Pokémon TCG: New Cards Banned in Expanded Format

The Japanese Pokémon TCG website has announced six more banned cards for the Japanese Expanded format (BLW+). This update will take place on January 22nd.

The newly added cards had previously been banned from the International Expanded format. Sableye, Milotic, Shaymin-EX, and Oranguru were banned during the Autumn 2020 update. Hex Maniac and Puzzle of Time were banned over two years ago.

With other updates like the Regulation Marks and phasing out Theme Decks, these bans bring the Japanese and International Expanded formats closer together. Currently only Lusamine from Crimson Invasion and Wally from Roaring Skies remain unbanned in Japan.


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