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Kinshi Kādo


Forbidden card

In the OCG and the TCG Advanced Format, Forbidden (禁止 Kinshi) cards, often unofficially called banned, are cards that players are not allowed to use in their Main Deck, Side Deck, or Extra Deck. There are no Forbidden cards in the Traditional Format; by default, all Forbidden cards are Limited in the Traditional Format.

These cards are Forbidden as of January 1, 2017 for the OCG, and August 29, 2016 for the TCG Advanced Format.

Monster Cards

 Japanese nameOCGTCG Advanced
Apoqliphort Towersアポクリフォート・キラーUnlimitedForbidden
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos焔征竜-ブラスターForbiddenForbidden
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier氷結界の龍 ブリューナクLimitedForbidden
Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End混沌帝龍 -終焉の使者-UnlimitedForbidden
Cyber JarサイバーポッドForbiddenForbidden
Destiny HERO - Disk CommanderD-HERO ディスクガイForbiddenForbidden
Djinn Releaser of Rituals儀式魔人リリーサーUnlimitedForbidden
El Shaddoll Constructエルシャドール・ネフィリムForbiddenForbidden
Elder Entity Norden旧神ノーデンForbiddenLimited
Elemental HERO StratosE・HERO エアーマンLimitedForbidden
Evilswarm Exciton Knight励輝士 ヴェルズビュートUnlimitedForbidden
Fiber JarファイバーポッドForbiddenForbidden
Fishborg Blasterフィッシュボーグ-ガンナーForbiddenForbidden
Lavalval Chainラヴァルバル・チェインForbiddenForbidden
Level Eaterレベル・スティーラーForbiddenUnlimited
Magical Scientist魔導サイエンティストForbiddenForbidden
Majespecter Unicorn - Kirinマジェスペクター・ユニコーンForbiddenLimited
Makyura the Destructor処刑人-マキュラForbiddenForbidden
Mind MasterメンタルマスターForbiddenForbidden
Morphing JarメタモルポットLimitedForbidden
Morphing Jar 2カオスポッドUnlimitedForbidden
Number 16: Shock MasterNo.16 色の支配者ショック・ルーラーForbiddenForbidden
Performage Damage JugglerEmダメージ・ジャグラーForbiddenForbidden
Performage PlushfireEmヒグルミForbiddenForbidden
Performapal MonkeyboardEMモンキーボードForbiddenForbidden
Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders巌征竜-レドックスForbiddenForbidden
Rescue CatレスキューキャットLimitedForbidden
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz影霊衣の術士 シュリットLimitedForbidden
Tellarknight Ptolemaeus星守の騎士 プトレマイオスForbiddenForbidden
Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms嵐征竜-テンペストForbiddenForbidden
Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls瀑征竜-タイダルForbiddenForbidden
Tribe-Infecting Virus同族感染ウィルスForbiddenForbidden
Victory Dragonヴィクトリー・ドラゴンForbiddenForbidden
Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity発条空母ゼンマイティUnlimitedForbidden
Wind-Up HunterゼンマイハンターForbiddenUnlimited
Witch of the Black Forest黒き森のウィッチForbiddenForbidden

Spell Cards

Trap Cards



Moved into the list

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (October 2016) New status (January 2017)
Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin マジェスペクター・ユニコーン Monster Card 3Limited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the list

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (October 2016) New status (January 2017)
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier ひょうけっかいりゅう ブリューナク Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Goyo Guardian ゴヨウ・ガーディアン Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Rescue Cat レスキューキャット Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Brain Control せんのう-ブレインコントロール Spell Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Future Fusion らいゆうごう-フューチャー・フュージョン Spell Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Imperial Order おうきゅうちょくめい Trap Card 4Forbidden 3Limited


Moved into the list

Card Card type Old status (April 2016) New status (August 2016)
Performapal Monkeyboard Monster Card 3Limited 4Forbidden
Kaiser Colosseum Spell Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the List

There are no changes from the April 2016 Lists.

World Championship

During World Championship tournaments, all cards are automatically set to their lowest allowed status in any region. (For example, a card that is on the Semi-Limited list in one region but the Limited list in another will be Limited on the World Championship banlist, and a card that is Forbidden in one region but Unlimited in another will be Forbidden.)

However, in addition to any cards that are Forbidden on either the OCG or TCG lists, several other cards are also made Forbidden:

Anime and manga

During the Battle City arc it is mentioned that cards that directly damage the player, such as "Hinotama", "Meteor of Destruction", and "Raigeki", are Forbidden.[1]

A handful of other cards are noted by characters as "Forbidden" in the anime, including "Golden Castle of Stromberg" in Yu-Gi-Oh!,[2] "Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End"[3] and "Infernalvania" in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX,[4] "Gate Blocker" and "Gate Blocker 2" in official Turbo Duels in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's,[5][6] and "Binding Swords of Impact" in "Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V".[7]


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 75: "Friends 'Til the End, Part 1"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 197: "Sinister Secrets, Part 2"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 19: "The King of the Copycats, Part 2"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 31: "Field of Screams, Part 1"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 2: "Creepy Crawlies"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 31: "The Reunion Duel"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 129: "Glimpse of the Supreme King"

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