Nintendo will soon release the Isle of Armor, the first downloadable content from Pokémon Sword and Shield’s upcoming expansion pass, on June 17th. The DLC will take place in a new area of the Galar region called the Isle of Armor. It’s loosely based on the Isle of Man, an island between Great Britain and Ireland.
The expansion has a new storyline and gyms for you to explore. You’ll be able to capture all your favorite Pokémon like Exeggutor and Tauros. There are also some fan-favorites, like Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Slowbro, which have new Galarian forms. You’ll also find Kubfu and its evolution Urshifu, two new fighting-type monsters exclusive to this expansion. They will have a different fighting style depending on how you decide to play the game.
This exansion will also add several new features, like a tool named the Cram-o-matic. This allows you to combine four items to create consumables like Poké Balls and PP Ups. Some combinations will produce rarer items. There’s also a move tutor exclusive to the island that will teach your Pokémon new fire- and grass moves. You can pay them using Armorite Ore, a material that you’ll find only on the Isle of Armor. Then Max Soup will give some Pokémon the power to Gigantamax.