The final step into the 8th generation of Pokémon (for now) lies with the Crown Tundra DLC for Sword and Shield. Explore the southern area of the Galar Region, uncover mysteries, and encounter old friends for one final adventure in Galar.
Dyanamx adventures is the answer to the dens…..explore and catch a powerful Pokémon to join your team in the end. This side adventure is incredible! It has the best odds in the game for a shiny (1/100 with a shiny charm, 1/300 without).
Through this challenge, you use rental Pokémon instead of ones on your team, so sorry to your max IV, max EV trained level 100 Pokémon. Best of all…..each catch is a 100% catch rate! However be warned, you can only catch one of every end Pokémon (it only counts if you choose to take it with you!)
Complete Quests as you explore the Crown Tundra
This campaign takes you through the Crown Tundra solving three different mysteries that encourage exploration of the entire new area. I like this approach a lot more than what was offered in the Isle of Armor in terms of exploration and story lines. This area is bigger than the Isle of Armor and I absolutely love it!
While there are three main quests and one extra after completion of the first three, any of the three can be done in any order. Work with Peony as part of his exploration team and learn all there is to know in the Crown Tundra.
The Sacred Bonds of Sovereign and Steed!
This is the first main quest you are asked to complete. It involves learning of the legendary Pokémon Calyrex and helps you learn the history of this new area. Follow the guidance of Calyrex to be claimed as one valid to have the Pokémon join your team.
The Legendary Giants!
The Legendary Giants houses one of riddles three that you the player must solve as part of Peoni’s Exploration Team. This will have you solve riddles to gain entrance to various temples in the area. By going to each of these temples, you can encounter one of the Regi’s (and one housing two new Regis while only being able to capture one of them).
A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three!
This is the final of the main quests. In this one, you travel to a Legendary Tree to be encountered by the Galarian Birds. The Kantonian birds got the regional variant treatment and here they are here. Travel to the Wild Area, the Crown Tundra, and the Isle of Armor to catch the birds in their respective areas. Upon catching all the birds (and completing their challenges), you would mark this quest as complete.
They Came from the Ultra Beyond!
If you want to do this quest you MUST complete the previous three. Opening this quest will allow Necrozma to have a chance of appearing in Dynamax Adventures. Catching Necrozma and showing it to Peony would complete this final quest in the Crown Tundra.
An end to another Pokémon Generation
If one thing that can be taken away from this DLC, it is expect more open world, 3-D locations in future installments. The Wild Area is the beta, the Isle of Armor shows how lutious and beautiful scenes could be, and the Crown Tundra shows how to do caves and exploration in a 3-D space. This DLC is one for the ages and I loved every second of it. Since this is the 8th generation of Pokémon, I cannot give this DLC anything less than an 8 out of 10.
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