効 ( こう )
果 ( か )
Japanese (base text)
(Kādo no) Kōka
French: effet (de carte)
German: Karteneffekt or Effekt
Italian: effetto (delle carte or di una carta)
Korean: (카드의) 효과 ((Card ?) 效果) (Kadeuui) Hyogwa
Portuguese: efeito (de card) Formerly: efeito (dos cards)
Spanish: efecto (de cartas or de una carta)
Chinese: (卡牌)效果 (Kǎpái) Xiàoguǒ / (Kaat1 paai4) Haau6 gwo2
card effect (カードの 効 ( こう ) 果 ( か ) Kādo no Kōka) is any effect in the game introduced by a specific card, excluding the conditions and costs of that card. Card effects include monster, Spell and Trap effects.
The card effect, as well as any costs and conditions (and
Materials for most Extra Deck monsters), are detailed in the card text.
In the anime (both original Japanese and dubbed), card effects are often called "special abilities" ( tokushū nōryoku). In the manga, they are referred to as both "effects" and "special abilities"; they are also very rarely referred to as "powers".