Many people say it's fun to go back and play previous formats of Yu-Gi-Oh, like the popular "Goat Format" from the mid 2000s. I have been having a hard time finding a resource to easily view every banlist since the beginning of the game (for the TCG). Is there a good website to look at that might have all this information in one place? The TCG NA website does not have easy ways to access previous banlists, which I was really surprised by.

Bonus points if there's also a way to find out what the available cardpool was for these periods, though you probably could work that out yourself.


Is there a good website to look at that might have all this information in one place?

Seems that the good ol' Wiki has a complete collection of Historical Banlists.

It seems very exhaustive and complete.

I also found a Historic Limited/Forbidden Chart which displays the information regarding forbidden and limited cards in a graphical way (green, yellow, red color code). Perhaps that is a better way to see the evolution of bans of cards.

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  • I've come across the chart before, and it's nice, except it hasn't been updated for banlists within a few years. The Wiki seems fine other than the fact that the lists aren't ordered. I would love to see anything more user-friendly than this though. – OutOfCharacters Aug 6 '19 at 17:19
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    You can always give some love to the wiki and edit it (?) lol ... will see if I find any other useful reference – DarkCygnus Aug 6 '19 at 17:25
  • It's not a website, so probably isn't worth making an answer out of, but it can also be noted that most versions/derivatives of YGOPro are able to use banlists from quite a while back; I can't check the exact range at the moment, but from what I recall it goes back quite a ways. The only disadvantage is that there's no real way (as far as I'm aware) to filter out only the cards from the F/L list. – squid Aug 7 '19 at 12:29
  • @squid true. On ygo pro you can ... "browse"? on those past formats and select the one you want to apply for your current deck/game – DarkCygnus Aug 7 '19 at 16:22
  • How do you do that? My ygopro only seems to have the current banlist, never any history of past lists. Is there some setting I need? – OutOfCharacters Aug 7 '19 at 17:43

Other option could be:

There, you can check the current and previous banlists.

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After a few months, I've found a good resource as of the January 20th TCG banlist. In this reddit post, user u/mtsoren882 created a google sheets spreadsheet documenting all TCG banlist changes. It seems fairly exhaustive, and has been updated once since it was created in October of 2019. I'm unsure how long it will be supported into the future, but as of right now this seems to be the most complete resource.

I like this more than the lists on the wiki, since all changes are easy to follow, and are put in order. Hope this helps people in the future!

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