P.U.N.K.

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P.U.N.K.
"Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Amazing Dragon"
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Let's go fiercely! Make your soul resonate!!

— The archetype's tagline in promotional material

"P.U.N.K." (P.U.N.K.パンク Panku) is an archetype introduced in Deck Build Pack: Grand Creators/The Grand Creators.

Etymology[edit]

The archetype's name is based on the punk visual art, an art movement and genre heavily rooted from the punk subculture. The genre is notable for its usage of shock value and strong, sometimes contrarian messages to instill feelings of rebellion, independence, nonconformity, and courage to do what the public expect the artists and enjoyers not to do.

Design[edit]

The "P.U.N.K." cards are divided into five sub-series; four based on various genres of Japanese art, and one based on jam sessions with card artworks that depict impromptu collabs between the four different art genres. Each of the four visual art-based series has a Level 3 EARTH Psychic Tuner monster that requires the player to pay 600 LP to activate effects related to the other members of each of their respective series.

Members[edit]

Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K.[edit]

The sub-series "Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K." is based on ukiyo-e, a genre of Japanese art based on woodblock prints and paintings.

"Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K." focuses on Extra Deck Summons. "Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Sharakusai" can be used as material for a Fusion Summon or a Synchro Summon. The other members of the Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. series are Extra Deck monsters with various Types and Attributes based on creatures featured in ukiyo-e prints.

Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Card type Ukiyo-e origin
Sharakusai Tuner monster Tōshūsai Sharaku
Katsushika Hokusai
Rising Carp Fusion Monster Carp jumping the Dragon Gate
Amazing Dragon Synchro Monster

Gagaku-P.U.N.K.[edit]

The sub-series "Gagaku-P.U.N.K." is based on gagaku, a genre of traditional Japanese music that was historically performed as imperial court music.

"Gagaku-P.U.N.K." focuses on Spell Cards. "Gagaku-P.U.N.K. Wa Gon" searches for "P.U.N.K." Spells. The other members of the Gagaku-P.U.N.K. series are Spell Cards based on various instruments used in gagaku music.

Gagaku-P.U.N.K. Card type Gagaku origin
Wa Gon Tuner monster Wagon
Wild Picking Spell Koto
Crash Beat Tsuri-daiko

Joruri-P.U.N.K.[edit]

The sub-series "Joruri-P.U.N.K." is based on jōruri, a genre of traditional Japanese music that emphasizes the lyrics and narration rather than the music itself. Specifically, it is based on ningyō jōruri, a form of Japanese puppet theatre accompanied by jōruri narrative music.

"Joruri-P.U.N.K." focuses on Trap Cards. "Joruri-P.U.N.K. Madame Spider" searches for "P.U.N.K." Traps. The other members of the Joruri-P.U.N.K. series are Trap Cards based on various puppets used in ningyō jōruri plays.

Joruri-P.U.N.K. Card type Ningyō jōruri origin
Madame Spider Tuner monster Tonight Spider Thread (来宵蜘蛛線, jōruri play)
Dangerous Gabu Trap Gabu (ガブ, ningyō jōruri puppet)
Nashiwari Surprise Nashiwari (梨割り, ningyō jōruri puppet)

Noh-P.U.N.K.[edit]

The sub-series "Noh-P.U.N.K." is based on nōgaku, a genre of traditional Japanese theater composed of drama theatre, and kyōgen comic theatre.

"Noh-P.U.N.K." focuses on Main Deck Summons. "Noh-P.U.N.K. Ze Amin" searches for "P.U.N.K." monsters. The other members of the Noh-P.U.N.K. series are Main Deck non-Tuner monsters with various Types and Attributes based on different nōgaku plays.

Noh-P.U.N.K. Card type Nōgaku origin
Ze Amin Tuner monster Zeami Motokiyo
Foxy Tune Effect Monster Fishing Fox (釣狐, kyōgen play)
Ogre Dance Three Ogresses (三鬼女, trio of plays)
Deer Note One-Horned Immortal (一角仙人, play)

P.U.N.K. JAM[edit]

The sub-series "P.U.N.K. JAM" is based on jam sessions, impromptu musical performances where a gathering of musicians play together.

"P.U.N.K. JAM" focuses on assisting the other "P.U.N.K." cards. "P.U.N.K. JAM Dragon Drive" can either let the player add a Level 3 Psychic monster from the Deck to the hand, or send it to the GY. "P.U.N.K. JAM Extreme Session" enables further swarming of "P.U.N.K." monsters and generates card advantage after the activation of the effects of Psychic monsters that require LP payment.

P.U.N.K. JAM Card type Jamming artists
Dragon Drive Synchro Monster Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Sharakusai
Noh-P.U.N.K. Deer Note + Noh-P.U.N.K. Ze Amin
Extreme Session Spell Gagaku-P.U.N.K. Wa Gon
Joruri-P.U.N.K. Madame Spider

Playing style[edit]

"P.U.N.K." is an archetype primarily made up of Level 3 Psychic Tuner monsters that revolve around a cost of 600 LPs to activate various effects, as well as Quick Effects during the opponent's turn. These LP effects range from adding the archetype's Monster, Spell, and Trap Cards to the hand, to being able to Fusion Summon or Synchro Summon. The Deck is also made up of Level 8 monsters of various Types and Attributes to assist in Summoning their boss monster; the Level 11 Synchro Monster "Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Amazing Dragon", which has an effect to return a number of cards from the opponent's field to the hand based on how many Level 3 Psychic monsters with different names the player controls or are in their Graveyard.

"P.U.N.K." Spells and Traps include Continuous Spell Cards that give a passive benefit on the field and a form of protection when destroyed by an opponent's card effect, the Field Spell "P.U.N.K. JAM Extreme Session" that offers extension capabilities, and Normal Trap Cards that have effects such as negating the effects of a monster on the field for the rest of the turn or destroying a face down card on the field, which are improved by controlling a "P.U.N.K." monster, gaining LP based on the negated monster's original ATK or popping a face-up card respectively.

One possible starting play uses "Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Sharakusai" and any 2 "P.U.N.K." monsters. "Sharakusai" can use the other 2 "P.U.N.K." monsters Fusion Summon "Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Rising Carp", which can then Tribute itself to Special Summon "Noh-P.U.N.K. Ze Amin" and either "Gagaku-P.U.N.K. Wa Gon" or "Joruri-P.U.N.K. Madame Spider" from the Deck. "Ze Amin" will add "Noh-P.U.N.K. Foxy Tune", while "Wa Gon" or "Madame Spider" will add a "P.U.N.K." Spell/Trap. Next, "Foxy Tune" can Special Summon itself by Tributing "Wa Gon" or "Madame Spider", then be used along with "Ze Amin" to Synchro Summon "Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Amazing Dragon". The effect of "Ze Amin" will increase its ATK to 3600, while "Amazing Dragon" can Special Summon "Rising Carp" back from the GY. During the opponent's turn, the player can use the other effect of "Sharakusai" to Synchro Summon a second "Amazing Dragon" using "Sharakusai" and "Rising Carp", which will return at least 3 of the opponent's cards to the hand, while also having the Spell/Trap searched by "Wa Gon" or "Madame Spider" to back it up.

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