March 12, 2020

Major Play! Pokémon Rules and Regulations Revisions

The Play! Pokémon rules documents have been thoroughly updated and restructured.

Pokémon Organized Play has reviewed and made significant updates to the rules and regulations that govern Play! Pokémon activities. These rules have been reorganized into new documents that will hopefully make it easier to find the information you're looking for. It's important that all players and Professors familiarize themselves with the updates in these documents.

The Play! Pokémon rules now comprise four documents:

Additionally, the Play! Pokémon Rules & Resources page has been reformatted for easier navigation.

All versions of the Play! Pokémon General Event Rules, Play! Pokémon TCG Rules and Formats, Pokémon TCG Penalty Guidelines, Sanctioning Regulations, Tournament Operation Procedures, and League Rules and Guidance are now outdated, and will not be used going forward.

We'll continue to follow the events of the season and review the documents at regular intervals. Check back here at for notices of when documents have been updated.

Good luck, Trainers!

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