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DLC (Expansion Pass) - Features & Release Date

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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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DLC (Expansion Pass) Features - New Pokemon & Rivals

200 Pokemon From Previous Games To Be Added

200 new pokemon

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, like Slowpoke!

New Pokemon List In DLC

Available Now: Galarian Slowpoke

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 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, entirely separate from the currently release main games. New characters will also appear to 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 will limit the type of Pokemon you can bring to a battle. It may pave way to 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

Price$29.99 (USD)

Price may depend on your resident country.

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 in June 2020. The second part, "The Crown Tundra" will come out sometime in Fall 2020. Buying the Pass will let you play both of these new adventures!

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

▲This link redirects to the Pokemon Official website

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

Separate Version For Sword And Shield

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

Nintendo Store

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

▲This link redirects to the Pokemon Official website

How To Buy On The Switch eShop

1: Look For The Pass On The E-Shop

Switch EShop

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

Switch EShop

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

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!

DLC (Expansion Pass) Related Articles

Pokemon Direct

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New Pokemon List In DLC

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