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. Blaster Cannon Core巨大戦艦 ブラスターキャノン・コアEffect MonsterEARTHMachine925003000
Balloon Lizardバルーン・リザードEffect MonsterEARTHReptile45001900
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
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
Battlewasp - NestB・F・NTrap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Cauldron of the Old Manご隠居の大釜Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
Continuous Spell 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
Gouki Cage Match剛鬼死闘Spell Card
Field Spell Card
Field Spell Card
Link Turretリンク・デス・ターレットTrap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card


 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
B.E.S. Crystal CoreEffect MonsterWATERMachine00050000210000001000
B.E.S. TetranEffect 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 CatapulterEffect 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 BalloonsSpell CardContinuous Spell Card


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