TCG Rulings

OCG Rulings

  • If you choose to activate the effect of "Kuribon", you must return it to your hand. Returning it to your hand is not optional, even though the effect itself is optional.[2]
  • If a face-down "Kuribon" is attacked and flipped by battle, then you can still activate its effect.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Konami Gameplay FAQ: Ancient Prophecy -- Card Rulings (version 1.0)
  2. Konami OCG Card Database: Is the effect of "Kuribon" which returns it to the hand optional?
  3. Konami OCG Card Database: Can you activate the effect of "Kuribon" when you would not take battle damage?
  4. Konami OCG Card Database: Do you still perform damage calculation when you activate the effect of "Kuribon"?
  5. Konami OCG Card Database: When a face-down "Kuribon" is attacked, can you still activate its effect during damage calculation?
  6. Konami OCG Card Database: If the ATK of "Kuribon" becomes higher than the opponent monster's, then do you still apply its effect which recovers Life Points and returns it to your hand?

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