Recycle Energy Cards – Info & Gallery

What are Recycle Energy Cards?

Recycle Energy Cards are Special Energy Cards that are used in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). They were first introduced in 2000 with the launch of the Neo Genesis expansion set and last seen in the Unified Minds set of 2019. 

See also: What are Special Energy Cards?

 

Recycle Energy cards provide one Colorless Energy. They also allow players to return the card to their hand rather than the Discard Pile. There has only been one design for these cards and it includes the Colorless Energy symbol. (Scroll to bottom for timeline and gallery of all cards released to date).

 Recycle Energy - Colorless Energy Symbol

In the Pokémon TCG, a player can only use an Attack Move if the specified number of Energy are attached. This specified number generally includes one or more Energy that corresponds to the Pokémon type, and / or a number of Colorless Energy. Recycle Energy Cards provide one Colorless Energy.

 

Recycle Energy Cards Text:

The text on all cards is roughly the same but there was a minor change to the text for the Unified Minds release. Listed below are two different texts seen on the cards in order of release.

2000 Neo Genesis release

‘Recycle Energy provides Colorless Energy Colorless Energy. (Doesn’t count as a basic Energy card.) If this card is put into your discard pile from play, return it to your hand.’

2019 Unified Minds release

This card provides Colorless Energy Colorless Energy.
If this card is discarded from play, put it into your hand instead of the discard pile.

 

Timeline of Recycle Energy Cards:

To date these cards have been included in 2 different expansion sets. They have always been part of the set and have card numbers. The cards released are listed in order of release. (scroll to bottom for gallery view).

105/111 Recycle EnergyNeo Genesis
First Released 2000
Card Number –
105/111

212/236 Recycle EnergyUnified Minds
First Released 2019
Card Number –
212/236

257/236 Recycle EnergyFirst Released 2019

Card Number –
257/236

 

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105/111 Recycle Energy
212/236 Recycle Energy
257/236 Recycle Energy
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