Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC: release, price and contents of the expansion Pass

Expansion Pass for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: the first DLC is coming out with many new creatures, contents, legends and modes never seen before.

Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will have a DLC : Expansion Pass divided into two parts due out in June 2020, named respectively “Solitary Island of the Armor” and “Snowy Crown Lands“. Two absolute novelties for the series, which will expand the two titles released in November for Nintendo Switch.

Lots of new and unpublished contents those of the expansion Pass, a long rumored DLC that will enlarge the world of Galar protagonist of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shieldnew legends never seen before, next to the old glories from past generations, new areas never seen before and new Gigamax and regional forms.

In short, more could not really be asked and even the most critical fans of the latest titles available for Game Freak could change their mind: that’s all you need to know about the new DLC.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield DLC: contents of the expansion pass

The two expansion passes will be featured in two different releases starting next summer.

The first will be titled “Solitary Island of the Armor“, and will introduce a marine location consisting of an island and a legendary Pokèmon never seen before: Kubfu, of the fight type, which can evolve in Urshifu and will have two different versions depending on the game copy choice.


Kubfu, first stage of the new fight-type legend

The second will take the name “Snowy lands of the crown” and will bring an additional snowy and mountainous setting, with a legendary Pokémon called Calyrex, also introducing the possibility of having all the legends of past generations alongside new ones, such as the Galar forms of Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno.

Urshifu, available in two different versions depending on the game

Again with regard to the Galar forms, there will also be a Slowpoke that will be able to evolve into the two new forms of Slowbro and Slowking.

Calyrex, new legendary Pokémon protagonist of the second part of the DLC

To these are added new Gigamax for the three eighth generation starters and for Venusaur and Blastoise (which join the already available Gigamax form of Charizard).

It also adds 200 new Pokémon to Galar’s Pokédex, which can be captured in the new areas, and new characters: Swallow for Sword and Savory for Shield. Even the clothing and the personalization of the appearance will be enriched with new material, for those who like to change their character to their liking.

Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC: release and price of the expansion Pass

The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield DLC will be available from June 2020 and will be available for pre-order in the Nintendo Shop in the coming weeks.

The price of the two Passes is 29.99 USD, which are added to the 59.90 USD of the original game. For those who are not interested, but still wish to receive the additional Pokémon protagonists of the DLC will have the opportunity to exchange them through a free update that will be made available close to the exit of the Pass.