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Card evolutions, or retrained monsters, is the term used to describe a monster that has been reprinted with a new effect and slightly different name, but with the same base ATK and DEF, and usually Level and appearance as well. Examples include "Battle Ox" to "Enraged Battle Ox" and "Magician of Black Chaos" to "Dark Magician of Chaos". Special cases are "Harpie Lady 1", "Harpie Lady 2", and "Harpie Lady 3", which all have the same stats as the original "Harpie Lady", but are not all representing the same creature. Rather, they are the three sisters from "Harpie Lady Sisters".

The term "retrained" comes from "Retrained Elf Swordsman," a deliberate mistranslation of the Japanese name for "Obnoxious Celtic Guard", who is a retrained version of "Elf Swordsman" ("Celtic Guardian").[citation needed]

Retrained monsters are not to be confused with upgraded ones, such as "Cannon Soldier MK-2". These, like retrained monsters, are clearly based on existing cards. However, unlike retrained versions, these have higher ATK and/or DEF and an effect meant to improve upon the original.

Retrained cards

Original Retrained
Ancient Gear Gadjiltron Dragon Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon
Ancient Gear Golem Ancient Gear Golem - Ultimate Pound
Baby Dragon Red-Eyes Baby Dragon
Battle Ox Enraged Battle Ox
Black Luster Soldier
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
Blue-Eyes White Dragon Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon
Buster Blader Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster
B. Skull Dragon Archfiend Black Skull Dragon
Celtic Guardian Obnoxious Celtic Guard
Cocoon of Evolution Super Cocoon of Evolution
Curse of Dragon Curse of Dragonfire
Dark Blade Dark Blade the Captain of the Evil World
Dark-Eyes Illusionist Millennium-Eyes Illusionist
Dark Magician Magician of Dark Illusion
Dark Magician Girl Apprentice Illusion Magician
Doll of Demise Malice Doll of Demise
Doriado Elemental Mistress Doriado
Dunames Dark Witch Power Angel Valkyria
Elemental HERO Neos Elemental HERO Honest Neos
Elemental HERO Flame Wingman Evil HERO Inferno Wing
Elemental HERO Rampart Blaster Evil HERO Infernal Sniper
Elemental HERO Thunder Giant Evil HERO Lightning Golem
Elemental HERO Wild Wingman Evil HERO Wild Cyclone
Fortress Whale Citadel Whale
Gaia the Dragon Champion Sky Galloping Gaia the Dragon Champion
Gaia The Fierce Knight
Gearfried the Iron Knight Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight
Giant Orc Tardy Orc
Giant Soldier of Stone Sentry Soldier of Stone
Harpie Lady Harpie Lady 1
Illusionist Faceless Mage Magical Illusionist Faceless Mage
Magician of Black Chaos Dark Magician of Chaos
Marauding Captain Marmiting Captain
Meteor Dragon Meteor Dragon Red-Eyes Impact
Meteor B. Dragon Meteor Black Comet Dragon
Number F0: Utopic Future Number F0: Utopic Future - Future Slash
Parasite Paracide Parasite Paranoid
Raidraptor - Revolution Falcon Raidraptor - Revolution Falcon - Airraid
Red Dragon Archfiend Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend
Red-Eyes B. Dragon Red-Eyes Black Flare Dragon
Saggi the Dark Clown Peten the Dark Clown
St. Joan Guardian Angel Joan
Summoned Skull
Spiral Serpent Phantasm Spiral Dragon
Swordsman of Landstar Comrade Swordsman of Landstar
Super Conductor Tyranno Ultimate Conductor Tyranno
Ultimate Tyranno
Thousand-Eyes Restrict Millennium-Eyes Restrict
Troop Dragon Soldier Dragon
Tuning Magician Harmonizing Magician
Vorse Raider Kaiser Vorse Raider

Alternate cards

Original Alternates
Adhesive Explosive Blast Sphere
Abyss Flower Dark Plant
Acid Crawler Petit Moth
Amphibious Bugroth Ground Attacker Bugroth
Ancient Fairy Dragon Ancient Pixie Dragon
Ancient Lizard Warrior Stone Armadiller
Ancient Tree of Enlightenment Trent
Archfiend Marmot of Nefariousness Obese Marmot of Nefariousness
Armored Rat Prevent Rat
Armored Starfish Hitodenchak
Baby Dragon Red-Eyes Baby Dragon
Basic Insect Invader from Another Dimension
Bat Dark Shade
Beaked Snake Dig Beak
Beautiful Headhuntress Warrior of Tradition
Behemoth the King of All Animals Gravity Behemoth
Binding Chain Mystical Capture Chain
Bitron Digitron
Black Rose Dragon Black Rose Moonlight Dragon
Black-Winged Dragon Blackfeather Darkrage Dragon
Blue-Blooded Oni
  1. Red-Headed Oni
  2. Yellow-Bellied Oni
Change Slime Gruesome Goo
Clear Wing Synchro Dragon
"Crystal Beasts" "Advanced Crystal Beasts"
Darkfire Soldier #1 Darkfire Soldier #2
Dark Gray Ancient One of the Deep Forest
Dark Witch LaMoon
Dark Magician Dark Magician (Arkana)
Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
Disk Magician Holograh
Dissolverock The Thing That Hides in the Mud
Dorover Liquid Beast
Dragoons of Draconia Sea Dragoons of Draconia
Droll Bird Great Bill
Elemental HERO Bubbleman Elemental HERO Neo Bubbleman
Elemental HERO Flame Wingman Elemental HERO Phoenix Enforcer
Elemental HERO Shining Flare Wingman Elemental HERO Shining Phoenix Enforcer
Elephant Statue of Blessing Elephant Statue of Disaster
Enchanting Mermaid Amazon of the Seas
Eternal Rest Really Eternal Rest
Fairywitch Witch's Apprentice
Fiend's Hand Mirror Fairy's Hand Mirror
Fiend Reflection #1 Fiend Reflection #2
Firegrass Living Vase
Flame Viper Serpent Marauder
Flying Kamakiri #1 Flying Kamakiri #2
Gaia, the Polar Knight Gaia, the Mid-Knight Sun
Gaia, the Mid-Knight Sun Gaia, the Polar Knight
Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon
Gambler of Legend Sand Gambler
Gate Blocker Gate Blocker 2
Gate Deeg Ghoul with an Appetite
Gatekeeper Royal Guard
Great White Man-eating Black Shark
Green Phantom King Queen of Autumn Leaves
Gyaku-Gire Panda Maji-Gire Panda
Gyakutenno Megami Empress Judge
Haniwa Rock Spirit
Hibikime Sonic Maid
Hiro's Shadow Scout Meotoko
Hourglass of Courage Hourglass of Life
Invader of the Throne Protector of the Throne
Kaiser Sea Horse Sea Serpent Warrior of Darkness
Key Mace Key Mace #2
Kurama Whiptail Crow
Kuriboh
Larvas Mon Larvas
Launcher Spider BM-4 Bomb Spider
Little Chimera Fusionist
M-Warrior #1 M-Warrior #2
Man-Eating Plant Darkworld Thorns
Mechanical Snail Spiked Snail
Metallizing Parasite - Lunatite Metallizing Parasite - Soltite
Metalmorph Rare Metalmorph
Morphing Jar
  1. Morphing Jar #2
  2. Ancient Jar
Mushroom Man Mushroom Man #2
Mystical Sheep #1 Mystical Sheep #2
Nekogal #1 Nekogal #2
Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon Neo Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon
Nobleman of Crossout Nobleman of Extermination
Number 17: Leviathan Dragon Number 71: Rebarian Shark
Number 39: Utopia Number 98: Antitopian
Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon
Oscillo Hero Wattkid
Penguin Soldier Penguin Knight
Petit Angel Shining Friendship
Plaguespreader Zombie Pain Painter
Polymerization Fusion
Pot the Trick Dragon Piper
Power Tool Dragon Power Tool Mecha Dragon
Red Dragon Archfiend
Rock Ogre Grotto #1
  1. Steel Ogre Grotto #1
  2. Steel Ogre Grotto #2
Rock Ogre Grotto #2 Stone Ogre Grotto
Root Water High Tide Gyojin
Sage of Silence Sage of Stillness
Skull Knight Skull Knight #2
Skull Servant The Wandering Doomed
Spirit of the Books Crow Goblin
Stardust Dragon Stardust Spark Dragon
Stargazer Magician Astrograph Sorcerer
Starving Venom Fusion Dragon
Supreme King Gate Zero Supreme King Gate Infinity
Supreme King Gate Infinity Supreme King Gate Zero
Succubus Knight Vishwar Randi
The Furious Sea King Night Lizard
Thunder Kid Electric Lizard
Thunder Nyan Nyan Kung Fu Nyan Nyan
Twin Long Rods #1 Twin Long Rods #2
Two-Mouth Darkruler Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon
Tyhone Tyhone #2
Weather Control Weather Report
Wing Egg Elf Winged Egg of New Life
Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress #1 Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress #2
White Dragon Wyverburster Black Dragon Collapserpent
Yashinoki Snakeyashi

Upgraded cards

One-level Evolutions

Original Evolved
Achacha Archer Chachaka Archer
Amazoness Trainee Amazoness Chain Master
Amphibious Bugroth Amphibious Bugroth MK-3
Aqua Madoor Neo Aqua Madoor
Armored Xyz Full-Armored Xyz
Arcanite Magician Supreme Arcanite Magician
Archfiend Marmot of Nefariousness Nefarious Archfiend Eater of Nefariousness
Armed Ninja Blue Dragon Ninja
Aussa the Earth Charmer Familiar-Possessed - Aussa
Barrel Dragon Desperado Barrel Dragon
Beginning Knight Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
Beastking of the Swamps King of the Swamp
Beast King Barbaros Beast Machine King Barbaros Ür
Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons Beelzeus of the Ultimate Diabolic Dragons
Big Core B.E.S. Big Core MK-2
Black Dragon Collapserpent Darkflare Dragon
Blackland Fire Dragon Koumori Dragon
Blue-Eyes White Dragon Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon
Breaker the Magical Warrior Breaker the Dark Magical Warrior
Broken Bamboo Sword
Burner, Dragon Ruler of Sparks Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
Caius the Shadow Monarch Caius the Mega Monarch
Cannon Soldier Cannon Soldier MK-2
Cheepcheepcheep Cockadoodledoo
Clear Wing Synchro Dragon Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon
Code Talker
Cosmic Horror Gangi'el Cosmic Fortress Gol'gar
Crimson Ninja Red Dragon Ninja
Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord
Crowned by the World Chalice Ib the World Chalice Priestess
Cyber Dragon
Cyber Ogre Cyber Ogre 2
Cyber Tutu Cyber Tutubon
Cycroid Pair Cycroid
D/D/D Doom King Armageddon
D/D/D Flame King Genghis D/D/D Flame High King Executive Genghis
D/D/D Gust King Alexander D/D/D Gust Emperor Executive Alexander
D/D/D Wave King Caesar D/D/D Wave Emperor Executive Caesar
Dark Assailant Shadowslayer
Darkblaze Dragon Arkbrave Dragon
Dark Magician Girl Magi Magi ☆ Magician Gal
Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Dark Requiem Xyz Dragon
Destiny HERO - Dystopia Destiny HERO - Dusktopia
Dharc the Dark Charmer Familiar-Possessed - Dharc
Doll Monster Rob Robot Doll Monster Rob Robot Customized
Dragon Spirit of White Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon
Dragonecro Nethersoul Dragon Dragocytos Corrupted Nethersoul Dragon
Elemental HERO Aqua Neos Elemental HERO Marine Neos
Elemental HERO Gaia Evil HERO Dark Gaia
Elemental HERO Neos Alius Elemental HERO Neos
Elemental HERO Shadow Mist Elemental HERO Escuridao
Elemental HERO Flame Wingman Elemental HERO Shining Flare Wingman
Elemental HERO Phoenix Enforcer Elemental HERO Shining Phoenix Enforcer
Evening Twilight Knight Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Evening Twilight
Felgrand Dragon Divine Dragon Lord Felgrand
Fire King Avatar Garunix Fire King High Avatar Garunix
Flelf Shining Elf
Flying Fish Golden Flying Fish
Fox Fire Inari Fire
Frightfur Tiger Frightfur Sabre-Tooth
Gear Gigant X Geargiagear Gigant XG
Gem-Knight Garnet Gem-Knight Ruby
Gem-Knight Lazuli Gem-Knight Seraphinite
Gem-Knight Sapphire Gem-Knight Aquamarine
Gem-Knight Tourmaline Gem-Knight Topaz
Giltia the D. Knight Gilti-Gearfried the Magical Steel Knight
Goblin Attack Force Goblin Elite Attack Force
Gogogo Golem
Granmarg the Rock Monarch Granmarg the Mega Monarch
Gravity Behemoth HTS Psyhemuth
Hane-Hane Hade-Hane
Herald of Perfection Herald of Ultimateness
Hiita the Fire Charmer Familiar-Possessed - Hiita
Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon
Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
Gandora the Dragon of Destruction Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition
Gate Blocker Gate Blocker 2
Idaten the Conqueror Star Shura the Conqueror Star
Ignoble Knight of Black Laundsally Ignoble Knight of High Laundsallyn
Infernalqueen Archfiend Imprisoned Queen Archfiend
Injection Fairy Lily Counselor Lily
Jinzo Jinzo - Lord
Junk Synchron
Legacy Hunter Don Zaloog
Lightning, Dragon Ruler of Drafts Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
Lyrilusc - Assembled Nightingale Lyrilusc - Independent Nightingale
Magical Exemplar Tempest Magician
Mammoth Graveyard Great Mammoth of Goldfine
Man-Eater Bug Nobleman-Eater Bug
Memory Crusher Memory Crush King
Metalfoes Goldriver Metalfoes Orichalc
Metalfoes Steelen Metalfoes Adamante
Metalfoes Volflame Metalfoes Crimsonite
Mid Shield Gardna Big Shield Gardna
Milus Radiant Missus Radiant
Minerva, Lightsworn Maiden Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn
Mist Bird Clausolas Ally of Justice Clausolas
Mist Valley Thunderbird Mist Valley Apex Avian
Mobius the Frost Monarch Mobius the Mega Monarch
Moja King of the Beasts
Monk Fighter Master Monk
Muka Muka Enraged Muka Muka
Odd-Eyes Dragon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Mystical Elf Dark Elf
Neo the Magic Swordsman Trance the Magic Swordsman
Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin Neo-Spacian Marine Dolphin
Neo-Spacian Glow Moss Neo-Spacian Twinkle Moss
Noble Knight Artorigus Artorigus, King of the Noble Knights
Oshaleon Majioshaleon
Panther Warrior Beastborg Panther Predator
Pitch-Black Warwolf Beastborg Wolf Kämpfer
Power Tool Dragon Life Stream Dragon
Raiza the Storm Monarch Raiza the Mega Monarch
Reactan, Dragon Ruler of Pebbles Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
Red Dragon Archfiend Majestic Red Dragon
Red Nova Dragon
Risebell the Star Adjuster Risebell the Star Walker
Reeze, Whirlwind of Gusto Daigusto Sphreez
Robolady Super Robolady
Roboyarou Super Roboyarou
Root Water High Tide Gyojin
Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend Tyrant Red Dragon Archfiend
Second Goblin Coach Goblin
Senju of the Thousand Hands Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands
Skull Servant King of the Skull Servants
Snow Dragon Snowdust Dragon
Spirit Tech Force - Pendulum Governor Master Spirit Tech Force - Pendulum Ruler
Stardust Dragon Majestic Star Dragon
St. Joan Noble Knight Joan
Star Boy Mistar Boy
Starliege Paladynamo Starliege Lord Galaxion
Stream, Dragon Ruler of Droplets Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
Stronghold the Moving Fortress Metalhold the Moving Blockade
Starving Venom Fusion Dragon Greedy Venom Fusion Dragon
Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max Number 81: Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Super Dora
The Calculator The Calibrator
The Immortal of Thunder The Ascended of Thunder
The Unhappy Maiden The Unhappy Girl
Thestalos the Firestorm Monarch Thestalos the Mega Monarch
UFOroid UFOroid Fighter
Ultimaya Tzolkin Phantasmal Lord Ultimitl Bishbaalkin
Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord Lector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord
White Ninja White Dragon Ninja
White Dragon Wyverburster Lightpulsar Dragon
Windwitch - Winter Bell Windwitch - Crystal Bell
World Chalice Guardragon Imduk the World Chalice Dragon
Zaborg the Thunder Monarch Zaborg the Mega Monarch

Spell & Trap cards

Two-level Evolutions

Original 1st 2nd
Airknight Parshath Neo-Parshath, the Sky Paladin Avenging Knight Parshath
Amazoness Baby Tiger Amazoness Tiger Amazoness Pet Liger
Amazoness Princess Amazoness Queen Amazoness Empress
Ancient Gear Golem Megaton Ancient Gear Golem Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem
Ansatsu Strike Ninja Black Dragon Ninja
Archfiend Heiress Archfiend Eccentrick Archfiend Empress
Codarus Levia-Dragon - Daedalus Ocean Dragon Lord - Neo-Daedalus
Cyber Dragon Cyber Twin Dragon Cyber End Dragon
Cyber Dragon Zwei Cyber Dragon Drei
Cyber Dragon Nova Cyber Dragon Infinity
Doll Monster Bear-Bear Doll Monster Bear-Bear Customized Doll Monster Bear-Bear Re-Customized
Doll Monster Miss MadChen Doll Monster Miss MadChen Customized Doll Monster Miss MadChen Re-Customized
Elemental HERO Bladedge Evil HERO Malicious Edge Evil HERO Malicious Fiend
Exiled Force Nomadic Force Missing Force
Feral Imp Des Feral Imp King of the Feral Imps
Galaxy-Eyes Cloudragon Galaxy Dragon Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
Geargiano Geargiano Mk-II Geargiano Mk-III
Insect Princess Insect Queen Ultimately Mutated Insect Queen
Lunalight Cat Dancer Lunalight Panther Dancer Lunalight Leo Dancer
Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer Master Peace, the True Dracoslayer
Lyna the Light Charmer Familiar-Possessed - Lyna Milla the Temporal Magician
Maju Garzett Great Maju Garzett Legendary Maju Garzett
Naturia Leodrake Leo, the Keeper of the Sacred Tree Naturia Gaiastrio
Odd-Eyes Dragon Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon Odd-Eyes Lancer Dragon
Raidraptor - Rise Falcon Raidraptor - Blaze Falcon Raidraptor - Revolution Falcon
Raidraptor - Satellite Cannon Falcon Raidraptor - Ultimate Falcon Raidraptor - Final Fortress Falcon
Polymerization Super Polymerization Ultra Polymerization
PSY-Frame Driver PSY-Framelord Zeta PSY-Framelord Omega
Rush Warrior Speed Warrior Rapid Warrior
Stardust Spark Dragon Stardust Chronicle Spark Dragon Stardust Sifr Divine Dragon
Stardust Xiaolong Debris Dragon Stardust Dragon
Super Soldier Soul Envoy of Chaos Black Luster Soldier - Super Soldier
The Legendary Fisherman The Legendary Fisherman II The Legendary Fisherman III
The Statue of Easter Island Moai Interceptor Cannons Chronomaly Moai
Timegazer Magician Enlightenment Paladin Nirvana High Paladin
Wynn the Wind Charmer Familiar-Possessed - Wynn Storming Wynn
Yubel Yubel - Terror Incarnate Yubel - The Ultimate Nightmare

Three-level Evolutions

Original 1st 2nd 3rd
Chimeratech Rampage Dragon Chimeratech Fortress Dragon Chimeratech Megafleet Dragon Chimeratech Overdragon
Cyber Larva Cyber Dragon Core Proto-Cyber Dragon Cyber Dragon
Dark Magician Dark Eradicator Warlock Dark Sage Sorcerer of Dark Magic
Gaia The Fierce Knight Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth Gaia Drake, the Universal Force
Gearfried the Iron Knight Gearfried the Swordmaster Phoenix Gearfried Lightray Gearfried
Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Bane Hot Red Dragon Archfiend King Calamity
Jinzo #7 Jinzo - Returner Jinzo - Jector Jinzo
Machine King - 3000 B.C. Machine King Prototype Machine King Perfect Machine King
Stardust Dragon Shooting Star Dragon Cosmic Blazar Dragon Shooting Quasar Dragon
Ancient Gear Hunting Hound Double Ancient Gear Hunting Hound Triple Ancient Gear Hunting Hound Ultimate Ancient Gear Hunting Hound

Multiple Level evolutions

Transformed cards

LV

Metal counterparts

Toon Monsters

Zombie

Assault Modes

Majestic

Malefic

Cosmic Synchro Monsters

Number C and Number S

Xyz counterparts

CXyz

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