What cards are legal in the current TCG formats?

Standard Format

2020 Standard Format (as of December 26th)

The Standard format for the 2020 season consists of the following:

(SM94+)
  • Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism and any expansions released afterward (including Dragon Majesty, Detective Pikachu, and Hidden Fates)
  • Black Star Promo cards numbered SM94 and up
  • Any older cards reprinted in the above sets

Cards from McDonald’s Collections are legal in the Standard format if they’re functionally identical to a card that is currently legal in the Standard format. For example, Magnemite (McDonald’s Collection 2018, 8/12) is functionally the same card as Magnemite from Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism, so it can still be used in the Standard format.

New expansions become legal for tournament play on the third Friday of the month they are released.

Expanded Format

2020 Expanded Format (as of December 26th)

The Expanded format for the 2020 season consists of the following:

(BW01+,XY01+,SM01+)
  • Black & White and any expansions released afterward, including:
    • Generations
    • Double Crisis
    • Dragon Vault
    • Shining Legends
    • Dragon Majesty
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Hidden Fates
    • Black & White Trainer Kit and any Trainer Kits released afterward
    • McDonald’s Collection 2011 and later
  • Black Star Promo cards numbered BW01 and up, XY01 and up, and SM01 and up
  • Any older cards reprinted in the above sets