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    How to get Ho-Oh during the 2020 Johto Throwback Challenge event in Pokémon Go

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    Pokémon Go celebrates the last 20 years of Pokémon history with a series of Throwback Challenge 2020 events. These events focus on the game's oldest regions, respectively, the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh region of the original games. During these events, you can expect weekly rewards and special encounters, such as finding other Pokémon commonly found in those regions that roam the wild. This includes Legendary Pokémon.



    For those interested in adding new Pokémon to their roster, it is possible to catch Ho-Oh during the Johto Throwback Challenge 2020. Johto-based research activities are available starting May 7. Like any research activity, there are three different ones offered in series of eight, so a total of 24 research activities to complete during the week-long event.

    Here are all the tasks you need to do before catching Ho-Oh.

    Task 1

    • Catch 3 Fire, Grass, or Water-type Pokémon - 10 PokéBalls
    • Send a gift to a friend - Dunsparce meeting
    • Catch a Flying-type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
    • Total prizes: 1 Silver Pinap, 2 Golden Razz, Xatu Encounter

    Task 2

    • Give your friend 3 treats - 5 Razzberries
    • Play with your friend - Spinarak Encounter
    • Catch a Bug-type Pokémon: 500 Stardust
    • Premi totali: 1 Silver Pinap Berry, 2 Golden Razzberry, Pineco Encounter

    Task 3

    • Get 3 awesome shots - 1 TM charge
    • Hatch an Egg – Snubbul Encounter
    • Catch a Normal-type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
    • Premi totali: 1 Silver Pinap Berry, un Miltank Encounter e 2 Golden Razzberries

    Task 4

    • Evolve a Pokémon - Sudowoodo encounter
    • Catch 5 different Pokémon species - 10 Great Balls
    • Catch a ghost-type Pokémon: 500 Stardust
    • Total prizes: 1 Golden Razzberry, Misdreavus match, 2 Silver Pinap Berries

    Task 5

    • Take 3 snapshots with your friend - Shuckle encounter
    • Make 4 pleasant turns of curves - Encounter with Mantine
    • Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon: 500 Stardust
    • Premi totali: 1 Silver Pinap Berry, Hitmontop Encounter e 2 Golden Razzberries

    Task 6

    • Catch an electric type Pokémon - 1 incense
    • Upgrade Pokémon 3 times - Mareep Encounter
    • Catch a Steel-type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
    • Total rewards: 1 Golden Razzberry, 2 Silver Pinap Berries and a Pokémon Encounter

    Task 7

    • Catch a Water-type Pokémon - TBD
    • Catch an Ice-type Pokémon - TBD
    • TBD
    • Total prizes: TBD

    Task 8

    • Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon - 500 Stardust
    • TBD
    • TBD
    • Total prizes: TBD

    Task 9

    • Reward: 3.000 XP
    • Reward: 3.000 XP
    • Reward: 3.000 XP
    • Total rewards: 10 rare candies and a Ho-Oh match

    If you complete them all, you not only receive the reward for each activity, but you unlock a guaranteed encounter with Ho-Oh. The encounter will see Ho-Oh appear in front of you as a reward, and you can try to catch him using any of the berries and PokéBalls you have available in the game. Ho-Oh's quality will vary, but if you catch it, yours will know the Earthquake exclusive attack as well, along with any of his potential quick attacks.



    Ho-Oh is a Fire and Flying-type Pokémon. It can reach a maximum of 3.863 CP, with an attack of 239, a defense of 244, and a stamina of 214. It is weak for Electric, Water and Rock-type moves. His best moves include steel wing and fire blast, steel wing and brave bird, extrasensory blast and fire, and hidden power and fire blast. The Johto event is the first time that Ho-Oh can learn about the earthquake, giving it even more strength and diversity than before.



    You must complete all Johto-based 2020 Throwback Challenge events available in the game when they are released. These research activities begin on May 8 at 13pm and end on May 00 at 15pm in your local time zone.

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