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Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC “The Isle of Armor” to release on June 17

The Pokémon Company has set the release date for the first part of Pokémon Sword and Shield's expansion pass. The Isle of Armor will launch on June 17, while the Crown Thundra is set for a release in autumn 2020. Both DLCs will come with new Pokémons, new maps, new Gigantamax forms, new moves, and more.

The first DLC will take place at the Isle of Armor, an island in the Galar region filled with inhabitant Pokémons. In this island, there's also a dojo where Pokémon trainers battle to improve their skills. Mustard, the master of this dojo, will teach players all he knows so they can become stronger alongside their Pokémons.

Urshifu is a new legendary pokémon being added to the franchise. An evolution of Kubfu, the new legendary will have two forms – Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style – and respective Gigantamax forms. The Urshifu (Single Strike Style) is a fighting/dark-type Pokémon, while the Urishifu (Rapid Strike Style) is a fighting/water-type Pokémon. Each form has its own signature move, which are wicked blow and surging strikes, respectively. Urshifu will also introduce a new ability called Unseen Fist.

Another new Pokémon that will be available in the Isle of Amor is the Galarian Slowbro, a psychic/poison-type Pokémon with the Quick Draw ability. There will be also two new Gigantamax forms: one for Venusaur, and another for Blastoise. Lastly, Kubfu will get an evolution.

Other new moves introduced with the Isle of Armor include the Burning Jealousy, a fire-type move, and Grassy Glide, a grass-type move. Another addition coming with The Isle of Armor is the Cram-o-matic, which transforms four items into a new one. The resulting items can be rare items or something more common like Poké Balls, PP Ups, among others. Additionally, the Isle of Armor will introduce the Max Soup item, allowing your Pokémons to Gingatamax.

The Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion pass is available now for pre-order, priced at £26.99 at Nintendo's official UK store. You can learn more about it HERE.

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