If you defeat a legendary Pokemon in the Crown Tundra DLC, you’re guaranteed to capture it

You need to fight three enemies before you get the chance

Things are starting to come together for the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC: and it’s good timing! After all, the expansion is out in three days.

While we knew about the additional zone, one of the biggest features of the DLC is the ability to capture old legendaries, going back to the original generation. That means Mewtwo, Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos; among many others. Thankfully, grabbing them is going to be a little less frustrating than some folks assumed.

The most recent episode of the Japanese TV show Pokenchi has revealed the process for catching legendaries, and things are looking up so far. According to the program, you need to battle three Dynamaxed Pokemon first in a sort of gauntlet situation on a Dynamax Adventure. Once those are out of the picture you can move on to the legendary.

The program claims that once you get to the end of the line and have the ability to capture the legendary, it’s “guaranteed.” That’s great news, but we’ll have to see how time consuming this process is for ourselves.

Sword and Shield [Pokenchi via Serebii.net]

Chris Carter
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