Standard and Expanded Format Legal Card List Discussion

Discussion in 'Pokémon News' started by PokePop, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Charlie Sheen

    Charlie Sheen New Member

    The Pokémon website also says POP is legal, they need someone better to update it regularly
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  2. cdhopg2

    cdhopg2 New Member


    There are no pokemon in this list. Does that mean that all of the old pokemon, like Mr. mime or cyndaquil from neo are banned from tournament play?

    thank you!
    please let me know
  3. espeon200

    espeon200 New Member

    Unless a Pokemon has been reprinted exactly like it was in a rotated set it isn't allowed. Right now there are no Pokemon that have been reprinted in any of the current modified-legal sets.
  4. Miamisportsfan45

    Miamisportsfan45 Active Member

    Just the information is what needs to be the same such as HP, text, powers/bodies, attack damage, weakness, resistance and retreat. They can be errata'd as well though.
  5. cdhopg2

    cdhopg2 New Member

    So why is Charizard arceus banned as well? he only came out about a year ago?
  6. Miamisportsfan45

    Miamisportsfan45 Active Member

    Everything has to match the former card, if it fits the requirements of what an errata'd trainer/supporter/stadium fits, then it will be legal for play. But anything at subtle as an HP difference will contradict this.
  7. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    More like two years ago.
    Usually, cards will stay legal for about 3 years.
    But they had to do a bit of a bigger rotation than usual to take the new B&W rules changes into account.
    Older cards are not balanced within the new rules.
  8. cdhopg2

    cdhopg2 New Member

    do you think it's good for the game to keep doing these rotations? people lose interest if their favorite cards get banned. Also, they have to keep spending a lot of money?
  9. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    This can be discussed in a new thread in one of the discussion forums.
    This thread is specifically to keep people updated on what cards are legal.
  10. Miamisportsfan45

    Miamisportsfan45 Active Member

    Of course it's good for the game to keep doing rotations... It keeps the game within a format and withheld strategy.
  11. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Updated with Emerging Powers
  12. Miamisportsfan45

    Miamisportsfan45 Active Member

    Out of curiosity why is Potion not needing a reference with healing 30 instead now?
  13. evil psyduck

    evil psyduck Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Because it was errated.
  14. The Gorn

    The Gorn New Member

    Other than Great Ball and Recycle, were any of Emerging Powers a reprint of an earlier set?
  15. Ten7ei

    Ten7ei New Member

    Aren't there also some old Pokemon allowed?
    Like Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard of the Base set, they were reprinted in D/P Stormfront.
  16. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    There are some cards that have the same effect as earlier cards, but they have different names, so they are not reprints.
  17. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Stormfront has been rotated out. The current format is HGSS and up.
  18. DarkZero811

    DarkZero811 New Member

    I'm just getting back into the game after a bit of a break... I did a quick google search to see if Japanese versions of cards were legal and I saw something from 06 saying they were, and this (way more recent) saying they aren't. Just curious when did that change? I had awesome japanese energy's :(
  19. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    There was a transition period over the past couple of years.
  20. The Gorn

    The Gorn New Member

    A few things...

    1. Can we change the name of this thread to "2011-2012 Modified Format Legal Card List"?

    2. Are any DP Promos still legal? (There should be a reference to DP Promos in the first post)

    3. What about the McDonald's promos?


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