Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Start the Isle of Armor DLC

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Start the Isle of Armor DLC

Once you get the Isle of Armor expansion pack, you'll want to know where to start to begin this new adventure. We'll show you where to go here.

Downloading the Isle of Armor DLC expansion for Pokemon won't take you straight to the new island, you'll have to make it there yourself and find the new content. Below, we'll show you how to start the Isle of Armor DLC and how far through the game you'll have to be before you can access it.

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How to Start the Isle of Armor DLC in Pokemon Sword and Shield

To start the Isle of Armor DLC in Pokemon Sword and Shield you'll need to head to Wedgehurst train station, the same one you can encounter Slowpoke inside. Once you go in, speak to the new character standing to the right side of the ticket barrier. He'll ask where you want to go, and that's when you select Armor Station. Now you're on your way!

What Level Do My Pokemon Need to Be to Play the Isle of Armor DLC?

The Isle of Armor doesn't have level restrictions or recommendations, as Nintendo have introduced level scaling to ensure that the difficulty and challenge matches that of any player, regardless of team strength and progress in the main game.

Isle of Armor Expansion Not Working

If you haven't got the figure at Wedgehurst showing up, you might not have the current update. Close the game, go to the homepage of your Switch, and press the + button to open the options menu for Sword or Shield. Then go to Software Update, and select "Via the Internet." Assuming your Switch is online and you have the expansion, the game will download an update and everything should work fine!

There's Pokemon content everywhere here at USgamer! Nadia's review of Sword and Shield is waiting for you here, or check out how the Twilight Wings show is exploring new sides of Pokemon.

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