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Can cards moved into expanded return to standard due to future sets?

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02 October 2018 - 07:41 AM



    Rookie Trainer

  • sharmajikabeta

Hi everyone,

Just curious if cards can come back from expanded back into standard format in the future? Has it happened before? I know cards like Ultra ball are reprinted often so they never rotate out, but is it possible for something like Sycamore or N?

Edited by sharmajikabeta, 02 October 2018 - 07:42 AM.

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02 October 2018 - 05:19 PM



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  • SandaledOtter

If they reprint a card later, yes.


For N and Sycamore, if they ever want those cards to return, they will likely attach the mechanics to a card with a new name though, as they have done a few times in the past. That will leave the old cards in expanded, but they like using current characters.

"Swishonk!" That's what's happening!

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03 October 2018 - 06:26 AM



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  • RobRatt

Like @SandaledOtter said, it's unusual for them to reprint some of these cards again.  But it's not unheard of, and we never know for sure.  If a card is reprinted later, you're able to use any version that was released prior (as long as the wording remains the same).


One recent example is TV Reporter (the Supporter).  It was just released in Celestial Storm, but it was also in at least one, maybe two, of the early EX sets, somewhere around 2003-05.

Edited by RobRatt, 03 October 2018 - 08:32 PM.

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