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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

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Prelude to the Isle of Armor

Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

This little event gives you a sneak peak of things to come!

When there’s a gap in your busy schedule, return to the Wedgehurst train station–if you’ve forgotten, it’s directly in front of the town entrance via Route 1. Inside, you’ll learn that the train from the Isle of Armor has alighted. Go over to meet a new character: Klara in Sword or Avery in Shield.

A strange-looking "Slowpoke" IconSlowpoke will come wandering from the train. This is a Galarian Slowpoke, which is a brand new Pokémon native to the Isle of Armor. Apparently, they’re a nuisance at train stations, so you’re asked to try and catch it. Well, here goes!

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Level Type
"Slowpoke" IconSlowpoke (Galarian) 12 Psychic

The Slowpoke will be Level 12. If you’re pretty far into the game, you may want to dial your team down. Or just use False Swipe!

Afterwards, Klara or Avery will compliment you on your skills, before departing for the Isle of Armor. If you have the Armor Pass from purchasing the Expansion Pass, you can show it to the staff member next to the ticket gates to travel to the Isle of Armor yourself.

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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    4 January 2023
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Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the Isle of Armor and brand new Crown Tundra DLC.

In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.

The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.

Brand New October 2020:

Version 1.2

  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
  • Details of all 16 new Wild Areas, including Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All the new Max Raid Dens: Locations and Featured Pokémon.
  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
  • Recipes for the Cram-o-matic.
  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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