In a last-second stream today to showcase new information for Pokémon Sword and Shield’s DLC, The Crown Tundra, fans finally learned the release date for the expansion.
On Oct. 22, players will get a new area for trainers to explore, alongside new Pokémon, a new co-op feature, and new items.
Trainers already knew that dozens of legendary Pokémon would be returning to the game as part of a new raid mechanic, along with new legends like Regieleci and Regidraco. Galarian versions of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres are also going to be available as part of the new DLC’s story.
A new co-op version of the Galar Tournament will be introduced too, letting you battle in tandem with other powerful trainers in the Pokémon League, like Hop and Leon.
Pikachu wearing special hats from the anime will also be joining the game over the next several months through the use of Mystery Gift codes.
The first DLC, Isle of Armor, was launched on June 17 and brought a summer vibe to the game, while The Crown Tundra focuses on a winter setting. And many trainers hope it’ll have an equally expansive and fleshed out Wild Area.