Single-Type Showdown EX (Free Entry; 70 FST)
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Organized by PTCGO League
Custom format
Special Rules
  • Monotype


All players welcome! Please join the PTCGO League Discord Server

Free Entry! Tournament is sponsored by Card Cavern Trading Cards

Please carefully read the complete Deck Rules. Thank you!


This tournament is played live on Thursday, November 18 @ 8:30pm EST.

  1. Registration & Decklist Submission closes at 8:20pm EST (10 minutes before the start of the event) so that the organizer may perform deck checks. Anyone who has not submitted a valid decklist at that time will be dropped.

  2. You'll also need to complete Check-In (opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the event).

Please keep your Dashboard open during the event. Thank you!


In addition to the requirements below, your deck must be legal in the TCG's Expanded Format.

Note: Cards from the new Fusion Strike expansion are allowed as long as they meet all criteria below.


Choose ONE eligible Pokemon type listed below. All Pokemon in your deck must be that type.

  • Darkness
  • Fairy
  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Grass
  • Lightning
  • Metal
  • Psychic
  • Water

Pokemon-EX (including Mega Evolutions) are allowed to be used.
All other Pokemon with a Rule Box are NOT permitted.

Special Pokemon Bans:
The cards below are not allowed in your deck.

  • Excadrill (UNM 119)
  • All Pokemon-BREAK
  • All Pokemon-GX
  • All Pokemon-V
  • All Prism Stars


You may use any Expanded-legal Trainer cards, with the exception of cards listed on the special ban list below.

Special Trainer Bans:
The cards below are not allowed in your deck.

  • Lillie's Poke Doll
  • Robo Substitute
  • Scoop Up Net
  • All ACE SPECs
  • All Prism Stars


You may only use Basic Energy that corresponds with the Pokemon type you selected.

(Example: If you chose Fairy-type Pokemon, then you must only use basic Fairy energy).

Special Energy is NOT permitted.


PHASE 1: Swiss Rounds

  • BO1: You'll play a single game against your opponent.
  • Rounds are 25 minutes long (any incomplete matches will be scored a loss)
  • Top 4 players advance to the next phase.

PHASE 2: Top Cut

  • BO3: The first player to win 2 individual games is the match winner.
  • Rounds are 50 minutes long. If a match runs over time, the player who is currently ahead (first in games won, and then in prize cards taken) will be declared the winner. (If tied, players will play until the next prize card is taken.)


Check In Policy: Players must CHECK-IN within the first 5 minutes of each round. Failure to do so will result in a game loss. In an effort to ensure as many players as possible are paired with active opponents, those who fail to check in may be dropped. If you miss a round by accident but still intend to play in future rounds, it's your responsibility to make the organizers aware that you wish to continue in the event.

Deck Sharing ON: The Deck List Sharing feature must always be turned ON in the game settings.

Match Timers ON: When you challenge your opponent you must always enable the Timed Match option.

Going First/Second: The winner of the coin flip decides who goes first for Game 1. For Games 2 & 3 in best-of-three matches, the loser of the prior game gets to decide who goes first. (In cases where the winner of the previous game wins the coin flip and selects the wrong option by accident, the opponent is entitled to request a restart of the affected game).

Wrong Deck Selected: If a player chooses the wrong deck by accident, they must declare so immediately before any actions are taken. If Deck Sharing is on, the opposing player should be able to verify that the deck was in fact incorrect and the game should be replayed. If any conditions above are not met, the result is a game loss.

Illegal Decklist: If a player is discovered to have submitted a deck that does not comply with the rules, they will be dropped from the event without exception. It is the player’s responsibility to submit a legal decklist in advance; no changes of any kind are allowed once the event has started.

Disconnections/Leaving a Game: In the event of a disconnect, the timer will continue to run while the player attempts to reconnect. If the game ends the match due to inactivity or a player leaves the game for any other reason, it is considered a game loss.

Need Help?: Please notify the organizer immediately if you have any concerns. Use the Request a Judge button here on Limitless or get in touch with @rabidragon on our league's Discord.


Prizes are PTCGO codes as outlined below.

1st: 30 Fusion Strike
2nd: 20 Fusion Strike
3rd-4th: 10 Fusion Strike

Tournament prizing is provided by Card Cavern Trading Cards. Codes will be delivered to players here on Limitless (go to History > Rewards following the conclusion of the event).

Tournament Structure

5 Swiss Rounds - BO1
25 minutes per round
5 minute round check-in
4 players advance to the next phase
Top Cut
2 Single Elimination Rounds - BO3
50 minutes per round
5 minute round check-in
Wins are worth 1 match point, ties 0