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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
Logo of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass
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 VIIIcore 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.
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 PokémonKubfu, 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.