Take a look at the full Pokemon Go Unova & Galar Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Tasks and Rewards list & guide. This new Pokemon Generation 5 & 8 Research Tasks bonus has been given a release date of June 3, 2020. There is no hurry to complete the tasks, because they are not timed tasks, so you can start & finish them at any time. That said, the wild Unova spawns and Galarian 7km egg hatches do only coincide with the length of this final Throwback event, until June 8, 2020, at 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 Unova & Galar Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Tasks Guide:
Find out how to complete all Unova Research Tasks to get Unova & Galar rewards like a encounters with Galar Meowth, Galar Stunfisk and Genesect!
Galarian Evolution Tip: It’s possible to evolve Galarian Meowth, Galarian Zigzagoon, and Galarian Darumaka into their Galarian evolved forms called Galarian Perrserker, Galarian Linoone, and Galarian Darmanitan (it’s unknown if that also includes it’s Zen Mode variant).
How to catch new Gen 5 & 8 Pokemon 3 different ways:
- 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. – Let’s hope this includes plenty of Roggenrola and Axew!
Pokemon Go Unova & Galar Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Tasks and Rewards List:
Unova Research Tasks and Rewards Part 1/5
- Make 15 Great Throws: Galarian Meowth encounter (Generation 8 debut!)
- Catch 15 Pokemon: 1 Incense
- Transfer 15 Pokemon: 30 Ultra Balls
- Step 1 Completion Rewards: Gothita encounter, 500 Stardust, and 500 XP
Unova Research Tasks and Rewards Part 2/5
- Evolve 5 Pokemon: 5 Rare Candies
- Hatch 15 Eggs: Oshawott encounter
- Win 15 Raids: 10 Max Revives
- Step 2 Completion Rewards: Darumaka encounter (Why not Galarian? Now you have to hatch 7km eggs to possibly get it!), 500 Stardust, and 500 XP
Unova Research Tasks and Rewards Part 3/5
- Make an Excellent Throw: 30 Ultra Balls
- Battle another Trainer 15 times: Tepig encounter
- Power up Pokemon 15 times: 500 Stardust
- Step 3 Completion Rewards: Blitzle encounter, 500 Stardust, and 500 XP
Unova Research Tasks and Rewards Part 4/5
- Give your buddy 15 treats: 1 Golden Razz Berry
- Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon: Snivy encounter
- Take 15 snapshots: 1 Silver Pinap Berry
- Step 4 Completion Rewards: Audino encounter, 500 Stardust, and 500 XP
Unova Research Tasks and Rewards Part 5/5
- Claim reward: Fast TM
- Claim reward: Galarian Stunfisk encounter (Generation 8 debut!)
- Claim reward: Charged TM
- Step 5 Completion Rewards: Genesect encounter, 5 Rare Candies, and Professor Willow’s Glasses
Confirmed Pokemon encounter rewards:
- Generation 8 debuts: Galarian Meowth & Galarian Stunfisk
- The Generation 5 starters: Snivy, Tepig & Oshawott
To quote Niantic about the rewards:
“Complete all four Timed Research lines (either already done in the past four weeks or if you didn’t complete them all through the optional $8 Throwback Challenge Ticket in the Shop), and you’ll earn access to the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research!
Join Professor Willow as you rediscover Pokémon originally found in the Unova region and meet Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region as they make their Pokémon GO debut.
Complete all four sets of tasks in this Special Research to earn five Rare Candies; reward encounters with Galarian Meowth, Galarian Stunfisk, and Genesect; and Professor Willow’s glasses as an exclusive avatar item! Unlike the previous sets of Timed Research, this Special Research isn’t time-limited and can be unlocked and completed at any time.”