The Crown Tundra

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

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.


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 his 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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Key visual drawn by Tomohiro Kitakaze.[1]


The characters Peony and Peonia make their appearances.


The Version 1.3.0 patch was released in conjunction with the launch of The Crown Tundra, allowing players to access these new and returning Pokémon even if they have not purchased the Expansion Pass with the help of trading and Pokémon HOME. However, it is impossible to obtain Ice Rider Calyrex or Shadow Rider Calyrex without purchasing the Expansion Pass, as Pokémon fusions cannot be traded and the necessary combining item is a Key Item.

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.

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, 66 of which appear in the Crown Tundra Pokédex. These include:

CTdex Ndex MS Pokémon Type
#065 #0029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison
#066 #0030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison
#067 #0031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
#068 #0032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison
#069 #0033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison
#070 #0034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
#144 #0041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
#145 #0042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
#014 #0124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
#016 #0125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric
#019 #0126 Magmar Magmar Fire
#123 #0138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
#124 #0139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
#125 #0140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
#126 #0141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
#127 #0142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
#202 #0144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
#202 #144G Articuno Articuno Psychic Flying
#203 #0145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
#203 #145G Zapdos Zapdos Fighting Flying
#204 #0146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
#204 #146G Moltres Moltres Dark Flying
#194 #0147 Dratini Dratini Dragon
#195 #0148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon
#196 #0149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
#146 #0169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
#013 #0238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
#015 #0239 Elekid Elekid Electric
#018 #0240 Magby Magby Fire
  #0243 Raikou Raikou Electric
  #0244 Entei Entei Fire
  #0245 Suicune Suicune Water
  #0249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
  #0250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
  #0252 Treecko Treecko Grass
  #0253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass
  #0254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass
  #0255 Torchic Torchic Fire
  #0256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
  #0257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
  #0258 Mudkip Mudkip Water
  #0259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
  #0260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
#191 #0304 Aron Aron Steel Rock
#192 #0305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock
#193 #0306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
#035 #0333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying
#036 #0334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
#183 #0345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass
#184 #0346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
#185 #0347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
#186 #0348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
#107 #0359 Absol Absol Dark
#159 #0363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water
#160 #0364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water
#161 #0365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
#187 #0369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock
#113 #0371 Bagon Bagon Dragon
#114 #0372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon
#115 #0373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
#129 #0374 Beldum Beldum Steel Psychic
#130 #0375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
#131 #0376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
#197 #0377 Regirock Regirock Rock
#198 #0378 Regice Regice Ice
#199 #0379 Registeel Registeel Steel
  #0380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
  #0381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
  #0382 Kyogre Kyogre Water
  #0383 Groudon Groudon Ground
  #0384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
#047 #0442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
#116 #0443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
#117 #0444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
#118 #0445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
#017 #0466 Electivire Electivire Electric
#020 #0467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire
  #0480 Uxie Uxie Psychic
  #0481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic
  #0482 Azelf Azelf Psychic
  #0483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
  #0484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
  #0485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
  #0486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal
  #0487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
  #487O Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
  #0488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic
  #0494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
#021 #0531 Audino Audino Normal
#147 #0564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
#148 #0565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
#149 #0566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
#150 #0567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
#030 #0615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice
  #0641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying
  #641T Tornadus Tornadus Flying
  #0642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
  #642T Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
  #0645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
  #645T Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
  #0649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
#083 #0696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon
#084 #0697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
#085 #0698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
#086 #0699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
#128 #0703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy
  #0716 Xerneas Xerneas Fairy
  #0717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
  #0718 Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #718T Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #718C Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground
  #0719 Diancie Diancie Rock Fairy
  #0721 Volcanion Volcanion Fire Water
  #0785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko Electric Fairy
  #0786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele Psychic Fairy
  #0787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu Grass Fairy
  #0788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini Water Fairy
  #0793 Nihilego Nihilego Rock Poison
  #0794 Buzzwole Buzzwole Bug Fighting
  #0795 Pheromosa Pheromosa Bug Fighting
  #0796 Xurkitree Xurkitree Electric
  #0797 Celesteela Celesteela Steel Flying
  #0798 Kartana Kartana Grass Steel
  #0799 Guzzlord Guzzlord Dark Dragon
  #0803 Poipole Poipole Poison
  #0804 Naganadel Naganadel Poison Dragon
  #0805 Stakataka Stakataka Rock Steel
  #0806 Blacephalon Blacephalon Fire Ghost


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}}}


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 as 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.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冠之雪原 Gūn-jī Syutyùhn
Mandarin 冠之雪原 Guān-zhī Xuěyuán
France Flag.png French Les terres enneigées de la Couronne
Germany Flag.png German Die Schneelande der Krone
Italy Flag.png Italian Le terre innevate della corona
South Korea Flag.png Korean 왕관의 설원 Wanggwan-ui Seorwon
Russia Flag.png Russian Корона Снежной Земли Korona Snezhnoy Zemli *
Горная тундра Gornaya tundra *
Spain Flag.png Spanish Las nieves de la corona
Thailand Flag.png Thai ทุ่งหิมะแห่งมงกุฎ Thunghima-haeng Mongkut

The Sacred Bonds of Sovereign and Steed!

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 驚異!大神秘!傳說之王&愛馬的牽絆傳說!!
Gīngyih! Daaih Sàhnbei! Chyùhnsyut-jī Wòhng & Oimáh-dīk Hīnbuhn Chyùhnsyut!!
Mandarin 驚異!大神秘!傳說之王&愛馬的牽絆傳說!! / 惊异!大神秘!传说之王&爱马的牵绊传说!!
Jīngyì! Dà Shénmì! Chuánshuō-zhī Wáng & Àimǎ-de Qiānbàn Chuánshuō!!
France Flag.png French Un roi, un destrier : une unité parfaite ?! La grande enquête !!!
Germany Flag.png German Mystischer Bund! Der Legendäre König und sein treues Ross!
Italy Flag.png Italian Il profondo legame fra il re leggendario e il suo fido destriero!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신비! 전설의 왕과 애마의 유대 전설!
Sinbi! Jeonseorui Wanggwa Aemaui Yudae Jeonseol!
Spain Flag.png Spanish La unión inquebrantable de un rey y su corcel

The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 驚奇!大發現!緊閉的門&傳說的巨人傳說!!
Gīngkèih! Daaih Faatyihn! Gán Bai-dīk Mùhn & Chyùhnsyut-dīk Geuihyàhn Chyùhnsyut
Mandarin 驚奇!大發現!緊閉的門&傳說的巨人傳說!! / 惊奇!大发现!紧闭的门&传说的巨人传说! !
Jīngqí! Dà fāxiàn! Jǐn Bì-de Mén & Chuánshuō-de Jùrén Chuánshuō!!
France Flag.png French Des portes scellées, des colosses antiques : un public perplexe !!!
Germany Flag.png German Aufregende Entdeckung! Legendäre Giganten und verschlossene Tore!
Italy Flag.png Italian Le porte sigillate e i giganti leggendari!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 발견! 열리지 않는 문과 전설의 거인 전설!!
Balgyeon! Yeolliji Anhneun Mungwa Jeonseorui Geoin Jeonseol!!
Spain Flag.png Spanish Los gigantes legendarios tras las puertas selladas

A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three!

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 驚爆!大目擊!聚集在大樹的傳說之鳥傳說!!
Gēng Baau! Daaih Muhkgīk! Jeuihjaahp Joih Daaihsyuh-dīk Chyùhnsyut-jī Níuh Chyùhnsyut
Mandarin 驚爆!大目擊!聚集在大樹的傳說之鳥傳說!! / 惊爆!大目击!聚集在大树的传说之鸟传说! !
Jīng Bào! Dà Mùjī! Jùjí Zài Dàshù-de Chuánshuō-zhī Niǎo Chuánshuō!!
France Flag.png French Un arbre mythique, des oiseaux de légende : la foule s'affole !!!
Germany Flag.png German Sagenhafte Sichtung! Legendäre Vögel am kolossalen Baum!
Italy Flag.png Italian L'albero dei Pokémon alati leggendari!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 목격! 거목에 모여드는 전설의 새 전설!!
Mokgyeok! Geomoge Moyeodeuneun Jeonseorui Sae Jeonseol!!
Spain Flag.png Spanish Las aves legendarias en torno al gran árbol

They Came From The Ultra Beyond!

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 驚世!大傳說!佔滿天空的究極巨穴傳說!!
Gēngsai! Daaih Chyùhnsyut! Jim Múhn Tīnhūng-dīk Gaugihk Geuih Yuht Chyùhnsyut!!
Mandarin 驚世!大傳說!佔滿天空的究極巨穴傳說!! / 惊世!大传说!占满天空的究极巨穴传说!!
Jīngshì! Dà Chuánshuō! Zhàn Mǎn Tiānkōng-de Jiūjí Jù Xuè Chuánshuō!!
France Flag.png French Un Ciel Menaçant, un Ultra-Trou béant : info ou intox ?
Germany Flag.png German Legendärer Anblick! Ein ultragrosses Loch klafft am Himmel!
Italy Flag.png Italian L'ultrasquarcio che lacera il cielo!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전설! 하늘을 뒤덮은 울트라한 구멍 전설!!
Jeonseol! Haneureul Dwideopeun Ulteurahan Gumeong Jeonseol!!
Spain Flag.png Spanish El inquietante ultraagujero que abrió los cielos


  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.


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