2018-19 Standard format (TCG)

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The 2018-19 Standard format of the Pokémon Trading Card Game is the Standard format that was used (alongside the Expanded format) for Play! Pokémon organized play and in most sanctioned tournaments worldwide from August 2018 to August 2019. It was also used in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

Play period

The 2018-19 Standard format was announced on May 15, 2018, rotating out all remaining sets from the XY Series.

  • Worldwide: August 28, 2018 to August 15, 2019[1]

Rotated expansions

XY Series

Black Star Promos

McDonald's Collection

Legal expansions

Sun & Moon Series

Black Star Promos

McDonald's Collection

Premier events

  • 2018-2019 League Cups
  • 2018-2019 Regional Championships (On several locations worldwide)
  • 2019 Latin America International Championships
  • 2019 Oceania International Championships
  • 2019 Europe International Championships
  • 2019 North America International Championships


  • Starting with this format's season, every World Championships event is held right after the annual rotation; as a result, there was no such event in this format.

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