[Top 10] Pokemon TCG Best Colorless Pokemon Right Now

A look at the best Colorless type cards in the Pokemon TCG.
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Hello all you fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and casual readers. The Pokemon Trading Card Game thrives on the multitude of playable strategies. While it is easy to zoom out and say that the only objective in Pokemon is to hit your opponent harder than they hit you, it is more nuanced than that. For example, which Pokemon Type do you prefer to play? There are the hard hitting fire types that burn away energy when they attack. There are electric types that specialize in lightning fast attacks. There are the cerebral psychic types that manipulate energy cards, other Pokémon, and damage counters to pull off unusual attacks. And there are colorless types that sacrifice power for adaptability. 

Colorless cards specialize in not needing any specific type of energy to attack. This means that you can play them in any type of deck with minimal detrimental effect. This does mean that they tend to be a bit weaker than specifically typed cards, but if you’re looking for good cards that get the job done, then there’s no better place to look.

Today we’re going to be looking at the top 10 best colorless type cards in the Pokemon TCG. This list will only take into consideration cards released before July of 2021. We will be judging these cards based on the abilities printed on the cards alone, so unfortunately multi-card combos are off the table.

Before we get into the list, I would like to note that there are a lot of great and competitive cards that won’t be included on this list. Why? Because they become exponentially better with the use of cards like Double Colorless, Twin, and Triple Acceleration Energy. Unfortunately we won’t be taking that into consideration for this list. With that said, let’s get into the list.

10. Cinccino (Sword & Shield)

  • This Stage 1 Pokemon has 90 HP.
  • Sporting the same ability as the popular Zoroark GX, Make Do discards a card from your hand and draws two in return. More cards is usually better.
  • Sometimes you need a turn to power up your Pokemon without them getting hit. This is the perfect time to send out Cinccino. It may seem counterintuitive at first but you can attach an energy to Cinccino and then use it’s attack to attach to whoever else you want on the bench. This also puts an extra 40 damage on the board and if your opponent doesn’t knock it out, you already have the energy needed to retreat. There’s really no downside. 

9. Oranguru (Sun & Moon)

  • This Basic Pokemon has 120 HP.
  • Oranguru has the amazing Instruct ability. Instruct draws cards until you have three cards in our hand. If you know that you’ll be playing a lot of cards then there’s no reason not to play one or two of these. 
  • Lots of big decks struggle against cards that prevent EX, GX, and V cards from hitting them. Often these cards have 100 - 120 HP and deal 60 - 90 damage. Oranguru is an expert at dealing with these cards. Psychic costs three energy and deals 60 damage plus 20 more for each energy on your opponent. This may not hit hard enough to deal with bigger Pokemon but it does have a role to play. 

8. Lugia EX (Ancient Origins)

  • This Basic EX Pokemon has 170 HP.
  • For two energy, Lugia can use the Aero Ball attack. This attack deals 20 damage for each energy on both active Pokemon. This means you can let your opponent power up your damage or do it yourself if they won’t cooperate.
  • The Deep Hurricane attack costs four energy and does 80 damage. It does 70 more damage if there’s a stadium card in play but you have to discard the stadium afterwards. 

7. Silvally GX (Cosmis Eclipse)

  • This Stage 1 GX Pokemon has 210 HP.
  • Disk Reload is another draw ability. This one lets you draw until you have five cards in your hand.
  • The Brave Buddies attack costs two energy and deals 50 damage. If you played a Supporter card that turn, it deals 70 more damage.
  • Silver Knight GX is very specific and very powerful. It costs two energy and if your opponent’s Pokemon is an Ultra Beast, it is knocked out.

6. Cramorant V

  • This Basic V Pokemon has 200 HP.
  • For one energy, the Beak Catch attack searches your deck for any two cards and puts them into your hand. This can essentially allow you to start the game with whatever cards you want.
  • Later in the game your opponent usually has at least one weaker card on their bench that you wish you could take care of. And for three energy, Spit Shot deals 160 damage to one of your opponents benched Pokemon. You have to discard all energy from Cramorant V to use this attack.

5. Snorlax VMAX

  • This VMAX Pokemon has 340 HP.
  • Yes. 340 HP. This Pokemon was one of the first to breach 300 HP and is currently in a three way tie for most HP on any Pokemon card. 
  • G-MAX Fall costs three energy and deals 60 damage plus 30 more for each of your benched Pokemon.

4. Dubwool V

  • This Basic V Pokemon has 210 HP.
  • The Soft Wool ability reduces all damage done to Dubwool by 30.
  • This Pokemon is great for the late game. It’s attack, Revenge Blast, deals 120 damage plus 30 more for each Prize card your opponent has taken. This attack costs three energy.

3. Altaria (Champions Path)

  • This Stage 1 Pokemon has 110 HP.
  • Many of the Pokemon on this list and in the META are GX or V Pokemon. Altaria’s Miraculous Charm ability is super powerful as it just prevents those Pokemon from doing damage to it. 
  • For two energy, Speed dive does 60 damage.

2. Blissey V

  • This Basic V Pokemon has 250 HP.
  • This is another Pokemon with incredibly high HP. Only two other V Pokemon have more than 250 HP.
  • The Natural Cure ability heals all Special Conditions from Blissey V when you attach an energy from your hand to it.
  • Blissey’s Blissful Blast attack is a bit complicated, but very powerful. For one energy, it does 10 damage plus 30 more damage for each energy attached to Blissey V. In addition, if the attack does damage, you may attach three energy from your discard pile to Blissey V. 

1. Togekiss VMAX

  • This VMAX Pokemon has 310 HP.
  • Our top colorless Pokemon has only one incredibly versatile attack. For two energy, Max Glide deals 120 damage and you can search your deck for any two cards and put them into your hand. These can be healing cards to keep Togekiss alive, disruption cards to mess with your opponent, or literally anything you want. 


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