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This article is about the tournament restriction status. For the series, see Forbidden (series). For other uses, see Forbidden (disambiguation).

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Kinshi Kādo


Forbidden card

In the OCG and the TCG Advanced Format, Forbidden (禁止 Kinshi) cards, often unofficially called banned, are cards that players are not allowed to use in their Main Deck, Side Deck, or Extra Deck. There are no Forbidden cards in the Traditional Format; by default, all Forbidden cards are Limited in the Traditional Format.

The following cards are Forbidden as of April 1, 2018 for the OCG, and February 5, 2018 for the TCG Advanced Format.

Monster Cards[edit]

 Japanese nameOCGTCG Advanced
Ancient Fairy Dragonエンシェント・フェアリー・ドラゴンForbiddenUnlimited
Blackwing - Gofu the Vague ShadowBF-朧影のゴウフウForbiddenForbidden
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos焔征竜-ブラスターForbiddenForbidden
Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End混沌帝龍 -終焉の使者-UnlimitedForbidden
Cyber JarサイバーポッドForbiddenForbidden
Daigusto Emeralダイガスタ・エメラルUnlimitedForbidden
Denglong, First of the Yang Zing源竜星-ボウテンコウLimitedForbidden
Destiny HERO - Disk CommanderD-HERO ディスクガイLimitedForbidden
Dinomight Knight, the True Dracofighter真竜拳士ダイナマイトKLimitedForbidden
Djinn Releaser of Rituals儀式魔人リリーサーUnlimitedForbidden
Double Iris Magician虹彩の魔術師LimitedForbidden
El Shaddoll Constructエルシャドール・ネフィリムLimitedForbidden
Elder Entity Norden旧神ノーデンForbiddenForbidden
Elemental HERO StratosE・HERO エアーマンSemi-LimitedForbidden
Evilswarm Exciton Knight励輝士 ヴェルズビュートUnlimitedForbidden
Fiber JarファイバーポッドForbiddenForbidden
Fishborg Blasterフィッシュボーグ-ガンナーForbiddenForbidden
Grandsoil the Elemental Lord地霊神グランソイルUnlimitedForbidden
Lavalval Chainラヴァルバル・チェインForbiddenForbidden
Level Eaterレベル・スティーラーForbiddenForbidden
Magical Scientist魔導サイエンティストForbiddenForbidden
Majespecter Unicorn - Kirinマジェスペクター・ユニコーンForbiddenForbidden
Makyura the Destructor処刑人-マキュラForbiddenForbidden
Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King真竜剣皇マスターPForbiddenUnlimited
Maxx "C"増殖するGUnlimitedForbidden
Mind MasterメンタルマスターForbiddenForbidden
Morphing JarメタモルポットLimitedForbidden
Morphing Jar 2カオスポッドUnlimitedForbidden
Number 16: Shock MasterNo.16 色の支配者ショック・ルーラーForbiddenForbidden
Performage Damage JugglerEmダメージ・ジャグラーForbiddenLimited
Performage PlushfireEmヒグルミForbiddenForbidden
Performapal MonkeyboardEMモンキーボードForbiddenForbidden
Performapal Skullcrobat JokerEMドクロバット・ジョーカーLimitedForbidden
Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllisフェニキシアン・クラスター・アマリリスForbiddenUnlimited
Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders巌征竜-レドックスForbiddenForbidden
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz影霊衣の術士 シュリットSemi-LimitedForbidden
Tellarknight Ptolemaeus星守の騎士 プトレマイオスForbiddenForbidden
Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms嵐征竜-テンペストForbiddenForbidden
Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls瀑征竜-タイダルForbiddenForbidden
Tribe-Infecting Virus同族感染ウィルスUnlimitedForbidden
True King Lithosagym, the Disaster真竜皇リトスアジムDUnlimitedForbidden
The Tyrant NeptuneThe tyrant NEPTUNEForbiddenForbidden
Victory Dragonヴィクトリー・ドラゴンForbiddenForbidden
Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity発条空母ゼンマイティUnlimitedForbidden
Wind-Up HunterゼンマイハンターForbiddenUnlimited
Zoodiac Broadbull十二獣ブルホーンForbiddenForbidden
... further results

Spell Cards[edit]

 Japanese nameOCGTCG Advanced
Butterfly Dagger - Elma蝶の短剣-エルマForbiddenForbidden
Card Destruction手札抹殺LimitedForbidden
Card of Safe Return生還の宝札ForbiddenForbidden
Change of Heart心変わりForbiddenForbidden
Chicken GameチキンレースUnlimitedForbidden
Cold Wave大寒波ForbiddenForbidden
Delinquent Duoいたずら好きな双子悪魔ForbiddenForbidden
Dimension Fusion次元融合ForbiddenForbidden
Dragonic DiagramドラゴニックDForbiddenUnlimited
The Forceful Sentry強引な番兵ForbiddenForbidden
Giant TrunadeハリケーンForbiddenForbidden
Graceful Charity天使の施しForbiddenForbidden
Harpie's Feather Dusterハーピィの羽根帚LimitedForbidden
Heavy Storm大嵐ForbiddenForbidden
Kaiser ColosseumカイザーコロシアムUnlimitedForbidden
Last Will遺言状ForbiddenForbidden
Mass DriverマスドライバーForbiddenForbidden
Mirage of Nightmare悪夢の蜃気楼ForbiddenForbidden
Painful Choice苦渋の選択ForbiddenForbidden
Pot of Avarice貪欲な壺UnlimitedForbidden
Pot of Greed強欲な壺ForbiddenForbidden
Premature Burial早すぎた埋葬ForbiddenForbidden
Snatch Steal強奪ForbiddenForbidden
Spellbook of Judgment魔導書の神判ForbiddenForbidden
Super Polymerization超融合LimitedForbidden
Super Rejuvenation超再生能力UnlimitedForbidden
Zoodiac Barrage十二獣の会局ForbiddenUnlimited

Trap Cards[edit]

 Japanese nameOCGTCG Advanced
Last Turnラストバトル!ForbiddenForbidden
Life EqualizerライフチェンジャーForbiddenUnlimited
Return from the Different Dimension異次元からの帰還ForbiddenForbidden
Royal Oppression王宮の弾圧ForbiddenForbidden
Self-Destruct Button自爆スイッチUnlimitedForbidden
Sixth Sense第六感ForbiddenForbidden
Time Seal刻の封印ForbiddenForbidden
Trap Dustshootダスト・シュートForbiddenForbidden
Ultimate Offering血の代償ForbiddenForbidden
Vanity's Emptiness虚無空間LimitedForbidden



Moved into the list[edit]

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (January 2018) New status (April 2018)
Blackwing - Gofu the Vague Shadow BFブラックフェザーおぼろかげのゴウフウ Monster Card 3Limited 4Forbidden
Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis フェニキシアン・クラスター・アマリリス Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the list[edit]

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (January 2018) New status (April 2018)
Destiny HERO - Disk Commander D-HEROデステニーヒーロー ディスクガイ Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
El Shaddoll Construct エルシャドール・ネフィリム Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited


Moved into the list[edit]

Card Card type Old status (November 2017 New status (February 2018)
Blackwing - Gofu the Vague Shadow Monster Card 3Limited 4Forbidden
Dandylion Monster Card 3Limited 4Forbidden
Double Iris Magician Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Level Eater Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Maxx "C" Monster Card 3Limited 4Forbidden
Performapal Skullcrobat Joker Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the list[edit]

Card Card type Old status (November 2017) New status (February 2018)
Apoqliphort Towers Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Performage Damage Juggler Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Monster Reborn Spell Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Solemn Judgment Trap Card 4Forbidden 3Limited

World Championship[edit]

During World Championship tournaments, all cards are automatically set to their lowest allowed status in any region. (For example, a card that is on the Semi-Limited list in one region but the Limited list in another will be Limited on the World Championship banlist, and a card that is Forbidden in one region but Unlimited in another will be Forbidden.)

However, in addition to any cards that are Forbidden on either the OCG or TCG lists, several other cards are also made Forbidden:

Anime and manga[edit]

During the Battle City arc it is mentioned that cards that directly damage the player, such as "Hinotama", "Meteor of Destruction", and "Raigeki", are Forbidden.[1]

When taken to the Virtual World, the Egyptian God cards were excluded from the virtual card database, since Lector noted they are forbidden cards.[2]

A handful of other cards are noted by characters as "Forbidden" in the anime, including "Golden Castle of Stromberg" in Yu-Gi-Oh!,[3] "Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End"[4] and "Infernalvania" in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX,[5] "Gate Blocker" and "Gate Blocker 2" in official Turbo Duels in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's,[6][7] and "Binding Swords of Impact" in "Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V".[8]


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 75: "Friends 'Til the End, Part 1"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 108: "Settling the Score, Part 1"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 197: "Sinister Secrets, Part 2"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 19: "The King of the Copycats, Part 2"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 31: "Field of Screams, Part 1"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 2: "Creepy Crawlies"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 31: "The Reunion Duel"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 129: "A Duel Within"