Bellevue, WA—November 6, 2020—Today, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced that all-in-one physical versions of the Pokémon Sword + Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield + Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass bundles are available at participating retailers today.
For those that haven’t yet started an adventure in the Galar region, these bundles include the same game content players would receive by purchasing either Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield (physical or downloadable version) and the corresponding Expansion Pass separately—all preloaded on a single game card.
Trainers that purchase the new bundles will receive one hundred Poké Balls as an in-game special purchase bonus, as well as codes for the Pikachu Uniform and Eevee Uniform that were previously offered as special purchase bonuses for buying the base game and corresponding Expansion Pass separately.
Players can also now discover new Legendary Pokémon within The Crown Tundra, as well as uncover the story behind the Legendary Pokémon Calyrex. Stories tell of a ruffian Pokémon that once reigned like a lord over the other Pokémon of the Crown Tundra. Time and again, it would grow enraged with humans who intruded on its territory, and it would hurt those humans and their Pokémon. But then the Legendary Pokémon Calyrex appeared and defeated the ruffian, which eventually bonded with the regal Pokémon and became its loyal steed.
Newly Discovered Legendary Pokémon
Category: Wild Horse Pokémon
Weight: 1,763.7 lbs.
Ability: Chilling Neigh
Glastrier generates intense cold air within its body and emits that cold from its nose and hooves. This cold air covers its face and legs in unyielding ice, giving its attacks extraordinary destructive power. Nimble movements are not Glastrier’s strong suit, but it can use the cold exuded from its hooves to freeze the ground, letting it shoot off sliding across the ice to close distances in a flash during battle. Glastrier’s Ability, Chilling Neigh, is a new Ability introduced with the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass. When a Pokémon with this Ability knocks out a target, its Attack stat is boosted.
Category: Swift Horse Pokémon
Weight: 98.1 lbs.
Ability: Grim Neigh
This Pokémon craves silence and solitude and tends to be active at night when its energy is heightened. Its nocturnal habits have left its eyesight weak, but Spectrier’s other four senses are keenly sharpened, and they give it an accurate sense of the terrain and the locations of living things. Spectrier’s Ability, Grim Neigh, is a new Ability introduced with the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass. When a Pokémon with this Ability knocks out a target, its Sp. Atk stat is boosted.
Ice Rider Calyrex
Category: High King Pokémon
Weight: 1,783.8 lbs.
Ability: As One
Glastrier’s powers are heightened by Calyrex’s psychic energy. The cold Glastrier emits can reach five hundred degrees below zero. It also has the endurance to run for seven days and nights on end, no matter how rough the road, by instantly freezing and smashing through any obstacles in its path. Glastrier’s intense cold has brought out the full potential of Calyrex’s psychic powers as well. This lets Calyrex manifest its powers over a radius of more than 30 miles.
Shadow Rider Calyrex
Category: High King Pokémon
Weight: 118.2 lbs.
Ability: As One
Spectrier’s skills have been heightened by Calyrex’s psychic energy. It is swift enough to run thousands of miles in a single day, and its spectral powers have gained strength. Moreover, Spectrier’s unearthly might has unlocked the full potential of Calyrex’s psychic power. This lets Calyrex see all events from past to future. The regal Pokémon can manifest this power over a radius of more than 30 miles.
For more information about the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, please visit Pokemon.com/SwordShieldEX.
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