Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra DLC brings back a variety of returning Pokémon that had previously been left out of the Nintendo Switch game’s Pokédex. While the whole list of secret catches might take a while to be uncovered, intrepid Pokémon fans have already identified a long list of Pocket Monsters that are making a return.
At the time of its release, Pokémon Sword and Shield received a lot of criticism from longtime fans due to its limited Pokédex – a lot of Pokémon were left out of the main game, leading to public outcry.
The two DLC packages, the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra, rectify this to some degree by adding many missing Pokémon into the game. Many, though, remain absent from the current generation of games.
Which Pokémon are returning in the Crown Tundra DLC?
Many classic Pokémon are returning in the Crown Tundra’s Pokédex, including the Zubat, Nidoran, and Dratini family lines.
There are a lot of legendary Pokémon from all previous generations returning, and it’s been revealed that these Pokémon will have a 100% capture rate, making them a lot easier to get hold of than in previous generations.
These haven’t been officially confirmed, but have instead been found due to a datamine, and as such, not all of these Pokémon will necessarily be available during an ordinary playthrough of the Crown Tundra.
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Crown Tundra returning Pokémon list
The full list of returning Pokémon in the Crown Tundra Pokédex is:
- Nidoran♀, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, and Nidoking
- Zubat and Golbat
- Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite
- Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres
- Raikou, Entei, and Suicune
- Lugia and Ho-Oh
- Aron, Lairon, and Aggron
- Swablu and Altaria
- Lileep and Cradily
- Spheal, Sealeo, and Walrein
- Beldum, Metang, and Metagross
- Regirock, Regice, and Registeel
- Latias and Latios
- Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza
Additional returning Pokémon include:
- Gible, Gabite, and Garchomp
- Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf
- Dialga and Palkia
- Tyrunt and Tyrantrum
- Amaura and Aurorus
- Tapu Koko
- Tapu Lele
- Tapu Bulu
- Tapu Fini