The lonely Isle of armor arrives, the first DLC of Pokémon Sword and Shield: here are the news, the Pokédex and all the contents of this first expansion pass.
The first downloadable content of Pokémon Sword and Shield has arrived: it is called the Solitary Island of the Armor and is the first part of the DLC dedicated to the latest games released for Nintendo Switch.
The price of the additional expansion pass of Pokémon Sword and Shield, equal to 30 USD, has been revealed for several months and the file with the expected new game features that include the expansion of the Pokédex with many creatures to date absent in the main titles, reason for criticism, and two new legendary exclusives depending on the game version.
What are the main novelties of the Solitary Isle of Armor? Here is all you need to know about the new DLC.
Pokémon DLC Lonely Armor Island: Pokédexes and creatures added
What will be the Pokémon added in this first part? It should be noted that the DLC will not bring the national Pokédex, but will add several new creatures among which we have: Squirtle and Bulbasaur (which will have an exclusive Gigamax shape alongside Charizard, probably at the player’s choice), Galarian Slowbro (which will evolve from that already captured for several months within the game) and many others.
In the list we find: Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Magnemite, Magneton, Exeggcute, Exeggutor (and Alola form), Chansey, Tangela, Kangaskhan, Horsea, Seadra, Staryu, Starmie, Scyther, Tauros, Marill, Azumarill, Politoed, Slowking, Scizor, Kingdra, Blissey, Whishmur, Loudred, Exploud, Azurill, Absol, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Happiny, Magnezone, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Druddigon, Bouff, Volcarona, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame, Skrelp, Dragalg, Dedenne, Rockruff, Lycanroc (Day Form), Lycanroc (Night Form), Lycanroc (Twilight Form).
Lonely armor island: news, content and price
The DLC is comprised of two parts, The Lonely Island of the Armor and the Snowy Lands of the Crown, which must necessarily be purchased in a single solution (it is not possible to buy one first and then the other).
Attention during the purchase phase: you must choose the expansion pass suitable for your version of the game. In fact, it is not possible to play with Pokémon Sword at the dlc bearing the Pokémon Shield icon, and vice versa. Penalty finding himself having spent almost 30 dollars for nothing (and Nintendo does not provide refunds).
This first unpublished part of the game will be focused on strengthening your team, turning very much to the competitive and reserving the exploratory phase for the second part of the DLC coming in early autumn (there is a new area that will be accessible through VoloTaxi but many typical elements of the exploration will be limited).
Two new rivals will come forward, Sofora (for Pokémon Sword, poison type) and Savory (on Pokémon Shield, psycho type). The difficulty will be medium to high as the new adventures are aimed at those who have already completed the game: therefore expect wild Pokémon at level 60 and more, the same rule applies to those sent on the field by the various trainers.
Central in the solitary Isle of armor will be the master Mustar’s dojo: here you can prepare the Zuppamax to make Pokémon in Gigamax that did not initially provide this stage (so you do not have to exchange teammates of long adventures replaced by Pokémon Gigamax just captured in the raids), the possibility of capturing the legendary Kubfu to then evolve into Urshifu according to different criteria (Single shot version conquering the Two Fists Towers in Sword and Multi-shot Style if he conquers the Water Tower in Shield).
A great adventure that will be completed at the end of the year with the snow-covered Terri of the crown, where the legendary Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno in the Galar version, the new Regi and various raids with the most powerful creatures of the past generations (from Mewtwo to Solgaleo and Lunala) alongside the legendary second part mascot, Calyrex.