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Pokemon Sword & Shield DLC

Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC
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Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC

The former will release on June 17 while the latter is slated to accompany this fall, and every will introduce a wealth of additional content into the titles, including new gameplay features, locations, characters, storylines, as well as Pokemon.

Since the expansions were declared earlier this year, The Pokemon Company was slowly showing more details about Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra at the lead for their launch. To get you up to speed on the upcoming DLC, we’ve piled up everything we know up to now about Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra below.

Currently Playing: Pokemon Sword And Shield – Expansion Pass Announcement Trailer

Table of Contents [hide]

  • Expansion Pass Cost
  • Historical Purchase Bonuses
  • Confirmed Returning Pokemon
  • New Pokemon
  • Isle Of Armor Characters And Storyline
  • The Crown Tundra Characters And Storyline
  • Gigantamax Starters
  • New Features And Things
  • Release Date

Expansion Pass Price

Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra are bundled together as part of their Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, which is accessible through the Switch Eshop for $30 USD / #27. The expansions can’t be purchased separately. Every game also requires its Expansion Pass, so if you have both Sword and Shield, you’ll need to obtain the pass for each version if you are hoping to access the new content in both names.

Early Purchase Bonuses

You will receive a few free bonus items for pre-purchasing the Expansion Pass. To begin with, you are going to get an exclusive Pikachu uniform and Eevee uniform for your own trainer. If you obtain the Expansion Pass before August 31, then you’ll also receive clothing items according to Leon’s cap and tights.

Leon’s cap and tightsConfirmed Returning Pokemon

As mentioned before, Game Freak is bringing an variety of older Pokemon alongside each expansion. These critters are being added as free upgrades, so that you don’t have to purchase the Expansion Pass to receive them; you’ll have the ability to obtain the Pokemon through transactions or import them via Pokemon Home even in the event that you don’t pick up the expansions. On the other hand, the returning Pokemon can only be encountered in the wild if you possess the Expansion Pass.

  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Poliwag*
  • Poliwhirl*
  • Poliwrath*
  • Politoed*
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Magnezone
  • Exeggcute*
  • Exeggutor*
  • Happiny
  • Chansey
  • Blissey
  • Tangela*
  • Tangrowth*
  • Kangaskhan*
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Kingdra
  • Staryu*
  • Starmie*
  • Scyther*
  • Scizor*
  • Tauros*
  • Azurill
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Whismur*
  • Loudred*
  • Exploud*
  • Shinx*
  • Luxio*
  • Luxray*
  • Sandile*
  • Krokorok*
  • Krookodile*
  • Zorua
  • Zoroark
  • Emolga*
  • Mienfoo*
  • Mienshao*
  • Druddigon*
  • Bouffalant*
  • Larvesta
  • Volcarona
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Skrelp*
  • Dragalge*
  • Dedenne
  • Rockruff
  • Lycanroc

The Crown Tundra

  • Nidoran (F)
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran (M)
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Crobat
  • Elekid
  • Electabuzz
  • Electivire
  • Magby*
  • Magmar*
  • Magmortar*
  • Aron*
  • Lairon*
  • Aggron*
  • Swablu*
  • Altaria*
  • Absol*
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein
  • Relicanth*
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Cryogonal
  • Amaura
  • Aurorus

Legendaries

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  • Entei
  • Raikou
  • Suicune
  • Ho-Oh
  • Lugia
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latios
  • Latias
  • Groudon
  • Kyogre
  • Rayquaza
  • Azelf
  • Mesprit
  • Uxie
  • Heatran
  • Cresselia
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini

* Confirmed in the latest trailer

New Pokemon

On top of all the returning Pokemon, every expansion introduces a couple of new Pokemon into the matches.

Galarian Slowpoke

The expansions introduce new kinds of some older Pokemon too, such as Galarian versions of Slowpoke, Slowbro, and Slowking, as well as Gigantamax versions of Venusaur and Blastoise. The Pokemon Company has also revealed off Galarian Kinds of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, along with two brand new Regis: the Electric-type Regieleki and the Dragon-type Regidrago.

Early in your experience on the Isle of Armor, Mustard will present you that the Legendary Pokemon Kubfu, which you’ll be able to raise into Urshifu after beating among two  If you Finish the Tower of Darkness, then Kubfu will evolve into Single Attack Mode Urshifu, a Fighting/Dark kind; if you Finish the Tower of Waters, Kubfu will rather become Rapid Attack Style Urshifu, a Fighting/Water type.

During your adventure on the Isle of Armor, you’ll also meet a new competition. This character will differ depending on which variant of this game you possess. Sword players will fulfill Klara, a deceptively cunning Poison-type coach, while Shield players will encounter Avery, a gentlemanly Psychic-type coach.

Calyrex

Beyond that, not much else is currently called The Crown Tundra growth, but players will encounter the Legendary Calyrex throughout their experience. Calyrex is a Grass/Psychic kind that ruled over the Galar area in ancient times. Little has been revealed about the Legendary, but it’s said to be omniscient and can”view every past, present, and future event.”

Gigantamax Starters

Throughout your journey on the Isle of Armor, your starter Pokemon from Sword and Shield–Rillaboom, Cinderace, or Inteleon–will probably get the ability to Gigantamax. Like other Gigantamax Pokemon, each will have a unique look and G-Max move. Every one of these attacks deals more damage than a typical Dynamax move and ignores the opposing Pokemon’s Ability.

Gigantamax Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon

The Kanto starters Venusaur and Blastoise may also receive Gigantamax types in Isle of Armor. Each likewise has its own unusual G-Max move. Gigantamax Venusaur’s attack is named G-Max Vine Lash, and it damages non-Grass-type foes for four endings. Gigantamax Blastoise, meanwhile, is able to use G-Max Cannonade, which similarly hurts non-Water-type opponents for four turns.

New Features And Things

In addition to the new Pokemon and locations, each expansion will introduce some new gameplay mechanics to Shield. The Pokemon Company hasn’t revealed too many details regarding these as of yet, but we know that The Crown Tundra will allow you research Pokemon Dens with different players.

Each expansion will also add new clothing, League Card customization options, and different looks for your bicycle. There will be other new things in every single growth as well. The Isle of Armor will bring back Apricorns, which is crafted into different kinds of Poke Balls, and it presents a new item called the Exp. Charm which will earn more experience points for your group.

Release Date

The Isle of Armor expansion will launch on June 17, while The Crown Tundra will follow Fall 2020.

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