'Pokémon Sword and Shield' Crown Tundra DLC: List of Returning Pokémon

The Crown Tundra DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield not only adds new Pokémon and forms, it brings Pokémon from older generations to the Gen 8 games.

A point of contention between Pokémon fans in the lead up to Sword and Shield's release was Game Freak not including every Pokémon from the past games. However, as we saw with the release of the Isle of Armor DLC, a batch of Pokémon will be added to the game with the release of the Crown Tundra.

Now that the Crown Tundra DLC has released, we now know every Pokémon that can be caught and transferred over from the Pokémon Home app.

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LIST OF RETURNING POKEMON IN CROWN TUNDRA

Generation 1 (Kanto)

  • Nidoran (female)
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran (male)
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite

Generation 2 (Johto)

  • Crobat
  • Smoochum
  • Elekid
  • Magby

Generation 3 (Hoenn)

  • Treecko
  • Grovyle
  • Sceptile
  • Torchic
  • Combusken
  • Blaziken
  • Mudkip
  • Marshtomp
  • Swampert
  • Aron
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Swablu
  • Altaria
  • Lileep
  • Cradily
  • Anorith
  • Armaldo
  • Absol
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein
  • Relicanth
  • Bagon
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross

Generation 4 (Sinnoh)

  • Spiritomb
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Electivire
  • Magmortar

Generation 5 (Unova)

  • Audino
  • Tirtouga
  • Carracosta
  • Archen
  • Archeops
  • Cryogonal

Generation 6 (Kalos)

  • Tyrunt
  • Tyrantrum
  • Amaura
  • Aurorus
  • Carbink

RETURNING LEGENDARY POKEMON

A big part of the Crown Tundra DLC is the return of past Legendary Pokémon. Every Legendary Pokémon will be joining Sword and Shield with this latest DLC, and that includes Mythicals and Ultra Beasts.

Most of these Legendary Pokémon you can find and catch via the Dynamax Adventures feature, which allows trainers to catch these powerful Pokémon with 100 percent accuracy—if they make it to the end, that is.

Again, you can also transfer these Pokémon from the Home app to make it a little easier for you. Here's the complete list of returning Legendary Pokémon found in The Crown Tundra DLC:

  • Articuno
  • Moltres
  • Zapdos
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latios
  • Latias
  • Rayquaza
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Dialga
  • Heatmor
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Regigigas
  • Cresselia
  • Victini
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Genesect
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Diancie
  • Volcanion
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Fini
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Nihilego
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Poipole
  • Naganadel
  • Stakataka
  • Blacephalon

The Crown Tundra DLC is available now for Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Sword and Shield is also available now for Nintendo Switch.

What do you think of the list of returning Pokémon? Who are you most excited to return? Let us know in the comments section.