Throwback Challenge 2020: Champion Infopedia

It’s time for the Champion week of the Throwback Challenge, Trainers! For this final phase, we are heading to the Galar region, with Galar themed research, increased spawns from Galar and Unova, and Galar Pokémon in Eggs.

In this Infopedia, you can find everything there is to know about the Champion stage of the Throwback Challenge!

Wed., June 3, 2020, @ 1:00pm
Mon., June 8, 2020, @ 1:00pm (local time)

Encounters with Galarian Meowth, Galarian Stunfisk, and Genesect; and Professor Willow’s glasses as an exclusive avatar item
DEBUT IN THE WILD: Galarian Stunfisk
DEBUTS IN 7KM EGGS: The following Pokémon from the Galar Region: Meowth, Zigzagoon, Darumaka, and Stunfisk! you will be able to evolve these Pokémon into their Galarian evolved forms
WILD: Unova region Pokémon

Champion Increased Spawns

Niantic specifically mentioned that Galarian Stunfisk will make its debut, and Unova Pokémon as having increased spawns during the Champion week of this event. Here is a list of the Pokémon that we would expect to see.

As spawns are reported, we will be sure to update this list accordingly.

 Galarian Stunfisk 

Champion Egg Pool

Niantic has mentioned the following Pokémon as being in 7km eggs during the event. If/when we get reports of any additional Pokémon in these eggs we will update accordingly.

7km Egg Pool
Meowth*Galarian MeowthZigzagoon*
Galarian ZigzagoonDarumakaGalarian Darumaka
Stunfisk Galarian Stunfisk
Stunfisk Galarian Stunfisk

Champion Raids

It is unclear if Unova or Galar Pokémon will have an increased presence in Raids as none have been officially announced by Niantic.

Be sure to check out our Homepage Dropdown for a full list once this event goes live

AggronAlolan MarowakExcadrill
AggronAlolan Marowak*Excadrill
Galarian Weezing Rhydon
Galarian Weezing Rhydon
Alolan RaichuCryogonalDonphan
Alolan Raichu*CryogonalDonphan
Ferroseed Kabutops
Ferroseed Kabutops
Alolan ExeggutorGligarLiepard
Alolan Exeggutor*Gligar*Liepard
Mawile Tranquill
Mawile* Tranquill
Galarian StunfiskKlinkMinccino
Galarian StunfiskKlink*Minccino*
Timburr Venipede
Timburr* Venipede

Galarian Pokémon

Galarian Pokémon
Galarian Stunfisk
Galarian Meowth Perrserker
Galarian Zigzagoon Galarian Linoone Obstagoon
Galarian Darumaka Galarian Darmanitan

Champion Special Research

The Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research will be available for Trainers who completed the prior 4 Times Research lines or opted to purchase it in the in-game shop. Trainers will have the opportunity to complete tasks that reward Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar Region.

Stage 1 of 5
Make 15 Great ThrowsGalarian Meowth
Catch 15 PokémonStardust x1
Transfer 15 PokémonUltra Ball x30
Stage Rewards
Gothita • Stardust x500 • 500 XP
Stage 2 of 5
Evolve 5 PokémonRare Candy x5
Hatch 15 EggsOshawott
Win 15 RaidsMax Revive x10
Stage Rewards
Encounter • Stardust x500 • 500 XP
Stage 3 of 5
Make an Excellent ThrowUltra Ball x30
Battle another Trainer 15 timesTepig
Power up Pokémon 15 timesStardust x500
Stage Rewards
BlitzleStardust x500 • 500 XP
Stage 4 of 5
Give your buddy 15 treatsGolden Razz sprite
Catch a Dragon-type PokémonSnivy
Take 15 SnapshotsGolden Razz sprite
Stage Rewards
AudinoStardust x500 • 500 XP
Stage 5 of 5
Claim RewardCharge TM sprite
Claim RewardGalarian Stunfisk
Claim RewardFast TM sprite
Stage Rewards
AudinoRare Candyx5 • Prof. Glasses


We Are the Champions...

MY FRIENDSSSSSSS… Unova spawns and Galar debuts! What can we say, it’s hard to believe we are already at the Champion phase of the Throwback Challenge 2020. It’s a glorious journey through Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh!

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