Legendary Pokemon are beasts of myth and legend, the biggest and most powerful beings in the games, and in the Crown Tundra, Legendary Pokemon seem to be mad and out of control. That's until you show up. There are no less than 58 legendary Pokémon that appear in the Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC and it's your job - as always - to catch them all.
In the Crown Tundra, Legendary Pokemon can be obtained in a variety of ways. Some require you to follow them or solve puzzles, others require you to dive deep into a Dynamax adventure, and some just need you to play through the story. To be honest, some of these Pokémon are impossible to miss, but others have incredibly complex and confusing methods to unlock them.
This guide tells you how to find and catch all of the Crown Tundra Legendary Pokemon, so be warned: there are some spoilers for the story and the puzzles you'll be facing. There are more detailed guides for the more complex puzzles, so we've linked them in each section as well.
Here are all the Legendary Pokémon in Crown Tundra:
How to Catch Calyrex in Crown Tundra
Calyrex is one of the easiest Legendary Pokemon to catch in the Crown Tundra, as it's available just by playing through the story. However, there are a few different quests and encounters to complete, so we recommend following our Crown Tundra Calyrex guide for a full rundown.
Our guide also explains how to get Glastrier and Spectrier, which carrots to grow, and where to plant them. Also, if you need to know how to separate Calyrex from his horse using Unity Reigns, that's it too.
How to catch the Regis in the Crown Tundra
You will no doubt have noticed the huge and impressive temples scattered around the crown tundra. These are the homes of the legendary giants Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Regidrago and Regieleki.
To access each Regi, you must complete a small puzzle for each. Just like when Indiana Jones tries to reach the Holy Grail in The Last Crusade – these are puzzles that test your Pokémon knowledge as well as your critical thinking. However, if you get stuck (or just can't be bothered), check out our guide to all Regis locations and puzzle solutions.
Of course, we also explain how to catch Regigigas, but you won't get there until you've caught all five Regis (including a bit of trading with friends).
How to Catch Terrakion, Cobalion, Virizion, and Keldeo in Crown Tundra
This group of Legendary Gen V Pokémon are fan favorites - and for good reason. Known collectively as the Swords of Justice, the beasts are modeled after the Three Musketeers and utilize a host of sword-based moves, making them formidable foes or powerful allies.
You need to talk to Sonia – remember her? – and investigate 150 sets of footprints to unlock Terrakion, Cobalion, and Virizion, but we go into more detail on exactly how to do that in our Swords of Justice guide.
The D'artagnan in the party is nigh impossible to work on his own, so don't be afraid to check the guide for exactly how to catch Keldeo. We'll give you a hint: it involves a small island, a pan, and a tent. Don't worry, we've been a lot less cryptic in the guide.
How to Catch Galarian Birds in the Crown Tundra
Galarian Birds are new forms of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres available in Pokémon Sword and Shield. While it's very exciting to get to grips with their new designs, new grips, and signature moves, the Legendary Birds are a bit tricky to catch.
You first meet them at Dyna Tree Hill, but unfortunately your Rotom phone rings and scares them. If only it were that simple, huh? Instead, you must traverse the length and breadth of the Galar region to find them. Well, close enough. We've covered it in detail in our Legendary Birds guide, but they basically scatter across the Crown Tundra, the Wild Area, and the Isle of Armor - and it's up to you to find them.
How to Catch All Other Crown Tundra Legendaries
All other Crown Tundra Legendary Pokémon are available through Dynamax Adventures. Here are all of the Legendary Pokemon you can encounter in caves:
- Articuno kantonien
- Zapdos kantonien
- Kantonian sulphides
- Lugia (Pokemon Shield only)
- Ho-Oh (Pokémon Sword only)
- Latios (Pokémon Sword only)
- Latias (Pokémon Shield only)
- Kyogre (Pokémon Shield only)
- Groudon (Pokémon Sword only)
- Dialga (Pokemon Sword only)
- Palkia (Pokémon Shield only)
- Tornado (Pokémon Sword only)
- Thundurus (Pokémon Shield only)
- Reshiram (Pokémon Sword only)
- Zekrom (Pokémon Shield uniquement)
- Xerneas (Pokémon Sword only)
- Yveltal (Pokémon Shield only)
- Solgaleo (Pokémon Sword only)
- Lunala (Pokemon Shield only)
- Tapu Koko
- Tapu Lele
- Tapu Bulu
- Tapu Fini
Once you've captured five Ultra Beasts in Dynamax Adventures, you also have the opportunity to battle a Poipole, which evolves into Naganadel.
Our biggest tip for completing Dynamax Adventures is to always pick the route with the best match types. So if you know the Legendary Pokemon at the end is Water-type (you will always receive one of its types), go the route with super-efficient Pokemon such as Electric or Grass-types. The legendary battle will always be the toughest battle, so prepare accordingly with super effective moves.
Stopping by piles of Berries, Scientists, and Travelers to heal up, trade Pokemon, or get an item is always handy, but we'd say having a good match type always comes first. Our friends at The Loadout have a handy Pokémon type chart if you need to brush up on those details.
Other than that, consider joining up with friends to take on specific Legendaries in Dynamax Adventures, so you all know where you're going. The lack of voice chat is annoying, so use Discord to discuss your options before the timer runs out. If you're playing with strangers, just cross your fingers and hope they make wise decisions.
There you have it, the complete list of Legendary Crown Tundra Pokémon. Capturing them should take you a while, but if you're done and dusted, you can check out our Crown Tundra review.