2018 Rotation Announced! By: Water Pokémon Master Posted 2 months ago to TCG 69 comments 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.