Pokémon Sword and Shield Trailer Reveals Expansion Pass Legendaries

Pokémon Sword and Shield are getting a whole suite of new legendaries in its upcoming Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLC expansions.

A newly released trailer shows off the new Pokémon, as well as new G-Max forms for Venusaur and Blastoise and a Galarian form for Slowbro.

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Each of the original Legendary trio of birds also gets a Galarian form in the Crown Tundra expansion, and with those new forms come new types and abilities. Articuno goes from Ice/Flying to Psychic/Flying and gains the signature move Freezing Glare; Zapdos becomes a Fighting/Flying-type instead of Electric/Flying and gains the signature move Thunderous Kick; and Moltres rounds out the trio, becoming a Dark/Flying Pokémon instead of Fire/Flying, with a signature move of Fiery Wrath.

Unlike the Legendary Birds, which are alternate forms for an existing trio, Regieleki and Regidraco are brand-new Legendary Pokémon that expand on an already existing group of Legendaries, the Regis. Regieleki is an Electric-type with the new ability Transistor, as well as its signature move Thunder Cage, and Regidraco is a Dragon-type with the new ability Dragon’s Maw and the signature move of Dragon Energy. These Legendaries are also available in the Crown Tundra.

While Charizard got a Gigantamax form in the base game for Sword and Shield, the Isle of Armor expansion gives a similar alternate form to Kanto’s Grass and Water starters as well. G-Max Venusaur gains the move G-Max Vine Lash, and G-Max Blastoise gains the move G-Max Cannonade.

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Finally, Slowbro also gets an alternate form in The Isle of Armor, with a Shellder biting onto its arm instead of a tail. This changes its type to Poison/Psychic and gives it the signature move Shell Side Arm.

The Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion pass The Isle of Armor releases on June 17, and The Crown Tundra pass is set to release in fall 2020. Both passes are available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo dropped a trailer with details on upcoming Sword and Shield expansions, including Galarian forms and two brand-new Legendary Pokémon.

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