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Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will have level scaling for its DLC expansions The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have confirmed.

IGN received the news straight from Nintendo product marketing specialist Demetrius Boggs. During a preview of The Isle of Armor, the site saw that the first trainer battles were around level 60, which was the same as the highest level Pokemon in the trainer’s party. That means new players as well as those that have played extensively can both enjoy the experience.

According to the latest issue of CoroCoro, a new distributed is planned for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Those who purchase Isle of Armor and have Zarude in their party will be able to receive Ash’s Cap based on his Partner Cap from the new movie Coco. It’ll be offered by an attendant at the Taxi Station.

CoroCoro sadly doesn’t provide any additional information. That being said, an official announcement will full details should follow in the near future.


Nintendo has issued a new European commercial for the Expansion Pass in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. We have it below.

The Expansion Pass kicks off with The Isle of Armor next week. The Crown Tundra will follow this fall.

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According to news outlet Serebii, a new Dynamax Crystal event is coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield. In this event, you can get a code from certain video game retailers and it will provide you with a Dynamax Crystal which can be used to activate the Gigantamax Copperajah Max Raid Battle in the Watchtower Ruins. 

It seems that only Gamestop in Germany and GameMania in the Netherlands have rolled this out right now, but it is expected that more regions will see this soon. The Dynamax Crystal event for Gigantamax Copperajah is expected to go on from June 5th, 2020 to July 5th, 2020. 


Nintendo has shared a new commercial to promote the Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword/Shield. We’ve included the advert below.

The first part of the Expansion Pass, The Isle of Armor, launches on June 17. The Crown Tundra will follow this fall.

The Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass isn’t entirely about new content. Game Freak is also bringing back a bunch of creatures from past entries that weren’t originally in these two titles.

Thanks to today’s trailer, we have a new round of Pokemon confirmed to be returning. The full lineup is as follows (divided by the part of the video they were shown):

Another round of details (and screenshots) are in for Pokemon Sword/Shield. We have the official word on the latest features for The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra as part of the Expansion Pass, including new Galarian and Gigantamax Pokemon, tutor moves, the Galarian Star Tournament, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

Pokemon Home has kicked off a new promotion with the Galar starters. If you deposit a Pokemon from Sword/Shield, you’ll receive Hidden Ability Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.

Here’s some additional information:

Following today’s new trailer, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have issued a whole bunch of new screenshots and art for the Expansion Pass in Pokemon Sword/Shield. The images showcase both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra.

Here’s the full set: