One of my favorite Pokémon of the more recent generations is Cosmog, but having given up on Pokémon Sun and Moon after only a few hours with them, I was doomed to never own one. Or so I thought. It turns out that Cosmog is one of the many Legendary Pokémon that make a triumphant return in the Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra expansion. This quick guide for Cosmog in The Crown Tundra will show you where to get Cosmog free, but there are some story spoilers ahead!
If you explore Freezington early in your Crown Tundra adventuring, you may come across a house with a Cosmog towards the village entrance located right across from the Watt Trader. If you head inside, you’ll see an old woman and a Cosmog sitting in the corner. By talking to the old woman, she’ll mention that she’s looking for someone dependable to take care of her Cosmog for her. This should be your clue that you can later obtain this Pokémon, but unfortunately, you aren’t ready yet.
For the time being, progress through the Crown Tundra’s story, specifically following the Calyrex arc given by Legendary Clue 1. This quest line is pretty straightforward and you shouldn’t get too lost as the game directs you through each step. Eventually you’ll have to grow a specific type of carrot, depending on whether you want the Ice-type steed Glastrier or the Ghost-type Spectrier.
Once you obtain this carrot, you’ll be given a warning that your chosen Legendary is attacking Freezington, leaving you to save it. Head back to the village and fight off the attacker, (You can’t catch it, so just whittle its health down.) saving the village from peril. After this encounter, head back to the house where you found Cosmog earlier and talk to the woman again. She’ll thank you for saving the town and ask you to watch over her Cosmog for her. Accept, and Cosmog in The Crown Tundra is now yours to stuff in whatever bag you want!
If you’re familiar with Cosmog, you should also know that it can evolve into Cosmoem at level 45 and later into either Solgaleo or Lunala at level 53 depending on which version of the game you’re playing. Sword players will wind up with Solgaleo, while Shield players will obtain Lunala instead. I personally like Lunala’s design better, so I’m lucky I have the right version, I guess!
There are many more secrets and Legendaries to discover in Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra, so make sure you stay tuned to Nintendo Enthusiast for more tips and guides, such as how to get a Galarian Slowking!