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Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass

Update: (6/2/2020) During today’s detail release for the expansion pass, they’ve announced that the release date for The Isle of Armor is June 17th.

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The Pokemon Company revealed that tomorrow, June 2, 2020, at 10pm JST (6amPT/9am EST/2pm BST/3pm CEST) they’re releasing more details about the Pokemon Sword & Shield expansion Pass.

The news about this has come from the company’s official Japanese Twitter account.

What we know

So far, we know that the upcoming expansion pass will bring new DLC content along with new features. This is going to be a two part expansion pass, which’ll come with two new areas: The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. Both places will bring new items, features, and more importantly new/old pokemon.

New Areas

The Isle of Armor

In The Isle of Armor expansion, you’ll head to The Isle of Armor, the stage of your new adventure in the Galar region. The Isle of Armor is a giant island full of environments not seen in Galar before, you’ll find wave-swept beaches, forests, bogs, caves, and sand dunes! There are also plenty of Pokémon that make this island their home, living freely amid the lush natural surroundings.,There’s even a dojo here that specializes in some very particular training styles! You and your Pokémon will take up an apprenticeship under the master of this dojo and train hard to become even stronger.

The Crown Tundra

The Crown Tundra expansion is set in the snow-swept realm of The Crown Tundra. The beautiful scenery of this shining, silvery landscape in this frigid area, with its jagged winter mountains, people live in small communities where they support and rely on one another. A certain person will appoint you as the leader of their exploration team in The Crown Tundra. You’ll then be tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land. And remember the Pokémon Dens that you’ve only been able to glimpse during Max Raid Battles? Well, now you’ll be able to explore their full depths!

New Pokemon

  • Kubfu
    • Fighting
  • Urshifu (2nd form of Kubfu)
    • Two Fighting Styles
      • Single Strike (Fighting/Dark)
      • Rapid Strike (Fighting/Dark)
Single Strike
Rapid Strike
  • Calyrex
    • Psychic/Grass

During the recent Pokemon Direct, they confirmed that over 200 Pokemon will be returning in the two new regions. But, there is no complete list of the returning Pokemon, but here’s a glimpse of some of them.

Characters (Exclusive)

Pokemon sword players will go face to face with Klara, a poison type specialist training at the dojo of Pokemon Master Mustard.

Players that play Pokemon Shield will go against Avery, the Psychic type user which is also under Mustard’s tutelage.

Release Dates

  • Part One: The Isle of Armor release date is at the end of June 2020
  • Part Two: The Crown Tundra Fall 2020


Both parts of the expansion pass can be bought together for $29.99 and you can pre-purchase them right now. Players that own both games and want to access the new places for both games you’ll have to buy the expansion pass for both games.

Another thing, when you pre-purchase the pass and before it’s released players can get an early purchase bonus; a Pikachu uniform and an Eevee uniform that you can equip right away.

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