Pokemon Sword Expansion Pass/Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass
Continue your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield adventure in The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, two new areas to explore that will be added to the Galar region as part of the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass or Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass! Each area offers a different adventure, where you'll be able to visit the far reaches of the Galar region and meet the people and Pokémon that live there. You'll also see some familiar Pokémon that didn't appear in the Galar region before, a total of over 200 Pokémon. If you buy the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, you'll be able to enjoy both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra as they're released!
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.
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.
Trainers who purchase either the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass soon after the launch of The Isle of Armor expansion (or players who have already prepurchased it) will be able to receive Leon’s cap and tights as an early-purchase in-game bonus. Players will be able to receive these items after the release of The Isle of Armor (by the end of June 2020) until 7:59 A.M. PDT on Monday, August 31, 2020.
If you purchase the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, you'll receive two codes redeemable to get two special uniform sets of in-game apparel as a bonus.
The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass is only compatible with the Pokémon Sword game and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass is only compatible with the Pokémon Shield game. Please only choose the Expansion Pass for the full game that you own. If you own both the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games and want access to the Expansion Passes for both games, both the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass are required. Full version of the game is required to use DLC for that game; sold separately. Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Nintendo.com/switch-online
if you buy the dlc you can either put it on sword or shield you need to buy it twice to put it on both but and you dont need to pick because it can be used on either of them so buy it and you can put it on sword or you can put it on shield.
yes. it comes out in october and should automatically download to your switch
The expansion corresponds to the version of the game you bought, i.e you have to buy the sword expansion on sword and vice versa. But you can use it on multiple users on the same switch if you decide to restart on a second account
You will receive a code
one island comes out in june and the second island comes out in fall. but buying the expansion gives you both in time. the only difference will most likely be different pokemon you can catch in each game
No, it comes with the option to pick one or the other
If you have Sword, make sure you purchase the Sword expansion pass. You will get both Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra; the only thing you have to watch is that you buy the correct Expansion Pass for your base Sword game.
There are game specific legendaries, I would suggest looking them up if you want specific ones
You can purchase the DLC through the Nintendo E-Shop, or pick up a DLC card from where ever. As long as you have the code, you're fine. Purchasing the DLC AND the game bundled together isn't a bad idea either.