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All Pokemon returning in Crown Tundra Expansion Pass

Published: 9/Sep/2020 13:50

by James Busby

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Pokemon Sword and Shield’s upcoming Crown Tundra Expansion will not only introduce new creatures to the series, it will also see the return of many fan-favorites. Here’s all the leaked Pokemon that will be available. 

Game Freak disappointed many fans when they announced that Pokemon Sword and Shield’s National Dex would not be expanded upon. As a result, many iconic Pokemon didn’t make the cut. After all, including every single critter from each generation is a monumental task, especially when the series is now home to 892 unique monsters. 

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While the latest Isle of Armor expansion helped alleviate this issue, it still failed to bring back a large number of Pokemon. Fortunately, the upcoming Crown Tundra DLC aims to further alleviate the missing ‘mon problem. If you want to know which pocket monsters will be obtainable in the Crown Tundra, then check out all the details below.  

When does the Crown Tundra release?

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Pokemon fans won’t need to wait long before they can explore the snow-filled landscapes of the Crown Tundra.

The Crown Tundra was previously given a generic “Fall 2020” release window, but the official Nintendo website states that the Crown Tundra expansion is scheduled for release by 11/30/2020. It certainly looks as though we won’t have to wait too much longer. 

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Crown Tundra leaked Pokemon

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The Crown Tundra aims to bring back plenty of returning Pokemon.

According to a recent leak, the Crown Tundra will see the return of 119 Pokemon. This leak comes via Bulbapedia’s Acting Head of Games, @abcboy101 who found dex entries for each Pokemon in Sword and Shield’s game files. 

These Pokemon dex entries were previously left blank by Game Freak, but the v1.2.0 update saw a number of changes that suggested the dev team were getting ready to put them into the game. Of course, these returning Pokemon could still change before Crown Tundra’s release, so bear that in mind before reading the leaked list below. 

Crown Tundra returning Pokemon

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Crown Tundra will certainly have plenty of old favorites for fans to catch.

It’s important to remember that this list does not include Legendary Pokemon like Mewtwo, Mew, Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion. These Pokemon already have dex entries in Sword and Shield and can be traded via Pokemon HOME. 

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However, the most notable entries here are that of Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres (Galarian forms), Lugia, Ho-Oh, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, and the Gen 3 Legendaries. All of these Pokemon were previously featured alongside other Legendary ‘mons in the Crown Tundra trailer, so it certainly helps add a little credibility to this leak. 

You can check out the full list below: 

  • Nidoran♀
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran♂
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Crobat
  • Smoochum
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Treecko
  • Grovyle
  • Sceptile
  • Torchic
  • Combusken
  • Blaziken
  • Mudkip
  • Marshtomp
  • Swampert
  • Aron
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Swablu
  • Altaria
  • Lileep
  • Cradily
  • Anorith
  • Armaldo
  • Absol
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein
  • Relicanth
  • Bagon
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Spiritomb
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Electivire
  • Magmortar
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Heatran
  • Regigigas
  • Giratina
  • Cresselia
  • Victini
  • Audino
  • Tirtouga
  • Carracosta
  • Archen
  • Archeops
  • Cryogonal
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Genesect
  • Tyrunt
  • Tyrantrum
  • Amaura
  • Aurorus
  • Carbink
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Diancie
  • Volcanion
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini
  • Nihilego
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Poipole
  • Naganadel
  • Stakataka
  • Blacephalon

So, there you have it! That’s all the 119 leaked Pokemon that will likely be present in Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion. 

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How to get Calyrex and Glastrier/Spectrier in the Crown Tundra DLC

Published: 23/Oct/2020 9:35

by Paul Cot

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Pokemon Sword and Shield’s the Crown Tundra DLC is finally available which means trainers can get their hands on the region’s featured Legendary Pokemon, Calyrex.

Calyrex ruled all of Galar throughout ancient times, so it’s safe to say the King Pokemon will be a fantastic addition to your Pokedex. It may not appear strong at just 1.1 meters tall and 7.7kg in weight but it is highly intelligent.

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In fact, it is so clever that it’s said to see every past, present, and future event. Let’s break down how to encounter Calyrex in the Crown Tundra.

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Calyrex is the featured Legendary Pokemon of the new Crown Tundra DLC…

Calyrex location

Finding The King Pokemon is a several step process. Firstly, you’ll need to get to the point of the Crown Tundra story where you obtain the Legendary Clues in Peony’s house. This is located in Freezington.

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From there pick up the Wooden Crown which can be found in his living room. By sheer coincidence (or not), there is a statue just outside where the aforementioned Crown fits like a glove. This is a statue of Calyrex (without its crown) sitting on what is either Glastrier or Spectrier. Put the crown on this statue.

This will cause Calyrex to appear which will result in a battle. The dual grass and psychic-type is relatively easy to defeat.

Following this, it will want you to interact with various NPCs in Freezington to find out whether members of the community remember it for its plentiful harvest.

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Calyrex will share more about its history telling you about its loyal steed – Glastrier or Spectrier (more on that below). As part of the story, you’re required to buy some Carrot Seeds.

Again, coincidentally, a NPC is selling them right by the previous NPCs. This will cost 8 Dynite Ore.

To have this amount you will have needed to have successfully won your first Dynamax Adventure. If you haven’t, you’ll need to go back and do so.

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Calyrex will then want you to choose between two locations to grow the carrots. One of them is a plot of land by gravestones and the other is in a field of “pristine snow”.

Glastrier and Spectrier

This is where the other Legendary Pokemon from the Crown Tundra come into play. Spectrier and Glastrier are Horse Pokemon with different typings.

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The former is a ghost-type while the latter is ice. Therefore, it will come as no surprise Calyrex summons Spectrier when you plant the Carrot Seeds by the gravestones and Glastrier when planted by the pristine snow.

Whichever one you choose will result in you battling it back in Freezington. When you defeat it, you will obtain a tuft of Mane Hair.

This will then be used to construct the Reins of Unity. To do that you’ll need to talk to Calyrex (again) – at this point, you’re getting to know each other well – and it will give you the Radiant Petal. Take both of these to the Mayor’s House and Peony will give you the Reins of Unity.

Now you can make your way to the Crown Shrine which is located at the top of the Crown Tundra. Calyrex will be waiting for you.

Place the Carrot in the Shrine and either Spectrier or Glastrier will come for it. Calyrex will take this opportunity to jump on it. After seemingly taming it, the two fuse together to create the Shadow Rider or Ice Rider fusion forms.

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Calyrex fuses with Glastrier/Spectrier when it jumps on it and tames it…

Reins of Unity

Now Calyrex’s fusion form is waiting for you to battle it (and capture). Although you can battle it as many times as you want, it’s probably wise to save it beforehand to avoid having to get all the way back up to the Crown Shrine.

It can be difficult to capture, so make sure you have a relatively strong team and a lot of PokeBalls. Unfortunately, Calyrex is one of the few Pokemon that are Shiny locked in the Crown Tundra, so don’t waste your time soft resetting, a Shiny isn’t going to happen!

When you do capture Calyrex’s in its Shadow or Ice Rider form, you can actually use the Reins of Unity to separate the two Pokemon. This results in two Pokedex entries!

For those asking whether you can catch both Glastrier and Spectrier, no you can’t, at least not on the same save file. The process of capturing Calyrex sounds long-winded, but it’s actually pretty simple and is naturally achieved by going through the story.

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