2018-19 Standard format (TCG)

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Standard formats


The 2018-19 Standard format of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, formally called the Modified format, is the current Standard format used (alongside the current Expanded format) for Play! Pokémon organized play and in most sanctioned tournaments worldwide. It is also used in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

Play period

The 2018-19 Standard format was announced on May 15, 2018, rotating out all sets from the XY BREAK Series.

  • Worldwide: August 28, 2018 to September 1, 2019[1]

Rotated expansions


Black Star Promos

McDonald's Collection

Legal expansions

Sun & Moon Series

Black Star Promos

McDonald's Collection

Premier events

  • 2018-2019 League Cups
  • 2018-2019 Regional Championships (On several locations worldwide)
  • 2019 Latin America International Championships
  • 2019 Oceania International Championships
  • 2019 Europe International Championships
  • 2019 North America International Championships
  • 2019 World Championships

External links


  1. Temptative date, to be confirmed once the 2019-20 Standard format is revealed