How to get Pokemon Sword and Shield's expansion pass for cheap - Dexerto

How to get Pokemon Sword and Shield’s expansion pass for cheap

Published: 14/Jan/2020 2:11 Updated: 14/Jan/2020 2:14

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Sword and Shield players were given a pleasant surprise with the announcement of an expansion pass, entitling trainers to both the upcoming DLCs.

The first of those is called The Isle of Armor, while the second is titled The Crown Tundra. They are scheduled to release in June and the fall of this year, respectively.

These DLCs will not be free however, something which has drawn mixed reactions from Pokemon fans. Given the amount of content these expansions will bring to Pokemon Sword and Shield, though, the overwhelming sentiment seems to be owners of the 2019 game are willing to fork out a little more to get their hands on the new storylines.

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Expansion pass sale

A Pokemon press release sent to Dexerto confirmed that the pre-purchase price of the expansion pass will be £26.99. This equates to roughly $35 but it is being sold in North America for $29.99.

This is something UK trainers may feel slightly aggrieved over but fortunately you can already order it for a cheaper price. UK online retailer ShopTo is offering the expansion pack for £21.85. Elsewhere CDKeys is offering it even cheaper at £21.49.

There’s good news for US customers, also, as InstantGaming has it for sale at $28.35. This means if you were happy with the originally announced price you can grab yourself a little discount. It may also convince others to buy it who were on the edge of doing so before.

Sword and Shield come separately

There’s a couple of important things to note when buying the expansions to Pokemon Sword and Shield. Firstly, and this may be obvious to some, but you must have the original game in order to purchase the expansion pass.

That expansion pass will give you both the Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra (when they release). There is no way, currently, to buy them separately.

If you own both Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, and wish to purchase the expansion packs for the both of them, they that will require two separate purchases. The expansion pass for each of these games are separate products.

You can buy the expansion pass right now but you won’t be able to use it until the first DLC releases. An exact release date for The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra expansion packs should hopefully be revealed soon, and we will keep you updated once more information is available.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.