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The Crown Tundra Expansion

This page contains Game8's complete walkthrough and guide to the DLC expansion released in October 2020 for the game Pokemon Sword and Shield, The Crown Tundra. Read on to learn about new Pokemon, locations, and more.

Crown Tundra Strategy Guides

Crown Tundra Guides & Walkthroughs

Crown Tundra Pokedex Icon.pngThe Crown Tundra Pokedex Crown Tundra Story WalkthroughCrown Tundra Walkthrough
Crown Tundra Maps Icon.pngCrown Tundra Maps CT Post-Game Icon.pngPost-Game Content
Dynamax Adventures Icon.pngDynamax Adventures Galar Star Tournament Icon.pngGalarian Star Tournament
Pokemon - Legendary Steed frame banner.pngGlastrier or Spectrier? Pokemon - Legendary Regi framed banner.pngRegieleki or Regidrago?
Footprints Icon.pngAll Footprint Locations Crown Tundra Dex Icon.pngDex Completion and Rewards
Crown Tundra - Get Shiny Legendaries.pngShiny Legendary Hunting Ultra Beasts Icon.pngHow to Get Ultra Beasts
Ability Patch Button.pngGet the Ability Patch Crown Tundra - Dynite Ore Banner.jpgDynite Ore Farming Guide

Crown Tundra Pokemon Lists

New Pokemon Icon.pngAll New Pokemon Legendary Pokemon Icon.pngAll Legendaries
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Crown Tundra Pokemon Guides

How to Get Crown Tundra Pokemon
Calyrex.pngCalyrex Glastrier ImageGlastrier Spectrier ImageSpectrier
Galarian Articuno ImageGalarian Articuno Galarian Zapdos ImageGalarian Zapdos Galarian Moltres ImageGalarian Moltres
Regirock ImageRegirock Regice ImageRegice Registeel ImageRegisteel
Regidrago ImageRegidrago Regieleki ImageRegieleki Regigigas ImageRegigigas
Cobalion ImageCobalion Terrakion ImageTerrakion Virizion ImageVirizion
Keldeo ImageKeldeo Galarian Slowking ImageGalarian Slowking Spiritomb ImageSpiritomb
Cosmog ImageCosmog Poipole ImagePoipole Necrozma ImageNecrozma

Game Information

Other Guides

Crown Tundra 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.

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!

Dynamax Adventures

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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In the Crown Tundra, some returning Pokemon can learn new moves which were introduced in the Sword and Shield base game and The Isle of Armor! Learn who's got a leg up in the new generation!

Crown Tundra Pokemon Buffs

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.

Crown Tundra Story Walkthrough

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Story Guide

Story Walkthrough Info
Crown Tundra Story Icon 2.pngStory Walkthrough We're live updating our Crown Tundra story walkthrough, so keep checking for updates!
The Crown Tundra Story Walkthrough

Crown Tundra Maps

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All Wild Area Maps

Story Walkthrough Info
Crown Tundra Maps Icon.pngWild Area Maps We're currently adding Maps for each section of the Crown Tundra Wild Area!
The Crown Tundra Maps and Pokemon Locations

Crown Tundra Pokemon

Pokemon Guides

Legends Return Icon.pngReturning DLC Pokemon List of all returning Pokemon added with the DLC.
▶︎ See All DLC Pokemon
DLC PokemonAll Pokemon without DLC Not buying the DLC doesn't have to mean not getting new Pokemon.
▶︎ See how to get New Pokemon without DLC
Crown Tundra - Get Shiny Legendaries.pngShiny Legendary Hunting Getting shiny Legendary Pokemon has never been easier than it is in Dynamax Adventures.
▶︎ See how to get Shiny Legendary Pokemon
Crown Tundra - Dynamax Adventure Pokemon Banner.jpgDynamax Adventure Pokemon List See the list of all Pokemon you can catch in the Dynamax Adventures.
▶︎ List of Dynamax Adventure Pokemon

Galarian Slowking

Galarian Slowking
Galarian Slowking
Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Psychic Image

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

Regieleki

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Regieleki

Regidrago

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Regidrago

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!

Calyrex

Calyrex
Calyrex
Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Grass Image

Calyrex

Calyrex is a noble leader and a new Legendary Pokemon that will appear during your adventure in The Crown Tundra and plays a significant role in the game's story.

Also known as the "King of Bountiful Harvets" of myth and legend, the High King Pokemon was once known to bless the Crown Tundra with plentiful harvests, though only a few people remember such legends as actual truth! As a result, much of this legendary Pokemon's power has diminished.

The High King's Legendary Steeds

Glastrier

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Glastrier

Spectrier

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Spectrier

Glastrier and Spectrier are Calyrex's fabled legendary steeds. Legends tell that the fabled High King Pokemon rode these steeds across the land, bringing lush vegetation and harvests yearly, though people are divided which one Calyrex actually rode.

Perhaps reuniting one of the Legendary Steeds will restore Calyrex's lost power?

Galarian Forms of Legendary Birds

Galarian Articuno

Galarian Articuno
Galarian Articuno
Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Flying Image

Galarian Articuno

Galarian Zapdos

Galarian Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
Type 1 Type 2
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Galarian Zapdos

Galarian Moltres

Galarian Moltres
Galarian Moltres
Type 1 Type 2
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Galarian Moltres

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 Pokemon Types

List of Pokemon Types
FireFire WaterWater GrassGrass
ElectricElectric IceIce FightingFighting
PoisonPoison GroundGround FlyingFlying
PsychicPsychic BugBug RockRock
GhostGhost DragonDragon DarkDark
SteelSteel FairyFairy NormalNormal

Full Pokedex | List of All Galar Pokemon

All Pokemon Generations

List of Generations
Generation 11st Gen Generation 22nd Gen Generation 33rd Gen Generation 44th Gen
Generation 55th Gen Generation 66th Gen Generation 77th Gen Generation 88th Gen

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Crown Tundra Tips & Tricks

Crown Tundra New Features

Crown Tundra Features
Cram-o-MaticCram-o-Matic Max SoupMax Soup
New Rotom Bike UpgradesNew Rotom Bikes Restricted SparringRestricted Sparring

New Features in The Crown Tundra

New Crown Tundra Content

Beginner's Guides
Version DifferencesVersion Differences Useful placesUseful Locations & Characters CharactersList of Characters

Crown Tundra Items

New Features in Crown TundraNew DLC Items Here you can find all new items added in the Crown Tundra.
▶︎ Coming soon!
Ability Patch 1.jpgAbility Patch Learn about the new Item that allows Pokemon to change to Hidden Abilities!
▶︎Ability Patch Effect and How to Get It

All Item Types

List of All Items and Effects

Types of Items
Pokeballs IconPoke Balls TR IconTRs TM IconTMs
Berries IconBerries Evolution Stones IconEvolutionary Stones Ingredients IconIngredients
Recovery Items IconRecovery Items Power Items IconPower Items

Crown Tundra Moves

New Moves.pngList of New Moves Here you can see all new moves introduced in the Crown Tundra.
▶︎Coming soon!
Tutor Moves.pngList of New Tutors Find all new moves available through Move Tutors in Crown Tundra here.
▶︎ All New Tutor Moves

All Move Types

List of Moves

List of Move Types
FireFire WaterWater GrassGrass
ElectricElectric IceIce FightingFighting
PoisonPoison GroundGround FlyingFlying
PsychicPsychic BugBug RockRock
GhostGhost DragonDragon DarkDark
SteelSteel FairyFairy NormalNormal

Crown Tundra Message Boards

Message Boards

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Discussion Board(57) Friend Request Board(8)
Pokemon Trading Board(7288) Max Raid Recruitment Board(31)
Ditto / Pokerus Trading Board(40652) Pokemon Memes Board(1)

Crown Tundra Overview

Over 100 Returning Pokemon in The Crown Tundra

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In The Crown Tundra DLC, over 100 Pokemon from previous generations reappear, 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

New Story

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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!

Ready to get started on your new adventure? Check out our article below to learn how to get to The Crown Tundra!
How to Get to The Crown Tundra

Traveling with the explorer Peony

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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

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

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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.

Crown Tundra Product Information

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Release Date October 22nd, 2020
Pre-order From January 10
Price $30 USD

To access Crown Tundra, you need to buy the Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword and/or Shield, depending on which version you're playing.

How to Buy and Download

There are now 4 ways to get the DLC

Buy though Nintendo eShopNintendo Switch Click the in-game Expansion Pass banner and buy from Nintendo eShop
Buy onlineComputer, Smartphone Buy from the Official Website
▶︎ Official Pokemon Expansion Pass Website
Buy physical download codeeShop Card Buy download codes for the Expansion Pass directly at physical stores.
▶︎ Buy the download code from official retailers
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Physical Bundle
A physical bundle of the original game together with the DLC is available for preorder.
▶︎ Buy the download code from official retailers

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