Pokémon Sword and Shield: Crown Tundra DLC is available now - Patch notes, 100 returning Pokémon & more

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The second piece of DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield is live now and available for download on Switch!


Crown Tundra includes a new adventure in a previously inaccessible area of the game:

"See for yourself this vast landscape, with its drifts of glittering snow! In this frigid area with jagged, snowy mountains, people have settled in a small, tight-knit community."

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"Early in your adventures here, a man named Peony will appoint you as the leader of his exploration team in the Crown Tundra. You’ll be tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land."

"This includes the depths of a Pokémon Den, something you’ve so far been able to glimpse only during Max Raid Battles!"

There's definitely a lot on offer here and this expansion appears big enough to keep us occupied for more hours in Sword and Shield.

Legendary Pokemon

There's a lot to explore here and the Crown Tundra reminds us of areas like Sinnoh's northern regions. The excitement doesn't stop there, either, as, by the sounds of things, there will be some extremely rare Pokémon calling this area home:

"What’s more, it seems many Legendary Pokémon make the Crown Tundra their home."

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There are only three Ice-type legendary Pokémon in the Pokédex, so we could see any of the following featuring in this DLC:

No. Name Type Gen

But wait, there's more!

Downloading Crown Tundra will also update your game to Version 1.3.0. The full patch notes aren't available as of yet, but we do know that over 100 returning Pokémon are included in the patch.

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If you want a sneak peak of what to expect in the Crown Tundra, we have the full official trailer for you to view below:

Crown Tundra is available as part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. The previous DLC (Isle of Armor) is included in this bundle, as well as any future DLC Game Freek release for Sword and Shield.

The Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass is available for £26.99.

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