Throwback Challenge: Hoenn
From Friday, May 15, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time, you’ll have access to the Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn Timed Research.
The events of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire were epic! Catching a Fire-type Pokémon will be like taking a nice, warm soak in the hot springs of Lavaridge Town, while catching a Normal-type Pokémon might remind you of battling against your dad at the Petalburg Gym! Complete all eight sets of tasks in the Hoenn Timed Research to earn 10 Rare Candies and a reward encounter with a Groudon that knows the event-exclusive attack Fire Punch.
* This will not stack with the ongoing 1/2 Hatch Distance.
- Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will also be available to battle in raids.
- 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.
Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region—such as Skitty, Zangoose, and Seviper—will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Zangoose and Seviper will remain in their cooresponding regions during this event.
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!
In 7 km Eggs
Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will also be available to battle in raids. Check out the full list here after the event starts.
These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.
Catch an Electric-type PokémonSwellowCP 776 - 823
Catch 3 Normal-type PokémonSkittyCP 287 - 316
Battle another TrainerCombuskenCP 665 - 708
Evolve a PokémonSnoruntCP 349 - 380
Play with your buddyLotadCP 230 - 256
Give your buddy a treatCorphishCP 490 - 527
Earn a heart with your buddyMarshtompCP 716 - 761
Send 2 Gifts to friendsTreeckoCP 417 - 451