The Crown Tundra expansion for Pokemon Sword & Shield will be released on October 22.
The Crown Tundra is a snowy new open area being added to the world of Sword & Shield, adding new characters, Pokemon and quests. You’ll be able to explore Pokemon Dens, and meet every legendary Pokemon in the series so far – as well as a brand new mythical Pokemon, and new forms of the original legendary birds, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
Dynamax Adventures will let you join 3 other trainers to explore caves and take on battles against Dynamax Pokemon. The brief clips we’ve seen point to choices of route that take you past different Pokemon types.
The Galarian Star Tournament will also be added to the game, an endgame event allowing you to battle alongside and against trainers from throughout Sword and Shield. The tournament should offer new story and character elements that weren’t available in the main game.
On November 6, you’ll also be able to buy bundled versions of Pokemon Sword and Shield, alongside their respective expansion passes. No price was given for the bundled version.
To celebrate the Crown Tundra announcement, you’ll also be able to catch eight versions of Ash’s Pikachu, wearing a variety of different caps – each unlocked by Mystery Gift passwords that are entered in-game. Passwords will be available in “various places”, but the first – for Pikachu wearing Ash Ketchum’s original cap – is P1KACHUGET. You can find instructions for how to redeem the password on the Pokemon website.
As far as we know right now, the Crown Tundra expansion will be the final piece of new content for Pokemon Sword & Shield. We awarded the first DLC epxansion, Isle of Armor, a 7/10, calling it “a solid first attempt at DLC in a Pokémon game, even if it’s too short-lived to offer anything that feels like a truly substantial addition beyond the location itself.”
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