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The Crown Tundra Expansion

This page contains the latest information on the second DLC expansion to be released on October 22nd, 2020 for the game Pokemon Sword and Shield, The Crown Tundra. Read on to learn about new Pokemon, locations, and more.

NOTE: This page has been updated with new information from the official update on September 29th. Read below for the full update!

The Crown Tundra Release Date

To Be Released on October 22, 2020

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The Crown Tundra is set to release on October 22, 2020. Players who have pre-purchased the expansion can start their new adventure as soon as they update their game!

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Crown Tundra Release Time

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Hints from the official Pokemon YouTube channels have given us a rough idea of when exactly The Crown Tundra DLC might release. Keep an eye on our Release Time article for the latest news!

The Crown Tundra Release Time

Ash's Pikachu Distribution

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Special Pikachu wearing variants of Ash's cap make a return and will be released one after another via Mystery Gift!

Original Cap and Partner Cap Pikachu are Now Available!

The first batch of Ash Hat Pikachu, wearing Ash's original and partner cap, are now ready to receive by entering the codes below!

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For more Ash's Pikachu Mystery Gift codes, check the button link below.

Ash's Pikachu Mystery Gift Distribution

Pokemon GO and Pokemon HOME Link

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It's been revealed that in a future update, Pokemon GO can be linked to Pokemon Home. This allows players to transfer their Pokemon from Pokemon GO and set off on new adventures in the Galar Region!

Pokemon GO & Pokemon HOME Link Info

Gigantamax Melmetal

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By linking Pokemon Go and Pokemon Home, players will receive a Mystery Gift that contains Melmetal that can Gigantamax!

Gigantamax Melmetal and G-Max Move

Introducing the Ability Patch

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A new item called the Ability Patch has been revealed! Using this item changes the Pokemon's ability to its Hidden Ability. This new item will definately save time when breeding for competitive Pokemon!

Ability Patch Effect and How to Get It

New Moves for Returning Pokemon

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It's been confirmed via the announcement video that some returning Pokemon can learn new moves introduced in the base game and The Isle of Armor!

Legendary Pokemon and their signature moves also make a return! Check out our full article to learn more.
New Moves for Returning Pokemon

Physical Versions of Expansion Pass Available

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Until this point, the Expansion Pass has been available solely as a digital download. For the first time, a physical bundle of Pokemon Sword and Shield together with the Expansion Pass will be available.

The physical versions will go on sale starting November 6th, 2020. No price information has been announced, but preorders are available.

Expansion Pass Physical Release - Preorder Info & Release Date

All Pokemon Appearing in The Crown Tundra

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In The Crown Tundra DLC, over 100 Pokemon from previous generations will be reappearing, including all Legendaries from previous games which were previously uncatchable in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Combined with the new entries from The Isle of Armor DLC, players can look forward to meeting over 200 of their old favorites again. See the full list that has been revealed so far!

All Pokemon in the Expansion Pass DLC

Galarian Slowking

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Like Galarian Slowbro, which made its appearance in The Isle of Armor, Galarian Slowking has been revealed to debut in The Crown Tundra. Sharing the same Poison/Psychic typing, it learns a new signature Move, Eerie Spell, and plays host to a new signature Ability as well, Curious Medicine.

Galarian Slowking

New Regi Pokemon


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Two new Pokemon who had only been seen in rough sketches, Regieleki and Regidrago have had their full information revealed, including Abilities, signature moves, and more. Check out each page to learn more about these new Legendaries!


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Calyrex is a noble leader and a new Legendary Pokemon that will appear during your adventure in The Crown Tundra. As it seems to hold the mascot status for the Crown Tundra DLC as a whole, it's likely that it will play a significant role in the game's story.

Little is known about it so far, so check back as the game release date approaches for more information!

Galarian Forms of Legendary Birds

Galarian Articuno

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Galarian Articuno

Galarian Zapdos

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Galarian Zapdos

Galarian Moltres

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The three Kantonian legendary birds are back, having lost their fundamental types and taking on new ones in their Galarian Forms. They've each been announced to have brand new signature moves that match their new types!

All New Features

Galarian Star Tournament allows rematches with Gym Leaders

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Your favorite Gym Leaders are back, and they're not alone! This new mode has players team up with in-game characters to take down Galarian Gym Leaders in a Double Battle rematch.

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You can also pick a teammate who matches your team's style! Hop is shown here working together with the player, so it's assumed that this is a single-player mode without online functionality.

Galar Star Tournament

Go on Dynamax Adventures to explore Pokemon Dens

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This mode pits a group of four players against challenging Dynamax Pokemon in their home turf of Pokemon Dens. Instead of your regular Pokemon Team, players will choose Rental Pokemon to explore the depths of these dens!

Players looking for an extra challenge can also embark on Endless Dynamax Adventures. This mode lets players continue exploring deeper into the dens until they lose a battle!

As Giratina is shown battling the players here, it's likely that many of the promised Legendary Pokemon to be available in the Crown Tundra will be obtainable via this mode.

Dynamax Adventures

New Clothing Items

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In this expansion, you'll have a chance to change your look with over one hundred new clothing items. This feature will be available in both expansions (The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra).

Outfits based on Marnie and Rose from the base game were introduced in the Isle of Armor expansion, so we're looking forward to seeing what new appearances will be available in The Crown Tundra.

What is The Crown Tundra?

The Crown Tundra Setting

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The setting of your new adventure in The Crown Tundra will take place in a beautiful scenery of a snowy landscape. Having this DLC will give you a chance to explore a winter-themed area.

As opposed to The Isle of Armor's theme of Growth, The Crown Tundra's theme has been stated to be Exploration. It was also mentioned that both DLC locations will consistent entirely of expansive, fully-fledged Wild Areas. We can only wait and see just how deep the rabbit hole, or Pokemon Den, really goes!

Traveling with the explorer Peony

A new character introduced in The Crown Tundra, Peony is said to have brought his daughter along to search for information about the Legendary Pokemon said to inhabit the area. He's stated to be a bit of a brash character, but with a kind heart.

Two trees towering over the landscape

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Although most screenshots of the game have shown fields covered in snow and ice, new footage has featured this brightly colored tree covered with fruit and surrounded by lush greenery. Far off in the distance, an icy deadened tree looms – this same tree is shown growing out of a church-like building in other official art.

The official trailer released on June 2nd also shows the player battling the Legendary Birds in front of the blossoming tree. This seems to imply that these two trees hold some relevance to the secrets of the Legendary Pokemon which Peony is looking for.

Visit Temples to capture each Regi Pokemon


The player is shown traveling to three temples resembling each of the Regi Pokemon, then battling with them inside. Visiting each of these locations may be an important part of the player's quest, and enable them to encounter the new Pokemon Regieleki and Regidrago.

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2 guy pokemon4 months

are u going to be able to catch the legendary pokemon in the raid dens? if so crown tundra is gonna have a massive pokedex

1 Anonymous4 months

im so sorry but Regieleki sounds so funny

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