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Pokémon Go developers will kick off a series of related events starting at 1:00 p.m. on May 1, 2020. For four weeks, you can take on the temporary research tasks of the 2020 Nostalgia Challenge, which revolve around a different region and Pokémon generation each week. Finally, at the beginning of June 2020 there will be the special research "Champ of the Nostalgia Challenge 2020", which will reward all of the players who have completed the temporary research within the time limit.

Here we summarize which Shinys await you, which Galar Pokémon from the 8th generation you can meet and which temporary research of the 2020 nostalgia challenge is available. In due time, we will explain which steps you have to take for the temporary research as well as for the special research Champ of the Nostalgia Challenge 2020 in our own reports, which we will link here as soon as they are available.

Here are the data and special key points for the respective limited research:

Nostalgia challenge 2020: Kanto

Temporary research Nostalgia Challenge 2020: Kanto is available from May 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. to May 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Unsurprisingly, 1st generation Pokémon appear increasingly in the wild, in raids, as a reward from research and from 7km friendship eggs. With luck you will find Shiny Bluzuk or Pikachu with a Charizard hat. There are also double catch XP, double raid XP and double hatch XP. The final reward encounter of Temporary Research is Mewtwo with a psychological surge.

Nostalgia challenge 2020: Johto

Temporary research Nostalgia Challenge 2020: Johto is available from May 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. to May 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Unsurprisingly, 2nd generation Pokémon appear increasingly in the wild, in raids, as a reward from research and from 7km friendship eggs. With luck you will find Shiny dumbbell or pikachu with a nightara hat. There are also double stardust and double raid stardust. The final reward encounter of Temporary Research is Ho-Oh with the Earthquake attack.

Nostalgia challenge 2020: Hoenn

Temporary research Nostalgia Challenge 2020: Hoenn is available from May 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. to May 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Unsurprisingly, 3rd generation Pokémon appear increasingly in the wild, in raids, as a reward from research and from 7km friendship eggs. With luck you will find Shiny Eneco or Pikachu with a Rayquaza hat. Furthermore, the hatching distance for eggs and the distance for mate candy is halved. The final reward encounter of Temporary Research is Groudon with the Fire Strike attack.

Nostalgia challenge 2020: Sinnoh

Temporary research Nostalgia Challenge 2020: Sinnoh is available from May 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. to May 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Unsurprisingly, 4th generation Pokémon appear increasingly in the wild, in raids, as a reward from research and from 7km friendship eggs. With luck you will find Shiny Charmian or Pikachu with a Lucario hat. Furthermore, the effect of star pieces, smoke and lucky eggs lasts for an hour. The final reward encounter of Temporary Research is Cresselia with the Strauchler attack.

Champ of the 2020 nostalgia challenge

Anyone who has completed all four limited-time research will receive the indefinite special research Champ of the Nostalgia Challenge 2020 with five steps, which will bring you special sweets, the encounter with Galar-Mauzi and Galar-Flunschlik as well as Genesect and Professor Willows glasses as avatar items.

That being said, all Pokémon Go players will still have the following bonuses regardless of whether they've done the limited research:

  • From June 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. to June 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., generation 8 Galar-Flunschlik will appear in the wilderness and in raids aside from Champ special research.
  • From 7km friendship eggs you can Galar-Meowth, Galar-Zigzachs, Galar-Flampion and Galar-Flunschlik hatch. Galar-Meowth, Galar-Zigzachs and Galar-Flampion can also be developed into their Galar evolutions.
  • 5th generation Pokémon appear more often in the wild

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