When it comes to rare Pokémon, Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra is the gift that keeps on giving. While some of these Pokémon, such as Poipole or Keldeo, are fairly involved to obtain, others aren’t as bad. The Ghost/Dark-type Pokémon Spiritomb thankfully falls in the latter category. If you’re looking for this collection of spirits, here’s a quick guide for how to catch Spiritomb in The Crown Tundra.
In order to find Spiritomb, you’ll need to head to one of the southern-most points in The Crown Tundra. Fly to Dyna Tree Hill. From your landing point, you should see a rocky outcropping in front of you. Head down the hill and to the right, following the coast until you’re behind the formation. At this point, connect to the internet if you aren’t online already.
Once here, you should see a small tombstone under a tree. Interacting with this tombstone leaves you with a message simply stating, “Spread my voice.” This is your clue as to how to solve this mystery. As you see other trainers wandering around the overworld, make sure you talk to them, receiving an item in the process. Do this with 32 unique trainers and return to the tombstone.
As you talk to more trainers, the message shown when interacting with the grave will change, indicating the presence within is becoming more lively. You’ll know you have enough when the displayed message says, “My voice has been heard.” At this point, Spiritomb will appear for you to battle and catch. If Spiritomb doesn’t show up, you may need to walk a small distance away, then return.
At first, the number 32 seems like a fairly random amount, but fans of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum may recognize it as being the number of trainers you had to meet in the Underground to be able to spawn Spiritomb. This may be my favorite way of catching a rare Pokémon in the Pokémon Sword and Shield, as I love the thought put in to mimic the original catch method. And for the shiny hunters out there, remember that Spiritomb can breed, so you can get better odds that way.