Lusamine and Wally Unbanned from Expanded!

Pokemon.com has just released their Shining Fates ban list. No changes were made to Standard, but both Wally and Lusamine have been unbanned from the Expanded format. The changes will go into effect on March 5th.

  • Lusamine can be a powerful card in the right circumstances in control decks. However, considering that Lt. Surge's Strategy is banned in the Expanded format, the potential of Lusamine is limited in the current environment. If Lusamine turns out to be problematic again, this decision will be reevaluated.
  • After the first-turn Supporter rule change at the beginning of the Sword & Shield Series, the potential problems with Wally were reduced significantly. However, evolving on the first turn can lead to dangerous combos, so the usage of Wally will be monitored closely.

The Battle Styles ban list will be announced on March 4th.

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  1. Platinum Espresso Falinks Fanatic
    Platinum Espresso

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    Does Wally work on VMaxes? If so, that could be very problematic
     
  2. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

    News Staff Member

    Based on the card's wording, yes, it would work on Pokémon VMAX.
     
  3. ShaunTheBoufflant Like No One Ever Was
    ShaunTheBoufflant

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    Shadow the hedgehog stopped by to drop off his decklist: Chaos CONTROL
     
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  4. Otaku The wise fool?
    Otaku

    Member

    Interesting. I was again opining on whether or not Wally should remain banned or come back two weeks ago... which was long overdue from a message board discussion we had here. That's how talented I can be; early and late at the same time. XP

    Stupid jokes aside, it is probably for the best they see if these cards are sufficiently balanced for the current Expanded Format.
     
  5. jamestajames Aspiring Trainer
    jamestajames

    Member

    Now to just reprint Wally, for non Rule Box Pokemon.
     
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  6. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
    paulyd84

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    No errata for Lysandre :/
     
  7. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    Not a surprise. If they had wanted to errata Lysandre then would have done it when Boss's Order came out almost a year ago
     
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  8. Kyle J. Asplund Some birb boi
    Kyle J. Asplund

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    Welp, we're boned.
     
  9. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    Trevenant, after Wally was unbanned:
     
  10. this is fun.

    I am glad that lusamine is unbanned, it wasn't really broken that much anyway
     
  11. Tytus Expanded Best Format
    Tytus

    Member

    Can’t wait to play magnezone with lusamine again.
     
  12. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    What?
     
  13. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

    Member

    Yay, my pretty Lusamine full arts on PTCGO can see some play.
     
  14. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    Wally was banned before due to Trevenant. So that t1 Item Lock occurs. Even the Supporter rule prevents the first player doing this strat, the second player can abuse this strat even more, making the first player only has one solitary turn to use items. Then, Trevenant BREAK on the second player's turn 2.
     
  15. CrownAxe Aspiring Trainer
    CrownAxe

    Member

    Trevenant has had Ascension Phantump and could already do this without Wally. Wally doesn't change anything now
     
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  16. Shaka when the walls fell...

    Sorry wrong message board

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  17. fleshrum April in Kalos...
    fleshrum

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    I KNOW WHAT THAT IZZZ
     
  18. blackjack61105 Aspiring Trainer
    blackjack61105

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    Egglet is already a thing so I don't think it matters much