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Synchro Monsters (Japanese: シンクロモンスター Shinkuro Monsutā, abbreviated
Synchro Monsters are Extra Deck monsters:
- They cannot exist in the hand or the Main Deck; if a Synchro Monster would be moved to the hand or Main Deck, it is returned to the Extra Deck instead.
- If a Synchro Monster is not properly Special Summoned by Synchro Summon before being sent to the Graveyard or banished, it cannot be Special Summoned from there (even by effects that ignore Summoning conditions).
A Synchro Summon is the act of Summoning a Synchro Monster from the Extra Deck using a Tuner monster with additional non-Tuner monsters. During the Main Phase 1 or 2, the turn player can Synchro Summon a Synchro Monster from the Extra Deck by sending monsters they control to the Graveyard (at least 1 Tuner and 1 or more non-Tuner monsters), provided the total Level of those monsters matches exactly the Level of that Synchro Monster.
Cannot be Synchro Summoned
A very small number of Synchro Monsters cannot be Synchro Summoned, and lack the Synchro Material line on their card text. Instead, they each describe a separate Special Summoning procedure in their Summoning conditions. Such Summoning conditions can be compared to Contact Fusion, which involve Special Summoning Fusion Monsters with their Summoning conditions rather than by Fusion Summoning.
Non-Effect Synchro Monster ("Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth")
Effect Synchro Monster ("Stardust Dragon")
Effect Tuner Synchro Monster ("Formula Synchron")
Effect Synchro Pendulum Monster ("Nirvana High Paladin")
- In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Jakob stated that mankind's excessive use of Synchro Monsters caused Ener-D to spin faster, producing more energy and thus accelerating human evolution.
- "Flower Cardian Lightflare" has the highest ATK of all Synchro Monsters, with 5000 ATK. "Superheavy Samurai Steam Train King" has the highest DEF of all Synchro Monsters, with 4800 DEF.
- "Sea Dragon Lord Gishilnodon" is the only Synchro Monster that specifies the Level of the non-Tuner monster required for its Synchro Summon.
- The illegal cards "Grizzly, the Red Star Beast" and "Stardust Divinity" are the only Match winner Synchro Monsters.
- In the Arabic dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Synchro Monsters were translated as "وحوش الدمج" "wohoush eldamj", and Tuners "modmej" which is the literal Arabic translation of Fusion Monsters. In Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, "wohoush eldamj" was reverted to Fusion Monsters, and Synchro Monsters and Tuners were left untranslated.
- Dark Synchro Monster
- Accel Synchro Monster
- Delta Accel Synchro Monster
- Limit Over Accel Synchro Monster