Throwback Challenge: Kanto

Event

Starts:
Friday, May 1, at 1:00 PM Local Time
Ends:
Friday, May 8, at 1:00 PM Local Time

From Friday, May 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time, you’ll have access to the Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto Timed Research.

Let’s look back at the adventures in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue together! From catching a Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle in memory of one of the most iconic choices Trainers had to make, to taking a snapshot of a Ghost-type Pokémon to celebrate the Ghost-type Pokémon in Lavender Town, there’s much to reminisce about from past adventures through Kanto! Complete all eight sets of tasks in the Kanto Timed Research to earn 10 Rare Candies and a reward encounter with a Mewtwo that knows Psystrike.




Bonuses

2x Catch XP
2x Raid XP
2x Hatch XP

Features

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will also be available to battle in raids.
  • In honor of Charizard being chosen in the Pokémon of the Year vote as the number-one Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, Pikachu wearing Charizard hats will be appearing in the wild!
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Venonat!
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region.

Spawns

Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, such as Venonat and Chansey, will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • shiny
    Charmander
  • shiny
    Squirtle
  • Spearow
  • Fearow
  • Parasect
  • shiny
    Venonat
  • shiny
    Psyduck
  • shiny
    Growlithe
  • Arcanine
  • shiny
    Poliwag
  • shiny
    Abra
  • Bellsprout
  • shiny
    Tentacool
  • shiny
    Geodude
  • shiny
    Gastly
  • Hitmonlee
  • shiny
    Chansey
  • shiny
    Horsea
  • Staryu
  • shiny
    Magikarp
  • shiny
    Lapras
  • shiny
    Eevee
  • shiny
    Dratini

In honor of Charizard being chosen in the Pokémon of the Year vote as the number-one Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, Pikachu wearing Charizard hats will be appearing in the wild!

  • shiny
    Pikachu

Eggs

In 7 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Venonat
  • shiny
    Machop
  • shiny
    Onix
  • shiny
    Lickitung
  • shiny
    Tangela
  • shiny
    Scyther
  • shiny
    Pinsir
  • shiny
    Lapras
  • shiny
    Eevee

Raids

Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will also be available to battle in raids. Check out the full list here after the event starts.

Shiny

These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Venonat
  • Venomoth

Research

  • Catch 7 Pokémon
    Krabby
    CP 626 - 669
    shiny
  • Catch 3 Poison-type Pokémon
    Venonat
    CP 396 - 430
    shiny
  • Battle another Trainer
    Bulbasaur
    CP 442 - 477
    shiny
  • Power up your Pokémon
    Squirtle
    CP 372 - 405
    shiny
  • Transfer 7 Pokémon
    Butterfree
    CP 737 - 783
  • Play with your buddy
    Muk
    CP 1125 - 1181
  • Take a snapshot of your buddy
    Pikachu
    CP 369 - 402
    shiny
  • Give your buddy 3 treats
    Mankey
    CP 462 - 499
    shiny

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