returning Pokémon leak The Crown Tundra Pokémon Sword and Shield

The first half of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, The Isle of Armor, released last week, and fans have already found possible leaks about the second half, The Crown Tundra. The Crown Tundra isn’t going to be available anytime soon, but here are some of the Pokémon we may see returning later this year.

The leak

@abcboy101 on Twitter found that Game Freak left out Pokédex entries for Pokémon that are returning to the game. By using the excluded entries, they made a list of the ones that will likely return.

The image in the tweet shows 119 Pokémon, which is analogous with the amount from The Isle of Armor. In addition to this, many of these Pokémon have been shown previously in trailers for The Crown Tundra. This lends credence to the leak.

Some of these Pokémon may be in a different form. We already know the legendary birds will have new Galar forms. It’s likely that more of the returning species might get new forms as well.

The Pokémon returning

Due to the amount of Pokémon returning, only a Pokémon’s final evolution will be listed. Here they are:

  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoking
  • Jynx
  • Omastar
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Articuno (likely only Galar form)
  • Zapdos (likely only Galar form)
  • Moltres (likely only Galar form)
  • Dragonite
  • Crobat
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-oh
  • Sceptile
  • Blaziken
  • Swampert
  • Aggron
  • Altaria
  • Cradily
  • Armaldo
  • Absol
  • Walrein
  • Relicanth
  • Salamence
  • Metagross
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Spiritomb
  • Garchomp
  • Electivire
  • Magmortar
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Heatran
  • Regigigas
  • Giratina
  • Cresselia
  • Victini
  • Audino
  • Tirtouga
  • Archeops
  • Cryogonal
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Genesect
  • Tyrantrum
  • Aurorus
  • Carbink
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Diancie
  • Volcanion
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Nihilego
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Poipole
  • Naganadel
  • Stakataka
  • Blacephalon

If this leak does turn out to be true, it looks like The Crown Tundra will have some exciting Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to raid for. Which Pokémon do you hope to see returning in the Crown Tundra expansion?

Nate Searl
Nate is a college graduate with a B.A. in Journalism who loves gaming and esports. He has reached Legend rank in Hearthstone, Master Ball tier in Pokémon Sword, and pretends to be good at League of Legends and Overwatch.