Pokemon Sword and Shield's Isle of Armor Expansion Launches in June

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Isle of Armor Expansion Launches in June

The Isle of Armor comes with a new dojo, a new Legendary Pokemon, and more.

Nintendo just released a ton of new information for the upcoming Isle of Armor expansion for Pokemon Sword and Shield. In a mini Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that the Isle of Armor will be releasing for all Expansion Pass owners by the end of June.

Aside from that, the Direct delved into greater detail about the adventures you'll be undertaking in the Isle of Armor expansion. Firstly, you'll need to conquer a Dojo to acquire Kubfu, the new Legendary Pokemon.

You and Kubfu will then journey to one of two towers: the Tower of Darkness, or the Tower of Water. You can only adventure through one tower, and Kufbu will learn the move 'Single Strike Style' if you opt for the Tower of Darkness, or the 'Rapid Strike Style' move if you go for the Tower of Water.

On top of this, each starter Pokemon in Sword and Shield will gain a new Gigantamax form in the Isle of Armor expansion, Rillaboom, Inteleon, and Cinderace. They'll also gain a new move while in these new Gigantamax forms: Rillaboom will learn G Max Drum Solo, Inteleon will learn G Max Hydro Snipe, and Cinderace will learn G Max Fire Ball.

Finally, there'll be new outfits for your trainer to show off. Among some of the new outfits shown were Marnie's gothic gear, and a punk outfit in the style of Team Yell. There'll also be tons of new backgrounds and effects you can use for your Trainer Card.

The Isle of Armor expansion for both Pokemon Sword and Shield will launch by the end of June 2020. As for the other DLC expansion, the Frozen Tundra, that's still on course to launch at some point later in the year.

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