Fire Energy (TCG)

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Energy Fire
Fire Energy
炎エネルギー Fire Energy
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Fire Energy
Classification Basic Energy card
Provides Fire
Additional effect No

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

Release information

As one of the original Basic Energy cards, Fire Energy was released at the very beginning of the Trading Card Game in the Expansion Pack in Japan and Base Set internationally. International prints were numbered while the Japanese prints were unnumbered. The first numbered Japanese prints of the original card design were part of the Squirtle Deck of the Intro Pack. Cards in the Intro Pack were reprints that retained their original numbering and expansion symbols but had an additional symbol and number to properly order the decks; six of these were Fire Energy. The Base Set 2, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, and Neo Genesis expansions all reprinted this card. In Japan, the Intro Pack Neo included five reprints within the Chikorita Half Deck and had a similar numbering scheme as the Intro Pack.

For the Pokémon VS Era, the basic card layout was altered. The only releases using this layout was the Japanese Leaders Pokémon Theater Limited Edition deck and the Pokémon VS expansion. While it has no visible difference from the Japanese print, the Tyranitar Half Deck included this card. The half deck was only given to participants in the Tropical Mega Battle and 2002 World Championships. The first unnumbered international print as well as first Holofoil print of Fire Energy was a participation reward during the February 2002 Energize Your Game Pokémon League season.

With the invention of the e-Reader, the Trading Card Game adopted a new card layout to utilize the machine. Fire Energy was printed with this layout in the Expedition Base Set, first released in the Japanese Pokémon-e Starter Deck. A Holofoil version was released in the Japanese McDonald's Pokémon-e Minimum Pack. Starting with the EX Series, Basic Energies dropped the e-Reader strips but retained the symbol in the bottom left corner. This card was printed in this style in the EX Ruby & Sapphire expansion. The e-Reader symbol was later dropped starting with the reprint in the EX Trainer Kit; this also affected the later EX Ruby & Sapphire prints included in EX FireRed & LeafGreen and EX Team Rocket Returns Theme Decks.

In Japan, Fire Energy was reprinted with new artwork in the Fire Quick Construction Pack. However, international sets would not adopt this artwork for several years, with the reprint in the EX Trainer Kit 2 using the old artwork. The EX Ruby & Sapphire print had a variant with the Professor Program logo stamped to the top left of the card that was given to Pokémon Professors during the 2004-2005 league cycle. In Japan, another print of Fire Energy with the new artwork was released as one of the PCG-P Promotional cards. This card received new artwork in the EX Emerald expansion.

In Japan, the Fire Quick Construction Pack print was reprinted in the Torchic Quarter Deck of the Master Kit, the Holon Research Tower Fire Quarter Deck, and the Mightyena Quarter Deck of the Gift Box Mew • Lucario. Yet another reprint with new artwork was included in the EX Holon Phantoms expansion. A Holofoil Fire Energy utilizing the EX Trainer Kit print's design was given out to participants of the 2006-2007 Pokémon League cycle. In Japan, the start of the DP Era brought with it another Energy card redesign, which saw its first use in the Entry Pack. A variant was given out at Gym Challenge events in December 2006. This version has the Gym Challenge logo in the bottom right corner of the card. The artwork originally seen on the Fire Quick Construction Pack print was then finally released in English in the EX Power Keepers expansion. This expansion inspired the release of the World Champions Pack in Japan, which included this card.

With the international game entering the DP Series, the Entry Pack print was printed in English in the Diamond & Pearl expansion. An unnumbered Crosshatch Holo print was a participation prize during the 2007-2008 Pokémon League cycle. This print features the Pokémon Organized Play logo in the top left corner of the card. In Japan, Cosmos Holo reprints of this card were prizes at Gym Challenge events in 2009. Due to the card game changing Eras in the middle of the cycle, one print is a DPt-P card and the other is a L-P card. In Japan, the Movie Commemoration Random Pack included a reprint of Fire Energy with unique artwork never seen outside the pack. A Crosshatch Holo Fire Energy was again a prize in a Pokémon League cycle, though with the changeover from Organized Play to Play! Pokémon in 2009, the stamp was changed to match the logo and was placed in the bottom right corner.

With the transition to the HeartGold & Soulsilver Series, Basic Energies saw another redesign, though this time each type was given unique background art. These were first included in the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion, previously released in the Japanese HeartGold & SoulSilver Collection. The Magmortar Battle Strength Deck of the Battle Strength Decks included a print that removed the background art but retained the card layout redesign. The HGSS print was reprinted in the Call of Legends as a Holofoil card.

Fire Energy was reprinted with new artwork in the Tepig Half Deck of the Japanese Beginning Set, with multiple prints each bearing a different number to organize the half deck. This print was included in the Black & White expansion, having been previously reprinted in the Virizion Battle Strength Deck in Japan. It was reprinted as one of the BW-P Promotional cards included in card packs given out during the February 2011 Gym Challenge. It has the Gym Challenge logo in the bottom right corner. It saw another reprint in the Victini Formation Deck of the Battle Theme Deck: Victini and again as another BW-P card, this time as a winner prize at the Summer Carnival in July 2011. Like the previous promo, it has the logo for the event in the bottom right. In Japan, unnumbered reprints bearing their respective sets' expansion symbols were included in the Beginning Set +, Reshiram-EX Battle Strength Deck, Beginning Set Pikachu Version, and Tornadus Half Deck of the Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus. A Holo version of the Black & White print was the prize for the November 2011 Basic Season cycle of the Pokémon League. Like previous versions, the Play! Pokémon logo is in the bottom right corner. A Crosshatch Holo variant of the Call of Legends print was later a prize for the 2011-2012 Pokémon League cycle, bearing the Play! Pokémon logo in the bottom right corner.

This card was reprinted as another BW-P promo, this time available in card packs given out at the March 2012 and September 2012 Gym Challenges. Again, the Gym Challenge logo is stamped in the bottom right. Further unnumbered but symboled Japanese reprints were included in the National Beginning Set, White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck, and Everyone's Exciting Battle expansion before a final BW-P reprint with a stamp for the event was the participation prize for the Battle Carnival Spring 2013. The XY Beginning Set saw new artwork for Fire Energy, which made its way into the English XY expansion. But not before an unnumbered XY-P Promotional print with a Lawson stamp was released in the Lawson Limited Pokémon Coin Set in December 2013. In Japan, this card was reprinted: in the M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck; as unnumbered XY-P promos in May-July 2014 and February-March 2015 Pokémon Card Gym packs; as an unnumbered XY-P promo that was a prize for competing in 5 on 5 Battles at the Lizardon Mega Battle in May 2014, featuring the event's logo in the bottom right; as another unnumbered XY-P promo in Pokémon Center Crisis Battle packs in January 2015; and in the M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck; in the Emboar-EX Half Deck of the Emboar-EX vs Togekiss-EX Deck Kit; and in the BREAK Starter Pack.

A reprint with new artwork was released as an unnumbered XY-P promo available in May-July 2015 Pokémon Card Gym packs and later was a participation prize for the Pokémon Card Gym from August to October 2016. This print was released in English in the Generations expansion. The Premium Champion Pack included a Mirror Reverse Holo reprint of Fire Energy with unique artwork. An unnumbered Holo version of the XY print was included in the Battle Arena Decks: Rayquaza vs Keldeo. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon, Cosmos Holofoil Basic Energy cards bearing the original layout were given out as prizes for three straight wins at the 20th Anniversary Festa held in October 2016. This print was then included in the Evolutions expansion.

The Sun & Moon Series brought with it another Energy card design. For the first time, Basic Energy cards in English sets were completely unnumbered and included in every expansion starting with Sun & Moon, matching the unnumbered Energies being released in Japanese products such as the Premium Trainer Box. A Mirror Reverse Holofoil reprint of this card was included in the Japanese Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon. An unnumbered, Mirror Holo SM-P Promotional reprint was one of the prizes available from the EDION Limited Stamp Campaign. Fire Energy was then released as a Secret card for the first time, in the Burning Shadows expansion, previously released in the To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow expansion in Japan. This print features unique artwork.

This card was reprinted as a SM-P promo numbered 129/SM-P and was given out at as a Play Point prize at several events: at the Champion's League 2018 Yokohama for four points; at the Champion's League 2018 1st Certified Tournament for 12 points; and at the Champion's League 2018 Nagoya/Kyoto, Pokémon Japan Championsips 2018, Champion's League 2019 Tokyo, and Champion's League 2019 Certified Tournament for six points. It features the Champion's League 2018 logo in the bottom right corner of the card. The prints of Fire Energy included in Shining Legends packs were Holofoil. Two more SM-P promos, 173/SM-P and 174/SM-P, were available from special packs given to customers of 7-Eleven stores who bought five booster packs of Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon starting December 8, 2017. 174 is Holofoil while 173 is not, and both have the 7-Eleven logo stamped in the bottom right corner. A final SM-P promo was the participation prize for the Pokémon Card Station: Pokémon Card Game Classroom in 2017.

A new unnumbered print was included in the Team Up expansion, first released in the Japanese Flareon-GX Starter Set Fire.

Gallery

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Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
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Pokémon VS print
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Expedition Base Set print
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EX Ruby & Sapphire print
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EX Trainer Kit print
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EX Emerald print
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EX Holon Phantoms print
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EX Power Keepers print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Movie Commemoration
Random Pack print
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HeartGold & SoulSilver print
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Black & White print
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XY print
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Generations print
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Premium Champion Pack print
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Evolutions print
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Sun & Moon print
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Burning Shadows print


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Team Up print
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • Prior to the Expedition Base Set, all prints of this card credited Keiji Kinebuchi as its illustrator. The Expedition print, as well as all subsequent prints, did not list an illustrator credit.
  • The background for the HeartGold & SoulSilver variant has an outline of Ho-Oh and the Bell Tower.

Origin


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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