What are Special Energy Cards? Complete List

Special Energy Cards Explained

Pokémon Special Energy cards have been included in sets since the launch of the Pokémon TCG in Japan in 1996. They form part of an expansion set and are given card numbers. They are different to Basic Energy Cards because they may be provide more than one energy and / or they may offer an additional ability.

 

The first Special Energy Card to be released was Double Colorless Energy 96/102. It formed part of the Base Set released in Japan in 1996 and Globally in 1999. It is worth two Colorless Energy and this is indicated by the two Colorless Energy symbols at the top of the card and also in the card text.

Special Energy Cards - Double Colorless Energy Base Set

 

Pokémon Energy Cards are a vital component of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). In order to use their attacks, Pokémon must have a specified number and type(s) of Energy Card attached to it. For more information on how this works please see our article on Basic Energy Cards.

 

What are the Different Types of Special Energy Cards?

To date there have been 81 different types of Special Energy Cards. Darkness and Metal Energy were initially introduced as Special Energy Cards but were moved from Special Energy to Basic Energy cards in 2006. Some types have been released many times while others have only been issued once. Detailed below is a complete list of all Special Energy Cards released to date with information about the number and type of Energy they represent and when they were first released. 

 

Complete List of Special Energy Cards (English Language)

Cards are listed in order of first release. Click on links for more detailed information about each type of Special Energy.

 

Double Colorless Energy
First released – Pokémon Base Set 1999
Last released – Shining Legends 2017
Provides two Colorless Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless Energy.

Rainbow Energy
First released – Team Rocket 2000
Last Released – Celestial Storm 2018
Provides one of any type of Energy
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting Type, Dark Type, Steel Type

Full Heal Energy
First released – Team Rocket 2000
Last released – Legendary Collection 2002
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy 

Potion Energy
First released – Team Rocket 2000
Last released – Legendary Collection 2002
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy 

Darkness Energy
First Released – Neo Genesis 2000
Last Released – Scarlet & Violet 2023
Provides one Darkness Energy
Dark Type 
Darkness Energy was originally a Special Energy but moved to Basic Energy in 2006.

Metal Energy
First Released – Neo Genesis 2000
Last Released – Scarlet & Violet 2023
Provides one Metal Energy
 Steel Type 
Metal Energy was originally a Special Energy but moved to Basic Energy in 2006.

Recycle Energy
First Released – Neo Genesis 2000
Last Released – Unified Minds 2019
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Miracle Energy
First Released – Neo Destiny 2002
Last Released – Neo Destiny 2002
Provides two of any type of energy
Colorless EnergyColorless EnergyGrass TypeGrass Type, Fire type symbolFire type symbol, Water typeWater type, Electric typeElectric type, Psychic TypePsychic Type, Fighting TypeFighting Type

Boost Energy
First Released – Aquapolis 2003
Last Released – POP Series 5 2007
Provides three Colorless Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless EnergyColorless Energy

Crystal Energy
First Released – Aquapolis 2003
Last Released – Aquapolis 2003
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Warp Energy
First Released – Aquapolis 2003
Last Released – Crimson Invasion 2017
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Bounce Energy 
First Released – Skyridge 2003
Last Released – Skyridge 2003
Provides two Colorless Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless Energy 

Cyclone Energy
First Released – Skyridge 2003
Last Released – DP Stormfront 2008
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Retro Energy
First Released – Skyridge 2003
Last Released – Skyridge 2003
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy 

Multi Energy
First Released – EX Sandstorm 2003
Last Released – Mysterious Treasures 2007
Provides one of any type of Energy
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting Type and Dark Type, Steel Type after 2006

Aqua Energy
First Released – Team Aqua v Team Magma 2004
Last Released – Team Aqua v Team Magma 2004
Provides two Water or Darkness Energy or one of each
Water typeWater type, Water typeDark Type, Dark TypeDark Type

Magma Energy
First Released – Team Aqua v Team Magma 2004
Last Released – Team Aqua v Team Magma 2004
Provides two Fighting or Darkness Energy or one of each
Fighting TypeFighting Type, Fighting TypeDark Type, Dark TypeDark Type

Double Rainbow Energy
First Released – Team Aqua vs Team Magma 2004
Last Released – Crystal Guardians 2006
Provides two of every type of Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless EnergyGrass TypeGrass Type, Fire type symbolFire type symbol, Water typeWater type, Electric typeElectric type, Psychic TypePsychic Type, Fighting TypeFighting Type and Dark TypeDark Type, Steel TypeSteel Type after 2006.

Dark Metal Energy
First Released – Team Rocket Returns 2004
Last Released – EX Holon Phantoms 2006
Provides one of either Darkness or Metal Energy
Dark Type or Steel Type

R Energy
First Released – Team Rocket Returns 2004
Last Released – Team Rocket Returns 2004
Provides two Darkness Energy
  Dark TypeDark Type 

Heal Energy
First Released – EX Deoxys 2005
Last Released – POP Series 4 2006
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Scramble Energy
First Released – EX Deoxys 2005
Last Released – Dragon Frontiers 2006
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or three of any Energy type
Colorless EnergyColorless EnergyColorless EnergyGrass TypeGrass TypeGrass Type, Fire type symbolFire type symbolFire type symbol, Water typeWater typeWater type, Electric typeElectric typeElectric type, Psychic TypePsychic TypePsychic Type, Fighting TypeFighting TypeFighting Type and Dark TypeDark TypeDark Type, Steel TypeSteel TypeSteel Type in 2006

Holon Energy FF
First Released – Delta Species 2005
Last Released – Dragon Frontiers 2006
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Holon Energy GL
First Released – Delta Species 2005
Last Released – Dragon Frontiers 2006
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Holon Energy WP
First Released – Delta Species 2005
Last Released – Dragon Frontiers 2006
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

React Energy 
First Released – Legend Maker 2006
Last Released – Legend Maker 2006
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Call Energy
First Released – Majestic Dawn 2008
Last Released – Majestic Dawn 2008
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Health Energy
First Released – Majestic Dawn 2008
Last Released – Majestic Dawn 2008
Provides one Colorless Energy

Recover Energy
First Released – Majestic Dawn 2008
Last Released – Majestic Dawn 2008
Provides one Colorless Energy

SP Energy
First Released – Platinum Rising Rivals 2009
Last Released – Platinum Rising Rivals 2009
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or one of any type of Energy 
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting TypeDark Type, Steel Type

Upper Energy
First Released – Platinum Rising Rivals 2009
Last Released – Platinum Rising Rivals 2009
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or two Colorless Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless Energy

Rescue Energy
First Released – HGSS Triumphant 2010
Last Released – HGSS Triumphant 2010
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Prism Energy
First Released – BW Next Destinies 2012
Last Released – BW Next Destinies 2012
Provides one Colorless Energy Colorless Energy
or one of any Energy
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting TypeDark Type, Steel Type.

Blend Energy
First Released – Dragons Exalted 2012
Last Released – Dragons Exalted 2012
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or one of Grass, Fire, Psychic or Darkness
Grass Type, Fire type symbol, Psychic Typeor Dark Type

Blend Energy WLFM
First Released – Dragons Exalted 2012
Last Released – Dragons Exalted 2012
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or one of Water, Lightning, Fighting or Metal
Water type, Electric type, Fighting Typeor Steel Type.

Plasma Energy 
First Released – Plasma Storm 2013
Last Released – Plasma Blast 2013
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Herbal Energy
First Released – XY Furious Fists 2014
Last Released – XY Furious Fists 2014
Provides one Grass Energy
Grass Type

Strong Energy
First Released – XY Furious Fists 2014
Last Released – XY Fates Collide 2016
Provides one Fighting Energy
Fighting Type

Mystery Energy
First Released – Phantom Forces 2014
Last Released – Phantom Forces 2014
Provides one Psychic Energy
Psychic Type

Shield Energy
First Released – XY Primal Clash 2015
Last Released – XY Primal Clash 2015
Provides one Metal Energy
Steel Type

Wonder Energy
First Released – XY Primal Clash 2015
Last Released – XY Primal Clash 2015
Provides one Fairy Energy
Fairy Type

Double Aqua Energy
First Released – Double Crisis 2015
Last Released – Double Crisis 2015
Provides two Water  Energy 
Water typeWater type

Double Magma Energy
First Released – Double Crisis 2015
Last Released – Double Crisis 2015
Provides two Fighting Energy
Fighting TypeFighting Type

Double Dragon Energy
First Released – XY Roaring Skies 2015
Last Released – XY Roaring Skies 2015
Provides two of any Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless EnergyGrass TypeGrass Type, Fire type symbolFire type symbol, Water typeWater type, Electric typeElectric type, Psychic TypePsychic Type, Fighting TypeFighting TypeDark TypeDark Type, Steel TypeSteel Type.

Flash Energy
First Released – XY Ancient Origins 2015
Last Released – XY Ancient Origins 2015
Provides one Lightning Energy
Electric type

Dangerous Energy
First Released – XY Ancient Origins 2015
Last Released – XY Ancient Origins 2015
Provides one Darkness Energy
Dark Type

Burning Energy
First Released – XY BREAKThrough 2015
Last Released – XY BREAKThrough 2015
Provides one Fire Energy
Fire type symbol

Splash Energy
First Released – XY BREAKThrough 2015
Last Released – XY BREAKThrough 2015
Provides one Water Energy
Water type

Counter Energy
First Released – Crimson Invasion 2017
Last Released – Crimson Invastion 2017
Provieds one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or two of any type of Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless EnergyGrass TypeGrass Type, Fire type symbolFire type symbol, Water typeWater type, Electric typeElectric type, Psychic TypePsychic Type, Fighting TypeFighting TypeDark TypeDark Type, Steel TypeSteel Type.

Super Boost Energy
First Released – Ultra Prism 2018
Last Released – Ultra Prism 2018
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or one of any type of Energy
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting TypeDark Type, Steel Type

Unit Energy GFW
First Released – Ultra Prism 2018
Last Released – Ultra Prism 2018
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or one Grass, Fire or Water Energy
Grass Type, Fire type symbolor Water type

Unit Energy LPM
First Released – Ultra Prism 2018
Last Released – Ultra Prism 2018
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or one Lightning, Psychic or Metal Energy
Electric type, Psychic Typeor Steel Type

Unit Energy FDF
First Released – Forbidden Light 2018
Last Released – Forbidden Light 2018
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or one Fighting , Darkness or Fairy Energy
Fighting Type, Dark Typeor Fairy Type

Beast Energy
First Released – Forbidden Light 2018
Last Released – Forbidden Light 2018
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy
or one of any type of Energy
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting TypeDark Type, Steel Type

Memory Energy
First Released – Lost Thunder 2018
Last Released – Lost Thunder 2018
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Triple Acceleration Energy
First Released – Unbroken Bonds 2019
Last Released – Unbroken Bonds 2019
Provides three Colorless Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless EnergyColorless Energy

Weakness Guard Energy
First Released – Unified Minds 2019
Last Released – Unified Minds 2019
Provides one Colorless Energy 
Colorless Energy

Draw Energy
First Released – Cosmic Eclipse 2019
Last Released – Cosmic Ecclipse 2019
Provides one Colorless Energy 
Colorless Energy

Aurora Energy
First Released – Sword and Shield 2020
Last Released – Sword and Shield 2020
Provides one of any type of Energy
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting TypeDark Type, Steel Type

Capture Energy
First Released – Rebel Clash 2020
Last Released – Darkness Ablaze 2020
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Horror Energy
First Released – Rebel Clash 2020
Last Released – Rebel Clash 2020
Provides one Psychic Energy
Psychic Type

Speed Energy
First Released – Rebel Clash 2020
Last Released – Rebel Clash 2020
Provides one Lightning Energy
Electric type

Twin Energy
First Released – Rebel Clash 2020
Last Released – Rebel Clash 2020
Provides two Colorless Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless Energy
or one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Heat Energy
First Released – Darkness Ablaze 2020
Last Released – Darkness Ablaze 2020
Provides one Fire Energy
Fire type symbol

Hiding Energy
First Released – Darkness Ablaze 2020
Last Released – Darkness Ablaze 2020
Provides one Darkness Energy
Dark Type

Powerful Energy
First Released – Darkness Ablaze 2020
Last Released – Darkness Ablaze 2020
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Aromatic Energy
First Released – Vivid Voltage 2020
Last Released – Vivid Voltage 2020
Provides one Grass Energy
Grass Type

Coating Energy
First Released – Vivid Voltage 2020
Last Released – Vivid Voltage 2020
Provides one Metal Energy
Steel Type

Stone Energy
First Released – Vivid Voltage 2020
Last Released – Vivid Voltage 2020
Provides one Fighting Energy
Fighting Type

Wash Energy
First Released – Vivid Voltage 2020
Last Released – Vivid Voltage 2020
Provides one Water Energy
Water type

Single Strike Energy
First Released – Battle Styles 2021
Last Released – Battle Styles 2021
Provides one Fighting or Darkness Energy
Fighting Type or Dark Type

Rapid Strike Energy
First Released – Battle Styles 2021
Last Released – Battle Styles 2021
Provides two Fighting or Water Energy or one of each
Fighting Type Fighting Type, Water typeWater typeor Fighting TypeWater type

Impact Energy
First Released – Chilling Reign 2021
Last Released – Chilling Reign 2021
Provides one of any type of Energy
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting TypeDark Type, Steel Type

Lucky Energy
First Released – Chilling Reign 2021
Last Released – Chilling Reign 2021
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Spiral Energy
First Released – Chilling Reign 2021
Last Released – Chilling Reign 2021
Provides one of any type of Energy
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting TypeDark Type, Steel Type

Treasure Energy
First Released – Evolving Skies 2021
Last Released – Evolving Skies 2021
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Fusion Strike Energy
First Released – Fusion Strike 2021
Last Released – Fusion Strike 2021
Provides one of any type of Energy
Colorless EnergyGrass Type, Fire type symbol, Water type, Electric type, Psychic Type, Fighting TypeDark Type, Steel Type

Double Turbo Energy
First Released – Brilliant Stars 2022
Last Released – Astral Radiance 2022
Provides two Colorless Energy
Colorless EnergyColorless Energy

Gift Energy
First Released – Lost Origin 2022
Last Released – Lost Origin 2022
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

Regenerative Energy
First Released – Silver Tempest 2022
Last Released – Silver Tempest 2022
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

V Guard Energy
First Released – Silver Tempest 2022
Last Released – Silver Tempest 2022
Provides one Colorless Energy
Colorless Energy

 

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