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PokeBall Deckbox Labeled StandardPlay! Pokémon 2016-2017 Season Standard Format Legal Card List

The following is the updated version of all English released cards that are legal for the Standard Format, 2016-2017 season starting September 1st, 2016. The Standard Format only permits cards from the most recent Pokémon Trading Card Game sets, however these sets sometimes contain reprinted cards from older sets, making those older cards also legal in the Standard Format. A deck must also contain 60 cards, have at least one Pokemon in it, and cannot have more than 4 cards of any single name. Note that "Venusaur", "Venusaur EX", and "M Venusaur EX" are all different names and so up to 4 of each would be allowed in a deck. Basic Energy cards have no name and so are not limited to 4 copies per type.

The current Standard format is comprised of XY: Primal Clash, sets released after this set, and the following:
McDonald's Collection 2014 and 2015
XY Trainer Kits Latias and Latios & Pikachu Libre and Suicune
Black Star Promos XY36 and higher

Note: All cards, including promos, are not legal until the 3rd Friday after their release date. If you are unsure about the legality of a recently released card, please check with your Tournament Organizer to be sure your deck is legal.

Older cards that have virtually identical game text as currently legal reprinted versions may also be played, as noted in the list below.
Cards that have received an errata (a published official correction or change) will not need a reference as players and judges are expected to be aware of errata. Check the Errata section of the Compendium for a complete list of official errata.


Changes to the List:
  • We have revised the format of the Legal Card List and have given it a webpage of its own. This should make it more user friendly and easier to find/link to.
  • Basic Energy cards are always legal, no matter what set they are from, so we have discontinued listed them in older sets for space consideration.
  • We have removed the rarity reference for the older cards and have instead listed the abbreviation {XXX} for the most recent currently legal set that they are reprinted in.
  • NOTE: The Tournament Guidelines released in March 2016 no longer allow older cards that have been reprinted with major text changes. The older version of the card that has significantly different text is no longer legal even with a reference card. The exception to this is cards that have received errata. All players and judges are expected to be aware of errata.


Updated May 3rd, 2017 with SM: Guardians Rising and newly legal cards from older sets that were reprinted. Guardians Rising will be legal as of May 19th.

A listing of all sets and their set symbols may be found in the Researching Tower here: http://pokegym.net/tower/ Images of all legal cards may also be found there.


This page, including needed corrections and additions, may discussed in this topic:
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Standard Format Legal Card List

[ ] Base Set Maintenance 83/102 {FFI}
Pokédex 87/102 {EVO}
Potion 94/102 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Switch 95/102 {KSS}
Double Colorless Energy 96/102 {XY}
Jungle Poké Ball 64/64 {KSS}
Fossil No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Base Set 2 Maintenance 117/130 {FFI}
Poké Ball 121/130 {KSS}
Potion 122/130 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Switch 123/130 {KSS}
Double Colorless Energy 124/130 {XY}
Team Rocket No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Gym Heroes No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Gym Challenge No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Neo Genesis No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Neo Discovery No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Neo Revelation No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Neo Destiny No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Legendary Collection Potion 110/110 Common {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Expedition Full Heal 154/165 {EVO}
Potion 156/165 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Switch 157/165 {KSS}
Aquapolis Energy Switch 120/147 {FFI}
Rainbow Energy 144/147 {XY}
Skyridge Fisherman 125/144 {BKT}
EX: Ruby and Sapphire Energy Switch 82/109 {FFI}
Poké Ball 86/109 {KSS}
Potion 91/109 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Switch 92/109 {KSS}
Rainbow Energy 95/109 {XY}
EX: Sandstorm Rare Candy 88/100 {PRC} Errata issued. No reference needed.
EX: Dragons No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
EX: Team Magma
vs. Team Aqua
No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
EX: Hidden Legends No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
EX: FireRed LeafGreen Energy Switch 90/112 {FFI}
Great Ball 92/112 {XY} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Poké Ball 95/112 {KSS}
VS Seeker 100/112 {PHF}
Potion 101/112 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Switch 102/112 {KSS}
EX: Team Rocket Returns Here Comes Team Rocket! 111/109 {EVO}
EX: Deoxys No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
EX: Emerald Rare Candy 83/106 {PRC} Errata issued. No reference needed.
EX: Unseen Forces Energy Switch 84/115 {FFI}
Poké Ball 87/115 {KSS}
Potion 95/115 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
EX: Delta Species Great Ball 90/113 {XY} Errata issued. No reference needed.
[/B]Potion 101/113 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Switch 102/113 {KSS}
EX: Legend Maker Rainbow Energy 81/92 {XY}
EX: Holon Phantoms Rare Candy 90/110 {PRC} Errata issued. No reference needed.
EX: Crystal Guardians Poké Ball 82/100 {KSS}
Potion 87/100 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
EX: Dragon Frontiers Switch 83/101 {KSS}
EX: Power Keepers Energy Switch 75/108 {FFI}
Great Ball 77/108 {XY} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Diamond & Pearl Energy Switch 107/130 {FFI}
Poké Ball 110/130 {KSS}
Potion 118/130 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Switch 119/130 {KSS}
DP: Mysterious Treasures No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
DP: Secret Wonders Potion 127/132 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Switch 128/132 {KSS}
DP: Great Encounters Rare Candy 102/106 {PRC} Errata issued. No reference needed.
DP: Majestic Dawn Poké Ball 85/100 {KSS}
DP: Legends Awakened No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
DP: Stormfront Energy Switch 84/100 {FFI}
Great Ball 85/100 {XY} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Potion 92/100 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
Switch 93/100 {KSS}
Platinum Poké Ball 113/127 {KSS}
Rainbow Energy 121/127 {XY}
Platinum: Rising Rivals No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Platinum: Supreme Victors VS Seeker 140/147 {PHF}
Platinum: Arceus No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
HeartGold SoulSilver Energy Switch 91/123 {FFI}
Fisherman 92/123 {BKT}
Full Heal 93/123 {EVO}
Poké Ball 95/123 {KSS}
Switch 102/123 {KSS}
Double Colorless Energy 103/123 {XY}
Rainbow Energy 104/123 {XY}
HS: Unleashed No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
HS: Undaunted No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
HS: Triumphant No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Call of Legends No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Black & White Energy Retrieval 92/114 {PRC}
Energy Switch 94/114 {FFI}
Full Heal 95/114 {EVO}
Poke Ball 97/114 {KSS}
Pokédex 98/114 {EVO}
Potion 100/114 {KSS}
Revive 102/114 {ROS}
Switch 104/114 {KSS}
BW: Emerging Powers Crushing Hammer 92/98 {KSS}
Great Ball 93/98 {XY}
Max Potion 94/98 {BKP}
Pokemon Catcher 95/98 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
BW: Noble Victories N92/101 {FCO}
Super Rod 95/101 {BKT}
N101/101 {FCO}
BW: Next Destinies EXP. Share 87/99 {PRC}
Heavy Ball 88/99 {BKT}
Level Ball 89/99 {AOR}
Double Colorless Energy 92/99 {XY}
BW: Dark Explorers Enhanced Hammer 94/108 {PHF}
N 96/108 {FCO}
Random Receiver 99/108 {FCO}
Rare Candy 100/108 {KSS}
Ultra Ball 102/108{FLF}
Pokemon Catcher 111/108 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
BW: Dragons Exalted Devolution Spray 113/124 {FCO}
BW: Dragon Vault EXP. Share 18/20 {PRC}
Super Rod 20/20 {BKT}
BW: Boundaries Crossed Great Ball 129/149 {XY}
Poké Ball 131/149 {KSS}
Potion 132/149 {KSS}
Skyla 134/149 {BKT}
Switch 135/149 {KSS}
Town Map 136/149{BKT}
Skyla 149/149 {BKT}
BW: Plasma Storm Escape Rope 120/135 {PRC}
Random Receiver 138/135 {FCO}
BW: Plasma Freeze Float Stone 99/116 {BKT}
Max Potion 121/116 {BKP}
Ultra Ball 122/116 {ROS}
BW: Plasma Blast Energy Retreival 80/101 {PRC}
Pokemon Catcher 83/101 {KSS}Errata issued. No reference needed.
Rare Candy 85/101 {KSS}
Ultra Ball 90/101 {ROS}
Rare Candy 105/101 {KSS}
BW: Legendary Treasures Crushing Hammer 111/113 {KSS}
Energy Switch 112/113 {ROS}
Double Colorless Energy 113/113 {PHF}
XY: Kalos Starter Set Crushing Hammer 34/39 {GEN}
Poke Ball 35/39 {GEN}
Pokemon Catcher 36/39 {BKP}
Potion 37/39 {BKP}
Switch 38/39 {BKP}
Tierno 39/39 {BKP}
XY: XY Venusaur EX 1/146 {XYP}
Blastoise EX 29/146 {XYP}
Shellder 31/146 {GEN}
Cloyster 32/146 {GEN}
Pikachu 42/146 {GEN}
Raichu 43/146 {GEN}
Diglett 58/146 {GEN}
Dugtrio 59/146 {GEN}
Yveltal 78/146 {STS}
Yveltal EX 79/146 {XYP}
Xerneas 96/146 {STS}
Xerneus EX 97/146 {XYP}
Tauros 100/146 {GEN}
Evosoda 116/146 {GEN}
Fairy Garden 117/146 {FCO}
Great Ball 118/146 {BKP}
Max Revive 120/146 {GEN}
Professor Sycamore 122/146 {STS}
Professor's Letter 123/146 {BKT}
Red Card 124/146 {GEN}
Shauna 127/146 {FCO}
Super Potion 128/146 {EVO}
Team Flare Grunt 129/146 {GEN}
Double Colorless Energy 130/146 {FCO}
Rainbow Energy 131/146 {BKT}
Venusaur EX 141/146 {XYP}
Blastoise EX 142/146 {XYP}
Yveltal EX 144/146 {XYP}
Xerneas EX 146/146 {XYP}
XY: Flashfire Caterpie 1/106 {GEN}
Metapod 2/106 {GEN}
Butterfree 3/106 {GEN}
Charizard EX 12/106 {XYP}
Ponyta 14/106 {GEN}
Rapidash 15/106 {GEN}
Spheal 24/106 {PRC}
Meowstic 43/106 {GEN}
Geodude 45/106 {GEN}
Graveler 46/106 {GEN}
Golem 47/106 {GEN}
Flabébé 63/106 {GEN}
Floette 65/106 {GEN}
Lysandre 90, 104/106 {AOR}
Pokemon Center Lady 93, 105/106 {GEN}
Pokemon Fan Club 94, 106/106 {FCO}
Ultra Ball 99/106 {FCO}
XY: Furious Fists Magmar 10/111 {GEN}
Jynx 37/111 {GEN}
Machop 44/111 {GEN}
Machoke 45/111 {GEN}
Machamp 46/111 {GEN}
Hitmonlee 47/111 {GEN}
Hitmonchan 48/111 {GEN}
Clefairy 69/111 {GEN}
Clefable 71/111 {GEN}
Energy Switch 89/111 {GEN}
Full Heal 93/111 {FFI}
Maintenance 96/111 {GEN}
Strong Energy 104/111 {FCO}
XY: Phantom Forces Krabby 13/119 {GEN}
Zubat 31/119 {GEN}
Golbat 32/119 {GEN}
Wobbuffet 36/119 {GEN}
Swirlix 68/119 {GEN}
Diancie 71/119 {GEN}
Fletchling 89/119 {XY Trainer Kit: Latios & Latias}
Enhanced Hammer 94/119 {PRC}
Professor Sycamore 101/119 {STS}
Shauna 104/119 {FCO}
Tierno 107/119 {BKP}
VS Seeker 109/119 {ROS}
Double Colorless Energy 111/119 {FCO}
XY: Primal Clash All cards in this set are legal.
XY: Double Crisis All cards in this set are legal.
XY: Roaring Skies All cards in this set are legal.
XY: Ancient Origins All cards in this set are legal.
XY: BreakTHROUGH All cards in this set are legal.
XY: BreakPOINT All cards in this set are legal.
Generations All cards in this set are legal.
XY: Fates Collide All cards in this set are legal.
XY: Steam Siege All cards in this set are legal.
XY: Evolutions All cards in this set are legal.
Sun and Moon All cards in this set are legal.
SM: Guardians Rising All cards in this set are legal.
WotC Blackstar Promos No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Best Promos No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
TPCi Blackstar Promos Championship Festival BW095 {XYP}
N BW100 {FCO}
Xerneas XY05 {STS}
Yveltal XY06 {STS}
Xerneas EX XY07 {XYP}
Yveltal EX XY08 {XYP}
Machamp XY13 {GEN}
Champions Festival XY27 {XYP}
Venusaur EX XY28 {XYP}
Blastoise EX XY30 {XYP}
XY36 and up
McDonalds Set (2011) No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
McDonalds Set (2012) No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
McDonalds Set (2014) All cards in this set are legal.
Pokemon Rumble No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
POP Series 1 No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
POP Series 2 No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
POP Series 3 No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
POP Series 4 No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
POP Series 5 Rare Candy 7/17 {PLB} Errata issued. No reference needed.
POP Series 6 No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
POP Series 7 No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
POP Series 8 Rare Candy 10/17 {PLB} Errata issued. No reference needed.
POP Series 9 No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
ex: Trainer’s Kit 1
(Latios & Latias)
Potion {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
ex: Trainer’s Kit 2
(Plusle & Minun)
Potion {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
DP: Trainer’s Kit 3
(Lucario & Manaphy)
Potion 9/11. 11/12 {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed.
HS: Trainer’s Kit 4
(Raichu & Gyarados)
Energy Switch {FFI}
Poke Ball {KSS}
Switch {KSS}
BW: Trainer’s Kit 5 Potion {KSS} Errata issued. No reference needed. Energy Switch {FFI}
Energy Retrieval {PRC}
XY: Trainer’s Kit 5 Clefairy {GEN}
Clefable {GEN}
Potion {BKP}
Tierno {BKP}
Pokemon Catcher 14/30 23/30 {BKP}
Potion 15/30 20,24/30 {BKP}
Poke Ball 21,27/30 26/30 {GEN}
Professor's Letter 24/30 28/30 {BKT}
Switch 29/30 4/30 {BKP}
Southern Islands No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.
Battle Road No cards (other than Basic Energy) from this set are allowed in Standard.

Deck Building Reminders
You cannot use cards from the World Championship decks. These are pre-packaged decks which have extremely powerful and expensive cards based on winning competitive decks available at a very low price. These cards are identified by a silver/grey border on the front, a signature in the lower right hand corner of the picture on the card and a unique card back. None of these cards can be in a deck in a Pokémon Organized Play sanctioned tournament; this includes the basic Energy cards from these decks. They are allowed in league play.

Cards marked “NOT TOURNAMENT LEGAL” in the lower left hand corner of the card cannot be used in Pokémon Organized Play events.
Note that you may not have any Foreign cards, including Japanese and energy cards, in your deck.

If you sleeve your deck, you must sleeve your deck completely with identical sleeves. Note that only clear or solid color sleeves or official Pokemon sleeves with solid colored edges are legal sleeves for Premiere tournaments, with the exception of Prereleases.

Finally, a listing of all sets and their set symbols may be found in the Researching Tower here: http://pokegym.net/tower/ Images of all legal cards may also be found there.

This page, including needed corrections and additions, may discussed in this topic:
http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread...ist-Discussion



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