Different Counters in the artwork of "Counter Cleaner"



Japanese (romanized)




A counter (Japanese: カウンター Kauntā) is a generic marker that can be put on cards. They can only be placd on cards with specific effect, and the type of counters vary between cards.

There are official Counters in form of cards. But players commonly use small objects, such as coin, beads, and dice to represent counters.


Counters are generally placed on card(s) for specific effect, such as minor ATK/DEF modification, preventing cards from leaving the field by removing counters, giving/gaining effect(s), etc. Many of these effects also amplify based on the number of placed counters; the more counters, the more effect.

Counters can be specific to a single card, specifically shared through a series/archetype, or span through a large group of similar cards.

Notable archetypes revolving around counters include: "Alien", "Cloudian", "Mythical Beast", "Predaplant" and "Venom".


Cards that use non-specific counters


 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
B.E.S. Big Core巨大戦艦 ビッグ・コアEffect MonsterDARKMachine623001100
B.E.S. Big Core MK-3巨大戦艦 ビッグ・コアMk-ⅢEffect MonsterLIGHTMachine827001900
B.E.S. Blaster Cannon Core巨大戦艦 ブラスターキャノン・コアEffect MonsterEARTHMachine925003000
B.E.S. Covered Core巨大戦艦 カバード・コアEffect MonsterEARTHMachine72500800
B.E.S. Crystal Core巨大戦艦 クリスタル・コアEffect MonsterWATERMachine521001000
B.E.S. Tetran巨大戦艦 テトランEffect MonsterWINDMachine618002300
BOXerBOXサーEffect MonsterEARTHWarrior418001000
Balloon Lizardバルーン・リザードEffect MonsterEARTHReptile45001900
Dark Catapulterダーク・カタパルターEffect MonsterEARTHMachine410001500
Des Mosquitoデス・モスキートEffect MonsterDARKInsect3500500
Fire CrackerファイヤークラッカーEffect MonsterFIREFiend41700200
Firewall Dragon Darkfluidファイアウォール・ドラゴン・ダークフルードLink Monster
Effect Monster
Linkbelt Wall Dragon弾帯城壁龍Effect MonsterEARTHDragon602100
Metal Shooterメタル・シューターEffect MonsterLIGHTMachine5800800
Miracle Jurassic Egg奇跡のジュラシック・エッグEffect MonsterEARTHDinosaur402000
Number 51: Finisher the Strong ArmNo.51 怪腕のフィニッシュ・ホールドXyz Monster
Effect Monster
Performapal Turn TrooperEMターントルーパーEffect MonsterLIGHTWarrior412001200
Seraphim Papillon熾天蝶Link Monster
Effect Monster
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Ancient Gear Castle古代の機械城Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
B.E.F. Zelos巨大要塞ゼロスSpell Card
Field Spell Card
Field Spell Card
Battlewasp - NestB・F・NTrap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Colosseum - Cage of the Gladiator Beasts剣闘獣の檻-コロッセウムSpell Card
Field Spell Card
Field Spell Card
Counter CleanerカウンタークリーナーSpell Card
Normal Spell Card
Normal Spell Card
Gouki Cage Match剛鬼死闘Spell Card
Field Spell Card
Field Spell Card
Limit Codeリミット・コードTrap Card
Normal Trap Card
Normal Trap Card
Link Turretリンク・デス・ターレットTrap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Magic Reflectorマジック ・ ガードナーSpell Card
Normal Spell Card
Normal Spell Card


 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
B.E.S. Crystal Core巨大戦艦 クリスタル・コアEffect MonsterWATERMachine00050000210000001000
B.E.S. Tetran巨大戦艦 テトランEffect MonsterWINDMachine00060000180000002300
Balloon Lizardバルーン・リザードEffect MonsterEARTHReptile00040000050000001900
Big Core巨大戦艦 ビッグ・コアEffect MonsterDARKMachine00060000230000001100
Dark Catapulterダーク・カタパルターEffect MonsterEARTHMachine00040000100000001500
Firewall Dragon Darkfluidファイアウォール・ドラゴン・ダークフルードLink MonsterDARKCyberse0000300000000???
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Ancient Gear Castle古代の機械城Spell CardContinuous Spell Card
Magic Reflectorマジック ・ ガードナーSpell CardNormal Spell Card
Shield RecoveryシールドリカバリーSpell CardNormal Spell Card
Speed Spell - TakeoverSp-テイクオーバーSpeed Spell CardNormal Speed Spell Card
Wonder Balloonsワンダー・バルーンSpell CardContinuous Spell Card


 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Court Battleコート・バトルSpell CardField Spell Card