Pokémon Crown Tundra Virizion location, how to catch and moveset explained

Where to find and catch the Grasslands Pokémon in the Crown Tundra.

Virizion, the Grasslands member of the Swords of Justice, is found in the Crown Tundra DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield by finding Grassland footprints.

Hunting down this legendary Pokémon, alongside Terrakion and Cobalion, will allow you to find, then catch, the final member of the Swords of Justice quartet - Keldeo.

If you want to add Keldeo to your Pokémon collection though, you'll want to know Virizion's location and weaknesses, so you can catch it first.

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Virizion location, weaknesses and moveset in Pokémon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra explained

You can find Virizion in Giant's Bed - the middle region of the Crown Tundra.

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Virizion is located on the slope that takes you down from the Registeel shrine in Giant's Bed to Old Cemetery. It can be found standing not too far from the Pokémon Den that sits roughly half way down this hill.

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How to catch Virizion in Pokémon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra explained

Prepare yourself with PokéBalls and healing items before battling Virizion in the Crown Tundra. We recommend a good stock of Ultra Balls, but, if you have a spare Master Ball, you can use that for a guaranteed catch.

Virizion will be level 70 and is a grass and fighting-type Pokémon. It's weak against a list of types, including fairy, fire, flying, ice, psychic and poison-type Pokémon.

Before battling Virizion, it's a good idea to save your game, so, if you accidentally knock it out, you can close your game and reload before the battle.

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It's also important to note that Virizion can take damage from hail. If that's the weather in Giant's Bed, we recommend changing the date on your Nintendo Switch to, in turn, change the weather in the Crown Tundra. Now you don't have to worry about the weather defeating Virizion!

When it comes to selecting your team, we recommend choosing a mixture of Pokémon that have an advantage over Virizion and around level 70, as well as a number of higher level Pokémon. This will ensure that you can safely knock Virizion down to the red section of it's health bar, making it easier to catch, and have Pokémon Virizion can safely attack, while you throw PokéBalls.

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You can also either paralyse Virizion or put it to sleep to ensure to reduce the amount of times it can attack your team.


With it finally in the wild, here's how to start the Crown Tundra DLC and our full Pokémon Crown Tundra walkthrough. Plus, here's how to catch Calyrex, Glastrier and Spectrier, the Regieleki and Regidrago puzzle solution and Regirock, Regice, Registeel locations, details on how to catch Legendary Birds Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in the Crown Tundra, the Ultra Beasts and Necrozma adventure, Dynamax Adventures, including the legendries you can catch on these adventures, and the new Crown Tundra Pokédex and returning Pokémon explained. For Isle of Armor players, here's how to find the Slowpoke, where to find Max Mushroom locations, and how to get Kubfu, become best friends and evolve it, plus all Diglett locations too! For the base game, here's info on the ability to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon Home, the Wild Area, lists of all TM locations and TRs, all Galarian forms and finally our main Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough for the whole game.


Virizion moveset in Pokémon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra explained

The Virizion you catch in the Crown Tundra will be level 70 and know the Justified ability that boosts its attack every time its opponent lands a dark-type move.

Virizion knows the following moves:

  • Sacred Sword (Fighting)
  • Swords Dance (Normal)
  • Leaf Blade (Grass)
  • Close Combat (Fighting)
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If you've also caught Terrakion and Cobalion, you'll be able to catch Keldeo as well. Talking to Sonia back in Freezington will also cause her to reward you with 10 Exp. Candies - the size increasing with each Swords of Justice member you catch.

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