Energy Retrieval (Base Set 81)

Trainer Item
Energy Retrieval
エネルギー回収 Energy Recovery
EnergyRetrievalexStarterSet11.jpg
ex Starter Set print
Illus. Studio Bora Inc.

Energy Retrieval (Japanese: エネルギー回収 Energy Recovery) is an Item card. It was first released as part of the Base Set as a Trainer card.

Card text

Original Series prints
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Trade 1 of the other cards in your hand for up to 2 basic Energy cards from your discard pile.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Gym Deck and Quick Starter Gift Set prints
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
You may use this card only if you discard a card from your hand. Choose up to 2 basic Energy cards from your discard pile, and put them into your hand. (You can't choose the card you discarded with the effect of this card.)
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Black & White Series through Sun & Moon Series prints
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Put 2 basic Energy cards from your discard pile into your hand.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).
Sword & Shield Series and Scarlet & Violet Series prints
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Put up to 2 basic Energy cards from your discard pile into your hand.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
You may play any number of Item cards during your turn.


Release information

Original Series and Legendary Collection Series

This card was included in the Base Set as a Trainer card with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. In Japan, it was reprinted with a reworded effect in the Nivi City Gym deck and was subsequently included in the Tamamushi City Gym deck, in both decks of the Quick Starter Gift Set, and the Yamabuki City Gym deck. Outside Japan, it was reprinted in Base Set 2 and the Legendary Collection retaining its original effect text. The Original Series print was also featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! for Game Boy Color.

GB1 Evolution sprite
GB2 Beginning Pokémon sprite
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Black & White Series

Energy Retrieval was reclassified as an Item card in the Black & White expansion and featured new artwork by Kent Kanetsuna, previously released in the Japanese Beginning Set, Beginning Set for Girls, and Black Collection. In Japan, it was reprinted in the Beginning Set +, the Beginning Set Pikachu Version, and the Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck. Outside Japan, it was reprinted in the Black & White Trainer Kit and the Plasma Blast expansion.

XY Series

This card was reprinted with new artwork by 5ban Graphics as one of the Japanese XY-P Promotional cards and was available in the Xerneas & Yveltal Card Box from December 13, 2013. This print was later available outside Japan in the Primal Clash expansion. The Japanese Bandit Ring expansion included a Secret print of Energy Retrieval, which was later printed in the Ancient Origins expansion. The original XY-P Promotional print was made available in a number of subsequent Japanese products, including the Primal Groudon & Primal Kyogre Card Box, the Emboar-EX vs Togekiss-EX Deck Kit, and the Mega Mewtwo X & Mega Mewtwo Y Card Box. It was reprinted again in the Japanese BREAK Starter Pack. It was reprinted as a retro card in the Evolutions expansion, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary subset, featuring the same artwork as the Base Set print and an updated card template reminiscent of the Original Series layout.

Sun & Moon Series

Energy Retrieval was reprinted again during the Sun & Moon Series as part of the Sun & Moon expansion, first released in the Japanese Collection Moon and Sun & Moon Starter Set simultaneously on December 9, 2016. This print features new artwork by 5ban Graphics. It was later included in the Ash Half Deck of the Japanese Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit. It was reprinted in the Shining Legends expansion and the Japanese subset of the same name, as well as in the Japanese Remix Bout subset.

Sword & Shield Series

During the Sword & Shield Series, Energy Retrieval was reprinted with new artwork by Ryo Ueda. It was included in the Sword & Shield expansion, first released in the Japanese V Starter Set Lightning. In Japan, it was reprinted as a Non Holofoil in the Sword & Shield Premium Trainer Box, as a Holofoil in the Inteleon VMAX High-Class Deck, and as both a Mirror Holofoil and a Non Holofoil in the Start Deck 100. Outside Asia, it was reprinted in the special Crown Zenith expansion.

Scarlet & Violet Series

During the Scarlet & Violet Series, this card was reprinted in the ex Starter Set Quaxly & Mimikyu ex with different artwork by Studio Bora Inc.

Gallery

Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
Black & White print
Illus. Kent Kanetsuna
Primal Clash print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
Ancient Origins print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
Evolutions print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
Sun & Moon print
Illus. Toyste Beach
Sword & Shield print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
ex Starter Set print
Illus. Studio Bora Inc.
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin


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