Pokémon GO Champion Challenge: Special Research Details

Pokémon GO Champion Challenge celebrates Unova and Galar.
Pokémon GO Champion Challenge celebrates Unova and Galar. / Photo by Niantic

Pokémon GO Champion Challenge is a special research event you can participate in if you've completed all of the special research so far in the Pokémon GO Throwback Challenge.

The Champion Challenge event will run from June 3 to June 8. Completing the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh special research events during the last month of Throwback challenges will reward you with a special Champion Challenge research quest.

If you didn't keep up, you can also buy a ticket from the shop for about $8 to get in on it. Should you have already completed the challenge, you can get the ticket to do it again but you'll earn slightly different rewards. Rewards encounters will be replaced with candy for that Pokémon, and you'll get 10 Rare Candy instead of the Glasses.

Pokémon GO Champion Challenge: Special Research Details

The special research will give you reward encounters with Galarian Stunfisk and Meowth, as well as a special Encounter with Genesect. Here are all of the tasks you need to complete for the quest.


  • Make 15 Great Throws - Galarian Meowth
  • Catch 15 Pokémon - 1 Incense
  • Transfer 15 Pokémon - 30 Ultra Ball
  • Completion rewards - Gothita, 500 XP, 500 Stardurst


  • Evolve 5 Pokémon - 5 Rare Candy
  • Hatch 15 Eggs - Oshawott
  • Win 15 Raids - 10 Revive
  • Completion rewards - Darumaka, 500 XP, 500 Stardust


  • Make an Excellent Throw - 30 Ultra Ball
  • Battle another Trainer 15 times - Tepig
  • Power up Pokémon 15 times - 500 Stardust
  • Completion rewards - Blitzle, 500 XP, 500 Starust


  • Give your Buddy 15 treats - Golden Razz Berry
  • Catch a Dragon type Pokémon - Snivy
  • Take 15 Snapshots - Silver Pinap Berry
  • Completion rewards - Audino, 500 XP, 500 Stardust


  • Collect rewards- Charged TM, Fast TM, Galarian Stunfisk
  • Completion rewards - Genesect, 5 Rare Candy, Professor Willow's Glasses