'Pokémon Sword and Shield' to receive two 2020 expansions

A $29.99 USD Expansion Pass covers The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra.


[Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass trailer: youtu.be/bRUWgM31BRQ]

An expansion pass for "Pokémon Sword and Shield" covers two big 2020 updates, one in June and another in the fall, while creature-importing service Pokémon Home launches in February, and "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team" is relaunching for Switch in March.

The $29.99 USD "Pokémon Sword and Shield" Expansion Pass gives players access to the sunny Isle of Armor, due in June, and then the wintry Crown Tundra, set for sometime in fall -- between the beginning of September and end of November.

The new areas will bring 200 additional Pokémon into the games, some brand new and some returning from previous franchise entries; those extra Pokémon can then be traded among the entire "Sword and Shield" community, regardless of Expansion Pass ownership.

"Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" released for the Nintendo Switch in November 2019 as two of the game system's most highly anticipated launches since the console was announced in October 2016.

Together, they went on to become the Switch's fastest-selling games to date.