The main focus of today’s Pokémon Direct was the Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass that was announced for the game, bringing in large amounts of new DLC content, adding new Pokémon, and also bringing back over 200 old Pokémon that weren’t present in the Galar region.
The Expansion Passes, which costs US$29.99 each, will unlock two sets of content for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield respectively — The Isle of Armor (June 2020) and The Crown Tundra (Autumn 2020).
A new Pokémon has been revealed on the official Pokémon website today and it is Sirfetch’d, the new evolution of Farfetch’d. Unlike its previous form, Sirfetch’d is a pure Fighting-type Pokémon. It is available only in Pokémon Sword and must be traded for in Pokémon Shield.
A new trailer for Pokémon Sword & Shield was recently revealed, which confirmed that regional variants are returning — in this case, Galarian Forms — as well as several new characters, a new Team, and a few new Pokémon.
Some big news for Pokémon Sword & Shield was revealed today — including Gigantamaxing, a new phenomenon similar to the previously-revealed Dynamaxing, except specific to only certain species and goes so far to change the Pokémon’s appearance. Additionally, new Pokémon were revealed, along with several new characters, including two new Gym Leaders.
You can find out more in the trailer above, as well as by continuing reading below. The Pokémon Sword & Shield section of the site will also be updated throughout the day, along with this post to add links to the corresponding pages.