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.
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.
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, Energy Retrieval was reprinted in the Scarlet & Violet expansion with new artwork by Studio Bora Inc., first released in the Japanese ex Starter Set Quaxly & Mimikyu ex. It was reprinted in the Japanese ex Start Decks and the 2023 World Championships Yokohama Deck: Pikachu.