Anyone who knows me will not be surprised by my obsession with Pokémon. I’ve been a fan of the franchise for 20 years since I was 6 years old so today I’m bringing you another Poke-news. Wonder if that’s a station name in the Pokémon universe. I don’t recall.
Anyway, Game Freak recently announced during a Nintendo Direct that the second Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion, The Crown Tundra, is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 22. Game Freak first announced the expansion for Sword and Shield earlier this year.
The Crown Tundra takes players to a snowy new location in-game and introduces additional story content, as well as new Galarian forms of Pokémon like Slowking. The expansion will also allow players to capture all of the Legendary Pokémon that have appeared in previous games, as well as the chance to team up with trainers they have met before.
Players will also be able to snag a special Pikachu with decorative hats with passwords starting today, the first of which is available with the P1KACHUGET password.
The first expansion, Isle of Armor, was released in June. The developer plans to release bundles with both expansions on November 6. The presentation also revealed that Pokémon Go will also get integration with Pokémon Home later this year.
In celebration of the announcement for the expansion, the Pokémon Company debuted this new special music video called “Gotcha!,” which includes the song “Acacia” by Japanese band Bump of Chicken.
The video debuted after a quick presentation about expansions to Pokémon Sword and Shield. It follows different trainers as they make their way through the world with their lovable pokémon at their sides, including Pikachu and Eevee.
Different creatures from different generations pop up as the band sings about the loving bond between a trainer and their pokémon. You can see Blastoise and Mewtwo locked in battle, while others, like Charmander and Bulbasaur, are just hanging out, chilling.