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Read on to find out the details of January 9th Pokemon Direct announcement! Get the latest news about Pokemon Home, the Expansion Pass, Isle of Armor, Crown Tundra & more!

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Gigantamax Pokemon Event

Four New Gigantamax Pokemon Will Appear

Gigantamax Event

During the Direct it was announced that four Gigantamax Pokemon will have an increased chance to appear in Dens across the Wild Area! This event will be for a limited time only and starts on January 9th!

Check Out Other Max Raid Events Here!

Expansion Pass (DLC) Information

Expansion Pass Now Available For Purchase

Expansion Pass
Price$29.99 (USD)

Price may vary depending on your country of residence.

Explore new regions and meet both new and familiar Pokemon in the new Expansion Pass. With the Expansion Pass, you'll get access to the Isle of Armor in June 2020 and the Crown Tundra in Fall 2020!

Check Out the Expansion Pass DLC Here

200+ New & Returning Pokemon

200+ New & Returning Pokemon

Across the 2 Expansions, new and returning Pokemon will be added to game. They'll be endemic to the new areas introduced in the Expansion Pack.

Check Out the Galar Pokedex Here

New Legendary Pokemon

New Legendary Pokemon

2 New Legenday Pokemon will be added as part of the Expansion Packs, The Fighting-type Kubfu and the Psychic/Grass-Type Calyrex. Kubfu will be released in Isle of Armor and Calyrex will be in Crown Tundra.

Check Out Legendaries List & Locations Here

The Isle of Armor (Release in June 2020)

Isle of Armor

The first expansion "The Isle of Armor" will release in June of 2020. It will feature an entirely new zone for players to explore.

Read All The Details About The Isle Of Armor Expansion Here!

New Features

This expansion will have several new features for players to enjoy, including:

New Pokemon Kubfu/Ushifu

Ushifu

A new Pokemon Kubfu, and its evolution Urshifu, will be obtainable in this expansion. Urshifu will have two separate forms and will be capable of Gigantamaxing!

Check Out How To Get Kubfu

Returning Pokemon

Returning Pokemon

Over 100 new Pokemon will be added in this patch. Some of the ones spotted in the trailer included Volcarona, Kingdra, Dedenne, and others!

The Crown Tundra (Release in Fall 2020)

crown Tundra

The second expansion, The Crown Tundra, will release in Fall 2020. The theme of this expansion will be exploration, and players will be able to traverse a vast tundra landscape.

New Features

This expansion will have several new features for players to enjoy, including:

  • 100+ Returning Pokemon
  • New Legendary Pokemon
  • Catch Returning Legendary Pokemon
  • New Co-Op Play Mode
Read All The Details About The Crown Tundra Expansion Here!

New Legendary Pokemon Calyrex

Calyrex

A new Legendary Pokemon named Calyrex will be available in this expansion. It will have a story surrounding it, and will have an entirely new story for players to experience.

Check Out Calyrex Pokemon Guide Here

Returning Pokemon

Returning Pokemon

Many Legendary Pokemon from previous games will be returning, and it seems you'll be able to work together with other players to try to catch them!

Pokemon Home Summary Info

Pokemon Home

Transfer Pokemon Between Games

Pokemon Home, slated for release in February 2020, will allow players to transfer Pokemon from previous games in the series to Sword and Shield. It will function similarly to the Pokemon Bank.

Check Out More Info On Pokemon Home Here

A Paid Service

It was stated that Pokemon Home will be available to download for free, but some parts of the service will require a paid subscription. It is unclear which parts this includes as of yet.

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