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.

Note: Certain promo cards associated with the Celebrations expansion have a note saying that they cannot be used at official tournaments. These cards won't have a regulation mark. (Cards from the Celebrations expansion that can be used become legal on October 22, 2021.)


Upcoming Promo Cards

Card Card Number Legal Date
OricorioSWSH16811/26/2021
PyukumukuSWSH16911/26/2021
DeoxysSWSH17011/26/2021
LatiasSWSH17111/26/2021
EspeonSWSH17411/26/2021
Hoopa VSWSH17611/26/2021
Flareon VSWSH179Upon Release
Flareon VMAXSWSH180Upon Release
Vaporeon VSWSH181Upon Release
Vaporeon VMAXSWSH182Upon Release
Jolteon VSWSH183Upon Release
Jolteon VMAXSWSH184Upon Release

Available Promo Cards

Card Card Number
GrookeySWSH001
ScorbunnySWSH002
SobbleSWSH003
Meowth VSWSH004
Meowth VMAXSWSH005
RillaboomSWSH006
FrosmothSWSH007
Galarian PerrserkerSWSH008
CinccinoSWSH009
GossifleurSWSH010
WoolooSWSH011
MorpekoSWSH012
Galarian PonytaSWSH013
Rillaboom VSWSH014
Cinderace VSWSH015
Inteleon VSWSH016
Toxtricity VSWSH017
Zacian VSWSH018
Zamazenta VSWSH019
PikachuSWSH020
Polteageist VSWSH021
FlappleSWSH022
LuxraySWSH023
CoalossalSWSH024
GarbodorSWSH025
MantineSWSH026
NoctowlSWSH027
DuraludonSWSH028
RayquazaSWSH029
Copperajah VSWSH030
MorpekoSWSH031
SnorlaxSWSH032
ZacianSWSH033
ZamazentaSWSH034
DecidueyeSWSH035
ArctozoltSWSH036
HydreigonSWSH037
KangaskhanSWSH038
PikachuSWSH039
HatennaSWSH040
FlareonSWSH041
EeveeSWSH042
Galarian Sirfetch'd VSWSH043
Eternatus VSWSH044
Eternatus VMAXSWSH045
EldegossSWSH046
DrednawSWSH047
CentiskorchSWSH048
Dubwool VSWSH049
Charizard VSWSH050
LaprasSWSH051
GengarSWSH052
MachampSWSH053
CoalossalSWSH054
Hatterene VSWSH055
Morpeko VSWSH056
Grimmsnarl VSWSH057
AlcremieSWSH058
Galarian ObstagoonSWSH059
DuraludonSWSH060
Pikachu VSWSH061
Pikachu VMAXSWSH062
Pikachu VSWSH063
Eternatus VSWSH064
Eevee VSWSH065
CharizardSWSH066
DonphanSWSH067
SnorlaxSWSH068
LugiaSWSH069
GrookeySWSH070
ScorbunnySWSH071
VaporeonSWSH072
SobbleSWSH073
Special Delivery PikachuSWSH074
Zacian VSWSH076
Zamazenta VSWSH077
Orbeetle VSWSH078
Galarian Mr. RimeSWSH079
DedenneSWSH080
PolteageistSWSH081
BunnelbySWSH082
Alakazam VSWSH083
Eldegoss VSWSH084
Boltund VSWSH085
Cramorant VSWSH086
Eevee VMAXSWSH087
CherrimSWSH088
OctillerySWSH089
HoundoomSWSH090
BronzongSWSH091
CharmanderSWSH092
ArrokudaSWSH093
JolteonSWSH094
EeveeSWSH095
Dragapult VSWSH096
Dragapult VMAXSWSH097
Crobat VSWSH098
Crobat VMAXSWSH099
Venusaur VSWSH100
Blastoise VSWSH101
Venusaur VMAXSWSH102
Blastoise VMAXSWSH103
Victini VSWSH104
Gardevoir VSWSH105
Single Strike Urshifu VSWSH106
Rapid Strike Urshifu VSWSH107
Empoleon VSWSH108
Tyranitar VSWSH109
Crobat VSWSH110
Galarian Rapidash VSWSH111
CinderaceSWSH112
InteleonSWSH113
CresseliaSWSH114
PassimianSWSH115
MorpekoSWSH116
PhanpySWSH117
EeveeSWSH118
SnorlaxSWSH119
MarnieSWSH120
MarnieSWSH121
FlaaffySWSH122
Galarian ArticunoSWSH123
Galarian ZapdosSWSH124
Galarian MoltresSWSH125
Galarian SlowpokeSWSH126
EeveeSWSH127
EiscueSWSH128
UmbreonSWSH129
Ice Rider Calyrex VSWSH130
Shadow Rider Calyrex VSWSH131
Lance's Charizard VSWSH133
Dark Sylveon VSWSH134
Pikachu V-UNIONSWSH139
Pikachu V-UNIONSWSH140
Pikachu V-UNIONSWSH141
Pikachu V-UNIONSWSH142
Pikachu VSWSH143
Pikachu VSWSH145
Poké BallSWSH146
Rayquaza VSWSH147
Noivern VSWSH148
Flareon VSWSH149
Vaporeon VSWSH150
Jolteon VSWSH151
Dragonite VSWSH154
Greninja V-UNIONSWSH155
Greninja V-UNIONSWSH156
Greninja V-UNIONSWSH157
Greninja V-UNIONSWSH158
Mewtwo V-UNIONSWSH159
Mewtwo V-UNIONSWSH160
Mewtwo V-UNIONSWSH161
Mewtwo V-UNIONSWSH162
Zacian V-UNIONSWSH163
Zacian V-UNIONSWSH164
Zacian V-UNIONSWSH165
Zacian V-UNIONSWSH166
Professor BurnetSWSH167
TepigSWSH172
BlitzleSWSH173
EeveeSWSH175
Special Delivery BidoofSWSH177
Professor's Research (Professor Willow)SWSH178



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