Galarian Slowbro, Regieleki, Regidrago in New ‘Sword & Shield Expansion Pass’ Trailer!

A new trailer for the Sword & Shield Expansion Pass has just dropped, revealing Galarian Slowbro!

The Isle of Armor DLC will release on June 17th.

Update (6:20 AM): Pokemon has now issued a press release, revealing the names and details of Regieleki, Regidrago, and more!

Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new details for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, downloadable content for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games. The first set of content, The Isle of Armor, will launch on June 17, 2020, and the second, The Crown Tundra, launches in the autumn of 2020. The Expansion Pass is available for purchase in Nintendo eShop. Newly discovered Pokémon, new Gigantamax forms, exclusive moves, and more were also revealed.

The Isle of Armor
The first new adventure unlocked by the Expansion Pass will take place on the Isle of Armor, an island of the Galar region. Many Pokémon make this island their home, living freely amid the lush nature. The island is also home to a dojo for Pokémon battles. Players and their Pokémon will train hard to become stronger under Mustard, the master of this dojo.

NEWLY DISCOVERED POKÉMON

Galarian Slowbro
Category: Hermit Crab Pokémon
Type: Poison/Psychic
Height: 5ʹ3″
Weight: 155.4 lbs.
Ability: Quick Draw

A Shellder bite set off a chemical reaction with the spices inside Galarian Slowpoke’s body, causing Galarian Slowbro to gain the Poison type. The Shellder that’s latched onto Slowbro sometimes unconsciously bites down harder on Slowbro’s arm, causing an itch that drives Slowbro to start wildly swinging its arm around and smashing its surroundings. With a speed that puts even the quickest reflexes to shame, Slowbro readies its Shellder and makes poisonous liquid shoot from the Shellder’s tip. This is Shell Side Arm, a Poison-type special move that may poison the target. The move inflicts either physical or special damage depending on which will damage the target more.

NEW GIGANTAMAX FORMS

Gigantamax Venusaur
Type: Grass/Poison
Height: 78ʹ9″+
Weight: ????.? lbs.
Ability: Overgrow

The power of Gigantamaxing has made Venusaur’s flower bloom so large that it covers the Pokémon’s body. During battle, the Pokémon uses these petals as a shield and swings its two thick vines around to thrash its target. Grass-type attacks used by Gigantamax Venusaur will change to G-Max Vine Lash. G-Max Vine Lash doesn’t just deal damage to an opponent when it hits—it will continue to deal damage for four turns to any Pokémon that isn’t Grass type.

Gigantamax Blastoise
Type: Water
Height: 82ʹ+
Weight: ????.? lbs.
Ability: Torrent

Blastoise’s shell has grown to match its body, and it boasts new extra-large water cannons as well. Gigantamax Blastoise can adapt to different situations by using different combinations of its 31 variously sized cannons. Gigantamax Blastoise can also move the 12 large cannons surrounding its central cannon independently, letting it orient its attacks in any direction, whether toward the ground or the sky. Water-type attacks used by Gigantamax Blastoise will change to G-Max Cannonade. G-Max Cannonade doesn’t just deal damage to an opponent when it hits—it will continue to deal damage for four turns to any Pokémon that isn’t Water type.

LEGENDARY POKÉMON URSHIFU’S EXCLUSIVE MOVES

Legendary Pokémon Urshifu has two forms—Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style—and each form can learn different moves and G-Max Moves. A Single Strike Style Urshifu that has followed the path of darkness can unleash a single, severe blow—a signature move known as Wicked Blow. This move always results in a critical hit, allowing Urshifu to attack while ignoring the target’s stat changes. A Rapid Strike Style Urshifu that has followed the path of water can unleash a flowing three-hit combo—a signature move known as Surging Strikes. This move always results in critical hits, allowing Urshifu to attack while ignoring the target’s stat changes.

Unseen Fist is a new Ability introduced with these expansions and one that only Single Strike Style Urshifu and Rapid Strike Style Urshifu possess. This Ability lets the Pokémon deal damage when it attacks with moves that make direct contact even if the target defends itself by using moves like Protect.

Dark-type attacks used by Single Strike Style Gigantamax Urshifu will change to G-Max One Blow. Water-type attacks used by Rapid Strike Style Gigantamax Urshifu will change to G-Max Rapid Flow. G-Max One Blow and G-Max Rapid Flow can deal damage even if a target defends itself by using moves like Max Guard or Protect.

NEW ADVENTURING FEATURES INTRODUCED IN THE ISLE OF ARMOR

Cram-o-matic
The dojo on the Isle of Armor houses a unique take on recycling in the form of a device called the Cram-o-matic. If players feed it four items, it will combine them and give out a new item in exchange. Trainers can receive any of a variety of items, including Poké Balls, PP Ups, and more. Some combinations might even produce rare items.

Tutor Moves
Completely new tutor moves will also be available on the Isle of Armor. Trainers can have their Pokémon learn them in exchange for Armorite Ore, a substance that can be found on the Isle of Armor through Max Raid Battles and other means.

Burning Jealousy is a new Fire-type move that can be taught starting with these expansions. When it hits, it deals damage to all opposing Pokémon and burns all opposing Pokémon that have had their stats boosted during the turn.

Grassy Glide is a new Grass-type move that can be taught starting with these expansions. This move has high priority when used on Grassy Terrain.

Max Soup
Max Soup is a special dish made from rare ingredients you can gather on the Isle of Armor. If a Pokémon with great hidden potential drinks Max Soup, it will become a special Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing.
Some Pokémon that Trainers are already traveling with may also gain the ability to Gigantamax.

The Crown Tundra
The second area unlocked by the Expansion Pass is the snow-swept realm of the Crown Tundra. In this frigid yet beautiful landscape—with its jagged winter mountains and shining, silvery landscape—people live in small communities where they support and rely on one another. A man named Peony will appoint the player as the leader of his exploration team in the Crown Tundra and task them with investigating the reaches of this frozen land. Players will also be able to explore the depths of the Pokémon Dens seen during Max Raid Battles. What’s more, it seems several previously unseen Legendary Pokémon make the Crown Tundra their home.

NEWLY DISCOVERED LEGENDARY POKÉMON

Regieleki
Category: Electron Pokémon
Type: Electric
Height: 3ʹ11″
Weight: 319.7 lbs.
Ability: Transistor

Regieleki absorbs electrons to live. Regieleki’s signature Electric-type special move, Thunder Cage, fires furious bolts of electricity from its lower half, trapping opponents directly below it in a cage of lightning. Thunder Cage doesn’t only deal damage to opponents when it lands—the electrified cage will also cause damage every turn for four to five turns and prevent opponents from fleeing or being swapped out.

Regidrago
Category: Dragon Orb Pokémon
Type: Dragon
Height: 6ʹ11″
Weight: 440.9 lbs.
Ability: Dragon’s Maw

Regidrago’s body is composed of crystallized dragon energy. With Regidrago’s signature move, Dragon Energy, the Pokémon assumes a shape similar to a dragon’s head, then fires intense dragon energy from its mouth. The more HP the user has remaining, the higher the move’s power.

Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres?
Legendary Pokémon bearing strong resemblances to Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres have been spotted in the Crown Tundra. These Pokémon seem to bear Ice-type, Electric-type, and Fire-type characteristics, respectively, and were previously thought to be the same as the Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres seen in other regions. Recently gathered data from reported sightings and other sources about the Pokémon have bolstered the theory that they are, in fact, distinct variants.

Galarian Articuno
Category: Cruel Pokémon
Type: Psychic/Flying
Height: 5ʹ7″
Weight: 112.2 lbs.
Ability: Competitive

Once every several decades, this migratory Pokémon appears in the Crown Tundra. Galarian Articuno’s signature move, Freezing Glare, is a Psychic-type special move in which the Pokémon attacks by firing psychic power from both eyes. This move may also leave the target frozen.

Galarian Zapdos
Category: Strong Legs Pokémon
Type: Fighting/Flying
Height: 5ʹ3″
Weight: 128.3 lbs.
Ability: Defiant

Once every several decades, this migratory Pokémon appears in the Crown Tundra. Galarian Zapdos’s signature move, Thunderous Kick, is a Fighting-type physical move that overwhelms the target with lightning-like movement before delivering a kick. This also lowers the target’s Defense stat.

Galarian Moltres
Category: Malevolent Pokémon
Type: Dark/Flying
Height: 6ʹ7″
Weight: 145.5 lbs.
Ability: Berserk

Once every several decades, this migratory Pokémon appears in the Crown Tundra. Galarian Moltres’s signature move, Fiery Wrath, is a Dark-type special move in which the Pokémon transforms its wrath into a fire-like aura to attack. It may also make opposing Pokémon flinch.

NEW CHARACTERS
Upon arriving in the Crown Tundra, players will encounter Peony, who has brought his daughter along on an adventure to find the truth behind tales of Legendary Pokémon in the area. Listening isn’t his strong suit, and his bold behaviour draws plenty of attention, but he has a kind side and plenty of affection for his daughter.

DYNAMAX ADVENTURE
Trainers can team up with three other players to go on a Dynamax Adventure, where they will be able to venture into Pokémon Dens and even encounter Dynamax Pokémon. If Trainers do encounter a Dynamax Pokémon during their exploration, they’ll need to work together in a Max Raid Battle. Trainers will get a chance to catch the Dynamax Pokémon for their team if they triumph in the battle, but they’ll be kicked out of the den should they lose.

GALARIAN STAR TOURNAMENT
Once Trainers progress far enough in their adventure in the Crown Tundra, they’ll be able to participate in the Galarian Star Tournament, held in the city of Wyndon. In this tournament, Trainers will battle with various characters they met in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield—but not just as opponents. They can also pick a teammate and tackle the tournament together.

TRANSFER BONUS IN POKÉMON HOME
Starting Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. BST, if Trainers transfer one or more Pokémon from Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME, they will be able to receive a Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble with their Hidden Abilities as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME.

  Grookey
Grookey’s Hidden Ability is Grassy Surge. It’s a rare Ability that normally wouldn’t be available.
Level: 5
Ability: Grassy Surge
Moves: Scratch, Growl

Scorbunny
Scorbunny’s Hidden Ability is Libero. It’s a rare Ability that makes its first appearance in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Level: 5
Ability: Libero
Moves: Tackle, Growl

Sobble
Sobble’s Hidden Ability is Sniper. It’s a rare Ability that normally wouldn’t be available.
Level: 5
Ability: Sniper
Moves: Pound, Growl

GIGANTAMAX FESTIVAL
From Monday, June 1 PDT until Monday, June 30, at 00:59 a.m. BST, many different Gigantamax Pokémon can be encountered in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Some different Gigantamax Pokémon will appear depending on the version of the game being played.

The following Gigantamax Pokémon will appear in both versions of the game:

  • Snorlax

Gigantamax Pokémon that will appear only in Pokémon Sword:

  • Gengar, Kingler, Lapras, Garbodor, Corviknight, Appletun, Amped Form Toxtricity, Centiskorch, Grimmsnarl, Alcremie, Duraludon

Gigantamax Pokémon that will appear only in Pokémon Shield:

  • Charizard, Butterfree, Machamp, Orbeetle, Drednaw, Coalossal, Flapple, Sandaconda, Low Key Form Toxtricity, Hatterene, Copperajah

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  1. Dravinator Poké Fanatic
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    That is just tie-dye Slowbro smh

    I like the white, yellow, and black fighting type at the start, and they are bringing back GIRATINA! (sinnoh remake hints?)

    GMAX Venusaur and Blastoise look lit, the new stuffed fighting bear looks like a bleached Stufful, the dojos are cool.

    There is no way bleached Stufful evolves into that amazing specimen! The final evo is so cool, I want him on my team! Kinda gives me Grimmsnarl vibes.

    Beautiful winter scene, psychic goat with a pillow on his head, mansion, amazing regi temples, Cryogonal is back, and suddenly they release every cover legendary ever in raids. I want this.

    New legendary birds, then a recap of everything. Birds look alright, but every living fiber in my body wants these expansions right now.
     
  2. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    This really excited me.
    I can't wait to have this DLC!

    Also,EVERYONE IS HERE!
     
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  3. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    My disappointment is immeasurable. We waited for 4 months for news and this is what we get? Clarification on what we already know exists and nothing additional to actually get us to shell out $30 for this?
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2020
  4. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    I guess it nice that the "second generation" with the Dynamax mechanic its just a continuation of Sword and Sheild. Maybe we will get Megas back for Gen 4 remkes. Also since they are releasing the legendaries through raids if they don't change the date time mechanic then shiny hunting these dudes will be easier than ever.;)
     
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  5. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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    Now I'm curious about how Regidrago will be display in the tcg. Will the dragon type cards return?
     
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  6. The Fish 0.o
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    I swear the Regi names are the Japanese versions ONLY. So surely we'll get the English names soon, or am I missing something?
     
  7. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
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    No, those are the English names. They are listed on the English Pokemon website. And besides, Gamefreak tries to make it so that Legendary Pokemon names are the same across all languages. There are very few, if any Legendary Pokemon that have a different name depending on the language.

    Edit: Turns out, it's not uncommon for some Legendary Pokemon and their sub groups to have different names depending on the language such the Legendary Birds trio, the Lake Spirits trio, the Forces of Nature trio, the Swords of Justice trio, the Tapus and the Ultra Beasts, who all have different names in different languages. Otherwise all cover Legendaries and the other trios have the same name in all languages (except Ho-oh which is named Houou in Japan for some reason).

    Either way Regieleki and Regidrago are the English and the Japanese names.
     
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  8. King Arceus Aspiring Trainer
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    I can't wait to use Pokemon Home to transport several more Pokemon to my game. The competitive battling scene could definitely see some changes.
     
  9. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    Yeeeaaahh... That's kind of what I was thinking. I was interested to see what else was in store when they first announced the pass, but this just looks like what we already knew, but with Pokedex entries. Not much else is new? Cram-o-matic sounds interesting, and I guess Max Soup can solve some issues with trying to get Pokemon that can Gigantamax? (Not entirely sure how the mechanic and specifics work.)

    This makes it sound like the Isle of Armor is just "Go to a dojo, get Urshifu, get Galarian Slowbro, k bye. Oh, also Venusaur and Blastoise can Gigantimax." Crown Tundra at least sounds like it could be more substantial in the sense that there are six new legendaries, as well as previous ones. But are there more towns? Are there more new/Galarian Pokemon? What about a Galarian Slowking?* Or is Slowking excluded because Gen 1, amiright??? What are the returning Pokemon?
    *Edit: Rcxd9999 corrected this! There will be a Galarian Slowking in Crown Tundra.

    I still think this pass is a better alternative to a second version of the games, now that they're $60. But as it stands, the main games just feel like, "Oh, that's it?" Maybe the pass will make the game more complete. This was a good start; I like what I see, so far. "Oh, that's it too?" Okay...

    I don't know. I suppose I won't say I'll never buy Shield, but right now, I'm still not thrilled. It's just weird to me that Animal Crossing--a series I've never played before--looked far more appealing to me, a life-long Pokemon fan. (And I've been enjoying New Horizons very much!) I don't think it's fatigue so much as it is seeing SwSh set the bar a bit lower or at least meeting status quo, while several other Nintendo franchises set the bar so high on the Switch.
     
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  10. arulz THE SEEKER
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    absolutely loving the new areas. We'll definitely have to wait and see to find out how long or short it is, but I'm loving what I'm seeing!
     
  11. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Moltres is basically bargain Yveltal now LOL
     
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  12. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
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    They said that we get Galarian Slowbro in The Isle of Armor and then we get Galarian Slowking in The Frozen Tundra.
     
  13. itmealice Aspiring Trainer
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    Ho-oh is a transliteration of Houou which is the Japanese name for the mythological fenghuang/chinese phoenix. It's the same name, the english is just stylized in a way that native english speakers can easily understand and pronounce it.
     
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  14. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    If Galarian Slobro is Poison/Psychic, then what type is Galarian Slowking? The latter is yet to be revealed.
     
  15. RoboSensei I hate Greninja
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    Lurantis is back. I am happy.
     
  16. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Like, there was so much that they could have told us about--assuming there is more to show--but most of what was revealed was for the part of the DLC at least a few months away.
    The way I see this as the "third version" was that you're paying for what the "third version" would have in it, and in terms of new formes, mons, features, and areas, this looks about par for the course of content to be added for a "third version". It's like there's a lot AND there's so little. I can only hope there's even more that they're keeping hidden until launch, much like they attempted with this generation's news up to launch where they kept like half the Pokedex hidden.
     
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  17. aschefield101 is behind you !
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    Pretty sure Colorless for pure Dragons will be a thing again.
     
  18. Dravinator Poké Fanatic
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    Dragon type cards disappeared? I guess that's why I didn't see them in anything past the Sword and Shield Set leaked lists.

    Salamence V got this treatment I see. look how they massacred my boy
     
  19. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    I totally forgot about that! Thank you for the correction. :) I guess in my mind, it didn't make sense to have one and not the other, but they're just splitting it.
    Yeah, that's how I see this as a second/third version too. And that's also a good point about not showing everything yet. It just felt weird seeing the Isle of Armor info, knowing that they already showed most of it before. But like Rcxd pointed out, there will be a Galarian Slowking, so they haven't revealed everything yet. I think that once everything is known it will be more clear that Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra will be worth $15 each. Right now, the info just seemed off to me, much like a lot of the news has been for me this Gen.
     
  20. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
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    Hmmm... I hope there’s still some surprises and a lot more new Pokémon to be shown.

    I feel like SWSH had a limited number of new Pokémon in order to add more via the DLC packs to make them meatier content wise.

    That and the fact that we are three sets into the TCG and every new Galarian Pokémon now has a card (except the DLC Pokémon). If XY and SM are anything to go by, there will be 12 sets before the next generation, covering SWSH, the DLC and probably a remake of some form.

    I feel like there’s more updates and Pokémon to come.
     
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