Pokémon TCG Promo Card Legality Status

There is a brief waiting period after a new Pokémon TCG card is introduced before it is eligible for use in Play! Pokémon competitions. This waiting period gives players an opportunity to understand and practice with the new card. Pokémon TCG promo cards such as those found in special collections will be legal on the first or third Friday of the month after the product is released.

The following tables show the first date in which upcoming cards can be used, as well as showing which promo cards introduced as of January 1, 2017, are already legal in a Play! Pokémon competitive event.

Upcoming Promo Cards

CardCard NumberLegal Date
Lunala-GXSM10310/19/2018
Solgaleo-GXSM10410/19/2018
LatiasSM1359/21/2018
LatiosSM1369/21/2018
Reshiram-GXSM137Upon Release
Zekrom-GXSM13811/2/2018
Leafeon-GXSM146Upon Release
Glaceon-GXSM147Upon Release
Kingdra-GXSM155Upon Release
Dragonite-GXSM156Upon Release

Available Promo Cards

CardCard Number
RockruffSM06
PikipekSM07
LittenSM08
TogedemaruSM09
ShiinoticSM10
BruxishSM11
PassimianSM12
OranguruSM13
Lycanroc-GXSM14
ZygardeSM15
Solgaleo-GXSM16
Lunala-GXSM17
Alolan SandslashSM18
OricorioSM19
MudsdaleSM20
DrampaSM21
RowletSM22
LittenSM23
PopplioSM24
LurantisSM25
TsareenaSM26
TurtonatorSM27
VikavoltSM28
MimikyuSM29
Tapu KokoSM30
Tapu KokoSM31
Tapu Bulu-GXSM32
Tapu Koko-GXSM33
Bewear-GXSM34
Espeon-GXSM35
Umbreon-GXSM36
Decidueye-GXSM37
Incineroar-GXSM38
Primarina-GXSM39
Jangmo-oSM40
KomalaSM41
CosmogSM42
Alolan MeowthSM43
TogedemaruSM44
Tapu LeleSM45
SeviperSM46
CrabominableSM47
ZygardeSM48
BewearSM49
Tapu Koko-GXSM50
Alolan MeowthSM51
GolisopodSM52
DhelmiseSM53
LucarioSM54
DecidueyeSM55
Tsareena-GXSM56
Ho-Oh-GXSM57
Necrozma-GXSM58
Marshadow-GXSM59
Charizard-GXSM60
Tapu BuluSM61
Golisopod-GXSM62
Salazzle-GXSM63
SilvallySM64
Alolan RaichuSM65
Pheromosa-GXSM66
Celesteela-GXSM67
Xurkitree-GXSM68
Buzzwole-GXSM69
Shining Ho-OhSM70
Kommo-o-GXSM71
Alolan RaichuSM72
SalazzleSM73
RegirockSM74
RegisteelSM75
PikachuSM76
MewtwoSM77
Champions FestivalSM78
Shining CelebiSM79
Ho-Oh-GXSM80
PikachuSM81
Shining LugiaSM82
ZoruaSM83
Zoroark-GXSM84
MarshadowSM85
PikachuSM86
LatiasSM87
LatiosSM88
ZoroarkSM89
Raichu-GXSM90
Silvally-GXSM91
Tapu FiniSM92
MarshadowSM93
Wash RotomSM94
LucarioSM95
HeatranSM96
GumshoosSM97
PikachuSM98
MimikyuSM99
Lucario-GXSM100
Dawn Wings Necrozma-GXSM101
Dusk Mane Necrozma-GXSM102
LycanrocSM105
Dawn Wings NecrozmaSM106
Dusk Mane NecrozmaSM107
Ash's PikachuSM108
Ash's PikachuSM109
Ash's PikachuSM110
Ash's PikachuSM111
Ash's PikachuSM112
Ash's PikachuSM113
Ash's PikachuSM114
PheromosaSM115
XurkitreeSM116
MalamarSM117
LycanrocSM118
ExeggcuteSM119
RockruffSM120
Raikou-GXSM121
Zygarde-GXSM122
Dawn Wings NecrozmaSM123
Dusk Mane NecrozmaSM124
Naganadel-GXSM125
Alolan SandslashSM127
Alolan NinetalesSM128
KyogreSM129
ManectricSM130
CelesteelaSM131
DelcattySM132
Thundurus-GXSM133
Tornadus-GXSM134
Champions FestivalSM148

Cards SM01–SM05 are also currently legal in the Standard format.



View all Standard format-legal promo cards in the Pokémon TCG card database.

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