G-Max Moves, Kubfu Details, Early-Purchase Bonus Revealed for Sword & Shield Expansion Passes!

Pokemon has revealed new trailers for the Sword & Shield Expansion Passes!

Rillaboom’s G-Max Move is named G-Max Drum Solo, Cinderace’s is G-Max Fireball, and Inteleon’s is G-Max Hydrosnipe. They will pack an even greater punch than normal Max Moves or G-Max Moves and will ignore the effects of the target’s Ability.

In The Isle of Armor, you can choose how your Kubfu evolves based on where you take it to train. It will evolve into Single Strike Style if you take it to The Tower of Darkness or into Rapid Strike Style if you take it to The Tower of Water.

Also revealed were new League Card designs and preorder bonuses. Players who pre-purchase the game will receive Leon’s cap and tights as an in-game bonus.

Gigantamax Discoveries
In The Isle of Armor (Expansion Pass part one), Trainers will be able to help some of the Pokémon traveling with them gain the ability to Gigantamax. This led to the discovery of the Gigantamax forms for Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon. The G-Max Moves that these Gigantamax Pokémon can perform are tremendously powerful, packing an even greater punch than normal Max Moves or G-Max Moves. They also all ignore the effects of the target’s Ability!

Gigantamax Rillaboom
Grass-type attacks used by Gigantamax Rillaboom will change to G-Max Drum Solo. With this move, Rillaboom strikes up a beat with the sticks on its hands and elegantly controls tree roots with its spectacular drumming skill. It will then make these tree roots erupt from beneath the opponent, dealing massive damage.

Gigantamax Cinderace
Fire-type attacks used by Gigantamax Cinderace will change to G-Max Fireball. With this powerful move, Cinderace will use its powerful legs to kick a gigantic fireball at the opponent, causing an explosion when it hits.

Gigantamax Inteleon
Water-type attacks used by Gigantamax Inteleon will change to G-Max Hydrosnipe. With this move, Inteleon will take aim from the top of its towering tail, gathering water at its fingertip before blasting it at the opponent. The water is launched with such force and speed that it causes a huge explosion when it hits and packs a greater punch than other Max Moves.

New League Card Designs and Early-Purchase Bonus
Pokémon Trainers in the Galar region make in-game League Cards to introduce themselves. As Trainers progress in their adventure in The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, backgrounds, effects, and frames that were not available in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games will be added. Players can also change their League Card using Rotomi’s Card Maker feature and use these new designs, outfits, and hair styles to create their unique League Card.

Trainers who purchase either the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass soon after the launch of The Isle of Armor expansion (or players who have already prepurchased it) will be able to receive Leon’s cap and tights as an early-purchase in-game bonus. Players will be able to receive these items after the release of The Isle of Armor (by the end of June 2020) until 7:59 a.m. PDT on Monday, August 31, 2020.

The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, new downloadable content for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, will contain The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra expansions, two separate adventures that will enable fans to meet new characters, catch newly discovered Pokémon, and explore new areas in the Galar region. The Isle of Armor is scheduled to be released by the end of June 2020, and The Crown Tundra in the fall of 2020.


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  1. AshCo HELLO THERE OLD CHUM!
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    A Leon outfit?! Finally, we can all dress like the worst-designed Pokemon character! Hooray for us all.
     
  2. Clam Almost decent
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    wow I always love good DLC, so lets hope this is good.
     
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  3. MtSilverHermit Aspiring Trainer
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    A Leon outfit?! Finally, we can all dress like the best-designed Pokemon character! Hooray for us all.
     
  4. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
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    I'm not sure how to feel about this. It's new content, which is certainly welcome; but at the same time, it's content that I feel should've been in the games to begin with.

    I'll probably only get the Expansion Pass for Sword, as that's my main Gen VIII or Galar game. Buying the passes again for my seldom used copy of Shield (which I only got for Living Pokedex purposes) just seems superfluous.

    Hope the new backgrounds, poses and such will make card making a lot more exciting.
     
  5. RHowford Aspiring Trainer
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    A Leon outfit? Seems we can dress like a Pokemon character. I have no strong feelings one way or the other but it's something new for us all.
     
  6. TheRealBro.. Venusaur used FlowerPower; his chillness rose 300%
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    Yes he is.. Yes he is. Nothing more to say about that.

    And when he loses in the end he says something like ''ah well, it was fun being a champion while it lasted. Congratz. '' Come on Gamefreak. Taking away a real rival was one thing but turning the champion into a childish joke?
     
  7. The only Vietnamese Aspiring Trainer
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    Love or hate the Leon outfit, ya gotta admit the trailer is lit.
     
  8. Mudkip_Is_God Aspiring Trainer
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    It looks like they spent all their time on the Rillaboom G-Max. I mean, look at that Cinderace.
     
  9. zigzag501 Samurott V please!!!
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    Rillaboom is my favorite but his G-max looks like waaaayyy less effort than Inteleon...
     
  10. zigzag501 Samurott V please!!!
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    im not a hater of these games, but gee wizz could you not make rillabooms nose and drums just a little more high res?
     
  11. AnimusEdo Aspiring Trainer
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    Wrong
     
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  12. ShinySylveon Aspiring Trainer
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    Eh, there's a lot of things to complain about in SwSh, but imo this isn't one of them. I think it shows a lot of maturity to admit you've been bested, and to enjoy seeing someone else rise to the top.
     
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  13. TheRealBro.. Venusaur used FlowerPower; his chillness rose 300%
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    Very true, but show some emotion. That's my point.
     
  14. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder if you’ll be able to gmax the starters you didnt pick and/or duplicates of the one you chose.
     
  15. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
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    Probably. All you'd need to do would show your starter, and they might make it able to Gigantamax.

    But, probably the three Galar starters Gigantamax forms will have a special in-game event, like they're doing currently with Pokemon like Gengar and Charizard.
     
  16. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Judging from how he does it I'm pretty sure he was about to rage out but felt he instead keeps his dignity. I have to do the same thing when I lose
     
  17. TheRealBro.. Venusaur used FlowerPower; his chillness rose 300%
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