Ignition Effects (Japanese: 起動効果 Kidō Kōka, "Startup effect") are Spell Speed 1 effects that require a manual activation by the card's controller during their own Main Phase 1 or 2. This type of effect used to be called a Cost Effect in the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh!, which was slightly confusing because not all of those monsters had a cost.
Examples of monsters with Ignition Effects: "Cyber Gymnast", "XYZ-Dragon Cannon", "Bazoo the Soul-Eater", "Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind", "3-Hump Lacooda", "Card Trooper", "Dark Simorgh", "Lonefire Blossom", "XX-Saber Faultroll" and most Xyz Monsters.
Post-Problem-Solving Card Text, these type of effects will generally be indicated by "Once per turn:", "You can" or "During your Main Phase:", followed by the cost which will end with a semi-colon(;), and lastly, the actual effect which you activated.
Previously, the turn player had priority to activate Ignition Effects before an opponent could activate a fast effect. This was removed from the OCG on March 19, 2011, and from the TCG on April 25, 2012.
List of OCG/TCG monsters with Ignition Effects
|Japanese name||Primary type||Secondary type||Attribute||Type||Level/|
|3-Hump Lacooda||みつこぶラクーダ||Effect Monster||EARTH||Beast||3||500||1500|
|8-Claws Scorpion||Effect Monster||DARK||Insect||2||300||200|
|A-Assault Core||Effect Monster||Union monster||LIGHT||Machine||4||1900||200|
|A/D Changer||Effect Monster||LIGHT||Warrior||1||100||100|
|Abare Ushioni||Effect Monster||EARTH||Beast-Warrior||4||1200||1200|
|Abyss Actor - Curtain Raiser||Pendulum Monster|
|Abyss Actor - Extras||Pendulum Monster|
|Abyss Actor - Funky Comedian||Pendulum Monster|
|Abyss Actor - Hyper Director||Link Monster|
|Abyss Actor - Superstar||Pendulum Monster|
|... further results (2263 more)|
In other languages
- Chinese: 起動效果 Qǐdòng Xiàoguǒ / Hei2 dung6 Haau6 gwo2
- French: Effet d’Ignition
- German: Zündeffekt
- Italian: Effetto ad Ignizione
- Korean: 기동 효과 (起動效果) Gidong Hyogwa
- Portuguese: Efeito de Ignição
- Spanish: Efecto de Encendido