US/Eastern | May 17, 2022
Participants - 294 / 256 Registered | 1 V 1
This Sword and Shield - Brilliant Stars Standard event (Lucario VSTAR & recent promos are legal) is brought to you by Zach Lesage, PTCGO Store, GGTOOR, and Atlas Collectables. Compete with some of the best players in a welcoming environment for FREE and compete to earn free prizing. Top players will earn the opportunity to compete in the Late Night Series Invitational!
You must join GGTOOR's Discord
You must fill in all required additional information fields during registration (Age, Discord, E-mail) with accurate information or you will be dropped from the event!
You must be 13 to play. If you're under 18, you'll need to submit a parental consent form. You can find that in GGTOOR's Discord in the #resources channel. (You must first join the server to have access to the form, see above!) Please email this form to: Sinobii@GGtoor.gg at least 24 hours before the event starts. If you sent a form before and the version has since changed, we will need a new one. (If you send it after this time, we will try our best to still process your registration, IF time permits... The sooner you get it in, the less likely you'll be dropped)
Late Night Season 4 are typically held EVERY Monday at 6:00PM Eastern
Swiss Round BO1 matches are 25 minutes long with 3 mins of Check In per round
Top Cut BO3 matches are 50 minutes long with 5 mins of Check In per round
If you miss Check In under any circumstance, you will be awarded a Full Match Loss for your round.
List submission closes approximately at 6:00PM Eastern
This event has multiple Phases - Swiss Rounds BO1 and Top Cut BO3
When time is called during Swiss Rounds BO1 the game will be a Tie, unless otherwise stated by Staff
When time is called during Top Cut BO3 the winner will be decided by the amount of remaining Prize Cards + Games Won to determine the winner, unless otherwise stated by Staff
If time is called during your turn, that is the last turn of the game, please provide screenshot evidence of the game state to determine the winner in case of any misunderstanding
If you call a judge to dispute a result, for example you Won, but it shows up as a Tie, please send screenshot proof or a link to your livestream to ZachLesage#3773 on Discord. If you don't have reasonable proof within a reasonable amount of time, the staff won't be able to determine the proper measures to take.
It is strongly recommended to have screenshot proof of any win or tie upon the conclusion of a game. If you leave a game without explicitly stating "time is over, this is a tie" or something similar, it could be perceived as a concession.
Players are allowed to stream their event run on any streaming service and it is recommended to have a delay on your stream to avoid "stream sniping" or any other disadvantages. Any advantages gained by streaming, such as receiving assistance from your audience, can lead to penalties after staff investigates the situation.
If both players aren't in contact with Staff when time is called during Top Cut BO3 there could be potential penalties, such as a Double Game Loss for both players. This is to keep the event timely!
All rulings made by Staff are final and will be made with the players, Staff, and event in mind.
This event follows the official Pokémon TCG Tournament Structure for larger sized events as found here Pokémon Tournament Rules Handbook under Section 18.104.22.168. The number of rounds for this event will accurately be based on the following amount of players:
4-8 players = 3 Swiss Rounds and No Top Cut
9-12 players = 4 Swiss Rounds and Top 4 Cut
13-20 players = 5 Swiss Rounds and Top 4 Cut
21-32 players = 5 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
33-64 players = 6 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
65-128 players = 7 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
129-226 players = 8 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
200-226 players = 8 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
227-799 players = 14 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
800+ players = 15 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
Entry for this tournament is 100% FREE
You will be required to submit a Standard Format legal deck list before 6:00PM Eastern
Deck lists CANNOT be edited after 6:00PM Eastern
It is the players responsibility to Check In prior to each match - failure to do so will result in an automatic Game Loss
Issues and problems during your match will be handled by Tournament Staff - please use the Match Dispute button
All players must be friendly to their opponents and to the Tournament Staff - If not, penalties could occur
All participants are recommended to be in our Discord Server for updates on pairings, event announcements, etc.
Zach Lesage Events follow the Official Pokémon Rules
The list of Known Issues and Compendium Rulings will be used to determine in-game rulings.
Any player who is found breaking rules, using in game exploits, bullying, harassing players, etc. will receive penalties
Any player who are problematic outside of this event (before, during, and after) may not be eligible to play in this event or future events
If you aren't familiar with the Play Limitless website or need additional information, please read the Help Page
Current rankings for the season can be found at Late Night Leaderboard
Top players can earn spots into the Invitational
The Top 32 Ranked Players overall from Late Night Season 4 will be invited
The season will run for 10 events (31-40) followed by the invitational
All players who qualify for the Invitational will be asked to stream their matches
The Top Cut will be streamed on YouTube live
The Grand Finals will be posted on YouTube after the event.
The Grand Finals match, Top Deck Lists, and more will be featured on the Zach Lesage YouTube Channel.
Official Pokemon Rules
Welcome to the Pokémon TCG Rulings Compendium!
Latest update: April 21, 2022
What is the Compendium?
The Pokémon Trading Card Game Rulings Compendium is a compilation of official rulings from The Pokémon Company, International (TPCi) for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. This resource is compiled and published by Team Compendium, Inc.
Where do these rulings come from?
Rulings are collected from various official sources including documents published by The Pokémon Company International (including expansion FAQs), chat logs (from when Wizards of the Coast published the game), and private rulings meetings with The Pokémon Company International. Our only direct input into the text of the rulings is to clean up typos and/or clarify intent. If you have doubts as to the accuracy of the Compendium, we have provided the source for each and every one of these rulings, so that you may verify them if you wish.
The vast majority of these rulings are literal “copy-and-paste” from WotC chat transcripts or PUI/TPCi Rules Team update logs, although we often clean up spelling, grammar and punctuation (which are often less than optimal in real-time chats) and occasionally add wording for clarity. If we do clarify a ruling’s intent, we try to minimize adding to or changing text and always identify such changes by using [brackets] around the clarification text.
Is the Compendium an official Pokémon TCG document?
We are always careful to be clear that the rulings are official. The Compendium is not. And it’s the rulings that are important.
Despite not being an official document, the Compendium is mentioned as a resource on Pokémon’s support portal under the question “How do I become a Professor?”. The Pokémon Company International has also endorsed the Compendium, going back to when it was still Pokémon USA:
Will PUI endorse the Compendium as a ruling source for Players, League Leaders, TOs and Judges, just as WotC has done in the past?
You can say that Pokémon USA thinks you’re a great resource. Endorse? Sure.
Source: PUI Rules Team (2003-09-11)
Why are there different versions of the Compendium?
There have been 5 editions of The Pokémon Trading Card Game Rulings Compendium: The Compendium, The Compendium EX, The Compendium LvX, The Compendium BW, and The Compendium VMAX (this website).
In case you are wondering about the legitimacy of using the older WotC rulings:
What is the status of rulings that were made while WotC was in control of the property?
Anything that was done for Pokémon, goes to PUI or… well, we’re allowed to have whatever work they produced for Pokémon.
Source: PUI Rules Team (2003-09-11)
So unless something changes the way a card works, those rules should be OK?
Source: PUI Rules Team (2003-09-11)
How often is the Compendium updated?
The Compendium is updated regularly, and has been for over 20 years. However, there is no fixed schedule for when ruling updates will be posted. All members of Team Compendium are volunteers and have lots of responsibilities, so please be patient if it has been a while since the latest update. Rest assured, we will update the site.
As a general rule of thumb, rulings are often made when new cards are released, especially just prior to the Prerelease tournaments of a new set. Outside of these, however, rulings are made as needed based on the state of the game.
How can I share the Compendium?
We want to make sure the current version of the Compendium is always available for free, ensuring that all players and Judges have access to the most recent rulings. As such, the best way to share the Compendium is to link to us! Please link to the top level URL of the site (https://compendium.pokegym.net/), as over the years, the Compendium pages may change filenames/locations.
You may make copies of the Compendium for your own, personal, non-commercial usage, as well as for limited, free distribution at Play! Pokémon events by players/Judges to fellow players/Judges. Outside of these scenarios, you may not copy the Compendium for any reason. Prohibited actions include (but are not limited to) making a copy of the Compendium on your own website, distributing the Compendium for a profit, or utilizing the Compendium in any commercial products.
Is the Compendium available in languages other than English?
Currently, the Compendium is only available in English. If you wish to translate the Compendium into your local language, please contact us directly to make arrangements.
I think I found an error in a ruling – how can I let you know?
Before sending us a message, please make sure you are viewing the latest version of the Compendium (available at https://compendium.pokegym.net/) as the rulings are updated regularly. Also, please note that these rulings are made by The Pokémon Company International (and their predecessors for earlier rulings), so we have no direct control over the actual rulings being made. Heck, there are several rulings that we don’t agree with either! If you wish to dispute a ruling, please post your disagreement and reasoning in the “Ask the Rules Team” section in the PokeGym Forums. We’ll be sure to address it with TPCi if warranted.
If, after you’ve read the latest Rules Compendium and above disclaimer and still believe we’ve made an error, please contact us via email tc -at= compendium.pokegym.net.
There are other websites with rulings out there that I can use. Why should I use the Compendium?
Because these aren’t our rulings. These are official rulings. We did not sit down and make them up among ourselves. Even if we disagree with a ruling, we still document it because it is official. It is important that everyone use the same, official rulings because it is important that as players move from area to area, or go from local play to top-level Premier Events, they know what to expect in terms of card play. The Compendium is the only document that has been recommended by both WotC and TPCi to their Tournament Organizers as a rulings resource. No one else can say that.
Who is Team Compendium?
Team Compendium is a group of volunteers who manage the Pokémon Trading Card Game Rulings Compendium. Team Compendium participates regularly on the TPCi Rules Team (which is comprised of TPCi R&D staff and Team Compendium) in order to nominate, test, and record official rulings made by TPCi, and to publish them in the Compendium. Team Compendium also works with TPCi to compile the FAQ documents that are distributed to Tournament Organizers for Prerelease tournaments.