Pokemon Sword And Shield: Crown Tundra's Dynamax Adventures Mode Detailed

Legendary Pokemon you encounter in the new co-op Dynamax Adventures feature will have a 100% catch rate if you can defeat them.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield's second expansion, The Crown Tundra, has officially arrived, but The Pokemon Company recently revealed more details about the DLC in the lead up to its release. We learned some additional tidbits about the expansion's new Dynamax Adventures feature during a recent episode of Japanese show Pokenchi, including how catching Legendary Pokemon will work.

Dynamax Adventures lets up to four players cooperatively explore Pokemon Raid dens together. As Serebii reports, players will battle three Dynamax Pokemon successively while exploring a Raid den. After each battle, you'll get to choose which route to take through the den, which will determine which Pokemon you battle along the way. Any HP or PP you lose during a battle will also carry forward, but you'll have the opportunity to heal your Pokemon by encountering certain characters or finding berries as you explore.

If you successfully defeat all three Dynamax Pokemon, you'll encounter a Legendary Pokemon at the end of the den. These Legendaries will have a 100% catch rate, meaning you're guaranteed to capture the Pokemon if you can successfully defeat them. Pokenchi also confirms that you can only catch each Legendary Pokemon once.

The Crown Tundra expansion launched on October 22. It introduces a variety of new content to Sword and Shield, including the eponymous Crown Tundra--an arctic region that's home to a ton of returning and new Pokemon, including Galarian forms of Slowking and the Legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. There is also a helpful new item called the Ability Patch, which makes it much easier to get a Pokemon's Hidden Ability.

If you're eager to dive into the DLC, here's how to get to the Crown Tundra. We've also put together some guides to help you out on your legendary investigation, including how to reunite Calyrex with its loyal steed, how to get Regieleki and Regidrago, and how to find Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.

To celebrate The Crown Tundra's release, The Pokemon Company is giving away eight free Pikachu for all Sword and Shield players. Each of these comes wearing one of the different hats that Ash has worn throughout the Pokemon anime. Beyond that, Pokemon Go compatibility is also coming to Pokemon Home by the end of the year, and you'll receive a free Gigantamax Melmetal in Sword and Shield for transferring a Pokemon from the mobile game.

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