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A '''rotation''' in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] is when several sets are removed from [[Pokémon Organized Play]] (POP), usually because they are too old and would not be compatible with newer sets or rules. Rotations almost always occur directly following the TCG World Championships and remove four or more sets. If a set is "removed," that means a player is no longer able to use any card in that set in their deck. This rule only applies to {{TCG|Modified format}}. In {{TCG|Unlimited format}}, players may use any card from any set in their decks.
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A '''rotation''' in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] is when several sets are removed from [[Play! Pokémon]] sanctioned events, generally because they are too old and would not be compatible with newer sets or rules. Rotations almost always occur directly following the [[World Championships]] and remove four or more sets. If a set is rotated, that means a player may no longer use any card from that set in their deck (with exceptions; see below). This rule only applies to {{TCG|Modified format}}. In {{TCG|Unlimited format}}, players may use any card from any set in their decks.
   
 
==Legal cards from rotated sets==
 
==Legal cards from rotated sets==
Some cards in sets that are part of the current rotation are reprints of cards that appeared in older rotations. If a card is included as part of any set in the current rotation, any version of that card is legal for tournament play. For example, {{TCG ID|EX Sandstorm|Rare Candy|88}} has been a part of every rotation since it was printed. Thus, older versions of Rare Candy, even those from rotated sets like EX Sandstorm and Great Encounters are still legal cards. Similarly, basic energy cards from old, rotated sets are still allowed in tournament play.
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Some cards in sets that are part of the current rotation are reprints of cards that appeared in older rotations. If a card is included as part of any set in the current rotation, any version of that card is legal for tournament play. For example, at least one version of {{TCG ID|EX Sandstorm|Rare Candy|88}} has been legal in every modified format since it was printed. Thus, older versions of Rare Candy, even those from rotated sets like {{TCG|EX Sandstorm}} and {{TCG|Great Encounters}}, are still legal cards. Similarly, basic {{TCG|Energy card}}s from all sets are still allowed in tournament play.
   
In cases where a card is reprinted with significant text changes, the player playing the card must include a copy of the card for reference. For example, the {{TCG ID|Base Set|Energy Retrieval|81}} printed in {{TCG|Black & White}} is different from the original print in {{TCG|Base Set}}. A player would be permitted to include the Base Set print of Energy Retrieval in their deck for tournament play, but would be required to provide a copy of the Black & White print as reference.
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In cases where a card is reprinted with significant text changes, the player playing the card must have a new copy of the card on hand. For example, the effect of {{TCG ID|Base Set|Energy Retrieval|81}} printed in {{TCG|Black & White}} is very different from the original print in {{TCG|Base Set}}. A player would be permitted to include the Base Set print of Energy Retrieval in their deck for tournament play, but would be required to provide a copy of the Black & White print as reference.
   
 
==Current rotation==
 
==Current rotation==
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* {{TCG|Supreme Victors}}
 
* {{TCG|Supreme Victors}}
 
* {{TCG|Platinum: Arceus|Arceus}}
 
* {{TCG|Platinum: Arceus|Arceus}}
 
===Expansions that are part of the current rotation ===
 
 
* {{TCG|HeartGold & SoulSilver}}
 
* {{TCG|HeartGold & SoulSilver}}
 
* {{TCG|Unleashed}}
 
* {{TCG|Unleashed}}
 
* {{TCG|Undaunted}}
 
* {{TCG|Undaunted}}
 
* {{TCG|Triumphant}}
 
* {{TCG|Triumphant}}
 
 
* {{TCG|Call of Legends}}
 
* {{TCG|Call of Legends}}
   
* {{TCG|HGSS Black Star Promos}}
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===Expansions that are part of the current rotation ===
 
 
* {{TCG|Black & White}}
 
* {{TCG|Black & White}}
 
* {{TCG|BW Black Star Promos}}
 
* {{TCG|BW Black Star Promos}}
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* {{TCG|Next Destinies}}
 
* {{TCG|Next Destinies}}
 
* {{TCG|Dark Explorers}}
 
* {{TCG|Dark Explorers}}
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* {{TCG|Dragons Exalted}}
 
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{{Project TCG notice}}
 
{{Project TCG notice}}

Revision as of 23:09, 27 August 2012

A rotation in the Pokémon Trading Card Game is when several sets are removed from Play! Pokémon sanctioned events, generally because they are too old and would not be compatible with newer sets or rules. Rotations almost always occur directly following the World Championships and remove four or more sets. If a set is rotated, that means a player may no longer use any card from that set in their deck (with exceptions; see below). This rule only applies to Modified format. In Unlimited format, players may use any card from any set in their decks.

Legal cards from rotated sets

Some cards in sets that are part of the current rotation are reprints of cards that appeared in older rotations. If a card is included as part of any set in the current rotation, any version of that card is legal for tournament play. For example, at least one version of Rare Candy has been legal in every modified format since it was printed. Thus, older versions of Rare Candy, even those from rotated sets like EX Sandstorm and Great Encounters, are still legal cards. Similarly, basic Energy cards from all sets are still allowed in tournament play.

In cases where a card is reprinted with significant text changes, the player playing the card must have a new copy of the card on hand. For example, the effect of Energy Retrieval printed in Black & White is very different from the original print in Base Set. A player would be permitted to include the Base Set print of Energy Retrieval in their deck for tournament play, but would be required to provide a copy of the Black & White print as reference.

Current rotation

Expansions that have been rotated out

Expansions that are part of the current rotation



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