Synchro Monster

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Synchro Monster

"Stardust Dragon"
"Stardust Dragon"



Japanese (ruby)

シンクロ(モンスター)[Notes 1]

Japanese (base text)


Japanese (romanized)

Shinkuro (Monsutā)


Synchro (Monster)


Synchro Monsters (Japanese: シンクロモンスター Shinkuro Monsutā, abbreviated シンクロモンスター in card text since Duelist Alliance) are a type of Monster Card, first released in Starter Deck 2008. The color of their card frame is white.


Synchro Monsters are Extra Deck monsters:

Synchro Materials[edit]

Synchro Materials are the requisite monsters needed to Synchro Summon the Synchro Monster. Each Synchro Monster lists its required Synchro Materials in the first line of its card text.

Synchro Summoning[edit]

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.

Alternate Summoning Condition[edit]

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.

"Black-Winged Assault Dragon" is the only Synchro Monster that can both be Synchro Summoned and be Special Summoned by a procedure specified in its Summoning condition.



  • 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.
  • "Sea Dragon Lord Gishilnodon" is the only Synchro Monster that specifies the Level of the non-Tuner monster required for its Synchro Summon.
  • 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.

See also[edit]


  1. The parentheses here specify what part is not shown on the cards' Type/Ability line.