Pokémon GO Sinnoh Throwback Challenge: Special Research Details

The Sinnoh leg of the Pokémon GO Throwback Challenge is here!
The Sinnoh leg of the Pokémon GO Throwback Challenge is here! | Photo by Niantic

Pokémon GO Sinnoh Throwback Challenge features challenges and callbacks to events from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. You'll also get some special rewards for participating in the nostalgia fueled event.

The Sinnoh Throwback Challenge will take place beginning 1 p.m. May 22 and run until 1 p.m. May 29 in your local time.

During the event, you'll encounter Pokémon from Sinnoh more often in the wild. You can hatch Cranidos, Shieldon, Glameow, Chingling, Bonsly, Happiny, Gible, Munchlax, Riolu and Mantyke from 7 km Eggs. Shiny Glameow will be available to catch, and you can find a Lucario hat Pikachu if you're lucky.

Pokémon GO Sinnoh Throwback Challenge: Special Research Details

There is also a Special Research quest you can complete for a special encounter with Cresselia, who will have the event exclusive move Grass Knot. Here are the Research Task details:

Step 1/9

  • Catch 3 Grass, Water or Fire type Pokémon - 10x Poké Balls
  • Power up a Pokémon - Burmy
  • Take a snapshot of a Rock type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards - Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry, Cranidos

Step 2/9

  • Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokémon - 5x Razz Berries
  • Send a gift to a friend - Combee
  • Catch a Grass type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards - Razz Berry, 2 Pinap Berry, Grotle

Step 3/9

  • Make 3 Nice Throws - Magnetic Lure Module
  • Hatch an Egg - Bronzor
  • Catch a Fighting type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards - Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry, Monferno

Step 4/9

  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy - 10 Great Ball
  • Catch a Ground type Pokémon - Skorupi
  • Catch a Water type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards - 1 Razz Berry, 2 Pinap Berry, Prinplup

Step 5/9

  • Battle another trainer - Charged TM
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon - Sinnoh Stone
  • Catch a Ghost type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards - Pinap Berry, Razz Berry, Drifloon

Step 6/9

  • Take a snapshot of a Steel type Pokémon - 10 Ultra Balls
  • Give your buddy 3 treats - Hippopotas
  • Catch a Steel type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards - Razz Berry, 2 Pinap Berry, Shieldon

Step 7/9

  • Evolve a Pokémon - Gible
  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy - Glacial Lure Module
  • Catch an Ice type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards - Pinap Berry, 2 Razz Berry, Abomasnow

Step 8/9

  • Power up Pokémon 3 times - Starpiece
  • Make 3 Great Throws - Fast TM
  • Catch an Electric type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards - Razz Berry, 2 Pinap Berry, Shinx

Step 9/9

  • Claim reward - 3000 XP
  • Claim reward - 3000 XP
  • Claim reward - 3000 XP
  • Completion Rewards: 10 Rare Candy, Grass Knot Cresselia