Blastoise and Venosaur Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion PassSource: iMore

In January 2020, Game Freak announced an Expansion Pass that would include a mix of 200 familiar and new Pokémon. We've combed through the video and other Game Freak announcements, including the June 2 announcements, to scrounge up a list of all Pokémon we know that will be included in this expansion. We'll be adding to this list regularly until Game Freak releases an official list. Check back to keep updated!

Isle of Armor Expansion

The Isle of ArmorSource: The Pokémon Company

Many Pokémon from previous generations that weren't in the core Gen 8 game are returning with the Expansion Pass. If one of your favorites didn't feature in the Galar Pokédex, you might just be able to capture it in the Isle of Armor.

Returning Pokémon

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Slowbro
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggutor
  • Cubone
  • Marowak
  • Lickitung
  • Chansey
  • Kangaskhan
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Scyther
  • Pinsir
  • Tauros
  • Porygon
  • Igglybuf
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Politoed
  • Dunsparce
  • Scizor
  • Heracross
  • Skarmory
  • Kingdra
  • Porygon2
  • Miltank
  • Blissey
  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Azurill
  • Carvanha
  • Sharpedo
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Buneary
  • Lopunny
  • Happiny
  • Magnezone
  • Lickilicky
  • Tangrowth
  • Proygon-Z
  • Lillipip
  • Herdier
  • Stoutland
  • Venipede
  • Whirlipede
  • Scolipede
  • Petilil
  • Lilligant
  • Sandile
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile
  • Zorua
  • Zoroark
  • Emolga
  • Foongus
  • Amoonguss
  • Mienfoo
  • Mienshao
  • Durddigon
  • Bouffalant
  • Larvesta
  • Volcarona
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Skrelp
  • Dragalge
  • Clauncher
  • Clawitzer
  • Dedenne
  • Klefki
  • Rockruff
  • Lycanroc
  • Fomantis
  • Lurantis
  • Comfey
  • Sandygast
  • Palossand
  • Magearna

New Pokémon and Galarian variants

  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • Galarian Slowbro
  • Kubfu
  • Urshifu

New Gigantamax forms

Expansion Pass Pokemon Sword and ShieldSource: iMore

Certain Pokémon can be taught how to Gigantamax after consuming Max Soup.

  • Gigantamax Rillaboom
  • Gigantamax Cinderace
  • Gigantamax Inteleon
  • Gigantamax Blastoise
  • Gigantamax Venusaur
  • Gigantamax Urshifu Single Strike Style
  • Gigantamax Urshifu Rapid Strike Style

Crown Tundra Expansion

The Crown TundraSource: The Pokémon Company

Many Pokémon from previous generations that weren't in the core Gen 8 game are returning with the Expansion Pass. If one of your favorites didn't feature in the Galar Pokédex, you might just be able to capture it in the Crown Tundra.

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Returning Pokémon

  • Nidoran (F)
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran (M)
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Crobat
  • Elekid
  • Electabuzz
  • Electivire
  • Magmar
  • Aron**
  • Lairon**
  • Aggron
  • Absol**
  • Swablu
  • Altaria**
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein
  • Relicanth
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Cryogonal
  • Fomantis
  • Lurantis**
  • Amaura
  • Aurorus
Mark Meaning
** Pokémon from the same evolution line have been seen in trailers or other media, meaning a Pokémon is likely in the expansion.
*** Pokémon that have been spotted on the web or determined to be in the expansion by other outlets.

Returning Legendaries

Legendaries from the previous games will be catchable in the Frozen Tundra's special dens.

  • Entei
  • Articuno
  • Zapdoes
  • Moltres
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Heatran
  • Giratina
  • Cresselia
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Necrozma

New Pokémon and Galarian variants

While we have seen images for several new Galarian variants, we don't know many of their official names. For this reason, we've placed an asterisk next to any Pokémon that have an unconfirmed name.

Legendary Bird Galarian variants Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion PassSource: iMore

  • Calyrex
  • Galarian Articuno
  • Galarian Zapdos
  • Galarian Moltres
  • Regieleki
  • Regidrago

So many Pokémon!

With 200 Pokémon coming with the Expansion Pass, trainers are going to have fun collecting all of the creatures that weren't available in the main Sword and Shield game. Be sure to check back as we'll be updating this list as we learn more information. Remember to purchase the right version of the Expansion Pass to match your game.

Attack!

Pokémon Sword

Explore the Galar region

Travel around the UK-inspired Galar region, capturing new and returning Pokémon. Can you complete the Pokédex and become the ultimate trainer? Make sure to buy the expansion pass specific to your version of the game.

Defend!

Pokémon Shield

Become the Pokémon Champion

Can you defeat all eight gyms and take on the Champion? There are plenty of new Pokémon to catch along with returning ones. Make sure to buy the expansion pass specific to your version of the game.

Double trouble

Pokémon Sword and Shield double pack

The full package

You can grab both Sword and Shield to experience both versions of the game. Don't forget to grab the Expansion Pass and add more to your trainer journey.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

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