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BAN LIST update June 2017

Posted by HEZ on June 22, 2017 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Unbanned:
Diggersby (XY)
M Manectric EX (Phantom Forces)

Banned:
Garbodor (Guardians Rising)

Suspect:
Clefable (Jungle)

Rules update:
* When 1 of your Pokémon becomes a Pokémon GX, your turn ends. Pokémon GX in play count as Pokémon EX (and vice versa).

BAN LIST update Dec. 2016

Posted by HEZ on December 6, 2016 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Ban list update: Mesprit (Legends Awakened)

After several months on the suspect list, Mesprit is now banned from Unlimited 150.

After the ruling on Goop Gas Attack as a one use card, we have seen a positive improvement in the format where recurring one Trainer card isn't an easy route to victory for any deck. Unfortunately a new "Goop loop" style strategy emerged in the form of Mesprit.

In order to prevent every deck becoming a lock deck once it gets ahead in a game, we have decided to ban this card from U150.

Talonflame & Cobalion (Steam Siege) remain on the suspect list, please send us any feedback you have on those cards in this format... and get ready for the onslaught of Pokemon GX coming soon!

U150 Nationals Results

Posted by HEZ on August 22, 2016 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Top Cut results:
1. Axel Wolfe - TDM (Typhlosion)
2. Iris Swift - Arachnospread (Gliscor)
3. Jem Perks - Burmy Burmy Burmy! (Wormadam)
4. Rhys Binks - High chance of Calamity (Hydreigon)


See the decklists and key cards selected by the winning players in the gallery *HERE*


We'd like to take this chance to thank all the people who attended and to thank Fanboy3 for hosting the event. We hope to see you all (and more!) again next year to battle for glory and the next U150 trophy playmat!

Ban List Update & Suspect Testing

Posted by HEZ on July 25, 2016 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Ban:
Seeker (Triumphant)

Suspect Testing:
Mesprit (Legends Awakened), Cobalion & Talonflame (Steam Siege).

If you have any info and data on the suspects, please send it in to help us update the ban list & maintain a balanced format.

U150 National Championship UK!

Posted by HEZ on July 11, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

That's right, the first Nationals for U150 is coming to the UK on 20th August at Fanboy3 in Manchester!

Bigger event, bigger prizes!

 

Each player will get at least 1 prize pack and a promo Cosmic Power Claydol card! Other prizes TBC.

 

 

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1185736921445174/

 


BIG Rules Update!

Posted by HEZ on May 17, 2016 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

You may have heard some rumours... and they were true! Lots of changes coming to the U150 format. In addition to a general rules tidy up the main changes are:

 

 

* A new "Elite 4" list of Trainer cards which are sent to the Lost Zone (removed from the game) after use. They are Energy Removal, Super Energy Removal, Gust of Wind, Goop Gas Attack.

* Changes to how EX errata is applied. The 130HP rule for making Basics into EXs is gone and replaced with an 80HP rule that prevents low HP Pokemon from ever being reclassified as EX.

* Greninja and Greninja BREAK from Breakpoint are banned in U150.

 

 

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The "Elite 4" rule is the type of thing we generally try to avoid - applying spot rulings to individual cards as opposed to blanket rulings to wide groups. But unfortunately, these cards have defined the game for a long time now, often controlling the course of a game and making it a battle of Trainer cards and recursion, rather than actual Pokemon. Rather than ban these classic cards we decided to break our own rules a little and errata them.

 

 

The EX errata is in U150 to form a more consistent power-level across all generations of Pokemon cards. The 130HP rule is being removed in preparation for holo reprints of Yveltal and Xerneas in the upcoming XY11 set. This also removes the EX rule from many high HP Basics that were previously unplayable due to poorer attacks. We've replaced this with a new HP-dependant rule with the opposite effect. Now some low HP utility Pokemon escape the EX ruling they'd normally be caught under, opening up many more options to deck builders.

 

 

As the post-Black & White era progresses, we're starting to see a few more Evolution cards in sets that are clearly made to compete with the high HP, high power Basic Pokemon of recent years. The Greninja cards from Breakpoint seems to fall into this category and were of too high a power-level to fairly compete in U150.

 

 

So, 2 cards leave the format, but now many more cards have opened up as viable options. That "Fliptini" coin flip deck is no longer punished with a 60HP EX, Lost Zone decks have access to safer new strategies with Mew Prime and Absol Prime. Some recent "big Basics" like Snorlax can also make an attempt at competition without giving up a quarter of your opponent's prizes.

 

 

We hope these changes make the format more fun to play and as always, please send in your suggestions, ideas and event results. This format was created by fans, for fans and continues to grow bigger and stronger the more input we get.

 

 

U150 event - 4th June UK

Posted by HEZ on May 6, 2016 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The next event in the UK will be at Fanboy3 in Manchester.
4th June, 11am open, £5 entry, at least 1 pack for each player.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1590774924585032/

23rd April UK event.

Posted by HEZ on March 27, 2016 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The next U150 event in the UK will be in Manchester at Fanboy3 on 23rd April. Registration opens at 11am. £4 entry with at least 1 pack for each player and exclusive promos for the top 3 players.

www.facebook.com/events/565290840315797

Jan. 2016 tournament results.

Posted by HEZ on January 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Here's the results from the event in Manchester, UK this January. The Top 3 decks were:
1. Gliscor Aggro
2. Fossil Lock
3. Typhlosion/Delcatty/Magcargo

Rules Update Jan. 2016

Posted by HEZ on January 21, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Some rules alterations and clarifications. The Arceus rule has been tidied up and the 150 HP rule for banning Basic Pokemon is now "over 150 HP", allowing Mawile EX into the format.

* If a card says "You may have as many of this card in your deck as you like", you can have multiples, even if they're the same card.
* Basic Pokémon with more than 150 HP are banned.


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