Lightning Energy Cards – Info & Gallery

What are Lightning Energy Cards?

Lightning Energy Cards are one of the nine Basic Energy Cards that are used in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). They were introduced when the game was launched in Japan in 1996 and have been a feature of the TCG ever since.

See also: What are Basic Energy Cards?

 

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

Lightning Energy Cards Symbol

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

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

Ampharos V

The Ampharos V card from the Vivid Voltage set has two Attacks. To use Dazzle Blast the player must attach one Lightning Energy and one Colorless Energy. To use Damaging Spark, two Lightning Energy and one Colorless Energy are required.

 

Timeline of Lightning Energy Cards:

To date there have been 18 different designs of Lightning 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.

100/102 Base Set Lightning EnergyPokémon Base Set
First Released 1999
Card Number –
100/102

163/165 Expedition Base SetExpedition Base Set
First Released 2002
Card Number –
163/165

109/109 Ruby and SapphireEX Ruby and Sapphire
First Released 2003
Card Number –
109/109

104/106 EX EmeraldEX Emerald
First Released 2005
Card Number –
104/106

104/110 Holon PhantomsEX Holon Phantoms
First Released 2006
Card Number –
108/110

106/108 Power Keepers Lightning Energy CardsEX Power Keepers
First Released 2007
Card Number –
106/108 

126/130 Diamond and PearlDiamond and Pearl
First Released 2007
Card Number –
126/130 

118/123 HeartGold, SoulSilverHeartGold, SoulSilver
First Released 2010
Card Number –
118/123 

108/114 Black and WhiteBlack and White
First Released 2011
Card Number –
108/114 

135/146 XY BaseXY Base Set
First Released 2014
Card Number –
135/146 

78/83 Guardians RisingXY Generations
First Released 2016
Card Number –
78/83 

94/108 XY EvolutionsXY Evolutions
First Released 2016
Card Number –
94/108

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

168/145 Guardians RisingSM Guardians Rising
First Released 2017
Card Number –
168/145

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

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

235/203 Evolving SkiesSWSH Evolving Skies
First Released 2021
Card Number –
235/203

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

155/159 Lightning EnergySWSH Crown Zenith (Holo)
First Released 2023
Card Number –
155/159

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

Gallery

100/102 Base Set Lightning Energy
163/165 Expedition Base Set
109/109 Ruby and Sapphire
104/106 EX Emerald
Lightning Energy Cards - Info & Gallery
106/108 Power Keepers Lightning Energy Cards
126/130 Diamond and Pearl
118/123 HeartGold, SoulSilver
108/114 Black and White
135/146 XY Base
78/83 Guardians Rising
94/108 XY Evolutions
Sun and Moon Lightning Energy Cards
168/145 Guardians Rising
Team Up Lightning Energy Cards
Sword and Shield Lightning Energy
235/203 Evolving Skies
Brilliant Stars Lightning Energy
155/159 Lightning Energy
Scarlet and Violet Lightning Energy
Base Set
Expedition Base
Ruby & Sapphire
EX Emerald
Holon Phantoms
Power Keepers
Diamond & Pearl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black & White
XY Base set
Guardians Rising
XY Evolutions
Sun & Moon
Guardians Rising
Team Up
Sword & Shield
Evolving Skies
Brilliant Stars
Crown Zenith
Scarlet & Violet
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Base Set
Expedition Base
Ruby & Sapphire
EX Emerald
Holon Phantoms
Power Keepers
Diamond & Pearl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black & White
XY Base set
Guardians Rising
XY Evolutions
Sun & Moon
Guardians Rising
Team Up
Sword & Shield
Evolving Skies
Brilliant Stars
Crown Zenith
Scarlet & Violet
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