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More details revealed about Pokemon Sword Shield expansion pass

by Paul Cot

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Nintendo have been relatively quiet about the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield DLCs since they were revealed on January 9. However, after a couple of months of silence new details have been shared.

Gigantamax starters

We already knew that Gigantamax forms of Rillaboom, Cinderace and Inteleon were coming. Now though, their G-Max Moves have also been revealed.

Pokemon Height G-Max Move
Gigantamax Rillaboom 91'10"+ G-Max Drum Solo
Gigantamax Cinderace 88'7"+ G-Max Fireball
Gigantamax Inteleon 131'3"+ G-Max Hydrosnipe

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Rillaboom's Drum Solo is a move that as far as we can remember is unique to the Pokemon world. The beat behind hitting its drums allows it to control tree roots under the ground which in turn causes devastating damage.

Cinderace's G-Max Move, Fireball, is a little more as expected. The fire-starter looks like quite the soccer player and it is this skillset its G-Max Move plays on. Cinderace uses it's super strong legs to a massive fireball at its opponent - unsurprisingly this causes a lot of damage.

Inteleon's G-Max move is also fitting. The Secret Agent Pokemon is subtle in its attacks and, therefore, Hydrosnipe is a perfect match here. It shoots a high power - Hydro Pump if you will - out of its finger. It is so ferocious that it actually causes a huge explosion.

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All three of these moves are described as "extremely powerful". What's more is that they are more powerful than other G-Max Moves and, as the official Pokemon Sword and Shield website revealed, they can also ignore any effects of the target's Ability.

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A new look at Kubfu

Kubfu is a legendary Pokemon and will accompany you in your journey on The Isle of Armor - the setting of Pokemon Sword and Shield's first DLC.

Your Isle of Armor companion can evolve into two different forms, too. These include Single Strike Style, which will turn it into a dual dark and fighting-type, or Rapid Strike Style, which will mean it's a fighting and water-type.

Few explicit details were shared about the fighting-type but we did get some new video footage of it interacting. We know its fast and likely pretty strong, too.

Kubfu Hiding
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Kubfu hiding?

However, at one stage it was seen hiding behind the Dojo master. Does this mean it has a softer, less confident side - or was there something we couldn't see in this scene it was genuinely cautious of?

We'll get to find out soon as the Isle of Armor has been confirmed to release by the end of June.