Pokémon Sword & Shield's Expansion Pass Drops On June 17th

Some cool news for owners of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, as the game's Expansion Pass will be arriving in just two weeks. The developers dropped a new trailer today showing off over three minutes of the game and what the pass will bring to players. The focus of it will be on The Isle of Armor, which will come with new creatures to find and new chances to get the Gigantamax powers for battle. You can read more about it below along with the trailer, as it will be available for the game on June 17th, 2020.

Time to pack your Galarian Slowpoke and head to The Isle of Armor, courtesy of Nintendo.
Time to pack your Galarian Slowpoke and head to The Isle of Armor, courtesy of Nintendo.

In The Isle of Armor, which is part one of the Expansion Pass, it seems that you'll be able to help some of the Pokémon traveling with you gain the ability to Gigantamax. This has led to the discovery of the Gigantamax forms for Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon, the final Evolutions of the first-partner Pokémon in the Galar region. This time, the details about G-Max Moves that only Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon can use have been revealed. These G-Max Moves are tremendously powerful, packing an even greater punch than normal Max Moves or G-Max Moves!

Legendary Pokémon bearing strong resemblances to Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres have been spotted in the Crown Tundra. These Pokémon seem to bear Ice-type, Electric-type, and Fire-type characteristics, respectively, and so were previously thought to be the same as the Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres seen in other regions. But recently, data gathered from reported sightings and other sources about the Pokémon have bolstered the theory that they are, in fact, distinct variants.

Regional forms of certain Pokémon are found in Galar. These forms have adapted to the unique environment of the Galar region and look different than the same species might look when found in other regions. These adapted forms are known as the Galarian forms of the Pokémon, and it seems their behavior also differs from that of their species' previously discovered forms.

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