Effective Monday, January 10, 2022 Forest of Giant Plants from Ancient Origins 74/98 will be banned from Gym Leader Challenge format. Forest of Giant Plants creates an unfair advantage by allowing Grass Gym Leaders to bypass the rules of evolution to set up their board faster than any other deck, often creating “check mate” positions as early as the second or third turn of the game. The combination is too consistent, with Roserade’s Le Parfum Ability easily capable of searching the Stadium on Turn 2. Combined with multiple “Sunshine Grace” Stage 1 Pokemon search options, Grass is able to consistently fill the board with powerful evolution Pokemon at a speed that is not in line with the balance of the rest of the format.
This decision was made by the Gym Leader Challenge community and the Tricky Gym moderation team. If you would like to be a part of upcoming format discussions, make sure to join the Tricky Gym Discord!