| Extra Monster Zone
|Japanese (base text)||
Ekusutora Monsutā Zōn
Extra Monster Zone
Extra Monster Zones (エクストラモンスターゾーン Ekusutora Monsutā Zōn, usually abbreviated
If a monster is Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, it must be placed in either a Main Monster Zone a Link Monster points to or an Extra Monster Zone. If a monster is Special Summoned from another location, even if it is an Extra Deck monster, it is Summoned in a Main Monster Zone. If control of a monster in an Extra Monster Zone is changed, it is placed in a Main Monster Zone, even when returning control to its owner. If a monster in an Extra Monster Zone is temporarily banished, when it returns to the field it is placed in a Main Monster Zone.
While an Extra Monster Zone is unoccupied or when a monster is about to be Summoned to that Extra Monster Zone, that zone is not treated as being part of either player's field. While a player controls a monster in an Extra Monster Zone, that zone is considered to be part of that player's field. A single player can only control one monster in an Extra Monster Zone at a time, unless there is an Extra Link to the other Extra Monster Zone.
However, even if the opponent controls both Extra Monster Zones due to an Extra Link, this does not prevent the player from Special Summoning to an Extra Monster Zone by using a monster in one of the Extra Monster Zones as Material (e.g. Special Summoning "Chimeratech Fortress Dragon" using an opponent's Machine-Type Link Monster in the Extra Monster Zone as a Fusion Material).
- ↑ The frequently used abbreviated form. Simply substitute the furigana with the Latin letters for the full form.