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Pokémon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor: Every new Pokémon and Gigantamax form confirmed for expansion

Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor expansion is mere weeks away, so here’s every new and old Pokémon arriving in the new update.

Many players were left irked when Pokémon Sword and Shield released without the full Pokedex last year, but it seems the two new expansions are going some way to rectify the situation. 

The first expansion titled Isle of Armor will introduce new monsters and will make a handful of classic oldies available too, while introducing some new forms too. 

Need a handy breakdown of every Pokémon old and new coming in Isle of Armor? Brace yourselves for the list. 

 

New Pokémon in Isle of Armor

Kubfu

Kubfu Pokemon
Kubfu will be given to you in the Dojo (Picture: Pokemon) 

  • Type: Fighting
  • Ability: Inner Focus

Inner Focus prevents Pokémon from flinching, although they can still flinch to Pokémon with Mold Breaker, Teravolt or Turboblaze. 

 

Urshifu

Urshifu Pokemon
Urshifu comes in two forms (Picture: Pokemon) 

  • Type: Fighting/Dark (Single Strike Style), Fighting/Water (Rapid Strike Style)
  • Ability: Unseen Fist

Urshifu’s ability allows the Pokémon to deal damage when it attacks with moves that make direct contact, even if the target defends itself using Protect. 

 

New Gigantamax Pokémon

Rillaboom

Rillaboom Gigantamax
Rillaboom's Gigantamax form (Picture: Pokemon)

  • Move: G-Max Drum Solo

Rillaboom blasts away on a huge wooden drum kit, causing huge damage and ignoring any effects of the target’s ability. 

 

Cinderace

Cinderace Gigantamax
Cinderace stands atop a huge fireball (Picture: Pokemon)

  • Move: G-Max Fireball

Cinderace will kick a huge gigantic fireball at the opponent, causing huge damage and ignoring any effects of the target's ability. 

 

Inteleon

Inteleon Gigantamax
Inteleon gets a sniper tower (Picture: Pokemon) 

  • Move: G-Max Hydrosnipe

Inteleon will shoot a water attack from atop a high tower, causing huge damage and ignoring any effects of the target’s ability. 

 

Urshifu

Urshifu Gigantamax
Urshifu has two Gigantamax forms for each type (Picture: Pokemon)

  • Move: G-Max One Blow (Single Strike Style), G-Max Rapid Flow (Rapid Strike Style)

Both of the variants of Urshifu’s G-max move will deal damage even if the target defends itself using moves like Max Guard or Protect.

 

Venosaur

Venosaur Gigantamax Pokemon
Venosaur has a new Gigantamax form (Picture: Pokemon)

  • Move: G-Max Vine Lash

This grass-type G-max move, while also dealing huge damage, will continue to deal damage for four turns to any Pokémon that isn’t a grass type. 

 

Blastoise

Blastoise Gigantamax
Blastoise gets armed up (Picture: Pokemon)

  • Move: G-Max Cannonade

This water-type G-max move, while also dealing huge damage, will continue to deal damage for four turns to any Pokémon that isn’t a water type. 

 

Galarian Pokémon

Galarian Slowbro

Galarian Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro has a Shellster stuck to his arm (Picture: Pokemon)

  • Type: Poison/Psychic
  • Ability: Quick Draw
  • Signature move: Shell Side Arm 

A poison type move which fires poisonous liquid on foes. The move may poison the target and inflicts either physical or special damage depending on which will damage more. 

 

 

Old Pokémon returning in Isle of Armor

  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Chansey
  • Kangaskhan
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Scyther
  • Tauros
  • Tangela
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Politoed
  • Scizor
  • Kingdra
  • Blissey
  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Absol
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Happiny
  • Magnezone
  • Tangrowth
  • Sandile
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile
  • Zorua
  • Zoroark
  • Emolga
  • Mienfoo
  • Mienshao
  • Druddigon
  • Bouffalant
  • Larvesta
  • Volcarona
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Skrelp
  • Dragalge
  • Dedenne
  • Rockruff
  • Lycanroc
  • Slowbro
  • Exeggcute 
  • Exeggutor
  • Skarmony

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Isle of Armor expansions releases on Wednesday 17th June. 

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