"Genex" (ジェネクス Jenekusu) is an archetype of mostly Machine monsters with various Attributes (primarily DARK) that exist in the TCG/OCG. Most of their effects involves adding monsters from the Deck to the hand and Special Summoning them, as well as using "Genex Controller" with low-Level monsters of the four basic Attributes for Synchro Summon. The name of "Genex" Synchro Monsters takes after sources of energy such as hydroelectric, geothermal, solar, etc.

"Genex" monsters were introduced in Duel Terminal - Invasion of Worms!!. The archetype also contains two sub-archetypes were added to later to the game: "R-Genex" and "Genex Ally", respectively.


Genex (G) Attribute Corresponding archetype
Ally Bellflame DARK Neo Flamvell
Ally Birdman DARK Mist Valley
Ally Powercell DARK Steelswarm
Ally Reliever DARK Naturia
Ally Solid DARK Gishki
Ally Triarm DARK Ally of Justice
Ally Triforce DARK Worm
Ally Volcannon DARK Jurrac
Army EARTH Monarch
Blastfan WIND Gusto
Furnace FIRE Flamvell
Gaia EARTH Gem-Knight
Undine WATER Ice Barrier
Locomotion R-G DARK Lswarm
R-G Magma FIRE Laval
Vindikite R-G WIND Dragunity
Neutron LIGHT N/A
Power Planner LIGHT N/A
Recycled DARK N/A
Searcher EARTH N/A
Spare DARK N/A
Worker WIND N/A
R-G Accelerator WIND N/A


Attribute (Monster)Tunes with

Genex Controller

Geo EARTH Gaia
Hydro WATER Undine
Thermal FIRE Furnace

Playing style

In terms of viability, the "Genex" archetype suffers from having purely monsters and no Spell/Trap support. While the main archetype mostly revolves around the use of "Genex Controller" to achieve various effects and perform Synchro Summons of the Extra Deck monsters, "R-Genex" focuses on assisting the Special Summon of Genex and "R-Genex" monsters for swarming, and "Genex Ally" focuses on manipulating the six attributes to achieve different effects.

It is nearly impossible to build a Deck centering around "Genex" monsters since their effects have little to no relation to each other. Instead, some useful "Genex" monsters are listed below:

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