Pokémon TCG Formats

Standard and Expanded formats for Pokémon TCG Events

The Standard and Expanded formats my be used at Premier Pokémon events. The formats will be  specified in the category section on the tournament information page .

The Standard format for the 2014-2015 tournament season contains the following:

Standard Format

The Expanded format for the 2014-2015 tournament season contains the following:

Expanded

In addition, new sets  will become legal 3 weeks after their release, per the Play Pokémon Tournament Rules. With the exception of basic Energy cards and previously printed cards that appear in Modified legal sets, players may not use cards from older Pokémon sets prior to announced sets. Players using previously printed cards that appear in current Modified format legal sets must play those cards using the wording of the most recent printing of the card. (some reprints require reference cards)