The Pokémon Company has confirmed that the first bit of content from the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass will release on June 17th, and that content will be The Isle of Armor. The second piece of content, The Crown Tundra, will be released in the autumn at some point.
The Isle of Armor expansion will be after growth, with battles on the island taking place in a new dojo that you’ll take an apprenticeship at. Mustard is your new mentor, with Klara and Avery your new rivals in Sword and Shield respectively. In the dojo a new Cram-o-matic machine allows players to combine up to four items to create new items. The legendary new Pokémon here is Kubfu, a fighting type bear that Mustard will entrust you with, and can evolve into two types of Urshifu, with a single-strike Fighting and Dark type, and rapid strike Fighting and Water types. Oh, and it’ll have a Dynamax form with unique moves. Galarian Slowbro also makes its debut here, and there will be Gigantamax forms for Blastoise and Venusaur. There are new items too including Max Soup which can grant some Pokemon the ability to have Gigantamax forms.
When the Crown Tundra launches exploration will be the theme. Among the small communities in the Crown Tundra there is a man called Peony who will make players the leader of an exploration team, and Pokemon Dens will be explorable as well. There will be a couple of new Legendary Pokemon in the region too. Regieleki is an electric type Pokemon while Regidrago is a Dragon type. There are also going to Galarian variants of Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres. There is also the Dynamax Adventure mode where up to four players can team up and face off against Dynamax Pokemon in raid battles. The Galarian Star tournament will also be taking place in the city of Wyndon where players will face off against characters previously met in the game, as well as being able to team up with them as well to tackle the tournament as a pair.
Source: Press Release