|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
Extra Monster Zones are exclusively used to place monsters that would be Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. A single player can only use one Extra Monster Zone at a time, unless there is an Extra Link to the other Extra 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, it is placed in a Main Monster Zone when it returns to the field.
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.
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 Link Monster in the Extra Monster Zone as a Fusion Material).
Master Rule 4
- The frequently used abbreviated form. Simply substitute the furigana with the Latin letters for the full form.