Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC Part 1: Isle of Armor FAQ: Release Date, How To Access, New Pokemon & More

16 June 2020
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Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC Part 1: Isle of Armor FAQ
What is the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC Part 1: Isle of Armor release date?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020.

How to buy the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC Part 1: Isle of Armor?

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!

How to access the Pokemon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor area?

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.

What are the new Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor?

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.

What are the Pokemon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor features?

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.

What do you get with or without the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass?

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.Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass Cheat Sheet

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.”

Explore the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra with the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass

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