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
Detective PikachuSM170Upon Release
Reshiram & Charizard-GXSM201Upon Release
AmoongussSM202
8/16/2019
Tapu FiniSM203
8/16/2019
NecrozmaSM2048/16/2019
TerrakionSM2058/16/2019
PikachuSM2068/16/2019
SudowoodoSM2078/16/2019
VikavoltSM208Upon Release
StakatakaSM209Upon Release
MewtwoSM214Upon Release
MewSM215Upon 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
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
Dawn Wings NecrozmaSM123
Dusk Mane NecrozmaSM124
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
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
Detective PikachuSM194
Charizard-GXSM195
Mewtwo-GXSM196
Greninja-GXSM197
BulbasaurSM198
PsyduckSM199
SnubbullSM200

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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