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Rainbow Energy (Team Rocket 17)

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Rainbow Energy
レインボーエネルギー Rainbow Energy
Energy
Rainbow Energy.jpg
Illus. Takumi Akabane
Classification Special Energy card
Provides Any
Additional effect No
Expansion Team Rocket
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 17/82
Expansion Team Rocket
Rarity Rare
English card no. 80/82
Expansion Aquapolis
Rarity Rare
English card no. 143/150
Expansion EX Ruby & Sapphire
Rarity Rare
English card no. 95/109
Japanese Half Deck Treecko Constructed Starter Deck
Expansion EX Legend Maker
Rarity Rare
English card no. 81/92
Expansion Platinum
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 121/127
English expansion HeartGold & SoulSilver
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 104/123
Japanese expansion SoulSilver Collection
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 070/070
English expansion XY
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 131/146
Japanese expansion Collection X
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 060/060

Rainbow Energy is one of the three Special Energy cards released in the Team Rocket expansion, and has since become one of the most versatile Energy cards in the entire Trading Card Game.

Card text

Team Rocket print

Attach Rainbow Energy to 1 of your Pokémon. While in play, Rainbow Energy counts as every type of basic Energy but only provides 1 Energy at a time. (Doesn't count as a basic Energy card when not in play.) When you attach this card from your hand to 1 of your Pokémon, it does 10 damage to that Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance.)

EX Ruby & Sapphire print

Attach Rainbow Energy to 1 of your Pokémon. While in play, Rainbow Energy provides every type of Energy but provides only 1 Energy at a time. (Doesn't count as a basic Energy card when not in play.) When you attach this card from your hand to 1 of your Pokémon, put 1 damage counter on that Pokémon.

HeartGold & SoulSilver print

Attach Rainbow Energy to 1 of your Pokémon. While in play, Rainbow Energy provides every type of Energy but provides only 1 Energy at a time. (Has no effect other than providing Energy.) When you attach this card from your hand to 1 of your Pokémon, put 1 damage counter on that Pokémon. (While not in play, Rainbow Energy counts as Colorless Energy.)

XY print

This card provides   Energy. While in play, this card provides every type of energy but provides only 1 Energy at a time. When you attach this card from your hand to 1 of your Pokémon, put 1 damage counter on that Pokémon.

Release information

Rainbow Energy was re-released for HeartGold & SoulSilver with new artwork by Kent Kanetsuna. It was later reprinted with new artwork by 5ban Graphics in the English XY expansion, first originating from the Japanese Collection X.

Gallery

Rainbow Energy.jpg
Team Rocket print
Illus. Takumi Akabane
RainbowEnergyEXRubySapphire95.jpg
EX Ruby & Sapphire print
Illus. Takumi Akabane
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RainbowEnergyHeartGoldSoulSilver104.jpg
HeartGold & SoulSilver print
Illus. Kent Kanetsuna
RainbowEnergyXY131.jpg
XY print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • This was the first Holofoil Energy card and the first special Energy card to be reprinted in a Japanese expansion.
  • Initially, Rainbow Energy had its own Energy icon, Rainbow, though it has since been abandoned, and newer releases of Rainbow Energy use the Colorless Energy icon.

Origin


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