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Expanded format (TCG)

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It remains to be seen if [[Play! Pokémon]] will ever rotate sets out of the Expanded format, as they currently do with {{TCG|Standard format}}. Additional expansions are added to the current {{TCG|Rotation}} three weeks after they are released in the United States. Starting from 2016, they were added to the current Rotation on the third Friday in the month of release.
If a card in an Expanded-legal expansion is a [[Reprinted card|reprint]] of an older card, all prints of the card can be played in an Expanded-legal expansion-legal deck (e.g. {{TCG|Base SetAquapolis}} {{TCG ID|Base SetAquapolis|DoubleEnergy Colorless EnergySwitch|96120}}). However, some cards significantly differ in wording between older prints and newer prints (e.g. {{TCG ID|Base SetAquapolis|CharizardPokémon Fan Club|4130}} from the {{TCG|Base SetAquapolis}} compared to its {{TCG|StormfrontUltra Prism}} iteration); those cards cannot be used in sanctioned tournaments. The exception is cards that have received errata (e.g. {{TCG|Base Set}} {{TCG ID|Base Set|Potion|94}}); all printings of cards with errata may be used in sanctioned tournaments.
[[Play! Pokémon]] requires players to play with cards printed in their region's official language (for example<nowiki>:</nowiki> players in {{pmin|the United States}} are restricted to English cards only, whereas players in {{pmin|Canada}} can use both English cards and French cards).