Extra Link

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Extra Link

An Extra Link in which each player controls a monster in the Extra Monster Zone
An Extra Link in which each player controls a monster in the Extra Monster Zone

Japanese

エクストラリンク

Japanese (romanized)

Ekusutora Rinku

Japanese (translated)

Extra Link

An Extra Link (Japanese: エクストラリンク, Ekusutora Rinku) is a series of co-linked Link Monsters that connects one Extra Monster Zone to the other. The monsters that make up the Extra Link are considered to be Extra Linked; additionally, any monster co-linked to an Extra Linked monster is also Extra Linked. An Extra Link is formed regardless of which player controls the monsters, including the monsters in the Extra Monster Zones.

If Link Summoning a Link Monster in an Extra Monster Zone would create an Extra Link, the player can do so even if they already control a monster in the other Extra Monster Zone; this is the only way for a player to control monsters in both Extra Monster Zones simultaneously. This can be used to prevent the opponent from Special Summoning monsters to the Extra Monster Zones.

Creating an Extra Link[edit]

Typically, an Extra Link requires at least five co-linked Link Monsters: three monsters in the Main Monster Zones and two in the Extra Monster Zones. It is possible to create an Extra Link using fewer than five monsters by co-linking diagonally;[1] however, there are very few Link Monsters that have the Link Arrows necessary, and the ones that do have the necessary Link Arrows have restrictions that prevent a player from using them to gain control of both Extra Monster Zones this way.

There are currently no Link Monsters that have both a Top-Left and Middle-Right Link Arrow, nor any cards that have both a Top-Right and Middle-Left Link Arrow. To form an Extra Link using only four Link Monsters, a Link Monster with one of those pairs of Link Arrows would be required.

There are some Link Monsters with both a Top-Left and Top-Right Link Arrow (which is required to form an Extra Link using only three monsters). However, all Link Monsters that currently have both of these Link Arrows have conditions that prevent their controller from Summoning monsters to Extra Monsters Zones they point to. This prevents a player who does not already control both Extra Monster Zones from creating an Extra Link using only their own monsters; however, a player can create an Extra Link using only three monsters if their opponent's monsters are part of the Extra Link, or if they already control Link Monsters in both Extra Monster Zones.

Gallery[edit]

Anime[edit]

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime, Varis, Playmaker, Lightning and Specter have all performed an Extra Link.

An Extra Link consisting of seven monsters is referred to as the "Ultimate Extra Link" ("Extra Link Full Mode" in the Japanese version).

List[edit]

The following are the cards that mention Extra Linking in their card text:

OCG/TCG[edit]

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/
Rank
ATKDEF
Amatsu-Okami of the Divine Peaks神峰之天津靇シンポウノアマツオカミLink Monster
Effect Monster
LIGHTDragon3000
Iron Knight of RevolutionかくめいてつLink Monster
Effect Monster
EARTHMachine2400
Kaiser Eagle, the Heavens' MandateてんげんあらわしおうLink Monster
Effect Monster
LIGHTWinged Beast3000
Noritoshi in Darkest Rainment黒衣之詔刀師コクイノノリトシLink Monster
Effect Monster
DARKSpellcaster2500
Sanctity of Dragonユニティ・オブ・ドラゴンLink Monster
Effect Monster
LIGHTDragon3000
Skyfaring Castle of the Black ForestくろもりこうてんかくLink Monster
Effect Monster
WINDRock2400
Topologic Gumblar Dragonトポロジック・ガンブラー・ドラゴンLink Monster
Effect Monster
DARKCyberse3000

Anime[edit]

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/
Rank
ATKDEF
Sunseed Shadow聖種の影芽サンシード・シャドウEffect MonsterEARTHPlant10400
Topologic Gumblar Dragonトポロジック・ガンブラー・ドラゴンLink MonsterDARKCyberse3000
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Zero Extra Linkゼロ・エクストラリンクSpell CardContinuous Spell Card

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