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All 123 Returning Pokémon In the Crown Tundra DLC

The second part of Pokémon: Sword and Shield’s rather experimental DLC is out now. Not only does it offer a brand-new single-player campaign and a snowy winter wonderland to explore, but at least 123 Pokémon in the Crown Tundra will be returning from earlier games.

The Crown Tundra can be purchased separately or as part of the Pokémon: Sword and Shield season pass. Which we think represents the best value, as it also contains the first DLC pack, The Isle of Armor.

This too, offered a new region to explore and a plethora of returning critters from earlier games. Not to mention a brand-new story campaign.

Fans of Pokémon: Sword and Shield will know that the game takes place in the Galar region, part of the Pokémon world which is based on the British Isles.

Pokemon Crown Tundra Open World

Crown Tundra is the Pokémon world’s version of Scotland and features a cold and icy setting. Not that Scotland is always cold or icy Game Freak, but we see what you’re doing.

The new DLC allows some returning Pokémon to take the spotlight once again, now that players have had nearly a year to familiarize themselves with the Galar region’s local Pokémon.

By generation, returning Pokémon in the Crown Tundra DLC include:

Gen One

Nidoran female, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran male, Nidorino, and Nidoking

Zubat and Golbat

Electabuzz

Magmar

Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite

Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres

Gen Two

Crobat

Elekid

Magby

Raikou, Entei, and Suicune

Lugia and Ho-Oh

Gen Three

Aron, Lairon, and Aggron

Swablu and Altaria

Lileep and Cradily

Absol

Spheal, Sealeo, and Walrein

Relicanth

Beldum, Metang, and Metagross

Regirock, Regice, and Registeel

Latias and Latios

Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza

Gen Four

Gible, Gabite, and Garchomp

Electivire

Magmortar

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf

Dialga and Palkia

Heatran

Regigigas

Giratina

Cresselia

Gen Five

Audino

Cryogonal

Tornadus

Thundurus

Landorus

Gen Six

Tyrunt and Tyrantrum

Amaura and Aurorus

Carbink

Xerneas

Yveltal

Zygarde

Gen Seven

Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini

You’ll notice that in a lot of cases this also includes legendary Pokémon. But not all the legendries will be returning.

Still it’s an impressive list, which will undoubtedly tempt a lot of lapsed Pokémon: Sword and Shield players back to the Galar region.

At the start of the article, we mentioned that this DLC is “experimental”, that’s because we have some interesting theories on the future of Pokémon. Specifically, the radical new direction we think the series may take.

You can also read all about Pokémon Go’s Halloween event here.