Pokémon Sword & Shield: Crown Tundra DLC – All New & Exclusive Evolution Methods

50+ returning Pokemon appear in the Crown Tundra DLC for Pokemon Sword & Shield, bringing back tons of Pokemon from the past generations and making them playable on the Nintendo Switch for the first time. These Pokemon bring old evolution methods into the new game — and there’s no way to find out except look these methods up.

Most Pokemon evolve when they level up. That’s really simple — but some require specific moves, unique items, or leveling at the correct time of day. There are as many evolution methods as there are Pokemon, so if you’re stuck on a Pokemon you’ve caught in the Crown Tundra and want to check out all the new forms, press [Ctrl+F] and search.


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All New Evolution Methods | Crown Tundra DLC

The Crown Tundra DLC includes a load of new and returning Pokemon. Some of these Pokemon have unique evolution methods — here, we’ll cover what those evolution methods are, and how to acquire the items / moves you need in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

[Press Ctrl+F to search for the Pokémon you’re looking for!]

  • Nidoran [Female / Male]
    • Evolves into Nidorina / Nidorino: Reach Level 16
    • Evolves into Nidoqueen / Nidoking: Use Moon Stone
  • Zubat
    • Evolves into Golbat: Reach Level 22
    • Evoles into Crobat: Level up with Happiness 220
  • Omanyte
    • Evolves into Omastar: Reach Level 40
  • Kabuto
    • Evolves into Kabutops: Reach Level 40
  • Dratini
    • Evolves into Dragonair: Reach Level 30
    • Evolves into Dragonite: Reach Level 55
  • Smoochum
    • Evolves into Jynx: Reach Level 30
  • Elekid
    • Evolves into Electrabuzz: Reach Level 30
    • Evolves into Electrivire: Trade with Electirizer Held Item
  • Magby
    • Evolves into Magmar: Reach Level 30
    • Evolves into Magmortar: Trade with Magmarizer Held Item
  • Treecko
    • Evolves into Grovyle: Reach Level 16
    • Evolves into Sceptile: Reach level 36
  • Torchic
    • Evolves into Combusken: Reach Level 16
    • Evolves into Blaziken: Reach Level 36
  • Mudkip
    • Evolves into Marshtomp: Reach Level 16
    • Evolves into Swampert: Reach Level 36
  • Aron
    • Evolves into Lairon: Reach Level 32
    • Evolves into Aggron: Reach Level 42
  • Swablu
    • Evolves into Altaria: Reach Level 35
  • Lileep
    • Evolves into Cradily: Reach Level 40
  • Anorith
    • Evolves into Armaldo: Reach Level 40
  • Spheal
    • Evolves into Sealeo: Reach Level 32
    • Evolves into Walrein: Reach Level 44
  • Bagon
    • Evolves into Shelgon: Reach Level 30
    • Evolves into Salamence: Reach Level 50
  • Beldum
    • Evolves into Metang: Reach Level 20
    • Evolves into Metagross: Reach Level 45
  • Gible
    • Evolves into Gabite: Reach Level 24
    • Evolves into Garchomp: Reach Level 48
  • Tirtouga
    • Evolves into Carracosta: Reach Level 37
  • Archen
    • Evolves into Archeops: Reach Level 37
  • Tornadus / Thunderus / Landorus
    • Change To Incarnate Forme: Use Reveal Glass
    • Change To Therian Forme: Use Reveal Glass
  • Genesect
    • Change To Electric: Shock Drive
    • Change To Fire: Burn Drive
    • Change To Ice: Chill Drive
    • Change To Water: Douse Drive
  • Tyrunt
    • Evolves into Tyrantrum: Reach Level 39 in the Daytime
  • Amaura
    • Evolves into Aurorus: Reach Level 39 in the Nighttime
  • Poipole
    • Evolves into Naganadel: Level up with Dragon Pulse

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