How to catch Cresselia during the Sinnoh Throwback Challenge 2020 in Pokémon Go

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The final week of the 2020 Pokémon Go Throwback Challenge has arrived. With it, the ultimate Legendary Pokémon is now available for players to potentially catch, but they must first complete all available challenge steps for the Sinnoh Throwback Challenge to receive it.



The final Pokémon is Cresselia, a Psychic-type Pokémon. It has a maximum CP of 2.857, an attack of 152, a defense of 258, and a stamina of 260. It's an excellent Pokémon to take with you in the Ultra League, but not great in the Masters. For those looking to complete their Ultra League, completing the Sinnoh Challenge to catch this Pokémon offers you an excellent opportunity to advance through Battle League Season 2.

Before you have a chance to catch it, you need to complete these eight sets of research tasks:

Step 1

  • Catch a Rock-type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Catch 3 Grass, Water or Fire-type Pokémon - 10 Poké Balls
  • Upgrade a Pokémon - Stormy Encounter

Rewards: Rare Candies, Cranidos Encounter, 2 Golden Razz Berry

Step 2

  • Catch a Grass-type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokémon - 5 Razz Berries
  • Send a gift to a friend - Battle match

Rewards: Rare Candy, Grotle Encounter, 2 Silver Pinap Berries

3 pass

  • Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon: 500 Stardust
  • Perform 3 leisurely throws - Magnetic Lure
  • Hatching an Egg - Bronzor Encounter

Awards: Rare candies, Monferno meeting, 2 Golden Razz berries



4 pass

  • Catch a Water-type Pokémon: 500 Stardust
  • Earn a candy by walking with your friend - 10 Great Balls
  • Catch a Ground-type Pokémon - Skorupi Encounter

Rewards: Rare Candies, Prinlup Encounter, 2 Silver Pinap Berries

5 pass

  • Catch a ghost-type Pokémon: 500 Stardust
  • Fight with another trainer: Charged TM
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon (any type of Berries will do) - 1 Sinnoh Stone

Rewards: Rare Candy, Drifloon Encounter, 2 Golden Razz Berries

6 pass

  • Catch a Steel-type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Give 3 treats to your friend - Hippo encounter
  • Catch a Steel-type Pokémon - 500 Stardust

Rewards: Rare Candy, Shieldon Encounter, 2 Silver Pinap Berries

7 pass

  • Catch an Ice-type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Evolve a Pokémon - Gible Encounter
  • Earn a candy by walking with your friend - glacial call

Rewards: Rare Candy, Abomasnow Encounter, 2 Golden Razz Berries

8 pass

  • Catch an electric type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
  • Upgrade a Pokémon 3 times - Starpiece
  • Make 3 awesome shots - FastTM

Rewards: Rare Candy, Shinx Encounter, 2 Silver Pinap Berries



9 pass

  • Reward Required: 3.000 XP
  • Reward: 3.000 XP
  • Reward Required: 3.000 XP

Rewards: 10 rare candies and the final reward of a Cresselia encounter.

You can use any of the Berries available in this encounter to help you catch Pokémon, along with any PokéBall. Your Cresselia will also have the exclusive grass knot event. you have until the end of May 28 to catch this Pokémon before the event ends.

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