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Following today’s Pokemon Sword/Shield Expansion Pass presentation, The Pokemon Company passed along an announcement recapping all of the news for The Crown Tundra. A new set of screenshots and art are available as well.

Here’s the full roundup:

A few months ago, a new item was datamined for Pokemon Sword/Shield. It was thought that The Crown Tundra would be introducing a new way to change a Pokemon’s ability.

With today’s news about the DLC, it’s now been officially confirmed. The Crown Tundra will feature the item known as the Ability Patch, which allows players to change the ability of a Pokemon to its Hidden Ability.


The full presentation for today’s Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass is now available. If you missed any part of the broadcast, you can catch up on it below.

Update: Another code is already live. Use 1CH00SEY0U for the Partner Cap Pikachu event.

Original: To celebrate the upcoming release of The Crown Tundra in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, a new promotion is planned involving Pikachu.

The Pokemon Company will be revealing new codes in the days to come. By entering these codes in-game, players can get their hands on special versions of Ash’s Pikachu. A total of eight are planned with different caps.

The first special Pikachu can be obtained with code P1KACHUGET. Stay tuned for more codes in the near future.

The Pokemon Company and Game Freak have dated the second portion of the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass. The Crown Tundra will launch on October 22, the two sides revealed today.

The Crown Tundra features a new story and adventure, the return of Legendary Pokemon from past games, and the Galarian Star Tournament.

A bundle containing Pokemon Sword/Shield with the game and Expansion Pass arrives on November 6.

New information about the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass will be revealed tomorrow, September 29, The Pokemon Company has announced.

A video will air at the following times:

A new Max Raid Battle event has gone live in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. This time around, creatures evolved from a Moon Stone/Sun Stone are featured.

Here are some additional details:

There’s another distribution happening in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, though the window for it is very short. During the Pokemon Korea 2020 Champion Invitational live stream, a code was shared to obtain the King’s Rock item.

Follow the steps below to claim yours:

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have updated, which have cycled out the current event for Max Raid Battles.

One of the main highlights is that in Pokemon Sword, Gigantamax Appletun and Gigantamax Toxtricity (Low Key Form) encounters will be more common. For Pokemon Shield, it’s Gigantamax Flapple and Gigantamax Toxtricity (Amped Form).

In celebration of the Pokemon Players Cup, a code has been released to obtain Porygon2 in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. The creature is “expertly trained to battle with Trick Room strategies”.

To receive Porygon2, go through the following steps: