Lightning (TCG)

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Lightning redirects here. For the island in the Orange Archipelago, see Lightning Island. For the Ultra Beast codenamed UB Lightning in Japanese, see Xurkitree (Pokémon). For the skill in Pokémon Shuffle, see Skill (Shuffle) → Lightning

TCG types
Grass
Grass
Fire
Fire
Water
Water
Lightning
Lightning
Psychic
Psychic
Fighting
Fighting
Darkness
Darkness
Metal
Metal
Fairy
Fairy
Dragon
Dragon
Colorless
Colorless

The Lightning type (Japanese: (かみなり) Lightning) is one of the eleven TCG types. It is represented by the color yellow, and symbolized by an S-shaped lightning bolt.

The Lightning type contains all Electric-type Pokémon found in the main series video games. For example, Raichu, Zapdos, and Raikou are all Lightning types in the TCG.

The corresponding Basic Energy card is Lightning Energy.

Battle properties

Generally, Lightning Pokémon have a weakness to:

Generally, Lightning Pokémon have a resistance to:

These types are generally weak to Lightning Pokémon:

  • Water, if the corresponding Pokémon in the games is a Water-type
  • Any Pokémon that are Flying-type in the games, regardless of their TCG type

These types are generally resistant to Lightning Pokémon:

Lightning Pokémon in the TCG

See Category:Lightning-type Pokémon cards for all Pokémon cards that have this type.

In the video games

Pokémon Trading Card Game series

In Pokémon Trading Card Game, there are 23 Lightning-type Pokémon cards. In Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!, there are 39 Lightning-type Pokémon cards.

The Lightning Energy card is available in both games. Additionally, in the second game only, the Rainbow Energy provides any kind of basic Energy (including Lightning Energy).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Lèuih
Mandarin Léi
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bliksem
France Flag.png French Électrique*
Elektrik*
Germany Flag.png German Elektro
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Listrik
Italy Flag.png Italian Lampo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 번개 Beongae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Raios
Russia Flag.png Russian Молния Molniya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo*
Relámpago*
Thailand Flag.png Thai สายฟ้า Sai Fa


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