The second Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion will be releasing at the end of this month with The Crown Tundra. The Crown Tundra seems to be the more ambitious side of the games expansion pass as it not only includes a new biome of Pokemon to discover but extra modes and an all new tag league series.
According to a description on the official site the story this time around will involve a new character named Peony:
The Crown Tundra is the second area you’ll be able to visit with your Expansion Pass. See for yourself this vast landscape, with its drifts of glittering snow! In this frigid area with jagged, snowy mountains, people have settled in a small, tight-knit community.
Early in your adventures here, a man named Peony will appoint you as the leader of his exploration team in the Crown Tundra. You’ll be tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land—including the depths of a Pokémon Den, something you’ve so far been able to glimpse only during Max Raid Battles!
What’s more, it seems many Legendary Pokémon make the Crown Tundra their home.
The Galarian Star Tournament will be officially underway when The Crown Tundra becomes available as well! Players will team up with some of their favorite characters throughout the game as they take on a unique set of trainers and leaders in a mashup for the ages.
Pokemon Sword and Shield The Crown Tundra will launch on October 22nd. A special type of Pikachu will also be available wearing a variety of 8 different hats that were worn by Ash from the anime series.