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"Ghostrick" (ゴーストリック Gōsutorikku) (a portmanteau of the words "ghost" and "trick") is an archetype of DARK Fiend, Spellcaster and Zombie-Type monsters that debuted in "Shadow Specters". They are based on various monsters of folklore and Halloween monsters.

Playing Style

All of the non-Xyz Monsters introduced thus far have had a common effect: "Cannot be Normal Summoned unless you control a "Ghostrick" monster (but can be Normal Set). Once per turn: You can change this card to face-down Defense Position".

Their effects seem to revolve around flipping monsters face-down and protecting themselves as long as they are face-down. In this way, they act like pranksters or mischievous spirits: popping out and scaring people, then running away and hiding as understood by the name "Ghostrick" which is derived from the words "ghost" and "trick", being ghosts that trick.

So far, Level 1 "Ghostrick" monsters are ghostly Fiend-Types focused on Special Summoning themselves from the hand, Level 2 "Ghostrick" monsters are female Spellcaster-Types focusing on changing the opponent's monsters into face-down Defense Position and Level and Rank 3 "Ghostrick" monsters are males of the Zombie-Type with the tactic of adding additional "Ghostrick" cards to the hand.

Ghostrick Card Origin
Ghostrick Alucard Count Alucard (Dracula backwards)
Ghostrick Jiangshi Jiangshi
Ghostrick Lantern Jack-o'-lantern
Ghostrick Specter Ghost
Ghostrick Stein Frankenstein's monster
Witch of the Ghostrick Witch
Yuki-onna of the Ghostrick Yuki-onna
Ghostrick House Haunted house
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Despite this archetype's unorthodox "bait and switch"-like tactics, "Ghostricks" have many weaknesses.

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