TPCi has announced Scoop Up Ban will be banned from the Expanded format on February 9th when Paldean Fates becomes legal:
Scoop Up Net was banned from the Expanded format. Scoop Up Net cannot be used on Pokémon V or Pokémon-GX, but it can be used on other Pokémon with a Rule Box. There are many dangerous combos with this card, and a new one was introduced with the Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift expansion.
The combination of Iron Valiant ex and Scoop Up Net allows the use of the Tachyon Bits Ability repeatedly, making it very possible to win the game on the first turn when going first. While this strategy isn’t guaranteed to be successful, it happens frequently enough to create an undesirable environment for the Expanded format. Scoop Up Net may lead to even more powerful combos in the future, so it is the card that was chosen to be banned.
The same ban was announced for Japan last October.
Although the format still exists, TPCi has not allowed Premier Events to be sanctioned under Expanded since before Covid. This has left players outside of Japan feeling like the format has been abandoned. Even Pokemon TCG Live only supports a half-baked, incomplete version of the format.