Crown Tundra Crossover Event Active Now

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Article by Brian Tein

The Crown Tundra is now available for trainers with Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, and in celebration we have a small event and a few brand new Pokemon in Pokemon Go!

Crown Tundra Event

Event Start Event End
October 22, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT October 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT
  • Galarian Farfetch'd is spawning in the wild, and it can now be evolved into Sirfetch'd for 50 candy and by making 10 Excellent Throws while it's your buddy 
  • Galarian Ponyta is appearing in raids, and can be evolved into Galarian Rapidash
  • At the end of this event, Galarian Ponyta and Galarian Farfetch'd will be available in 7k eggs
  • A special Crown Tundra avatar set is now available

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In celebration of the release of The Crown Tundra, part two of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, an exciting event will take place in Pokémon GO!

Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region will be appearing in the wild!

Date + Time

Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. to Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7)


  • Galarian Farfetch’d, which first appeared in Pokémon GO during an event celebrating the release of The Isle of Armor (part one of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass), will be appearing in the wild!
  • You’ll also be able to evolve Galarian Farfetch’d into Sirfetch’d! To evolve Galarian Farfetch’d, you’ll have to make 10 Excellent Throws with it as your buddy. Note that the number of Excellent Throws you’ve made won’t reset when you change your Buddy Pokémon, so keep on trying!
  • Galarian Ponyta will be appearing in Raid Battles! This Pokémon has a small horn that hides a healing power.
  • You’ll also be able to evolve Galarian Ponyta into Galarian Rapidash.

Go and catch yourself these Galarian Pokémon while the event lasts! After the event ends, Galarian Ponyta and Galarian Farfetch’d will be hatching from 7 km Eggs, and you’ll still be able to evolve these Pokémon.

New avatar items, including the Crown Tundra Uniform, are available!

New avatar items designed to resemble the clothing Trainers wear in The Crown Tundra are available in the Style Shop! You can get them at no cost, so head over to the Style Shop to check them out!

You can find more details on The Crown Tundra here!

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—The Pokémon GO team

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