|Organized by Retro Pokémon TCG|
|EX Series (RS–PK) format|
$135 in cash prizes are up for grabs! New to the EX format? Learn the basics here.
1st Place: $40 USD
2nd Place: $25 USD
3rd & 4th Place: $15 USD
5th–8th Place: $10 USD
Cash prizes sent via Paypal. Players may opt to receive PTCGO boosters instead of cash ($1 = 3 codes).
- Ruby & Sapphire
- Team Magma vs Team Aqua
Team Rocket Returns
- POP Series 1
- POP Series 2
- POP Series 3
- POP Series 4
- POP Series 5
Nintendo Black Star Promos 001–040
Minor BugsThe following cards contain bugs, but are still allowed in decks.
- Ampharos (Dragon Frontiers 1/101): Delta Veil does not properly convert Pokémon in your hand, deck or discard pile.
- Numel (Dragon 70/97): Kindle should deal 10 damage, but does not.
- Nidoqueen (FireRed LeafGreen 9/112): Maternal Bonds sometimes continues to remain in effect even after Nidoqueen leaves play.
- Beldum (Hidden Legends 54/101: Beldum occasionally cannot be evolved by Rare Candy.
- Chansey ex (Ruby & Sapphire 96/109): Chansey ex cannot evolve into Blissey ex.
- Scyther ex (Ruby & Sapphire 102/109): Scyther ex cannot evolve into Scizor ex.
- Eevee (Delta Species 68/113): Eevee's Metal Scoop allows the attacking player to attach any Energy from the discard pile.
- Nidoran♀ (FireRed LeafGreen 70/112): If no Basic Pokémon are revealed with Look for Friends, the bottom card of the deck is placed in the owner's hand.
The following cards contain significant bugs. These cards are not allowed in decks.
No cards are currently banned due to known bugs.
New Bugs Arising During Tournament
If any significant bugs are discovered during tournament play, a tournament admin may allow or direct any affected players to replace those cards with either Basic Energy cards, or in some instances, a similar card. For example, if a particular Magikarp was bugged and could not evolve into Gyarados, that player could be allowed to use a different Magikarp for the remainder of the event.
There is no Sudden Death feature. If Sudden Death should arise, it must be played played as a new game with 6 Prize cards. However, the first player to draw a prize will be declared winner. In Sudden Death, whenever possible, players must treat their Prize count as 1. For example, if a player uses Rocket's Admin., each player must opt to draw 1 card.
Spectating must be enabled for all tournament matches. Players are allowed to spectate any match, but are asked not to comment on a match in progress in a way that could affect a player's decisions.
In order to keep the tournament running, we ask players to begin their rounds as quickly as possible after they are posted. A player who has been queued for 5 minutes without an opponent must mark themselves the winner after confirming their opponent is not also queued.
Match Time Limits
To avoid unnecessary delays to the tournament, players may not extend match time if an opponent's game time expires. If your time expires, you lose the match, regardless of game state.
Unfortunately, major errors, including game crashes, sometimes occur. If you encounter this, do not restart your match, as this can unnecessarily delay the tournament. Instead, reach out to a tournament admin, who will do their best to find a solution that is fair to both players. Generally, game-breaking errors will award the win to the player that was leading in prizes when the crash occurred. (If the game was tied, the players may be directed to play a Sudden Death match.) However, if restarting the game is unlikely to cause any delays to the event, a tournament admin may allow the match to be replayed. If a game crash was caused by one player disconnecting (or any sort of exploitation of online play), that player will forfeit the match.
All players will submit a legal deck list to participate. Players must play this same 60-card deck list throughout the duration of the tournament. Deck lists will be shown at the conclusion of the event.