A non-Effect Monster is a Monster Card without a monster effect. This includes all Normal Monsters (including Normal Pendulum Monsters, Token Monsters and Gemini monsters while treated as Normal Monsters) and certain Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and Link Monsters.
Non-Normal Monsters are non-Effect Monsters in the following cases:
Token Monsters are treated as non-Effect Monsters and will be affected by "Non-Spellcasting Area"; however, Tokens cannot be sent to the Graveyard as a cost, and thus will not work with "White Elephant's Gift".
List of non-Effect Monsters which are not Normal Monsters
|Japanese name||Primary type||Secondary type||Attribute||Type||Level/ Rank||ATK||DEF|
|Amphibious Bugroth||水陸両用バグロス||Fusion Monster||WATER||Aqua||5||1850||1300|
|Aqua Dragon||アクア・ドラゴン||Fusion Monster||WATER||Sea Serpent||6||2250||1900|
|B. Skull Dragon||ブラック・デーモンズ・ドラゴン||Fusion Monster||DARK||Dragon||9||3200||2500|
|Black Luster Soldier||カオス・ソルジャー||Ritual Monster||EARTH||Warrior||8||3000||2500|
|Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon||青眼の究極竜||Fusion Monster||LIGHT||Dragon||12||4500||3800|
|Charubin the Fire Knight||炎の騎士 キラー||Fusion Monster||FIRE||Pyro||3||1100||800|
|... further results (75 more)|
Effects affecting non-Effect Monsters
Several cards specifically affect non-Effect Monsters; these are "Backup Soldier", "Daigusto Emeral", "Defender of the Netherworld Labyrinth", "Gaia Drake, the Universal Force", "The Hollow Cycle of Dragons", "Land of the Eternal Tenyi", "Metamorformation", "Non-Spellcasting Area", "Supreme Tenyi-Style Fist", "Tenyi Dragon - Adhara", "Tenyi Dragon - Manira", "Tenyi Dragon - Nahata", "Tenyi Dragon - Sthana", "Tenyi Dragon - Vishudda", "Tenyi Dragon Sage".
Non-Effect Monsters being given effects
Some cards can give non-Effect Monsters an effect when used as a Material for their Summon, or as part of the requirement for their Ritual Summon. If a non-Effect Monster is given an effect this way, the monster becomes an Effect Monster, so can be affected by cards like "Effect Veiler" and "Skill Drain".
List of cards which give non-Effect Monsters an effect
- ↑ Konami. Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game - Perfect Rulebook 2015. p. 55. https://ygorganization.com/perfectrulebook/.