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Wizards of the Coast Era (1999–2003)


An Introduction to Base Set and the 1999 Formats

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Challenging the Haymaker: The Base & Jungle Format

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Mewtwo’s Takeover: The Base–Fossil Format

Base–Fossil Cube


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The Year of Rocket’s Sneak Attack: 2000’s Base–Team Rocket Format

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Continuing into 2000: A Look at Base–Gym, the Game’s Most Degenerate Format

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The Forgotten Format: A Second Look at Prop 15/3


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A New Beginning: The Revolutionary Base to Neo Format

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Rocket-On: Pokémon’s First Modified Format

What We Missed: A Look at the Best Cards that Never Made Their Way Outside Japan


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A Quick Look at the 2002–2003 Neo-On Format

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e-Card: The Lost Age of the Pokémon TCG

Additional Resources for WotC Formats

Wizards Era Rules Guide | Wizards Era Card Erratas

The Pokémon Company International Era (2004–)


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Looking Back at the EX Era: The Golden Age of the Pokémon TCG


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From EX to Level X: The Epic Diamond & Pearl/Platinum Format


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The Prime Years: Revisiting HeartGold SoulSilver


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Return of the EX: Breaking Down Black & White


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The Wild Legacy of XY

Playing Resources

Format Rankings: A guide to help you decide which old formats might be most enjoyable for you.

TCG ONE: For playing old formats online against other players.

Limitless Tournaments: Sign up for online retro format tournaments.