Standard Format Rotation Announced for April, Expanded Remains Neglected

As expected, TPCi has announced all cards with regulation mark “E” will rotate out of the Standard format on April 5th, 2024. They won’t be legal for tournament play.

This means we’ll lose cards from March 2021’s Battle Styles through November 2021’s Fusion Strike. You can see a list of important cards we’ll lose on JustInBasil.

Only cards with an “F” regulation mark or later will be allowed for tournament play. This means most cards from February 2022’s Brilliant Stars and later will remain legal.

Temporal Forces becomes legal April 5th, which is why rotation will occur then. It will be the first set to contain “H” cards.

For Pokemon Trading Card Game Live, rotation will occur two weeks earlier on March 21st. This is the same day Temporal Forces will be added to the game. This will allow online players to test the new format ahead of in-person events.

No changes were announced for the Expanded format. However, it appears the format is being neglected by TPCi. Organizers haven’t been able to sanction Premier Events under Expanded since before Covid. The recent Scoop Up Net ban for Japan’s Expanded format also hasn’t been announced overseas.

(This news story was so predictable I wrote it word-for-word two months ago.)

animegamer520

Aspiring Trainer
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Lol it's so funny you pretend to be a reliable source and openly mock us for having withheld the info for 2 months. You suck. Your loyalty is to us, not TPCi
 

piyuv

Aspiring Trainer
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It’s going to be a big shakeup with battle vip pass going out. I expect charizard ex to keep dominating after rotation.

Good thing EU championship ends before the rotation, I’ll be able to play my deck in those.

Also rip fusion mew, I’ll miss you.
 
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Platinum Espresso

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I won't miss Path to the Peak, it's always annoying to see played down because it just denies options like Lumineon and Greninja. Every deck I've played has primary cards that hate it.
 

Yaginku

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There'll be a few around, notably Regieleki and Kyurem. Not many others, and neither of those have seen much play lately, but still
My bad, got too excited too quickly. Notably there's Arceus VSTAR, Lugia VSTAR, Lost Zone of course and a few other cards that never should have been printed.
 
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Yaginku

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Those are VSTAR and not VMAX :p
lmao so first I said "VMAX" as a shorthand for "VMAX + VSTAR", then I corrected myself and it turned out I was almost right the first time.
Should have said "V Pokemon" from the beginning and be confidently wrong.
 

angooseburger

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My bad, got too excited too quickly. Notably there's Arceus VMAX, Lugia VMAX, Lost Zone of course and a few other cards that never should have been printed.
Not sure if you're trolling but those are vstar pokemon... lost zone box does get hit by a nerf as you won't be able to get greninja or Cram without using a nest ball
 

Gameguard

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It’s going to be a big shakeup with battle vip pass going out. I expect charizard ex to keep dominating after rotation.

Good thing EU championship end before the rotation, I’ll be able to play my deck in those.

Also rip fusion mew, I’ll miss you.
Well guess u won't be playing the deck euic is day of rotation
 

runjaimerun

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importantly, they included the following in this year's rotation announcement!! no more dangerous misinformation being spread about multiple regulation marks rotating at once. there was a professor locally that was telling new players that E and F were rotating together and they shouldn't even bother with building any decks with those cards in them.
 

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