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OCG Rulings

  • You can activate the effect of "Shining Elf" when your opponent Normal/Special Summons a monster with less than 500 ATK.[2]
  • When your opponent Special Summons "Lava Golem" to your side of the field, it is still treated as your opponent Special Summoning a monster, so you can activate the effect of "Shining Elf".[3]
  • You cannot activate the effect of "Shining Elf" when your opponent Normal/Special Summons to the field a monster with 0 ATK.[4]
  • If your opponent Normal/Special Summons monsters multiple times during the same turn, then each time you can detach one Xyz Material to activate the effect of "Shining Elf".[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Konami OCG FAQ: Xyz Monster > Shining Elf
  2. Konami OCG FAQ: Can you activate the effect of "Shining Elf" when a monster with less than 500 ATK is Normal/Special Summoned?
  3. Konami OCG FAQ: Can you activate the effect of "Shining Elf" when your opponent's "Lava Golem" is Special Summoned?
  4. Konami OCG FAQ: Can you activate the effect of "Shining Elf" when a monster with 0 ATK is Normal/Special Summoned?
  5. Konami OCG FAQ: Can you activate the effect of "Shining Elf" multiple times during the same turn?
  6. Konami OCG FAQ: Can you activate the effect of "Shining Elf" when multiple monsters are Special Summoned simultaneously?
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