Rainbow Energy (Team Rocket 17)

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Energy Colorless
Rainbow Energy
レインボーエネルギー Rainbow Energy
RainbowEnergyTeamRocket80.jpg
Team Rocket print
Illus. Takumi Akabane
Classification Special Energy card
Provides Colorless or Any
Additional effect Yes

Rainbow Energy (Japanese: レインボーエネルギー Rainbow Energy) is a Special Energy card. It was first released as part of the Team Rocket expansion.

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.


Back (Creatures Deck print)

All prints
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
Prism Star (Prism Star) Rule
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
Single Strike
Rapid Strike
Fusion Strike
Ancient
Ancient
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VSTAR Power
Pokémon Tales and Mini 4WD GB Let's & Go!!

Creatures was in charge of planning and editing for Pokémon Tales. We produced a total of 50 books between 1997 and 2000. "I created the concept of a 16-page book for each of the 151 Pokémon with a nice embossed cover that people wouldn't throw away." (Hiroyuki Jinnai) (1997-2000)

In Mini 4WD GB Let's & Go!!, players could experience Mini 4WD racing simulation with their Game Boys. If you use a Game Link Cable, you could exchange parts and play against each other. (May 23, 1997)

 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Ability
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.


e-Reader data

The Aquapolis print includes a Dot Code strip for use with the e-Reader, and has the card ID C-60-#. The short strip contains a brief card summary. There is no long strip for this card.

Release information

This card was included in the Team Rocket expansion as a Holofoil and Non Holofoil with artwork by Takumi Akabane, first released as only a Holofoil in the Japanese Rocket Gang expansion. It was reprinted using the e-card format in Japan in the Pokémon VS expansion. This print was later included in the Aquapolis expansion, previously released in the The Town on No Map expansion.

This card was reprinted with new artwork by the same artist in the EX Ruby & Sapphire expansion, which originated from the Japanese Treecko Constructed Starter Deck. In Japan, it was reprinted in the Flygon, Salamence, and Mirage's Mew Constructed Starter Decks. The Mirage's Mew Deck print was reprinted in English in the EX Legend Maker expansion. It was reprinted again in Japan in the Lucario and Mightyena Quarter Decks of the Gift Box Mew • Lucario and in the Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy.

During the Platinum Series, this card was included in the Platinum expansion, having been released previously in the Galactic's Conquest expansion in Japan. It was reprinted in Japan as a Holofoil DPt-P Promotional card given away at the March 2009 Gym Challenge. Rainbow Energy was re-released for HeartGold & SoulSilver with new artwork by Kent Kanetsuna, originating from the Japanese SoulSilver Collection. In Japan, it was reprinted for the Leafeon Deck of the Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck. It was later reprinted with new artwork by 5ban Graphics in the English XY expansion, first released in the Japanese Collection X.

In the XY Series, it was reprinted in the BREAKthrough expansion, previously released in the Japanese Blue Shock expansion. A Cracked Ice Holofoil XY-P Promotional print of this card was one of the gifts available in Japan as part of the Stand out from your rivals! 2016 Start Dash Campaign, which ran for a limited time at participating stores starting December 26, 2015. Customers who purchased at least ¥2,000 worth of eligible TCG products received a free Pokémon Coin Set featuring Pikachu, Manaphy, and Shaymin coins, as well as an additional gift determined by lottery. Possible gifts comprised a Campaign Original Card Case, a Campaign Original Match Record Book, or 1 of 2 promotional cards. This print features the campaign logo in the bottom left corner of the artwork.

For the Sun & Moon Series, this card was reprinted with new artwork by 5ban Graphics in the Sun & Moon expansion, first released in the Japanese Collection Moon and Sun & Moon Starter Set. A SM-P Promotional print was 1 of 9 cards available in special packs sent to official Event Organizers in Japan starting August 2017. This print features the Event Organizer logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration. It was reprinted in the Japanese Champion Road subset with the artwork by Takumi Akabane originally printed in the EX Ruby & Sapphire expansion, however it was left uncredited. A Full Art Secret print was also released in the subset and features artwork by an uncredited illustrator. These prints were released in English in the Celestial Storm expansion. The Sun & Moon print was reperinted in the Japanese Tag Team GX Deck Build Box.

This card's Rocket Gang print was included in the Pokémon Card Game 25th Anniversary Creatures Deck, a commemorative Half Deck given to Creatures, Inc. illustrators and staff members to celebrate the Pokémon 25th Anniversary and the company's 26th. In this deck, this card represents the year 1997 of the company's history, and the back contains information about the release of Pokémon Tales and Mini 4WD GB Let's & Go!!, one of Creatures' first non-Pokémon games. This card has a "25th" stamp next to the illustration, and keeps the original set symbol and rarity.

Gallery

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Team Rocket print
Illus. Takumi Akabane
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Aquapolis print
Illus. Takumi Akabane
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EX Ruby & Sapphire print
Illus. Takumi Akabane
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Platinum print
Illus. Takumi Akabane
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HeartGold & SoulSilver print
Illus. Kent Kanetsuna
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XY print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
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Sun & Moon print
Illus. Unknown
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Celestial Storm Regular print
Illus. Unknown
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Celestial Storm Secret print
Illus. Unknown
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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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
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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TCG GB2 We Are Team Rocket sprite
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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
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
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.
  • Rainbow Energy had its own Energy symbol, Any, prior to the HeartGold & SoulSilver print. This was changed to a Colorless symbol congruous to the print's updated effect.
  • The Celestial Storm prints do not list an illustrator, but due to the artwork being recycled from the earliest prints, it is assumed to be Takumi Akabane.

Origin


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