Johto Throwback Pokémon Go Challenge

The Johto Throwback Pokémon Go challenge is running from May 8 to May 11. This new challenge is special since players will have the chance to catch Pokémon that appeared with Gym Leaders and the storyline of Pokémon Gold and Silver. Therefore, if you played the aforementioned Pokémon games, the Johto Throwback Pokémon Go challenge is worth checking out.

During the special research event, Pokémon from the Johto region will spawn more frequently. Additionally, the chances of Pokémon from the Johto region hatching from eggs will be greater. The event is just like any other event where players have to complete tasks to win rewards at the end. Of course, you have to be quick since the event lasts only a week. Furthermore, during the Johto Throwback Pokémon Go challenge, players will receive double XP.

In this guide, we’ll show you what are the challenge and the steps to complete them. So without any further ado, let’s check out the Johto Throwback Pokémon Go challenge guide.

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Johto Throwback Pokémon Go challenge ‘Quest’ steps

The Johto Throwback Pokémon Go challenge or event is the second of the five Throwback Challenges. Each of these throwback challenges will run for one week. Last week, players got the chance to catch Mewtwo in the Kanto Throwback. Unlike the previous challenges, you will not encounter any new Pokémon at the end of this challenge. However, the rewards will still be worth your effort. These are the tasks you must complete to claim the rewards at the end.

Step 1/9

  • Catch 3 Grass, Fire or Water-type Pokémon – (10 Poké Balls)
  • Send a Gift to a friend (Dunsparce encounter)
  • Catch a Flying-type Pokémon (500 Stardust)

Rewards: Xatu encounter | 1x Silver Pinap berry | 2x Golden Razz berries.

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Step 2/9

  • Play with your buddy (Spinarak encounter)
  • Give your buddy 3 treats (5x Razz berries)
  • Catch a Bug-type Pokémon (500 Stardust)

Rewards: Pineco encounter | 2x Silver Pinap berries| 1x Golden Razz berry.

Step 3/9

  • Make 3 Great Throws (1x Charge TM)
  • Hatch an egg (Snubbull encounter)
  • Catch a Normal-type Pokémon (500 Stardust)

Rewards: Milktank encounter | 1x Silver Pinap berry | 2x Golden Razz berries.

Step 4/9

  • Evolve a Pokémon (Sudowoodo encounter)
  • Catch 5 different species of Pokémon (10x Great Balls)
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon (500 Stardust)

Rewards: Misdreavus encounter | 2x Silver Pinap berries | 1x Golden Razz berry.

Step 5/9

  • Take a snapshot of your buddy (Shuckle encounter)
  • Make 4 nice curveball throws (Mantine encounter)
  • Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon (500 Stardust)

Rewards: Hitmontop encounter | 1x Silver Pinap berry | 2x Golden Razz berries.

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Step 6/9

  • Catch an Electric-type Pokémon (1 Incense)
  • Power up Pokémon 3 times (Mareep encounter)
  • Catch a Steel-type Pokémon (500 Stardust)

Rewards: Skarmory encounter | 2x Silver Pinap berries | 1x Golden Razz berry.

Step 7/9

  • Evolve a Pokémon (1 Kings Rock)
  • Catch a Water-type Pokémon (Gligar encounter)
  • Catch an Ice-type Pokémon (500 Stardust)

Rewards: Piloswine encounter | 1x Silver Pinap berry | 2x Golden Razz berries.

Step 8/9

  • Take a snapshot of an Ice-type Pokémon (1 Dragon Scale)
  • Battle another trainer (10 Ultra Balls)
  • Power up the Pokémon 6 times (500 Stardust)

Rewards: Donphan encounter | 2x Silver Pinap berries | 1 Golden Razz berry.

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Step 9/9

  • Claim reward (3000 XP)
  • Claim reward (3000 XP)
  • Claim reward (3000 XP)

Rewards: Encounter Ho-Oh that knows the move Earthquake | 5 Rare Candy.

While completing the Johto Throwback Pokémon Go Challenge, you might also get the chance to catch a Shiny Ho-Oh.

Johto Throwback Pokémon Go challenge Research Tasks

Apart from the quest which we have covered above, there are a few special Research Tasks which are available from spinning PokéStops. These are the tasks and the rewards you will get after completing them.

  • Catch 3 Normal-type Pokémon (Reward – Dunsparce encounter)
  • Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon (Reward – Quilava encounter)
  • Hatch an Egg (Reward – Phanpy encounter)
  • Earn a heart with your buddy (Reward – Bayleef encounter)
  • Make 3 curveball throws (Reward – Noctowl encounter)
  • Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon (Reward – Pineco encounter)
  • Play with your buddy (Reward – Totodile encounter)
  • Trade a Pokémon (Reward – Aipom encounter)

Wrap up

Well, those were the steps and tasks you have to complete to finish the Johto Throwback Pokémon Go Challenge. Players will have to complete all 5 challenges in 5 weeks to be rewarded a Genesect. Most of these tasks are fairly easy. However, to complete all the tasks you’ll have to spend a good amount of time. Fortunately, during this quarantine period, most of us have all the time on our hands. Therefore, if you wish to get some excellent rewards in Pokémon Go, completing the Johto Throwback Pokémon Go Challenge will be worth your while.

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