Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass Box Art
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    Oct 22, 2020

This game was released on October 22, 2020 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

The Expansion Pass for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield grants access to two upcoming expansions: The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. Both expansions come with a new area to explore, new Pokémon to catch, clothing, handy features, and more.

In The Isle of Armor players explore a beautiful island and become apprentices at a Fighting Dojo, where they are gifted a legendary Pokémon Kubfu. The expansion also adds Gigantamax forms for starters Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon.

Early Purchase Bonus

Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass - Leon's Cap and Tights

Pre-order the Expansion Pass ($29.99) at any time before August 31, 2020 to receive Leon’s cap and tights depicted above. The bonus codes will be distributed after the release of The Isle of Armor.

Special Purchase Bonus

Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass - Pikachu and Eevee Uniforms

You will also receive a Pikachu Uniform and an Eevee Uniform to wear in the expansions and the original games just by buying the Expansion Pass. Unlike the previous bonus, this one is not timed.

The bonuses can be claimed by launching the game and selecting Mystery Gift, Get a Mystery Gift, Get with Code/Password, and entering your code.

Do note that the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass is only compatible with the Pokémon Sword base game, and the same goes for Pokémon Shield. If you own both games and want to play the expansions on both, you will need two Expansion Passes.

Game + Expansion Pass Bundle ($89.99)

A special bundle is scheduled to launch on November 6 that includes the base game and the Expansion Pass. Players can buy either the Pokemon Shield + Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass or the Pokemon Sword + Pokemon Sword Expansion Pass for the price of $89.99 – a similar amount to buying the game and the expansions separately.

The Isle of Armor launches on June 17, while The Crown Tundra launches October 22, 2020.

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