The D-Pad (D・パッド D Paddo) or Duel Pad is a piece of Dueling equipment in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL. It combines the functionality of a Duel Disk and a tablet computer. The term "D-Pad" is used in the manga, while the anime simply refers to them as "Duel Disks".
Like its predecessors, it is worn on the wrist, but is more box-like and possesses more high-tech features. The Deck Zone is placed in the side of the wrist while the Graveyard Zone is placed on top. When activated, the Card Zones seem to quickly fold up. It also seems that Spell and Trap Cards are placed in a single slot near the Graveyard Zone, as opposed to 6 with the earlier models (5 normal Spell/Traps and 1 Field Spell. Its touch screen allows the Duelist to activate card effects and check cards on the field, but can also be removed and used for other purposes.
When not in Duel mode, the Deck and Graveyard holders are placed on a belt behind the Duelist's waist.
The touch screen can stream videos and television stations, connect to the internet. and be used as a notebook for schoolwork.
The D-Pad can be customized with an assortment of colors and models. This includes the standard silver color model that has red (Yuma Tsukumo) and blue (Reginald Kastle) versions, a pink D-Pad that is built into Lilly's arm, and a the blue D-Pad that is summoned and used by Astral. D-Pads can be customized by their owner, as shown with the photographer Cameron Clix, who has a camera attached to it.
Kite Tenjo - A unique kind of D-Pad which is shaped like a crescent moon. This D-Pad is first shot out of Orbital 7's head and onto Kite's wrist. It is then rotated and enlarged into what it appears now. Also, unlike the usual D-Pad, this D-Pad doesn't have a touchscreen, but a crystal-like ornament instead. The back also contains a crystal. Orbital 7 also has a similar shaped D-Pad but his has orange crystals instead of blue.
Lilly - Lilly's D-Pad is pink and is built into her arm. When not in Duel mode, her Deck is carried in her mouth.
Anna Kaboom - Anna's D-Pad has a different shape than the most others. Its color matches that of her hair, Duel Gazer, clothing and cannon.
Quattro - Quattro's D-Pad is activated in a similar manner to Kite's. It resembles a knight's gauntlet with a dark-yellow colour. The Monster Card Zones appear on a dark-yellow & red blade-like structure. The Graveyard seems to appears to be the bottom slot on the right side of the blade, and the Spell & Trap Card Zone is the slot right above it.
Trey - Trey's D-Pad is activated in a similar manner to Kite's & Quattro's. Like Quattro's D-Pad, it resembles a knight's gauntlet. However, it is gray in colour and the Monster Card Zones appear on a light-green & white feathered wing-like structure. The Graveyard appears to be on grey and orange oval pod where the Monster Card Zones stem from. The Spell/Trap Zone slot looks to be in the small arm that connects the body of the Duel Disk to the gauntlet.
Quinton - Quinton has a D-Pad that resembles a knight's gauntlet, much like his brothers Quattro and Trey. However, Quinton's resembles Quattro's more than it does Trey's. Also, the method of which Quinton's D-Pad is activated is unknown. The back of the D-Pad shows an ∞ (infinity) sign.
Vetrix - Like Trey, Quattro and Quinton, Vetrix's D-Pad has a medieval style. When Vetrix Duels, it appears on his arm out of a reddish purple light. The back of the D-Pad shows a sign that looks like an ∞ (infinity) sign with one additional loop. There are two slots below the Monster Card Zones, which are most likely the Graveyard and the Spell/Trap Card Zones.
Cameron Clix - Cameron's D-Pad is another unique piece, as its original form is a camera. Even though it may be in its Dueling state, it can still take pictures and instantly print the photos. Cameron uses this to take pictures of major events from the near possible future.
Nistro - When Nistro first Duels, his D-Pad materializes on his arm in a fire-like light. It is shaped like a flame, reflecting his fiery enthusiasm. Later, his D-Pad does not materialize, he instead throws the touch screen portion in a manner similar to Yuma.
Dextra - As with Nistro, Dextra's D-Pad materializes on her arm when she Duels, in a shining purple light. Her D-Pad has a butterfly-style motif, reflecting her Deck that revolves around "Butterspys". Later, the D-Pad's two "wings" spin in a circular fashion when activated.
Roscoe - As a dog, Roscoe's D-Pad is a very unique dog-like model.
Dr. Faker - Dr. Faker's D-Pad is very large and isn't worn around Faker's arm like a D-Pad normally would, instead hovering to his level. There are 5 Monster Card Zones with two zones (likely the Spell/Trap Card Zones and the Graveyard) below the middle Monster Card Zone.
Fuma - Fuma's D-Pad has a punk style, with a demonic face in the back and metal spikes on the Deck case and Graveyard area.
Rio Kastle - Rio's D-Pad and its Card Zones are crystal-shaped.
Cologne - Cologne's D-Pad is very different from the standard ones. Hers is normally a balloon, which opens when she will Duel, forming a D-Pad. Even during a Duel, it keeps floating, instead of being attached to her arm.
Hishakaku - Hishakaku's D-Pad's Card Zones and Deck slot are separated - the Card Zones have the form of a fan, while the Deck Slot is placed on his wrist. The wrist part contains the Graveyard slot over the wrist, and the Deck Slot beside. It also features the Kanji for "King" (王), which's the abbreviation of the "King" piece of Shogi on both the Graveyard and Deck Slots.
Astral - His D-Pad is different than most other D-Pad, due to its awkward shape and that it is manifested instantly out of thin air by Astral, rather than being manufactured. Though at first glance it doesn't seem to have any Monster Card Zones, the cards are actually placed on the side in a similar manner to the D-Pads of ZEXAL and the Barians, as can be seen in the picture of Dark Mist's D-Pad, which is identical in form..
Yuma/Astral Combined (ZEXAL) - With Astral and Yuma fused together, they acquired a new D-Pad. It has 5 Monster Card Zones on one side and 5 Spell & Trap Card Zones on the other side. The eleventh Zone is probably used as a Field Spell Card Zone. While under the influence of Dark ZEXAL, the D-Pad has a darker colour scheme and the design sharpens somewhat.
Shadow Giant - The Shadow Giant's D-Pad is integrated into his shield. The Deck is placed in its side, to the direction of the hand, between two irregular shaped additional parts - the one to the right being the Graveyard slot. The Monster and probably Spell/Trap Card Zones are placed to the inner side of the shield.
Mach - Mach's D-Pad is a very unique pegasus-like model
Misael - Misael's D-Pad looks to be formed from strips of cloth that appear around Misael's arm with blue, circular zones. Also, unlike most of the D-Pad' in the anime, the Deck slot is placed at the top of the wrist as opposed to the side of it.
Alit - Alit's D-Pad is orange and has a crystal where the touch screen would be. It resembles a gauntlet, encasing Alit's entire hand. The Monster Card Zones, while not visible, are placed on the underside of the right side of the D-Pad's main body. Also, like Misael's D-Pad, Alit's has the Deck slot placed at the top of the wrist.
Gilag - Gilag's D-Pad is huge and has an armor-like appearance. Like with Alit's D-Pad, the Monster Card Zones, while not visible, are placed on the underside of the right side of the D-Pad.
Vector - Vector's D-Pad's main body is pink and yellow, with purple strips coming from the Deck slot. As the other Barians' D-Pads, Vector's Card Zones are not visible, and its Deck slot is placed over the wrist. The D-Pad doesn't fit to the arm, but is elevated above it instead, with only his wrist actually touching it.
Durbe - Durbe's D-Pad is white and purple, and like Vector's, is attached to the wrist and from there goes up Durbe's arm. It has a mechanical appearance and features two green crystals - one of them holding the Deck. It also has a similar appearence to the D-Pads used by Astral and Dark Mist.