Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra DLC Update Information


Explore The Crown Tundra

In The Crown Tundra you will be met by Peony who will make you the expedition chief and send you on adventures to Pokemon Dens and in search of Legendary Pokémon. Galarian Slowking will also be available as a Poison/Psychic Type with the ability Curious Medicine that removes allie stat changes.

Update

Ability Patches are being added to the game but will be hard to obtain according to The Pokemon Company. If you use one on a Pokémon, its Ability will change to its species’ Hidden Ability, if it has one.

Catch Legendary Pokémon

Legendary Pokemon from past games are back. Not only are we getting the new Mythical Pokémon Calyrex and the Galarian versions of the Legendary Birds, but every Legendary and Mythical from past games will be added to the game. Some Pokemon will be exclusive to a game version, Sword or Shield.

Team Up for Dynamax Adventures

The Legendary Pokémon live in Pokémon Dens deep within Galar. These Dungeons will allow four Trainers to team up, explore, and battle their way to Legendary Dynamax Pokémon. Players will take 3 different Pokémon in and select one at the start of each battle. Remaining HP and PP will carry over from the previous battles.

Update

Dynamax Adventures don't allow you to use your own Pokémon, instead each player has the choice of prebuilt rental teams.

Update 2

During today's episode of Pokénchi new information was revealed for The Crown Tundra Dynamax Adventures and Legendary Pokémon. Players will need to face off against 3 Dynamax Pokémon, and after defeating each, players have a choice on which way to go before finally getting to the final Pokémon. As previously revealed damage received from the previous stages carries over but PP and HP lost can be recovered by finding character or berries that heal. Finally players are guaranteed a capture of the Legendary Pokémon, there is a limit to one.


Compete in the Galarian Star Tournament

A new tournament has been started by the previous Galar Champion Leon. In this tournament players will join with old and new friends from the Galar region including the Isle of Armor. Build a Dream Team and take on all comers.

Release Date

The Crown Tundra DLC Expansion for Sword and Shield will release October 22nd. In addition a new version of the both games including the Expansion Pass will release on November 6th.

Every Ash Hat Pikachu

Trainers will be able to get every version of Ash's Pikachu wearing each of his iconic hats. Each will be distributed via a code in Pokemon Sword and Shield's Mystery Gifts. Kanto Original Cap Pikachu and I Choose You Partner Cap Pikachu can be obtained with the codes P1KACHUGET and 1CH00SEY0U. The remaining Pikachu will be available as follows; Hoenn Cap: October 2nd (P1KAADVANCE), Sinnoh Cap: October 9th (V0LTTACKLEP1KA), Unova Cap: October 16th (P1KABESTW1SH), Kalos Cap October 18th (KAL0SP1KA), Alola Cap: October 23rd (ULTRAP1KA), World Cap: October 30th (K1NP1KA1855).

Update

Each Pikachu will have the Original Trainer as Ash and state it came from a Pokemon TV program.

Pokémon GO & Pokémon HOME

Link capabilities are planned to arrive before the end of the year. By transferring a Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Home trainers to obtain a Mystery Box if you have not gotten one in Pokemon Let's Go. In addition a special Gigantimax Melmetal will be given to players via a Mystery Gift in Pokemon HOME Mobile App. Niantic has also announced a special Pokémon HOME celebration event when connectivity is launched. During this celebration, Shiny Meltan can appear from the Mystery Boxes in Pokémon GO.

Update

It appears the Japanese Pokemon HOME site's Support FAQ states the PokéCoins may be required to transfer Pokemon from GO to HOME. Article will be updated when more information is available.

Rough Translation: [Pokémon HOME] How many PokéCoins are needed in Pokémon GO to transfer Pokemon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME? ANSWER: After linking between Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME, please check for yourself.

Update 2

After transporting Pokémon from GO, trainers can choose to either wait for the cool down period in order to transport again, or alternatively use PokéCoins to speed up the process.

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