Lightning (TCG)

Lightning redirects here. For the island in the Orange Archipelago, see Lightning Island. For the Ultra Beast codenamed UB Lightning in Japanese, see Xurkitree (Pokémon).

TCG types
Grass
Grass
Fire
Fire
Water
Water
Lightning
Lightning
Psychic
Psychic
Fighting
Fighting
Darkness
Darkness
Metal
Metal
Dragon
Dragon
Fairy
Fairy
Colorless
Colorless

The Lightning type (Japanese: Lightning) is one of the eleven TCG types. It is represented by the color yellow, and symbolized by an S-shaped lightning bolt.

The Lightning type contains all Electric-type Pokémon found in the main series video games. For example, Raichu, Zapdos and Raikou are all Lightning types in the TCG.

The corresponding Basic Energy card is Lightning Energy.

Battle properties

Generally, Lightning Pokémon have a weakness to:

Generally, Lightning Pokémon have a resistance to:

These types are generally weak to Lightning Pokémon:

  • Water, if the corresponding Pokémon in the games is a Water-type
  • Any Pokémon that are Flying-type in the games, regardless of their TCG type

These types are generally resistant to Lightning Pokémon:

Lightning Pokémon in the TCG

See Category:Lightning-type Pokémon cards for all Pokémon cards that have this type.

In the video games

Pokémon Trading Card Game series

In Pokémon Trading Card Game, there are 23 Lightning-type Pokémon cards. In Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, there are 39 Lightning-type Pokémon cards.

The Lightning Energy card is available in both games. Additionally, in the second game only, the Rainbow Energy provides any kind of basic Energy (including Lightning Energy).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Lèuih
Mandarin Léi
  Dutch Bliksem
  French Électrique*
Elektrik*
  German Elektro
  Indonesian Listrik
  Italian Lampo
  Korean 번개 Beongae
  Brazilian Portuguese Raios
  Russian Молния Molniya
  Spanish Rayo*
Relámpago*
  Thai สายฟ้า Sai Fa



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