- "Once per turn: You can pay 500 LP, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; that monster loses 500 ATK." effect starts a Chain Link. (This effect can only be activated during your Main Phase. It targets. Paying 500 Life Points is a cost to activate this effect.)
- "Unless you have a "D/D" card in your other Pendulum Zone, this card's Pendulum Scale becomes 5." effect does not start a Chain Link.
- "When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 face-up DARK Pendulum Monster from your Extra Deck to your hand." effect is a Trigger Effect. (This effect does not target.)
- If you have a face-up DARK Pendulum Monster in your Extra Deck, you can add that monster to your hand even if it is not a "D/D" monster.
- "When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 face-up DARK Pendulum Monster from your Extra Deck to your hand." effect can be activated even if the effect of "Thunder King Rai-Oh" is being applied. The "Neither player can add cards from their Deck to their hand except by drawing them." effect is not applied to effects that add cards from the Extra Deck to the hand.