The Crown Tundra

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

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 her 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

A patch was released in conjunction with the launch of The Crown Tundra. Players can access these new and returning Pokémon even if they have not purchased the Expansion Pass with the help of trading and Pokémon HOME.

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.

All 46 Legendary Pokémon from previous generations can be found in the Crown Tundra[2], in addition to all 11 Ultra Beasts from Generation VII and a select few Mythical Pokémon. 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. These include:

CTdex Ndex MS Pokémon Type
#065 #029   Nidoran♀ Poison
#066 #030   Nidorina Poison
#067 #031   Nidoqueen Poison Ground
#068 #032   Nidoran♂ Poison
#069 #033   Nidorino Poison
#070 #034   Nidoking Poison Ground
#144 #041   Zubat Poison Flying
#145 #042   Golbat Poison Flying
#014 #124   Jynx Ice Psychic
#016 #125   Electabuzz Electric
#019 #126   Magmar Fire
#123 #138   Omanyte Rock Water
#124 #139   Omastar Rock Water
#125 #140   Kabuto Rock Water
#126 #141   Kabutops Rock Water
#127 #142   Aerodactyl Rock Flying
#202 #144   Articuno Ice Flying
#202 #144   Articuno Psychic Flying
#203 #145   Zapdos Electric Flying
#203 #145   Zapdos Fighting Flying
#204 #146   Moltres Fire Flying
#204 #146   Moltres Dark Flying
#194 #147   Dratini Dragon
#195 #148   Dragonair Dragon
#196 #149   Dragonite Dragon Flying
#146 #169   Crobat Poison Flying
#013 #238   Smoochum Ice Psychic
#015 #239   Elekid Electric
#018 #240   Magby Fire
  #243   Raikou Electric
  #244   Entei Fire
  #245   Suicune Water
  #249   Lugia Psychic Flying
  #250   Ho-Oh Fire Flying
  #252   Treecko Grass
  #253   Grovyle Grass
  #254   Sceptile Grass
  #255   Torchic Fire
  #256   Combusken Fire Fighting
  #257   Blaziken Fire Fighting
  #258   Mudkip Water
  #259   Marshtomp Water Ground
  #260   Swampert Water Ground
#191 #304   Aron Steel Rock
#192 #305   Lairon Steel Rock
#193 #306   Aggron Steel Rock
#035 #333   Swablu Normal Flying
#036 #334   Altaria Dragon Flying
#183 #345   Lileep Rock Grass
#184 #346   Cradily Rock Grass
#185 #347   Anorith Rock Bug
#186 #348   Armaldo Rock Bug
#107 #359   Absol Dark
#159 #363   Spheal Ice Water
#160 #364   Sealeo Ice Water
#161 #365   Walrein Ice Water
#187 #369   Relicanth Water Rock
#113 #371   Bagon Dragon
#114 #372   Shelgon Dragon
#115 #373   Salamence Dragon Flying
#129 #374   Beldum Steel Psychic
#130 #375   Metang Steel Psychic
#131 #376   Metagross Steel Psychic
#197 #377   Regirock Rock
#198 #378   Regice Ice
#199 #379   Registeel Steel
  #380   Latias Dragon Psychic
  #381   Latios Dragon Psychic
  #382   Kyogre Water
  #383   Groudon Ground
  #384   Rayquaza Dragon Flying
#047 #442   Spiritomb Ghost Dark
#116 #443   Gible Dragon Ground
#117 #444   Gabite Dragon Ground
#118 #445   Garchomp Dragon Ground
#017 #466   Electivire Electric
#020 #467   Magmortar Fire
  #480   Uxie Psychic
  #481   Mesprit Psychic
  #482   Azelf Psychic
  #483   Dialga Steel Dragon
  #484   Palkia Water Dragon
  #485   Heatran Fire Steel
  #486   Regigigas Normal
  #487   Giratina Ghost Dragon
  #487   Giratina Ghost Dragon
  #488   Cresselia Psychic
  #494   Victini Psychic Fire
#021 #531   Audino Normal
#147 #564   Tirtouga Water Rock
#148 #565   Carracosta Water Rock
#149 #566   Archen Rock Flying
#150 #567   Archeops Rock Flying
#030 #615   Cryogonal Ice
#205 #638   Cobalion Steel Fighting
#206 #639   Terrakion Rock Fighting
#207 #640   Virizion Grass Fighting
  #641   Tornadus Flying
  #641   Tornadus Flying
  #642   Thundurus Electric Flying
  #642   Thundurus Electric Flying
  #645   Landorus Ground Flying
  #645   Landorus Ground Flying
  #647   Keldeo Water Fighting
  #649   Genesect Bug Steel
#083 #696   Tyrunt Rock Dragon
#084 #697   Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
#085 #698   Amaura Rock Ice
#086 #699   Aurorus Rock Ice
#128 #703   Carbink Rock Fairy
  #716   Xerneas Fairy
  #717   Yveltal Dark Flying
  #718   Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #718   Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #718   Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #719   Diancie Rock Fairy
  #721   Volcanion Fire Water
  #785   Tapu Koko Electric Fairy
  #786   Tapu Lele Psychic Fairy
  #787   Tapu Bulu Grass Fairy
  #788   Tapu Fini Water Fairy
  #793   Nihilego Rock Poison
  #794   Buzzwole Bug Fighting
  #795   Pheromosa Bug Fighting
  #796   Xurkitree Electric
  #797   Celesteela Steel Flying
  #798   Kartana Grass Steel
  #799   Guzzlord Dark Dragon
  #803   Poipole Poison
  #804   Naganadel Poison Dragon
  #805   Stakataka Rock Steel
  #806   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}}}

Legendary Pokémon Dens

Many Legendary Pokémon from the past can be encountered as Dynamax Pokémon and caught while the player is exploring underneath Pokémon Dens during Dynamax Adventures after defeating three Dynamaxed Pokémon. The Legendary Pokémon found at the end of a Den has a 100% Catch rate but can only be captured once, unless the player does not take it. [3]

The following Pokémon have been promoted as appearing in this way.

CTdex Ndex MS Pokémon Type
#202 #144   Articuno Ice Flying
#203 #145   Zapdos Electric Flying
#204 #146   Moltres Fire Flying
  #150   Mewtwo Psychic
  #243   Raikou Electric
  #244   Entei Fire
  #245   Suicune Water
  #249   Lugia Psychic Flying
  #250   Ho-Oh Fire Flying
  #382   Kyogre Water
  #383   Groudon Ground
  #384   Rayquaza Dragon Flying
  #480   Uxie Psychic
  #481   Mesprit Psychic
  #482   Azelf Psychic
  #483   Dialga Steel Dragon
  #484   Palkia Water Dragon
  #485   Heatran Fire Steel
  #487   Giratina Ghost Dragon
  #487   Giratina Ghost Dragon
  #488   Cresselia Psychic
  #641   Tornadus Flying
  #642   Thundurus Electric Flying
  #643   Reshiram Dragon Fire
  #644   Zekrom Dragon Electric
  #645   Landorus Ground Flying
  #646   Kyurem Dragon Ice
  #716   Xerneas Fairy
  #717   Yveltal Dark Flying
  #718   Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #785   Tapu Koko Electric Fairy
  #786   Tapu Lele Psychic Fairy
  #787   Tapu Bulu Grass Fairy
  #788   Tapu Fini Water Fairy
  #791   Solgaleo Psychic Steel
  #792   Lunala Psychic Ghost
  #800   Necrozma Psychic

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 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
Cantonese Chinese 驚異!大神秘!傳說之王&愛馬的牽絆傳說!!
  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
Cantonese Chinese 驚奇!大發現!緊閉的門&傳說的巨人傳說!!
  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
Cantonese Chinese 驚爆!大目擊!聚集在大樹的傳說之鳥傳說!!
  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
Cantonese Chinese 驚世!大傳說!佔滿天空的究極巨穴傳說!!
  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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