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Read about the Isle of Armor expansion pass content in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Learn about the release date, maps, new Gigantamax starters, the new Legendary Urshifu, & news!!!

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Release Date & More News On Isle of Armor (Latest Info)

The DLC is now Live. We will update this article as we progress through the new content!

DLC Is Live! NEW!

As of June 17th the DLC for Isle Of Armor is live and playable! However, you will need to download an update, perhaps manually, in order to do so!

Check Out How To Start Isle Of Armor Here

Isle Of Armor Features Overview

New Features In Isle Of Armor
New Pokemon: Galarian Slowpoke/Galarian Slowbro
Kubfu and Gigantamax Urshifu (2 forms)
Cram-o-matic new feature added
Max Soup new feature added
Return of Apricorns
New Items: Exp Charm & Armorite Ore
New Move Tutor Moves added
Restricted Sparring battles
G-Max forms for 8th gen starters
New Outfits & league card decorations

Pokemon Can Follow You Again!

Walking with Urshifu

Good news everyone - Pokemon that follow you in the overworld is now a returning feature! Although it only seems to be accessible on the Isle of Armor, once you get to a certain stage in the story you'll be able to have a Pokemon walk alongside you while outside!

Check Out How To Unlock Following Pokemon

Galarian Slowbro

Gigantamax Slowbro

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 they're purple instead of yellow!

> Galarian Slowbro Stats And How To Get

Gigantamax Venusaur and Blastoise Shown Off

Gigantamax Venusaur and Blastoise

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!

Robot Cramorant - The Cram-o-Matic

Robot Cramorant

One of the more unexpected features revealed in this update was the Cram-o-matic. According to the game's 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.

More Info On The Cram-o-matic

Max Soup

Dynamax Soup

Briefly glimpsed in the video, a new feature called "Max Soup". 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 Gigantamax

Both Urshifu's forms will have the ability to Gigantamax. It's not clear if the Kubfu you receive at first will be capable of Gigantamaxing right away.

Check Out How To Get Urshifu Here

Move Tutor Moves Added

18 new Move Tutors moves have been added to the game, one for each type! They will require Armorite Ore to teach to your Pokemon, so make sure to save it up! Below are just a few examples of some of these moves. For the full list, check the link below.

> All Move Tutor Moves In Detail Here

Burning Jealousy

Move TUtor Moves
TypefireCategoryspecial icon
DescriptionThe user attacks with energy from jealousy. This leaves all opposing Pokemon that have had their stats boosted during the turn with a burn.

Grassy Glide

Move TUtor Moves
TypeGrassCategoryphysics icon
DescriptionGliding on the ground, the user attacks the target. This move always goes first on Grassy Terrain.

Return of Apricorns

Return of Apricorns

Apricorns are special fruits introduced in previous generations. Unlike berries and other fruits, Apricorns are mainly used to create makeshift Pokeballs to catch Wild Pokemon with. They make their return in Isle of Armor.

Check Out The Full Apricorn List Here

New Items: Exp Charm & Armorite Ore

You will also find new items in the Isle of Armor. One is the Exp Charm that will help players to level up their Pokemon and Armorite Ore that can be used for new tutor moves.

New Item Articles

Challenge Towers of Two Fists With Kubfu

Towers of Two Fists

Afer finishing your training with Mustard, you'll be reward with the Pokemon Kubfu. By challenging the Towers of Two Fists with your new Kubfu, it will evolve into Urshifu!

Kubfu Evolutions Branch Based On The Tower You Clear

Tower Of DarknessSingle Strike Style
Tower Of WatersRapid Strike Style

The Towers of Two Fists consists of two towers; the "Tower of Darkness" and "Tower of Waters". Depending on which tower you’ve taken on, Kubfu will evolve into a slightly different Form.

Learn More On Towers Of Two Fists From Here

G-Max Moves of 8th Gen Starters Unveiled


▲Cinderace’s G-Max Move

The G-Max moves of the Gen 8 starters (Inteleon, Cinderace, and Rillaboom) were revealed. Their G-max moves have very high attack and ignore the opponent's ability!

G-Max Move Names

New Outfits & League Card Decorations

Details of the league card

There will be new outfits and league card decorations added as well! You will be able to dress up as Marnie and many more characters.

Where Is The Isle Of Armor?

Location and Map Of The Island

Isle of Armor

You'll be able to get to the Isle of Armor by using a Corviknight taxi! It's not clear how exactly it will be unlocked, but you will be able to get there via the Wild Area!

Check Out The Detailed Isle of Armor Map Here

Isle of Armor - Features

Theme Of Growth

Isle Of Armor

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!

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Over 100 Old Pokemon Are Returning

Isle of Armor

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.

Isle Of Armor - Version Difference Between Sword & Shield

DLC's Version Should Match Your Own Game


You will need to purchase the Expansion Pass that matches the version of the game you own. If you are playing Pokemon Shield, you can only play the Pokemon Shield expansion pass.

Version Exclusive Pokemon

Just like with the previous Galarian Pokedex, the Isle of Armor features Pokemon which can only be caught in one of the two versions! Pokemon that were previously version-exclusive remain so in the DLC.

Your Rival Changes (Klara Or Avery)


Depending on which version you are playing, your rival changes.

New Legendary Pokemon

Get And Train Kubfu

Kubfu Get

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 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!

Newly Added Pokemon In Isle Of Armor

This list also includes the evolutions of confirmed Pokemon!!!

Generation 1

※ Blastoise and Venusaur are already available, but they will be getting Gigantamax forms in the DLC!!!

VenusaurVenusaur(※)BlastoiseBlastoise (※)SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbro

Generation 2


Generation 3


Generation 4


Generation 5


Generation 6


Generation 7

Check Out A List Of All New DLC Pokemon

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New Pokemon In The Isle Of Armor

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I just found Kabu on Challengers Road after completing this, is he part of something or just there as an Easter egg?

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