Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC Part 1: Isle of Armor FAQ: Release Date, How To Access, New Pokemon & More
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020.
Part 1: Isle of Armor and Part 2: The Crown Tundra DLCs are part of the Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass. You can only buy it from the Nintendo Switch eShop directly or indirectly with an in-store Download Code.
Note that you’ll need to have the latest version of Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield installed, and that you buy the Expansion Pass that matches the version of the game you own. You will be unable to play the additional content if you get the wrong version of the Expansion Pass, so be careful!
You can get to the Isle of Armor area after only a few hours of playing the main Pokemon Sword and Shield game, after you reach the Wild Area.
Over 100 returning species of Pokemon will become available in the Wild Area with the release of Isle of Armor.
New Legendary Pokemon are: Kubfu, Urshifu, Gigantamax Urshifu, Calyrex, Regieleki, Regidrago, Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. New Regional forms are: Galarian Slowpoke, and Galarian Slowbro.
New Gigantamax forms are: Gigantamax Venusaur, and Gigantamax Blastoise.
Many Pokemon that didn’t appear in Pokemon Sword and Shield are returning in the Isle of Armor, including: Kingdra, Larvesta, Volcarona, Magnemite, Magneton, Magnezone, Rockruff, Lycanroc (Midday Form, Midnight Form, Dusk Form), Dedenne, Zorua, Zoroark, Azurill, Marill, Azumarill, Happiny, Chansey, and Blissey.
A new area, The Isle of Armor. New Pokemon. 100+ Returning Pokemon. Clothing Items. Handy features, items, and more. As a special purchase bonus you get 2 download codes for 10 clothing items with the Pikachu & Eevee Uniform Sets.
Nintendo has made a cheat sheet showing that without the Expansion Pass you still get a free update that includes the ability for you to import newly added and the 100+ familiar species of Pokemon into the base Pokemon Sword and Shield games by using Pokemon HOME or by trading with someone who does have the Expansion Pass.
Isle of Armor area description: “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.”
Are you excited for the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC Expansions?