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2015 Play! Pokémon formats announced

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New formats to begin September 3
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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Update August 5, 2014:  The Pokémon.com article detailing the rotation has modified the included sets. The XY Trainer Kit and McDonald's Collection 2014 were added to Standard and Expanded, the McDonald's Collection 2012 was removed from Standard, and the Black & White Trainer Kit and McDonald's Collection 2011 were added to Expanded. Additionally, the new cut off for legal BW Black Star Promos is BW51+ and not BW55+.



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Play! Pokémon has announced that the 2015 Standard format of the Pokémon Trading Card Game will be Boundaries Crossed-on. Only Black Star Promo Cards BW55 and higher or XY01 and higher will be permitted.

In addition, a new format, the Expanded format, will be introduced at the same time. This format will be Black & White-on and allow all BW Black Star Promos and XY Black Star Promos.

While the 2015 season officially started on July 14, 2014, this rotation will not occur until September 3, 2014. As such, the 2014 World Championships will still use the 2014 Standard format.

There are several errors listed on the Pokémon.com article

Expansions permitted in the 2015 Standard format

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

Expansions permitted in the 2015 Expanded format

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