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This article is about the expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield. For the location in the Galar region, see Isle of Armor.
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The Isle of Armor (Japanese: 鎧の孤島 The Solitary Island of Armor) is the first expansion in the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. Featuring the Isle of Armor, the theme of the expansion is "growth". It will be released by the end of June 2020.

It will be followed by The Crown Tundra.




The characters Mustard and KlaraSw/AverySh will appear.


New Pokémon and forms

The Legendary Pokémon Kubfu and Urshifu will debut in The Isle of Armor.

Galarian Slowpoke can be evolved into Galarian Slowbro using an item found in the Isle of Armor.

Returning Pokémon

Over 100 old Pokémon will become available in Pokémon Sword and Shield with the release of The Isle of Armor. These include:

IoAdex Ndex MS Pokémon Type
  #054 Psyduck Psyduck Water
  #055 Golduck Golduck Water
  #079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
  #080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
  #081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel
  #082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel
  #113 Chansey Chansey Normal
  #116 Horsea Horsea Water
  #117 Seadra Seadra Water
  #183 Marill Marill Water Fairy
  #184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy
  #199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
  #230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
  #242 Blissey Blissey Normal
  #298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy
  #440 Happiny Happiny Normal
  #462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel
  #570 Zorua Zorua Dark
  #571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark
  #636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
  #637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
  #661 Fletchling Fletchling Normal Flying
  #662 Fletchinder Fletchinder Fire Flying
  #663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying
  #702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy
  #744 Rockruff Rockruff Rock
  #745 Lycanroc Lycanroc Rock
  #745 Lycanroc Lycanroc Rock
  #745 Lycanroc Lycanroc Rock


New Gigantamax forms will be introduced. This includes Venusaur, Blastoise, Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon. The new Pokémon Urshifu also has two different Gigantamax forms.

Additionally, this expansion will allow the player to train certain Pokémon traveling with them to be able to Gigantamax, such as their starter Pokémon.[1]


Apricorns will make a return, and can be made into Poké Balls. The Exp. Charm will increase the Exp. Points earned by the player's party.


Additional Move Tutor moves will be available, including new moves.


The protagonist can wear training clothes. New fashion items will also be available. The Rotom Bike can also be customized further than before.

Restricted Sparring

Main article: Restricted Sparring

Restricted Sparring is a special battle feature in which participants are limited in the types of Pokémon they can use and are forced to battle under set conditions.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鎧之孤島 Hói-jī Gūdóu
Mandarin 鎧之孤島 / 铠之孤岛 Kǎi-zhī Gūdǎo
France Flag.png French L'île solitaire de l'Armure
Germany Flag.png German Die Insel der Rüstung
Italy Flag.png Italian L'isola solitaria dell'armatura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 갑옷의 외딴섬 Gabosui Oettanseom
Russia Flag.png Russian Бронированный Остров Bronirovannyy Ostrov*
Остров доспехов Ostrov dospekhov*
Spain Flag.png Spanish La isla de la armadura


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