Pokémon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra Guide - How to Catch Keldeo

Last Update: May 9, 2021


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After months of anticipation, the second part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass has been released. The Crown Tundra has got trainers everywhere chomping at the bit to catch ‘em all once again. This expansion introduces a slew of legendaries for trainers to catch. If you're looking for Keldeo, we've got you covered.

Part of the returning cast is Keldeo, the Water/Fighting-type. The journey to get Keldeo is a little different from the other Legendaries in The Crown Tundra. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to get your hands on this elusive little horse.


First things first, you need to make sure you’ve already caught the other members of the Swords of Justice: Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion. Without them in your team, Keldeo won’t appear for you.

Virizion, Terrakion and Cobalion screenshot

Once you’ve got Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion in your team, get a Flying Taxi to Dyna Tree Hill. From there, make your way down to Ballimere Lake. Keep walking around the Dyna Tree and you should notice one of the two slopes heading down to the lake. What’re you waiting for? Dive in!



Swim through the water until you reach a small island with two trees. You’ll notice a cooking pot next to one of the trees. “What’s that for?” you might ask. To cook a curry with, of course! 

The eagle-eyed amongst you will also have seen the footprints next to the pot. I’m sure you’ve put two and two together by now… Set up camp next to the cooking pot by pressing X and selecting it from the options. Then make whichever curry you like.


Once you and your Pokémon have wolfed down this no-doubt delicious curry, leave the camp. Lo and behold, Keldeo has appeared!

Dyna Tree Hill screenshot


Make sure to save at this point because you only get one shot to catch it. Keldeo is a Water/Fighting-type that appears as a level 65. You’ll already have caught the other three Swords of Justice, so this fight should be pretty straightforward. Virizion in particular will be useful in this fight.

Make sure you stock up on healing items and Ultra Balls. If you’re struggling to catch Keldeo, try paralyzing or putting it to sleep and using False Swipe to get it down to low health. Keep at it, you’ll get there eventually!

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