Press Release

2020-10-23 6:06 AM

THE CROWN TUNDRA EXPANSION FOR POKÉMON SWORD AND POKÉMON SHIELD NOW AVAILABLE

Special Episode of Pokémon: Twilight Wings Animation Also Announced

Bellevue, WA—October 23, 2020—Today, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced that The Crown Tundra, the second set of downloadable content for the blockbuster Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, has launched.  The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass are available for purchase in Nintendo eShop1. In The Crown Tundra, Trainers will explore a vast, frigid landscape where people have settled in a small, tight-knit community. Early in their adventures, Trainers will be appointed by a man named Peony to be the chief of his exploration team and will be tasked with investigating this frozen land, including the depths of a Pokémon Den. Players can find—and catch—Legendary Pokémon during their travels in The Crown Tundra or while they’re on Dynamax Adventures.2

For more information about the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, please visit Pokemon.com/SwordShieldEX.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings—The Gathering of Stars
The Pokémon Company also announced that fans can look forward to a special episode of the Pokémon: Twilight Wings limited animated series this November. This episode, titled Twilight Wings—The Gathering of Stars, will be released exclusively on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV app. To view past episodes of Pokémon: Twilight Wings, please visit YouTube.com/Pokemon. The latest version of Pokémon TV can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play. It is also available on Pokemon.com.

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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.
 
About Nintendo
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.9 billion video games and more than 766 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.


Full version of game required to use the Expansion Pass for that game. Games and Expansion Passes sold separately. Each Expansion Pass is only compatible with the game version of the same name.
Some Legendary Pokémon appear only in Pokémon Sword with the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass, while others appear only in Pokémon Shield with the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.