Pokémon TCG: Japanese Standard Rotation

PokémonJapan has announced their rotation for Standard. Until December 3rd B, C, and D regulation mark sets will still be legal. On December 4th E sets, which include the new Blastoise and Venusaur VMAX decks will be added to standard. Finally on January 22nd the format will rotate to C, D, and E sets only.

As we saw in the Champions League 2021 Master matches, having a more expanded format allowed for a larger variety of decks. This also explains why we have such terrible with balance after a rotation as testing is normally done using Japan's Standard format. Hopefully with the implementation of regulation marlins starting with Sword and Shield we may soon see a Global Standard format.

B Sets

  • Ultra Sun (sm5S)
  • Ultra Moon (sm5M)
  • Ultra Forces (sm5+)
  • Forbidden Light (sm6)
  • Dragon Storm (sm6a)
  • Champion Road (sm6b)
  • Charisma of the Wrecked Sky (sm7)
  • Thunderclap Spark (sm7a)
  • Fairy Rise (sm7b)
  • Explosive Impact (sm8)
  • Dark Order (sm8a)
  • GX Ultra Shiny (sm8b)

C Sets

  • Tag Bolt (sm9)
  • Night Unison (sm9a)
  • Full Metal Wall (sm9b)
  • Double Blaze (sm10)
  • GG End (sm10a)
  • Sky Legend (sm10b)
  • Great Detective Pikachu (sP2)
  • Miracle Twin (sm11)
  • Remix Bout (sm11a)
  • Dream League (sm11b)
  • Alter Genesis (sm12)
  • Tag All Stars (sm12a)

D sets

E Sets

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