Quick Effect



Japanese (ruby)


Japanese (base text)

(ゆう) (はつ) (そく) () (こう) ()

Japanese (romanized)

Yūhatsu Sokuji Kōka

Japanese (translated)

Immediate Trigger Effect


Quick Effect
Formerly: Multi-Trigger Effect

A Quick Effect, formerly called a Multi-Trigger Effect, and called an Immediate Trigger Effect ( (ゆう) (はつ) (そく) () (こう) () Yūhatsu Sokuji Kōka) in the OCG, is a type of monster effect that is Spell Speed 2 (and is the only Spell Speed 2 monster effect).

It is the only type of monster effect that can be activated in Summon negation window, and the only one that can be chained to another activation (excluding SEGOC). As such, monsters effects that negate the activation or Summon are all Quick Effects.

For cards with Problem-Solving Card Text (PSCT), starting in Maximum Crisis Special Edition, Quick Effects are noted by mention of "(Quick Effect)" in the text. Prior to Maximum Crisis Special Edition, for cards with PSCT, Quick Effects are normally noted by "During either player's [turn/Phase/Step]" in the activation timing, or "(this is a Quick Effect)" at the end of the effect if that wording is not applicable.

For cards without PSCT, Quick Effects are more difficult to identify. They can be identified by text which indicates the same timing as the PSCT standard. Some Quick Effects can only be determined to be that way due to rulings.

Unless otherwise specified (e.g. "Light and Darkness Dragon"), the same Quick Effect can be activated multiple times during the same Chain, as long as it meets its activation conditions and/or timing each time.

Chain example

The player controls a face-up "Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8", and it is currently the opponent's Main Phase 1.

Since Chains resolve backwards, this Chain would resolve as follows:



List of OCG/TCG monsters with Quick Monster Effects

 Japanese nameRankLevelAttributeTypeCard typeATKDEF?ATK?DEF
All-Eyes Phantom Dragonゴッドアイズ・ファントム・ドラゴン10LIGHTDragonMonster Card
Pendulum Monster
Effect Monster
Altergeist Hexstiaオルターガイスト・ヘクスティアFIRESpellcasterMonster Card
Link Monster
Effect Monster
Altergeist Primebansheeオルターガイスト・プライムバンシーDARKSpellcasterMonster Card
Link Monster
Effect Monster
Altergeist Silquitousオルターガイスト・シルキタス2WINDSpellcasterMonster Card
Effect Monster
Antialianアンチエイリアン4EARTHCyberseMonster Card
Effect Monster
Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess召命の神弓-アポロウーサWINDFairyMonster Card
Link Monster
Effect Monster
Arcana Extra Jokerアルカナ エクストラジョーカーLIGHTWarriorMonster Card
Link Monster
Effect Monster
Armed Dragon Catapult Cannonアームド・ドラゴン・カタパルトキャノン10LIGHTMachineMonster Card
Fusion Monster
Effect Monster
Battlewasp - Halberd the ChargeB・F-突撃のヴォウジェ6WINDInsectMonster Card
Synchro Monster
Effect Monster
Battlewasp - Sting the PoisonB・F-毒針のニードル2WINDInsectMonster Card
Effect Monster
... further results


  1. As stated in later Brazilian rule books, which may not reflect the actual use in older Portuguese text.
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