Pokemon Sword/Shield Expansion Pass Introduces Three Brand New Pokemon

Pokemon Sword/Shield Expansion Pass Introduces Three Brand New Pokemon

During the Pokemon Direct earlier this week, The Pokemon Company revealed three brand new Pokemon that will be making their debut in the Pokemon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass.

The first new Pokemon is Kubfu, which evolves into the second new Pokemon Urshifu. Urshifu has two variants depending on its “fighting style”, and has an exclusive new ability, move, and Gigantamax form. Kubfu will be added to the game in the first Expansion Isle of Armor.


Category: Wushu Pokémon

Type: Fighting

Height: 2′

Weight: 26.5 lbs.

Ability: Inner Focus

Kubfu will appear in The Isle of Armor. This Pokémon is hardworking and strives to train both its body and mind. It uses each defeat as motivation, training itself with even more vigor after a loss in order to grow stronger. It has an organ that produces “fighting energy” in its lower abdomen, and before heading into battle, Kubfu will increase this energy through unique breathing techniques and intense focus. Wild Kubfu live in mountainous areas far away from the Galar region, but it was once a species that called Galar its home. It’s noted in historical texts that this species used to head to uncharted lands with people as they set out to trade or explore. Records suggest that the Kubfu living in faraway mountains today may have descended from Kubfu that became naturalized to the distant lands they visited in their journeys.

Urshifu (Single Strike Style)                                                                    Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)

Category: Wushu Pokémon                                                                     Category: Wushu Pokémon

Type: Fighting/Dark                                                                                   Type: Fighting/Water

Height: 6’3″                                                                                                  Height: 6’3″

Weight: 231.5 lbs.                                                                                      Weight: 231.5 lbs.

Ability: Unseen Fist                                                                                    Ability: Unseen Fist

Kubfu will evolve into Urshifu after it has undergone sufficient training. It seems that Urshifu has two forms—a Single Strike Style and a Rapid Strike Style—and it appears that each form has different types as well. Urshifu in Single Strike Style form favor battling without holding anything back. When enraged, they will mercilessly attack an opponent until it is utterly defeated. A Single Strike Style Urshifu’s movements are often direct and involve rushing forward in a straight line. It will keep its distance from its opponents at first only to leap in close instantly to deliver a powerful blow. Urshifu in Rapid Strike Style form maintain a calm demeanor, observing their opponents and measuring their strength while dodging attacks. A Rapid Strike Style Urshifu will use flowing movements in battle to smoothly parry an opponent’s moves and then overwhelm the opponent with a flurry of rapid strikes.

Gigantamax Urshifu (Single Strike Style)                                             Gigantamax Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)

Category: Wushu Pokémon                                                                     Category: Wushu Pokémon

Type: Fighting/Dark                                                                                   Type: Fighting/Water

Height: 95’2″+                                                                                             Height: 85’4″+

Weight: ??? lbs.                                                                                          Weight: ??? lbs.

Ability: Unseen Fist                                                                                    Ability: Unseen Fist

Single Strike Style Urshifu and Rapid Strike Style Urshifu also have Gigantamax forms. Gigantamax Single Strike Style Urshifu looks ready to bellow in fury. People call it both “the very embodiment of rage” and “a divine emissary that banishes evil spirits with its fury.” Gigantamax Rapid Strike Style Urshifu will quietly maintain its stance with a calm expression. When facing this Pokémon, it seems some will become greatly agitated, feeling as if the very depths of their soul have been exposed. Yet others report feeling a sense of relief, as if they’d been cleansed of evil spirits.

The third new Pokemon is Calyrex, a single-stage Grass/Psychic type Pokemon which will debut in the second Expansion The Crown Tundra.


Category: King Pokémon

Type: Psychic/Grass

Height: 3’7″

Weight: 17 lbs.

Ability: Unnerve

Trainers will encounter Calyrex in The Crown Tundra. This Pokémon ruled all of Galar in ancient times. Though it appears delicate and slight, its every move is filled with grace and dignity. It also has extremely high intelligence, and it’s said to see every past, present, and future event.

Although only catcheable in-game in the Expansion Pass, free updates will allow all owners of Pokemon Sword And Shield to access them via trading.

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