New Information about Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC is Revealed

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Around yesterday, the Japanese Pokémon Twitter account announced that new information would be released on June 2nd at 10 pm Japan Standard Time. There is now as English version of the original trailer.


Among the information shown was new Pokémon, Galarian forms, and Gigantamax forms as well as new game mechanics, characters, and locations. Shown in the trailer was Galarian Slowbro, Zapdos, Moltres, and Articuno as well as new Pokémon: Regieleki and Regidrago. Additional Gigantamax forms were also revealed including both styles of Urshifu, Blastoise, abd Venusaur. You can view the new Pokémon information here. Of course, Kubfuu and Urshifu will appear along with Gigantamax forms of Rillaboom, Scorbunny, and Intelleon. Galarian Slowking has also been hinted at in earlier Directs. So let’s take a look at what Pokémon will appear!

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Regieleki

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Regidrago

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Galarian Articuno


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Galarian Zapdos


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Galarian Moltres

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Galarian Slowbro

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Gigantamax Venusaur

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Gigantamax Blastoise

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Gigantamax Urshifu Single Strike Rapid Strike

Other Pokémon will also appear that missed their chance earlier

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Appearing in Isle of Armor

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Appearing in Crown Tundra

The Isle of Armor is set to release on June 17th with a fall release of the Crown Tundra. It’s also interesting to note that Pokémon Sword and Shield was first announced just a year ago!

Author’s Note: I’m excited for this new information but what has me happy is I get my main Pokémon, Garchomp, back! I also wonder if we could get DLC called ”Valley of Spears”, the ”Golden Gauntlet”, the ”Wastes of Helm” and ”Castle of Gun”.
 
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Something else to note: the Galar starters with their hidden abilities are now available right now.

OU is now about to feel the might of Protean- err, I mean Libero Cinderace, with a hint of Grassy Surge Rillaboom (at least until Tapu Bulu returns).
 
A pretty great showing altogether. Lots of things to look forward to.

Also because no one here said it yet,

:080:Super Fighting Pokemon :080:
 
Nice to see my "Sunglasses Croc" Sandile make it back in even if it's not mentioned here, But was happy to see him in the trailer.

Very likely a Day 1 buy for me, Caught up on my small backlog for the most part and don't have really anything else to look forward to or play other than Smash, So this should keep me somewhat busy this Summer and later this Fall.
 
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I made some Spirit Battles based on some of the Pokémon featured in the expansion!
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Spirit: Regidraco
Class: :starman::starman::starman:
Spirit Type:
Attack
Effect: Fire Attack ^

Opponent: :ultridley:(red)
Conditions:
-The enemy's neutral special has increased power
-The enemy favors neutral specials
-Hostile Assist Trophies (Rathalos) appear
Stage: Temple
Music: Victory Road (Ruby/Sapphire)


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Spirit:
Regieleki
Class: :starman::starman::starman:
Spirit Type:
Support
Effect: Zap Floor Immunity

Opponent: :ultrobinf:(yellow)
Conditions:
-The enemy's neutral special has increased power
-The floor is electric
-Only Electric-Type Pokémon appear from Poké Balls
Stage: Temple, Battlefield
Music: Victory Road (Ruby/Sapphire)
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Spirit: Galarian Slowbro
Class: :starman::starman:
Spirit Type:
Support
Effect: Poison Floor Immunity

Opponent: :ultmegaman:
Conditions:

-The enemy favors forward Smashes
-The floor is poison
Stage: Tortimer Island, Battlefield
Music: Pokémon Gym/Evolution
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Spirit: Galarian Articuno
Class: :starman::starman::starman::starman:
Spirit Type:
Support
Effect: Gravity Change Immunity

Opponent: :ultpalutena: (purple)
Conditions:
-Low gravity
-The floor is frozen
-The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
Stage: Summit, Battlefield
Music: Red/Blue Medley

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Spirit:
Galarian Zapdos
Class: :starman::starman::starman::starman:
Spirit Type:
Attack
Effect: Foot Attack ^

Opponent: :ultken:
Conditions:

-The enemy favors side specials
-The enemy favors down specials
-The enemy's speed in increased
Stage: Suzaku Castle
Music: ART of FiGHT

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Spirit:
Galarian Moltres
Class: :starman::starman::starman::starman:
Spirit Type:
Support
Effect: Lava Floor Immunity

Opponent: :ultjoker:
Conditions:

-The floor is lava
-The enemy favors side specials
-Arsène appears immediately
Stage: :norfair:, Battlefield
Music: Vs. Ridley
 
I made some Spirit Battles based on some of the Pokémon featured in the expansion!
Solid picks overall, but there are a few things to note:

1) The Kanto legendary birds are grouped together as one spirit, so if they add the Galar legendary birds, there is a likely chance that they will be grouped together.
2) Pikachu/Pichu seems like a more likely pick for Regieleki, although Robin can work too. Since Regieleki is only 3'11" (by far the smallest of the Regis), Robin may likely be small as well (although that may make the spirit fight too easy).
3) Normal Tortimer Island seems more likely than Battlefield Tortimer Island, since it reflects the areas in the Isle of Armor more clearly.
 
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