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Check Out The First Official Media from Pokemon Sword and Shield's Expansion Pass

The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra await.

01.09.20 - 11:34 AM


This morning, Nintendo announced an expansion pass for last year's wildly successful mainline Pokémon titles, Pokémon Sword and Shield. You can check out our previous coverage to learn more about the expansion pass, but for now, let's look at some new media released by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company!

First up, The Isle of Armor:

Pokemon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass Artwork

Pokemon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass Artwork

The Isle of Armor sees players whisked away to the titular island, training in a dojo and assisting a brand-new Pokémon: Kubfu, who evolves into Urshifu. New friends and rivals will be encountered along the way, depending on which version of the game you own.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Poison Rival Hot Expansion Pass Artwork Isle Of Armor Pokemon Sword and Shield Psychic Rival Expansion Pass Artwork Isle Of Armor

Pokemon Sword And Shield Kubfu Artwork

Galarian Slowpoke is also being added to the base game via a free update. It will be able to evolve into Galarian Slowbro in The Isle of Armor, and Galarian Slowking in The Crown Tundra.

Pokemon Sword And Shield Galarian Slowpoke Artwork

Speaking of The Crown Tundra...

Pokemon Sword And Shield The Crown Tundra Artwork

Pokemon Sword And Shield The Crown Tundra Artwork

Players will explore a frozen wasteland, and encounter a new Legendary Pokémon: the Grass/Psychic Calyrex!

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Pokemon Sword And Shield Calyrex Legendary The Crown Tundra Artwork

In addition to over 200 Pokémon being added (including Galarian forms of Moltrez, Zapdos, and Articuno, as well as G-Max Venusaur and Blastoise!), each of the main starter evolutions will be getting a Gigantamax form. Check out the first batch of screenshots below!

Pokemon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass Screenshot Isle Of Armor Crown Tundra

Pokemon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass Screenshot Isle Of Armor Crown Tundra

Pokemon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass Screenshot Isle Of Armor Crown Tundra

Pokemon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass Screenshot Isle Of Armor Crown Tundra

Pokemon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass Screenshot Isle Of Armor Crown Tundra

For more media from the Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion pass, check out our galleries for both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more information!

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