Accel Synchro Monster is a term used by the anime to describe Synchro Monsters that can only be Summoned by using 1 Tuner Synchro Monster and 1 or more non-tuner Synchro Monsters; this type of Synchro Summon is referred to as an "Accel Synchro Summon" in the anime. Accel Synchro Monsters first appeared on Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 074, being used by the duelist Bruno who was known at that time as Vizor (Dark Glass in Japan).
Performing an Accel Synchro Summon is treated as Spell Speed 2, as Vizor is able to chain his Accel Synchro Summon to Yusei's activation of a card effect (on Yusei's turn). This, coupled with the individual effects of the Accel Synchro Monsters, provide a defense against effects that target Synchro Monsters, such as but not limited to the "Meklord Emperor" monsters, leading Yusei and the rest of Team 5D's to pursue the secrets behind Accel Synchro Summoning during the events leading up to, and during, the World Racing Grand Prix.
In the anime, in episode 74, it is hinted that Accel Synchro Monsters have other unknown abilities, due to Vizor saying he is not as good a person up to the point of revealing all the secrets of Accel Synchro Monsters (though this may have been hinting at Delta Accel Synchro Summon).
The first Accel Synchro Monsters printed for the real life OCG and TCG premiered in the booster pack Starstrike Blast with "Shooting Star Dragon", the set's Cover Card, as well as the first of the printed Tuner Synchro Monsters, "Formula Synchron".
|Shooting Quasar Dragon||シューティング・クェーサー・ドラゴン||12||LIGHT||Dragon||4,000||4,000|
|Shooting Star Dragon||シューティング・スター・ドラゴン||10||WIND||Dragon||3,300||2,500|
|T.G. Blade Blaster||ＴＧ ブレード・ガンナー||10||EARTH||Machine||3,300||2,200|
|T.G. Halberd Cannon||ＴＧ ハルバード・キャノン||12||EARTH||Machine||4,000||4,000|
- Interestingly, most of Yusei Fudo's Accel Synchro Monsters' stats seem to be based off of Bruno's monsters.