Pokemon Sword: Crown Tundra DLC Review (Nintendo Switch)

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Your journey takes you to the Crown Tundra, where the falling snow carpets the land in silver-white. In this realm of extreme cold and towering snowy peaks, small communities endure by clinging together. Lead an expedition across these snow-swept plains, delve into Pokémon Dens only ever glimpsed in Max Raid Battles, and more.


  • Familiar Gorgeous graphics.
  • All downloads are merged into one.
  • You get a Tundra pass so you can go there via the train station.
  • New massive open snowy area.
  • All new items to collect like snowballs, eject packs, modest mint and many others.
  • Dynite Ore-this is used as currency in the Max lair and you can buy ability patches (turns regular abilities into rare ones), EXP candies, HP up, Armorite ore and other bits.
  • Dynamax Adventure–1-4 players (online and offline with Ai) take on a maze with multiple routes, you start by picking one of the four random pokémon on offer, each fork on the maze is a fight and once you beat them you can choose to keep or swap with that pokemon. You may find health on the way and the end of the maze is a huge boss fight. Your reward is random rewards, Dynite Ore and you can choose one of the encountered pokemon to keep forever.
  • Auto saves before you do things of note like starting a new adventure.
  • First Dynamax Adventure is solo and you have Ai with you, it acts like a tutorial.
  • Dynamax adventure supports friend invites and randoms.
  • New pokemon of the region.
  • Freezington-new Town with many cool (pun) people to talk too.
  • Can play how you want.
  • New outfit!
  • Story begins straight away and you have a choice to make.. Makes sense when you see it.
  • Clues-you get given 3 initial clues with diagrams to hunt down the myth of the King of bountiful harvests.
  • Peony-a father of a kid you meet early on but things change and he lands up friending up with you and he’s an ex gym leader.
  • You get cheesy mission titles bang up on screen as Peony goes full crazy with it and it looks awesome.
  • Every battle in the region is set as hailing so you take damage between rounds.
  • Big boss fights.
  • All new clothing options.
  • Adds I a new spin on Co op play.


  • Takes a little while to get going.
  • You can jump straight to the DLC but you won’t be high enough level to catch the new pokemon.
  • Difficulty goes up and down constantly.
  • Can get tricky managing the quests and map markers.
  • In populated areas it’s messy with real time players running allbover the place.
  • Lags at time in built up areas.
  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!