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The official website announced what cards will be in the Standard and Expanded formats for the 2016 Play! Pokémon Season.
The 2016 Play! Pokémon season started on July 13, 2015.
Pokémon TCG Format Rotation for 2016
Find out what cards will be in the Standard and Expanded formats for the 2016 Play! Pokémon Season.
In the interest of maintaining a healthy tournament environment, Pokémon Organized Play begins each new tournament season by removing older expansions from Standard format competition. Each annual rotation challenges existing players to create new strategies while enabling new players to get involved in Play! Pokémon events with minimal investment.

The 2016 Play! Pokémon season starts on July 13, 2015, so players can start on earning their way toward the 2016 Pokémon World Championships. However, the format rotation will not occur until September 1, 2015. Importantly, this means that the 2015 Pokémon World Championships will use the 2015 format and rules as currently listed, rather than using the new Standard format for 2016.

Also, please note that Lysandre’s Trump Card (XY—Phantom Forces, 99/119 and 118/119) will continue to be banned for the 2016 Play! Pokémon season.

The Standard format for the 2016 season will consist of the following expansions:

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XY—Kalos Starter Set

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XY

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XY—Flashfire

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XY—Furious Fists

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XY—Phantom Forces

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XY—Primal Clash

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Double Crisis

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XY—Roaring Skies

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XY—Ancient Origins

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McDonald’s Collection 2014

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XY: Trainer Kit

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Black Star Promo Cards: XY01 and higher

Additional expansions become legal three weeks after they are released in the United States.

The Expanded Format for 2016

In 2016 we will not be removing older expansions from the Expanded format. Players should double-check what format is being used before deciding which deck to bring to their local events.

The Expanded format for the 2016 season will consist of the following expansions:

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Black & White


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Black & White—Emerging Powers

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Black & White—Noble Victories

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Black & White—Next Destinies

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Black & White—Dark Explorers

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Black & White—Dragon Vault

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Black & White—Dragons Exalted

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Black & White—Boundaries Crossed

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Black & White—Plasma Storm

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Black & White—Plasma Freeze


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Black & White—Plasma Blast

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Black & White—Legendary Treasures

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BW: Trainer Kit

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XY—Kalos Starter Set

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XY—Kalos Starter Set

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XY

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XY—Flashfire

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XY—Furious Fists

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XY—Phantom Forces

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XY—Primal Clash

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Double Crisis

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XY—Roaring Skies

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XY—Ancient Origins

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McDonald’s Collection 2011

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McDonald’s Collection 2012

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McDonald’s Collection 2014

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XY: Trainer Kit

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Black Star Promo Cards: BW01 and higher, XY01 and higher.

Additional expansions become legal three weeks after they are released in the United States.
 
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