Pokemon Direct: New Sword/Shield Region DLC, Mystery Dungeon, and More!

New regions, new Pokemon, new forms, new styles, and a whole lot more!

Earlier today, the Pokemon Company and Nintendo shared some details on what is to come in the wonderful world of Pokemon. First up, let’s talk about the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Passes.

Each game will have an available Expansion Pass, sold separately, which will include two new regions: The Isle of Armor (Part I) and The Crown Tundra (Part II). Each fo these regions will have its own set of new Pokemon and activities. Of the new Pokemon coming to Sword and Shield through these passes, many classics return. Of those, new Galar forms for Slowpoke and its evolution, as well as Gigamax forms for Pokemon like Blastoise, Venusaur, and Galar forms for the legendary birds, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.

But that’s just the start, as your Galar starters will also have new Gigamax forms for their final evolutions. You can check out the announcement trailer below and see for yourself what is in store for you and your trainer beginning in June 2020.

In addition to lots of new goodies for Sword and Shield, a brand new game in the Mystery Dungeon line of Pokemon titles was also announced.

In 2006, the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team games were released for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS systems in Japan. In 2020, these titles will gain a new life on Nintendo Switch. Get ready for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, coming to Nintendo Switch on March 6, 2020!

Take a look at Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX:

What’s more, we also got confirmation on Pokemon Home’s release window in February, though a specific date wasn’t given. The Home app will allow you to transfer Pokemon between games, and act as a sort of hub space for you and your Pokemon. You will also be able to transfer from Pokemon Go into Sword and Shield (albeit one way), among other handy functions and features.

Although the utility connects with all the games, the connections with Pokémon Bank, Pokémon GO and Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! are only one way. Once you put a Pokémon from these games into Pokémon HOME, you won’t be able to put any into those games from HOME. Pokémon Sword & Shield, however, can both deposit and withdraw Pokémon from Pokémon HOME. – Serebii.net

If you happened to have missed the full presentation for the Pokemon Direct event, we got you covered there, too. The YouTube channel Game Clips and Tips was gracious enough to record and post it up for your viewing pleasure. Take a look at the entire presentation, courtesy of Game Clips and Tips:




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