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Japanese (romanized)

Kinshi Kādo


Forbidden card

In the OCG and the TCG Advanced Format, Forbidden (禁止 Kinshi) cards 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.

These cards are Forbidden as of January 1, 2016 for the OCG, and November 9, 2015 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
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UnlimitedForbidden
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
Card of Safe Return生還の宝札ForbiddenForbidden
Card of Safe Return (anime)生還の宝札
Card of Safe Return (manga)生還の宝札

Trap Cards



Moved into the list

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (October 2015) New status (January 2016)
Number 16: Shock Master No. (ナンバーズ) 16 (いろ) () (はい) (しゃ) ショック・ルーラー Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Performage Damage Juggler Em (エンタメイジ) ダメージ・ジャグラー Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Performage Plushfire Em (エンタメイジ) ヒグルミ Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the list

There are no changes from the October 2015 Lists.


Moved into the list

Card Card type Old status (July 2015) New status (November 2015)
Apoqliphort Towers Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
El Shaddoll Construct Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Evilswarm Exciton Knight Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz Monster Card 3Limited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the List

There are no changes from the July 2015 Lists.

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:


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

In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX it is mentioned that "Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End" is Forbidden.[2]

A handful of other cards are noted by characters as "Forbidden" in the anime, including "Golden Castle of Stromberg"[3] in the original series and "Infernalvania" inYu-Gi-Oh! GX.


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 75: "Friends 'Til the End, Part 1"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 19: "The King of the Copycats, Part 2"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 197: "Sinister Secrets, Part 2"
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