Painful Choice

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Painful Choice
Kujū no Sentaku
Card type Spell
Property Normal
Password 74191942
Effect types


Select 5 cards from your Deck and show them to your opponent. Your opponent selects 1 card among them. Add that card to your hand and discard the remaining cards to the Graveyard.

English sets


2004-10-12DB1-EN033Dark Beginning 1Common
2004-12-01SRL-EN049Spell RulerSuper Rare

North America

2002-09-16MRL-049Magic RulerSuper Rare
2002-09-16SRL-049Spell RulerSuper Rare
2008-11-21DLG1-EN060Dark LegendsCommon


2003-10-24MRL-E049Spell RulerSuper Rare
2008-07-08RP01-EN059Retro PackRare

Search categories

Other languages

Language NameLore
French Choix Douloureux

Sélectionnez 5 cartes de votre Deck et révélez-les à votre adversaire. Votre adversaire sélectionne 1 carte parmi elles. Ajoutez cette carte à votre main et défaussez les autres.

German Qual der Wahl

Wähle 5 Karten aus deinem Deck und zeige sie deinem Gegner. Dein Gegner wählt 1 Karte davon. Füge die gewählte Karte deiner Hand hinzu und wirf die restlichen Karten auf den Friedhof ab.

Italian Scelta Dolorosa

Scegli 5 carte dal tuo Deck e mostrale al tuo avversario. Il tuo avversario sceglie 1 carta tra di esse. Aggiungi quella carta alla tua mano e scarta le altre carte.

Portuguese Escolha Dolorosa

Selecione 5 cartas do seu Deck e mostre-as para o seu oponente. Seu oponente seleciona 1 carta daquelas cartas. Adicione aquela carta para a sua mão e descarte as restantes ao Cemitério.

Spanish Elección Dolorosa

Selecciona 5 cartas de tu Deck y muéstralas a tu adversario. Tu adversario selecciona 1 carta de entre ellas. Añade la carta seleccionada a tu mano y descarta las cartas restantes al Cementerio.

Japanese じゅうせんたく


Kujū no Sentaku
Korean 고통의 선택

덱에서 카드를 5장 선택하여 상대에게 보여준다. 상대는 그 중에서 1장을 선택한다. 그 카드를 자신의 패에 넣고, 나머지는 묘지에 버린다.

Chinese 苦澀的選擇


Sets in other languages


ReleaseNumberSetFrench nameRarity
2003-10-22MDM-F049Spell RulerMaître des MagiesSuper Rare
2008-07-08RP01-FR059Retro PackRetro PackRare


ReleaseNumberSetGerman nameRarity
2003-10-21SRL-G049Spell RulerSpell RulerSuper Rare
2004-12-17DB1-DE033Dark Beginning 1Dark Beginning 1Common
2008-07-08RP01-DE059Retro PackRetro PackRare


ReleaseNumberSetItalian nameRarity
2003-12-01SDM-I049Spell RulerSovrano della MagiaSuper Rare
2008-07-08RP01-EN059Retro PackRetro PackRare


ReleaseNumberSetSpanish nameRarity
2004-09-01SDH-S049Spell RulerSeñor de HechizosSuper Rare
2004-12-01DB1-SP033Dark Beginning 1Principio Oscuro 1Common


ReleaseNumberSetJapanese nameRarity
2000-04-20MR-49Magic RulerMagic Rulerマジック・ルーラーほうはいしゃCommon
2002-06-20DL1-038Duelist Legacy Volume.1DUELISTデュエリスト LEGACYレガシー VolumeボリュームCommon
2004-06-24BE1-JP033Beginner's Edition 1BEGINNER'Sビギナーズ EDITIONエディションCommon
2011-05-14BE01-JP029Beginner's Edition 1BEGINNER'Sビギナーズ EDITIONエディション 1 [2011]Common


ReleaseNumberSetKorean nameRarity
2004-05-07SRL-K049Spell Ruler마법의 지배자Super Rare
2006-04-11BP1-KR033Beginner's Edition 1비기너즈 팩 1Common


2002-10-24MRL-049Magic RulerSuper Rare

In other media

Page Medium Debut date
Painful Choice (DM5) Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 5: Expert 1 2001-07-05
Painful Choice (DM6) Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 6: Expert 2 2001-12-20
Painful Choice (anime) Anime 2002-05-07
Painful Choice (EDS) Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul 2002-10-15
Painful Choice (SDD) Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel 2003-04-15
Painful Choice (World Championship 2004) Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2004 2004-02-05
Painful Choice (World Championship 2005) Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005 2004-12-30
Painful Choice (World Championship 2006) Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship Tournament 2006 2006-02-23
Painful Choice (Tag Force 1) Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2006-09-14
Painful Choice (Tag Force 2) Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2 2007-09-18
Painful Choice (Tag Force 6) Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6 2011-09-22

Video games

Video gameDate#NameCostStatus
GX Spirit Caller2006-11-30Forbidden

Lores and sets

Video gameLoreSets
OnlinePack 15
GX Spirit CallerOther Cards