Darkness Energy (Basic)

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Darkness Energy
悪エネルギー Evil Energy
Darkness Energy
Classification Basic Energy card
Provides Darkness
Additional effect No
Expansion Diamond & Pearl
English card no. 129/130
Expansion Call of Legends
Rarity Common
English card no. 94/95
Japanese expansion BW-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 017/BW-P
Expansion Black & White
Rarity Common
English card no. 111/114
Japanese Deck Kit Battle Strength Decks
Japanese Half Deck Cobalion Strength Deck
Japanese expansion BW-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 033/BW-P
Japanese expansion BW-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 089/BW-P

Darkness Energy (Japanese: 悪エネルギー Evil Energy) is a Basic Energy card which provides one Darkness Energy (Darkness). This can be attached to Pokémon cards and used to power moves with Darkness or Colorless Energy requirements.

It was first released in Diamond & Pearl, as Darkness-type Pokémon were getting to be much more prevalent in the TCG by this point, much like their counterparts in the games. Unfortunately, both the old Darkness Energy as well as the old Metal Energy, which were originally released in Neo Genesis, were classified as Special Energy cards. Being such, only four copies of them were allowed in a legal deck, and combined with their rarity, many players had to go to great lengths to have a deck that even attempted to mix in a few Darkness-types. With the new, Basic Energy version of Darkness Energy, however, an unlimited amount are now allowed in a deck, though there is no specific advantage to using them, unlike their counterparts.

Release information

In Japan this card was re-released with updated art work for the Movie Commemoration Random Pack collection.


  • Due to this card first being released after Basic Energy cards stopped listing illustrator credits in the Expedition Base Set, no known print of this card has a known illustrator. However, the artwork on the Special variation of this card is changed to that of artist Takumi Akabane, while this, the Basic version, retains the artwork by Milky Isobe from Neo Genesis. The background for the HeartGold & SoulSilver variant has an outline of Umbreon.


Basic Energy cards
Grass   Grass  
Fire   Fire  
Water   Water  
Lightning   Lightning  
Psychic   Psychic  
Fighting   Fighting  
Darkness   Darkness  
Metal   Metal  
Fairy   Fairy  

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