • Transfer 3 Pokemon (x10 Super Potions)
  • Catch 1 water-type Pokemon (x500 Stardust)

Reward: Starmie encounter, x1 Rare Candy, x2 Golden Razz Berries

Throwback Challenge: Kanto (3/9)

  • Evolve 3 Pokemon (3x Great Balls)
  • Hatch an egg (Snorlax encounter)
  • Catch an electric-type Pokemon (x500 Stardust)

Reward: Raichu encounter, x1 Rare Candy, x2 Golden Razz Berries

Throwback Challenge: Kanto (4/9)

  • Give your buddy a treat (Gastly encounter)
  • Send a gift to a friend (Dratini encounter)
  • Catch a grass-type Pokemon (x500 Stardust)

Reward: Tangela encounter, x1 Rare Candy, x2 Silver Pinap Berries

Throwback Challenge: Kanto (5/9)

  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy (x10 Ultra Balls)
  • Make 3 great throws (Chansey encounter)
  • Catch a poison-type Pokemon (x500 Stardust)

Reward: Weezing encounter, x1 Rare Candy, x2 Golden Razz Berries

Throwback Challenge: Kanto (6/9)

  • Take a snapshot of a ghost-type Pokemon (Hitmonchan encounter)
  • Catch a fighting-type Pokemon (Lapras encounter)
  • Catch a psychic-type Pokemon (x500 Stardust)

Reward: Alakazam encounter, x1 Rare Candy, x2 Silver Pinap Berries

Throwback Challenge: Kanto (7/9)

  • Take a snapshot of an ice-type Pokemon (x10 Hyper Potion)
  • Evolve a Pokemon (Aerodactyl encounter)
  • Catch a fire-type Pokemon (x500 Stardust)

Reward: Arcaninee encounter, x1 Rare Candy, x2 Golden Razz Berries

Throwback Challenge: Kanto (8/9)

  • Power up a Pokemon 6 times (x1 Charged TM)
  • Battle another trainer (x1 Star Piece)
  • Catch a ground-type Pokemon (x500 Stardust)

Reward: Nidoking encounter, x1 Rare Candy, x2 Silver Pinap Berries

Throwback Challenge: Kanto (9/9)

  • 3000 XP
  • 3000 XP
  • 3000 XP

Reward: Mewtwo encounter, x10 Rare Candy

By Samantha Hubble

An ambitious Electronics engineer in the making. You can usually find her at the library or at the bedroom playing her favorite game Pokemon Sun and Moon. She's currently based in Japan for her internship.