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Phantom Dragon




Wyrm (Japanese: げんりゅう Genryū, "Phantom Dragon") is a Type of monster introduced in Duelist Alliance.

A wyrm (pronounced worm or vurm) is a type of dragon that commonly appears in British and Norse mythology. These dragons have no legs or arms and only the long, scaled body of a serpent. They are often given poisonous breath and the ability to regenerate or reattach pieces of their body that have been cut off.

Wyrm monsters resemble dragons, but unlike Dragon monsters, they take more of a spiritual, mythical, metaphysical look. Most of the initial Wyrm monsters were part of the "Yang Zing" archetype, which seems to be based on Chinese dragons and/or other animals within Chinese lore, such as tigers, resembling "Tiger Dragon" and "Orient Dragon" (which are both Dragons, however). "Dracocension", the first generic support card for this type, hints that there is a relationship between Dragon monsters and Wyrm monsters. After the release of the Yang Zing, three more archetypes have been released: "True King"/"True Draco", "Metaphys", and "Tenyi".

Although Wyrm monsters made their debut in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, no prominent characters from that series used them, although some of the "Yang Zing" monsters made cameos as cards that were used as bribes in the Facility. The first person to have used a Wyrm monster in the anime was one of the Knights of Hanoi, who used "Mystery Shell Dragon" in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. Asana Mutsuba from the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime is the first prominent Duelist in the anime to use a Wyrm Deck. In the Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures manga, Shoma Yusa's first Deck was a largely Wyrm-based Deck containing "Tenyi" and "Yang Zing" cards.



  • This monster Type is similar to the Psychics, which usually resemble another Type of monster (such as the Machine "Jinzo" monsters). In addition, they debuted in the first Booster Pack of a TV series (5D's and ARC-V), in which a new Summoning method (Synchro and Pendulum) was also introduced.
  • There are currently no Wyrm Ritual Monsters.
  • When Wyrms debuted in SEVENS, the protagonists believed they were Dragon monsters until Luke corrected them. When asked what was the difference between the two types, Luke said he had no clue. These gags may be a nod to the fandom's own views of Wyrm monsters, many of which look no different to typical Dragon monsters.