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The world of Pokémon Sword And Shield is about to get much larger with the addition of a new expansion pass

The Galar region is about to get even bigger as today’s Pokémon Direct revealed that Nintendo will be releasing two new DLC packs known as the ‘Isle of Armor’ and ‘The Crown Tundra’ which are set to release later this year.

Previous generations saw the release of a third Pokémon game (Yellow, Crystal, Emerald, Platinum) and more recently Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon which required players to start their journey all over again from the start, the expansion pass will let players jump straight into the action with their current saves.

Here is a look at what to look forward to in both DLC packs.

The Isle of Armor – June 2020

In this expansion, Trainers will head to the Isle of Armor, the stage of a new adventure in the Galar region. The Isle of Armor is a giant island full of environments not seen in Galar before. There players will find wave-swept beaches, forests, bogs, caves, and sand dunes. There are also plenty of Pokémon that make this island their home, living freely amid the lush natural surroundings. There’s even a dojo here that specializes in some very particular training styles. Trainers and their Pokémon will take up an apprenticeship under the master of this dojo and train hard to become even stronger.

The Crown Tundra – Fall 2020

This expansion is set in the snow-swept realm of the Crown Tundra. The Crown Tundra features a beautiful shining, silvery landscape. In this frigid area, with its jagged winter mountains, people live in small communities where they support and rely on one another. A certain person will appoint the player as the leader of their exploration team in the Crown Tundra, where Trainers will be tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land. Here, Trainers will be able to explore the full depth of Pokémon Dens, which they’ve so far only been able to glimpse in Max Raid Battles.

The expansion will see the addition of new Pokémon, while also bring new outfits to customize your characters and bring in new faces for you to meet as you set out to be the very best!

The expansion is available to purchase on the Nintendo eShop now for $29.99 with an update set to release later today to give you a glimpse of what’s to come.