banned sets??

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by grayfoxz, Jan 29, 2008.

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  1. grayfoxz

    grayfoxz New Member

    So, I kinda picked up the game where I left it quite some years ago, and I was wondering: can I still use the cards from the first sets?? Or are they banned or partially banned.
    thx in advance.
  2. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    "banned" is not the right word.

    Pokemon TCG has a couple of different formats.

    All cards except Ancient Mew all allowed for Unlimited Format. (Ancient Mew would be the only card currently "banned")

    Some local tournaments are in this format and many leagues allow play in this format.

    However, all Premeire Events (those that Pokemon Organized Play support with prizes and that earn points toward an invite to Worlds) are in the Modified Format.

    Modified Format has a list of sets that cards can be from (as well as older copies of cards that have been reprinted in those legal sets).
    That list is the sets from the last couple of years and every new set as it is released. A few sets rotate out every year after the tournament season ends, after Worlds.

    Currently, Holon Phantoms and up are legal for Modified.

    Want to see all the legal sets and the cards in those sets?
    Check out our Researching Tower:
    They are all there.
  3. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    For a list of cards from older sets that are legal in the Modified format you can go here -

    Note that there have been significant wording changes on a few cards that have been re-released, and in those cases you need a reference (either a copy of the newer card or the page from the PUI Card Dex with the new wording). Those cards are noted on the list.


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