Pokémon Go Hoenn Throwback Challenge 2020 steps and research tasks explained

The Hoenn Throwback Challenge in Pokémon Go is a special research mission designed to celebrate the third generation of Pokémon and the games released throughout it.

Throughout this challenge, you will be able to catch Pokémon that reference the Gym Leaders that appeared in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Like previous throwback challenges for Kanto and Johto, the Hoenn throwback challenge doesn’t end in an encounter with a new Pokémon, but instead contains a number of Pokémon that might be missing from your Pokédex.

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How the ‘Throwback Challenge 2020 Hoenn’ works in Pokémon Go

The Hoenn Throwback Challenge works like the other research missions that were introduced in March 2018, where players can complete various tasks to earn special rewards.

The Hoenn Throwback Challenge consists of eight quest steps, which reference the Gym Leaders in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. For completing the first set of challenges, for example, you will be rewarded with an encounter with Nosepass, because Nosepass was the strongest on Roxanne’s team, who is the first gym leader in all three games.

Unlike the recent paid quest in Pokémon Go, this event is free for all players. The problem, however, is that you only have one week to access and complete all the event challenges.

The dates and times of the ‘Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn’ in Pokémon Go explained

The Hoenn Throwback Challenge is the third of five special throwback challenges that will take place week after week starting in early May 2020.

‘Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn’ will take place between Friday, May 15 and Friday, May 22. It will start and end at 1:00 pm local time on these days.

If you already completed the Kanto and Johto Throwback Challenge from the previous weekend, then you should continue by completing this Throwback Challenge and the upcoming Sinnoh Throwback Challenge.

Completing all four Throwback Challenges will unlock a special event ‘Throwback Challenge Champion 2020’ from June 3-8.

The Season of Adventure Abundance is here! You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball mission and compete in Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Explanation of the steps of the ‘Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn’ mission in Pokémon Go

Below you will find all the steps and confirmed rewards for the Hoenn Throwback mission. However, be warned, this information contains spoilers for the entire special investigation mission.

Thanks to SilphScience on reddit for help with this information.

‘Hoenn Kickback Challenge’ Step 1 of 9

  • Catch a Rock-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Cath 3 Fire, Grass or Water type Pokémon – 10x Poké Balls
  • Johto Throwback Challenge Makeup Reward: 5 Rare Candies

Rewards: 1x Pinap Berry, 2x Razz Berry and a Nosepass encounter

‘Hoenn Kickback Challenge’ Step 2 of 9

  • Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Upgrade a Pokémon: 5 pineapple berries
  • Make 3 good throws: Lairon encounter

Rewards: 2x Pinap Berries, 1x Razz Berry and an encounter with Hariyama

‘Hoenn Kickback Challenge’ Step 3 of 9

  • Catch an Electric-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Send a gift to a friend – 1x Incense
  • Make 3 curveball pitches: encounter with Wailmer

Rewards: 1x Pinap Berry, 2x Razz Berries and an encounter with Manectric

‘Hoenn Kickback Challenge’ Step 4 of 9

  • Catch a Fire-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Earn candy by walking with your friend: Trapinch encounter
  • Catch 3 Weather-Enhanced Pokémon: Bagon

Rewards: 2x Pinap Berries, 1x Razz Berry and an encounter with Camerupt

‘Hoenn Kickback Challenge’ Step 5 of 9

  • Catch a normal type Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Make 3 big throws: encounter with Shedinja
  • Power up a Pokémon 3 times: 10x Great Balls

Rewards: 1x Pinap Berry, 2x Razz Berries and an encounter with Slakoth

‘Hoenn Kickback Challenge’ Step 6 of 9

  • Catch a Flying-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Catch a Water, Bug, or Electric-type Pokémon: 10 Ultra Balls
  • Fight another trainer: encounter with Absol

Rewards: 2x Pinap Berries, 1x Razz Berry and an encounter with Swellow

‘Hoenn Kickback Challenge’ Step 7 of 9

  • Catch a Psychic-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon: Revive 5 times
  • Give your friend 3 goodies: 1x Charge TM

Rewards: 1x Pinap Berry, 2x Razz Berries and an encounter with Claydol

‘Hoenn Kickback Challenge’ Step 8 of 9

  • Catch a Water-type Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Take a Snapshot of a Water-type Pokémon: Clamperl Encounter
  • Evolve a Pokémon – 1 star piece

Rewards: 2x Pinap Berries, 1 Razz Berry and an encounter with Sealeo

‘Hoenn Kickback Challenge’ Step 9 of 9

  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim reward: 3000 XP
  • Claim reward: 3000 XP

Rewards: 10 rare candies and an encounter with Groudon, who knows Fire Punch


You never know if you’ll be able to catch a Shiny Groudon!

Explanation of the Hoenn Throwback Challenge 2020 research tasks in Pokémon Go

Like previous Throwback Challenges, the Hoenn Throwback Challenge also has a collection of themed research tasks that you can obtain by spinning PokéStops.

These tasks are:

  • Catch a reward of Electric-type Pokémon: Swellow
  • Reward for catching 3 normal type Pokémon: Skitty
  • Evolve a Pokémon reward: Snorunt
  • Play with your friend’s reward – Lotad
  • Give your friend a reward – Corphish
  • Earn a heart with your friend’s reward – Marshtomp
  • Reward Send 2 gifts to friends – Treecko
  • Exchange a Pokémon reward – Ralts
  • Fight another trainer reward: Combusken

Thanks to SilphScience on reddit for confirming these tasks.

As usual, these research tasks will only appear for the duration of this event, but if you collect one, you will be able to keep it and complete the task once the event has ended.

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