Dark Synchro Monster

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Dark Synchro Monster




Japanese (romanized)

Dāku Shinkuro Monsutā

Japanese (translated)

Dark Synchro Monster


Dark Synchro Monster


Dark Synchro Monsters (Japanese: ダークシンクロモンスター Dāku Shinkuro Monsutā) are a type of Monster Card exclusive to the anime, manga, and Tag Force video games. The color of their card frame is black. They all have negative Levels or are Level 0. These cards are placed in the Extra Deck.

Dark Synchro Monsters are Dark Synchro Summoned by sending 1 Dark Tuner monster and 1 non-Tuner monster to the Graveyard. The non-Tuner monster's Level minus the Dark Tuner monster's Level must be equal to the Dark Synchro Monster's Level.

Their negative Level stars are left-aligned (like Ranks), contrasting the right-aligned positive Levels. Their black card frame contrasts with the white card frame of regular Synchro Monsters. Dark Synchro Monsters are also Synchro Monsters, and Dark Synchro Summoning is a form of Synchro Summoning.

Dark Synchro Monsters debuted in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 27. They are also present in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6.

Because of the greater difficulty in Summoning them, Dark Synchro Monsters are generally more powerful than Synchro Monsters of equivalent level.

In the OCG/TCG

There are no Dark Synchro Monster in the OCG/TCG. All Dark Synchro Monsters have been released as regular Synchro Monsters in the OCG/TCG; their effects have also either been changed and/or modified except "Zeman the Ape King". Although they don't use Dark Tuner monsters, they still require DARK-Attribute Tuner monsters (except "Moon Dragon Quilla" and "Ultimaya Tzolkin") to be Synchro Summoned. Also, Dark Synchro Monsters that appeared in the anime require the Type of the non-Tuner monsters to be the same Type as then non-Tuner monster that was used for their Dark Synchro Summon in anime (e.g. in the anime, Grady Dark Synchro Summoned "Frozen Fitzgerald" using "Dark Tuner Catastrogue" and the Beast-Type non-Tuner "Blizzard Lizard"; as such, the TCG/OCG card "Frozen Fitzgerald" requires Beast-Type non-Tuner monsters).

The Dark Synchro Monster "Frozen Fitzgerald" was originally supposed to be released in the OCG/TCG in Crimson Crisis as a mentioned Concept Card; however, this was called off. It is possible the rest of the Dark Synchro Monsters were intended to be released, but were instead released as Synchro Monsters.




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