Pokemon Crown Tundra leak reveals list of new items coming soon

Pokemon Crown Tundra leak reveals list of new items coming soon

Published: 20/Jul/2020 12:34

by David Purcell


The Crown Tundra DLC hype for Pokemon Sword and Shield just ramped up another notch as a data miner has revealed a whole host of new items that will be included in the add-on.

Game Freak’s next major update for their latest games will come as part of the Expansion Pass this Fall, with another area of the Galar Region set to open its shores to players for the first time.

The Isle of Armor has been an interesting experience for members of the community, allowing them to finally get their hands on some Alolan forms and even check out a new Galarian form of Slowbro – not to mention everything else included.

Well, in The Crown Tundra, there’s going to be plenty more to talk about.

Calyrex Evolution
Clues in the game’s code has previously suggested the Mythical Calyrex could have an evolution – and a new item for the Pokemon has been discovered.

Following on from their previous discovery of a new item that gives Pokemon Hidden Abilities, Twitter user mattyoukhana_ appears to have found another bunch of items in the Pokemon Sword and Shield internal files.

Many of the files are encrypted (17 in total) and their names haven’t been unveiled just yet, but the ones this user has discovered include the following:

  • 1590: Calyrex fusion related (fuse)
  • 1591: Calyrex fusion related (separate)
  • 1592: Galarian Slowking evo item
  • 1604: Armorite Ore equivalent
  • 1606: Hidden Ability Capsule
  • 1589: Mark Charm

Previous data mines have reported that the game’s next legendary, Calyrex, may well evolve in the Expansion Pass. Now, it looks like two items specific to the species will be included as well.

That’s mentioned, as well as final confirmation that Galarian Slowpoke will need an item only found in this new territory to turn into Galarian Slowking. We haven’t yet been given a look at the final form that can be seen in The Crown Tundra just yet, though.

As the days count down towards the final reveal of the next DLC pack, we’ll keep you updated on more leaks and official announcements before its release this Fall. Hopefully, more details will emerge regarding these items shortly.

How to catch Dragonite easily in Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:56

by Brent Koepp


One of the most popular Pokemon of all time, Dragonite, can now be caught in Sword & Shield. The lovable orange dragon was added to the RPG in its second DLC, The Crown Tundra. Here is how you can catch the majestic beast fast. 

In a first for the franchise, Game Freak opted out of a third game for its eighth generation release, Sword & Shield, in favor of an Expansion Pass. And on October 22, the Nintendo Switch title got its second DLC, The Crown Tundra.

The massive update brought a host of past gen favorites to Galar, including the beloved ‘mon Dragonite. The majestic beast has an incredibly low spawn rate, however a new method will have you catching it in literally no time at all.

dragonite pokedex entry
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Dragonite can now be caught in Sword & Shield.

How to catch Dragonite quickly in Pokemon Crown Tundra

Introduced in 1996, Dragonite has been one of the most beloved Pokemon for decades. According to its Pokedex entry, the creature is “kindhearted, and if it spots a drowning person or Pokémon, Dragonite simply must help them.”

While not a Legendary, the character is a fan favorite. Unfortunately for Sword & Shield owners, it also has one of the lowest spawn rates in the Crown Tundra DLC, with its lower evolutions having a 5% chance of showing up.

Thankfully, a method has been discovered that forces the monster to spawn. We will cover the steps below on how to find the Dragon-type, and it’ll have you adding it to your team in the quickest way possible.

ballimere lake map pokemon sword shield
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Dragonite can easily be found at Ballimere Lake near the Dyna Tree.

Steps to quickly catching Dragonite

  • Step 1: Hit the Home button on your Switch, and go to System Settings. Next, scroll down to the very bottom and click System. Go to Date and Time and set Synchronize Clock via Internet to OFF. Lastly, set your date to September 3, 2020.
  • Step 2: Fast travel to the Dyna Tree location. If step 1 was performed correctly, it should be thunderstorm weather. After spawning in front of the tree, immediately take a right, then a second right looping backwards. Cut across the grass and take the ramp down to the lower level.
  • Step 3: Due to the thunder, Dragonite will spawn in this location. You will see the lovable orange dragon walking around the overworld. Save your game first, then run into it and engage in a battle.
  • Step 4: We recommend using a Pokemon with False Swipe, or a sleep move. Using an Ultra Ball or higher will increase your odds. Should you accidentally knock it out or run out of items, reload your save and the monster will be in the exact same spot.
thunderstorm in pokemon crown tundra
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Dragonite walks around the overworld only during thunderstorms.

Dragonite in Pokemon Max Raid dens

Another method to securing Dragonite is through Max Raid dens. According to popular Pokemon outlet Serebii, there are five raid dens that the monster shows up in.

Based on tests we ran though, the weather method at Ballimere Lake is infinitely faster. However, those that want to catch the character this way can do so at the locations below.

  • Giant’s Bed
  • Path to the Peak
  • Frigid Sea
  • Three-Point Pass
  • Ballimere Lake
dragonite max raid battle
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The Dragon can also be found in Raid dens.

There are two other methods to get the orange Dragon, and that is either capturing its lower evolution Dratini in Dynamax Adventures, or finding it at Ballimere Lake at a 5% spawn rate. However the thunderstorm method is almost instant.

The Crown Tundra has given Sword & Shield players hours of new gameplay with the host of Legendaries and new monsters they can catch. Thankfully, Dragonite is fairly easy to secure.