2019-20 Standard format (TCG)

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The 2019-20 Standard format of the Pokémon Trading Card Game is the current Standard format. It has been used (alongside the current Expanded format) for Play! Pokémon organized play and in most sanctioned tournaments worldwide since August 15, 2019. It is also used in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

Play period

The 2018-19 Standard format was announced on April 18, 2019, rotating out sets from Sun & Moon to Crimson Invasion.

  • Worldwide: August 15, 2019 to August 28, 2020

Rotated expansions

Sun & Moon Series

Black Star Promos

McDonald's Collection

Legal expansions

Sun & Moon Series

Sword & Shield Series

Black Star Promos

Change on "McDonald's Collection" expansions' legality

Up to this point in time, all cards releases as part of a McDonald's campaign were included in special expansions called "McDonald's Collection", with their own rarity, numbering and legality. As to avoid unintentional reprints, starting this season all cards from said expansions are legal in the Standard format only if they're functionally identical to a card from either a regular expansion or a Black Star Promo that is currently legal in said format.[1]

Premier events

  • 2020 World Championships

External links


  1. 2020 Season Pokémon TCG Format Rotation. Pokémon Official Site. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2020.