In this time of Covid-19 and lockdown, the video game consoles in our house are getting a lot of use. There’s playing through the two The Last of Us games on PlayStation 4 for Dad, while the Biff Bam Pop! Princess has spent over countless hours exploring Animal Crossing with her friends from across North America. Amazingly, I was able to get her to pull away from said game for a while, but that’s only because The Isle of Armor, the new DLC content for Pokémon Sword and Shield arrived recently, which she was extremely eager to dive into.
Andy Burns: So you’ve been pretty excited about this Isle of Armor DLC, huh?
The Princess: Yep, I have. I hadn’t played Pokémon Shield in a while and there’s now something new.
Andy Burns: Well, you know me. I don’t get Pokémon so much. I can’t even pronounce it properly. What don’t you tell me what’s going on in this DLC?
The Princess: So you get this special train ticket called an Armor Pass. With that, you show it to a guy at a train station and he lets you go to the Isle of Armor. There’s the Master Dojo, which is a place to train Pokémon. While you’re there, you have to do trials – catching fast Slowpokes, finding three clusters of Max Mushrooms, and other things.
Andy Burns: I know you really liked Sword and Shield when it came out. Does this DLC make a good game even better?
The Princess: Yes it does.
Andy Burns: What do you like about it?
The Princess: New Pokémon. More story. It’s fun. I really like the new Pokémon, but I don’t want to reveal their name. It’s better to be surprised.
Andy Burns: Is there anything else that you should tell people about The Isle of Armor and Pokémon Sword and Shield overall?
The Princess: If people don’t have Sword and Shield, they should go out and get the game and get the DLC. The graphics look good and it’s lots of fun.
There you have it; the expert has spoken. If you already have Pokémon Sword and Shield in your collection, adding this new DLC seems like a no-brainer. It’s available now in the Nintendo e-shop.