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A Type (Japanese: (しゅ) (ぞく) Shuzoku; (ぞく) -zoku when suffixing Type names) is a characteristic of a Monster Card. All monsters have one Type, such that monsters of the same Type can be grouped together (in a similar way to Attributes) and support cards can grant various effects to a specific Type of monster.

There are 25 different Types in the TCG and OCG. Two of these types are highly exclusive: the Divine-Beast-Type is shared only by the Egyptian Gods, and was originally considered illegal until their tournament-legal versions were released; and the Creator God-Type is exclusive to "Holactie the Creator of Light". A 26th Type, Immortal, only appears in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses.

"Type" is different from "type" (with a lowercase "t"), which refers to the three main types of cards: Monster, Spell, and Trap.

From "Starter Deck: Link Strike" onwards, the word "-Type" is removed to save space in card texts. However, its OCG counterpart retains the word (ぞく) .


These Types exist within the OCG and TCG.

Type Vector Sprite
Aqua Aqua Aqua - Aqua-DOR Aqua Aqua-TF06 Aqua-DG Aqua-MD
Beast Beast Beast DDM-VG-Beast Beast-DOR Type-Beast-YDT1 Beast-TF06 Beast-DG Beast-MD
Beast-Warrior Beast-Warrior Beast-Warrior - Beast-Warrior-DOR Type-BeastWarrior-YDT1 Beast-Warrior-TF06 Beast-Warrior-DG Beast-Warrior-MD
Creator God Creator God - - - - - - - Creator God-MD
Cyberse - - - - - - - - Cyberse-MD
Dinosaur Dinosaur Dinosaur - Dinosaur-DOR Type-Dinosaur-YDT1 Dinosaur-TF06 Dinosaur-DG Dinosaur-MD
Divine-Beast Divine-Beast Divine-Beast - - - Type-DivineBeast-YDT1 Divine-Beast-TF06 Divine-Beast-DG Divine-Beast-MD
Dragon Dragon Dragon DDM-VG-Dragon Dragon-DOR Type-Dragon-YDT1 Dragon-TF06 Dragon-DG Dragon-MD
Fairy Fairy Fairy - Fairy-DOR Type-Fairy-YDT1 Fairy-TF06 Fairy-DG Fairy-MD
Fiend Fiend Fiend - Fiend-DOR Type-Fiend-YDT1 Fiend-TF06 Fiend-DG Fiend-MD
Fish Fish Fish - Fish-DOR Type-Fish-YDT1 Fish-TF06 Fish-DG Fish-MD
Insect Insect Insect - Insect-DOR Type-Insect-YDT1 Insect-TF06 Insect-DG Insect-MD
Machine Machine Machine - Machine-DOR Type-Machine-YDT1 Machine-TF06 Machine-DG Machine-MD
Plant Plant Plant - Plant-DOR Type-Plant-YDT1 Plant-TF06 Plant-DG Plant-MD
Psychic Psychic - - - Psychic Type-Psychic-YDT1 Psychic-TF06 Psychic-DG Psychic-MD
Pyro Pyro Pyro - Pyro-DOR Type-Pyro-YDT1 Pyro-TF06 Pyro-DG Pyro-MD
Reptile Reptile Reptile - Reptile-DOR Type-Reptile-YDT1 Reptile-TF06 Reptile-DG Reptile-MD
Rock Rock Rock - Rock-DOR Type-Rock-YDT1 Rock-TF06 Rock-DG Rock-MD
Sea Serpent Sea Serpent Sea Serpent - Sea Serpent-DOR Type-SeaSerpent-YDT1 Sea Serpent-TF06 Sea Serpent-DG Sea Serpent-MD
Spellcaster Spellcaster Spellcaster DDM-VG-Spellcaster Spellcaster-DOR Type-Spellcaster-YDT1 Spellcaster-TF06 Spellcaster-DG Spellcaster-MD
Thunder Thunder Thunder - Thunder-DOR Type-Thunder-YDT1 Thunder-TF06 Thunder-DG Thunder-MD
Warrior Warrior Warrior DDM-VG-Warrior Warrior-DOR Type-Warrior-YDT1 Warrior-TF06 Warrior-DG Warrior-MD
Winged Beast Winged Beast Winged Beast - Winged Beast-DOR Type-WingedBeast-YDT1 Winged Beast-TF06 Winged Beast-DG Winged Beast-MD
Wyrm Wyrm Wyrm Type - - - - - Wyrm-DG Wyrm-MD
Zombie Zombie Zombie DDM-VG-Zombie Zombie-DOR Type-Zombie-YDT1 Zombie-TF06 Zombie-DG Zombie-MD


Immortal-DOR Immortal is a Type appearing in the video game Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses.

The Duelists of the Roses also lists PowerUp-DOR Power Up, Ritual-DOR Ritual, Spell-DOR Spell and Trap-DOR Trap as Types.

Yokai is a Type appearing only in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga.

Human is a Type appearing only in a character's fantasy in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime.

Black Magic, White Magic, Sea Beast, Illusion Magic, and Dragon Magic are among the additional Types used in the Bandai card game.

??? Question[]

??? is used to indicate that a monster's Type is unknown.

Type line formatting on printed cards[]

On actual card print, the Type line is the top line in the card text box. All Type and Abilities of the monster are listed on it. The line has different formattings on card print in different languages.


Type eg1
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく)
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく) チューナー】(obsolete)
    • Eg:【ドラゴン (ぞく) ・ チューナー】
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく) /チューナー】
    • Eg:【ドラゴン (ぞく) /チューナー】
Type eg2 obsolete
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく) (こう) () 】 (obsolete)
    • Eg:【ドラゴン (ぞく) (こう) ()
Type eg2
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく) (こう) ()
    • Eg:【ドラゴン/ (ぞく) (こう) ()
Type eg3 obsolete
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく) ・ <Ability>/チューナー】 (obsolete)
    • Eg:【ドラゴン (ぞく) シンクロ/チューナー】
Type eg3
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく) /<Ability>/チューナー】
    • Eg:【ドラゴン (ぞく) /シンクロ/チューナー】
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく) ・ <Ability>/ (こう) () 】 (obsolete)
    • Eg:【ドラゴン (ぞく) ・ チューナー/ (こう) ()
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく) /<Ability>/ (こう) ()
    • Eg:【ドラゴン (ぞく) /チューナー/ (こう) ()
  • 【<Type name> (ぞく) /<Ability 1>/<Ability 2>/ (こう) ()
    • Eg:【ドラゴン (ぞく) リバース/チューナー/ (こう) ()


Type eg1 zh
  • 【<Type name>族】
    • Eg:【族】
  • 【<Type name>族 ・ 協調
    • Eg:【龍族 ・ 協調】
Type eg2 zh
  • 【<Type name>族 ・ 效果
    • Eg:【龍族 ・ 效果】
  • 【<Type name>族 ・ <Ability>/協調】
    • Eg:【龍族 ・ 同步/協調】
  • 【<Type name>族 ・ <Ability>/效果】
    • Eg:【龍族 ・ 協調/效果】


Type eg1 ko
  • [<Type name>족]
    • Eg: [드래곤족]
  • [<Type name>족 / 튜너]
    • Eg: [드래곤족 / 튜너]
Type eg2 ko
  • [<Type name>족 / 효과]
    • Eg: [드래곤족 / 효과]
  • [<Type name>족 / <Ability> / 튜너]
  • [<Type name>족 / <Ability> / 효과]
    • Eg: [드래곤족 / 튜너 / 효과]
  • [<Type name>족 / <Ability 1> / <Ability 2> / 효과]
    • Eg: [드래곤족 / 리버스 / 튜너 / 효과]


All TCG cards follow the English layout for the Type line. Since the introduction of "Starter Deck: Link Strike", Normal monsters now have "monster type/Normal" added to differentiate them from Effect Monsters.

Type eg1 en
  • [ <Type> /Normal]
  • [ <Type> / Tuner / Effect ]
    • Eg: [ Dragon / Tuner / Effect ]
Type eg2 en
  • [ <Type> / Effect ]
    • Eg: [ Dragon / Effect ]
  • [ <Type> / <monster card type> / Effect]
  • [ <Type> / <monster card type> / Tuner / Effect ]
    • Eg: [ Dragon / Synchro / Tuner / Effect ]
  • [ <Type> / <Ability> / Effect ]
    • Eg: [ Dragon / Tuner / Effect ]
  • [ <Type> / <Ability> / Tuner / Effect ]
    • Eg: [ Dragon / Flip / Tuner / Effect ]