The Legendary Bird Pokemon Guide – Pokemon Sword/Shield
In Freezington after you speak to Peony in the Freeze Inn you will unlock three expeditions to complete. One of these expeditions tasks you with tracking down a legendary bird Pokemon that resides in a strange tree at a particular time of day. To complete this expedition use our The Legendary Bird Pokemon guide for The Crown Tundra DLC below.
Go to Dyna Tree Hill
To get this expedition started you want to make your way to the Dyna Tree Hill area of The Crown Tundra. This area is furthest south and has a large tree in the centre of it. When you are at this location you want to head up towards the tree. When you do this a cutscene will trigger featuring three legendary birds. These legendary birds will fly off in different directions at the end of the cutscene.
Where to Find the Legendary Birds
After this cutscene you will get a new expedition objective that involves finding the three birds we saw. These three birds all fly to different areas of the Galar Region:
- Wild Area – Zapdos.
- Isle of Armor – Moltres.
- Crown of Tundra – Articuno.
Now that we have a general idea of where the birds are it’s time to head out and find them. Before doing this ensure you are stocked up on supplies like Ultra Balls, potions and revives, and so on. This will make the coming hunts much easier.
Where to Find Zapdos in the Wild Area
Zapdos is one of the Legendary Bird Pokemon that appears at the Dyna Tree Hill. After this encounter Zapdos flies to the Wild Area. Here you will find it wandering around like any other Pokemon. I found my Zapdos directly north of the Meetup Spot. Once you do find Zapdos it will run so you need to have your bike ready to chase it. Try to cut it off so you can gain ground on it. When you do catch up to it you will engage it in battle where you must catch it (if not it will respawn). Once caught you will make a note on your Legendary Clue 3.
Where to Find Moltres in the Isle of Armor
Moltres is one of the Legendary Bird Pokemon that appears at the Dyna Tree Hill. After this encounter Moltres flies to the Isle of Armor. Here you will find it flying around like any other Pokemon. To encounter this Pokemon head to the Fields of Honor fast travel point. You should see Moltres flying over the ocean directly in-front of you. Follow Moltres to learn its path across the island then wait in a spot (like by the bridge leading to the dojo) for it to come around. When you are under its shadow it will attack you. When you do catch up to it you will engage it in battle where you must catch it (if not it will respawn). Once caught you will make a note on your Legendary Clue 3.
Where to Find Articuno in the Crown Tundra
Articuno is one of the Legendary Bird Pokemon that appears at the Dyna Tree Hill. After this encounter Articuno flies to a different area of the Crown Tundra. To encounter this Pokemon head to the Tunnel to the Top south entrance. Instead of going into the tunnel face the entrance and look left and you should see an cliff area overlooking the temple below. Here you will find Articuno. When you approach it it will make three copies of itself. These copies spin and you need to bump into the correct one. If you fail to do this Articuno heads to the Old Cemetery. When you do manage to pick the real one you will battle it. Once caught you will make a note on your Legendary Clue 3.
Upon capturing all three of the Legendary Bird Pokemon listed above you will be prompted to return to Peony in Freezington. Head back there and speak to him. Report on the Legendary Bird Pokemon. Peony will mark this expedition as done. This completes the third expedition in the Crown Tundra. For more help with the DLC check out our The Crown Tundra hub.