The Official Pokémon YouTube channel will broadcast a Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Updates video at 9:00AM EST / 6AM PST on September 29th, 2020. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.


The official Japanese Twitter account also announced that a special video, Gotcha! will be shown during the presentation. The video features a brand new song from the Japanese rock group Bump of Chicken and the song is titled Acacia (アカシア). Subtitles for the song will be available in 9 different languages.

See New Updates for The Crown Tundra in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Tune in on September 29 to watch a special presentation about the next chapter in the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.

The Crown Tundra, the second half of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, is almost here! You can get the latest update about this new adventure in the Galar region by tuning in here or to the official Pokémon YouTube channel on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 13:00 UTC. This special video presentation will discuss some of the exciting new features you'll find in The Crown Tundra.

Remember, you can purchase the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass now and immediately begin exploring The Isle of Armor, the first part of this extended journey. The Crown Tundra will be unlocked when it releases at a later date.



Newly Discovered Pokémon, Special In-Game Events, and More Revealed for Second Set of Downloadable Content for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Connectivity between Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME Also Coming Soon

Today, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced that The Crown Tundra, the second set of downloadable content for the blockbuster Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, will launch on October 22. In The Crown Tundra, Trainers can explore a vast, frigid landscape with jagged, snowy mountains and drifts of glittering snow. The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass are available for purchase in Nintendo eShop[1]. Starting on November 6, Trainers will have the opportunity to purchase bundle packs consisting of the Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield base game as well as that game’s corresponding Expansion Pass, which includes The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra.[2] These bundle packs are well suited for Trainers who have yet to embark on their journeys in the Galar region.

During a video presentation, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, also unveiled newly discovered Pokémon, new game features, and exciting in-game bonuses for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield or the Expansion Passes, as well as updates to Pokémon GO.

Newly Discovered Pokémon

Galarian Slowking

Galarian Slowking
Category: Hexpert Pokémon
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175.3 lbs.
Type: Poison/Psychic
Ability: Curious Medicine

A Shellder bite set off a reaction between the chemicals secreted by Galarian Slowpoke’s brain and the spices inside its body, causing Slowpoke to gain the Poison type as it evolved into Galarian Slowking. Galarian Slowking have been observed uttering incantations in order to communicate with each other and appear to chant mysterious spells when using moves in battle. Galarian Slowking’s Ability, Curious Medicine, is a new Ability introduced in The Crown Tundra.

Galarian Slowking

Gigantamax Melmetal
Height: 82'+
Weight: ????.? lbs.
Type: Steel
Ability: Iron Fist

While Gigantamaxed, the Mythical Pokémon Melmetal can use its flexible and elastic liquid-metal body to land punches even when opponents keep their distance. Steel-type attacks used by Gigantamax Melmetal will change to G-Max Meltdown, a powerful move that slams opponents with shock waves and swirling liquid metal. This move doesn’t only deal damage to opponents—it also prevents them from using the same move consecutively.

Dynamax Adventures

In Dynamax Adventures, players will team up with three other Trainers to explore a Pokémon Den where Dynamax Pokémon are said to lurk. Instead of their regular Pokémon team, players and their fellow Trainers will choose Pokémon that they can temporarily use for battle (rental Pokémon) to bring along into the depths of the den. Players will have to work together with their three teammates in a Max Raid Battle whenever they encounter a wild Dynamax Pokémon during their exploration. If they win the battle, players will have the opportunity to catch the Pokémon, and one Trainer on the team can swap the newly caught Pokémon for the Pokémon they had before. Trainers can delve even deeper into the den with Endless Dynamax Adventures, which enable the player to continue until they lose a battle.

Legendary Pokémon

With The Crown Tundra, Trainers will be able to encounter every Legendary Pokémon that’s appeared in the main series of Pokémon video games. Players can find—and catch—Legendary Pokémon during their travels in the Crown Tundra or while they’re on Dynamax Adventures.[3]

Special Event with Pikachu

To celebrate the launch of The Crown Tundra, there will be a special in-game event for players to receive eight different Pikachu for their teams. Beginning Tuesday, September 29, and up through Friday, October 30, Trainers can find special passwords in various places including the Play Pokémon Twitter feed, and the Pokémon Trainer Club e-mail newsletter. When Trainers enter the passwords into their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, they can obtain Pikachu—and not just one but eight, each donning a different cap.[4]

Connectivity between Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME

In addition to news about The Crown Tundra, The Pokémon Company also announced that connectivity between Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME will be available by the end of the year. This will allow Trainers to send Pokémon they’ve caught in Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME. From there, some of these Pokémon can be brought into Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.[5]

[1] Full version of game required to use the Expansion Pass for that game. Games and Expansion Passes sold separately. Each Expansion Pass is only compatible with the game version of the same name.
[2] This bundle pack contains the same game content you would receive by purchasing either Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield (physical or downloadable version) and the corresponding Expansion Pass separately. All included software comes preloaded on a single game card.
[3] Some Legendary Pokémon appear only in Pokémon Sword with the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass, while others appear only in Pokémon Shield with the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
[4] These forms of Pikachu will be available to claim until 6:59 a.m. PST on Monday, November 30. The Mystery Gift menu (needed to claim these Pikachu) will be available in the game by the time the player has reached the first Pokémon Center. This occurs after about an hour of gameplay. However, individual gameplay time may vary. An internet connection is required to claim these Pikachu. A paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required to claim these Pikachu. These Pikachu cannot be evolved. These Pikachu cannot be fed Max Soup, which is featured in The Isle of Armor (released as part one of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass). Players can receive these Pikachu only once in a single save file. Purchase of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass is not required to receive these Pikachu. The details of this event may be changed at any time without notice.
[5] Players must have completed the tutorial section of the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME in order to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO. Some special Pokémon cannot be sent to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO. Pokémon transferred to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO cannot be returned to Pokémon GO. In order to bring certain Pokémon that were caught in Pokémon GO and then transferred to Pokémon HOME into a Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, the Pokémon must either be registered in the Pokédex of that game or have been obtained at least once in that game.

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