The first Pokemon Direct of 2020 ended just a short while ago and Pokemon fans now have a lot of new things to get excited about. Here’s a short summary of all of the announcements and new content heading our way.
A small update went live for Sword and Shield this morning
Players can head to Wedgehurst Station to encounter either Klara (Sword) or Avery (Shield). Additionally, a Galarian Slowpoke has been added which can evolve into a Slowbro or Slowking with items found in the upcoming expansions.
Pokemon Home arrives in February and will allow the transfer of some Pokemon from past games to Sword and Shield
As also noted below, the expansions will bring over 200 Pokemon from the past to Sword and Shield and will be transferable through Pokemon Home. These are available to all players regardless of whether or not you buy the expansion pass. For clarity however, if you buy the expansion, you can catch the Pokemon in Sword and Shield. If you do not own the expansion pass, you must trade for them.
Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword and Shield brings two expansions in 2020
The expansion pass will retail for $29.99 and include The Isle of Armor which is set to launch in June of 2020 and The Crown Tundra which is roughly scheduled for Fall of 2020. The expansion pass will also offer a few unique clothing items for players.
In The Isle of Armor, the theme is “growth” and you will encounter a dojo where you will become an apprentice of Mustard. Your new rival will then either be Klara (Sword) or Avery (Shield).
In The Crown Tundra, the theme is “exploration”. It will introduce a new Legendary (Calyrex) along with a co-op mode with legendaries that have new forms.
Maybe most notably, over 200 Pokemon from the past will be added with the DLC that will be available to all players regardless of whether or not you buy the expansion pass.
A new Pokemon title, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon : Rescue Team DX, will release on the Switch on March 6th.
Rescue Team DX is a remake of the Red and Blue rescue team titles that appeared on the Game Boy Advance in 2006. A demo of the title will be available later today!
While developers can seemingly never please everyone, it feels as though this morning was a very good day for Pokemon fans with a lot of new content on the way. Are you big Pokemon fan? Let us know what you think!