The Crown Tundra

This article is about the expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield. For the location in the Galar region, see Crown Tundra.

The Crown Tundra (Japanese: 冠の雪原 The Snowfield of the Crown) is the second expansion in the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. Featuring the Crown Tundra, the theme of the expansion is "exploration". It was released on October 23, 2020.[note 1]

Logo

It follows The Isle of Armor.

Plot

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

After obtaining the Crown Pass, the player can board a train at Wedgehurst to the Crown Tundra. Upon arriving, the player encounters an enthusiastic man named Peony and his daughter Peonia. Peony wants to take his daughter to an "adven-tour" with him, while Peonia would rather explore the Max Lair. On Peonia's request, the player battles Peony, who reveals himself to be a former Steel-type Gym Leader. Peonia uses the battle as cover to escape, and after the battle, Peony chases after her into the Max Lair. The player is forced to follow Peony into the Max Lair and take part in a Dynamax Adventure, in which they cannot use their own Pokémon, due the dangerous amount of Galar particles. After clearing it, Peonia approaches the player and requests they take her place in her father's "adven-tour". Upon hearing of this, Peony is initially distraught, but comes to accept the situation. The player and Peony set up their base at the town of Freezington, with Peony appointing the player as the expedition chief who does the exploring while he holds down the fort.

The first adventure, The Sacred Bonds of Sovereign and Steed! (Japanese: 神秘!伝説の王と愛馬のキズナ伝説!! A Mystery! The Legendary Bonds of the Legendary King and Beloved Horses!!), involves the Legendary Pokémon Calyrex, which the townspeople also know as the "King of Bountiful Harvests". Upon restoring the statue of Calyrex in Freezington, the player ends up encountering Calyrex itself. By temporarily taking over Peony's body, Calyrex is able to communicate with the player, explaining that people these days treat it as a fairy tale, and that its powers have diminished notably ever since it was departed from its loyal steed, which is depicted in the statue the player restored. From Freezington's mayor, the player learns that the steed was in love with a certain type of carrot. Depending on the site where the player plants the Carrot Seeds they get, they can either grow a Shaderoot Carrot at the Old Cemetery to cause the Ghost-type Spectrier to appear, or an Iceroot Carrot at the Snowslide Slope to cause the Ice-type Glastrier to appear. The steed heads to Freezington and causes a ruckus there, and forces the player into a battle. Calyrex is forced to intervene when the steed attempts to attack the townsfolk, leaving behind a single strand of hair. With the help of Peony, the player is able to sew a replica of the Reins of Unity that Calyrex needs to tame its steed from the strand of the steed's hair and the Radiant Petal received from Calyrex. The player and Calyrex travel to the Crown Shrine, where Calyrex successfully uses the Reins of Unity to tame its steed again and regain its full power. The fused Calyrex then challenges the player to a battle and lets itself be caught by them. Reporting this capture to Peony concludes the adventure.

In the next adventure, The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away! (Japanese: 発見!開かずの扉と伝説の巨人伝説!! A Discovery! The Unopened Doors and the Legend of the Legendary Titans!!), the player tracks down and catches the Legendary titans Regirock, Regice, and Registeel at the ruins across the Crown Tundra. Once all three have been caught, the player is able to access the Split-Decision Ruins, where they can encounter either Regieleki or Regidrago, depending on the pattern they enter in the ruins, and catch it as well. Reporting these captures to Peony concludes the adventure.

 
Legendary birds at the Legendary Tree

In the third adventure, A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three! (Japanese: 目撃!大樹に集う伝説の鳥伝説!! Witnessed! The Gathered Legendary Birds at the Big Tree!!), the player encounters the Galarian Forms of the Legendary birds at the Dyna Tree Hill, but the sound of the player's Rotom Phone going off alerts them, and they scatter across the region, becoming roaming Pokémon. Articuno roams around the Crown Tundra, Zapdos roams around the Wild Area, and Moltres roams around the Isle of Armor. Catching all of them and reporting the findings to Peony concludes the adventure.

After the player has concluded these three adventures, Peonia appears at the base and informs she's ready to go on an adventure with her father. Peony, out of any legends to explore, tries to tell his daughter that he'll come up with some new legends, which upsets her and causes her to return to the Max Lair, with Peony right on her heels, concluding the main story of The Crown Tundra.

The player then finds an adventure description about Ultra Wormholes that Peony doesn't even recall writing. Showing it to him will make finding and catching Necrozma at the Max Lair the new adventure, calling it They Came From The Ultra Beyond! (Japanese: 伝説!空を覆うウルトラな穴伝説!! A Legend! Ultra Legendary Cave That Covers the Sky!!). Once Necrozma has been caught and shown to Peony, the scientist running the Max Lair reveals that she was the one who wrote the adventure description, and the adventure is concluded.

After the fourth adventure has started and The Isle of Armor story has been concluded, Leon will contact the player, informing them of the new Galarian Star Tournament, which they can participate at Wyndon Stadium. In this Multi Battle tournament, the player teams up with either Hop or Marnie and eventually goes on to face and defeat Leon and Raihan or Piers and Raihan, respectively, in the finals. Afterwards, Leon declares the Galarian Star Tournament a permanent new feature of Wyndon Stadium. Following this, the ending credits roll.

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Features

 
Key visual drawn by Tomohiro Kitakaze.[1]

Characters

The characters Peony and Peonia make their appearances.

Pokémon

The Version 1.3.0 patch was released in conjunction with the launch of The Crown Tundra, allowing players to access these new and returning Pokémon even if they have not purchased the Expansion Pass with the help of trading and Pokémon HOME. However, it is impossible to obtain Ice Rider Calyrex or Shadow Rider Calyrex without purchasing the Expansion Pass, as Pokémon fusions cannot be traded and the necessary combining item is a Key Item.

New Pokémon and forms

The Legendary Pokémon Calyrex debuted in The Crown Tundra along with its two forms, Ice Rider Calyrex and Shadow Rider Calyrex. These alternate forms are fusions with the new Legendary Pokémon Glastrier and Spectrier, respectively.

Galarian Slowpoke can be evolved into Galarian Slowking using the Galarica Wreath.

In addition to Calyrex and its steeds, five new Legendary Pokémon were introduced in the Crown Tundra: two new Legendary titans, Regieleki and Regidrago, and regional forms of the Legendary birds, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.

Returning Pokémon

Main article: List of Pokémon by Crown Tundra Pokédex number

A total of 119 old Pokémon were made available in Pokémon Sword and Shield alongside the release of The Crown Tundra, 66 of which appear in the Crown Tundra Pokédex. These include:

CTdex Ndex MS Pokémon Type
#065 #0029   Nidoran♀ Poison
#066 #0030   Nidorina Poison
#067 #0031   Nidoqueen Poison Ground
#068 #0032   Nidoran♂ Poison
#069 #0033   Nidorino Poison
#070 #0034   Nidoking Poison Ground
#144 #0041   Zubat Poison Flying
#145 #0042   Golbat Poison Flying
#014 #0124   Jynx Ice Psychic
#016 #0125   Electabuzz Electric
#019 #0126   Magmar Fire
#123 #0138   Omanyte Rock Water
#124 #0139   Omastar Rock Water
#125 #0140   Kabuto Rock Water
#126 #0141   Kabutops Rock Water
#127 #0142   Aerodactyl Rock Flying
#202 #0144   Articuno Ice Flying
#202 #144G   Articuno Psychic Flying
#203 #0145   Zapdos Electric Flying
#203 #145G   Zapdos Fighting Flying
#204 #0146   Moltres Fire Flying
#204 #146G   Moltres Dark Flying
#194 #0147   Dratini Dragon
#195 #0148   Dragonair Dragon
#196 #0149   Dragonite Dragon Flying
#146 #0169   Crobat Poison Flying
#013 #0238   Smoochum Ice Psychic
#015 #0239   Elekid Electric
#018 #0240   Magby Fire
  #0243   Raikou Electric
  #0244   Entei Fire
  #0245   Suicune Water
  #0249   Lugia Psychic Flying
  #0250   Ho-Oh Fire Flying
  #0252   Treecko Grass
  #0253   Grovyle Grass
  #0254   Sceptile Grass
  #0255   Torchic Fire
  #0256   Combusken Fire Fighting
  #0257   Blaziken Fire Fighting
  #0258   Mudkip Water
  #0259   Marshtomp Water Ground
  #0260   Swampert Water Ground
#191 #0304   Aron Steel Rock
#192 #0305   Lairon Steel Rock
#193 #0306   Aggron Steel Rock
#035 #0333   Swablu Normal Flying
#036 #0334   Altaria Dragon Flying
#183 #0345   Lileep Rock Grass
#184 #0346   Cradily Rock Grass
#185 #0347   Anorith Rock Bug
#186 #0348   Armaldo Rock Bug
#107 #0359   Absol Dark
#159 #0363   Spheal Ice Water
#160 #0364   Sealeo Ice Water
#161 #0365   Walrein Ice Water
#187 #0369   Relicanth Water Rock
#113 #0371   Bagon Dragon
#114 #0372   Shelgon Dragon
#115 #0373   Salamence Dragon Flying
#129 #0374   Beldum Steel Psychic
#130 #0375   Metang Steel Psychic
#131 #0376   Metagross Steel Psychic
#197 #0377   Regirock Rock
#198 #0378   Regice Ice
#199 #0379   Registeel Steel
  #0380   Latias Dragon Psychic
  #0381   Latios Dragon Psychic
  #0382   Kyogre Water
  #0383   Groudon Ground
  #0384   Rayquaza Dragon Flying
#047 #0442   Spiritomb Ghost Dark
#116 #0443   Gible Dragon Ground
#117 #0444   Gabite Dragon Ground
#118 #0445   Garchomp Dragon Ground
#017 #0466   Electivire Electric
#020 #0467   Magmortar Fire
  #0480   Uxie Psychic
  #0481   Mesprit Psychic
  #0482   Azelf Psychic
  #0483   Dialga Steel Dragon
  #0484   Palkia Water Dragon
  #0485   Heatran Fire Steel
  #0486   Regigigas Normal
  #0487   Giratina Ghost Dragon
  #487O   Giratina Ghost Dragon
  #0488   Cresselia Psychic
  #0494   Victini Psychic Fire
#021 #0531   Audino Normal
#147 #0564   Tirtouga Water Rock
#148 #0565   Carracosta Water Rock
#149 #0566   Archen Rock Flying
#150 #0567   Archeops Rock Flying
#030 #0615   Cryogonal Ice
  #0641   Tornadus Flying
  #641T   Tornadus Flying
  #0642   Thundurus Electric Flying
  #642T   Thundurus Electric Flying
  #0645   Landorus Ground Flying
  #645T   Landorus Ground Flying
  #0649   Genesect Bug Steel
#083 #0696   Tyrunt Rock Dragon
#084 #0697   Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
#085 #0698   Amaura Rock Ice
#086 #0699   Aurorus Rock Ice
#128 #0703   Carbink Rock Fairy
  #0716   Xerneas Fairy
  #0717   Yveltal Dark Flying
  #0718   Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #718T   Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #718C   Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #0719   Diancie Rock Fairy
  #0721   Volcanion Fire Water
  #0785   Tapu Koko Electric Fairy
  #0786   Tapu Lele Psychic Fairy
  #0787   Tapu Bulu Grass Fairy
  #0788   Tapu Fini Water Fairy
  #0793   Nihilego Rock Poison
  #0794   Buzzwole Bug Fighting
  #0795   Pheromosa Bug Fighting
  #0796   Xurkitree Electric
  #0797   Celesteela Steel Flying
  #0798   Kartana Grass Steel
  #0799   Guzzlord Dark Dragon
  #0803   Poipole Poison
  #0804   Naganadel Poison Dragon
  #0805   Stakataka Rock Steel
  #0806   Blacephalon Fire Ghost

Moves

New moves were added in the Crown Tundra expansion, all signature moves of new Pokémon or new forms.

Move Type Cat.
Thunder Cage  Electric  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Dragon Energy  Dragon  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Freezing Glare  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Fiery Wrath  Dark  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Thunderous Kick  Fighting  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Glacial Lance  Ice  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Astral Barrage  Ghost  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Eerie Spell  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Certain old moves were added back to Sword and Shield alongside the release of The Crown Tundra.

Move Type Cat.
Lovely Kiss  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Aeroblast  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sacred Fire  Fire  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Luster Purge  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mist Ball  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Roar of Time  Dragon  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spacial Rend  Dragon  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Lunar Dance  Psychic  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Crush Grip  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Magma Storm  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Shadow Force  Ghost  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Searing Shot  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Techno Blast  Normal  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
V-create  Fire  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Diamond Storm  Rock  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Steam Eruption  Water  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Geomancy  Fairy  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Oblivion Wing  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Thousand Arrows  Ground  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Thousand Waves  Ground  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Land's Wrath  Ground  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Origin Pulse  Water  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Precipice Blades  Ground  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Dragon Ascent  Flying  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Core Enforcer  Dragon  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Nature's Madness  Fairy  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mind Blown  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Customization

The player can wear exploration gear and new fashion items made available with The Crown Tundra.

Dynamax Adventures

 
Four players on a Dynamax Adventure
Main article: Dynamax Adventure

The player can explore the Max Lair to discover and catch Legendary Pokémon in a feature called Dynamax Adventure. The player can team up with either NPCs or other players to take on a series of Max Raid Battles using rental Pokémon or Pokémon caught during the Adventure to make it to the end. After discovering the Legendary Clue? and showing it to Peony, Ultra Beasts will also start appearing in the Max Lair. All Pokémon defeated during a Dynamax Adventure can be caught without fail, but only one Pokémon from each Adventure can be taken out of the Max Lair once the Adventure is over.

Galarian Star Tournament

Main article: Galarian Star Tournament

Once the player has completed The Crown Tundra story, as well as the base game's post-game and The Isle of Armor story, a new feature called the Galarian Star Tournament will be unlocked within Wyndon Stadium. This Multi Battle tournament allows the player to team up with and battle against Trainers encountered in the main game, including all the Gym Leaders.

Swords of Justice footprints

A side quest involves the player finding footprints belonging to the members of the Swords of Justice. The quest is introduced by Sonia when the player first finds a pair of unusual footprints near the Freeze Inn at Freezington. The player must collect data by tracking these footprints, with each pair of footprints constituting 2% of the data required to locate the Pokémon. The footprints are unique for each member of the Swords of Justice, and more footprints spawn than the required 50. Once the player has found 50 footprints (100% of the required data), Sonia can locate the Pokémon, causing it to spawn in a certain area of the Crown Tundra as a wanderer. Catching all these Pokémon and showing them to Sonia also allows the player to encounter and catch the Mythical Pokémon Keldeo at Ballimere Lake.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冠之雪原 Gūn-jī Syutyùhn
Mandarin 冠之雪原 Guān-zhī Xuěyuán
  French Les terres enneigées de la Couronne
  German Die Schneelande der Krone
  Italian Le terre innevate della corona
  Korean 왕관의 설원 Wanggwan-ui Seorwon
  Russian Корона Снежной Земли Korona Snezhnoy Zemli *
Горная тундра Gornaya tundra *
  Spanish Las nieves de la corona
  Thai ทุ่งหิมะแห่งมงกุฎ Thunghima-haeng Mongkut

The Sacred Bonds of Sovereign and Steed!

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 驚異!大神秘!傳說之王&愛馬的牽絆傳說!!
Gīngyih! Daaih Sàhnbei! Chyùhnsyut-jī Wòhng & Oimáh-dīk Hīnbuhn Chyùhnsyut!!
Mandarin 驚異!大神秘!傳說之王&愛馬的牽絆傳說!! / 惊异!大神秘!传说之王&爱马的牵绊传说!!
Jīngyì! Dà Shénmì! Chuánshuō-zhī Wáng & Àimǎ-de Qiānbàn Chuánshuō!!
  French Un roi, un destrier : une unité parfaite ?! La grande enquête !!!
  German Mystischer Bund! Der Legendäre König und sein treues Ross!
  Italian Il profondo legame fra il re leggendario e il suo fido destriero!
  Korean 신비! 전설의 왕과 애마의 유대 전설!
Sinbi! Jeonseorui Wanggwa Aemaui Yudae Jeonseol!
  Spanish La unión inquebrantable de un rey y su corcel

The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 驚奇!大發現!緊閉的門&傳說的巨人傳說!!
Gīngkèih! Daaih Faatyihn! Gán Bai-dīk Mùhn & Chyùhnsyut-dīk Geuihyàhn Chyùhnsyut
Mandarin 驚奇!大發現!緊閉的門&傳說的巨人傳說!! / 惊奇!大发现!紧闭的门&传说的巨人传说! !
Jīngqí! Dà fāxiàn! Jǐn Bì-de Mén & Chuánshuō-de Jùrén Chuánshuō!!
  French Des portes scellées, des colosses antiques : un public perplexe !!!
  German Aufregende Entdeckung! Legendäre Giganten und verschlossene Tore!
  Italian Le porte sigillate e i giganti leggendari!
  Korean 발견! 열리지 않는 문과 전설의 거인 전설!!
Balgyeon! Yeolliji Anhneun Mungwa Jeonseorui Geoin Jeonseol!!
  Spanish Los gigantes legendarios tras las puertas selladas

A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three!

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 驚爆!大目擊!聚集在大樹的傳說之鳥傳說!!
Gēng Baau! Daaih Muhkgīk! Jeuihjaahp Joih Daaihsyuh-dīk Chyùhnsyut-jī Níuh Chyùhnsyut
Mandarin 驚爆!大目擊!聚集在大樹的傳說之鳥傳說!! / 惊爆!大目击!聚集在大树的传说之鸟传说! !
Jīng Bào! Dà Mùjī! Jùjí Zài Dàshù-de Chuánshuō-zhī Niǎo Chuánshuō!!
  French Un arbre mythique, des oiseaux de légende : la foule s'affole !!!
  German Sagenhafte Sichtung! Legendäre Vögel am kolossalen Baum!
  Italian L'albero dei Pokémon alati leggendari!
  Korean 목격! 거목에 모여드는 전설의 새 전설!!
Mokgyeok! Geomoge Moyeodeuneun Jeonseorui Sae Jeonseol!!
  Spanish Las aves legendarias en torno al gran árbol

They Came From The Ultra Beyond!

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 驚世!大傳說!佔滿天空的究極巨穴傳說!!
Gēngsai! Daaih Chyùhnsyut! Jim Múhn Tīnhūng-dīk Gaugihk Geuih Yuht Chyùhnsyut!!
Mandarin 驚世!大傳說!佔滿天空的究極巨穴傳說!! / 惊世!大传说!占满天空的究极巨穴传说!!
Jīngshì! Dà Chuánshuō! Zhàn Mǎn Tiānkōng-de Jiūjí Jù Xuè Chuánshuō!!
  French Un Ciel Menaçant, un Ultra-Trou béant : info ou intox ?
  German Legendärer Anblick! Ein ultragrosses Loch klafft am Himmel!
  Italian L'ultrasquarcio che lacera il cielo!
  Korean 전설! 하늘을 뒤덮은 울트라한 구멍 전설!!
Jeonseol! Haneureul Dwideopeun Ulteurahan Gumeong Jeonseol!!
  Spanish El inquietante ultraagujero que abrió los cielos

Notes

  1. Due to time zones, the expansion was released on October 22, 2020 in North America, even though it was released at the same time as the rest of the world.

References


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