The games are set in a new region named Galar, which looks to be similar in appearance to Britain.
When buying DLC digitally consumers need to purchase the correct version: Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass; if you own sword, and Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass; if you own Shield. Nintendo does not offer refunds.
Zacian and Zamazenta represent the irresistible force paradox (also known as the spear and shield paradox): Zacian represents the unstoppable force, the sword that can pierce and cut through anything. Zamazenta represents the immovable object, the shield that cannot be pierced through or broken, and is impenetrable. When these two forces meet in battle how can one prevail over the other? The "paradox" is flawed because if there exists an unstoppable force, it follows logically that there cannot be any such thing as an immovable object and vice versa.
The Pokedex has a staggering 400 Pokemon to find and catch, the most in any Pokemon game to date.