Water Energy Cards – Info & Gallery

What are Water Energy Cards?

Water 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 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, Water Energy Cards are always predominantly blue and always feature the Water symbol of a black water drop on a blue circle. (Scroll to bottom for timeline and gallery of all designs to date).

Water Energy Cards Symbol

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

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

Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX

The Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX card from Chilling Reign has two Attacks. To use the Ride of the High King the player must attach two Colorless Energy. To use the Max Lance Attack, two Water Energy are required.

 

Timeline of Water Energy Cards:

To date there have been 18 different designs of Water 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.

102/102 Base SetPokémon Base Set
First Released 1999
Card Number –
102/102

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

106/109 Ruby and SapphireEX Ruby and Sapphire
First Released 2003
Card Number –
106/109

103/106 EX EmeraldEX Emerald
First Released 2005
Card Number –
103/106

107/110 Holon PhantomsEX Holon Phantoms
First Released 2006
Card Number –
107/110

105/108 EX Power KeepersEX Power Keepers
First Released 2007
Card Number –
105/108 

125/130 Diamond and PearlDiamond and Pearl
First Released 2007
Card Number –
125/130 

117/123 HeartGold SoulSilverHeartGold, SoulSilver
First Released 2010
Card Number –
117/123 

107/114 Black and WhiteBlack and White
First Released 2011
Card Number –
107/114 

134-146 XY Base Set Water Energy CardsXY Base Set
First Released 2014
Card Number –
134/146 

77/83 XY Generations Water EnergyXY Generations
First Released 2016
Card Number –
77/83 

93/108 XY EvolutionsXY Evolutions
First Released 2016
Card Number –
93/108

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

124/111 Crimson InvasionSM Crimson Invasion
First Released 2017
Card Number –
124/111

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

Sword and Shield Water Energy CardsSword and Shield
First Released 2020
Card Number –
no number

231/198 Chilling ReignSWSH Chilling Reign
First Released 2021
Card Number –
231/198

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

154/159 Water EnergySWSH Crown Zenith (Holo)
First Released 2023
Card Number –
154/159

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

Gallery

102/102 Base Set
165/165 Expedition Base Set
106/109 Ruby and Sapphire
103/106 EX Emerald
107/110 Holon Phantoms
105/108 EX Power Keepers
125/130 Diamond and Pearl
117/123 HeartGold SoulSilver
107/114 Black and White
134-146 XY Base Set Water Energy Cards
77/83 XY Generations Water Energy
93/108 XY Evolutions
Sun and Moon Water Energy Cards
124/111 Crimson Invasion
Team Up Water Energy Cards
Sword and Shield Water Energy Cards
231/198 Chilling Reign
Brilliant Stars Water Energy
154/159 Water Energy
Scarlet and violet Water Energy
Base Set
Expedition Base
Ruby & Sapphire
EX Emerald
Holon Phantoms
Power Keepers
Diamond & Pearl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black & White
XY Base
77-83 XY Generations
XY Evolutions
Sun & Moon
Crimson Invasion
Team Up
Sword & Shield
Chilling Reign
Brilliant Stars
Crown Zenith
Scarlet & Violet
previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow
 
Base Set
Expedition Base
Ruby & Sapphire
EX Emerald
Holon Phantoms
Power Keepers
Diamond & Pearl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black & White
XY Base
77-83 XY Generations
XY Evolutions
Sun & Moon
Crimson Invasion
Team Up
Sword & Shield
Chilling Reign
Brilliant Stars
Crown Zenith
Scarlet & Violet
previous arrow
next arrow

 

Leave a comment