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All confirmed Pokemon for Isle of Armor Expansion Pass

Published: 2/Jun/2020 10:31 Updated: 5/Jun/2020 11:14

by David Purcell

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Pokemon Sword and Shield players will soon be able to visit another part of the Galar Region, as the Isle of Armor Expansion Pass releases in June. So, what Pokemon will be coming as part of the DLC?

The region has brought a number of different Galarian forms for familiar faces, and you can bet your bottom dollar that even more is coming soon – as many have been confirmed already.

Whether it be through research discoveries on the Pokemon social media accounts, new Sword and Shield trailers, or first-looks into the Isle of Armor update.

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You’re going to have to earn the trust of Kubfu in the Isle of Armor – the DLC’s new Legendary Pokemon.

What Pokemon are coming in the Isle of Armor?

A number of Pokemon are finally set to make their way over to the Galar Region for the new Expansion Pass DLC, which will be exciting news for those who weren’t happy about game developers Game Freak removing the opportunity of completing the National Pokedex this year. Turns out, they were saving it for a later date, and that time is almost here!

The full list of Pokemon included in the update can be seen below, which is some 31 names strong – and more expected to be revealed. Let’s take a look…

Isle of Armor Pokemon list

  • Blissey
  • Marill
  • Azumraill
  • Azurill
  • Happiny
  • Zorua
  • Zoroark
  • Larvesta
  • Volcarona
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Dedenne
  • Rockruff
  • Lycanroc (Midday, Midnight, and Dusk forms)
  • Kubfu
  • Urshifu
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Galarian Slowbro
  • Slowking
  • Slowbro
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Kingdra
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Magnezone
  • Chansey
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
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You will be able to evolve your Galarian Slowpoke to Galarian Slowbro in the Isle of Armor, using a new item found there.
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggutor
  • Tangela
  • Tangrowth
  • Kangaskhan
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Scyther
  • Scizor
  • Tauros
  • Skamory
  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Absol
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Sandile
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile
  • Emolga
  • Mienfoo
  • Shao
  • Skrelp
  • Dragalge
  • Druddigon
  • Bouffalant

We’ve seen much more than those on this list, of course, but some included in the Expansion Pass trailers are coming later in the Crown Tundra. So, do have that in mind.

Legendaries like Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno have featured in trailers, and will be added as part of the second expansion. We also know that Galarian Slowbro will be included in the Isle of Armor, and here’s how to get it. 

Gigantamax (GMAX) Pokemon for Isle of Armor

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New GMAX forms are coming soon.

There are five Pokemon that we know about in terms of Gigantamax forms, and those can be found below.

Aside from those – which have featured in the game previously – according to the Pokemon official website, Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon are the three set to get new forms.

Gigantamax Venasaur and Blastoise will also be included.


Should any more names be confirmed for any of these lists above, we’ll be the first to let you know! With the first Expansion Pass DLC coming this month, no doubt it will be extended some time soon!

Until then, keep up to date will all things Pokemon Sword and Shield, as well as Pokemon Go, by following us on Twitter @PokemonSwordNS.

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What to expect from Pokemon Go’s December Community Day?

Published: 18/Nov/2020 16:15 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 16:16

by Paul Cot

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It’s the one date Pokemon Go trainers have been waiting for – the December Community Day! Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the always special end-of-year event.

Community Days were first introduced in January of 2018 and as such there have been two previous ones held in December. Both of these featured the 11 Pokemon that headlined the previous months within that year.

They also featured an array of bonuses and were the same in both 2018 and 2019. Those bonuses were 2x catch XP, 2x catch Stardust, 1/2 Egg Distance, and 3-hour Lures.

2019 Community Day
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The end-of-year Community Day is one Pokemon Go trainer’s favorite events!

2020 December Community Day

Therefore, it seems likely the 2020 December Community will continue this pattern. That means we can expect the same bonuses (or very close to) and the following Pokemon to feature:

  • Piplup – Hydro Cannon
  • Rhyhorn – Rock Wrecker
  • Abra – Counter
  • Seedot – Bullet Seed
  • Weedle – Drill Run
  • Gastly – Shadow Punch
  • Magikarp – Aqua Tail
  • Porygon – Tri Attack
  • Charmander – Dragon Breath
  • Electabuzz – Flamethrower
  • Magmar – Thunderbolt

All the above Pokemon’s exclusive moves are expected to be available again (as listed above). We don’t know the exact time restrictions but if you evolve any CD ‘mons into their final form during the event they should automatically know their respective exclusive move.

And, of course, this is in addition to all Shiny forms being available again.

When will the December CD take place?

Niantic was very generous with the 2018 December Community Day, having it span over nearly four days. That was a lot of time to catch a lot of Pokemon!

It looked like they realized this, as the following year the 2019 Community Day was split over two days, in 12-hour periods. Not only that — the 11 featured Pokemon were split between the two days, also.

The 2020 edition will probably be closer to 2019. So, we can expect the event to take place across two days with once again a split in the Pokemon.

Community Days are, give or take, a month apart so the prime weekends for this event will be December 12/13 or December 19/20. It’s hard to say which it will be but it will almost certainly be one of them.


Trainers will be expecting all of the previous Pokemon to feature, so should Niantic decide to go in a different direction we’d expect them to have something even better up their sleeve as they risk a lot of annoyed Pokemon Go players!