Ruling Black Market *


Aspiring Trainer
The new stadium Black Market * reads as follows:

Whenever either player’s [D] Pokemon with [D] Energy attached to it is Knocked Out by damage from an opponent’s attack, the opponent takes 1 less Prize card.

Does this work for dark pokemon with unit/rainbow/counter energy attached? Or does it have to be basic dark energy?


a.k.a. Professor Rosewood
Forum Mod
CrownAxe is correct: any Energy Card that provides Dark Energy, whether a Basic Energy card or not (ex. Unit/Rainbow/Counter/Blend/Dangerous/Darkness Energy), would be considered a Dark Energy for the purpose of Black Market Prism's effect.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!



Aspiring Trainer
Advanced Member
Yes, it would count.

From the Compendium in the "Energy Cards In General" section towards the bottom:

* If a card gives off Energy of any type then that card COUNTS as an Energy card of that type. This means a Buzzap'd Electrode that was chosen to give 2 Grass Energy COUNTS as a Grass Energy Card and can be Energy Transferred by Venusaur's Pokémon Power. (Mar 30 WotC Chat)
* Any card that provides Energy is considered an Energy card of the type it provides. So if you were to Energy Burn a DCE, it counts as a Fire Energy card that provides 2 fire Energy until the end of the turn. So it could be Gathered by Team Rocket Charmander but would only provide 1 coin flip for the Continuous Fireball attack on Dark Charizard. (Jul 6, 2000 WotC Chat Announcements)

Note that this is only true if it is attached to a Pokémon, not if it's in the deck, discard pile, or hand.