Photon Transformation





Foton Chenji

Japanese translated

Photon Change


Photon Transformation

Photon Transformation, known as Photon Change (フォトン・チェンジ Foton Chenji) in the Japanese version, is a process used by Kite Tenjo to Duel in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime and manga series. When used, the user's outfit changes from black to white.



In order to protect his younger brother, Kite used "Photon Transformation" to hunt "Numbers" as it negated the effects of the "Number" cards that amplified hidden desires. When a "Photon" card was played, Kite's body lit up with the power of "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon".

Kite's new power

Kite's Barian power.

When Hart transferred his remaining powers to Kite during Vetrix's ritual, his clothes were covered with a red aura, giving him the ability to Xyz Summon "Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon".[1]

Kaito full appearance

Kaito using Photon Change in the manga

Photon Transformation's power cannot be used for long periods of time, which is one reason for Kite to finish his Duels quickly.[2] It seems the more Kite uses this transformation, the more damage his body takes over time.[3] As the World Duel Carnival finals began, Kite had reached his limit. Tests that were administered by Orbital 7 revealed that if he continued the way he was going, he would die.[4]. As of the second season of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL the transformation no longer seems no have any affect on Kite as he no longer seems to be in pain when he uses it, though he neither carries as many "Number" cards, nor Duels as often as he had in the past as a Number Hunter.

It would seem the damage Kite was taking was a backlash from resisting the Numbers' powers; as he was not consumed by their influence like most or had the protection of Astral and the Emperor's Key.


In the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga, Kaito uses the Photon Change in his Duels to hunt the "Numbers" for his brother's sake. While in use, Kaito is not affected by the "Numbers" and the amplification of their desires.


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 43: "The Dragon Awakens"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 22: "The Shark Hunter"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 40: "About Hart"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 50: "Party Panic"
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