Learn what you should do before Isle of Armor release & prepare for the expansion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Guide includes how to prepare for the DLC launch.
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Proceed The Story Till Wild Area Station
At Least Play Till You Reach Wild Area Station
You can't access the Isle of Armor if you haven't reached the Wild Area Station at the beginning of the main story. If you just start playing the game recently, play at least up to the Wild Area Station.
Beating The Game Before DLC Is Recommended
It's likely that you can bring your own pokemon from the main story. Although you don't have to fully finish the game before playing DLC, finishing the main story before DLC is recommended.Check Out Our Main Story Walkthrough Guide From Here
Catch Gigantamaxable Pokemon For Max Soup
Max Soup Gives Your Pokemon The Ability To Gigantamax
In Isle of Armor, there is a new feature called Max Soup. By feeding your Pokemon with Max Soup, your Pokemon will obtain an ability to Gigantamax. Catch Gigantamax-able Pokemon beforehand so that you can turn them into Gigantamax Pokemon.
Not All Pokemon Can Gigantamax
Note that not all Pokemon can Gigantamax by eating this soup. The Pokemon has to have gigantamax form in order to get this ability from the soup.Check Which Pokemon Can Gigantamax From This List
Prepare For The Restricted Sparring
Train Pokemon Of All Types
There will be new battle mode called Restricted Sparring. In this mode, you can only use certain type of Pokemon. Make sure you train all types of Pokemon beforehand so that you can beat this mode no matter which type comes.Learn More On Restricted Sparring From Here
New Meta In Online PvP Battle
Meta Of Online Battle Will Dramatically Change
Since there will be 100+ new Pokemon added, the meta of online PvP battle will likely change drastically. Check the new Pokemon from below and train the Pokemon which can counter them!
Pokemon That Might Influence The Meta
※ The following is just small selection of Pokemon we think will perform well in the current ranked meta. This is not a full list of DLC Pokemon.Learn More About Upcoming New Pokemon From Our Meta Report