Standard Rotation in Early 2023, Some Cards Banned for Worlds!
Pokemon.com has announced the next Standard format rotation will take place in early 2023. (In the past, the rotation has always occurred in August or September.) No specific date has been announced yet. When the rotation occurs, all cards with a “D” regulation mark will no longer be legal.
This means the latest set for Worlds 2022 will be July’s Pokemon GO set, as implied in our Lost Origin news story the other day. All cards with a “D” regulation mark will be legal.
Pokemon.com also announced the following cards — all “special” promos — are banned from Worlds 2022. This is because they were not released worldwide:
- Special Delivery Pikachu (Black Star Promo, SWSH074)
- Lance’s Charizard V (Black Star Promo, SWSH133)
- Dark Sylveon V (Black Star Promo, SWSH134)
- Special Delivery Bidoof (Black Star Promo, SWSH177)
- Pikachu on the Ball (Pokémon Futsal, 001/005)
- Eevee on the Ball (Pokémon Futsal, 002/005)
- Grookey on the Ball (Pokémon Futsal, 003/005)
- Scorbunny on the Ball (Pokémon Futsal, 004/005)
- Sobble on the Ball (Pokémon Futsal, 005/005)