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Source: The Pokémon Company

What's the New 'Pokémon Sword' and 'Shield' Expansion Pass All About?

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Pokémon Sword and Shield players have plenty to look forward to in the coming months. Instead of announcing a new game entirely for the Switch, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo revealed on Thursday, January 9 that the Switch titles will be getting a swath of new content by way of an expansion pass. The pass will be split up into two parts and will release at different times during the year, with areas corresponding to different parts of each game and different content for players of each title.

The expansions will offer a wide variety of new additions, such as new Pokémon, mechanics, areas to explore, and even some of the Pokémon from previous generations of games that weren't in Sword and Shield. With that said, there should be plenty for players to explore and discover when they pick up the new expansion passes throughout 2020. Here's what we learned during the latest Pokémon Direct about the newest content to come to the Galar region for Pokémon trainers everywhere.