The Pokemon Company has shared a ton of new details about Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s upcoming expansions, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. Each expansion will introduce a variety of additional Pokemon to the games, including some brand-new Legendaries and alternate forms.
In Isle of Armor, Galarian Slowpoke will be able to evolve into Galarian Slowbro. Unlike a standard Slowbro, this Galar-exclusive variant is a Poison/Psychic type that can learn a special move called Shell Side Arm, which fires poisonous liquid from the Shellder that’s clamped down on its arm. Galarian Slowbro also has a new Ability called Quick Draw, although no details have been shared about that yet.
Gigantamax Venusaur and Blastoise
Kanto starters Venusaur and Blastoise will gain Gigantamax forms in Isle of Armor. Like other Gigantamax Pokemon, each will have its own exclusive G-Max move. Gigantamax Venusaur’s attack, G-Max Vine Lash, damages non-Grass-type foes for four turns. Gigantamax Blastoise, meanwhile, is able to use G-Max Cannonade, which similarly damages non-Water-type opponents for four turns.
Regieleki and Regidrago
The second Sword and Shield expansion, The Crown Tundra, will introduce a handful of new Legendary Pokemon to the games, including two new Regis. The first, Regieleki, is an Electric type that is able to learn an exclusive attack called Thunder Cage. This move traps opponents, preventing them from switching out, and damages them every turn.
The second new Regi is called Regidrago, and it’s a Dragon type formed of “crystallized dragon energy.” Like Regieleki, Regidrago is able to learn its own exclusive attack called Dragon Energy, which inflicts greater damage the more HP Regidrago has. It also has a new Ability called Dragon’s Maw.
Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres
The Crown Tundra will also introduce Galarian forms of the three classic Legendary birds, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. Each of these has a new typing and Ability. Galarian Articuno is a Psychic/Flying type that can freeze foes with a Psychic-type attack called Freezing Glare. Galarian Zapdos is a Fighting/Flying type that can learn the move Thunderous Kick. Galarian Moltres, meanwhile, is a Dark/Flying type capable of using a new attack called Fiery Wrath.
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