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Pokemon Sword and Shield's first expansion hits Nintendo Switch on June 17

A trailer reveals more of the new Isle of Armor adventure, additional Pokemon and new features.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield's Isle of Armor expansion is scheduled to launch June 17, extending the Nintendo Switch adventure. A trailer revealed several new Pokemon (including Galarian Slowbro), returning creatures, and new features in the new area.

Isle of Armor's story sees former Pokemon League champ Mustard giving you Legendary Fighting Pokemon Kubfu, before you challenge either the Tower of Darkness or the Tower of Waters. Whichever one you do first will determine which form Kubfu's evolved incarnation Urshifu takes.


Galarian Slowbro is a Poison/Psychic type.

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Your starter Pokemon's final form -- Rillaboom, Cinderace or Inteleon -- will also gain the ability to Gigantamax in The Isle of Armor via a special meal called Max Soup. The expansion will add Gigantamax Venusaur and Blastoise too.

The trailer also showcases the follow-up expansion The Crown Tundra, set to launch this fall. You get access to both expansions by buying a $30 pass (they can't be purchased separately).