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This page contains the latest information on the DLC expansion to be released in June 2020 for the game Pokemon Sword and Shield, The Isle of Armor. Read on to learn about new Pokemon, locations, and more.

NEWThis article has been updated based on information in the Nintendo Direct Mini on 2020.3.26. Keep reading for the latest details about the Expansion Pass DLC!

New Information About The Isle of Armor from Nintendo Direct Mini!

  • A dojo has been added!
  • Evolution conditions for Kubfu via Towers of Two Fists have been explained!
  • More information about Starter Pokemon's Gigantamax forms and G-Max moves!

The Isle of Armor Dojo

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Images of a dojo's exterior and interior, along with its master, Mustard, and his apprentices, have been released. Beyond training, there seems to be a Pokemon battlefield inside, similar to a Gym. When you train at this Dojo, you will receive the legendary Pokemon, Kubfu.

How to Evolve Kubfu to Urshifu by Challenging the Towers of Two Fists

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Upon receiving Kubfu from Master Mustard, you will be able to challenge the Towers of Two Fists. You may only enter one of two towers, the Tower of Darkness or the Tower of Waters.
Kubfu Locations and Learnable Moves

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Upon completion of any of the two towers, Kubfu will automatically evolve into Urshifu. Depending on the tower you complete Urshifu will learn the move Single Strike Style (from the Darkness tower) or Rapid Strike Style (from the Waters tower).
Urshifu Locations and Learnable Moves

Gigantamax Starters and Their G-Max Moves

Here is new information about the Starter Pokemon's Gigantamax forms and G-Max moves.

Gigantamax Form G-Max Move
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The Isle of Armor Release Date

Available on June 2020

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Part 1 of the Expansion Pass, The Isle of Armor, is scheduled to be released by the end of June 2020.

The theme of The Isle of Armor expansion has been stated to be Growth. For this reason, there's reason to expect more new Gigantamax forms in addition to the ones we've already seen.

Expansion Pass Available for Pre-Purchase

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Starting January 10, 2020, players will be able to pre-purchase the Expansion Pass online, which contains both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra DLC, from the Nintendo eShop for $30 USD.

How to Purchase the Expansion Pass

New Pokemon on the Isle of Armor

Over 200 Pokemon will soon be available. See the confirmed list of Pokemon appearing in the Isle of Armor DLC!
List of Pokemon Appearing in The Isle of Armor

Galarian Slowpoke

After completing the software update (V1.1.0), you can receive a Galarian Slowpoke, who got to Galar all the way from The Isle of Armor. The Galarian Slowpoke is obtainable without purchasing the Expansion Pass DLC; however, in order to evolve it into Galarian Slowbro or Galarian Slowking, you will need to receive a special item from The Isle of Armor or The Crown Tundra, respectively.

See our guide on how to get the Galarian Slowpoke!
How to Get Galarian Slowpoke


This Legendary Pokemon is thought to be crucial to the new story.

Kubfu, a Fighting-type Pokemon, will be entrusted to you in your apprenticeship in the Isle of Armor.


After training together, your Kubfu can evolve into Urshifu, a Pokemon with two distinct styles, with its own new Ability known as Unseen Fist.

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A Fighting/Dark-type style who strikes at an overwhelming speed. A Fighting/Water-style who continuously unleashes rapid strikes.

New Gigantamax Forms


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Urshifu has distinct Gigantamax Forms and G-Max Moves based on its form.

Galar Starters

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The final evolutions of each of the Galar starters, Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon, will be able to Gigantamax in the Isle of Armor.

Kanto Starters

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The final evolutions of the Kanto starters, Blastoise and Venusaur, now have their own Gigantamax forms, along with the previously-available Charizard.

New Content

New Story and Locations

A giant island far-off Galar region, where you can find beaches, forests, caves, dunes, and more. This island is also inhabited by Pokemon never seen before!

It's known that the settings of both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra expansions will be fully-fledged Wild Areas. As one of the most lauded aspects of Pokemon Sword and Shield, we can't to see the Wild Area get taken to the next level!

Take a look at the official concept art for more locations!

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Pokemon Dojo

The Isle of Armor has a Pokemon Dojo where the player will take up an apprenticeship under Mustard.

Your new mentor, Mustard

Mustard, who was also previously a Champion, now runs the Pokemon Dojo, He is also the mentor of Champion Leon.

New Rivals

These new characters are training hard with the hopes of having their own Gym and Stadium.

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Klara, the Poison-type user, will be available in the Pokemon Sword Expansion Pass.
Avery, the Psychic-type user, will be available in the Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass

New Moves and Items

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There will be new Tutor Moves which will teach new Moves!

With the new Item, Apricorn, you will be able to make Poke Balls!

Finally, an Exp. Charm which will give your Pokemon team more Exp. points!

New Looks

New Trainer Outfits and Hairstyles

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There are new outfits and hairstyles for you to step up your appearance! Marnie's outfit and Champion Leon's hat can be seen in the new selection.

New Rotom Bike Looks

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There are also several new looks you can obtain for your Rotom Bike!

Related Links


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Coming Fall 2020

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