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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.

Pokemon Sword/Shield

In celebration of Halloween, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are promoting Ghost-type Pokemon in the latest Max Raid Battle event.

Cofagrigus, Trevenant, Mimikyu, and Polteageist will appear more frequently in Pokemon Dens. Players may also encounter a Shiny Gourgeist if they’re lucky.

Pokemon Sword/Shield - The Crown Tundra

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have added another large batch of creatures to collect stemming from The Crown Tundra’s expansion. It’ll take a bit of time, but over 200 Pokemon have been added to the games.

When you do manage to complete the latest Pokedex, you’ll have the opportunity to obtain a few rewards. You’ll want to head on over to the first station at Slippery Slope and speak with the lady inside.

Assuming you’ve completed the Pokedex, you’ll be given the following:

Pokemon Sword/Shield - The Crown Tundra

The Crown Tundra expansion for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield has a few new elements such as Dynamax Adventures. Here players can find and catch various creatures, including Legendary Pokemon that have appeared in previous entries in the series.

If you’re looking to add Shiny Pokemon to your collection, you may want to pursue Dynamax Adventures. Based on new information uncovered by dataminer SciresM, it seems that the odds of an encounter are fairly high – especially when compared to normal battles in the wild.

Here’s the full breakdown:

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