The Crown Tundra Launches For Pokémon Sword and Shield Next Month

Click to learn how to get two special Pikachu’s in-game right now!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 09/29/2020 19:28 Comment on this     ShareThis

Fans have been clamoring to learn the launch date for the second batch of DLC in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and now they know: October 23! Finally, Trainers around the globe will be able to partake in the adventures that lie in wait on the Crown Tundra.

The Crown Tundra is bringing with it quite a few new things to enjoy alongside the entire frosted world it brings in tow. Here are the details:

New Pokémon Discovered

  • Galarian Slowking
  • Gigantamax Melmetal

Dynamax Adventures

In Dynamax Adventures, players will team up with three other Trainers to explore a Pokémon Den where Dynamax Pokémon are said to lurk. Instead of their regular Pokémon team, players and their fellow Trainers will choose Pokémon that they can temporarily use for battle (rental Pokémon) to bring along into the depths of the den. Players will have to work together with their three teammates in a Max Raid Battle whenever they encounter a wild Dynamax Pokémon during their exploration. If they win the battle, players will have the opportunity to catch the Pokémon, and one Trainer on the team can swap the newly caught Pokémon for the Pokémon they had before. Trainers can delve even deeper into the den with Endless Dynamax Adventures, which enable the player to continue until they lose a battle.

Legendary Pokémon 

With The Crown Tundra, Trainers will be able to encounter every Legendary Pokémon that’s appeared in the main series of Pokémon video games. Players can find—and catch—Legendary Pokémon during their travels in the Crown Tundra or while they’re on Dynamax Adventures.

Special Pikachu Event

To celebrate the launch of The Crown Tundra, there will be a special in-game event for players to receive eight different Pikachu for their teams. Beginning Tuesday, September 29, and up through Friday, October 30, Trainers can find special passwords in various places including the Play Pokémon Twitter feed, and the Pokémon Trainer Club e-mail newsletter. When Trainers enter the passwords into their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, they can obtain Pikachu—and not just one but eight, each donning a different cap.

Note that Pikachu is available right now in Sword and Shield: here are two codes to unlock a couple of different variants of the beloved electric mouse:

  • Pikachu w/Original Cap: P1KACHUGET
  • Pikachu w/Partner Cap: 1CH00SEY0U

As a refresher, here’s how to download these Pikachu into your game:

  1. Launch Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.
  2. Chose Mystery Gift in the “X” menu.
  3. Choose Get a Mystery Gift.
  4. Choose Get with Code/Password to connect to the Internet.
  5. Enter the password.
  6. The Pikachu will then enter your game.

Exciting stuff! New ‘Mon, new places to roam, and even free Pikachus—what do you think about today’s Pokémon news? Tell us below and in the comments!

Source: The Pokémon Company Press Release

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