Despite its Forbidden status, "Pot of Greed" has continued to receive homage through cards such as "Shard of Greed" and "Moray of Greed", as well as through six direct counterparts, which imitate its effect in more balanced manners, or with more contextual purposes:
In this, it is similar to the infamous Magic: The Gathering card "Black Lotus", a card retroactively banned for its lack of balance, but repeatedly referenced since within later, more measured counterparts.
Due to the extreme simplicity of this card and its constant usage in the anime, real-life players of the game jokingly ask what "Pot of Greed's" effect is, which has become one of the most popular memes of the Yu-Gi-Oh! fanbase.
According to the Master Guide whoever tries to take their hand out of the "Pot of Greed" will cause the pot to explode.