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Contact Fusion


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Kontakuto Yūgō


Contact Fusion


"Gladiator Beast Gyzarus", a monster that must first be Special Summoned via Contact Fusion

Contact Fusion (コンタクト(ゆう)(ごう) Kontakuto Yūgō) is a semi-official term which means to Special Summon a Fusion Monster with its own Summoning procedure that states "You do not use "Polymerization"."[1]

Fusion Monsters that are capable of Contact Fusion are:

General rules

  • All monsters involved in the Special Summon must be on the side of the field of the player conducting the Contact Fusion (not the case for "Chimeratech Fortress Dragon"), and cannot be replaced by Fusion Substitute Monsters.
  • If a monster is face-down and you wish to use it for a Contact Fusion that shuffles the Fusion Materials into the Deck, you must reveal it before shuffling it into the Deck to allow your opponent to verify the card's identity.
    • This is redundant for Contact Fusions conducted via banishing or sending to the Graveyard, as their Fusion Materials can be publicly verified afterwards.
  • Much like all Extra Deck monsters, Fusion Monsters that use Contact Fusion can be Special Summoned from the Graveyard or the so-called Banished Zone, as long as they were successfully Special Summoned from the Extra Deck via Contact Fusion first. (Like all Extra Deck monsters, this does not apply if the monster is returned to the Extra Deck; in that case, the monster must be Special Summoned via Contact Fusion again.)


The first instances of this Summon were in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, where specific monsters could be fused into a Fusion Monster without the use of "Polymerization". The first monster that was Summoned in this manner was "Valkyrion the Magna Warrior". Unlike Fusion by "Polymerization", monsters created by this method can attack in the same turn they were created.

This term was first widely introduced in Power of the Duelist, and was originally a term from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime used to describe the Special Summoning method of the "Neos" Fusion Monsters, which are Summoned by shuffling their Fusion Material Monsters from the field into the Deck. This term was later applied to the "Gladiator Beast" Fusion Monsters by players, as those monsters Special Summon themselves via the same method.

The term has never appeared in the rulebook or any card effect text, but it does appear in the flavor text of "Elemental HERO Neos" and is often used in rulings.

This Special Summon can somewhat be considered to be a precursor to Synchro Summoning, as it only requires the proper monsters on the field and the appropriate monster in the Extra Deck, without the support of a Spell Card (as used in Ritual Summons and traditional Fusion Summons).

All OCG/TCG "Contact Fusion" cards

  Japanese name Rank Level Attribute Type Card type ATK DEF
Armityle the Chaos Phantom 混沌幻魔アーミタイル 12 DARK Fiend Fusion Monster 0 0
Beast-Eyes Pendulum Dragon ビーストアイズ・ペンデュラム・ドラゴン 8 EARTH Dragon Fusion Monster 3,000 2,000
Chimeratech Fortress Dragon キメラテック・フォートレス・ドラゴン 8 DARK Machine Fusion Monster 0 0
Elder Entity N'tss 旧神ヌトス 4 LIGHT Fairy Fusion Monster 2,500 1,200
Elemental HERO Air Neos E・HERO エアー・ネオス 7 WIND Warrior Fusion Monster 2,500 2,000
Elemental HERO Aqua Neos E・HERO アクア・ネオス 7 WATER Warrior Fusion Monster 2,500 2,000
Elemental HERO Chaos Neos E・HERO カオス・ネオス 9 DARK Warrior Fusion Monster 3,000 2,500
Elemental HERO Dark Neos E・HERO ブラック・ネオス 7 DARK Warrior Fusion Monster 2,500 2,000
Elemental HERO Flare Neos E・HERO フレア・ネオス 7 FIRE Warrior Fusion Monster 2,500 2,000
Elemental HERO Glow Neos E・HERO グロー・ネオス 7 LIGHT Warrior Fusion Monster 2,500 2,000
Elemental HERO Grand Neos E・HERO グラン・ネオス 7 EARTH Warrior Fusion Monster 2,500 2,000
Elemental HERO Magma Neos E・HERO マグマ・ネオス 9 FIRE Warrior Fusion Monster 3,000 2,500
Elemental HERO Marine Neos E・HERO マリン・ネオス 8 WATER Warrior Fusion Monster 2,800 2,300
Elemental HERO Storm Neos E・HERO ストーム・ネオス 9 WIND Warrior Fusion Monster 3,000 2,500
Gladiator Beast Essedarii 剣闘獣エセダリ 5 EARTH Beast Fusion Monster 2,500 1,400
Gladiator Beast Gaiodiaz 剣闘獣ゲオルディアス 7 DARK Dinosaur Fusion Monster 2,600 1,500
Gladiator Beast Gyzarus 剣闘獣ガイザレス 6 DARK Winged Beast Fusion Monster 2,400 1,500
Gladiator Beast Heraklinos 剣闘獣ヘラクレイノス 8 FIRE Beast-Warrior Fusion Monster 3,000 2,800
Gladiator Beast Nerokius 剣闘獣ネロキウス 8 DARK Winged Beast Fusion Monster 2,800 1,900
Ritual Beast Ulti-Apelio 聖霊獣騎 アペライオ 6 WIND Pyro Fusion Monster 2,600 400
Ritual Beast Ulti-Cannahawk 聖霊獣騎 カンナホーク 6 WIND Thunder Fusion Monster 1,400 1,600
Ritual Beast Ulti-Gaiapelio 聖霊獣騎 ガイアペライオ 10 LIGHT Psychic Fusion Monster 3,200 2,100
Ritual Beast Ulti-Pettlephin 聖霊獣騎 ペトルフィン 6 WIND Aqua Fusion Monster 200 2,800
Timaeus the Knight of Destiny 合神竜ティマイオス 10 LIGHT Warrior Fusion Monster
VW-Tiger Catapult VW-タイガー・カタパルト 6 LIGHT Machine Fusion Monster 2,000 2,100
VWXYZ-Dragon Catapult Cannon VWXYZ-ドラゴン・カタパルトキャノン 8 LIGHT Machine Fusion Monster 3,000 2,800
XY-Dragon Cannon XY-ドラゴン・キャノン 6 LIGHT Machine Fusion Monster 2,200 1,900
XYZ-Dragon Cannon XYZ-ドラゴン・キャノン 8 LIGHT Machine Fusion Monster 2,800 2,600
XZ-Tank Cannon XZ-キャタピラー・キャノン 6 LIGHT Machine Fusion Monster 2,400 2,100
YZ-Tank Dragon YZ-キャタピラー・ドラゴン 6 LIGHT Machine Fusion Monster 2,100 2,200

All Anime/Manga "Contact Fusion" cards


  1. Taketa, Gregory. "Special Summons – Spotting the Different Kinds".

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