|Japanese (base text)||
An effect (
Pendulum Monsters can have two different kinds of effect text. Effect Pendulum Monsters have monster effects, but all Pendulum Monsters can have Pendulum Effects (including Normal Pendulum Monsters). However, some Pendulum Monsters do not have Pendulum Effects, in which case the Pendulum Effect box is left blank.
- In the anime (both original Japanese and dubbed), effects are often called "special abilities" (
特 殊 能 力tokushū nōryoku). In the manga, they are referred to as both "effects" and "special abilities"; they are also very rarely referred to as "powers".