Pokémon Sword And Shield DLC To Add 200+ “Well-Known Pokémon” (VIDEO)
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield may enjoy some spectacular receptions from fans and critics, but a cloud has always loomed over the Nintendo Switch title for its limited availability of Pocket Monsters. Completionist fans were especially caught off-guard by this decision, as it meant many familiar inclusions would be impossible to catch for the first time ever. While the series’ infinitely-growing list of Pokémon made missing monsters an inevitable reality, it appears this won’t be the case for much longer with the availability of two upcoming expansions for Pokémon Sword and Shield.
As unveiled during Nintendo’s recent Pokémon Direct event, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra are set to bring quite the massive array of content to the 2019 Pokémon title. In addition to new quests, Legendaries, and areas to explore, over 200 Pocket Monsters were also confirmed to be added across the two in-development expansions. While specifics weren’t shared, these new areas were confirmed feature “familiar Pokémon that didn’t appear in the Galar region before,” with examples displayed such as Nidorino, Sealeo, and Garchomp. Check it out below.
These aren’t the only means of classic returns in Pokémon Sword and Shield, as The Crown Tundra is also set to bring back Legendary creatures featured in past games. As mentioned in the video above (at 14:46), the expansion will debut a new co-op mode, where players can engage in raid battles with select Legendaries–many of which may appear in their super-powered Dynamax forms. It’s said that players may also get the chance to catch a few of these awesome beasts, provided they find and defeat them in various dens hidden around the map.
Possibly the most notable inclusion of the new Expansion Pass is its consideration of non-members, with every returning Pokémon made available to everyone through third-party methods such as Link Trades and the Pokémon HOME cloud service. For those outside the know, HOME is an upcoming service aimed at offering the ability to manage and transfer their Pokémon across modern titles like Pokémon GO, Let’s GO, and Sword and Shield. More information about the premium service is teased to be unveiled before its launch in February 2020.
Pokémon HOME isn’t tied to a single game system, meaning you can connect with Pokémon Bank, along with #PokemonLetsGo, #PokemonSwordShield, and #PokemonGO. It also features trading functionality. #PokemonHOME
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 29, 2019
As for Pokémon Sword and Shield, these teased 200+ Pokémon additions are to debut with The Isle of Armor in June 2020 and The Crown Tundra in Fall 2020.
What do you think? Are you excited about so many Pokémon coming back to Sword and Shield, or do you feel that they should have already been included in the first place? Which Legendary return are you hyped for the most? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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