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The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have revealed that The Crown Tundra will introduce the Ability Patch item in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Those that own the game’s Expansion Pass will be able to receive these new items, which will be “hard to come by but worth the effort.”

When you use one on a Pokémon, its Ability will change to its species’ Hidden Ability if it has one.

Used along with the Max Soup from the The Isle of Armor content, you will also be able to “bring out the Hidden Ability of the first partner Pokémon you chose at the beginning of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield and give it the capability to Gigantamax as well.”

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.