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Forbidden

Japanese (base text)

禁止カード

Japanese (romanized)

Kinshi Kādo

English

Forbidden card

In the OCG and the TCG Advanced Format, Forbidden (禁止 Kinshi) cards, often unofficially called banned, are cards that players are not allowed to use in their Main Deck, Side Deck, or Extra Deck. There are no Forbidden cards in the Traditional Format; by default, all Forbidden cards are Limited in the Traditional Format.

The following cards are Forbidden as of January 1, 2020 for the OCG, and January 20, 2020 for the TCG Advanced Format.

Monster Cards

 Japanese nameOCGTCG Advanced
Amazoness Archerアマゾネスの射手ForbiddenUnlimited
Ancient Fairy Dragonエンシェント・フェアリー・ドラゴンForbiddenForbidden
Astrograph Sorcererアストログラフ・マジシャンLimitedForbidden
Blackwing - Gofu the Vague ShadowBF-朧影のゴウフウForbiddenForbidden
Blackwing - Steam the CloakBF-隠れ蓑のスチームForbiddenForbidden
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos焔征竜-ブラスターForbiddenForbidden
Cannon Soldierキャノン ・ ソルジャーForbiddenUnlimited
Cannon Soldier MK-2メガキャノン・ソルジャーForbiddenUnlimited
Cyber JarサイバーポッドForbiddenForbidden
DandylionダンディライオンForbiddenForbidden
Denglong, First of the Yang Zing源竜星-ボウテンコウUnlimitedForbidden
Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson亡龍の戦慄-デストルドーUnlimitedForbidden
Djinn Releaser of Rituals儀式魔人リリーサーForbiddenForbidden
Double Iris Magician虹彩の魔術師LimitedForbidden
Eclipse Wyvernエクリプス・ワイバーンForbiddenForbidden
Elder Entity Norden旧神ノーデンForbiddenForbidden
Fairy Tail - Snow妖精伝姫-シラユキUnlimitedForbidden
Fiber JarファイバーポッドForbiddenForbidden
Firewall Dragonファイアウォール・ドラゴンForbiddenForbidden
Fishborg Blasterフィッシュボーグ-ガンナーForbiddenForbidden
Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition破滅竜ガンドラXForbiddenUnlimited
Glow-Up Bulbグローアップ・バルブForbiddenForbidden
Grinder Golemトーチ・ゴーレムLimitedForbidden
Guardragon Agarpain守護竜アガーペインForbiddenForbidden
Guardragon Elpy守護竜エルピィForbiddenUnlimited
Heavymetalfoes Electrumiteヘビーメタルフォーゼ・エレクトラムLimitedForbidden
Ib the World Chalice Justiciar星杯の神子イヴForbiddenForbidden
Knightmare Goblinトロイメア・ゴブリンForbiddenForbidden
Knightmare Mermaidトロイメア・マーメイドForbiddenForbidden
Lavalval Chainラヴァルバル・チェインForbiddenForbidden
Level Eaterレベル・スティーラーForbiddenForbidden
Lunalight Tiger月光虎UnlimitedForbidden
M-X-Saber InvokerM.X-セイバー インヴォーカーForbiddenForbidden
Magical Scientist魔導サイエンティストForbiddenForbidden
Majespecter Unicorn - Kirinマジェスペクター・ユニコーンForbiddenForbidden
Makyura the Destructor処刑人-マキュラLimitedForbidden
Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King真竜剣皇マスターPForbiddenForbidden
Maxx "C"増殖するGUnlimitedForbidden
Mind MasterメンタルマスターForbiddenForbidden
Number 16: Shock MasterNo.16 色の支配者ショック・ルーラーForbiddenForbidden
Number 42: Galaxy TomahawkNo.42 スターシップ・ギャラクシー・トマホークUnlimitedForbidden
Number 86: Heroic Champion - RhongomyniadNo.86 H-C ロンゴミアントUnlimitedForbidden
Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter DragonNo.95 ギャラクシーアイズ・ダークマター・ドラゴンForbiddenForbidden
Orcust Harp Horrorオルフェゴール・ディヴェルLimitedForbidden
Outer Entity Azathot外神アザトートForbiddenForbidden
Performage PlushfireEmヒグルミForbiddenForbidden
Performapal MonkeyboardEMモンキーボードForbiddenForbidden
Performapal Skullcrobat JokerEMドクロバット・ジョーカーLimitedForbidden
The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche幻影騎士団ラスティ・バルディッシュUnlimitedForbidden
Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllisフェニキシアン・クラスター・アマリリスForbiddenForbidden
... further results

Spell Cards

 Japanese nameOCGTCG Advanced
Brilliant Fusionブリリアント・フュージョンUnlimitedForbidden
Butterfly Dagger - Elma蝶の短剣-エルマForbiddenForbidden
Card of Safe Return生還の宝札ForbiddenForbidden
Change of Heart心変わりForbiddenForbidden
Chicken GameチキンレースUnlimitedForbidden
Cold Wave大寒波ForbiddenForbidden
Confiscation押収ForbiddenForbidden
Delinquent Duoいたずら好きな双子悪魔ForbiddenForbidden
Dimension Fusion次元融合ForbiddenForbidden
Divine Sword - Phoenix Blade神剣-フェニックスブレードForbiddenUnlimited
The Forceful Sentry強引な番兵ForbiddenForbidden
Giant TrunadeハリケーンForbiddenForbidden
Graceful Charity天使の施しForbiddenForbidden
Harpie's Feather Dusterハーピィの羽根帚LimitedForbidden
Heavy Storm大嵐ForbiddenForbidden
Kaiser ColosseumカイザーコロシアムUnlimitedForbidden
Last Will遺言状ForbiddenForbidden
Mass DriverマスドライバーForbiddenForbidden
Metamorphosis突然変異ForbiddenForbidden
Mirage of Nightmare悪夢の蜃気楼ForbiddenForbidden
Painful Choice苦渋の選択ForbiddenForbidden
Pot of Greed強欲な壺ForbiddenForbidden
Premature Burial早すぎた埋葬ForbiddenForbidden
Rank-Up-Magic Argent Chaos ForceRUM-アージェント・カオス・フォースUnlimitedForbidden
Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage!閃刀起動-エンゲージSemi-LimitedForbidden
Snatch Steal強奪ForbiddenForbidden
Soul Chargeソウル・チャージForbiddenForbidden
Spellbook of Judgment魔導書の神判ForbiddenForbidden
That Grass Looks Greener隣の芝刈りSemi-LimitedForbidden

Trap Cards

 Japanese nameOCGTCG Advanced
Last Turnラストバトル!ForbiddenForbidden
Life EqualizerライフチェンジャーForbiddenUnlimited
Magical Explosionマジカル・エクスプロージョンForbiddenLimited
Return from the Different Dimension異次元からの帰還ForbiddenForbidden
Royal Oppression王宮の弾圧ForbiddenForbidden
Self-Destruct Button自爆スイッチUnlimitedForbidden
Sixth Sense第六感ForbiddenForbidden
Time Seal刻の封印ForbiddenForbidden
Trap Dustshootダスト・シュートForbiddenForbidden
Ultimate Offering血の代償ForbiddenForbidden
Vanity's Emptiness虚無空間LimitedForbidden

Changes

OCG

Moved into the list

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (January 2020) New status (April 2020)
Djinn Releaser of Rituals () (しき) () (じん) リリーサー Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Guardragon Elpy (しゅ) () (りゅう) エルピィ Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Ib the World Chalice Justiciar (せい) (はい) () () イヴ Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the list

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (January 2020) New status (April 2020)
Makyura the Destructor (しょ) (けい) (にん) -マキュラ Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon レッドアイズ・ダークネスメタルドラゴン Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited

TCG

Moved into the list

Card Card type Old status (January 2020) New status (April 2020)
Blackwing - Steam the Cloak Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Glow-Up Bulb Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Lunalight Tiger Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
SPYRAL Master Plan Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the list

Card Card type Old status (October 2019) New status (January 2020)
Zoodiac Drident Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited

World Championship

During World Championship tournaments, all cards are automatically set to their lowest allowed status in any region. (For example, a card that is on the Semi-Limited list in one region but the Limited list in another will be Limited on the World Championship banlist, and a card that is Forbidden in one region but Unlimited in another will be Forbidden.)

However, in addition to any cards that are Forbidden on either the OCG or TCG lists, several other cards are also made Forbidden:

Anime and manga

During the Battle City arc it is mentioned that cards that directly damage the player, such as "Hinotama", "Meteor of Destruction", and "Raigeki", are Forbidden.[1]

When taken to the Virtual World, the Egyptian God cards were excluded from the virtual card database, since Lector noted they are forbidden cards.[2]

A handful of other cards are noted by characters as "Forbidden" in the anime, including "Golden Castle of Stromberg" in Yu-Gi-Oh!,[3] "Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End"[4] and "Infernalvania" in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX,[5] "Gate Blocker" and "Gate Blocker 2" in official Turbo Duels in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's,[6][7] and "Restraining Sword of Impact" in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.[8]

References

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 75: "Friends 'Til the End, Part 1"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 108: "Settling the Score, Part 1"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 197: "Sinister Secrets, Part 2"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 19: "The King of the Copycats, Part 2"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 31: "Field of Screams, Part 1"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 2: "Creepy Crawlies"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 31: "The Reunion Duel"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 129: "A Duel Within"
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