Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass Details

Nintendo released more information of the Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass with Part 1 – The Isle of Armor launching by the end of June. On the Isle of Armor, Trainers can gather at a new dojo for Pokémon Battles to master their skills. By training at this dojo, players will receive the Legendary Pokémon Kubfu from the master, Mustard. Through training with Kubfu, Trainers will receive permission to challenge the Towers of Two Fists on the Isle of Armor. Once one of the two towers has been conquered, Kubfu will evolve into Urshifu. In addition to new outfit items and hair styles, the Expansion Passes will also add new league card backgrounds, effects and frames. Nintendo Direct mini trailer and Gigantamax trailer added below…

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New Pokémon Appear in Max Raid Battles

The Pokémon Company have changed the Wild Area Event in Pokémon Sword & Shield until April 28, 2020 at 8:59 JST where the likes of Gigantamax Copperajah, Charizard, Garbodor, and Duraludo will appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles.

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New Pokémon Appear in Max Raid Battles

The Pokémon Company have changed the Wild Area Event in Pokémon Sword & Shield until March 26, 2020 at 8:59 JST where the featured rare Pokémon pictured above will appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles. The Pokémon include Darumaka, Indeedee, Corsola, Pincurchin, Passimian, Escavalier, Accelgor, Oranguru, and more. In related news: a Pokémon Collection Guide available at TSUTAYA, GEO, and other stores in Japan includes a code to unlock Dynamax Crystals to obtain Max Raid Battles for Stonjourner and Eiscue.

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Pokémon Sword & Shield Maintenance

Nintendo have announced that the Pokémon Sword & Shield games are currently undergoing maintenance until 11:30 JST (19:30 PT) today. Please note that online features may not be available during maintenance.

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Shiny Celebi and Zarude Distribution Announced

Pre-booking tickets for Pokémon the Movie: Coco in Japan will see a download code for Shiny Celebi in Pokémon Sword & Shield, distributed from April 17-September 30, and Zarude, distributed from June 15-September 30. Screenshots and artwork added below…

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New Mythical Pokémon Revealed

The new Mythical Pokémon for Pokémon Sword/Shield has been revealed as the Rogue Monkey Pokémon Zarude. When fighting, it swings around using trees and their branches, attacking relentlessly with its sharp claws or any other means it has. Its quick wit helps it excel in battles. Artwork, screenshots, and videos added below…

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Max Raid Battles Adds Mewtwo

Mewtwo and Kanto Starter Pokémon have be added to Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword / Shield as part of the Pokémon Day celebrations until 08:59 JST on March 2, 2020. Mewtwo is incredibly powerful. Announcement trailer added below…

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