The recently released Pokemon game, Sword & Shield are going to receive two big expansions this year. Each will take the players to a new section of the Galar region that is home to many new and returning Pokemon to catch.
There will be more than 200 familiar Pokemon that’ll be added to the two games this year, and players won’t need to own the expansions to get the Pokemon. All the players will be able to obtain the Pokemon through trading or transferring ones that you have captured in previous games via Pokemon Home Service.
During the recent Pokemon Direct, the game’s developer Game Freak has given everyone a glimpse at some of the new and the returning Pokemon coming to the games in each expansion.
With each expansions will also introduce some new versions of familiar Pokemon, such as Gigantamax forms for the Sword and Shield starters and Galarian Slowpoke.
The first expansion, Isle of Armor is set to launch this June. According to Game Freak the theme for the expansion is “growth” and it will take players to the eponympous island, where players will encounter a new rival character and you’ll also meet an old guy name Mustard. Galar’s longest reigning Pokemon League champion and Leon’s former mentor.
Now for the second expansion, The Crown Tundra. This expansion will be out sometime this fall. And the theme for this one is “exploration” and it will introduce a new co-op gameplay feature that will allow players to explore Pokemon Max Raid dens together with other players.
Lurking in these dens is a variety of Legendary Pokemon from previous games, as well as some new ones.
The Sword and Shield expansion pass is $30 USD and is available to pre-purchase. Also as a bonus you will receive a Pikachu and Eevee uniform for your trainer.
Isle Of Armor Expansion
- Galarian Slowpoke
- Galarian Slowbro
Crown Tundra Expansion
- Nidoran (M)
- Nidoran (F)
- Tapu Koko
- Tapu Lele
- Tapu Bulu
- Tapu Fini
- Galarian Slowking
- Galarian Articuno (Unconfirmed name)
- Galarian Zapdos (Unconfirmed name)
- Galarian Moltres (Unconfirmed name)
- Unnamed Regi 1 (Unconfirmed name)
- Unnamed Regi 2 (Unconfirmed name)