Pokemon Go Sinnoh Throwback Challenge Tasks & Rewards Guide

23 May 2020
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Pokemon Go Sinnoh Throwback Challenge Tasks and Rewards Guide

Take a look at the full Pokemon Go Sinnoh Throwback Challenge Tasks and Rewards list & guide for this coming week’s new Pokemon Generation 4 Research Tasks. Hurry to complete it, because it will only be available for one week from May 22 to May 29, 2020, until 1PM your local time.

Where to find the Sinnoh Research Tasks once the event begins?
These Timed Research tasks will appear as lines in the Today View tab of the Field Tasks menu. You can access it in the bottom-right of your screen by clicking on the circular button with the binoculars symbol on it.

Pokemon Go Sinnoh Throwback Challenge Tasks Guide:

Find out how to complete all Sinnoh Research Tasks to get rewards like a (possible shiny) Cresselia encounter at the end!

Important Step 3 & 4 Ground-Type Tips: For Step 4, in order to “Catch a Ground-type Pokemon” the best one catch during this Sinnoh event are none that spawn in the wild unless it’s a rare Hippopotas or a super rare Gible. So it’s easy to get stuck on this step. However, you do have a few options to make it possible:

  • You can find a few Ground-types like Alolan Diglett & Onix that will spawn from the free Magnetic Lure you receive in Step 3 (so don’t use it until Step 4 is started!). But that only helps if you’re near a PokeStop.
  • You can do a Hippopowdon Raid with a friend.
  • You can battle in Go Battle League until you encounter a Stunfisk, which is a 1 in 7 chance. That said, to increase your encounter chances you should know that if you caught Metagross in Rank 1, you are guaranteed a Stunfisk encounter after reaching Rank 4 and winning 1 battle in the premium rewards there.
  • You can look for a PokeStop with a Team GO Rocket Invasion that starts their team attack with a Larvitar.

Step 5 Ghost-Type Tips: In order to complete Step 5’s “Catch a Ghost-type Pokemon” task, look for a Drifloon in the wild or in a Raid. If that doesn’t work, look for a PokeStop with a Team GO Rocket Invasion that starts their team attack with a Misdreavus.

Step 6 Steel-Type Tips: In order to complete Step 6’s “Catch a Steel-type Pokemon” task, look for a Shieldon or Bronzor in the wild. If that doesn’t work, look for a Klink Raid to do.

Step 7 Ice-Type Tips: In order to complete Step 7’s “Catch an Ice-type Pokemon” task, look for an Ice-type like Snover to appear in the wild. If that doesn’t work, you can use the Glacial Lure Module that you get for free in Step 7, which spawns Ice-type Pokemon like Sneasel, Swinub, Snorunt, Spheal, Snover & Cryogonal.

The other tasks are straightforward. Good luck!

Pokemon GO: Sinnoh Throwback Challenge Walkthrough – All Encounters and Rewards

Pokemon Go Sinnoh Throwback Challenge Tasks and Rewards List:

Sinnoh Research Tasks and Rewards Part 1/9

  • Catch 3 Grass, Water, or Fire-type Pokemon: 10 PokeBalls
  • Power up a Pokemon: Burmy (random form) encounter (possible shiny)
  • Take a snapshot of a Rock-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Step 1 Completion Rewards: Cranidos encounter

Sinnoh Research Tasks and Rewards Part 2/9

  • Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokemon: 5 Razz Berries
  • Send a gift to a friend: Combee encounter
  • Catch a Grass-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Step 2 Completion Rewards: Grotle encounter

Sinnoh Research Tasks and Rewards Part 3/9

  • Make 3 Nice Throws: Magnetic Lure Module
  • Hatch an Egg: Bronzor encounter (possible shiny)
  • Catch a Grass-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Step 3 Completion Rewards: Monferno encounter

Sinnoh Research Tasks and Rewards Part 4/9

  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy: 10 Great Balls
  • Catch a Ground-type Pokemon: Skorupi encounter (possible shiny)
  • Catch a Water-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Step 4 Completion Rewards: Prinplup encounter

Sinnoh Research Tasks and Rewards Part 5/9

  • Battle another trainer: 1 Charged TM
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokemon: 1 Sinnoh Stone
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Step 5 Completion Rewards: Drifloon encounter (possible shiny)

Sinnoh Research Tasks and Rewards Part 6/9

  • Take a snapshot of a Steel-type Pokemon: 10 Ultra Balls
  • Give your buddy 3 treats: Hippopotas encounter (possible shiny)
  • Catch a Steel-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Step 6 Completion Rewards: Shieldon encounter

Sinnoh Research Tasks and Rewards Part 7/9

  • Evolve a Pokemon: Gible encounter (possible shiny!)
  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy: Glacial Lure Module
  • Catch an Ice-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Step 7 Completion Rewards: Abomasnow encounter

Sinnoh Research Tasks and Rewards Part 8/9

  • Power-up Pokemon 3 times: Starpiece
  • Make 3 Great throws: Fast TM
  • Catch an Electric-type Pokemon: 500 Stardust
  • Step 8 Completion Rewards: Shinx encounter (possible shiny!)

Sinnoh Research Tasks and Rewards Part 9/9

  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Step 9 Completion Rewards: 10 Rare Candies and a Cresselia encounter (possible shiny) — Note that it knows the event-exclusive charge attack Grass Knot!

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