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Energy Grass
Grass Energy
草エネルギー Grass Energy
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Grass Energy
Classification Basic Energy card
Provides Grass
Additional effect No

Grass Energy (Japanese: 草エネルギー Grass Energy) is a Basic Energy card which provides one Grass Energy (Grass). This can be attached to Pokémon cards and used to power moves with Grass or Colorless Energy requirements.

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Release information

Grass Energy was reprinted with new artwork in the Snivy Half Deck of the Japanese Beginning Set, with multiple prints each bearing a different number to organize the half-deck. This print was included in the Black & White expansion, having been previously reprinted in the Virizion Battle Strength Deck in Japan. It was reprinted as one of the BW-P Promotional cards and was awarded at the July/August Pokémon Center Open Challenge. It saw another reprint as a winner prize at the Summer Carnival in July 2011 and has the logo for the event in the bottom right corner. In Japan, unnumbered reprints bearing their respective sets' expansion symbols were included in the Beginning Set +, Zekrom-EX Battle Strength Deck, and Beginning Set Pikachu Version.

This card was reprinted as another BW-P Promo, this time available in card packs given out at the September 2011 and June 2012 Gym Challenges. Again, the Gym Challenge logo is stamped in the bottom right corner. Further unnumbered but symboled Japanese reprints were included in the National Beginning Set, Everyone's Exciting Battle expansion before a final BW-P reprint with a stamp for the event was the participation prize for the Battle Carnival Spring 2013.

The Chespin Half Deck of the Japanese XY Beginning Set saw new artwork for Grass Energy, which made its way into the English XY expansion. In Japan, an unnumbered XY-P Promotional print with a Lawson stamp was released in the Lawson Limited Pokémon Coin Set in December 2013. A Mirror Holofoil unnumbered XY-P Promotional print was also available in special Pokémon Card Gym packs awarded between May and July 2014 as well as in Pokémon Center Crisis Battle packs from January 31, 2015. It was reprinted in the Latias Half Deck of the XY Trainer Kit: Latias & Latios. Unnumbered but symboled Japanese reprints were included in the M Master Deck Build Box Power Style and M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style, as well as the later BREAK Starter Pack.

A new print featuring lines of varying widths and shades of green was first available as a Mirror Holofoil unnumbered XY-P Promotional card in Japanese Pokémon Card Gym packs awarded between February and April 2015. This print was released in English in the Generations expansion. Another print, featuring the words "Pokémon Card Game XY BREAK" behind the Energy symbol, was first released in the Japanese Mega Mewtwo X & Mega Mewtwo Y Card Box. An embossed Holofoil version of this print with a gold border and no collection number was a prize available as part of the Golden Present Campaign, which ran from September 26 until October 31, 2015. People wishing to enter the prize lottery were required to affix the barcodes of eligible Pokémon TCG products totalling at least ¥1,000 to a postcard and send it to the campaign headquarters via mail during the campaign period. The prizes included 5 sets of 4 golden Moncollé figures featuring Zoroark, Chesnaught, Raichu, and Noivern; 30 sets of golden TCG items; 2,500 sets of 3 Holofoil Grass Energy cards, and 2,500 sets of 3 Holofoil Darkness Energy cards. Winners were sent their goods from mid-November 2015. A Mirror Holofoil version of this print was later released in the Premium Champion Pack.

With the 20th Anniversary of the TCG approaching, Energy cards with a design reminiscent of the Original Series layout were first given away in Japan to participants of Pokémon Card Gym meetings held between August and October 2016. Reverse Cosmos Holofoil versions were subsequently awarded at venues hosting the 20th Anniversary Festa. Players competing in the 20th Anniversary Battle event who achieved three straight wins at the 'Premier Stage' qualified for the 'Climax Stage' and were given 1 of the 9 basic Energy cards at random. The 20th Anniversary Festa was held at Toki Messe, Niigata on October 10, 2016 and at the Nagoya Trade & Industry Center, Nagoya on October 23, 2016. These prints are all unnumbered XY-P Promotional cards. This print was released in English in the Evolutions expansion.

The Sun & Moon Series brought with it another Energy card design. For the first time, basic Energy cards in English sets were completely unnumbered and included in every expansion starting with Sun & Moon. It was included in the Japanese Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon as a Mirror Holofoil and as a Secret card. This print was included in the Guardians Rising expansion. Grass Energy was released as unnumbered Energies in several Japanese products: Decidueye-GX Starter Set Grass, Premium Trainer Box, Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Premium Trainer Box, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Deck Build Boxes, and the Grass Lurantis-GX Deck. The prints of Grass Energy included in the Shining Legends booster packs were Holofoil. It was released in the English Ho-Oh Legendary Battle Deck, Alolan Ninetales Half Deck of the Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales, and the Mega Blastoise Deck of the Battle Arena Decks: Mega Charizard X vs Mega Blastoise.

It was reprinted as a SM-P promo numbered 128/SM-P and was given out as a Play Point prize at several events: the Champion's League 2018 Yokohama for four points; the Champion's League 2018 1st Certified Tournament for 12 points; the Champion's League 2018 Nagoya/Kyoto for six points, the Pokémon Japan Championships 2018 for six points, the Champion's League 2019 Tokyo/Niigata for six points, the Champion's League 2019 Certified Tournament for six points, the Champion's League 2019 Certified Tournament for six points, the Champion's League 2019 Kyoto for a minimum of 10 points, the Pokémon Japan Championships 2019 for six points, and the Champion's League 2020 Tokyo for a minimum of 10 points. It features the Champion's League 2018 logo in the bottom right corner of the card. Two more SM-P promos, 170/SM-P and 171/SM-P, were available from special packs given to customers of 7-Eleven stores who bought five booster packs of Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon starting December 8, 2017. 171 is Holofoil while 170 is not, and both have the 7-Eleven logo stamped in the bottom right corner. It was made available as the participation prize for the Pokémon Card Station: Pokémon Card Game Classroom in 2017 and 2019.

Another new design was included in every expansion starting with Team Up and was also included in the Japanese Tag Team GX Premium Trainer Box, Tag Team GX Deck Build Box, and the Extra Regulation Box. It was included as a Secret card in the Japanese Tag All Stars subset.

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Trivia

  • Prior to the Expedition Base Set, all Basic Energy cards credited Keiji Kinebuchi as their illustrator. The Expedition and all subsequent prints do not list an illustrator credit.
  • The background for the HeartGold & SoulSilver variant has an outline of Celebi.

Origin


Basic Energy cards
Grass   Grass  
Fire   Fire  
Water   Water  
Lightning   Lightning  
Psychic   Psychic  
Fighting   Fighting  
Darkness   Darkness  
Metal   Metal  
Fairy   Fairy  



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