Read this to learn about the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass (DLC) for the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra. Read about price, release date, eshop, new pokemon & rivals.
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June 2nd Announcement - Isle Of Armor Info
Isle Of Armor Announcement Overview
- Release date is now June 17th
- Galarian Slowbro shown
- Gigantamax Urshifu forms
- Robot Cramorant, new feature
- Dynamax Soup, new feature
- New Move Tutor Moves!
Isle Of Armor Release Date Moved To June 17th!
Perhaps the most important point revealed in the June 2nd announcement was the fact that the Isle of Armor will be coming out on June 17th! This goes against information we received before about it releasing on June 30th.The Isle Of Armor - New Features & Info
The evolution of the Galarian Slowpoke players were able to obtain a while back was revealed - Galarian Slowbro bears similar markings on its head, except this time, the mark is colored purple instead of yellow!
Gigantamax Venusaur and Blastoise Shown Off
Gigantamax Venusaur and Blastoise also popped up during this announcement. Although this isn't the first time we've seen their slick appearance, we got a chance to see more of their animations!
One of the more unexpected features revealed in this update was the Robot Cramorant. According to the official site, this is a recycling machine - if you put in 4 items, it will combine them and create a new item for you! This new item could be a Poke Ball or a PP Up.
Briefly glimpsed in the video, a new feature called "Gigantamax Soup" (English name is currently unknown). This soup will be made from ingredients found on the Isle of Armor, and if a Pokemon drinks it, it will gain the ability to Gigantamax!Check Out Gigantamax Soup Here
Urshifu Can Gigantamax
Urshifu's Gigantamax form was revealed - and for both stances as well! It's not clear if the Kubfu you receive at first will be capable of Gigantamaxing right away.
Move Tutor Moves Added
Two new Move Tutor moves were also announced alongside this news.
The first is a fire type move which not only deals damage to all enemy Pokemon, but also inflicts a burn on Pokemon which boosted their stats that turn!
The second move is grass type and acts as a priority move if used while a Grassy Field is up!
June 2nd Announcement - Crown Tundra Information
Crown Tundra Announcement Overview
- 2 New Regi Pokemon
- Galarian Form Legendary Birds
- Dynamax Adventure Mode Info
- Galar Star Tournament Info
2 New Regis Incoming
※ The information below is drawn from the Japanese official website. When official English names are released, it will be updated.
This Regi is a pure Electric type which is said to have an inexhaustible supply of electricity running throughout its body.
|Special Move||Thunder Cage|
This Regi variant is a pure Dragon type, with a soul made of crystallized dragon energy.
|Special Move||Dragon Energy|
Galarian Legendary Birds
Information on the Legendary Birds we saw previously has been revealed - it appears they'll be Galarian versions with entirely new typings, abilities, and special moves! Check out the details below.
|Special Move||Fiery Wrath|
|Special Move||Thunderous Kick|
|Special Move||Freezing Glare|
Dynamax Adventures will be a new multiplayer play mode where you'll be able to explore the Dens where Dynamax Pokemon live alongside 3 other players! If you defeat the Pokemon here, you'll get a chance to catch it, but if you lose, you'll be blown out of the den! This is likely where you'll be able to catch lots of past-gen Legendaries as well!Learn More On Dynamax Adventure From Here
Galar Star Tournament
New tournament introduced from Crown Tundra. You can now tag up and fight 2 on 2 match with your favorite character. Make your own dream match with this new tournament!Learn More On Galar Star Tournament From Here
Latest DLC (Expansion Pass) Info Unveiled
This article is based on the latest info from June 2nd. We will update this article as soon as more is revealed, so stay tuned!
Release Dates: June 17th and November 30th
The Isle of Armor will be launching on June 17th, 2020 while Crown Tundra will release on November 30th, 2020. Both expansions will be received upon purchasing the pass, which is available now!
Wrap Up Of New Info
|Latest News On Isle Of Armor|
|Challenge Towers of Two Fists with Kubfu|
|Kubfu evolves differently depending on which tower you’ve cleared|
|G-Max moves of 8th gen starters unveiled|
|New outfits & league card decorations|
Challenge Towers of Two Fists with Kubfu
After finishing your training with Mustard, you will get your partner Pokemon Kubfu. By challenging Towers of Two Fist with Kubfu, it can evolve into Urshifu!https://gamewith.net/pokemon-swordshield/article/show/19275
Kubfu Has Branching Evolutions Depending On Tower Cleared
|Tower of Darkness||Single Strike Style|
|Tower of Waters||Rapid Strike Style|
The Towers of Two Fists consist of two main areas; the "Tower of Darkness" and the "Tower of Waters". Kubfu's evolution will differ depending on which tower you clear!
Gen 8 Starters G-Max Moves Unveiled
Name of New G-Max Moves
New Outfits & League Card Decorations
New outfits and league card decorations will be added in this update which will allow you to dress up as Marnie, as well as many other characters.
Previous DLC (Expansion Pass) Features - New Pokemon & Rivals
200 Pokemon From Previous Games To Be Added
In this new Expansion Pass, you'll be able to play with some more of your old favorite Pokemon from previous games in the franchise. The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra will bring a total of over 200 Pokemon! This will bring the Sword/Shield Pokedex up to over 600 Pokemon!
New Pokemon Urshifu
The Expansion will feature not only the return of old Pokemon, but will also bring totally new monsters to the game! The new Pokemon Kubfu and Urshifu will appear, alongside new Galarian versions of previously existing Pokemon such as Slowpoke!New Pokemon List In DLC
Available Now: Galarian Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke is the Galarian form of the Slowpoke found in previous titles. Its appetite for the Galarica seeds (a kind of spice) for generations has altered its appearance and behavior in comparison to the normal Slowpoke.Galarian Slowpoke - How To Get
New Characters And New Areas
The Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra will both feature a new story that is entirely separate from the currently released main games. New characters will also appear to help and guide you through this story. It appears that some characters will actually be version exclusive too!
Version Exclusive Rivals
Pokemon Sword will feature Klara, a poison-type trainer, while Pokemon Shield will have Avery, who uses Psychic-types.
Check Out the New Rivals Here
New Battle Mode: Restricted Sparring
Restricted Sparring is a new battle mode that limits the type of Pokemon you can bring into battle. It may pave the way for new competitive modes for players to challenge!Restricted Sparring - What Is It?
DLC (Expansion Pass) - Price & Release Date
Large-Scale Paid Downloadable Content From Eshop
|Isle Of Armor|
|June 30th, 2020|
|November 30th, 2020|
Price may depend on your country of residence.
With this paid Expansion Pass, you'll be able to go on new adventures in two totally new areas. The first part, "The Isle Of Armor" will release on June 30th, 2020. The second part, "The Crown Tundra" will come out November 30th, 2020. Buying the Pass will let you play both of these new adventures!
New Features Summary
|Isle Of Armor New Features|
|・New area "Isle Of Armor"|
・New Pokemon Added
┗ Kubfu, Urshifu, Galarian Slowpoke, and more
・Gigantmax Forms for Galar Starters
・New tutor moves, new items
・New clothing, new bike appearance
|Crown Tundra New Features|
|・New area "Crown Tundra"|
・New Pokemon Added
┗ Garchomp, Metagross, & more
・New co-op play mode
┗ Explore deeper into Pokemon Dens
┗ Catch Legendaries from previous games
・New tournament battles (Galar Star Tournament)
※After clearing all DLC content, including Isle of Armor
・New clothing items
|・Return of Apricorns|
Prepurchases Are Already Available!
Although the new content won't be released until June, the Expansion Pass is already on sale! You can purchase on the Nintendo E-Shop on your Switch, or on the Nintendo Store.> Check Out How To Purchase Here
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Early Purchase Bonus
You can receive Leon's outfit via mystery gift if you purchase the expansion pass before 7:59 a.m. PDT August 31st.How To Get Early Purchase Bonus Outfits
How To Buy The DLC (Expansion Pass) - Eshop
Caution! Separate Version For Sword And Shield
The DLC (Expansion Pass) is sold separately for Sword and Shield version. If you bought the DLC (Expansion Pass) version for the wrong base game, you will not be able to play the new content!
Different Pokemon & Rival Between Version
Some Pokemon or rivals may be different between Shield and Sword. If you own both versions, consider buying both DLC (Expansion Pass) for the full experience.
How To Buy On The Nintendo Store
1: Use The eShop or The Nintendo Store
The easiest way to buy the Pass right now digitally is to either use your Nintendo Switch eShop, or the official Nintendo Store.
2: Press The Prepurchase Button
When you reach the page shown in the picture above, press the Prepurchase Now button for the game you own. Be careful not to accidentally buy the wrong Pass! You'll be taken to the Nintendo Store, where you'll have to fill in your info and can purchase the game.> Check Out The Official Store Here
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How To Buy On The Switch eShop
1: Look For The Pass On The E-Shop
Access the Nintendo E-Shop on your switch home page. You should see the Pass in the Featured tab. If it isn't there, use the search function to find it.
2: Press The 'Prepurchase' Button
Afterwards, confirm that you have the correct pass version before buying! When you're done, press the proceed to function button.
Download Cards May Also Be Available
Certain retailers may sell download cards which you can buy at the store. Once you buy that card, enter the code on it into your Switch to gain access to the Pass.
▲Participating retailers may vary according to your country of residence, as well as the time period.
Introduced In Pokemon Direct
In January 2020, there was Pokemon Direct which can be found on Youtube. Many DLC features are introduced in the video and Expansion Pass was part of it.More Info About Pokemon Direct Summary Here!