Limitation Text is an unofficial term for the text sometimes displayed in the bottom-left corner of a card instead of a passcode, and details special limitations for when that card may be used.
This card cannot be used in a Duel.
This limitation text states that the card is illegal in any official Duel. This is the most common type of limitation text. However, some cards with this text are specifically allowed at Yu-Gi-Oh! Day events in Japan.
The following cards use this text:
- The original (non-Effect) Egyptian God cards
- All Match winners, except "Victory Dragon" (which is Forbidden)
- The Second National Tournament prize cards
- "Set Sail for The Kingdom", "Duelist Kingdom", and "Glory of the King's Hand"
- "Creator of Hope", "Winning Formula", and "Creator of Miracles"
- "Card of Last Will"
|English||This card cannot be used in a Duel.|
|French||Cette carte ne peut pas être utilisée en Duel.||This card cannot be used in Dueling.|
|German|| Diese Karte darf nicht in Duellen verwendet werden.|
Formerly: Diese Karte kann nicht in Duellen benutzt werden.
|This card cannot be used in Duels.|
|Italian|| Questa carta non può essere utilizzata in un Duello.|
Formerly: Questa carta non può essere usata in un Duello.
|This card cannot be used in a Duel.|
|Portuguese||Este card não pode ser usado em um Duelo.|
|Spanish||Esta carta no puede ser usada en un Duelo.|
*Koshiki Dyueru ni wa shiyō dekimasen.
|*Not usable in official Duels.||Formerly without the period (。).|
|Korean|| ※공식 듀얼에서는 사용할 수 없습니다.|
*Gongsik Dyueor-eseoneun sayonghal su eoptseumnida.
This card cannot be in a Deck.
This limitation text states that the card is legal in official Duels, but cannot be put in the either the Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck. This is used on all Monster Token cards, counter cards, and the "Command Duel-Use Card".
|English||This card cannot be in a Deck.|
|French||Cette carte ne peut pas être dans un Deck.||This card cannot be in a Deck.|
|German||Diese Karte darf nicht in keinem Deck befinden.||This card cannot be in any Deck.|
|Italian||Questa carta non può messa in un Deck.||This card cannot be placed in a Deck.|
|Portuguese||Este card não pode ser colocado no Deck.|
|Spanish||Esta carta no puede estar en una Deck.||This card cannot be in a Deck.|
*Dekki kōchiku ni wa shiyō dekimasen.
|*Not usable in Deck building.||Formerly without the period (。).|
|Korean|| ※덱 t에는 사용할 수 없습니다.|
*Dek guseong-eneun sayonghal su eoptseumnida.
Not usable in Official Duels.
This limitation text is a more direct translation of the OCG equivalent of "This card cannot be used in a Duel", and has exactly the same meaning. This is only used on the TCG promotional card "Get Your Game On!".
Not an Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Card.
This limitation text states that the card is considered unofficial, and thus like all unofficial cards (fan-made, counterfeit, etc.), it is illegal. This was only used on the Upper Deck Entertainment promotional "The Seal of Orichalcos", which was specifically made for and used at the Duel the Master 2005 Event, hosted by the then-distributors of the TCG.