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