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This page contains information on the new Galarian Star Tournament that players can participate in The Crown Tundra DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on to learn all the information we have for this new feature.

How to Unlock the Galarian Star Tournament

  1. Complete All 3 Legendary Clues
  2. Show Peony the Legendary Clue?
  3. Go to Wyndon Stadium to Unlock the Galarian Star Tournament

Complete All 3 Legendary Clues

To unlock the Galarian Star Tournament you will have tored]complete the main story of the Crown Tundra[/red] which consists of Calyrex, the Legendary Titans, and the Legendary Birds. You can find more information on each of these at our story walkthrough page!

The Crown Tundra Story Walkthrough

Show Peony the Legendary Clue?

After completing the 3 Legendary Clues, Peony will head off to the Max Lair and drop the Legendary Clue? After showing it to him at the Max Lair, going outside will get you a call from Leon who invites you to Wyndon Stadium. Taking him up on his invite will enter you into the first Galarian Star Tournament.

Wyndon Map and Obtainable Pokemon

Prerequisite: Complete the Main and Isle of Armor Story

While most players will have already done most of this, just finishing the Crown Tundra story won't unlock the Galarian Star Tournament unless you've also completed the main story, the post-game, and the Isle of Armor story. The respective story walkthroughs can be found at the links below.

How to Participate in the Galarian Star Tournament

Go to Wyndon Stadium

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Once you've cleared the Galarian Star Tournament once you can challenge it again at anytime from Wyndon Stadium. As there is no restrictions on which Pokemon you can use Legendary Pokemon as well.

Wyndon Map and Obtainable Pokemon

Choose Your Partner

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Being in double battle format, you'll have to choose another person to fight alongside you. At the start your choices will be limited but as you continue to clear the tournament the number of partners you can choose from will increase. This also goes without saying but the partner you choose will not appear as an opponent in the tournament.

Partners and Their Pokemon

*Partners are shown in the order they appear on the Partner Select screen. Also depending on the starter Pokemon or game version you chose some opponent's Pokemon may differ.

Partner First Pokemon Second Pokemon Third Pokemon
Hop.jpegHop Dubwool ImageDubwool Zacian ImageZacian
Zamazenta ImageZamazenta
Rillaboom ImageRillaboom
Cinderace ImageCinderace
Inteleon ImageInteleon
Milo.jpegMilo Shiftry ImageShiftry Cherrim ImageCherrim Flapple ImageFlapple
Appletun ImageAppletun
Nessa.jpegNessa Golisopod ImageGolisopod Toxapex ImageToxapex Drednaw ImageDrednaw
Marnie.jpegMarnie Morpeko ImageMorpeko Scrafty ImageScrafty Grimmsnarl ImageGrimmsnarl
(Sword )
Galarian Slowking ImageGalarian Slowking Scolipede ImageScolipede Galarian Slowbro ImageGalarian Slowbro
(Shield Exclusive)
Galarian Slowbro ImageGalarian Slowbro Alakazam ImageAlakazam Galarian Slowking ImageGalarian Slowking
Kabu.jpegKabu Torkoal ImageTorkoal Arcanine ImageArcanine Centiskorch ImageCentiskorch
(Sword Exclusive)
Hawlucha ImageHawlucha Falinks ImageFalinks Machamp ImageMachamp
(Shield Exclusive)
Dusknoir ImageDusknoir Cursola ImageCursola Gengar ImageGengar
(Sword Exclusive)
Shuckle ImageShuckle Tyranitar ImageTyranitar Coalossal ImageCoalossal
(Shield Exclusive)
Mr. Rime ImageMr. Rime Galarian Darmanitan ImageGalarian Darmanitan Lapras ImageLapras
Raihan.jpegRaihan Flygon ImageFlygon Goodra ImageGoodra Duraludon ImageDuraludon
Bede.jpegBea Mawile ImageMawile Galarian Rapidash ImageGalarian Rapidash Hatterene ImageHatterene
Piers.jpegPiers Skuntank ImageSkuntank Toxtricity (Low Key Form) ImageToxtricity (Low Key Form) Obstagoon ImageObstagoon
Opal.jpegOpal Galarian Weezing ImageGalarian Weezing Togekiss ImageTogekiss Alcremie ImageAlcremie
Perrserker ImagePerrserker Aggron ImageAggron Copperajah ImageCopperajah
Mustard.jpegMustard Mienshao ImageMienshao Kommo-o ImageKommo-o Urshifu Single-Strike Style ImageUrshifu Single-Strike Style
Urshifu Rapid-Strike Style ImageUrshifu Rapid-Strike Style
Leon.jpegLeon Aegislash ImageAegislash Dragapult ImageDragapult Charizard ImageCharizard
Sordward.jpeg SirfetchSirfetch'd Golisopod ImageGolisopod Bisharp ImageBisharp
Shieldbert.jpeg SirfetchSirfetch'd Bronzong ImageBronzong Klinklang ImageKlinklang

List of Story Characters

Galarian Star Tournament Walkthrough

Use Attacks That Hit Multiple Targets

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As the Galarian Star Tournament consists of double battles, attacks that can deal damage to both targets are the best to guarantee a quick win.

Level Your Pokemon to 100

Compared to the main game, the Pokemon in this tournament are much stronger. You'll be going up against Pokemon in the mid 70s, and since this doesn't function like the Battle Tower, the higher level your own Pokemon are the better.

Learn the Basics of Doubles Battles

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The Galarian Star Tournament exclusively feature double battles, so knowledge of the unique mechanics of the battle format is a must! These include learning what Redirection is, as well as using doubles-specific moves such as Follow Me and Life Dew to assist your partner!

Check out our full article below to learn more about the basics of Double Battles!
Basics of Competitive Doubles Team Building

Use the Right Pokemon to Cover Your Partner's Weaknesses

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Since many of the prospective teammates have type-specific teams, you'll need to plan ahead and make sure you use the right Pokemon to cover your partner's weaknesses.

If you're partnered with a trainer that exclusively usues Fire-type Pokemon, your team should cover its weaknesses by include Water-type and Grass-type Pokemon.

Best Pokemon to Use

Calyrex (Shadow Rider)

Pokemon SWSH - Calyrex (Shadow Rider)Calyrex (Shadow Rider)

Hit Every Opponent With Astral Barrage

If you're looking to do quick repeated runs of the Galarian Star Tournament, we highly recommend using Shadow Rider Calyrex. Its signature move, Astral Barrage, can deal a lot of damage to both enemies for a fast victory.

Choose Piers as Your Partner

If you're gonna run Shadow Rider Calyrex, Piers is the best choice as your partner. This makes it so there are less Dark-type Pokemon to hit Calyrex's weakness and removes the Sucker Punch using Skuntank as well as Obstagoon and its Obstruct from play.

*The Calyrex we used has a Modest nature and is level 100.

Galarian Moltres

Pokemon SWSH - Galarian MoltresGalarian Moltres

Make Them Flinch

Galarian Moltres' signature move, Fiery Wrath, is perfect for double battles as it hits both targets. With its additional effect of a 20% chance to cause flinching and the Berserk ability that raises Special Attack by 1 stage when Moltres drops below 50% HP this can be a great way to take down your foes.

Choose Opal or Bede

If you bring Galarian Moltres, consider bringing Opal or Bede to remove a possible Fairy-tpe disaster, or even Marnie or Piers as their Pokemon resist Dark-type moves.

*The Moltres we used we used has a Modest nature and is level 100.


Pokemon SWSH - KyogreKyogre

Kyogre can be a little difficult to obtain by normal means but is still a great choice nonetheless. It's ability, Drizzle, pairs well with damage-dealing moves like Water Spout and Origin Pulse, strong multi-target moves. For Grass or Water-types, Kyogre can make use of Ice Beam or Thunderbolt respectively.

Pick Milo

Just to be safe, bring Milo as your partner to minimize the amount of Pokemon that resist Kyogre's attacks. With Milo alongside you, even if you go up against Nessa, his Grass-type Pokemon will help make short work of her.

Gigantamax Meowth (Money Farming)

Pokemon SWSH - Gigantamax MeowthGigantamax Meowth

If you're trying to farm money off the Galarian Star Tournament, using a level 100 Meowth with the ability to Gigantamax and an Amulet Coin is a good method. Use Meowth's exclusive G-Max Gold Rush 3 times to increase your earnings by up to 100k a battle. However, if you're not careful, battles may not go as well with Meowth so you'll need some other strong Pokemon.

Bring Leon or Allister

Allister being the Ghost-type Gym Leader and Leon with his Aegislash, it's best to bring one of them along as they cannot be damaged by G-Max Gold Rush.

Galarian Star Tournament Rewards

Sport Uniform and 1 Million Poke Dollars

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For clearing thte tournament for the first time as part of the story, you'll recieve a special Sport Uniform as well as a whopping 1 million dollars. Ball Guy will also give you 3 random Poke Balls.

Sport Uniform Appearance

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Receive Money and Items for Subsequent Clears

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Not just limited to your first clear, you will continue to receive money and Balls from Ball Guy for clearing. The amount of money you get is much less than the first time but you can obtain some of the more difficult to obtain Poke Balls as well.

What is the Galarian Star Tournament?

A Challenging New Tournament Awaits!

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The Galarian Star Tournament is a new feature that pits players against characters they have met throughout Pokemon Sword and Shield, as well as the Expansion Pass.

Unlike the regular championship match, Double Battles are the main battle format for the Galarian Star Tournament. Players will need to team up with one of the game's many characters to take on the championship!

New Conversations!

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The Galarian Star Tournament is said to expand on the characters greatly, and depending on who you partner with, you'll see a new side of the character from their conversations with you. These include the gym leaders you'll face up against, as they will talk with their respective partners as well!

Related Links

The Crown Tundra DLC

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The Crown Tundra Front Page

Crown Tundra Guides & Walkthroughs

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Footprints Icon.pngAll Footprint Locations Crown Tundra Dex Icon.pngDex Completion and Rewards
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Ability Patch Button.pngGet the Ability Patch Crown Tundra - Dynite Ore Banner.jpgDynite Ore Farming Guide

Crown Tundra Pokemon Lists

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Crown Tundra Pokemon Guides

How to Get Crown Tundra Pokemon
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Regidrago ImageRegidrago Regieleki ImageRegieleki Regigigas ImageRegigigas
Cobalion ImageCobalion Terrakion ImageTerrakion Virizion ImageVirizion
Keldeo ImageKeldeo Galarian Slowking ImageGalarian Slowking Spiritomb ImageSpiritomb
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