Metal Energy Cards – Info & Gallery

What are Metal Energy Cards?

Metal 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, Metal Energy Cards are always predominantly grey and always feature the Metal symbol of a black inverted triangle with brackets at the corners on a grey circle. (Scroll to bottom for timeline and gallery of all designs to date).

Metal Energy Cards Symbol

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

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

Aggron VMAX

The Aggron VMAX card from Brilliant Stars has two Attacks. To use Cracking Stomp the player must attach one Metal Energy and two Colorless Energy. To use Max Take Down, two Metal and three Colorless Energy are required.

 

Timeline of Metal Energy Cards:

There were 5 different designs of Metal Special Energy Cards and to date there have been 12 different designs of Metal 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 Metal Energy Cards

19/111 Neo GenesisNeo Genesis Set
First Released 2000
Card Number –
19/111

159/165 Expedition Base SetExpedition Base Set
First Released 2002
Card Number –
159/165

94/109 Ruby and SapphireEX Ruby and Sapphire
First Released 2003
Card Number –
94/109

120/123 Mysterious TreasuresDP Mysterious Treasures
First Released 2007
Card Number –
120/123

80/90 UndauntedHGSS Undaunted 2010
First Released 2007
Card Number –
80/90

Basic Metal Energy Cards

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

122/123 HeartGold, SoulSilverHeartGold, SoulSilver
First Released 2010
Card Number –
122/123 

112/114 Black and WhiteBlack and White
First Released 2011
Card Number –
112/114 

139/146 XY Base SetXY Base Set
First Released 2014
Card Number –
139/146 

82/83 XY GenerationsXY Generations
First Released 2016
Card Number –
82/83 

98/108 XY EvolutionsXY Evolutions
First Released 2016
Card Number –
98/108

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

163/149 Sun and Moon Base SetSun and Moon Base Set
First Released 2017
Card Number –
163/149

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

Sword and Shield Metal Energy Cards SymbolSword and Shield
First Released 2020
Card Number –
no number

237/203 Evolving SkiesSWSH Evolving Skies
First Released 2021
Card Number –
237/203

Brilliant Stars Metal Energy CardsSWSH Brilliant Stars
First Released 2022
Card Number –
no number

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

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

Gallery

19/111 Neo Genesis
159/165 Expedition Base Set
94/109 Ruby and Sapphire
120/123 Mysterious Treasures
80/90 Undaunted
130/130 Diamond and Pearl
122/123 HeartGold, SoulSilver
112/114 Black and White
139/146 XY Base Set
82/83 XY Generations
98/108 XY Evolutions
Sun and Moon Metal Energy Cards
163/149 Sun and Moon Base Set
Team Up Metal Energy Cards
Sword and Shield Metal Energy Cards Symbol
237/203 Evolving Skies
Brilliant Stars Metal Energy Cards
159/159 Metal Energy
Scarlet and Violet Metal Energy
Neo Genesis
Expedition Base
Ruby & Sapphire
Mysterious Treasures
Undaunted
Diamond & Pearl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black & White
XY Base
XY Generations
XY Evolutions
Sun & Moon
Sun & Moon Base
Team Up
Sword & 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
Sun & Moon Base
Team Up
Sword & Shield
Evolving Skies
Brilliant Stars
Crown Zenith
Scarlet & Violet
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