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
Pikachu VSWSH061Upon Release
Galarian Mr. RimeSWSH079Upon Release
DedenneSWSH080Upon Release
PolteageistSWSH081Upon Release
BunnelbySWSH082Upon Release
Eldegoss VSWSH084Upon Release
Boltund VSWSH085Upon Release
Cramorant VSWSH086Upon Release
Eevee VMAXSWSH0873/5/2021
Venusaur VSWSH1002/19/2021
Blastoise VSWSH1012/19/2021

Available Promo Cards

CardCard Number
Champions FestivalSM78
Champions FestivalSM148
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
Trevenant & Dusknoir-GXSM217
BuzzwoleSM218
EnteiSM219
PhioneSM220
BlacephalonSM221
MismagiusSM222
TerrakionSM223
CelebiSM224
VictiniSM225
CharizardSM226
PikachuSM227
Armored MewtwoSM228
Venusaur & Snivy-GXSM229
Charizard & Braixen-GXSM230
Champions FestivalSM231
Pikachu-GXSM232
Eevee-GXSM233
PikachuSM234
EeveeSM235
Alolan Sandslash-GXSM236
LeafeonSM237
GlaceonSM238
Carracosta-GXSM239
Espeon & Deoxys-GXSM240
Umbreon & Darkrai-GXSM241
Eevee-GXSM242
RegigigasSM243
AipomSM244
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 VSWSH063
Eternatus VSWSH064
Eevee VSWSH065
CharizardSWSH066
DonphanSWSH067
SnorlaxSWSH068
LugiaSWSH069
GrookeySWSH070
ScorbunnySWSH071
VaporeonSWSH072
SobbleSWSH073
Special Delivery PikachuSWSH074
Zacian VSWSH076
Zamazenta VSWSH077
Orbeetle VSWSH078
Alakazam VSWSH083



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