There's an incredible amount of content to be had in the Crown Tundra, the latest expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Once again, it's time to fill up and complete your Pokédex, so get ready to catch 'em all! In the Crown Tundra, you are able to capture every Legendary Pokémon all the way back from Gen 1-7, and you can even capture some new Legendary Gen 8 Pokémon while you're at it! Of course, most of these Pokémon you can capture the shiny variant of, but not all, as some are actually shiny locked.
What are Shiny Locked Pokémon
Shiny Locked Pokémon are Pokémon that under no circumstances can ever be a shiny in the Crown Tundra. These specific Pokémon will only be available in shinies from special events or the like, that is all. It is pointless trying to farm these Pokémon for the hope of getting a shiny variant because, at this moment, it's impossible.
Normally, if you have time and persistence, you can manage to acquire a shiny of a large majority of Pokémon, but there are some that you will never find, no matter how hard you try.
With the new Dynamax Adventures mode acquiring shinies has become an awful lot easier, as the odds have been dramatically reduced. However, some of these Pokémon are not apart of Dynamax Adventures and can only be captured as part of the Crown Tundra story. If you are after a full list of Shiny Legendary Pokémon, we've got you covered.
At the moment, there are 10 Pokémon that are shiny locked in the Crown Tundra. Here is the complete list:
- Galarian Moltres
- Galarian Zapdos
- Galarian Articuno
Remember, do not attempt to keep refighting these 10 Pokémon for the hope of getting a shiny variant, as it's completely and utterly impossible. This might change in the future, but as of now, just catch them and add them to your Pokédex.