Pokémon Organized Play Tournament Rules

Official Rule Books

Each year the Pokémon Company announces the rules for the current season of official tournament play. All players are to be familiar with the rules official tournament play for the current year before participating in sanctioned matches. Changes and additions generally occur each year and a PDF is published on the official Pokémon website for players to read. Below are links to those official PDF rule files.

Rule Book Season Revised Link to Rules
Play! Pokémon TCG Tournament Rules and Formats 2017 2016-05-18 Click Here (PDF)
Play! Pokémon TCG Tournament Rules and Formats 2016-2017 2016-04-19 Click Here (PDF)
Play! Pokémon TCG Tournament Rules and Formats 2014-2015 2014-09-01 Click Here (PDF)
Play! Pokémon TCG Tournament Rules and Formats 2013-2014 2013-09-01 Click Here (PDF)
Play! Pokémon TCG Tournament Rules and Formats 2012-2013 2012-11-01 Click Here (PDF)
Pokémon Organized Play Official Tournament Formats 2011-2012 2011-09-19 Click Here (PDF)
Pokémon Organized Play Tournament Rules 2009-2010 2009-09-01 Click Here (PDF)

Set Rule Books

Logo Set Link to Rules
logo SM2 Click Here (PDF)
logo SM1 Click Here (PDF)
logo XY8 Click Here (PDF)
logo XY5 Click Here (PDF)
logo XY4 Click Here (PDF)
logo XY1 Click Here (PDF)
logo XY Click Here (PDF)
logo BW Plasma Storm Click Here (PDF)
logo BW Next Destinies Click Here (PDF)
logo Black and White Click Here (PDF)
logo Call of Legends Click Here (PDF)
logo HS Triumphant Click Here (PDF)
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