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This article details everything you need to know about the Expansion Pass DLC. Read on to learn how to purchase the DLC, the price, what features are included in the DLC, and about The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra expansion included.

Expansion Pass DLC Release Date

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Release Date for The Isle of Armor June 17th, 2020
Release Date for The Crown Tundra Fall 2020

The Expansion Pass DLC includes two complete new adventures, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, which will become available at separate times during the year.

Although the Expansion Pass is currently available for sale, its inclusions will not be available for play until they are released in updates, which will allow players who have purchased the DLC to immediately play the game. By buying the Expansion Pass in advance, players can ensure they receive the updates as soon as they are released.

The Isle of Armor Release Date Confirmed for June 17th

At 10:00 PM JST on June 2nd, 2020, the release date for The Isle of Armor was confirmed for June 17th, 2020. Check out the video above for exciting new video footage of the game!

The Isle of Armor DLC Info

How to Preorder the Expansion Pass DLC

Pre-Download from January 10, 2020 (Friday) for $30 USD

Date January 10, 2020 (Friday)
Price $30 USD

The Expansion Pass DLC is available for Pre-Download from the Switch Nintendo eShop, the online Nintendo eShop, or at specified retailers.

All players who Pre-Download the game will be able to play each DLC immediately as it becomes available, without having to wait for the game to download!

How to Preorder The Isle of Armor

Purchase using your Nintendo Switch

Select and Purchase from the in-game Menu

After your Nintendo Switch has downloaded update 1.1.0, a new option will appear on the Main Menu. By placing the arrow over the Expansion Pass icon and hitting the A Button to confirm, you can navigate to the Nintendo eShop to purchase the Expansion Pass DLC.

News Update: June 2nd, 2020

A sweeping update on June 2nd revealed a host of new information about the game. We've summarized some of the most important points below, and you can get the full scoop in each of our Expansion Pass articles!

The Isle of Armor

All New Info in The Isle of Armor

The Crown Tundra

All New Info in The Crown Tundra

Included Features

Brand New Wild Areas to Explore

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It's known that the locations of both expansions will completely consist of Wild Areas, and that they will be even larger than the Wild Area in the original games.

The Crown Tundra expansion, with its theme of Exploration, will dive even deeper into this aspect, and allow players to team up and explore more deeply into Pokemon Dens.

Both New and Old Pokemon Join the Battle

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Brand-new Legendary Pokemon, as well as new Gigantamax forms, and over 200 returning Pokemon which were previously unavailable in Pokemon Sword and Shield will be featured in The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra expansions.

The Isle of Armor expansion focuses on the theme of Growth, so it's safe to assume that new Gigantamax forms, in addition to those already known, will be popping up soon.

Be sure to keep track of all the new Pokemon and updates as they come out with our guide below!

List of Pokemon Appearing in Expansion Pass DLC

Available in both Sword and Shield Versions

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Unlike previous games in the series, which featured separate expanded versions such as Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon, Pokemon Sword and Shield allow owners of either Sword or Shield version to enjoy the full contents of both the The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra expansions.

However, because the Pokemon which are included in the Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword and Shield differ depending on the version, players will need to purchase the Expansion Pass separately for both Pokemon Sword and Shield version if they want to obtain all possible Pokemon without trading.

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The Isle of Armor Expansion.pngThe Isle of Armor
Coming June 17th, 2020
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Coming Fall 2020

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