Tomorrow sees the grand launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield's first slice of DLC, The Isle of Armor, and with new trailers and gorgeous new art being released, it's no wonder that fans are starting to pre-order the Expansion Pass ready for the big day.
Unfortunately, Nintendo has revealed that it has been receiving inquiries from players who have picked up the wrong DLC expansion. You see, if you own Pokémon Sword, you'll need to buy the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass; if you own Shield, you'll need the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
Nintendo's customer support team has said that people owning Pokémon Shield have bought the Sword version Expansion Pass, for example, asking future buyers to be careful when selecting which version they need. As a handy tip, Nintendo notes that the safest way to grab the correct expansion is to purchase it through your game itself. If you haven't already bought it, your in-game menu should look something like this:
If you choose to buy the Expansion directly from the eShop instead, you're asked which version you'd like to buy at the point of purchase.
As for why the DLC needs to be split into two versions? Just like the main games themselves, each version of the Expansion Pass will feature version-exclusive Pokémon and characters. They're technically separate products as a result, as frustrating as that may be.
So, if you're thinking about buying the Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, please make sure you grab the right one!