Crown Tundra exclusive Pokemon & DLC release date potentially leaked

Crown Tundra exclusive Pokemon & DLC release date potentially leaked

Published: 25/Aug/2020 15:49 Updated: 26/Aug/2020 8:51

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Galar Region will soon be given another Expansion Pass shakeup with The Crown Tundra DLC, and a new leak has potentially revealed exclusive legendaries along with the release date. 

Downloadable content is something not many fans were expecting from Game Freak, although they delivered the first expansion in June with the Isle of Armor. Since then, not much has been said about the next island players will be able to visit, and there’s still no word on when it will launch.

“Fall 2020” is just about all we have in terms of official confirmation. In the absence of official details as well, the rumor mill has been turning as you might expect.

The latest apparent leak to surface might well be the most comprehensive so far as well, so let’s run through its contents.

Huge Pokemon Crown Tundra DLC leak: Galar Region

Crown Tundra DLC
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The Crown Tundra has a distinct ice theme to it.

Ice, snow, and more ice. That’s what is waiting for us in the next area of the Galar Region.

Other than that, Pokemon like Slowking will finally make their way into the game – along with a batch of others that didn’t show their face in the Isle of Armor. It actually suggests Slowking will be a Ghost/Psychic type, but other than that there will be no more Galarian forms introduced.

A new leak, which is included in the video of YouTuber Mudkip Memo, suggests that the next update will be available on October 23, which does sound like a plausible launch window.

Galar Region DLC story leak (potential spoilers)

The apparently leaked information claimed to have much more intel than just a release date, though. With some potential story spoilers included.

Aside from that, the following notes were made:

  • Players will receive Crown Pass to enter Crown Tundra
  • Following Pokemon returns
  • Peony is going to be Rose’s brother
  • Peony’s daughter will be called Margaret, with an ace of Galarian Slowking
  • Person gives you Hoenn Starter, and you can only choose one
  • Legendary Trees scattered around Crown Tundra will be for catching Galarian Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno
  • Need to catch Zacian or Zamazenta before encountering legendary birds
  • Can catch sacred bonds of Sovereign and Steed
Zacian and Zamazenta in Pokemon
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Catching Zacian or Zamazenta might be your first step to getting the original legendary bird Pokemon.

Exclusive Crown Tundra Pokemon, Legendaries, and fossils

There will be exclusive Pokemon for both Sword and Shield waiting to be caught in the Crown Tundra, according to the source. Many might have expected this to be the case anyway, and the anonymous leaker has posted a short list to boot.

  • Pokemon Sword: Elekid line, Bagon line, Gible line, Dome Fossil, Claw Fossil, Jaw Fossil, Raikou, Ho-Oh, Latios, Groudon, Dialga, Tornadus, Reshiram, Xerneas, Solgaleo, Buzzwole, Kartana, Blacephalon
  • Pokemon Shield: Magby line, Beldum line, Dratini line, Helix Fossil, Root Fossil, Cover Fossil, Sail Fossil, Entei, Lugia, Latias, Palkia, Kyogre, Thundurus, Zekrom, Yvetal, Lunala, Pheremosa, Celesteela, Stakataka

Fossils may also be exclusive to each game as well, just like those found in the Wild Area, it states. Old Amber will be likely to feature. The Digging Duo will be crossing the sea with us to get there as well, if this information is to be believed. It also says these can be received as well on Route 6.

It’s also suggested that no Mega Evolutions, Ultra Necrozma, and Primals will feature.

Fossil Pokemon in Sword and Shield
Fossils can be found by the Digging Duo already, and there might be more yet in the Crown Tundra.

Exclusive legendaries and Regi info

It also claims some legendaries will be exclusive to each game, while the Regi Pokemon will be found at the Regi Ruins.

Now, just like any other leak, we would encourage you to take it all with a pinch of salt for now. No matter how accurate or comprehensive these apparent leaks can be perceived to be, many do end up not holding water.

Once official details on the Crown Tundra are released, we’ll be the first to let you know. A handful of these notes would be interesting additions, though, and many trainers will agree on that.


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

Published: 23/Oct/2020 9:35

by Paul Cot


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.

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.

Calyrex Shiny Lock
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Calyrex Glastrier
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.