The Isle of Armor DLC was released in Pokemon Sword and Shield, but that inadvertently seems to have led to leaks of details about the Crown Tundra expansion in advance.
The second DLC won’t launch until Fall 2020, but some smart trainers have managed to extract fascinating information. Now, before continuing, there are a couple of caveats:
- This information is not absolutely confirmed and may change before Crown Tundra is published.
- This leak contains spoilers
Pokémon coming back
Let’s start with the Pokémon that will finally return in the Crown Tundra. In total there will be 119 additional species returning.
Among them there are also many Legendaries, which is safe to say that the coaches will be delighted. They include Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres (presumably in their Galarian forms), Lugia, Ho-Oh, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Celesteela, and even the Gen 7 Ultra Beasts.
Other notable additions include the Dratini line, the Bagon line, the Gible line, and the Gen 3 starters. Trainers will have plenty of options!
Elsewhere, it appears that someone made the mistake of including Crown Tundra’s flight locations in the Isle of Armor DLC. You can see various places on the map where you can fly, but obviously they don’t exist, at least not at the moment.
The Crown Tundra will be located in the south of the Galar region and will presumably be attached to it. That’s what the flight locations suggest, anyway.
Of course if you try to fly there the game crashes. However, this is not surprising. Flight locations are one thing, but leaving the Expansion Pass there by mistake would be something else entirely.
Here are all the Fly locations for The Crown Tundra: As expected when trying to warp there, the game just crashes (no outside world models exist). pic.twitter.com/ef3NLLcuyg
– Matt (@mattyoukhana_) June 23, 2020
Crown Tundra is more based on history
While Armor Island is apparently about catching Pokemon, it looks like Crown Tundra will be much more story-centric. Titles of what appear to be four chapters have already been found within the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass.
- A legendary tree of three legendary
- The terrible titans … lurking locked up
- They came from The Ultra Beyond!
- The sacred ties of the sovereign and the steed!
What these exciting titles will involve only time will reveal. One of them even hints at hunting the Ultra Beasts that we also alluded to earlier.
Kubfu is the legendary Pokémon that appears on the Isle of Armor and it seems that Calyrex, although mythical, is the equivalent of Crown Tundra. Like Kubfu, it appears that Calyrex will be able to evolve in one of two ways.
The DLC code suggests that there are two new Pokemon that will work similarly to Single Strike and Rapid Strike Urshifu. This would be fascinating if it were true, since the only Mythical Pokémon that is capable of evolving through the National Pokédex is Meltan.
That’s a lot of information to digest, but we recommend moderating that emotion: Pokemon Sword and Shield The Crown Tundra is still several months away.