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blurb=Two expansions for Pokémon Sword and Shield have been announced: ''The Isle of Armor'' and ''The Crown Tundra''. These expansions will introduce brand-new Pokémon to the games, as well as make over 200 more old Pokémon available. }}
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Players will be able to play the expansion content with their current save data. Players can access the expansion content as soon as they reach the {{bp|Wild Area}}.
 
A new {{bp|regional form}}, Galarian Slowpoke, was also revealed. Galarian Slowpoke is a {{type|Psychic}} Pokémon. It can evolve into Galarian {{p|Slowbro}} with an item from the Isle of Armor or Galarian {{p|Slowking}} with an item from the Crown Tundra, although neither of those Pokémon have been fully revealed yet. Galarian Slowpoke can be obtained in Pokémon Sword and Shield now, regardless of whether the player has purchased the expansion pass.
The Isle of Armor focuses on the theme of "Growth" and takes place in the eponymous {{bp|Isle of Armor}}, just off the shore of the Galar region. This expansion includes:
 
==Expansions==
===The Isle of Armor===
The first expansion, ''{{bp|The Isle of Armor}}'', is planned for release in June 2020. It focuses on the theme of "Growth" and takes place in the eponymous {{bp|Isle of Armor}}, just off the shore of the Galar region. This expansion includes:
 
This expansion introduces the new {{bp|Legendary Pokémon}} {{p|Kubfu}} and {{p|Urshifu}}.
*Kubfu is a {{type|Fighting}} Pokémon that has the Ability {{a|Inner Focus}}. After it has undergone sufficient training, it will evolve into Urshifu.
*Urshifu has two forms: Single Strike Style and a Rapid Strike Style. Single Strike Style is {{t|Fighting}}/{{type|Dark}} whereas Rapid Strike Style is Fighting/{{type|Water}}. Both forms have the new Ability, {{a|Unseen Fist}}. Both forms also have distinct {{bp|Gigantamax}} forms. It also has a new move for each of its two styles.
 
The Isle of Armor expansion includes:
*A dojo for Pokémon battles, where the player takes up apprenticeship under {{bp|Mustard}}, who once mentored Champion {{bp|Leon}} and is also a former champion of Galar.
*A new rival, depending on the version. In Pokémon Sword, the player trains with {{bp|Klara}}, who uses Poison types. In Pokémon Shield, {{bp|Avery}}, who uses Psychic-types, will be their training rival instead. Both seek to one day have Gyms and Stadiums to call their own.
*The new character {{bp|Mustard}}, who entrusts the player with a new Legendary Pokémon, the Fighting-type {{p|Kubfu}}. Kubfu evolves into {{p|Urshifu}} once the training is complete. Urshifu has a brand new ability, as well as two different fighting styles, the Fighting/Dark-type Single Strike style and the Fighting/Water-type Rapid Strike style. Urshifu also has a {{bp|GigantimaxGigantamax}} form, having a different appearance and G-Max Move depending on the style.
*The fully-evolved forms of the Galar starter Pokémon will({{p|Rillaboom}}, also{{p|Cinderace}}, beand able{{p|Inteleon}}) towill also receive Gigantamax duringforms. During the player's adventure in the Isle of Armor, they can train their starter Pokémon to be able to Gigantamax.
*Gigantamax forms of {{p|Venusaur}} and {{p|Blastoise}} will also be available.
*New {{bp|Move Tutor}}s will appear.
*More content aside from all this is also planned in the works, such as Tutor Moves, {{bp|Apricorns}} (returning from {{bp|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver|HeartGold and SoulSilver}}), and the Exp. Charm, which grants even more experience to party Pokémon.
*New fashion items and looks for the {{bp|Rotom BikeApricorn}}s will alsobe available, which can be made availableinto Apricorn Poké Balls.
*The Exp. Charm, a new item which grants more experience to party Pokémon, will be available.
*New fashion items and looks for the {{bp|Rotom Bike}} will be made available.
 
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The Crown Tundra, meanwhile, focuses on the theme of "Exploration" and takes place in the eponymous {{bp|Crown Tundra}}. In this frigid winter area, with its towering mountains, people live in small communities that support and rely on each other. A certain person will appoint the player as the leader of their exploration team in the Crown Tundra.
079Slowpoke-Galar.png|Galarian Slowpoke
*The Legendary Pokémon of this part is the Psychic/Grass-type {{p|Calyrex}}, whom legends say once ruled over a part of Galar that included the Crown Tundra and is characterized by its graceful, regal movements.
080Slowbro-Galar.png|Galarian Slowbro
*The Crown Tundra also comes with a new Co-op mode as well, allowing players to explore Pokémon Dens deep underground of the Crown Tundra and meet Legendary Pokémon from past games Dynamaxing before their eyes, as well as make allies with them.
Kubfu.png|Kubfu
Urshifu-Single Strike.png|Urshifu: Single Strike Style
Urshifu-Rapid Strike.png|Urshifu: Rapid Strike Style
Gigantamax Urshifu models.png|Gigantamax Urshifu
003Venusaur-Gigantamax.png|Gigantamax Venusaur
009Blastoise-Gigantamax.png|Gigantamax Blastoise
812Rillaboom-Gigantamax.png|Gigantamax Rillaboom
815Cinderace-Gigantamax.png|Gigantamax Cinderace
818Inteleon-Gigantamax.png|Gigantamax Inteleon
Sword Shield Mustard.png|Mustard
Sword Shield Klara.png|Klara
Sword Shield Avery.png|Avery
Sword Shield Male Trainer Isle of Armor.png|Male player character's ''The Isle of Armor'' outifit
Sword Shield Female Trainer Isle of Armor.png|Female player character's ''The Isle of Armor'' outifit
Isle of Armor artwork.png|Isle of Armor artwork
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===The Crown Tundra===
The second expansion, ''{{bp|The Crown Tundra}}'', meanwhile,is planned for release in November 2020. It focuses on the theme of "Exploration" and takes place in the eponymous {{bp|Crown Tundra}}. In this frigid winter area, with its towering mountains, people live in small communities that support and rely on each other. A certain person will appoint the player as the leader of their exploration team in the Crown Tundra.
 
This expansion introduces the new {{bp|Legendary Pokémon}} {{p|Calyrex}}. It is a {{2t|Psychic|Grass}}-type Pokémon. The player will encounter it during this expansion.
*Kubfu is a {{type|Fighting}} Pokémon that has the Ability {{a|Inner Focus}}. After it has undergone sufficient training, it will evolve into Urshifu.
 
This expansion includes:
*Players can co-operate to explore underneath {{bp|Pokémon Den}}s in the Crown Tundra. There, they will be able to see Legendary Pokémon Dynamaxing, then catch those Pokémon.
**Pokémon that can be encountered this way include {{p|Mewtwo}}, {{p|Entei}}, {{p|Raikou}}, {{p|Suicune}}, {{p|Lugia}}, {{p|Ho-Oh}}, {{p|Latios}}, {{p|Latias}}, {{p|Kyogre}}, {{p|Groudon}}, {{p|Rayquaza}}, {{p|Uxie}}, {{p|Mespirit}}, {{p|Azelf}}, {{p|Dialga}}, {{p|Palkia}}, {{p|Giratina}}, {{p|Tornadus}}, {{p|Landorus}}, {{p|Thundurus}}, {{p|Reshiram}}, {{p|Zekrom}}, {{p|Xerneas}}, {{p|Yveltal}}, {{p|Zygarde}}, {{p|Tapu Koko}}, {{p|Tapu Lele}}, {{p|Tapu Bulu}}, {{p|Tapu Fini}}, {{p|Solgaleo}}, {{p|Lunala}},
*Other new Legendary Pokémon were teased as well, including what appear to be new Pokémon that appear to be {{bp|Legendary titans}} and what appear to be {{bp|regional form|Galarian Forms}} of the {{bp|Legendary birds}}.
*MoreNew clothingfashion items will also be added in The Crownmade Tundraavailable, including accessories belonging to {{bp|Team Plasma}} and {{bp|Team Flare}}.
 
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Calyrex.png|Calyrex
199Slowking-Galar.png|Galarian Slowking
New Legendary Pokémon 1.png|A new Legendary Pokémon that appears to be a Legendary titan
New Legendary Pokémon 2.png|A new Legendary Pokémon that appears to be a Legendary titan
New Legendary Pokémon 3.png|A new Legendary Pokémon that appears to be Galarian Moltres
New Legendary Pokémon 4.png|A new Legendary Pokémon that appears to be Galarian Articuno
New Legendary Pokémon 5.png|A new Legendary Pokémon that appears to be Galarian Zapdos
Exploring underneath a Pokémon Den.png|Exploring underneath a Pokémon Den
Sword Shield The Crown Tundra NPC.png|A key NPC in ''The Crown Tundra''
Sword Shield Male Trainer Crown Tundra.png|Male player character's ''The Crown Tundra'' outifit
Sword Shield Female Trainer Crown Tundra.png|Male player character's ''The Crown Tundra'' outifit
Crown Tundra artwork.png|Crown Tundra artwork
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Both the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra allow the player to move freely and explore {{bp|Pokémon Den}}s similar to the {{bp|Wild Area}} in the base game. Furthermore, both parts will also add over 100 new Pokémon each (for a grand total of over 200) not previously seen in the Galar region into the game. The expansion pass is not needed in order to obtain the new Pokémon from the DLC, as players can trade with others who have them, as well as import Pokémon from previous installments via {{bp|Pokémon Home}}, planned to launch as a paid service in February 2020.
 
StartingAn today,update playersfor arePokémon more likely to run into Gigantimax {{p|Coalossal}} and {{p|Flapple}} (Sword), as well as Gigantimax {{p|Lapras}} and {{p|Appletun}} (Shield). An update was also released today introducing Klara and Avery to the game, as well as letting the player catch a Galarian {{p|Slowpoke}} in {{bp|Wedgehurst|Wedgehurst Station}},. whichThe canNintendo evolveeShop intocan Galarianbe {{p|Slowbro}}accessed with an itemdirectly from the Islegame ofafter Armor or Galarian {{p|Slowking}} with an item frominstalling the Crownlatest Tundraupdate. The expansionExpansion passPass is now available for pre-purchase starting today. The Nintendo eShop can also be accessed directly from the game after installing the latest update. Special clothing items featuring {{p|Pikachu}} and {{p|Eevee}} are also available now as a purchase bonus fromfor launchpurchasing the expansion pass.
 
==InformationVideo==
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*https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/01-09-2020/