In a welcome bit of news for Pokémon Sword and Shield players who haven't yet completed the main game, we're happy to confirm that you won't need to complete its story to get stuck into the new DLC.
As you may be aware, the first part of the games' upcoming Expansion Pass launches later this week. Called The Isle of Armor, the new content will have you exploring a new island full of beaches, forests, bogs, caves, and sand dunes, finding new Pokémon and taking on new story content.
Players can access the new content as soon as they reach Pokémon Sword and Shield's Wild Area. Judging by our own experiences with the games, we'd say that means you'll only need to have been playing the base game for a couple of hours or so to unlock the new content.
It has also been confirmed that the trainers you'll come up against in battle in the new DLC will match your Pokémon's level, meaning that you'll face an adequate - and fair - challenge no matter how far through the base game you happen to be.
Good news all around, huh? Will you be playing The Isle of Armor later this week? Let us know with a comment below.