Signature move is a series of Spell and Trap Cards, as well as retrained monsters, whose names reflect the attack or effect names of monsters used in the anime or manga. Their effects usually specify a full monster name, although archetype names are sometimes used. Most of these cards require the monster with the listed name to be on the field.

Cards whose names are the same as the names of attacks or effects conducted by the key monster while it was affected by that card in the anime/manga do not count as members of this series. As such, this excludes cards such as "Neos Force" and "Terra Firma Gravity".



Attack Monster
Ancient Sunshine Ancient Fairy Dragon
Berserker Crush Winged Kuriboh
Blaze Cannon The Winged Dragon of Ra
Burst Stream of Destruction Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Cerulean Skyfire Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder
Chaos Scepter Blast Magician of Black Chaos or Dark Magician of Chaos
Cosmic Flare Stardust Dragon
Crimson Fire Red Dragon Archfiend
Cyber Energy Shock Jinzo
Dark Burning Attack Dark Magician Girl
Dark Burning Magic Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl
Dark Magic Attack Dark Magician
Decode Destruction Decode Talker
Destruction Sword Flash Buster Blader
Detonate Kuriboh
Evolution Burst Cyber Dragon
Fist of Fate Obelisk the Tormentor
Hyper Blaze Uria, Lord of Searing Flames
Inferno Fire Blast Red-Eyes Black Dragon
Light Wing Shield Number 39: Utopia
Neutron Blast Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
Obliterate!!! Exodia the Forbidden One
Photon Stream of Destruction Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
Proton Blast Barrel Dragon
Psychic Wave Jinzo
Rage of Kairyu-Shin Kairyu-Shin
Rainbow Refraction Rainbow Dragon or Rainbow Dark Dragon
Rising Sun Slash Number 39: Utopia
Scrap Fist Junk Warrior
Silent Burning Silent Magician
Silent Sword Slash Silent Swordsman
Skydive Scorcher Elemental HERO Flame Wingman
Spiral Flame Strike Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Spiral Spear Strike Gaia The Fierce Knight, Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight, or Gaia the Dragon Champion
Stardust Mirage Shooting Star Dragon
Super Strident Blaze Cyber End Dragon
Tachyon Transmigration Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon
Thunderforce Attack Slifer the Sky Dragon
Torpedo Takedown Submersible Carrier Aero Shark
Triangle Ecstasy Spark Harpie Lady Sisters
Wrath of Neos Elemental HERO Neos


Card Original
Ancient Gear Golem - Ultimate Pound Ancient Gear Golem
Armityle the Chaos Phantasm - Phantom of Fury Armityle the Chaos Phantasm
Cyber Slash Harpie Lady Harpie Lady
Gandora Giga Rays the Dragon of Destruction Gandora the Dragon of Destruction
Meklord Emperor Wisel - Synchro Absorption Meklord Emperor Wisel
Number F0: Utopic Future Slash Number F0: Utopic Future
Raidraptor - Revolution Falcon - Air Raid Raidraptor - Revolution Falcon
Raviel, Lord of Phantasms - Shimmering Scraper Raviel, Lord of Phantasms


  • Signature move names tend to vary between the original Japanese anime and the English dub. In these cases, Konami favors the English dub to better reflect its market audience. However, some cards do not match this localization.
    • Cosmic Crush ("Wrath of Neos")
    • Cyber Energy Shock ("Psychic Wave")
    • Mechanized Melee ("Ancient Gear Golem - Ultimate Pound")
    • Strident Blast ("Evolution Burst")
    • White Lightning ("Burst Stream of Destruction")
  • The retrained monsters were created to honor episodes that won favourite duel polls in Shueisha's V Jump magazine for each Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series.
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