Lusamine and Delinquent Banned from Expanded!

In an unexpected move, Pokemon has announced that Lusamine and Delinquent will be banned from Expanded starting tomorrow, February 15th.

This is the first time TPCi has banned cards outside their quarterly announcements:

A popular combo with Red Card, Delinquent, and Peeking Red Card created a lot of situations where one player essentially lost the game before taking their first turn. When this kind of strategy can be executed successfully a high percentage of the time and is effective, it creates an unhealthy environment.

Lusamine allows for an infinite cycle of Supporter cards because it can get back a different Lusamine plus another Supporter card. This has created several strategies that negatively affect the Expanded format. It can also create stalemate situations where neither player is able to win.