'Pokémon Go' Sinnoh Throwback Event: Shiny Glameow, Start Time & More

It's the final leg in the Pokémon Go throwback events, and this time trainers will transport to the Sinnoh region for the next week.

The Sinnoh Throwback event will see more Pokémon from Gen 4 appear more frequently in the wild. Pokémon from the Sinnoh region will also hatch from 7km Eggs and Niantic has confirmed the following Pokémon will appear from these Eggs: Cranidos, Shieldon, Glameow, Chingling, Bonsly, Happiny, Gible, Munchlax, Riolu, and Mantyke.

As for this week's special Pikachu, the Electric-type Pokémon will appear in the wild wearing a Lucario hat. Lucario was the Pokémon voted most popular from the Sinnoh Region during this year's Pokémon Day event.

Raid Battles will be populated with Sinnoh region Pokémon and event-exclusive research will give trainers Sinnoh Pokémon rewards.

There's a lot for trainers to enjoy and take advantage of during this week-long event and we've compiled all the information Pokémon Go players will need.

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The Sinnoh Throwback Event in Pokémon Go begins Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m. local time and ends Friday, May 29 at 1 p.m. local time.


Players will have a week to complete all nine steps of the Sinnoh Throwback Event. Doing so will give Pokémon Go players 10 Rare Candies and an encounter with Cresselia knowing the exclusive move, Grass Knot.

This is a great attack for Cresselia who can now hit Water and Rock-type Pokémon including Swampert, which Grass-type attacks hit four times effectively.

Now that the event has begun in some parts of the world, here are all the tasks and what you need to do to complete them.

Step 1

  • Catch 3 Grass, Water or Fire-type Pokémon
  • Power up a Pokémon
  • Take a Snapshot of a Rock-type Pokémon

Step 2

  • Take a Snapshot of a Grass-type Pokémon
  • Send a Gift to a friend
  • Catch a Grass-type Pokémon

Step 3

  • Make 3 Nice Throws
  • Hatch an Egg
  • Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon

Step 4

  • Earn a Candy walking with your buddy
  • Catch a Ground-type Pokémon
  • Catch a Water-type Pokémon

Step 5

  • Battle another Trainer
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch a Pokémon
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon

Step 6

  • Take a Snapshot of a Steel-type Pokémon
  • Give your buddy 3 treats
  • Catch a Steel-type Pokémon

Step 7

  • Evolve a Pokémon
  • Earn a candy walking with your Buddy Pokémon
  • Catch an Ice-type Pokémon

Step 8

  • Power up a Pokémon 3 times
  • Make 3 Great Throws
  • Catch an Electric-type Pokémon

Step 9

  • Claim reward (x3)


The Shiny Pokémon debuting during this event is Glameow. The Normal-type cat Pokémon will have its color change from a bluish gray to a bright pink.

Shiny Glameow will appear more frequently for trainers during this event. Glameow can be found in the wild, and hatching 7km Eggs.


For in-game bonuses, trainers can enjoy one-hour Star Piece durations, which will help trainers earn more stardust, as well as Incense lasting for one hour. Lucky Eggs, which are used to gain more experience faster, will also see its duration increased to one hour.

What do you think of the Sinnoh Throwback event? Which Sinnoh region Pokémon is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.