The expansion passes are locked to each version.\n\nIsle of Armor and Crown Tundra are Pok\u00e9mon\u2019s first venture into DLC and expansion passes. While many are hesitant when it comes to the phrase \u201cexpansion pass,\u201d the new system could end up being better than buying a sequel with hardly any new content.\r\n\r\nThere is a downside to the new DLC system, though. Since the DLC will use the base game\u2019s save file, players with both copies will need to get one DLC for each.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s not uncommon for fans to get both versions of the latest Pok\u00e9mon game. It helps with collecting and completing the National Dex, and it\u2019s fun to experience both variations. The Nintendo eShop confirms this. The description of the expansion pass states the Sword copy is only compatible with Sword, and the same for the Shield version. \r\n\r\nBuying it twice isn\u2019t the best deal, with the expansion pass available for pre-order now for about $30. For two copies, that's $60 total\u2014the same price as one copy of the base game, which you've presumably already spent $60 on, per copy. It could end up being a better deal than the traditional Ultra re-release, but that's not out of the picture yet either.\r\n\r\nThe first part of the pass will be available in June, with the second half arriving in the fall. Pre-ordering unlocks the Galarian Slowpoke today.