Once you’ve registered for a TCG tournament, you’ll need to submit a deck list in order to participate. Don’t forget to do this by the tournament’s deadline, else you may be dropped from the event!


On the Player Dashboard, you can see the events you’ve registered for. If you want to check the tournament’s deck list submission deadline, click on the tournament name to open the Tournament Dashboard.

The deadline will be displayed in the middle box - it’s also in your confirmation email.

Creating a deck list

Once you’re ready to create your list, click the Deck List Creator link right under the deadline. You can also access Deck List Creator from the sidebar menu.


As you haven’t yet submitted a list, you’ll see a red warning No deck list submitted under the tournament name. Don’t worry, we’re here to fix that! Click on the orange New Standard list button to create your list. 

You’re now in the deck list editor, where you have two options: import a list from the Pokémon TCG Online, or add cards manually to create your list.

Importing a list from Pokémon TCG Online

We have a step-by-step guide on how to submit a list from PTCGO at How to import a deck list from the Pokémon TCG Online, so we won’t go into too much detail here. In short, though, you’ll click the Export Deck button in PTCGO, click the Import from PTCGO button in RK9, and then paste the deck in there.

You’ll likely still need to make some manual changes, though, so please read the next section too!

Adding cards manually

If you don’t have your deck in the Pokémon TCG Online, or your list as imported doesn’t quite match your real-life cards, you’ll need to manually add cards into your deck list.

  1. To add a card, enter the name on the text box on the top. You can choose your own language from the dropdown. Once you start typing, RK9 will filter through all cards to show you the ones that match.

When you see the card you want to add, click its image. Each time you click, you’ll add one copy of the card to your deck. If I wanted to add 18 Psychic Energy to my deck, I’d click this button 18 times. If you accidentally click too many times, you can click under the card code to remove a copy.

Saving your list

Once your deck list is Standard legal, the Standard deck not legal yet message will change to Save Standard legal deck list. If the list looks right, click this button.


You’ll be taken back to the main Deck List Creator page, and the list you just added will be shown. If you have other lists saved, your new one will be on top.

You can add an optional description, which is highly recommended. You can use your deck name, the tournament you’re submitting it to, anything that is a good naming method for you.


If you’ve made a mistake you need to fix, no worries! For example, it was rather silly of me to create a Pikachu deck with Metal Energy instead of Lightning Energy. The easiest way to fix this is to click the orange Copy S button. That will make a copy of your list, and open the editor. Remove any cards you don’t want, add the ones you do, then click Save Standard legal deck list. The new list now appears on the Deck List Creator above your old one - you can delete the old one if you’d like by clicking the Delete button.

Submitting your list

All you need to do now is submit your list. In the Your registrations section, check the box next to the tournament you want to submit a deck to, and then click the green Submit button on your chosen list. 

That’s it, your list is now submitted!

On your Tournament Dashboard, you’ll also see confirmation that your list was submitted.


If you require further assistance, please file a support ticket.