Dark Synchro Monster




Japanese (romanized)

Dāku Shinkuro Monsutā

Japanese (translated)

Dark Synchro Monster


Dark Synchro Monster


Dark Synchro Monsters (Japanese: ダークシンクロモンスター Dāku Shinkuro Monsutā) are a type of Monster Card exclusive to the anime, manga, and Tag Force video games. They are a counterpart to Synchro Monsters, having Negative Levels (in the anime and video games) that are represented by blue orbs with purple stars, or are Level 0 (in the manga). The color of their card frame is dark grey. These cards are placed in the Extra Deck.

Dark Synchro Monsters are Dark Synchro Summoned by sending 1 Dark Tuner monster and 1 non-Tuner monster to the Graveyard. The non-Tuner monster's Level minus the Dark Tuner monster's Level must be equal to the Dark Synchro Monster's Level.

In the anime, their negative Level stars are left-aligned (like the Ranks of an Xyz Monster), contrasting to the right-aligned positive Levels, while their dark gray card frame contrasts with the white card frame of regular Synchro Monsters.

Dark Synchro Monsters debuted in episode 27 of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. They are also present in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's manga and the video games Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4, 5, and 6.

Because of the greater difficulty in Summoning them, Dark Synchro Monsters are generally more powerful than Synchro Monsters of their equivalent Level.

In the OCG/TCG

There are no Dark Synchro Monsters in the OCG/TCG. In the OCG/TCG, all Dark Synchro Monsters have been released as regular Synchro Monsters with Positive Levels not Negatives.

Dark Synchro Monsters from the anime (except "Moon Dragon Quilla") require DARK-Attribute Tuner monsters (instead of Dark Tuner monsters) to be Synchro Summoned. Also, the non-Tuner monsters are required to be the same Type as the non-Tuner monster that was used for their Dark Synchro Summon in anime (e.g. in the anime, Grady Dark Synchro Summoned "Frozen Fitzgerald" using "Dark Tuner Catastrogue" and the Beast-Type non-Tuner "Blizzard Lizard"; as such, the TCG/OCG card "Frozen Fitzgerald" requires Beast-Type non-Tuner monsters).

The two Dark Synchro Monsters from the manga, "Ultimate God Ultimaya Tzolkin" and "Ultimitl Bishbalkin the Ultimate Legendary God", are Level 0 and have Summoning conditions that more closely simulate the Summon of Dark Synchro Monsters. They require sending 1 Tuner and 1 non-Tuner with the same Level from the player's field to the Graveyard. List of Dark Synchro Monsters .


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