Energy card (TCG)

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Energy redirects here. For the stat in Pokémon Conquest, see Statistic → Energy.

Energy cards (Japanese: エネルギー Energy) are the cards that power Pokémon attacks in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Without the required Energy cards attached, a Pokémon cannot use these attacks. Energy cards come in Basic and Special forms.

Basic Energy cards

Basic Energy cards (Japanese: 基本エネルギー Basic Energy) are defined as nine Energy cards that share their printed type with a Pokémon. They are the only cards that players are allowed to have more than four of in their decks (aside from Arceus which has its own Special Rule). Basic Energy cards always provide one of their printed type of Energy or one Colorless Energy, meaning that any basic Energy card can provide a Colorless Energy. There is no basic Energy card that provides only a single Colorless Energy, as it would be entirely outclassed by any of the other types.

Further Information: Energy cards can only be played once per turn and are generally needed for attacks. Energy cards can also be discarded in situations like flipping a coin or retreating Pokémon etc.

Name Provides
Fighting Energy Fighting or Colorless
Fire Energy Fire or Colorless
Grass Energy Grass or Colorless
Lightning Energy Lightning or Colorless
Psychic Energy Psychic or Colorless
Water Energy Water or Colorless
Darkness Energy Darkness or Colorless
Metal Energy Metal or Colorless
Fairy Energy Fairy or Colorless


Basic Energy card List

Name Provides Set(s)
6 Basic Energy FightingFireGrass
LightningPsychicWater
Base Set
Base Set 2
Gym Heroes
Gym Challenge
Neo Genesis
Expedition Base Set
EX Ruby & Sapphire
EX Emerald (Matrix design)
EX Holon Phantoms (Matrix design)
EX Power Keepers (Matrix design)
8 Basic Energy FightingFireGrass
LightningPsychicWater
DarknessMetal
Diamond & Pearl
HeartGold & SoulSilver
Call of Legends
Black & White
9 Basic Energy FightingFireGrass
LightningPsychicWater
DarknessMetalFairy
XY
Generations
Evolutions
Sun & Moon Series

Note: The first Darkness and Metal Energies appeared in Neo Genesis but were considered Special Energy cards.

Special Energy cards

Special Energy cards (Japanese: 特殊エネルギー Special Energy) are cards that provide more than one Energy of a specific type and/or have an additional effect besides providing Energy. Some may heal the Pokémon they're attached to, add damage to their attacks, or may even provide several different types of Energy at once. A majority of them provide only Colorless Energy; however, there are several which provide one or more of any type of Basic Energy. Unlike Basic Energy cards, no more than four can be in one deck at a time.

Special Energy card List

Name Provides Set(s)
Double Colorless Energy ColorlessColorless Base Set (1st, Shadowless, Unlimited, 4th)
Base Set 2
HeartGold & SoulSilver
Next Destinies
Legendary Treasures
XY
Phantom Forces
Generations
Fates Collide
Evolutions
Sun & Moon
Guardians Rising
Full Heal Energy Colorless Team Rocket
Legendary Collection
Potion Energy Colorless Team Rocket
Legendary Collection
Rainbow Energy Any Team Rocket
Aquapolis
EX Ruby & Sapphire
EX Legend Maker
Platinum
HeartGold & SoulSilver
XY
BREAKthrough
Sun & Moon
Darkness Energy Darkness Neo Genesis
Expedition Base Set
Aquapolis
EX Ruby & Sapphire
EX Emerald
EX Unseen Forces
EX Delta Species
EX Holon Phantoms
EX Power Keepers
Mysterious Treasures
Secret Wonders
Majestic Dawn
Rising Rivals
Undaunted
Call of Legends
Metal Energy Metal Neo Genesis
Expedition Base Set
Aquapolis
EX Ruby & Sapphire
EX Emerald
EX Unseen Forces
EX Delta Species
EX Holon Phantoms
EX Power Keepers
Mysterious Treasures
Secret Wonders
Majestic Dawn
Rising Rivals
Undaunted
Call of Legends
Recycle Energy Colorless Neo Genesis
Miracle Energy AnyAny Neo Destiny
Boost Energy     Aquapolis
EX Deoxys
EX Unseen Forces
EX Dragon Frontiers
Crystal Energy Any or Colorless Aquapolis
Warp Energy   Aquapolis
EX Unseen Forces
EX Power Keepers
Stormfront
Bounce Energy    Skyridge
Cyclone Energy   Skyridge
EX Unseen Forces
EX Power Keepers
Stormfront
Retro Energy   Skyridge
Multi Energy   or Any EX Sandstorm
EX FireRed & LeafGreen
EX Emerald
EX Holon Phantoms
EX Power Keepers
Mysterious Treasures
Double Rainbow Energy AnyAny EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua
EX Emerald
EX Crystal Guardians
Aqua Energy Water or Darkness (2) EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua
Magma Energy Fighting or Darkness (2) EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua
Dark Metal Energy Darkness or Metal (1) EX Team Rocket Returns
EX Holon Phantoms
R Energy DarknessDarkness EX Team Rocket Returns
Heal Energy Colorless EX Deoxys
Scramble Energy   or AnyAnyAny EX Deoxys
EX Dragon Frontiers
Holon Energy GL   EX Delta Species
EX Dragon Frontiers
Holon Energy FF   EX Delta Species
EX Dragon Frontiers
Holon Energy WP   EX Delta Species
EX Dragon Frontiers
React Energy   EX Legend Maker
δ Rainbow Energy   or Any EX Holon Phantoms
EX Dragon Frontiers
Call Energy   Majestic Dawn
Health Energy   Majestic Dawn
Recover Energy   Majestic Dawn
SP Energy   or Any Rising Rivals
Upper Energy   or    Rising Rivals
Rescue Energy   Triumphant
Prism Energy   or Any Next Destinies
Blend Energy GFPD  GrassFirePsychic or Darkness (1) Dragons Exalted
Blend Energy WLFM  WaterLightningFighting or Metal (1) Dragons Exalted
Plasma Energy   Plasma Storm
Plasma Freeze
Plasma Blast
Herbal Energy Grass Furious Fists
Strong Energy Fighting Furious Fists
Fates Collide
Mystery Energy Psychic Phantom Forces
Shield Energy Metal Primal Clash
Wonder Energy Fairy Primal Clash
Double Aqua Energy WaterWater Double Crisis
Double Magma Energy FightingFighting Double Crisis
Double Dragon Energy AnyAny Roaring Skies
Flash Energy Lightning Ancient Origins
Dangerous Energy Darkness Ancient Origins
Burning Energy Fire BREAKthrough
Splash Energy Water BREAKpoint

English Half Deck Energy card List

All Half Deck Energies have a symbol in the bottom right corner corresponding to the set.

Energy Set(s)
Fighting Diamond & Pearl Trainer Kit LucarioHalfDeckSymbol.png
Black & White Trainer Kit ExcadrillHalfDeckSymbol.png
XY Trainer Kit: Latias & LatiosLatiosXYHalfDeckSymbol.png
Fire EX Trainer Kit SetSymbolLatiasHalfDeck.png
EX Trainer Kit 2 SetSymbolMinunHalfDeck.png
Grass XY Trainer Kit: Latias & Latios LatiasXYHalfDeckSymbol.png
Lightning EX Trainer Kit SetSymbolLatiosHalfDeck.png
EX Trainer Kit 2 SetSymbolPlusleHalfDeck.png
EX Trainer Kit 2 SetSymbolMinunHalfDeck.png
HS Trainer Kit RaichuHalfDeckSymbol.png
XY Trainer Kit: Pikachu Libre & Suicune PikachuLibreXYHalfDeckSymbol.png
Psychic EX Trainer Kit 2 SetSymbolPlusleHalfDeck.png
XY Trainer Kit NoivernHalfDeckSymbol.png
XY Trainer Kit: Latias & Latios LatiasXYHalfDeckSymbol.png
XY Trainer Kit: Latias & LatiosLatiosXYHalfDeckSymbol.png
Water Diamond & Pearl Trainer Kit ManaphyHalfDeckSymbol.png
HS Trainer Kit GyaradosHalfDeckSymbol.png
XY Trainer Kit: Pikachu Libre & Suicune SuicuneHalfDeckSymbol.png
Darkness Black & White Trainer Kit ZoroarkHalfDeckSymbol.png
XY Trainer Kit NoivernHalfDeckSymbol.png
Metal XY Trainer Kit: Bisharp & Wigglytuff BisharpHalfDeckSymbol.png
Fairy XY Trainer Kit SylveonHalfDeckSymbol.png
XY Trainer Kit: Bisharp & Wigglytuff WigglytuffHalfDeckSymbol.png

Notes



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