Pokémon Sword and Shield Update 1.3 Available Now; Adds Over 100 Returning Pokémon and Support for Crown Tundra DLC

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Nintendo has released Pokémon Sword and Shield Update 1.3 for the Nintendo Switch, which adds over 100 returning Pokémon alongside support for the new Crown Tundra expansion.

The second expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield was made available yesterday. In the new DLC, players are tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land. We’ve included the expansion’s official description down below:

Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield The Crown Tundra Receives new DLC Coming Soon Trailer

The Crown Tundra is the second area you’ll be able to visit with your Expansion Pass. See for yourself this vast landscape, with its drifts of glittering snow! In this frigid area with jagged, snowy mountains, people have settled in a small, tight-knit community.

Early in your adventures here, a man named Peony will appoint you as the leader of his exploration team in the Crown Tundra. You’ll be tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land—including the depths of a Pokémon Den, something you’ve so far been able to glimpse only during Max Raid Battles!

What’s more, it seems many Legendary Pokémon make the Crown Tundra their home.

As said, the freshly-released 1.3 update for both Pokémon Sword and Shield adds support for the new expansion and adds over 100 returning Pokémon. We’ve included the official release notes for this update down below as well:

Pokemon Sword & Shield Update 1.3 Release Notes

  • Added compatibility with The Crown Tundra, part two of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
  • Added a save feature for search and sorting settings in Pokémon Boxes.
  • Added the category “Popular Pokémon (excluding special Pokémon)” to trade ranking.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are available globally now for the Nintendo Switch. The Crown Tundra expansion is available through the expansion pass for each version of the game.

Products mentioned in this post

Pokémon Shield
Pokémon Shield
USD 39.99
Pokémon Sword
Pokémon Sword
USD 39.99

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