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Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor guide: Everything you need to know about the expansion

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This Isle of Armor guide has everything you need to know about the first Pokemon Sword and Shield (opens in new tab) expansion, from finding all 150 Diglett to the dojo upgrades. The Isle of Armor DLC is essentially a huge wild area which means there's a lot of ground to cover, but we're here to help. So without further ado, here are all of our Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor guides so far.

Finding the Diglett

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor Diglett locations

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Who doesn't love some good ol' collectible hunting? Because that's essentially what the Isle of Armor Diglett locations (opens in new tab) are all about. Some chap has somehow lost 150 blummin' Alolan Diglett and you have to hunt them all down for him. It's a daunting task so we've got the locations for you at the linked guide.

Bulbasaur or Squirtle?

Isle of Armor Bulbasaur or Squirtle

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You'll have a key (note: not actually important at all) decision to make when you get slightly further into the Isle of Armor DLC, and that's whether to choose between the Water- or Grass-type Kanto starters. We've got all the information to help influence your decision in our Isle of Armor Bulbasaur or Squirtle (opens in new tab) guide.

Defeating Avery

Isle of Armor Avery battle

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During the three trials at the Master Dojo, you'll need to defeat Avery. He's a Psychic-type trainer but can put up a tough fight if you're not prepared, especially with his gigantamaxed Galarian Slowbro. So we've got some tips for winning the Isle of Armor Avery (opens in new tab) fight.

Cookin' up some soup

Isle of Armor Max Mushrooms

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If you want to gigantamax your Pokemon regularly on the Isle of Armor, you'll need to get yourself some Max Soup. This is easier said than done though and can involve a lot of cycling around, so read up on our guide to the Isle of Armor Max Mushrooms (opens in new tab) to learn more.

Upgrading the Master Dojo

Isle of Armor dojo upgrades

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When you beat the three trials, Honey will let you know that she can upgrade the dojo, in exchange for some Watts. There are a lot of potential upgrades you can get though, and they cost a lot of Watts, so we've got the full list of Isle of Armor dojo upgrades (opens in new tab) to help you decide whether it's worth saving up.

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Ford James
Ford James

Give me a game and I will write every "how to" I possibly can or die trying. When I'm not knee-deep in a game to write guides on, you'll find me hurtling round the track in F1, flinging balls on my phone in Pokemon Go, pretending to know what I'm doing in Football Manager, or clicking on heads in Valorant.