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Initially, the only "Gimmick Puppet" monsters used by Quattro that were released were "Gimmick Puppet Dreary Doll", "Gimmick Puppet Magnet Doll", "Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder", "Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings", and "Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo", however the TCG release of Number Hunters brought with it several more of the archetype's Monster Cards, making a pure "Gimmick Puppet" Deck possible. As the Yu-Gi-Oh ZEXAL anime progressed, several more "Gimmick Puppet" cards were unveiled, including three "Number C" monsters. All of these new monsters and some previously not yet released in the TCG have been released in the Premium Gold set.
In the dub of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime, most of the "Gimmick Puppet" monsters' appearances are cut or obscured, likely due to their horrific designs.
The monsters and associated cards are geared towards Summoning Level 8 monsters to Xyz Summon their ace monsters; "Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder", "Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings", and "Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo".
"Gimmick Puppet" monsters don't have high ATK (the strongest non-Xyz being the Level 4 "Gimmick Puppet Egg Head"), but have effects ranging from stalling, swarming and even Summoning monsters to the opponent's side of the field for effect manipulation. Their main strategy is taking advantage of the opponent's monsters with high ATK to deal effect damage with their ace monsters; "Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings" and "Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder". "Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo" offers an alternate victory strategy with its effect. Most "Gimmick Puppet" monsters tend to be high Leveled and can be Special Summoned with ease, although some of them have to be Special Summoned by different methods, such as "Gimmick Puppet Twilight Joker", which requires the player to banish a "Gimmick Puppet" that was destroyed by battle.