With the Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC set to release later this June, lots of players are gearing up to jump into the game’s second expansion. As the release date gets closer, developers have shared a new feature that will be introduced with the DLC, the Cram-O-Matic. In this guide, we are going to take a look at the Pokemon Sword and Shield Cram-O-Matic to see what it’s all about.

What Is the Pokemon Sword and Shield Cram-O-Matic?

There is a lot of good stuff coming in the Isle of Armor DLC, including a new region, new moves, forms, and even items. One item in particular that has caught a lot of players' eye is the Cram-O-Matic machine. Loosely based on the Cramorant, which resembles a seagull and is known for eating stuff, in Pokemon Sword and Shield the Cram-O-Matic will allow players to trade in unwanted items for new items. 

The process is pretty simple actually, to use the Cram-O-Matic, players need to walk up to a machine and deposit four items that they don’t want. Then, the machine will spit up a new item for players. Of course, there is no guarantee that you’ll get a certain item, but the machine is capable of dispensing things like Poke Balls, PP Ups, and even some rare items. 

Since the DLC isn’t out at the time of writing, we don’t know as much about the Cram-O-Matic as we will at launch. Specifically, we should have a better idea of what kind of items players can get from the machine and if it’s even worth it. Players can try out the Pokemon Sword and Shield Cram-O-Matic machine for themselves when the Isle of Armor DLC releases on June 17. You can watch the official trailer for the DLC below.

The Isle of Armor DLC will be a bit pricy, but will also include The Crown Tundra which is also set to release later this year. At the time of writing, it seems you’ll have to purchase both of the DLCs via the Expansion Pass for $30. The DLCs could be sold separately at some point, but currently, it doesn’t seem that is an option. The Isle of Armor will be set on an island in the Galar region, which is said to be full of never before seen areas.

If you do decide to purchase the Expansion Pass, you’ll need to make sure you’re purchasing the pass that goes along with your game. For example, don’t purchase the Pokemon Sword Expansion Pass if you’re playing Pokemon Shield, because it won’t work. 

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While you’re waiting for the DLC to be released, be sure to check out some of our other guides for Pokemon Sword and Shield. You’ll find some of our recent coverage linked below.

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