Darkness Energy Cards – Info & Gallery

What are Darkness Energy Cards?

Darkness Energy Cards are one of the nine Basic Energy Cards that are used in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). However, they were first introduced as Special Energy Cards in 2000 with the launch of the Neo Genesis Set and continued to be produced until 2011. They were released as Basic Energy Cards in 2007 with the launch of the Diamond and Pearl Set and have continued to be released as Basic Energy Cards ever since.

See also: What are Basic Energy Cards?

 

Although there have been many design changes over the years, Darkness Energy Cards are always predominantly midnight blue and always feature the Darkness symbol of a black crescent on a midnight blue circle. (Scroll to bottom for timeline and gallery of all designs to date).

Darkness Energy Cards Symbol

Darkness Energy corresponds to Dark type Pokémon and their cards always include the Darkness Energy symbol in the top right hand corner. In order to use an Attack Move of a Dark type Pokémon, the player will need to attach the specified number of Darkness and/or Colorless Energy Cards. The numbers required are indicated by the symbols to the left of the Attack Move.

A Darkness Energy Card can also be used when the Colorless Energy symbol appears because Colorless Energy can be any type of Energy.

Crobat VMAX

The Crobat VMAX card from Shining Fates has two Attacks. To use Stealth Position the player must attach one Darkness Energy and one Colorless Energy. To use Max Cutter, two Darkness and  one Colorless Energy are required.

 

Timeline of Darkness Energy Cards:

There were 5 different designs of Darkness Special Energy Cards and to date there have been 12 different designs of Darkness Basic Energy Cards. Energy Cards were given numbers up to the release of the Sun and Moon series in 2017. The only Basic Energy cards to be given numbers from 2017 onwards are those that are released as Secret Rares.

Special Energy Darkness Energy Cards

104/111 Neo GenesisNeo Genesis Set
First Released 2000
Card Number –
104/111

158/165 Expedition Base SetExpedition Base Set
First Released 2002
Card Number –
158/165

93/109 Ruby and Sapphire Special Darkness EnergyEX Ruby and Sapphire
First Released 2003
Card Number –
93/109

119/123 Mysterious TreasuresDP Mysterious Treasures
First Released 2007
Card Number –
119/123

79/90 Undaunted Special Energy Darkness EnergyHGSS Undaunted 2010
First Released 2007
Card Number –
79/90

Basic Darkness Energy Cards

129/130 Diamond and PearlDiamond and Pearl
First Released 2007
Card Number –
129/130 

121-123 HeartGold SoulSilverHeartGold, SoulSilver
First Released 2010
Card Number –
121/123 

111/114 Black and WhiteBlack and White
First Released 2011
Card Number –
111/114 

138/146 XY Base SetXY Base Set
First Released 2014
Card Number –
138/146 

81/83 XY Generations XY Generations
First Released 2016
Card Number –
81/83 

97/108 XY EvolutionsXY Evolutions
First Released 2016
Card Number –
97/108

Sun and Moon Darkness Energy CardsSun and Moon
First Released 2017
Card Number –
no number

168/147 Burning ShadowsSM Burning Shadows
First Released 2017
Card Number –
168/147

Team Up Darkness Energy CardsSM Team Up
First Released 2019
Card Number –
no number

Sword and Shield Darkness EnergySword and Shield
First Released 2020
Card Number –
no number

236/203 Evolving SkiesSWSH Evolving Skies
First Released 2021
Card Number –
236/203

Brilliant Stars Darkness EnergySWSH Brilliant Stars
First Released 2022
Card Number –
no number

158/159 Darkness EnergySWSH Crown Zenith (Holo)
First Released 2023
Card Number –
158/159

Scarlet and Violet Darkness EnergyScarlet and Violet Base Set
First Released 2023
Card Number –
no number

Gallery

104/111 Neo Genesis
158/165 Expedition Base Set
93/109 Ruby and Sapphire Special Darkness Energy
119/123 Mysterious Treasures
79/90 Undaunted Special Energy Darkness Energy
129/130 Diamond and Pearl
121-123 HeartGold SoulSilver
111/114 Black and White
138/146 XY Base Set
81/83 XY Generations
97/108 XY Evolutions
Sun and Moon Darkness Energy Cards
168/147 Burning Shadows
Team Up Darkness Energy Cards
Sword and Shield Darkness Energy
236/203 Evolving Skies
Brilliant Stars Darkness Energy
158/159 Darkness Energy
Scarlet and Violet Darkness Energy
Neo Genesis
Expedition Base
Ruby & Sapphire
Mysterious Treasures
Undaunted
Diamond & Pearl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black & White
XY Base
XY Generations
XY Evolutions
Sun & Moon
Burning Shadows
Team Up
Sword and Shield
Evolving Skies
Brilliant Stars
Crown Zenith
Scarlet & Violet
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Neo Genesis
Expedition Base
Ruby & Sapphire
Mysterious Treasures
Undaunted
Diamond & Pearl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black & White
XY Base
XY Generations
XY Evolutions
Sun & Moon
Burning Shadows
Team Up
Sword and Shield
Evolving Skies
Brilliant Stars
Crown Zenith
Scarlet & Violet
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