"Goyo" (ゴヨウ Goyou) is an archetype of EARTH Warrior monsters used by Sector Security in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime, as well as their alternate universe counterparts in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. All members of this archetype are Synchro Monsters, except for the Fusion Monster "Goyo Emperor".
"Goyo Guardian" appears as a character in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena.
The "Goyo" monsters are designed after kabuki actors and/or Edo period police. Their effects usually consist of "holding" the opponent's monsters captive, taking control of them once they are destroyed, reflecting the fact that they are monsters used by the Security to arrest criminals through Turbo Duels. Furthermore, the name "Goyō" can be translated as "arrest/apprehension" (御用).
||Special Summon an opponent's monster destroyed in battle by it, but that monster's ATK is halved
||Special Summon 1 other copy of "Goyo Defender" from its controller's Extra Deck if all monsters they control are EARTH Warrior Synchro Monsters
||Varies depending on the effect being used
- Special Summon an opponent's monster destroyed in battle by either it or a monster owned by your opponent
- Take control on an opponent's Special Summoned monster by tributing 1 EARTH Warrior Synchro Monster
||Special Summon an opponent's monster destroyed in battle by it in Defense Position
||Varies depending on the effect being used after an opponent's monster is destroyed in battle by it
- Special Summon the destroyed monster to its controller's side of the field
- Take control of a face-up monster the opponent controls
||Special Summon an opponent's monster destroyed in battle by it, but any battle damage that monster inflicts to either player becomes halved
The members all have effects that either Special Summons the monsters they destroy in battle to their side of the field or gain control of the opponent's monsters. This ability to control the opponent's monsters is used together with quick swarming tactics to overwhelm the opponent and allow the officers to quickly capture criminals, leaving them no exit.