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"Gouki Suprex" and "Gouki Twistcobra" in the artwork of "Gouki Re-Match".
"Gouki Suprex" and "Gouki Twistcobra" in the artwork of "Gouki Re-Match".
  • ごう
  • 剛鬼 (base)
  • ごうき (ruby)
  • Gōki (romanized)
  • Strong Oni (translated)
Simplified Chinese
  • 刚鬼
  • Gouki
  • Gouki
  • Gouki
  • 강귀
  • Gang-gwi (romanized)
  • Gouki
  • Gouki
Simplified Chinese
Anime appearances

"Gouki" is an archetype of EARTH Warrior monsters used by George Gore, Kenchi, and Yozaka in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. They debuted in Code of the Duelist.



"Gouki" have wrestling themes in design and name, shown in the fact that they wear tights and golden championship belts. While each of the Main Deck monsters are based on an animal, the Extra Deck monsters are based on Ogres which they draw heavy elements from. Their championship belts have the face of their themed animal, and their helmets fit the theme of their animal as well. They are also suited up in padded armor and wield weapons. They possess a predominantly single colored theme. So far, the Main Deck monsters each have a primary/secondary color while the Link Monsters are a neutral color. These monsters resemble, in terms of style, the "Elemental HEROes".


"Gouki" (ごう) means "strong oni", where an oni is a type of Japanese yokai similar to ogres. The Main Deck "Gouki" monsters are named after wrestling moves, such as the Suplex, and then their appearance is based off an animal whose name is in the wrestling move name, being based off of their respective animal, or creates a pun based off that animal's name, that phonetically sounds in their romaji, such as "Gouki Suprex" being a pun on T-Rex (SupREX).


Main Deck[edit]

Gouki Origin
Animal Wrestling term
Bearhug Bear Bear hug
Diver Dive/Suicida
Double Impact
Headbatt Bat Headbutt
Iron Claw Iron Claw
Moonsault Rabbit Moonsault
Octostretch Octopus Octopus Stretch
Ringtrainer Manager
Riscorpio Scorpion Scorpion Rising
Suprex Tyrannosaurus Suplex
Tagpartner Tag team
Twistcobra Cobra Cobra Twist

Extra Deck[edit]

Gouki Origin
The Blade Ogre Blading
Destroy Ogre Dick "The Destroyer" Beyer
The Giant Ogre André the Giant
The Great Ogre The Great Sasuke
Heel Ogre Heel/Jado
Jet Ogre Tiger Jeet Singh
The Master Ogre Chris Masters
The Powerload Ogre Rikidōzan (力道山, lit. "power road mountain")
The Solid Ogre The Rock
Thunder Ogre Jushin Thunder Liger


Gouki support Origin
Cage Match Steel cage
Dark Mask Wrestling mask
Face Turn Face turn
Finishing Move Finish holds
Grit Grit
Poison Mist Asian mist
Re-Match Rematch
Roar Valet
Serpent Splash Splash

Playing style[edit]

The "Gouki" monsters focus on a straightforward aggressive strategy, using effects to increase their ATKs or decrease the opponent's. The Main Deck monsters have 0 DEF, being immune to the effect of "Gouki The Great Ogre", who, in turn, has no DEF; that makes it so that they generally have an advantage over the opponent's monsters' ATKs, since those will be reduced while their own won't.

The Main Deck monsters are separated into two subgroups; those based on animals and those not. The animal-based monsters all have the effect "If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Gouki" card from your Deck to your hand, except [itself]", replacing themselves when used as Link and Synchro Materials, or used with cards like "Transmodify" and "Spiritual Earth Art - Kurogane". The others monsters have differing effects, but they still focus on card advantage.


While the "Gouki" focus on straightforward aggressive strategy, the Main Deck monsters have 0 DEF. Switching them to Defense Position using cards such as "No Entry!!", "Earthquake", and "Quaking Mirror Force" deals a severe blow to their strategy both by exposing their vulnerable DEF and preventing them from using their best effects, especially as "Quaking Mirror Force" prevents them from being used as Link Materials. "Blackwing - Jin the Rain Shadow" can be a problem for the Main Deck monsters due to its effect to destroy any monster whose DEF is lower than its ATK.

Recommended cards[edit]

Official Decklist[edit]