Pokémon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass DLCs Revealed (VIDEO)
As previously teased, Nintendo has now issued new details about where Pokémon is going next, with several new offerings revealed as part of the latest Pokémon Direct presentation. The most substantial reveal of the event is a pair of planned expansions for Pokémon Sword and Shield taking players into new areas in The Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLCs.
As detailed in the Direct (H/T Prima Games), both editions of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are now in for a new pair of adventures set to drop later this year. While both are set to add uncharted areas, fresh adventures, and numerous new Pocket Monsters to the Galar region, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra look to sport plenty of differences in content to make each experience unique.
The sizzle reel seen in the video above is just the tip of the iceberg. For starters, The Isle of Armor is said to follow the theme of “growth,” giving players the means to train their Poké-buddies as well as themselves under the mentorship of a dojo master named Mustard. With enough progression, trainers will be gifted with a new expansion-specific Legendary by the name of Kubfu, a fighting-type with aspirations to reach its ultimate evolved form of Urshifu. Getting to this point is surely ideal, as Urshifu comes with both dark and fighting type abilities, as well as a stunning Gigantamax form confirmed to be included in the expansion.
The Crown Tundra appears to take a whole different approach to the tropical Isle of Armor, the DLC instead taking place in a new snowy locale and focusing on the theme of “exploration.” Leading their own expedition, players will have this expansive new zone to tread, with battle-ready Legendaries and ancient temples freely left open for discovery. The main Legendary for this frosty expansion is none other than Calyrex, a combination psychic-grass type with a regal, but mysterious past. Players are tasked with uncovering this balloon-like creature’s lore, and yeah, capturing the impressive beast for themselves.
Of course, there’s plenty more where that came from for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Even with so much to offer, each expansion is also set to debut a fresh array of available Pokémon in addition to new Gigantamax forms, rival characters, and cosmetics for players to deck out their trainer. Following this announcement, Nintendo teased even more content to be revealed at a later date, likely to be fleshed out as each expansion nears its release.
The Isle of Armor is scheduled to release for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on June 2020, while The Crown Tundra is set to debut in Fall 2020.
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