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Pokemon Sword/Shield - Ash's Pikachu

A special promotion has been taking place in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield over the past month or so to celebrate the launch of The Crown Tundra. Several passwords were released so that players could obtain a plethora of Pikachu, each wearing one of Ash Ketchu’s iconic caps. Eight have been up for grabs in total.

Time is almost running out as the codes will be expiring at the end of November. As a reminder, here’s the full set:

Nintendo’s third “Switch My Way” commercial this week is for the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Expansion Pas. Have a look at the advert below.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are now featuring Skwovet as part of the latest Max Raid Battle event. The creature will appear more often, and if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one.

There’s also an increased number of Cherubi, Amoonguss, Shiinotic, and Greedent in Max Raid Battles. Additionally, Berries will be plentiful.

Pokemon Sword/Shield Expansion Pass - The Crown Tundra

Nintendo has put out another “Switch My Way” commercial, this time featuring The Crown Tundra as part of the Pokemon Sword/Shield Expansion Pass. View it below.


The Pokemon Company today revealed details regarding the distribution of Zarude in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield in North America.

To obtain the Rogue Monkey Pokemon, you’ll need to sign up for the Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter by November 20. An email will then be delivered with a password to add the creature to your game. You can sign up here.

Here’s some additional information about Zarude:

Dada Zarude

Tying in with Pokemon the Movie Coco, a special distribution is happening for Pokemon Sword/Shield. Dada Zarude will be offered to fans, who comes wearing a Celebi cape – just like the film.

Dada Zarude comes in at level 70. Jungle Heal, Hammer Arm, Power Whip, and Energy Ball are the included moves. Additionally, it has a Choice Scarf item.

Here’s a trailer for Dada Zarude:

Pokemon Sword/Shield - The Crown Tundra

It wasn’t until Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield that the series received major DLC. Whereas past entries often saw a third game/version later on, the two Switch titles were instead given expansions in the form of The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra.

Game Informer recently asked The Pokemon Company about this new approach. Regarding DLC and whether they take the approach of traditional follow-up third games, they said:

The new Crown Tundra DLC for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield added new Legendary Pokemon to the mix. The full set has now been introduced: Glastrier, Spectrier, and Ice/Shadow Rider Calyrex.

Here’s the full rundown:

Pokemon Sword/Shield

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have shifted the latest Max Raid Battle event, which puts the spotlight on a couple of Gigantamax Pokemon and more.

The Bug-type Pokemon Butterfree, Shuckle, and Ninjask will appear more frequently in Dens. The same goes for the Poison-type creatures Vileplume, Toxicroak, and Garbodor. You’ll also have a greater chance of encountering Gigantamax Butterfree and Gigantamax Garbodor.

A new Pikachu distribution for Pokemon Sword and Shield is now live. World Cap Pikachu is now available to players.

Follow the steps below to claim World Cap Pikachu.

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