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Yusei Fudo's Duel Disk

A Duel Disk (デュエルディスク Dyueru Disuku), sometimes spelled Duel Disc, is a piece of Dueling equipment attached to the left forearm within the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. They were first manufactured by KaibaCorp as a portable form of Dueling Arenas used in the early part of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. They use a portable hologram generator to display Duel Monsters cards and in the case of the Mark 1, the player's hand. Cards that are played are placed on the Duel Disk's blade. Since their introduction in the anime and manga, they have become a fundamental necessity among Duelists.




High Priests readying their DiaDhanks.
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In the Dawn of the Duel arc, the Pharaoh and the High Priests use a DiaDhank, a golden device worn similarly to the Duel Disk that uses the user's Ba (Life Force) to Summon Ka (spirit monsters) from their stone tablets and control them. Shimon Muran describes a DiaDhank as a device use for calling for Duel Monster Spirits that are sealed away in Stone Tablets. Unlike the Duel Disk, the DiaDhank can only control up to three monsters at once. In place of the Life Point counter is the Eye of Wdjat, which contains a glowing yellow meter that measures the user's Ba, as the Duel Disk measures LP.

DiaDhanks do not appear in the manga, or the anime prior to the Dawn of the Duel arc; the Priests instead use their Millennium Items to Summon monsters. While Shimon suggests that it should be impossible to use a DiaDhank without a Millennium Item, Bandit King Bakura, Abidos the Third and his servants are shown to do so with no ill effects.

The Academy Duel Disk in standby mode resembles the DiaDhank while it is in standby mode. Yubel's Rainbow Duel Disk resembles the ancient device as well.


The Duel Disk prototype in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie.
The Solid Vision of the players' hands (in front of them), Life Points (behind them) and monsters (up).

The Duel Disk was introduced in the Toei anime just in its movie. It consisted of only a round disc attached to the wrist where the Deck was placed. The hands of the players were shown as huge holograms in front of them, and their LP as green squares behind them.

Duel Disk (version 1)[edit]

Duel Disk 1

During the Duelist Kingdom arc, Seto Kaiba developed the first generation Duel Disk prototypes as a means of countering Maximillion Pegasus' mind reading abilities. Kaiba hypothesized that Pegasus needed face to face contact for his mind reading to work so as a feature of the Disks, holographic projections of the cards obstruct the Duelists from seeing each other.

This Duel Disk was physically and functionally different than the ones that would follow. Where the others are a single piece construct which houses the Deck, Graveyard, LP counter and Field, the first Duel Disk system had two components joined by a retractable cable.

The wrist component stores the Deck, Life Point counter and the actual disk component holds five cards. Users would load the cards as explained later into the disk and throw it like a yo-yo, causing a hologram to be projected from it.

The Duel Disk system also changed the rules of Duel Monsters to the Expert Rules. They followed Duelist Kingdom rules except for the following changes:

  • Both players draw until they have five cards in their "hand". If they have five cards in their hand, they can't draw any more cards.
  • 1 monster card is placed on the "Main card stage", the center place on the disk.
  • The other 4 cards are placed face-down into the other places, the "Sub card stage".
  • The players can only attack with the monster in the main card stage, provided it is in Attack Position first. It can attack the opponent's main card stage monster or one of the sub stage cards.
  • Any monsters in the sub card stage are considered to be in Attack Position and damage calculation is done accordingly. Spell and Trap Cards are destroyed with no calculation done.
  • The players may shuffle their sub card stages at their discretion.

An early variation of this system is used in Toei's Yu-Gi-Oh! movie.

Duel Disk (version 2)[edit]

Duel Disk 2

Prior to the Battle City Tournament, KaibaCorp developed the second generation Duel Disk, the first one to be released to the public. Issued to participants of Battle City, this Disk played the game according to the Super Expert Rules (which make it closer to TCG/OCG). After Battle City was over, the Duel Disk was made available to purchase by anyone.

Unlike the previous Duel Disk, it did not need to be thrown. In the manga, projectors below the card zones projected the holograms directly from the Disk; in the anime, each Duel Disk launches two holographic projectors from around the wristband to the sides of the Dueling area, though their use ceased in the Battle City finals. When in use, it resembled an arm blade. Monsters that are in play are placed on the five slots on the blade.

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Directly underneath each Monster slot is another slot for Spell and Trap Cards. If a Duelist were to activate a Set card, they would activate a button on the round portion of the disk. Another slot can open on the front end of the disk that is used for the Field Spell Card. These zones do not appear in the manga until GX, and the Spell and Trap cards are instead played in the "Monster Card Zones" which act as zones for all cards. Whether or not there is a limit of five cards on the field at a time is unknown.

The center of the Disk includes the Deck and Graveyard slot and LP counter. The wristband also contains a retractable cable that could be attached to Dueling Arenas if one player opted not to use a Duel Disk. Ever since their introduction, almost all Duels were conducted with these or with the later introduced Chaos Duel Disk.

Despite other models of Duel Disks being used primarily in each series, this version of the Duel Disk has appeared in 4 out of 7 anime series. The students who try out for Duel Academy use this Duel Disk prior to receiving the Academy-issued Duel Disk in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, this version of the Duel Disk is shown being used by citizens of Satellite, indicating that this model has become obsolete, replaced with the more modern versions shown in GX and 5D's as well as the Duel Runner. Yusei Fudo uses a hybrid Duel Disk from his Duel Runner which has a startling resemblance to this version, possibly indicating that he has modified the obsolete model for use with his Duel Runner. In Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Leo Akaba used this model to test the ARC System with Yusho Sakaki in Paradise City; these Duel Disks were the default Disks used following the creation of the Standard Dimension prior to the creation of the Standard Duel Disks; even after the development of the Standard Duel Disks, they use a blade with a similar shape to this model.

Real-Life Duel Disk[edit]

Mattel's KaibaCorp Duel Disk.

Manufactured replicas of this Duel Disk were produced as toys. These were produced in Japan by Konami and in America by the toy company Mattel. There are a couple of notable differences between the Mattel Duel Disk and its fictional counterpart. The Spell and Trap Cards are loaded into the bottom of the blade rather than the top but most notably, it cannot project holographic images.

While the toy Duel Disk was advertised as being compatible with the TCG/OCG, there are a few flaws that make this impractical:

  • Most players used card protectors to prevent damage to their cards. Cards in protectors will not fit into the Duel Disk.
  • The Deck Zone can only hold about 50 to 69 cards safely. The Academy Duel Disk can hold 70 cards in total. While most players stick to the minimum, there are those who use bigger Decks and cannot use the Duel Disk. The new rules made a maximum of 60 cards making the limited holding capacity problem moot. Cards with protectors do not fit in the Duel Disk, and due to that and other things, the Duel Disk damages cards.
  • The Graveyard can only hold about 25 cards. This would present a problem when playing against someone who relies on running an opponents Deck out. It also has "walls" with a little slot, which means removal often means bending the cards.
  • No place for the Extra Deck or cards that have been banished.
    • This is also true in the anime, as any banished cards are usually placed into the Duelist's pockets, and separate Extra Deck chambers were not introduced until the 5D's standard Disks.
  • The Life Points counter can only go up to 9990 life points. While both players start with 8000, 4000 or 2000, it could rise to 9000 or 10,000+ Life Points due to card effects. The reason for the zero at the end is because while there are four buttons on the Disk, only three of them change the counter, the last one lights up the display. This also serves the problem that some cards can reduce LP in the singles digit to be a non-zero number.
  • The way the Duel Disk moves from stand-by to in use is also different. In the anime, the Graveyard is locked over the Deck and the two field parts are retracted into the main part of the disk. When triggered, the field parts and Graveyard are unlocked and the central piece rotates the Graveyard and field into play position. The toy does not have a rotating center and the two halves of the field aren't locked in closer to the central piece. When the player triggers the play mode, the smaller half of the field, in which is spring loaded, is released from its lock at the same time as the larger half, which has a weaker spring, and thus the smaller part pushes the larger part into play position.

Chaos Duel Disk[edit]

The standard Chaos Duel Disk
The large, bladed Disk of the Orichalcos Soldiers

The Chaos Duel Disk is a Duel Disk designed for the members of the organization called Doma in the Waking the Dragons arc. Functionally, it is identical to the Battle City Duel Disks, other than the fact that the field area of the standard version can retract and expand as opposed to being split in half, while the Orichalcos Soldier version is built into their arm-mounted weapons.

It resembles a scythed blade when deployed. It is believed to be modeled after the scythes on the armor of the Orichalcos Soldiers. When the Disk is in standby mode, it is circular in shape. It has the same script inscribed on it as "The Seal of Orichalcos", in addition to the Eye of Wdjat on the center. When active, a semi-circular section of the Disk extends and deploys the five card zones and the point of the blade.

Real-Life Duel Disk[edit]

Mattel's Chaos Duel Disk.

Like the KaibaCorp Duel Disk, replicas of the Chaos Duel Disk were produced only by Mattel in America. They are compatible with the TCG/OCG, however, the same flaws in the KaibaCorp Disk appeared in these ones. These include not being able to use card protectors, a lack of an Extra Deck Zone and not being able to have more LP than 9999 even though a card effect such as "Solemn Wishes" can boost your LP beyond this.

Therefore, in order to calculate the user's LP if they exceed this the user must use some way to keep track such as a calculator. It also folds in differently; instead of the front tip folding into the center, the two Monster Zones closest to the Field Zone is visible.

In the anime, the Chaos Duel Disk folded in on itself until the field was completely folded into the hinged 'spell trigger' part of the Disk and then folded into the central part of the Disk, creating a compact form. The toy is much the same, but cannot fold all the way as the anime Disk can, but instead leaves the first two card spaces out. The hinge on the toy is the whole of the first and second card spaces, which pushes to the back of the central part and though not as compact as the anime Chaos Disk, it is still the most compact and light-weight of the toy Duel Disks.

Yu-Gi-Oh! R[edit]

Richie's Black Disk.

In the spinoff manga Yu-Gi-Oh! R, the KaibaCorp Duel Disk is used, identical to the ones used in the series proper, with two notable exceptions.

  • The Black Disk is a special one-of-a-kind Disk owned by Yako Tenma, and given to the strongest of his Card Professors, originally Richie Merced. Following Richie's defeat, Bandit Keith takes the Disk, as he has proven himself to be stronger than Richie. He uses it in his Duel with Jonouchi. When Keith attempted to slip a card from his wristband to the disk, it set off the cheat-prevention alarm, indicating that the Disk would not accept any cards on the Disk aside legitimate ones within the Duel, though this appears to be a feature of all the Duel Disks used in the arc as a whole, as indicated by the rules shown in the back of Volume Four (Keith had no knowledge of this due to the Disk being developed after his Penalty Game.). The Disk was taken by Jonouchi upon Keith's defeat, and he gave it to Tilla Mook, as he had borrowed hers and left it with Keith.
  • Maico Kato uses a Duel Disk that is stored in the side of her wheelchair. The card platform features the five card zones aligned beside each other in a straight line, with the Deck slot (identical to other Duel Disks) beside them, and the Graveyard chamber located above the card zone beside the Deck slot. Due to this, the front of the Disk is shaped to make room for all five Solid Vision projectors. She plays her cards as if she were sitting at a table.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters[edit]

Capsule Shooter[edit]

Capsule Shooter

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, The Capsule Shooter is the Capsule Monsters version of the Duel Disk. The capsule is removed from the belt and slotted into the Capsule Shooter, then launched. Three slots are shown for capsules, but as one of Alexander followers played four monsters, there could be more.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions[edit]

Duel Disk (version 3)[edit]

Kaiba's hand interface during his Duel against Virtual Atem
The shoulder attachment of Kaiba's disk.

Yugi and Kaiba use new Duel Disks during Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. The new Duel Disks were developed by KaibaCorp and create Solid Vision holograms from the user's imagination through a neural link. They appear similar in shape to the Capsule Shooter and appear as a hybrid of a KC Mass Production Disk, a D-Pad and the ARC-V Duel Disks: the overall design mimics that of the KC Mass Production Disk, the blade folds up on top of the body when not in use, similar to the blade of a D-Pad, and as demonstrated by Kaiba, it can produce a virtual blade similar to the Solid Vision blade of the ARC-V Duel Disks.

A sketch of the headset from the Millennium book
The headset's "lens"

In addition, the Duel Disk operates with a headset similar to a Duel Gazer, albeit larger in design, and rather than possessing a glass lens, it projects a series of holographic circles over the eye. It appears to lack a Graveyard Zone and Extra Deck Zone. When cards are drawn or inserted into the Duel Disk, it produces a brief flash of blue light. As demonstrated by Kaiba in the KaibaCorp Satellite, this Duel Disk is also capable of producing virtual locations and people from its user's thoughts, as Kaiba used his to produce a church-like setting to Duel against a virtual replica of Atem (which was produced from his memories). It can also display the (virtual) hand of a Duelist like the latest model Duel Disks in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, albeit with more detail and status screens.

With the exception of the new-model Duel Disks from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, it is the thinnest and most streamlined Duel Disk to date; even after Yugi converts his into its alternate mode, it maintains a level of thinness not seen before. Kaiba's Duel Disk is even more streamlined; it uses a virtual blade and Deck rather than a physical one.

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Yugi Muto/Atem: White body with pink accents.

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Seto Kaiba: Dark blue (almost black) body with light blue accents and virtual blade and Deck. In certain promotional images, it has a dark blue body with light blue accents. Unlike the one used by Yugi, Kaiba's features an extra attachment on his shoulder, which features a cable that attaches to the back-underside of his Duel Disk, and (as seen briefly during his first Duel against Aigami) actually produces the virtual cards for his Duel Disk to deposit.

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Aigami: Aigami's Duel Disk is produced from his Quantum Cube, and thus composed of a series of cubes, which Kaiba implies is similar to this particular Duel Disk model. Also, instead of wearing it on his arm, Aigami's Duel Disk hovers in front of him, with each cube being used for a set of Zones. The Deck Zone contains an orb of light which can produce Duel Monsters cards when Aigami needs to draw them.

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Seto Kaiba: At the end of the movie, Kaiba wields an improved version of this Duel Disk against Atem in the afterlife. Unlike the first one, this one appears be connected to a special suit that he wears, as he is seen with glowing blue lines on his body. It's possible the suit allow him to stay in the afterlife by drawing on the Quantum Cube's power. A Transcendant Disk.png

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX[edit]

Academy Duel Disk[edit]

Academy Duel Disk, the 1st version
Academy Duel Disk: Standby Mode

A streamlined version of the second Duel Disk. This is the standard Duel Disk issued to students of the various Duel Academies established by Seto Kaiba in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX series. Aside from the obligatory alternate folding feature, and a cosmetic refit, this Disk functions identically to the second Duel Disk. The shift from standby to active mode of this version of the Duel Disk is much less pronounced than the Battle City variant, only requiring the card zones to extend, revealing the Graveyard, and the first two card zones to extend from within the others. The Field Spell Zone functions the same as the Chaos Duel Disk. The section of the Disk that covers the blade in standby mode has five rectangles traced on it, possibly the activation buttons for Spell/Trap Cards. This Duel Disk is also seen in the Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's manga rather than the 5D's standard Disk.

Real-Life Duel Disk[edit]

Mattel's Academy Duel Disk

As with the KaibaCorp Duel Disk and Chaos Disk, Konami in Japan and Mattel in America made replicas of the Duel Academy Disk. They fixed one of the main problems of the Disks in resizing the card zones, along with Deck and Graveyard to fit cards with protective sleeves without problems. Although, it can only hold 40 cards with sleeves. Many of the other problems remained.

  • No place for banished cards and the Extra Deck.
  • Straps are one size only. This was a major problem for players who were bulky in the wrist region and used the Academy Disk in order to save space and not use a table or for fans who wished to use the Disk as part of a cosplay outfit.
  • The LP counter is still limited to 9990.
  • Owners of the Academy Disk accounted that between different Academy Disk that there was a variance of 34 - 40 cards held within the Deck Zone.

Though the main flaw with the Duel Disk was addressed in the new Academy Disk, many of the major flaws still remained unaddressed. Though the Duel Disks are perceived as "toys", few use the Academy Disk in place of taking up space on a table. Along with the release of the Academy Disk, Mattel produced a specialized carrying pack for the new Disks, though none have been actually seen used or in stores. Due to past sales of the Academy Disk and the limited popularity with the toy as a Dueling medium Mattel discontinued the production of the Academy Disk several months after its release.

Academy Duel Disk (version 2)[edit]

An updated version of the Academy Duel Disk which now has the color of the user's respective dorm on it. They are introduced in Season Four. Many characters who no longer attend Duel Academy (such as Aster Phoenix and Zane Truesdale) continue to use the silver style Academy Duel Disk. The change is cosmetic only and the Disks still retain the exact functionality of the original Academy Duel Disks.

In November 2007, a real-world version of the red-trimmed Slifer Red Disk was also produced in Japan, known as Academy Duel Disk Osiris Red and came boxed with several Booster Packs and promotional cards.


Other versions of the Duel Disk appear in GX, and by the time the series takes place, it seems as if many Duelists have taken to individually customizing their Disks. It's never specified if the Disks below are manufactured by Kaiba Corporation or customized by the owners.

Duel Vests[edit]

Original Duel Vest[edit]
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Original Duel Vest - A different version of the Duel Disk. It is used primarily by both Vellian Crowler and Jean-Louis Bonaparte. The latter's has a wheel attached to its underside to compensate for his short stature. Unlike many other Duel Disks, the card platform is completely separate from the Deck and Graveyard section.

In its standby position, the card platform is slung across the back and carried by a strap, leaving both arms free. When active, the card platform is held in front of the body, much like a guitar.

The Deck and Graveyard are contained in a hub on the support strap, usually resting in the center of the Duelist's chest. The Duel Vest also does not require the user to manually draw a card, the disk will automatically eject a card into the Duelist's hand during each Draw Phase.

According to Crowler, this type of Duel Disk is reserved for teachers and possibly other Duelists who perform extremely well academically.


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Other Duel Vests[edit]
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Titan's Duel Vest - Titan's Duel Disk is an altered version of the Duel Vest. It resembles a bat wing and the holograms are projected from a device worn on Titan's shoulder. Titan Duel Disk.jpg
Thelonious Viper's Duel Vest - Thelonious Viper's Duel Disk is an altered version of the Duel Vest, like Titan's Duel Disk. It is a very heavy Duel Disk that works like a table. The armor on Viper's shoulders look snake-like in appearance. The Graveyard is actually found in a compartment on his coat.

When inactive, the tray is kept hanging off of Viper‘s waist, but pressing a button on the belt causes the table to fold out in front of him, then the "eyes" on the pauldrons glow to show the Disk is active.

Non-Duel Vest[edit]
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Maximillion Pegasus's Cyber-design Interface - In episode 128, upon finding the tablet for "Rainbow Dragon", Pegasus is outfitted with this to design the card on the spot. While technically not a Duel Disk, it does resemble one; however, in place of Monster Zones, it features numerous smaller rectangles, each representing a single color. It also features a large headset and a special glove on his right hand so he can draw the card in a virtual simulator. 200px


Academy-like Duel Disks[edit]

Normal Academy-like Duel Disks[edit]
Recolored Academy Duel Disks[edit]
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Amnael's Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by the seventh and final of the Shadow Riders, Amnael. It is a black model of the Academy Duel Disk. It appears as an unlockable in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller on which it is known as the Alchemy Disk. Amnael Disk.png
Redesigned Academy Duel Disks[edit]
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Admiral's Duel Disk - Admiral's Disk is encrusted with jewels and other treasures of the sea. Sea Duel Disk.jpg
Jewel Disk - The Gecko family's most valuable possession. Offered as a prize by Adrian Gecko in the "Duel for Jewels" tournament. Looks the same as the Admiral's, but golden in color. Jewel Disk.png
Other Academy-like Duel Disks[edit]
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Jim Crocodile Cook's Duel Disk - This Disk resembles the KC mass production Duel Disk, but is shaped like a boomerang and features a handle extending off the main zone, which Jim uses to carry it. The edges are apparently very sharp, and it can be used as a blade. JimCookDuelDisk.jpg
Adrian Gecko's Duel Disk - Adrian's Duel Disk appears to be a slightly modified Academy Disk with a blue inside & gray outline. In standby mode, rather than having the back three slots visible, only the back two slots are visible. The third/middle slot is hidden under the other two, so when Adrian activates it, the back two slots extend out to reveal the middle one. AdrianGeckoDuelDisk.jpg
Pseudo Academy-like Duel Disks[edit]
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Dark World Duel Disk - The same as the Academy Duel Disk, but with a sharper edge, and it looks like a combination of the Academy Duel Disk and the KC mass produced model. This is the Disk used by most inhabitants of the Dark World, including Freed. It is activated by pulling a switch. DuelDisk3.jpg
Brron's Duel Disk - A black version of the Dark World Disk with a green trim. DarkWorldDuelDisk.jpg

Personalized Duel Disks[edit]

Duel Monster's Personalized Duel Disks[edit]
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Gravekeeper's Chief's Duel Disk. - This Disk is used by Gravekeeper's Chief and appears to actually be made out of stone. Gravekeeper Duel Disk.jpg
Kaibaman's Duel Disk - A Duel Disk resembling the wing of the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". KaibamanDuelDisk.jpg
The Rock Spirit's Duel Disk - A Duel Disk used by Titan the Rock Spirit. RockTitanDuelDisk.jpg
Inhuman Duel Monster's Personalized Duel Disks[edit]
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Yubel's second Duel Disk - A purple Duel Disk with three blades on it that work as a normal Duel Disk does and was used by Jesse Anderson while possessed by Yubel. It resembles the DiaDhank. In Duel Art, Kazuki Takahashi's design notes refer to this Duel Disk as the Rainbow Duel Disk. YubelDiskII.jpg
Human and Duel Monster Fusion's Personalized Duel Disks[edit]
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Masked Knight's Duel Disk - Used by the Three Masked Knights, these disks have blades that pop to show the Card Zones when activated. These Duel Disks appear similar to Yubel's first Duel Disk. MaskedKnightDuelDisk.jpg
Shadow Rider's Personalized Duel Disks[edit]
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Camula's Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by the second of the Shadow Riders, Camula. It is shaped like a bat wing. Vampire Duel Disk.jpg
Tania's Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by the third of the Shadow Riders, Tania. It resembles a large sword blade, with spikes around the Deck Zone. In several video games, it is referred to as the Amazoness Disk. TanyaDuelDisk.jpg
Abidos' Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by the fifth of the Shadow Riders, Abidos the Third. It resembles a scarab beetle. Pharoh Duel Disk.jpg
Humans' Personalized Duel Disks[edit]
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Axel and Mr. Brodie's Duel Disk - A Duel Disk shaped like a gun that can also shoot flaming cards. It also features a hidden camera, as seen in Axel's Duel with Trueman. AxelBrodieDuelDisk.jpg
The Supreme King's Duel Disk - When the Disk is activated, 5 Monster Card Zones appear out of center of the Duel Disk and spin around it for approximately a second, before aligning themselves horizontally. HaouJadenDuelDisk.jpg
Other Personalized Duel Disks[edit]
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Alien of Light's Duel Disk - The Alien's Duel Disk seems to be perpetually active, as seen when he was wearing it while exiting its ship. Semicircular in shape, it's rounder than most others. As the Alien is from another dimension, it is unlikely that this device is a Duel Disk at all, but rather an instrument from The Light of Destruction's world that serves the same function.

For some reason, it has a sixth Monster Zone. It is unclear if this is meant to be the Field Zone.


Organic Duel Disks[edit]

Several characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX have Duel Disks that seem to literally be part of their bodies, and are thus organic in nature.

Normal Organic Duel Disks[edit]
Duel Monster's Normal Organic Duel Disks[edit]
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Yubel's first Duel Disk - A Duel Disk with a tray shaped like a bat wing and a graveyard like a sharp-toothed mouth. It is used by Marcel Bonaparte when he is possessed by Yubel and also by Yubel herself when she Duels on her own. When Yubel activates it, it grows from her arm. DuelDisk6.jpg
Zure's Duel Disk - A Duel Disk that is part of Zure's body. Zure activates the Disk by pulling on a horn on his arm, revealing a flap of skin with five Monster Card Zones. When a Field Spell Card is placed in the Field Spell Card Zone, door-like hinges open up on the right side of the horn, where the card is placed inside. ZureDuelDisk.png
Other Organic Duel Disks[edit]
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Trueman's Duel Disk - Trueman's Duel Disk is merged with his suit, and is shaped like a dragon's wing. He can produce the Disk from his suit in a manner similar to some Duel Monster Spirits, in a burst of black cards that clump to his forearm and coalesce into his Duel Disk. MrTDuelDisk.jpg
Nightshroud's Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by Nightshroud, when the entity reveals its true form. It is incorporated into Nightshroud's body, with each of his five wings holding a Monster Card Zone and a Spell & Trap Card Zone. Darkness Disk.jpg
Pseudo-Organic Duel Disks[edit]
Duel Monster's Pseudo-Organic Duel Disks[edit]
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Scarr's Duel Disk - Used by Scarr, this is a single-bladed Disk that can also function as a weapon and he threatens a small boy with prior to Dueling Jaden Yuki. DuelDisk4.jpg

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's[edit]

Black Rose Dragon in the back of Akiza's Duel Disk.

Duel Disks in New Domino City resemble the Academia Duel Disk, with a similar silhouette and functionality (including an identical method of activation), but with a noticeably sharper look. Unlike previous Duel Disks, there is a chamber for the Extra Deck located on the opposite side of the spot where the Main Deck is inserted. The Deck Zone is capable of automatically shuffling the Deck and ejecting cards that have been searched from the Deck while the cards are locked in. The Duel Disk responds to the its activation and placement of cards by shimmering with rainbow light.

Some Duel Disks are compatible with Duel Runners for Turbo Duels. Usually in these cases, the Wrist Dealer is able to attach the card zones to the Duel Runner and then detach itself so the Duelist only holds the Deck on his/her arm, though there are exceptions.

Yusei's Duel Disk[edit]

Yusei's Duel Disk.

Yusei Fudo's Duel Disk is a modified version of the Battle City Duel Disk. When connected to his Duel Runner, it attaches just below the dashboard. When in use, it will fold together as it normally would. When inactive, the two parts of the blade separate and fold vertically on each side of the Duel Runner. Like most other hybrid Duel Disks, the Deck Zone is on his Wrist Dealer and not in the Duel Disk itself. Yusei also has a two-way microphone installed in his disk, as seen in episode 61. Unlike the regular Battle City Duel Disk, Yusei's appears to not fold away for ground mode when not in use, and always looks "active" whenever he pulls it out. His Extra Deck is stored within his Main Deck.

Real-Life Duel Disk[edit]

Duel Disk - Yusei Version
Duel Disk - Yusei Version with a random assortment of cards

Konami released the first Duel Disk of the 5D's Era, starting with Duel Disk - Yusei Version. It was released in the OCG Market on September 26, 2009 for 4,000 Yen (Including Tax). It includes Yusei's Duel Disk and two Promotional Cards: "Vice Dragon" and "Shield Wing" (both Duel Terminal compatible). The Yusei Duel Disk can hold up to 50 sleeved cards in the Deck area, but only holds around 15-18 sleeved cards in the Graveyard. The Life Point Counter can go up to 99990 Life Points and can only display 0 in the single-digit column.

Duel Disk - Yusei Version 2010
The Extra Deck Zone and banished cards on the Duel Disk - Yusei Version 2010

In November 2010, Konami released an update to this Duel Disk, the Duel Disk - Yusei Version DX 2010. This version addresses many of the issues present in the 2009 version and the Mattel versions. In addition to being the first Duel Disk with spaces for the Extra Deck Zone and banished cards, this is also the first Duel Disk to feature a bottom covering on the arm blade. Konami removed the "flip action" feature present in the 2009 version, opting instead for a more realistic portrayal of the Duel Disk featured in the show - the clips that hold the cards on the blade are similar to those on the original Mattel disks. The Deck Zone can hold 50 sleeved cards, and the Graveyard can hold up to 30 sleeved cards.

Specific Examples[edit]

Duel Disks show different colors and decorations, possibly in addition to compatibility with Duel Runners, depending on the tastes and tasks of the Duelist using the Disk.

There are also customized Duel Disks existing in New Domino, as seen in the images below.

Hybrid Duel Disks[edit]

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Jack Atlas' Duel Disk is a single-bladed version with a style reminiscent of the Battle City Duel Disk. It is usually attached to his Duel Runner, where it forms the left armrest. It is the only hybrid Duel Disk shown that doesn't feature a removable Deck Zone as the Deck slot is located on the inner corner of the blade rather than at his wrist. The activation buttons for Spell and Trap cards are located at the base of the individual card zones. As with Yusei's, Jack's Extra Deck is stored within his Main Deck. Jack Duel Disk.jpg
Leo and Luna's Duel Disks are smaller blue/pink and white versions of the standard model with yellow gems. Yusei modified their old ones to fit their arms. It can be used in conjunction with the Duel Board, but requires a physical "Speed World 2" card. Leo & Luna's Duel Disk.jpg
Crow Hogan's Duel Disk is a customized Duel Disk resembling the Chaos Duel Disk. When connected to his Duel Runner, it is attached just below the dashboard. When inactive, the card zones fold in a semicircle around the center area. Like most other hybrid Duel Disks, the Deck Zone is on his Wrist Dealer and not in the Duel Disk itself. It's Life Point counter can double as a GPS. The Deck slot has a beak-like spike on top of it. The Blackbird Disk.jpg
Sherry LeBlanc's Duel Disk is similar in design to Crow Hogan's only with inverted colors and the board being straight with circular edges. When attached to her Duel Runner, Duel Disk's base is attached below the dash board with the blade swirving around to face the long neck of the Duel Runner and connect to it vertically. When inactive in ground mode, it folds into three corners around the Duel Disk's base. The Field Spell Card zone has an attachment that functions like a police tazer after it pops out. Sherry's Duel Disk.jpg
Akiza Izinski's second Duel Disk is purple with a dark red trim. Similar to Yusei's, when her disk is attached to her Duel Runner, it is positioned just below the dashboard. When not in use, the blade folds over the Duel Disk's base with the the outer four slots connected to the Duel Runner's steerer. While inactive for ground mode, the Disk will connect to her Wrist Dealer and the blade will still slide over the Duel Disk's blade, but the addition of the outer four slots contracting into the Disk's base. Akiza's Hybrid Duel Disk.jpg
Elsworth's Duel Disk, like other hybrid models, has a separate Wrist Dealer that connects to the actual Duel Disk when for ground Duels. It is black with an oblong base with the card zone base shaped like a katana blade. Like Jack Atlas's Duel Disk, it holds all five card slots on one blade. Similar to the Chaos Duel Disk, when not in use the blade folds into each slot until completely folded into the hinge which then slides into the Duel Disk base, creating a compact form. The Disk contains a parachute, and the blade can be used as a weapon. Mizoguchi Duel Disk.png

Standard Duel Disks[edit]

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The standard New Domino City Duel Disk. It bears the same colors as the original model and it is the most used color by Duelists in the anime. No Duel Disks of this type have been shown to combine with Duel Runners. Red White and Blue.jpg
Lenny's Duel Disk is a light and dark gray version of the standard model with with navy gems. Plain.jpg
Akiza Izinski's first Duel Disk is a pinkish-red version of the standard model with purple gems. Rose Disk.png
Mr. Armstrong's Duel Disk is a black and dark gray version of the standard model with amber gems. This version is also used by Dragan during his ground Duel against Jack. In some video games, guards in the jails also used this Disk. This Disk was obtainable in-game and was called the 'Jail Disk', suggesting that it may be a Sector Security-issue model. Takasu Duel Disk.jpg
Professor Frank's Duel Disk is a green version of the standard model with yellow gems. Frank Duel Disk.jpg
Greiger's Duel Disk is a tan and black version of the standard model with green gems. Bommer Duel Disk.png
Commander Koda's Duel Disk is a blue gray version of the standard model with teal gems. Kodo Duel Disk.jpg
Lazar's Duel Disk is a gold colored version of the standard model with orange gems. It was briefly abandoned by Lazar during the Black fog incident, but makes a reappearance later in Season Two. Jeager Duel Disk.jpg
Leo's Old Duel Disk is a blue and white version of the standard model with yellow gems. Leo's old disk.jpg
Sayer's Duel Disk is a goldish version of the standard model with red gems. Sayer loses this Duel Disk after his second Duel with Carly and instead uses a Sector Security Duel Disk. Sayer'sDuelDisk.jpg
Carly Carmine's Duel Disk is a silver version of the standard model with blue gems that was loaned to her. This Duel Disk was lost when Carly was killed and turned into a Dark Signer. It is also used by Halldor in Tag Force 6. Silver.jpg
Sector Security Duel Disk is a metallic blue and white version of the standard model with green gems. It is used primarily by members of Sector Security, a prime example being Trudge. It is also used by Sayer when he pretends to be a member from Sector Security. Ushio Duel Disk.jpg
Dexter's Duel Disk is a dark teal version of the standard model with cerulean gems. It's been shown in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia. Dexter's Duel Disk.jpg
Heitmann's Duel Disk is green with yellow gems, much like Professor Frank's, the main exception is that his is more of a lime-green color. Heitmann's Duel Disk.png
Syd Barlow's Duel Disk is a black and dark-grey version of the standard model with purple gems. Syd's Duel Disk.png
Bruno's Duel Disk in his normal persona, as shown in Tag Force 6, is a gold right-handed version of the standard model with green gems. TF6 Bruno Duel Disk.jpg
The members of Team Unicorn, as shown in Tag Force 6, use dark blue and white version of the standard model with orange gems.
Don Piero's Duel Disk is a gold and silver version of the standard model with ruby red gems.

Other Duel Disks[edit]

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Gill Randsborg's Duel Disk is the shield of his knight armor. The Monster Zones are divided into two groups of two, with the fifth on top of them; the Graveyard is on the left of the middle row. The Spell/Trap Zones are on the other side of the Graveyard. When not in use, the Duel Disk serves as a prop for his costume. It is strong enough enough to deflect sword attacks. DeLauncebeaux Duel Disk.jpg
This Duel Academy's standard-issued Duel Disk is predominately yellow and white that features a red gem on top, black accents and the Monster and Spell/Trap Zone closest to the Field Spell Zone appears to be able to retract into the blade. This model is presumably used by all the students at the New Domino City Duel Academy. It is similar in design to the head of "Power Tool Dragon". Duel Academy Disk 5Ds.jpg
The Dark Signers' Duel Disks are almost completely black, and are decorated to look like the head of a dragon. The Deck is placed in the "mouth" of the dragon head. These disks are used by the Dark Signers Carly Carmine, Misty Tredwell, Devack, and Roman Goodwin. Roman's Duel Disk is modified to attach to his mechanical arm instead of going around his wrist. They are activated in a similar manner to the Chaos Duel Disks; the card zones are kept compressed at the back of the Duel Disk, and rotate and expand to a parallel Dark Duel Disk.jpg
Rex Goodwin's first Duel Disk is integrated within his mechanical left arm. When activated, the blades rotate 90 degree, ending up perpendicular to his wrist. The blade on the right has three Monster Zones and three Spell/Trap Zones; the left blade has two of each. The Graveyard is on the right of the Deck. The Solid Vision generator is located in the wrist. It is later torn off and replaced with Roman's severed arm. Duel Arm.jpg
Rex Goodwin Duels utilizing an altar atop the Stairway to the Dragon Star instead of a Duel Disk for his 3-on-1 Turbo Duel against Yusei, Jack, and Crow. It looks like an Inca-style Dueling arena, and is the third ancient Duel Disk (the first being the large Duel Disk-like blades wielded by the Orichalcos Soldiers, the second being the DiaDhanks used in Ancient Egypt) to be shown in the anime. It is worth noting that, despite its ancient origins, it displays certain features of the modern-day Duel Disks: whenever Rex places a card onto the field, it briefly produces a rainbow-colored aurora and the Deck slot features the automatic deck-shuffling feature. Also, for his 3-on-1 Turbo Duel, Rex uses an physical card of "Speed World".

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The Skeleton Knight's Duel Disk contains an extra slot to hold his hand, while he holds the reins of his horse. SkeletonKnightDuelDisk.jpg
The Duel Disks used in Crash Town are shaped like guns. The Duelist who pulls first, puts their Duel Disk on their arm, and then draws their opening hand the fastest gets the first turn. They are slightly similar to Axel Brodie's Duel Disk. In the dub, these Duel Disks are remodeled to look less violent.[citation needed] Instead of arrows in the Monster Card Zones, there are bullet-shaped symbols. Kiryu CrashTown.jpg

Future Duel Disks[edit]

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In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 134, Yusei and the others were given a vision of the future, showing how New Domino City would develop and how technology would evolve. In that vision new Duel Disks were shown that no longer rely on metallic frames, but teal energy beams that that cards rest on. This technology is used in the Duel Disks wielded by the Three Pure Nobles, as they are from the future.

Yliaster Duel Disks[edit]

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Lester's Duel Disk was the first example of a futuristic Duel Disk seen in the anime. The Deck, Graveyard, and Field Spell Zones are a part of the central body with the Spell, Trap and Monster Card zones are played on the teal energy beams between the six gold cylinders. When not in use, it goes on Lester's back instead of around his wrist. When Turbo Dueling, Lester uses a physical "Speed World 2" card, as he uses the Disk in conjunction with a Duel Board. Lucciano Duel Disk.jpg
Primo's sword transforms into his Duel Disk when he merges with Terrible Omen. When this occurs, the hilt lowers itself from the blade and then the hilt itself divides into two sections that project the energy beams. In Tag Force 5 Primo uses his sword Duel Disk in ground Duels. However when this happens the hilt is removed from the blade and floats beside the Deck like Lester's. Placido's Sword Duel Disk2.jpg
Jakob's Duel Disk opens from the compartment hidden in his chest and closely resembles Professor Viper's Duel Vest. Like Lester and Primo's Duel Disks, the field is formed by teal energy beams. In BELIEVE IN NEXUS Jakob's Duel Disk is wider. Jose's Duel Coat.jpg
Aporia's Duel Disk is similar to Lester's, inherited after Lester, Primo, and Jakob combined to form him. When he is combined with his Duel Runner, the six gold cylinders form wing-like appendages on his back. 5Dx141 Connect.jpg
Bruno's Duel Disk, while in his Vizor persona, is shown in the trailer for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5. It has a metallic-purple main base with a teal gem; but its tray resembles a stealth bomber. Since the Monster Card Zones are designed the same way as those on his Duel Runner; it may be a hybrid model In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus, this Disk is referred to as The Missing Ring. TG05-Vizor-Disk.jpg
Z-one's hoverchair manifests two oversized arms and a proportionate Deck for Duels. The holograms simply appear out of the cards when he plays them. It is used for both Ground and Turbo Duels. 5Dx146 Z-one accessorized.jpg

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time[edit]

Paradox's Duel Disk[edit]

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Paradox wields a bladed, hybrid Disk in his right hand, one of the few characters to do so. Unlike the Three Emperors, his Duel Disk does not use an energy blade. Paradox's Duel Disk.png

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL[edit]

A Duel Disk in ZEXAL.

The Duel Disks used in ZEXAL are wrist-mounted devices called D-Pads, or Duel Pads. It is a much smaller version with major design differences, the most notable is its multifunction capabilities, overall design, and lack of holographic projection. Because of this, the device must be linked to the Duel Gazer system for visual effects.

The field slides in twice, with the Zone on the right folding over the middle, followed by the two Zones on the left. The entire blade can be stored inside the D-Pad itself when not in use.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V[edit]

A Duel Disk's screen during a Duel. Life Points and Turn Counters can be seen at the top of the screen, and the Spell & Trap Zones on the bottom. Also, by tapping on the word "Enemy", the user can look at their opponent's field.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, the Duel Disks that are used are similar to a combination of the D-Pad and the Duel Disks seen in the alternate future in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. The main body of the Disk retains the touch screen and single Spell & Trap Zone (which is also where the Field Zone is located) seen in D-Pads, while the Monster Zones and Pendulum Zones are located on the arm blade, which, like the 5D's future Disks, is composed of energy (likely the same "touchable Solid Vision" used in Action Duels) and is aligned parallel to the main body of the Disk.

A Duel Disk's screen when there are cards in the Pendulum Zones. The words "DUEL DISK" that were at the center are now replaced by "PENDULUM", and the Pendulum Zones appear around it, lined in gold. In this image is also visible, on the left, the button that visualizes the Extra Deck, if the Duelist has cards present inside it.

The blade can be customized to be a variety of shapes; a shape similar to the KaibaCorp Duel Disk, a similar shape with an equilateral triangular end rather than the normal shape seen, a parallelogram, a shape resembling the layout of a D-Pad's card zone, a curved arc, a sword-shape, a unique dual-boomerang shape, a shape similar to the Kaiba Corp Duel Disk but with symmetrical points, and a crescent moon shape.

Duel Disks respond by briefly lighting up a rainbow-colored circuitry pattern on the blade when cards are placed on the Monster Zones or Pendulum Zones. The word "PENDULUM" will appear on the blade when both of the Duelist's Pendulum Zones are occupied. Regardless of the card zone, the Duel Disks will eject removed cards and they retain the auto-shuffle and the auto-ejection features that debuted in 5D's rather than having a Duelist manually remove their Deck and searching through it; instead Duelists can forfeit or end a Duel inconclusively by removing their Deck. However instead of shuffling the Deck and ejecting the searched cards from the top, the cards are simply ejected from the Duel Disk after being manually selected on the touchscreen.

When it is used in conjunction with the ARC System the holograms gain mass and appear to become self-aware, able to perform actions such as catching people and grabbing action cards without command. However this is limited, as Crow Hogan's "Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower" did not react to the presence of Tarren clinging onto its back. If the system is damaged, then the holograms will disappear. They are also able to generate normal holograms under their own power for normal Duels.

In addition players can use the touch screen to check the contents of their Extra Deck, Graveyard and opponent's field. In comparison with the Battle City Duel Disk, this Duel Disk is notably much lighter in weight, due to the streamlined body and virtually weightless Monster Card Zone. This enables Duelists to run and jump without difficulties during Action Duels.

The App selection screen as seen on Sector Security's Duel Disk.

These Duel Disks are also multipurpose tools with internet and communication functions, similar to tablets in real life as well as D-Pad in ZEXAL series. They can even serve as phones, as shown when Julia Krystal called in the Leo Corporation security to capture Yuto and Shay Obsidian. These functions as well as Duel Mode come in the form of apps. The hologram screens used to make video calls are also used to communicate with opponents from far across a Duel Field.

The Dimensional Travel function in standby as seen on Duel Academy's Duel Disk.

Duel Disk Models from both the Fusion and Xyz Dimensions are fitted with devices that allow one to travel among the Four Dimensions and seal defeated opponents into cards.

The Disks belonging to members of the Lancers have been modified to allow interdimensional travel (using Xyz Dimension technology as a reference) and initiate Action Duels without the need of a ARC System.

Standard Dimension[edit]

The Standard Dimension Disk is a rectangular model with angular blade. The Deck Zone, unlike other Duel Disks, is placed diagonally pointing towards the thumb rather then parallel to the sides of the disk, while the Extra Deck is placed in a similar direction towards the body on the back, and both zones are stored within the Duel Disk while it is deactivated. The Graveyard is behind the blade, facing away from the Duelist as it was in previous Duel Disks, while the Spell/Trap Zone is located on the opposite side of the disk.

Before Leo Akaba reinvented the ARC System, the people of the Standard Dimension are seen using Duel Disks that greatly resemble the KaibaCorp Duel Disk.[1]

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Yuya Sakaki/Z-ARC: Red body and yellow blade. Modified by Z-ARC after Yuya was possessed by him to have a blade shaped like a draconian head with an elongated skull, with a green claw/mouth at the tip. Returned to normal after the Duel against Z-ARC.


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Gong Strong/Sylvio Sawatari: Grey body and orange blade. Given to Sylvio as the latter's Disk was no longer functional to let him continue in the Duel against Z-ARC. Returned after the Duel against Z-ARC. Gongenzaka's Duel Disk.png
Yusho Sakaki: Purple body and yellow blade. Yusho's Duel Disk Set.png
The Sledgehammer/Grizzlepike Jones: Black body and violet blade. Ishijima's Duel Disk.png
Zuzu Boyle: Pink body and blade. Lost in the Synchro Dimension after her Duel against Sergey Volkov. Replaced by Sora Perse's Standard Dimension Disk. Yuzu's Duel Disk.png
Sylvio Sawatari: Forest green body and lime blade. Damaged to the point of malfunctioning by Crow's "Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower". Replaced by Gong Strong's Disk for his Duel against Z-ARC. Fixed after the Duel against Z-ARC. Shingo's Duel Disk.png
Sora Perse/Zuzu Boyle: Yellow body and blue blade. Replaced by his Duel Academy Disk before his reappearance in the Standard Dimension. Later given to Zuzu to help her defend herself against Sector Security. Sora's Duel Disk.png
Skip Boyle: Red body and light green blade. Shuzo's Duel Disk.png
Dipper O'rion: Purple body and blue blade. Shijima's Duel Disk.png
Julia Krystal/Tate: Blue body and orange blade. Kotsu's Duel Disk.png
Kit Blade: Orange body and green blade. Yaiba's Duel Disk.png
Declan Akaba: White body and parallelogram red blade. Reiji's Duel Disk.png
Reed Pepper: White body and greenish-yellow blade. Reed's Duel Disk.png
Herc: yellow parallelogram blade. Herc's Duel Disk.png
Pierre L'Supérieure: A shorter model with light yellow-green body and light green blade. Pierre's Duel Disk.png
Aura Sentia: Light blue body and purple blade. Aura's Duel Disk.png
Frederick: Green body and yellow blade. Futoshi's Duel Disk.png
Trevor: Red body and blue blade. Takeshi's Duel Disk.png
Allie: Light blue body and pink blade. Ally's Duel Disk.png
Riley Akaba: White body and light lime green blade. Layra's Duel Disk.png
Trick Tagart: Maroon body and blue blade. Tanegashima's Duel Disk.png
Ryozan Godagawa: Black body and red blade. Ryozan's Duel Disk.png
Iggy Arlo: Dark yellow body and violet blade. Replaced by a Duel Academy Duel Disk given to him before his reappearance in the Fusion Dimension. Kachidoki's Duel Disk.png
Micky Starlett: Darker pink body and blue blade. Naname's Duel Disk.png
Olga: Grayish green body and lighter blue blade. Olga's Duel Disk.png
Halil: Maroon body and green blade. Halil's Duel Disk.png
Dennis McField: Dark blue body and red blade. Replaced by his Duel Academy Duel Disk before his reappearance in the Fusion Dimension. Dennis' Duel Disk.png
Taka: Dark green body and orange blade. Makoto's Duel Disk.png
Trout: Dark grey body and yellow blade. Teppei's Duel Disk.png
Moon Shadow: A left-handed model with grey body and violet blade. Tsukikage's Duel Disk.png
Sun Shadow: Grey body and purple blade. Hikage's Duel Disk.png
Yoko Sakaki: White body and red blade. Yoko's Duel Disk.png

Xyz Dimension[edit]

The dimension's normal model has a white, irregular body and a blade that resembles the shape of a D-Pad's card zones viewed from above. Some can have colored trims at the circular edge facing the user.

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Kite Tenjo (Past): White body and blue blade. Kite's Old Duel Disk.png
Lulu Obsidian (Past): White body, pink trim and blue blade. Lulu's old Duel Disk.png
Saya Sasayama (Past): White body, orange trim and greenish-yellow Blade. Sayaka's old Duel Disk.png
Shay Obsidian (Past): Purple Body.
Yusho Sakaki (Past): White body and yellow blade. Yusho's Xyz Dimension Duel Disk.png

The Resistance model has a similar but different body, a different Deck slot, a round touch screen with a purple body, and the same blade shape as most Standard Disks. Both the Spell & Trap Zone and the Graveyard are located in the back of the rectangular section of the Disk, with the Spell/Trap on the upper one and the Graveyard on the lower one. Some of them are equipped with the ability to turn people into cards and they all appear to have the ability to use the ARC System outside of an Action Duel. The Extra Deck is kept on the back left side, facing away from the user. The Disk's touchscreen's may pop up and be used as a radar, as seen with Shay's Disk. The Disk requires minimal booting time before being ready to Duel.

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Yuto/Yusho Sakaki: Purple blade. Dark Duelist's Duel Disk.png
Shay Obsidian/Lulu Obsidian: Blue blade. After Shay joined the Lancers, Declan disabled his Disk's Human Sealing Technology function. Shun's Duel Disk.png
Kite Tenjo: Crystal shaped white body with crescent moon shaped blue blade that points away from the Duelist. The Deck Zone is on the side of the wrist facing away from the Duelist, rather than on the top. Its overall design is reminiscent of the D-Pad his ZEXAL counterpart used. The Extra Deck is in the same spot as Standard Model disk. The Graveyard is accessed via the opposite face of the section that contains the Extra Deck. Kite's Duel Disk (Arc V).png
Saya Sasayama: Greenish-yellow blade. SayakaDuelDisk.png
Allen Kozuki: Orange blade. KozukiAllenDuelDisk.png
Yusho Sakaki: Yellow Blade.

Synchro Dimension[edit]

The Synchro Dimension's basic Duel Disk has a circular body with four laterally-placed slots (the bottom-right one being the Graveyard and the upper-left one the Extra Deck), a curved blade, and a small hourglass-shaped touchscreen. However, unlike other Dimensions, this one also has a number of alternative models. Many of them can be attached to a Duel Runner (for Turbo Duels) and to a Wrist Dealer-like accessory carrying the Deck Zone (for normal Duels), similar to the hybrid models seen in 5D's.

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Jack Atlas: An alternative model with white triangular body and darker blue angular blade. The screen is bigger, and the Deck Slot is located in the inner side of the device similar to how his 5D's version did, as he holds his Duel Disk in his armrest rather than in front of him. Jack's Duel Disk (Arc V).png
Sector Security/Stomptroopers: Blue body and green blade. The model has two screens, one round touchscreen for selecting apps and one semicircular-shaped screen for general duel information. In addition to the apps that normal Duel Disks have, there are apps to call fellow Sector Security officers for help and materialize handcuffs for restraining criminals. The Extra Deck is kept away from the body on the left side. Security Duel Disk ARC-V.jpg
Crow Hogan: A differently styled model with grey body and orange blade, and the screen being slightly larger in the Extra Deck side. It is unclear where he places his Spell & Traps with this version. The Extra Deck access slot appears to be above his Main Deck slot. Crowarcv.png
Sergey Volkov: Gold Trim, blue body and red blade with elongated upper tips. This Duel Disk is produced from Sergey's cybernetic left arm. Arc V Sergey's Duel Disk 2.png

The Facility stores a model that has slightly oblate body, round touchscreen, and an angular blade with pointy ends. They seem to be used for prisoners who can bribe the guards in order to be allowed to Duel, but have also been seen on the streets of the City.

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Chojiro Tokumatsu: Green body, grey trim and orange blade. Tokumatsu's Duel Disk.png
Yuya Sakaki (borrowed): Green body, grey trim and yellow blade. Yuya Sakaki's Synchro Dimension Duel Disk.jpg
Underground Labor Facility Guards: Blue body, gold trim and Green Blade Arc V Underground Labor Facility Guard's Duel Disk.png
Shinji Weber: Blue Body, grey trim and Orange Blade Arc V Shinji's Duel Disk.png
Lucas Swank: Gold body encrusted with jewels and orange blade. Arc V Gallager's Duel Disk.png
Damon Lopez: Grey body, red trim and light green blade Damon's Duel Disk.png
Tony Zomboni: Black body, orange trim and light green blade Tony's Ground Disk.png

The Duel Runner's Disk has a hourglass-like touchscreen. The Spell/Trap Zone is located at the bottom left slot, and Field Spells can also be activated here, the Graveyard at the bottom right slot, and the Extra Deck in the upper left slot. The Disk can also be detached and used in a grounding Duel. All of these Disks have a blue body. The Spell/Trap and Graveyard slots are always open, but the Extra Deck and the upper right slot (possibly for banished cards) are kept closed until an action occurs that requires the slot to open, and it will thus eject the necessary card.

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Yugo: Double, angular and symmetrical green blade.

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Yuya Sakaki: Yellow blade. Yuya Sakaki's Synchro Dimension Duel Disk 2.png
Gong Strong/Shinji Weber/Chojiro Tokumatsu: Orange blade. Gongenzaka's Synchro Dimension Duel Disk.png
Moon Shadow: Violet blade. Tsukikage's Synchro Dimension Duel Disk.png
Zuzu Boyle: Pink blade. Yuzu's Synchro Dimension Duel Disk.png
Tony Zomboni: Light green blade. Tony's Duel Disk.png
Sylvio Sawatari: Lime green blade. Sawatari's Synchro Dimension Duel Disk.png
Shay Obsidian/Celina: Blue blade. Shay's Synchro Dimension Duel Disk.jpg
Dennis McField: Red blade. Dennis' Synchro Dimension Duel Disk.png
Sergey Volkov: Symmetrical, indented Red blade on the outside. The disk's touchscreen is larger than normal, and is lost after he merges with his Duel Runner. Sergey's Duel Disk.png
Sergey Volkov: After merging with his Duel Runner, the body is lost. His indented slot above his blade now acts as his body, with the Graveyard slot placed horizontally and the Spell/Trap zone vertically under the Graveyard. The blade is retained from the original model, although it doesn't appear as wide when viewed from the front.

Fusion Dimension[edit]

Hacking Mode function in standby as seen on Duel Academy's Duel Disk.

There are two known models of Duel Disks that are used in the Fusion Dimension; the model used by Duel Academy students and the model used by students of the Fusion Dimension's You Show Duel School. Both models have sword shaped energy blades, although they differ between models, and both appear to have the ability to materialize Real Solid Vision independently of an ARC System.

The Duel Academy model has a shield-like body and a sword-shaped blade. The touch screen is contained under a hemispherical display, similar to the LP display the on the Academia Disk model from GX. This Duel Disk contains numerous functions unrelated to Dueling, like Human Sealing, Interdimensional Travel Technology, and a "Hacking Mode". The Extra Deck is on the left side of the Disk, away from the body, and opens up parallel to the Disk's opposite side. The Graveyard slot is on the back of the Disk, opposite the Deck Zone. A slot on the side of the wrist ejects cards containing defeated opponents, and a possible Spell/Trap Zone. The normal screen border color of the Disk is gray.

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Celina: Pink-trimmed maroon body and blue blade. Selena's Duel Disk.png
Barrett: Light forest green-trimmmed dark green body and orange blade. Barrett's Duel Disk.png
Obelisk Force: White-trimmed blue body and red blade. Obelisk Force Duel Disk.png
Sora Perse: Yellow-trimmed blue body and blue blade. Sora Shiun'in Academia Duel Disk.png
Yuri: Black-trimmed purple body and violet blade. Yuri's Duel Disk.png
Jean Michel Roget: Green-trimmed violet body and blade. Arc V Roger Duel Disk.png
Duel Academy Duelists: White-trimmed indigo body and violet blade.
Juvenile Officers: White-trimmed purple body and violet blade. Juvenile Officer's Duel Disk.png
Aster Phoenix: Dark blue-trimmed white body and blue blade with a gold screen border. This Disk can initiate a Duel with "Steel Cage Match" and connect the wielder to an opponent in manner similar to a Duel Anchor. Aster's Duel Disk (Arc V).png
Gloria Tyler: Indigo-trimmed red body and violet blade. Gloria's Duel Disk.png
Grace Tyler: Indigo-trimmed violet body and violet blade. GraceDuelDisk.png
Dennis McField: Dark blue-trimmed white body and red blade. Dennis' Academia Duel Disk.png
Iggy Arlo: Black-trimmed dark yellow body and violet blade. Iggy duel disk.png
Captain Cutter: Orange-trimmed yellow body and red blade. Captain Solo Duel Disk.png
Diana: Light blue-trimmed blue body and light green blade. Diana Duel Disk.png
Apollo: Orange-trimmed magenta body and yellow blade. Apollo Duel Disk.png
Rin: Green-trimmed white body and violet blade. Rin Academia Duel Disk.png
Battle Beast: Red-trimmed green body and red blade. Battle Beast's Duel Disk.png
Lulu Obsidian: Dark blue-trimmed white body and violet blade. Ruri Academia Duel Disk.png
Sanders: Black-trimmed red body and light green blade. Sanders Duel Disk.png
Alexis Rhodes (Past): Dark blue-trimmed white body and light blue blade. Alexis' old Duel Disk.png
Leo Akaba: Yellow-trimmed purple body and blade. Leo dueldisk.png

The You Show Duel School's Disks' overall design is similarly reminiscent of the Academia Disk in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. The difference is the colored borders covering the left and right sides, with the Graveyard slot aligned at the front border, while the Spell/Trap Zone is on the side facing the Duelist. The blade's leftmost end resembles that of that Duel Academy Disk from GX, but the right part still resembles ARC-V's Duel Academy hilt shape.

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Alexis Rhodes: Dark blue body and light blue blade Arc V Asuka Duel Disk.png
Unknown You Show Duel School student: Orange body and blade You Show Student 3 Duel Disk.png
Yusho Sakaki: Purple body and yellow blade YushoDuelDisk.png

Original Dimension[edit]

The Original Dimension Duel Disk is attached to the wrist of the Duelist via a wristband. Connected to the wristband is the Deck Zone, similar to a Wrist Dealer. The blade is curled with a pattern on each side.

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Leo Akaba: Violet blade Leo Akaba Original Duel Disk.png
Z-ARC: Yellow blade Zarc Duel Disk.png
Unnamed Duelist: Blue blade Unnamed duel disk.png
Ray: Pink blade Raydueldisk.png

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS[edit]

The info screen of the new Duel Disks.

The Duel Disks that are featured in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS are a brand new model invented by SOL Technologies, and appear to function similar to the ones featured in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, but due to using virtual cards, they lack a physical blade.[2] Models that require physical cards still exist but are considered outdated.

Old Model[edit]

The older models require actual cards to enter LINK VRAINS and lack the touchscreen interface seen since Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL. The body heavily resembles a hybrid of the Kaiba Corporation and GX Duel Academy Duel Disks. While the blade is energy-based and follows the same color scheme as blades of the ARC-V Duel Disks, it is shaped differently and additionally features a metallic dark gray border around the black strip. Like the 5D's Standard Disk, the Extra Deck Zone is located behind the Main Deck Zone, and like a D-Pad, it has a single slot for the Spell/Trap Zones. The Spell/Trap slot also functions as the Graveyard. Spell/Trap cards can also be played on to the blade, where Monster cards are played. It can also project information screens to allow a Duelist to scroll through their Main Deck, depict the Summoning conditions of monsters, or keep track of counters among other functions.

Whenever a Deck is placed into the Deck Zone to enter LINK VRAINS, the words "Into the VRAINS" appear on the side where the blade is projected from. The word "shuffle" is also shown when Soulburner returns cards to his Deck with the effect of "Salamangreat Mole". Although physical cards are needed to use the Duel Disk access LINK VRAINS, they are data constructs within LINK VRAINS itself, disappearing when dropped and reappearing as needed, a feature shared by the blade. When used in the real world, the Deck is withdrawn into the center of the Duel Disk and a virtual copy is generated. These Duel Disks do not naturally possess A.I., but A.I. can be downloaded into them if necessary.

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Yusaku Fujiki: White, with a purple orb outlined by a red circle with a blue side. The blade is long trapezoid shape with extra detailing along the edges, colored light blue with a black strip.

As of episode 1, Ai is trapped inside as a Duel Program and can only be removed if Yusaku himself is defeated in a Duel. Sometime before the events of episode 27, the Duel Disk was modified to become capable of functioning as a drone by Ai and Roboppi.

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Mackendrick Kellenbocker/Naoki Shima/Theodore Hamilton: White, with a blue orb outlined by an orange circle with a green side. Makoto Duel Disk.png
Theodore Hamilton: Maroon, with a purple orb outlined by a yellow teardrop with an orange side and red blade. As with Yusaku's Duel Disk, his Duel Disk contains Flame as a Duel Program. Flame ignis eye.jpg
Cal Kolter: Dark blue, with a purple orb outlined by a purple circle with a yellow side and orange blade. Cal Kolter duel disk vr.png
Ai: A customized variant of the old model with an ellipsoid black body, light blue orb, and a dark blue section extending along Ai's arm, ridged with pale gold decorations, and a purple sword-shaped blade with thin edges and an artistic pattern rather than the usual detailing. Ai duel disk vr.png

New Model[edit]

The layout of a new model Duel Disk.

The newer models use a Cloud function connected to SOL's card database, therefore physical cards are not needed. Because of this, they look more like wristbands with a touchscreen interface. When activated, they project the user's hand in front of them by swiping their drawing hand in front of them; also, the cards can be played either by voice command or through physical interaction. There are no visible Zones for the Duelist to physically play cards, instead they are merely being played in a normal fashion before disappearing from view.

When actions that require interacting with the Main Deck, Graveyard or Extra Deck are triggered, a white ring of energy that features a changeable colored glow and three trapezoid-shaped ridges with a thin slot in the middle of each one arranged in a triangular fashion is projected around the user's wrist; the one on top acts as the Main Deck Zone, and the ones on the sides act as the Graveyard and Extra Deck Zones.

Moreover, they include a support A.I. program that helps the user during Duels for simple tactical advice and allow them to access LINK VRAINS itself. These A.I. programs also seem to forbid the usage of certain words, such as "idiot". They can project small screens that bear information on certain cards or their actual positions on the field, and they can project a Duelist's entire Deck if necessary for searching out specific cards.

Standard Models[edit]

The standard mass produced models provided by SOL Technologies. These Duel Disks have a six-sided shield shape with a colored block at the end.

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Naoki Shima/Sato/Tanaka/Suzuki/Skye Zaizen/Ridley/Kiku Kamishirakawa: A standard-issued version of the latest model. It is blue with an elongated hexagonal shape, a gray-and-orange wristband, and a yellow attachment on one end. A SOL Disk.png
Akira Zaizen: Grey and black with blue light and a blue ring. Akira Duel Disk.png
Queen: White and black with a red light and attachment. Queen duel disk vr.png

Custom Models[edit]

These Duel Disks have varying shapes, though otherwise they function the same as other Disks bar individual modifications.

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Skye Zaizen: Light blue with a shape similar to a tulip flower, a small dark blue gem at the back and a white armband that features a glowing light blue stripe, as well as a teal ring when Dueling. When entering LINK VRAINS, the word "Into the VRAINS" appear on the screen. Aoi Duel Disk.png
George Gore: Gold plated gauntlet with an elongated hexagon-shaped screen (which is shaped exactly like the latest Duel Disk model, but turned in the opposite direction) and a dark red band that features a single spike on each side, a red arrow where the Main Deck Zone should be and glowing yellow accents around the spikes and the upper edges of the screen. It has a red ring. GO's Duel Disk (HD).png
Emma Bessho: White and purple with magenta light and a blue ring. This Duel Disk has a built-in grappling hook feature. Emma duel disk.png
Prototype Green-A: Purple with a green border. Prototype Ai-A Disk.png
Prototype Red-B: Blue with an orange border and an orange ring. Prototype Ai-B Disk.png
Kenneth Drayden/The Shepherd: Silver with a symmetrical elongated hexagonal top that extends to the sides of the wrist, and a dark yellow screen border and studs. The interior screen is fashioned to resemble a target, and usually glows red, but flashes blue when the included A.I. talks. The Shepherd has modified this A.I. to lie, allowing him to mislead his opponents. Shepherd duel disk vr.png
George Gore/The Gore: After becoming a bounty hunter for SOL Technologies, Gore uses a different Duel Disk. Link his previous Disk, it features an elongated hexagonal light blue screen in the inverse of the standard SOL model, but has a utilitarian bolt-shaped strap with lime highlights. Gore duel disk vr.png
Kenchi/Yozaka: Dark blue elongated hexagonal screen and bolt-shaped strap with yellow highlights. Yozaka kenchi duel disk.png
Skye Zaizen/Blue Gal/Blue Maiden: Teal and grey with a dark blue screen and sky blue light. Skye's Duel Disk in reality initially remains the same, but to protect her identity as Blue Gal and later Blue Maiden, it takes on a different appearance within LINK VRAINS that Skye also obtains in the real world. Aqua later takes up residence inside this Duel Disk. Aqua ignis eye.jpg
Earth: Earth's tree avatar has a dome-shaped protrusion on its wrist that Earth stands on, and materializes a green and white ring. Earth duel disk vr.png
Roboppi: Baby blue with orange and pink details, and a white strap. This Duel Disk resembles Roboppi's robot body's head, and is capable of emoting. Roboppy duel disk vr.png

Knights of Hanoi[edit]

The Duel Disks used by the members of the Knights of Hanoi are simple bands with a lit pattern on the side and a small dome at the top.

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Knights of Hanoi: White and grey with green light and a red ring. Knights of Hanoi Disk.png
Varis/Roken Kogami: Golden and white with red light and a red ring. Revolver Duel Disk.png
Dr. Genome/Baira/Faust/: White and silver with yellow light and a red ring. Genome Duel Disk.png
Spectre: White and silver with orange light and a red ring. Spectre duel disk vr.png

Lightning's Organization[edit]

Most of the Duel Disks used by Lightning's organization are basic twin-colored bands with a line of colored light separating the two colors with a domed top and a pearl screen that heavily resemble watches. All of them materialize a circle of magenta light over the wrist when interacting with the Deck.

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Bohman: Yellow and grey with a magenta light and a pearl screen. When he draws a card, a circle of magenta light materializes over the screen of the Duel Disk. Bohman duel disk.png
Harlin: Teal and grey with an orange light and a pearl screen. As with Bohman's, when he draws a card, a circle of magenta light materializes over the screen of the Duel Disk. 200px
Bit/Boot: Dark purple with a pearl screen and pink lights, and four yellow spikes that resemble scales. These Duel Disks do not have straps. As with Bohman's, a circle of magenta light materializes over the screen of the Duel Disk when they interact with their Deck. Bitboot duel disk.png
Echo: Echo does not possess a visible Duel Disk, but when it draws a card, it materializes the same magenta circle of light that all other members of Lightning's organization do. Windy duel disk vr.png
Jin Kolter: Blue and grey with a sky blue light and pearl screen. As with all members of Lightning's organization, a magenta circle of light materializes when he draws. Jin duel disk vr.png

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS[edit]

Duel Disks in Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS in Master Duels (left) and Rush Duels (right).

The Duel Disks featured in Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS return to using a physical blade that takes design cues from the older models in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS and the KaibaCorp Disks. They feature a straight blade with slots beneath the Main Monster Zones for Spell and Trap Cards, a yellow triangle on the zones, and blue sections at the front of the zones. The blade is completely retractable and is connected to the body of the Disk by an angled section akin to the Graveyard chamber on an Academy Duel Disk, though this section does not contain the Graveyard itself. When activating Spell and Trap Cards Set in the Duel Disk, the cards are ejected from the slot for the user to insert face-up. Similar to toy Duel Disks, the Monster Zones have sections on the corners to hold the cards down when they are placed on the Duel Disk. As with previous Duel Disk with physical blades, the Field Zone is contained within a retractable compartment at the end of the blade closest to the Duelist's wrist.

The main body of the Duel Disk is hexagonal, due to being made by Goha Enterprises, and the Duel Disks themselves are made of a special metal called "Gohanium". According to Gavin Sogetsu, the Duel Disks' user data is controlled by Goha Corp. Opening the Duel Disks are strictly forbidden; if their owner does not close the Duel Disk after six minutes and sixty-six seconds, they will receive a penalty. Duel Disks also contain their owner's Duel ID cards within them; the removal of these ID cards is also forbidden. The Duel Disk features a small black screen near the back that displays any penalties the Duelist may have accumulated; if a Duelist receives six penalties, their account is banned. The screen can also be used as a light similar to modern smartphones. When the Duelist is in danger of Decking out, the number of cards left in the Deck appears on the screen in red with an alarm to warn them. The Deck and Graveyard section is removable and shaped like a white box; placing it into the Duel Disk activates it and deploys the blade. Yellow arrows on either side of the Deck Zone indicate which entrance is which. The top cards of the Deck to be accessed next are slightly ejected to allow the Duelist easy access to them, as the Deck is further contained within the case than any previous Duel Disks. The Graveyard slot is opposite to the Deck slot, similar to Duel Disks from the Fusion Dimension in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.

When used for Rush Duels, the words "RUSH DUEL" appear on the screen in red letters, and the sides of the blade slide in to cover the outermost Main Monster Zones, leaving three, while the blade itself slides further out from the Duel Disk, creating a shape like the number "7" that turns red. When Summoning monsters, the blue sections on the front of the Duel Disk glow and create "roads" of light for holographic duplicates of the cards to rush out from, which "shatter" to reveal the Solid Vision monsters. When a Duelist Maximum Summons, the three Maximum Monster cards slide together and the separators between the Monster Zones slide to the edges, creating one giant blue section to eject the holographic duplicate of the combined cards.

Yudias Velgear uses one of these Duel Disks in Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!!.

Custom Models[edit]

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Duel Guitar: Romin Kassidy is given this modified electric guitar by Yuga Ohdo, who intially used it as one of his "Roads" as a noise-cancelling device, but after seeing Romin appreciate the guitar he modified it to function as a Duel Disk as well. The head of the guitar has a red "7" shape, the neck is purple, while the white body body of the guitar has a vague "7" shape, with the bottom line containing the card zones and glowing the same red as a Duel Disk used for Rush Duels, while the Deck case is inserted below the sound hole and expands when in use. It is unclear if this Disk can be used for Master Duels.



Seatbastian: Seatbastian's Duel Disk is contained within his left arm. He accesses it by flipping open the top panel, which serves as the card zones while the Deck is contained within the bulk of his arm. SebastianDuelDisk.png
Heavy Cavalry Duel Club: The Duel Disks used by members of the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club are contained within their excavators and ejected from the arm on a mechanical strut before a Duel. When used for Rush Dueling, the two zones on the outside of the Duel Disk are retracted. Kaizo also uses a variation of this Duel Disk that he places on a stand.



Yuro Goha: Yuro uses a green version of the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club's Duel Disk that is attached to the console of his Speed Loader, referencing his WIND Deck. YuroDuelDisk.png
Yujin Goha: Yujin's Duel Disk has a blue "7" in Rush Duel mode, as opposed to the normal red, matching his uniform and referencing his newfound love of the sea. YujinDuelDisk.png
Yuka Goha: Yuka's Duel Disk has a dark pink "7" in Rush Duel mode, as opposed to the normal red, referencing her use of a FIRE Deck. YukaDuelDisk.png
Yuran Goha: Yuran's Duel Disk has a brown "7" in Rush Duel mode, as opposed to the normal red, matching his uniform and his EARTH Deck. YuranDuelDisk.png
Yuo Goha: Yuo's Duel Disk has a light yellow "7" in Rush Duel mode, as opposed to the normal red, matching his uniform and his LIGHT Deck. YuoDuelDisk.png
Yuga Goha: Yuga Goha's Duel Disk is a black model of the original and has a purple "7" in Rush Duel mode as opposed to the normal red. It was previously shown to be silver, but turned black after his memories were sealed by Yuo Goha. YugaGohaDuelDisk.png

Older Models[edit]

The Goha Duel Museum is shown to contain a number of older models of Duel Disks, in addition to what appears to be a brief shot of the first Duel Disk created by Seto Kaiba. Many of these Duel Disks had trays for the Spell & Trap Zones as opposed to the slots generally used in other Duel Disks. Rather than using microchips in the cards as the Duel Disks in Yu-Gi-Oh! were said to, these Duel Disks use advanced card recognition technology photographic processing that can be seen by the naked eye, not dissimilar from the technology used in the real-life Yu-Gi-Oh! NEURON application.

Numerous other Duel Disk prototypes were buried in a mine belonging to Mutsuba Heavy Machinery on the outskirts of Goha City. As with their modern counterparts, these Duel Disks are made from Gohanium and contain Duel ID cards, though due to their age the cards are extremely fragile.

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An old single-bladed Duel Disk seen in the Goha Duel Museum that does not seem to visibly retract when not in use. It appears to be connected to a backpack that the Duelist wears, presumably as a power supply, and does not have slots for Spell and Trap Cards, but trays similar to those used for Monster Cards. SEVENS-PrototypeDuelDisk.png
The Duel Disk prototype appears in the background prior to Yuga and Nail's Duel in the Goha Duel Museum. SEVENSDuelDiskprototype.png
A prototype Duel Disk abandoned in the Mutsuba mine. When activated, the top three Monster Zones move down to create a blade of five card zones. The Duel ID card is ejected out the back, but though the mechanism still works, the Duel ID card proved to be too old and disintegrated. File:MutsubaPrototype1.png
A prototype Duel Disk abandoned in the Mutsuba mine and collected by Hunt Goto. MutsubaPrototype2.png
A prototype Duel Disk abandoned in the Mutsuba mine whose Duel ID card was used by Yuga to recreate his Maximum Monster. MutsubaPrototype3.png
A prototype Duel Disk abandoned in the Mutsuba mine whose Duel ID card was used by Yuga to recreate his Maximum Monster. MutsubaPrototype4.png
A prototype Duel Disk abandoned in the Mutsuba mine whose Duel ID card was used by Yuga to recreate his Maximum Monster. MutsubaPrototype5.png

Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!![edit]

A Duel Disk in Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!! in Rush Duel mode.

The Duel Disks used in Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!! closely resemble the Goha Enterprises Duel Disks from Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS. They retain the hexagonal white body, with the Deck and Graveyard section appearing to be removable and shaped like a white box, and with yellow arrows on either side of the Deck Zone indicate which entrance is which. The Graveyard slot appears to be opposite to the Deck slot.

The blade is structured similarly to the Goha Enterprises Duel Disks, but emerges from the back of the Duel Disk as opposed to the front and instead of a red number "7", the blade and body of the Duel Disk turn blue in a crude shape of the letter "G", and instead of triangular points, the ends of the blade are capped with the sides of a hexagon. Like the Goha Enterprises Duel Disks, the blade has slots beneath the Main Monster Zones for Spell and Trap Cards, a yellow triangle on the zones, and lighter blue sections at the front of the zones.

Custom Models[edit]

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Yudias Velgear: Yudias's Duel Disk resembles the Goha Enterprises Duel Disk seen in Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS, but has never been seen before. Yuamu Ohdo later attaches a UTS sticker to it. YudiasDuelDisk.png
During Yuhi's Duel with Tell Kawai, his Duel Disk malfunctions because it has been soaked in a laundry wash. Because of this, Valvelgear transforms to form a Duel Disk with the blue G, but retains its darker blue body. The transformation initially proved difficult for the ship to handle; it struggled to activate the effect of a Trap Card until a plug inside was connected. ValvelgearDuelDisk.png

See also[edit]


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 127127: "Revival Zero"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 0011: "Link into the VRAINS"