During today’s Pokemon Direct, Game Freak announced the Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass.
Part 1: The Isle of Armor
In this part, you’ll take on the role of an apprentice at a Pokemon dojo under a mentor named Mustard. He’s also Leon’s mentor and was once a Champion himself in the past.
You’ll meet new rivals that are also fellow apprentices. These rivals change based on which version with the Poison-type user Klara for Pokemon Sword‘s Expansion Pass and the Psychic-type Avery in Pokemon Shield’s.
Mustard entrusts you with a new Legendary Pokemon called Kubfu that evolves into Urshifu.
Part 2: The Crown Tundra
Part 2 is “The Crown Tundra” with a theme of exploration. It takes place on another uncharted area of the Galar region. Much like the first part, it also features new Pokemon, set in a snow-swept area. It also features the new Legendary Pokemon Calyrex. You’re appointed as the leader of an exploration team, meaning you’ll gear up and explore snow-swept fields and Pokemon Dens.
The Crown Tundra introduces a new form of co-op play as well. This mode allows you and friends to take on Pokemon Dens found underground, with Legendary Pokemon from past games Dynamaxing before your eyes. Some brand-new Legendary Pokemon will also appear in the Pokemon Dens.
In addition to over a hundred new clothing items, Game Freak says over 200 well-known Pokemon from past entries will appear on The Isle of Armor and in The Crown Tundra.
The Pokemon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass will go for $29.99. You can pre-purchase starting later today.
Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield are currently available for Nintendo Switch. We’ll have more details for the Expansion Pass soon.