2018 Rotation Announced!

Pokemon.com has just announced that next season’s Standard format will be BREAKthrough and on, as predicted. Promos XY67 and higher will also be legal.

Expanded will remain unchanged — it’s everything from Black & White and on, spare Shiftry and Lysandre’s Trump Card. No additional cards have been banned.

The new format will go into effect on September 1st like every year. The Liverpool Regionals in July and the World Championships in August will continue to use the 2017 format.

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  1. Anthony Orosco Really not feeling up to it right now. Sorry.
    Anthony Orosco

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    Wow, just as expected XD
     
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  2. SceptileSquad Leaf Blade!
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    YYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
     
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  3. rainyman123 Bug Pokémon = Best
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    No one could have predicted this. No one. Not even Sherlock Holmes. Not even me.
     
  4. Trixss Aspiring Trainer
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    I would of perfered a change to expanded like BCR-on or XY-on but I guess this is okay too.
     
  5. Tapu Lele Already the best
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    Time to simulate it before it happens!
     
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  6. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid
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    Hoopa-EX hasn't rotated! The promo number is #71. :O

    Stardust Jirachi is sticking around as well, along with AT Celebi.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  7. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    Hahahahahaha! I told ya! BKT-on! BKT was the first set ft. BREAK Pokémon. BKP was the second set in the rotation was out of print. It does makes sense, just like Roaring Skies before.
    EDIT : I made some changes, because I'm a noob, never notice something. Lol
    Salute to the cards who were gives competitive impact:
    • Primal Clash
    1. Wailord EX
    2. Hippowdon
    3. Primal Groudon EX
    4. Camerupt EX
    5. Medicham AT
    6. Archie's Ace in the Hole
    7. Maxie's Hidden Ball Trick
    8. Swampert AT
    9. Teammates
    10. Shrine of Memories
    11. Silent Lab
    12. Rough Seas
    13. Birch??!
    14. Shield Energy
    • Double Crisis
    1. Team Aqua's Muk
    2. Team Magma's Camerupt
    3. Team Magma/Aqua's Secret Base
    • Roaring Skies
    1. Shaymin EX
    2. Double Dragon Energy
    3. M-Rayquaza EX (Both)
    4. Reshiram
    5. Artucuno AT
    6. Trainers' Mail
    7. Mega Turbo
    8. SR VS Seeker
    9. Steven
    10. Absol
    • Ancient Origins
    1. Regice
    2. Giratina EX
    3. Kanto Eeveelutions
    4. M Sceptile EX
    5. Faded Town
    6. Forest of Giant Plants
    7. Lysandre
    8. Hex Maniac
    9. Ace Trainer
    10. Eco Arm
    11. Entei AT
    12. Gyarados AT
    • Promos
    1. Regirock AT
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  8. TorchHG Aspiring Trainer
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    Quite relieved to see this! Still love playing around with my (outdated) Keldeo deck, and since it retains all of it's card pieces, I still have a deck to rest back on in Expanded!

    As for standard, we're losing only a few sets, where Vileplume, Shaymin, and Forest of Giant Plants will be the most missed (and I suppose the people still playing Rayquaza). Enjoying the fact that Gallade/Octillery is still a deck, albeit a very under-powered one.

    What kind of cards are y'all happy to see go or make the cut for the next year?
     
  9. MoFoTY86 Aspiring Trainer
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    I had a feeling it was gonna be this way. Is there a list of Black and White Promos that are standard format 2018?
     
  10. Jake_Silberman Waiting to win a League Cup X_X
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    There are zero Black and White promo cards in Standard.
     
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  11. Jpkemperor Deck Builder and Researcher
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    Sooo many critical trainer cards survived the rotation: float stone, brigette, super rod, heavy ball, level ball, parallel city, professor's letter, town map, judge, fisherman. They were really going to be nearly impossible to replace.

    Notable pokemon cards that stay in the format are: Zoroark and its break, gallade, rainbow road xerneas, octillery, stardust jirachi, and Hoopa Ex (I guess Mega Exs will have a last chance to shine)

    Great news, very satisfied with this rotation.
     
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  12. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Finnaly now people can stop making random speculations
     
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  13. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
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    Why is shiftry banned?
     
  14. PMJ :[
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    tfw you were right the entire time
    tfw the only relevant promo we lose is Regirock but Yveltal, Hoopa, and Mew-EX are all still legal
    tfw Sycamore is the dominant draw supporter for another year while Z-tier cards like Hau fall to the wayside
    tfw Flare Grunt and Plumeria are going to be legal in the same format

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    BKT-on. As if there was any doubt.

    @crystal_pidgeot
     
  15. PMJ :[
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    It breaks expanded with forest of giant plants + ssu
     
  16. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
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    Looks like Garbotoxin will rule for another year and Drampa/Zoroark is still a thing.
     
  17. GekkisaiDaiNi #GekkiLogic/#GekkiFails
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    Phew! Zoroark Drampa survives, and no Float Stone-less decks! Octillery in a slower format without Shaymin to be seen anywhere sounds much more appealing then now-maybe Octillery will re enter the meta a bit? Can't wait to see what happens when rotation hits :)
     
  18. MorningSTAR1337 Aspiring Trainer
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    XY-on would had been the most likely change. With how late changes to expanded would be, any shifts to Expanded's set rotation would likely go by Generation.
     
  19. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I've always accepted Breakthrough-On for the rotation. Just for the sake of changing the game, it should have been Evolutions-On.
     
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  20. Fayld Rayquaza / Eelektross Master
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    RIP Dragons.