Ion is one of the five basic energy types.
Ion is a form of energy based to cause electronic malfunctions. Ion can be in the form of a gas, a liquid, or a solid. The gas and liquid forms usually contain Nanobots. The Solid form disrupts, and destroys machinery. Most Ion Guns have an Intensity Setting, for certain scenarios (If you are on a ship, and want to destroy the Memory Banks but not the entire ship) or an Interact Chip to hack things.