You’ll be able to jump right into your new adventures with the same save data you’ve been using to play Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield! You’ll also be able to begin exploring The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra at almost any point in the main game. Whether you’ve just started your adventure in the Galar region or you’re well along the path to becoming Champion, you’ll be able to enjoy the new content as soon as it’s released, so get ready for a new chapter in your story!
You’ll need to have reached the Wild Area in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield in order to begin your adventures in The Isle of Armor or The Crown Tundra. (This occurs after about two hours of gameplay, though individual gameplay time may vary.)
The Isle of Armor is scheduled to be released by the end of June 2020, and The Crown Tundra is scheduled for the fall of 2020. However, the Expansion Pass including both these areas will be available for prepurchase starting 9 January, 2020. If you want to be ready to dive in as soon as the first wave of content is released, you can make your purchase now!
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass
(Scheduled for release during June 2020)
- A new area, The Isle of Armor
- New Pokémon
- Clothing items
- Handy features, items, and more
(Scheduled for release during the fall of 2020)
- A new area, The Crown Tundra
- New Pokémon
- New co-op play feature
- Clothing items and more
Special purchase bonus
- Five clothing items: The Pikachu Uniform Set
- Five clothing items: The Eevee Uniform Set
You’ll be able to receive the special purchase bonus in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield by using codes that you will receive after you purchase the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass!