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
Trevenant & Dusknoir-GXSM21710/18/2019
BuzzwoleSM21811/15/2019
EnteiSM21911/15/2019
PhioneSM22011/15/2019
BlacephalonSM22111/15/2019
MismagiusSM22211/15/2019
TerrakionSM223Upon Release
CelebiSM22411/15/2019
VictiniSM225Upon Release
Venusaur & Snivy-GXSM22911/15/2019
Charizard & Braixen-GXSM23011/15/2019
Pikachu-GXSM23211/15/2019
Eevee-GXSM233Upon Release
PikachuSM23411/15/2019
EeveeSM23511/15/2019

Available Promo Cards

CardCard Number
Solgaleo-GXSM16
Lunala-GXSM17
Pheromosa-GXSM66
Celesteela-GXSM67
Xurkitree-GXSM68
Champions FestivalSM78
Silvally-GXSM91
Wash RotomSM94
LucarioSM95
HeatranSM96
GumshoosSM97
PikachuSM98
MimikyuSM99
Lucario-GXSM100
Dawn Wings Necrozma-GXSM101
Dusk Mane Necrozma-GXSM102
Lunala-GXSM103
Solgaleo-GXSM104
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
Naganadel-GXSM125
Ultra Necrozma-GXSM126
Alolan SandslashSM127
Alolan NinetalesSM128
KyogreSM129
ManectricSM130
CelesteelaSM131
DelcattySM132
Thundurus-GXSM133
Tornadus-GXSM134
LatiasSM135
LatiosSM136
Reshiram-GXSM137
Zekrom-GXSM138
Salamence-GXSM139
SalamenceSM140
White Kyurem-GXSM141
KyuremSM142
MoltresSM143
ArticunoSM144
ZapdosSM145
Leafeon-GXSM146
Glaceon-GXSM147
Champions FestivalSM148
SuicuneSM149
RaikouSM150
GiratinaSM151
Tapu LeleSM152
RowletSM153
SalanditSM154
Kingdra-GXSM155
Dragonite-GXSM156
PikachuSM157
CharizardSM158
ZapdosSM159
NidoqueenSM160
JirachiSM161
PikachuSM162
MimikyuSM163
DeoxysSM164
Ultra NecrozmaSM165
Magikarp & Wailord-GXSM166
Celebi & Venusaur-GXSM167
Pikachu & Zekrom-GXSM168
Eevee & Snorlax-GXSM169
Detective PikachuSM170
Flareon-GXSM171
Vaporeon-GXSM172
Jolteon-GXSM173
Eevee-GXSM174
Eevee-GXSM175
Eevee-GXSM176
MeltanSM177
Melmetal-GXSM178
VolcanionSM179
StakatakaSM180
MelmetalSM181
PersianSM182
PikachuSM183
EeveeSM184
TyphlosionSM185
FlareonSM186
Alolan Marowak-GXSM187
Kangaskhan-GXSM188
Blastoise-GXSM189
Detective PikachuSM190
Mewtwo & Mew-GXSM191
Lucario & Melmetal-GXSM192
Garchomp & Giratina-GXSM193
Detective PikachuSM194
Charizard-GXSM195
Mewtwo-GXSM196
Greninja-GXSM197
BulbasaurSM198
PsyduckSM199
SnubbullSM200
Reshiram & Charizard-GXSM201
AmoongussSM202
Tapu FiniSM203
NecrozmaSM204
TerrakionSM205
PikachuSM206
SudowoodoSM207
VikavoltSM208
StakatakaSM209
Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GXSM210
Charizard-GXSM211
Gyarados-GXSM212
Raichu-GXSM213
MewtwoSM214
MewSM215
Porygon-Z-GXSM216
Champions FestivalSM231



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

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