Wizards of the Coast Era (1999–2003)

1999

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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

2000

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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

2001–2002

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A New Beginning: The Revolutionary Base to Neo Format

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Rocket-On: Pokémon’s First Modified Format

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

2003

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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–)

2004–2007

2008–2009

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

2010–2011

2012–2013

2014–2016

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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.