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Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass

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Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass
ポケットモンスター ソード・シールド エキスパンションパス
Sword Shield Expansion Pass logo.png
Logo of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: RPG
Players: 1-2, 4 players simultaneous
Connectivity: Wireless, Nintendo Switch Online
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VIII core series
Release dates
Japan: January 10, 2020
North America: January 9, 2020
Australia: January 10, 2020
Europe: January 9, 2020
South Korea: January 10, 2020
Hong Kong: January 10, 2020
Taiwan: January 10, 2020
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
Sword Shield Expansion Pass logo JP.png
Japanese logo of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass

The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass (Japanese: ポケットモンスター ソード エキスパンションパス Pocket Monsters Sword Expansion Pass) and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass (Japanese: ポケットモンスター シールド エキスパンションパス Pocket Monsters Shield Expansion Pass) are paid downloadable content for the Generation VIII core series games Pokémon Sword and Shield. It was announced on January 9, 2020 during a Pokémon Direct, and was made available for purchase later that day.



Unlike previous titles such as Pokémon Platinum and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which were separate games set in the same region as the primary paired versions of the generation, the Expansion Pass allows players to continue using their existing save data from Pokémon Sword and Shield to access the added content, some that weren't in the original Sword and Shield.

As a special purchase bonus, the player will receive serial codes for the Pikachu Uniform Set and the Eevee Uniform Set.


The Isle of Armor

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Main article: The Isle of Armor

In the The Isle of Armor scenario, players will travel to the titular Isle of Armor, east of mainland Galar. There they will meet Mustard, former Champion and Leon's mentor, and a new rival; Klara in Pokémon Sword or Avery in Pokémon Shield. The expansion features the new Legendary Pokémon Kubfu, who evolves into one of two forms of Urshifu, depending on which tower is cleared in the Tower of Two Fists. It will be released by the end of June 2020.

The Crown Tundra

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Main article: The Crown Tundra

In the The Crown Tundra scenario, players will travel to the titular Crown Tundra, south of mainland Galar. The expansion features the new Legendary Pokémon Calyrex. It will be released durning the fall of 2020.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擴充票 Kwokchūng Bīu
Mandarin 擴充票 Kuòchōng Piào *
扩展票 Kuòzhǎn Piào *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Uitbreidingspas
France Flag.png French Pass d'extension
Germany Flag.png German Erweiterungspass
Italy Flag.png Italian Pass di espansione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 익스팬션 패스 Expansion Pass
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Expansão
Expansion Pass
Russia Flag.png Russian Сезонный абонемент Sezonnyy abonement
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pase de expansión

Generation I: Red & GreenBlue (JP)Red & BlueYellow
Generation II: Gold & SilverCrystal
Generation III: Ruby & SapphireFireRed & LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV: Diamond & PearlPlatinumHeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V: Black & WhiteBlack 2 & White 2
Generation VI: X & YOmega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII: Sun & MoonUltra Sun & Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!‎
Generation VIII: Sword & Shield (Expansion Pass)
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