Guide to cards that are legal in the DCI Modified Format

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  1. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    Updated Guide to Cards that are Legal in the DCI Modified Format.
    Newest Version including SkyRidge Cards.

    This guide is designed to be printed up and supplied to the
    general public to answer any questions they may have
    about the Modified Format. MMF, Neon, and Neo Forward
    are all nicknames of the current version of this format.

    The Modified Format is a Constructed Format. This means
    that you build a 60 card deck out of your own cards.

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    What Cards are NOT Legal in the Modified Format:

    The following sets are no longer legal in the Modified
    Format, however if a card within these sets is reprinted
    in a set that is Legal then you may use the older card
    from these illegal sets in your Modified decks.
    That is why all the legal trainers have been listed
    below, and that is why the Legendary Collection has
    listed after each card which set the card was reprinted
    from.

    B=Base (no symbol)
    B2=Base Set Two (symbol is a 2)
    J=Jungle (symbol is a five petal flower)
    F=Fossil (symbol is a skeleton foot)
    GH=Gym Heroes (symbol is a white stadium.)
    GC=Gym Challenge (symbol is black stadium.)
    R=Rocket (symbol is a R)

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    What Cards are Legal in the Modified Format.

    The following sets are legal in the Modified
    Format, however if a card within these sets is a reprint
    of a set that is illegal then you may use the older card
    from the illegal sets in your Modified decks.
    That is why the all the legal trainers have been listed
    below, and that is why the Legendary Collection has
    listed after each card which set the card was reprinted
    from.

    All the Legedary Collection cards are legal.
    LC=Legendary Collection (symbol is a medal)

    Promo symbol is the word promo in a black star.
    Most Wizards of the Coast Promos are legal.
    Except cards numbered 1 thru 20
    Except Ancient Mew
    Except Promo # 24 "_____'s Pikachu"

    Any of Promos 1 thru 20 that are reprinted
    in a new set (or newer promo) will become legal
    again, such as Promo # 12 Mewtwo which was
    reprinted in LC.

    Any cards that are in an illegal set, but are
    reprinted as a legal Promo are useable.
    (Pokemon Center - Base Set is a good example
    because it is also Promo # 40.)

    All Neo Genesis cards are legal--
    Except Sneasel card # 25 and Slowking card # 14
    Neo Genesis= Neo
    It's symbol is a double star.

    All Neo Discovery cards are legal.
    Neo Discovery= Neo 2
    It's symbol is a Triangle Temple.

    All Neo Revelation cards are legal.
    Neo Revelation= Neo 3
    It's symbol is a Crown.

    All Neo Destiny cards are legal.
    Neo Destiny= Neo 4
    It's symbol is a blue slanted star.

    All the Southern Islands cards are legal.
    Southern Islands= SI
    It's symbol is a palm tree.

    All Expedition Base cards are legal.
    Epedition Base= E
    It's symbol is a black pokeball.
    (Bottom right hand corner.)

    All Aquapolis cards are legal.
    Aquapolis= Aqua or AQ
    It's symbol is a raindrop with
    the outline of a city inside.

    All SkyRidge cards are legal.
    SkyRidge= Sky

    All the "Best" Promo cards are legal as soon as they are
    released somewhere in the world.
    (Base Electabuzz is now legal because it was reprinted
    as "Best" Promo # 1.)
    It's symbol is the word "Best".

    Japanese cards are legal to play if the card is in a sleeve
    that is does not show any of the back of the card.
    The card is then considered the same card as its American
    equivalent. You no longer need an extra English card
    to show what the Card actually reads.
    The Complete Card reference tells what each card text is.

    .

    Modified Format ALL ENERGYS

    Energies except Double Colorless Energy (which
    came in the Base Set and Base Set 2) are legal
    regardless of what symbol is typed on the card.
    The Darkness Expedition and Metal Expedition cards are
    misprinted. Please play them like the Neo Darkness and
    Neo Metal Energies.

    Legal Energies regardless of what the symbol on the card is:

    ---Legal Basic Energies
    Electric (Yellow) Energy
    Fighting (Brown) Energy
    Fire (Red) Energy
    Grass (Green) Energy
    Psychic (Purple) Energy
    Water (Blue) Energy

    ---Legal Special Energies
    Boost Energy
    Bounce Energy
    Crystal Energy
    Cyclone Energy
    Darkness Energy
    Full Heal Energy
    Metal Energy
    Miracle Energy
    Potion Energy
    Rainbow Energy
    Recycle Energy
    Retro Energy
    Warp Energy

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    Modified Format ALL TRAINERS

    Ancient Ruins - Sky
    Apricorn Forest - Aqua
    Apricorn Maker - Sky
    Arcade Game - Neo
    Balloon Berry - Neo 3
    Berry - Neo
    Bill - LC, B, B2
    Bill’s Maintenance - E
    Bill’s Teleporter - Neo
    Broken Ground Gym - Neo 4
    Card-Flip Game - Neo
    Challenge! - LC, R
    Copycat - E
    Counterattack Claws - Neo 4 **
    Crystal Shard - Sky
    Darkness Cube 01 - Aqua
    Desert Shaman - Sky
    Double Gust - Neo
    Dual Ball - E
    Ecogym - Neo
    Energy Amplifier - Neo 4
    Energy Ark - Neo 2
    Energy Charge - Neo
    Energy Removal 2 - E
    Energy Restore - E
    Energy Retrieval - LC, B, B2
    Energy Search - E, F
    Energy Stadium - Neo 4
    Energy Switch - Aqua
    Exp. All - Neo 4
    Fast Ball - Sky
    Fighting Cube 01 - Aqua
    Fire Cube 01 - Aqua
    Fisherman - Sky
    Focus Band - Neo
    Forest Guardian - Aqua
    Fossil Egg - Neo 2
    Friend Ball - Sky
    Full Heal - E, B, B2 **
    Gold Berry - Neo
    Grass Cube 01 - Aqua
    Heal Powder - Neo 4
    Healing Berry - Aqua
    Healing Field - Neo 3
    Hyper Devolution Spray - Neo 2
    Hyper Potion - Sky
    Imposter Professor Oak’s Invention - Neo 4
    Juggler - Aqua
    Lightning Cube 01 - Aqua
    Lucky Stadium - Neo 4
    Lure Ball - Sky
    Magnifier - Neo 4
    Mail From Bill - Neo 4
    Mary - Neo
    Mary’s Impulse - E
    Master Ball - E, Gym Challenge
    Memory Berry - Aqua
    Metal Cube 01 - Aqua
    Miracle Berry - Neo
    Miracle Sphere (Alpha) - Sky
    Miracle Sphere (Beta) - Sky
    Miracle Sphere (Gamma) - Sky
    Mirage Stadium - Sky
    Moo-Moo Milk - Neo, E
    Multi Technical Machine 01 - E
    Mysterious Fossil - LC, F
    Mystery Plate (Alpha) - Sky
    Mystery Plate (Beta) - Sky
    Mystery Plate (Delta) - Sky
    Mystery Plate (Gamma) - Sky
    Mystery Zone - Sky
    New Pokedex - Neo
    Old Rod - Neo 3
    Oracle - Sky
    Pokegear -Neo
    Pokemon Breeder - LC, B, B2
    Pokemon Breeder Fields - Neo 3
    Pokemon Center - Promo # 40, B, B2
    Pokemon Fan Club - Aqua
    Pokemon March - Neo
    Pokemon Nurse - E
    Pokemon Park - Aqua
    Pokemon Personality Test - Neo 4
    Pokemon Reversal - E
    Pokemon Tower - Promo # 42
    Pokemon Trader - LC, B, B2
    Potion - LC, E, B, B2 **
    Power Charge - E
    Power Plant - Aqua
    Professor Elm - Neo
    Professor Elm’s Training Method - E
    Professor Oak’s Research - E
    Psychic Cube 01 - Aqua
    Radio Tower - Neo 4
    Relic Hunter - Sky
    Rocket’s Hideout - Neo 3
    Ruin Wall - Neo 2
    Scoop Up - LC, B, B2
    Seer - Aqua
    Sprout Tower - Neo
    Star Piece - Sky
    Strength Charm - E
    Super Energy Removal 2 - Aqua
    Super Energy Retrieval - Neo
    Super Rod - Neo
    Super Scoop Up - Neo, E
    Switch - E, B, B2
    Team Rocket’s Evil Deeds - Neo 4
    The Boss’s Way - LC, R
    Thought Wave Machine - Neo 4
    Time Capsule - Neo
    Time Shard - Aqua
    Town Volunteers - Aqua
    Traveling Salesman - Aqua
    Underground Expedition - Sky
    Underground Lake - Sky
    Undersea Ruins - Aqua
    Warp Point - E, Gym Challenge
    Water Cube 01 - Aqua
    Weakness Guard - Aqua
    .

    Best Promos:
    Promo #1 Electauzz...Base Set/BS2
    Promo #2 Hitmonchan...Bases Set/BS2
    Promo #3 Professor Elm...Neo
    Promo #4 Rocket's Scizor...Japanese VS Sets
    Promo #5 Rocket's Sneasel...Japanese VS Sets
    Promo #6 Dark Ivysaur...Japanese Vending Sets
    Promo #7 Dark Venusaur...Japanese Vending Sets
    Promo #8 Rocket's Mewtwo...Gym Chal.
    Promo #9 Rocket's Hitmonchan...Gym Chal.

    .

    The Legendary Collection - Pokemon

    LC Electric
    Zapdos B **...................Electrode J
    Jolteon J.......................Voltorb B
    Dark Raichu R..............Magneton F
    Pikachu J.......................Magnemite B

    LC Fire
    Moltres F......................Ninetales B, B2 **
    Flareon J **..................Vulpix B, B2
    Charizard B, B2 **........Arcanine B, B2 **
    Charmeleon B, B2 **....Growlithe B, B2
    Charmander B, B2 **....Rapidash J
    ....................................Ponyta B, B2

    LC Psychic
    Mewtwo Promo # 12......Gengar F
    Jynx B, B2...................Haunter F
    Alakazam B, B2...........Gastly F
    Kadabra B, B2..............Hypno F
    Abra B, B2...................Drowzee R
    Dark Slowbro R
    Slowpoke F

    LC Grass
    Venusaur B, B2............Muk F
    Ivysaur B, B2...............Grimer F
    Bulbasaur B, B2...........Nidoking B, B2
    Beedrill B, B2...............Nidorino B, B2
    Kakuna B, B2...............Nidoran (male) B, B2
    Weedle B, B2...............Nidoqueen J, B2
    Butterfree B, B2............Nidorina J, B2
    Metapod B, B2.............Nidoran (female) J, B2
    Caterpie B....................Exeggutor J, B2
    ....................................Exeggcute J, B2

    LC Fighting

    Hitmonlee F................Rhydon J, B2
    Onix B, B2...................Rhyhorn J, B2
    Machamp B.................Kabutops F
    Machoke B, B2............Kabuto F
    Machop R....................Primeape J
    Golem F......................Mankey R
    Graveler F....................Sandslash F
    Geodude F...................Sandshrew B, B2

    LC Water
    Articuno F....................Dewgong B, B2
    Seadra F......................Seel B, B2
    Dark Blastoise R...........Golduck F
    Dark Wartortle R...........Psyduck R
    Squirtle B, B2...............Omastar F
    Gyarados B, B2............Omanyte F
    Magikarp B, B2.............Tentacruel F
    Dark Vaporeon R...........Tentacool F

    LC Neutral
    Snorlax J,B2...............Pidgeot J, B2
    Tauros J, B2...............Pidgeotto B, B2
    Eevee J.......................Pidgey B, B2
    Dark Dragonite R.........Fearow J, B2
    Dark Dragonair R.........Spearow J, B2
    Dratini B, B2...............Dodrio J, B2
    Dark Persian R...........Doduo B, B2
    Meowth J, B2.............Raticate B, B2
    ..................................Rattata B, B2

    ** = Judge this card with caution. This card
    has either been rewritten when it was reprinted,
    or a new ruling has overturned an older ruling

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    Other Formats for Pokemon include:

    The Unlimited Format:
    The Unlimited Format is a Constructed Format. This means
    that you build a 60 card deck out of your own cards.
    Build your 60 card deck out of any card that has been
    released by Wizards of the Coast EXCEPT Ancient Mew
    and Promo # 24 "_____'s Pikachu"
    Japanese cards are legal to play if the card is in a sleeve
    that is does not show any of the back of the card.
    The card is then considered the same card as its American
    equivalent. You no longer need an extra English card
    to show what the Card actually reads.
    The Complete Card reference tells what each card text is.

    .

    Booster Draft:
    Cards are drafted from sealed packs and you may only add
    Basic Energy Cards to make a 40 card Deck.
    This is know as a Limited Format, because your deck is limited
    to Basic Energy and whatever cards you receive at the
    Tornament.
    .

    Rouchester Draft:
    Booster Packs are opened and spread face up across the
    table. Cards are drafted in a rather complex pattern.
    This is know as a Limited Format, because your 40 card deck is
    limited to Basic Energy and whatever cards you receive at
    the Tornament.

    .

    Sealed Play:
    You are given sealed products to open. You may only add
    Basic Energy cards to make a 40 card Deck.
    This is another Limited Format.

    .

    Team Constructed:
    Use the Modified format as outlined above.

    .

    Team Limited:
    You are given sealed products to open. You may only add
    Basic Energy Cards to make a 40 card Deck.
    This is another Limited Format
     
  2. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    I cut the following out and pasted it to one
    page to make a simpler to use Guide:
    Then I scanned it to make copies.

    The Legendary Collection - Pokemon

    LC Electric
    Zapdos B **...................Electrode J
    Jolteon J.......................Voltorb B
    Dark Raichu R..............Magneton F
    Pikachu J.......................Magnemite B

    LC Fire
    Moltres F......................Ninetales B, B2 **
    Flareon J **..................Vulpix B, B2
    Charizard B, B2 **........Arcanine B, B2 **
    Charmeleon B, B2 **....Growlithe B, B2
    Charmander B, B2 **....Rapidash J
    ....................................Ponyta B, B2

    LC Psychic
    Mewtwo Promo # 12......Gengar F
    Jynx B, B2...................Haunter F
    Alakazam B, B2...........Gastly F
    Kadabra B, B2..............Hypno F
    Abra B, B2...................Drowzee R
    Dark Slowbro R
    Slowpoke F

    LC Grass
    Venusaur B, B2............Muk F
    Ivysaur B, B2...............Grimer F
    Bulbasaur B, B2...........Nidoking B, B2
    Beedrill B, B2...............Nidorino B, B2
    Kakuna B, B2...............Nidoran (male) B, B2
    Weedle B, B2...............Nidoqueen J, B2
    Butterfree B, B2............Nidorina J, B2
    Metapod B, B2.............Nidoran (female) J, B2
    Caterpie B....................Exeggutor J, B2
    ....................................Exeggcute J, B2

    LC Fighting

    Hitmonlee F................Rhydon J, B2
    Onix B, B2...................Rhyhorn J, B2
    Machamp B.................Kabutops F
    Machoke B, B2............Kabuto F
    Machop R....................Primeape J
    Golem F......................Mankey R
    Graveler F....................Sandslash F
    Geodude F...................Sandshrew B, B2

    LC Water
    Articuno F....................Dewgong B, B2
    Seadra F......................Seel B, B2
    Dark Blastoise R...........Golduck F
    Dark Wartortle R...........Psyduck R
    Squirtle B, B2...............Omastar F
    Gyarados B, B2............Omanyte F
    Magikarp B, B2.............Tentacruel F
    Dark Vaporeon R...........Tentacool F

    LC Neutral
    Snorlax J,B2...............Pidgeot J, B2
    Tauros J, B2...............Pidgeotto B, B2
    Eevee J.......................Pidgey B, B2
    Dark Dragonite R.........Fearow J, B2
    Dark Dragonair R.........Spearow J, B2
    Dratini B, B2...............Dodrio J, B2
    Dark Persian R...........Doduo B, B2
    Meowth J, B2.............Raticate B, B2
    ..................................Rattata B, B2

    Best Promos:
    Promo #1 Electauzz...Base Set/BS2
    Promo #2 Hitmonchan...Bases Set/BS2
    Promo #3 Professor Elm...Neo
    Promo #4 Rocket's Scizor...Japanese VS Sets
    Promo #5 Rocket's Sneasel...Japanese VS Sets
    Promo #6 Dark Ivysaur...Japanese Vending Sets
    Promo #7 Dark Venusaur...Japanese Vending Sets
    Promo #8 Rocket's Mewtwo...Gym Chal.
    Promo #9 Rocket's Hitmonchan...Gym Chal.

    Old Trainers with old symbols made legal:

    Bill.......(Base Set).....................Pokemon Center....(Base Set)
    Challenge!....(Rocket Set)............Pokemon Trader....(Base Set)
    Energy Retrieval...(Base Set).........Potion (Base Set)
    Energy Search...(Fossil Set).........Scoop Up...(Base Set)
    Full Heal...(Base Set)..................Switch....(Base Set)
    Master Ball...(Gym Challenge)........The Boss's Way...(Rocket Set)
    Mysterious Fossil...(Fossil Set).......Warp Point..(Gym Challenge)
    Pokemon Breeder...(Base Set)
     

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