Set and Promo Tournament Legality Schedule Change

Pokemon.com has announced that sets will now be legal on the third Friday of the same month the set is released. Since Sun & Moon will be released on Friday, February 3rd, this means the set will be legal on Friday, February 17th.

Promo cards will now be legal on the first or third Friday of the month after the product is released. This will make it much easier to determine when promos are legal for tournament play since product release dates are always confusing. So since the Snorlax GX Box will be released in December, this means Snorlax GX will be legal on Friday, January 6th.

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  1. qwertyd Aspiring Trainer
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    Does this affect the new Giratina promo's legality in San Jose this weekend?
     
  2. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    Giratina's blister is being released in December, which would mean it won't be legal until January 6th.
     
  3. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Do you know if this counts outside of tournaments just at league I assume not, but on PTCGO snorlax isn't even legal in 'for fun' matches
     
  4. Vexen_IV The Paul Heyman to Giratina-EX's Brock Lesnar.
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    Is the Snorlax GX box not out world wide? I saw one at my local Walmart when I was there just this saturday.
     
  5. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    It comes out officially on 12/14
     
  6. AuraStormLucario Aspiring Trainer
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    That is because the GX mechanic hasn't yet been implemented into PTCGO. The GX mechanic will be implemented in the next client update, which according to a post made on December 1, the client update will be happening tomorrow (the 14th).
     
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  7. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    Cards used in for fun matches are legal on release, or after the program in question(if PTCGO) updates to add it to the list of legal/available cards, whatever happens later...

    Cards used for Tourney matches are not legal until the time stated within the TPCi rulebooks, or until after the program in question(if PTCGO) updates to add it to the list of legal cards...

    In case of for fun matches...

    Are you playing on the PTCGO UK/Indian OR even the PTCGO Australia server?

    ^ UK and/or India and/or Australian people speak English, yes, but legality applies to NA, and since Australia is 15 hours ahead of EST, and UK/India is 5/10.5(respectively) hours ahead of EST in terms of UTC/GMT, and my home, AZ is 2 hours behind EST, either you got it ahead of the street date, or you live in an area where it's already the street date in those regions of the world, but if you got the card from such an area, you'll have to wait one more day for NA to catch up and/or the game updates before you can play snorlax-gx in a fun match...
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016
  8. Kamato Aspiring Trainer
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    Glad this change is being made, especially after the confusion surrounding Magearna at the last large tournament.
     
  9. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
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    Is there a reason for this? Why not just allow it to be released the same day or the friday following its release? Seems like an awfully long time. Then again, I assume this must be to test out any potential ban-worthy or nerf-worthy cards.
     
  10. treyh37 Watcher of Thorns
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    First this Change doesn't seem to go into effect tell February.

    So the Snorlax-GX box should fall under the current system and would be legal Dec 30 as Dec 14 seems to be the release (need to confirm Dec 14 date).

    The Giratina Promo has a release date of Dec 1 so would be legal Dec 16 in time for san jose under either system.

    Second I think the new system for promos can be broken down as such

    if release is on 1st Saturday through 3rd Thursday, legal on 3rd Friday.

    if release is on 3rd Saturday through 1st Thursday, legal on 1st Friday.
     
  11. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    Actually, I think that if Snorlax-GX has a release date of December 14th, it should be legal December 16th, the third Friday of December. December has five Fridays, so it would seem a little sooner.

    But yeah, this probably won't apply till Sun and Moon release.
     
  12. chella182 Aspiring Trainer
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    It won't affect the legality date either way, but the Snorlax GX box isn't out worldwide; it's not released in the UK (and possibly the rest of Europe) until the 10th of January.
     
  13. T_Willikers98 Aspiring Trainer
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    What about the energies and Ultra Ball from Sun/Moon?
     
  14. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Reprints of cards that are legal are immediately legal :D