The Crown Tundra Expansion Pass LEAKS: Release Date, Legendaries, New Pokemon List, Map, Gameplay, Guides, Price And More From The Pokemon Sword And Shield DLC
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The Crown Tundra Expansion Pass LEAKS: Release Date, Legendaries, New Pokemon List, Map, Gameplay, Guides, Price And More From The Pokemon Sword And Shield DLC

Dominic Needler
20 July 2020

The second expansion in Pokemon Sword and Shield is The Crown Tundra - here's what we know so far!

Even more, Pokemon Sword and Shield content is coming later this year - The Crown Tundra launches as part of two DLC adventures throughout 2020.

Expanding the Galar region beyond what we've currently experienced; the first adventure being the Isle of Armor and then moving on to The Crown Tundra.

In a recent trailer, which announced the release date of the first part of the expansion, we have more information about what awaits us in the second.

Both adventures are available in the pass for Sword and Shield to continue their adventures in the Galar Region throughout 2020.

There's so much more to see and do in the Crown Tundra as you set out to explore this new destination, alongside your Pokemon, in search of new battles and companions.

Be sure to watch our wide variety of Pokemon content here!

Read more about The Crown Tundra be clicking the links below:

Latest News

New Items Discovered - 20th July

@mattyoukhana_ has found a number of new items added to the game's internal item arrays.

These items suggest that the new Legendary Pokemon Clayrex may be involved in some form of evolution.

In addition, that players will be able to change their Pokemon's Hidden ability to make them stronger.

There were 17 items in total added to the game. Check out the list below:

The Crown Tundra Items

All Returning Pokemon - 22nd June

A Reddit user has revealed all of the returning Pokemon for The Crown Tundra expansion, shortly after the Isle of Armor was revealed.

Release Date Leaked? - 21st June

According to a tweet by @DPPt_Shitpost, a release date for The Crown Tundra is set to be announced this week at the Pokemon Presents.

Supposedly, The Crown Tundra is going to release on September 9th, 2020!


New Pokemon Coming In The Crown Tundra? - 2nd June

Could a never-been-seen before Pokemon arrive in The Crown Tundra?

Dexerto has theorised that a new Pokemon could be added to the Galar Pokedex.

Based on a watch-back of the recent trailer, they've noticed a logo on the characters' helmets that looks like an unknown Pokemon.

New Isle Of Armor And The Crown Tundra Expansion Trailer - 2nd June

The new trailer shows off plenty of new gameplay and confirms the launch date for the 17th June.

You can check out new artwork here.

Isle Of Armor Details Coming TOMORROW! - 1st June

New Isle of Armor details are coming tomorrow 2nd June.

The Official Japanese Pokemon Twitter account confirmed that the new details will be shown at 6am PT/9am ET/2pm BST regarding the Sword and Shield expansion pass.

New Items And Abilities Coming To Isle Of Armor - 28th May

Another Pokemon Home data mine has revealed that new items and abilities are arriving in the Isle of Armor expansion.

The new items are:

  • Max Honey
  • Max Mushrooms
  • Galarica Twig
  • Galarica Cuff
  • Style Card
  • Armor Pass
  • Exp. Charm
  • Armorite Ore
  • Mark Charm

The new abilities are:

  • Quick Draw
  • Unseen Fist

New Moves Coming To Isle Of Armor - 23rd May

21 new moves have been discovered in a recent data mine of Pokemon Home.

These moves are expected to arrive with the Isle of Armor update as we receive brand new Pokemon.

The new moves are:

  • Expanding Force
  • Steel Roller
  • Scale Shot
  • Meteor Beam
  • Shell Side Arm
  • Misty Explosion
  • Grassy Glide
  • Rising Voltage
  • Terrain Pulse
  • Skitter Smack
  • Burning Jealousy
  • Lash Out
  • Poltergeist
  • Corrosive Gas
  • Coaching
  • Flip Turn
  • Triple Axel
  • Dual Wingbeat
  • Scorching Sands
  • Jungle Healing
  • Wicked Blow
  • Surging Strikes

Nintendo Direct Mini Reveals More Footage For Isle Of Armor - 26th March

To wrap up the Nintendo Direct mini, more footage of the new game was revealed about the Isle of Armor.

It gave some more information about the legendary Pokemon, new costumes, a pre-order bonus AND a small update on the release date.

The Pokemon Sword and Shield information starts at 25.30!

What Is The Crown Tundra

The Crown Tundra is the second DLC from the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion.

The second expansion for Sword and Shield appears to revolve around the theme of 'Exploration'.

Based in the snow-swept realm of the Crown Tundra, you'll explore a snowy and mountainous region.

Once again you will find new Pokemon, temples and strange environments.

You'll be appointed the leader of their exploration team, so gear up and head out on a new adventure!

The expansion will feature open and seamless gameplay, much like the wild area, allowing players to roam around freely and control the camera; Max raid battles will also return.

The Crown Tundra is inspired by Scotland!

Release Date

Pokemon Sword and Shield's expansion pass will launch in June 2020.

The expansion pass will launch with The Isle of Armor in June 2020.

The Crown Tundra will arrive later in Fall 2020.



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The game is only available on the Nintendo Switch, through the Nintendo eShop.


The Crown Tundra will let you play cooperatively with your friends to catch legendary Pokemon from all generations of Pokemon in underground dens.

These legendary Pokemon will Dynamax before your eyes as you attempt to catch them for yourself.

Trailer & Gameplay

The trailer and gameplay were shown in the most recent Pokemon Direct on the Nintendo YouTube channel.

You can check out the full Pokemon Direct here:

New Features

New features in the game include:

  • New costumes
  • New Pokemon and legendaries
  • A new area to explore
  • New Gigantamax forms

There are also plenty of new features that we want to see such as a new evil team, improved Raid battles and a bigger challenge.

You can read about the new changes we want to see here.

New Pokemon

Within the Pokemon Expansions, there will be new Pokemon.

The expansion pass will bring different Pokemon to each version of the game and has brought forward 200+ well-known Pokemon from past entries.

While we can confirm at least 80 Pokemon, there is plenty still to be announced - although many have been released into the game already.

check out the Pokemon we would like to see return here.

  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • Galarian Slowbro
  • Galarian Slowking
  • Larvesta
  • Volcarona
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Kingdra
  • Dedenne
  • Rockruff
  • Lycanroc (Day, Night and Dusk form)
  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur (Gigantamax)
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise (Gigantamax)
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Magnezone
  • Happiny
  • Chansey
  • Blissey

  • Regice
  • Regirock
  • Registeel
  • New Electric Regi Pokemon (Unconfirmed)
  • New Dragon Regi Pokemon (Unconfirmed)
  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • Galarian Slowbro
  • Galarian Slowking
  • Amaura
  • Auroras
  • Nidoran (Male)
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Crobat
  • Elekid
  • Electabuzz
  • Azurill
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross
  • Zorua
  • Zoroark
  • Cryogonal
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Absol
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Tauros
  • Scyther
  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Druddigon
  • Sandile
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile
  • Rufflet
  • Braviary
  • Tangela
  • Tangrowth
  • Oranguru
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggutor
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Politoed
  • Wailmer
  • Wailord
  • Kangaskhan
  • Bouffalant
  • Emolga
  • Mienshao
  • Dragalge
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Scraggy
  • Scrafty
  • Frosmoth
  • Relicanth
  • Swablu
  • Altaria
  • Magby
  • Magmar
  • Magmortar

New Legendaries

The new Pokemon Sword and Shield expansions will feature the following new legendary Pokemon:

Isle of Armor

  • Kubfu
  • Urshifu

The Crown Tundra

  • Galarian Articuno
  • Galarian Moltres
  • Galarian Zapdos
  • Calyrex
  • Mewtwo
  • Lugia
  • Ho-oh
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Raikou
  • Groudon
  • Kyogre
  • Rayquaza
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf 
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Zekrom
  • Reshiram
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Cresselia

Most legendary Pokemon that are available in The Crown Tundra will be obtained through co-op play.

Calyrex is a legendary psychic and grass type Pokemon. This Pokemon previously ruled over the Tundra.


Zarude is a genderless rogue monkey Pokemon - a Dark/Grass Pokemon.

Zarude is set to feature in the 23rd Pokemon movie and its currently unknown when or how it will feature in the games; could it appear in the expansion pass?

You can read all about Zarude here.


New Costumes

New costumes will be arriving in Pokemon Sword and Shield's expansion pass.

There are now 100+ new ways to customize your look with clothing items and hairstyles added via the two expansions.

pokemon sword and shield the crown of tundra costumes


The price for the expansion pass will be $29.99 and is available for pre-purchase.

It is unknown whether you can purchase the two expansions separately.

Starter Pokemon Gigantamax

Pokemon Sword and Shield has also introduced a few new updates to the base game.

Rillaboom, Cinderace and Inteleon will receive brand new Gigantamax forms that can be used in new locations.

rillaboom cinderace inteleon new gigantamax forms

Sword and Shield also plan to introduce three new features:

  • Tutor Moves - including all new moves
  • Apricorns - can be made into Poke Balls
  • Exp Charm - Earn more Exp. Points for your team

New costumes, accessories and looks will also be available for your bike.

Even if you don't have the expansion pass, you'll be able to get the new Pokemon only obtained through the expansion pass via Link Trades.

You will have an increased chance of running into Gigantamax:

  • Coalossol (Sword)
  • Lapras (Shield)
  • Flapple (Sword)
  • Appletun (Shield)

A software update that goes live today will go live today.

When you receive it head to Wedgehurst station where you will be Klara (Sword) or Avery (Shield). You'll then be able to encounter a Galarian Slowpoke, which you can catch.

You can then evolve with a specific item. It will evolve into Galarian Slowbro on the Isle of Armor and Galarian Slowking in The Crown Tundra.

Players can also now access the Nintendo eShop from the in-game menu. When you purchase the expansion pass you will gain access to a Pikachu and Eevee costume.

Mega Evolution

Despite Game Freak deciding not to include Mega Evolutions, instead opting to have Dynamaxing, it seems some items have eluded to a potential return in the Expansion Passes.

Here's what data miners found:

  • Blue Orb and Red Orb – help Groudon and Kyogre to undergo Primal Reversion
  • All Mega Stones – this could point to the return of Mega Evolutions in Pokemon Sword and Shield

New Costumes

New costumes will be arriving in Pokemon Sword and Shield's expansion pass.

There are now 100+ new ways to customize your look with clothing items and hairstyles added via the two expansions.

Isle of Armor VS The Crown Tundra

The new Sword and Shield expansion will bring so many new features. While the expansion is separated into two separate stories, they will share a lot of similarities and differences.

But which one will be better? We analysed the pros and cons for each expansion here.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home is now live and players can happily transfer their Pokemon from the app to their Sword and Shield game.

It's a great opportunity to prepare your team for the new expansion, as older Pokemon (not previously included in the game) will now be available.

We've also received information on new moves, abilities and items thanks to dataminers!

You can read more about Pokemon Home here.