Contact Fusion

"Elemental HERO Neos" performing a Contact Fusion in the artwork of "Miracle Contact"

Japanese (ruby)


Japanese (base text)

コンタクト (ゆう) (ごう)

Japanese (romanized)

Kontakuto Yūgō


Contact Fusion

Contact Fusion (コンタクト (ゆう) (ごう) Kontakuto Yūgō) is a semi-official term which means to Special Summon a Fusion Monster with its own Summoning procedure that states "You do not use "Polymerization"."[1]

General rules

  • If using a face-down monster as a Fusion Material for a Contact Fusion that returns it to the Deck, the player conducting the Summon must reveal that monster before shuffling it into the Deck to allow your opponent to verify the card's identity.
    • This is redundant for Contact Fusions conducted via banishing, sending to the Graveyard, or Tributing, as their Fusion Materials can be publicly verified afterwards.
  • Much like all Extra Deck monsters, most Fusion Monsters that use Contact Fusion can be Special Summoned from the Graveyard or the Banished Zone, as long as they were successfully Special Summoned from the Extra Deck via Contact Fusion first. (Like all Extra Deck monsters, this does not apply if the monster is returned to the Extra Deck; in that case, the monster must be Special Summoned via Contact Fusion again.)



"Gladiator Beast Gyzarus", a monster that must first be Special Summoned via Contact Fusion

The first instances of this Summon were in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, where specific monsters could be fused into a Fusion Monster without the use of "Polymerization". The first monster that was Summoned in this manner was "Valkyrion the Magna Warrior". Unlike Fusion by "Polymerization", monsters created by this method could attack in the same turn they were created.

This term was first widely introduced in Power of the Duelist, and was originally a term from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime used to describe the Special Summoning method of the "Neos" Fusion Monsters, which are Summoned by shuffling their Fusion Material Monsters from the field into the Deck. This term was later applied to the "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monsters by players, as those monsters Special Summon themselves via the same method.

The term has never appeared in the rulebook or any card effect text, but it does appear in the flavor text of "Elemental HERO Neos" and is often used in rulings.

This Special Summon can somewhat be considered to be a precursor to Synchro Summoning, as it only requires the proper monsters on the field and the appropriate monster in the Extra Deck, without the need of a Spell Card (as used in most Ritual Summons and Fusion Summons).


All "Contact Fusion" cards


 Japanese nameSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Armed Dragon Catapult Cannonアームド・ドラゴン・カタパルトキャノンLIGHTMachine1035003000
Elemental HERO Air NeosE・HERO エアー・ネオスWINDWarrior725002000
Elemental HERO Cosmo NeosE・HERO コスモ・ネオスLIGHTWarrior1135003000
Elemental HERO Nebula NeosE・HERO ネビュラ・ネオスEARTHWarrior930002500
Gladiator Beast Andabata剣闘獣アンダバタエDARKBeast-Warrior810002800
Gladiator Beast Domitianus剣闘獣ドミティアノスDARKSea Serpent1035001200
Gladiator Beast Gaiodiaz剣闘獣ゲオルディアスDARKDinosaur726001500
Gladiator Beast Tamer Editor剣闘獣総監エーディトルDARKBeast-Warrior824003000
Ritual Beast Ulti-Gaiapelio聖霊獣騎 ガイアペライオLIGHTPsychic1032002100
Trishula, the Dragon of Icy Imprisonment氷獄龍 トリシューラWATERDragon927002000
World Chalice Guardragon Almarduke星杯の守護竜 アルマドゥークWINDDragon930002600


 Japanese nameSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Assault Cannon Beetleアサルト・キャノン・ビートルEARTHMachine00080000240000002800
Elemental Hero Air NeosE・HERO エアー・ネオスWINDWarrior00070000250000002000
Elemental Hero Aqua NeosWATERWarrior00070000250000002000
Elemental Hero Chaos NeosDARKWarrior00090000300000002500
Elemental Hero Dark NeosDARKWarrior00070000250000002000
Elemental Hero Divine NeosLIGHTWarrior00120000300000002500
Elemental Hero Flare NeosFIREWarrior00070000250000002000
Elemental Hero Glow NeosLIGHTWarrior00070000250000002000
Elemental Hero Grand NeosEARTHWarrior00070000250000002000
Elemental Hero Magma NeosFIREWarrior00090000300000002500
Elemental Hero Marine NeosWATERWarrior00080000280000002300
Elemental Hero Storm NeosWINDWarrior00090000300000002500
Gladiator Beast Andabata剣闘獣アンダバタエDARKBeast-Warrior00080000100000002800
Gladiator Beast GyzarusDARKWinged Beast00060000240000001500
Gladiator Beast Tamer Editor剣闘獣総監エーディトルDARKBeast-Warrior00080000240000003000
Timaeus the Knight of Destiny???
VW-Tiger CatapultLIGHTMachine00060000200000002100
VWXYZ-Dragon Catapult CannonLIGHTMachine00080000300000002800
XY-Dragon CannonLIGHTMachine00060000220000001900
XYZ-Dragon CannonLIGHTMachine00080000280000002600


 Japanese nameSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Solidroid αソリッドロイドα???00070000260000001800
Solidroid βソリッドロイドβ???00070000250000001900
Solidroid γソリッドロイドγ???00070000270000002000


  1. Taketa, Gregory. "Special Summons – Spotting the Different Kinds".
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