2009 Modified Format announced!

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  1. Lucario EX

    Lucario EX Moderator<br>Fanfic Contest Host

    From the Organized Play website:
    Pokémon Organized Play Seasonal Format Change
    Effective: 9/1/2008
    In the interest of maintaining a healthy tournament environment, Pokémon Organized Play
    removes older sets from the Modified format at the beginning of each new tournament season.
    Each rotation challenges existing players to create new strategies while allowing new players to
    get into organized play with a minimum investment.
    The following Pokémon TCG sets will be removed from the Modified format for the 2008–2009
    tournament season:
    EX Holon Phantoms
    EX Crystal Guardians
    EX Dragon Frontiers
    EX Power Keepers
    POP Series 4 Promo Cards
    POP Series 5 Promo Cards
    All Black Star Promo Cards numbered 037-040
    As this change does not take effect until the end of the current tournament season, the sets listed
    above will continue to be tournament legal through the 2008 Pokémon TCG World
    Championships.
    New sets will become tournament legal when they are released, per the Pokémon Organized Play
    Tournament Rules.

    http://www.go-pokemon.com/op/tournaments/docs/2008-2009/modified_format_08_09.pdf

    Kind of duh, but nice to know for sure.
     
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  2. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    Yeah, DP-On
    pretty cool
     
  3. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Wow. That was announced early.
     
  4. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    I think it was announced around this time last year too.
     
  5. Yoshi-

    Yoshi- New Member

    Surprise, who would have expected that one :rolleyes::biggrin:
     
  6. Muk Man

    Muk Man New Member

    wow... so sad to see castaway gone, and stevens advice which i've grown to love dissappears...no..not my copycat.
     
  7. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Well, the obvious is confirmed at least. *bids farewell to DRE and Scramble Energies*
     
  8. ninetales1234

    ninetales1234 <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    Hurray!

    *Says goodbye to Pokémon-ex*:frown:
    Time to start promoting Unlimited at my league.:smile:
     
  9. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    I was just saying to myself today that I thought they were going to release the new format for next year, and wow, I didnt expect to be right. :lol:

    I think everyone realized that this was going to be the format.

    Drew
     
  10. Dual_Draw

    Dual_Draw New Member

    A format where my DP collection can shine YAY!

    I will miss Steven's though, and Crystal Beach, and Shuppet
     
  11. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Nice to see this. Meaning now it's time to really start selling the extra cards and clearing out for the format.
     
  12. Muscovy Level X

    Muscovy Level X New Member

    NOOOOOOOO! There goes Infernacatty. :frown:
    I've been dreading a DP-on format, but I guess we all knew it would happen.
    Goodbye, Delcatty. :(
     
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  13. octillery49

    octillery49 New Member

    How can you be happy!!!!! Raieggs is gone!:frown::frown::frown:
     
  14. Lordofflareons

    Lordofflareons New Member

    Awesome. But i woulda been superhappy if they let us keep PK. Absol Ex with yanmega and zong and spiritomb was one of those things i was thinkin of for the rotation if for some rreason we kept pk.
     
  15. Muscovy Level X

    Muscovy Level X New Member

    Oh? And everything PK- is inferior? The league is going to go haywire when I bring the news (for those who haven't heard of my local league, all the kids (noobs) think PK- is worth less than nothing.):nonono:
     
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  16. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    You know...every time around this time of the season, I always start to wind down a little. But every time I see the new format announcement, it just makes me so much more excited about the next season. Man, I gotta organize all my cards now!
     
  17. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    If anyone wants a list of all the trainers that will be illegal (unless reprinted in LA), here it is:

    Battle Frontier
    Bill's Maintenance
    Buffer Piece
    Castaway
    Celio's Network
    Cessation Crystal
    Claw Fossil
    Copycat
    Crystal Beach
    Crystal Shard
    Drake's Stadium
    Dual Ball
    Energy Recycle System
    Energy Removal 2
    Glacia's Stadium
    Great Ball
    Holon Adventurer
    Holon Circle
    Holon Fossil
    Holon Lake
    Holon Legacy
    Holon Mentor
    Island Hermit
    Master Ball
    Memory Berry
    Mr. Stone's Project
    Mysterious Fossil
    Old Rod
    Phoebe's Stadium
    Pokemon Fan Club
    Pokenav
    Professor Birch
    Professor Cozmo's Discovery
    Professor Elm's Training Method
    Professor Oak's Research
    Root Fossil
    Scott
    Sidney's Stadium
    Steven's Advice
    Strength Charm
    TV Reporter
    Windstorm

    edit: And Special energy that won't be legal:

    Boost Energy
    Cyclone Energy
    Dark Metal Energy
    Delta Species Rainbow Energy
    Double Rainbow Energy
    Heal Energy
    Holon Energy FF
    Holon Energy GL
    Holon Energy WP
    Holon's Castform
    Scramble Energy
    Warp Energy
     
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  18. bugsbite

    bugsbite New Member

    LOL!! Better hop to it!!
     
  19. ChaosKnuckles

    ChaosKnuckles New Member

    Yes no more DRE or Scramble. Lets see Garchomp shine!!
     
  20. emoboy666

    emoboy666 New Member

    oh right pretty cool.
     

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