Last October the Pokemon world was shaken up by news from Japan. When Japan got there Black and White sets they also got new rules changes and a mid season rotation. Fast forward to April, and now North America, Europe, and South America are about to get the Black and White set. What will this mean for the format? Will we also get the rules changes and the format change?
If you haven’t guessed already, the topic of this article will be the possible changes to the rules and format changes. Before we begin to talk about the impact of the changes too much, lets review what happened in Japan.
What were the changes in Japan?
- Rules change so that Trainer/Goods cards can be played on the first turn of the game.
- Supporters are now called “Supports” and are considered Trainer/Goods cards and can be played once per turn, even on the first turn. They are now immediately discarded after use.
- Stadium cards are also considered Trainer/Goods cards and can also be played on the first turn.
- Rare Candy cannot be played on either player’s first turn, and they cannot be played on the same turn that you first