Read this to find out about the Isle of Armor expansion pass content in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Learn about the release date, new Gigantamax Starters, the new Legendary Urshifu!
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Isle of Armor - Release Date & Features
This article will be updated constantly as more information is released!
Theme Of Growth
The first part of the Expansion Pass will take place on the Isle Of Armor, which has many lush, beautiful environments for players to traverse and explore. The central theme of the adventure will be Growth, so players will have to train themselves to become even more powerful!
Release In June 2020
The expansion will release by the end of June 2020! The Expansion Pass is already available for purchase, however.Check Out An Overview Of All DLC Here!
Over 100 Old Pokemon Are Returning
100+ Pokemon are said to be returning with this first update. In total, once Crown Tundra is released in Fall 2020, there will be a total of 200+ new Pokemon in the game!>> Check Out All New Pokemon Coming In This DLC
Additional Pokemon Update Is Free!
Even if you don't buy the Expansion Pass, you will be able to get the newly released 200 Pokemon in game. Since you can't go to these areas, you will most likely have to trade for them or bring them over with Pokemon Home.Check Out More Info On Pokemon Home Here!
Join A Dojo
In line with the theme of Growth, players will become trainees at a Dojo on the Island. There you will get the opportunity to grow even stronger.
Train With Klara Or Avery
This update will feature version exclusive rivals, with whom you will train to become even stronger.
New Legendary Pokemon
Get And Train Kubfu
When on the island, you will be given the new legendary Pokemon Kubfu by the new character Mustard. Kubfu is a fighting-type, which can evolve into Urshifu!Check Out How To Get Kubfu Here
Urshifu Has 2 Forms
Urshifu will have two main forms: Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style. You will be able to choose which one your Kubfu evolves into.>> Check Out More Info On Urshifu Here!
Usable In Competitive Play
Information from the Nintendo Direct showcase revealed that Urshifu will be usable in competitive online ranked play!Check Out More Info On Competitive Ranked Battles Here!
Evolve Galarian Slowpoke Into Galarian Slowbro
The picture above is a Galarian Slowpoke
The New Galarian form Pokemon: Galarian Slowpoke can be evolved into a Galarian Slowbro with items only found in The Isle Of Armor!Galarian Slowpoke - How To Get
New Gigantamax Starter Forms
All 3 Starters Get A New Gigantamax Form
The 3 Sword and Shield starters, Cinderace, Rillaboom, Inteleon, will be getting a new Gigantamax Form in this expansion pack! They will also have new G-Max moves. It is currently unknown how these Gigantamax forms will be obtained.Check Out All Available Gigantamax Pokemon Here!
Other New Features
New Gameplay Features
Three other features were shown in the Pokemon Direct announcement, all of which will be coming in June with Isle of Armor.More Info About Pokemon Direct Summary Here!
New moves (perhaps returning old moves too?) will be available through Move Tutors.
A popular type of item from Generation 2 Games, Apricorns will make a return to the Pokemon franchise. You will be able to use them to create Pokeballs.
New Fashion Items
Many new fashion items will also be made available in this expansion, allowing you to supplement your wardrobe and try out cool new looks!Check Out A Full List of Trainer Outfits & Fashion Here
Special Purchase Bonus
By purchasing the Expansion Pass, you will receive a special Pikachu and Eevee Uniform set!
New Battle Mode
A new battle mode called Restricted Sparring will be added in this update. It will place more limitations on you while you battle!Find Out More About Restricted Sparring Here!