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Kinshi Kādo


Forbidden card

In the OCG and the TCG Advanced Format, Forbidden (禁止 Kinshi) cards, sometimes 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, 2016 for the OCG, and November 9, 2015 for the TCG Advanced Format.

Monster Cards

  Japanese name OCG TCG Advanced
Apoqliphort Towers アポクリフォート・キラー Unlimited Forbidden
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos 焔征竜-ブラスター Forbidden Forbidden
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier 氷結界の龍 ブリューナク Forbidden Forbidden
Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End 混沌帝龍 -終焉の使者- Unlimited Forbidden
Cyber Jar サイバーポッド Forbidden Forbidden
Cyber-Stein デビル・フランケン Unlimited Forbidden
Dark Magician of Chaos 混沌の黒魔術師 Unlimited Forbidden
Destiny HERO - Disk Commander D-HERO ディスクガイ Forbidden Forbidden
Djinn Releaser of Rituals 儀式魔人リリーサー Unlimited Forbidden
El Shaddoll Construct エルシャドール・ネフィリム Forbidden Forbidden
Elder Entity Norden 旧神ノーデン Forbidden Unlimited
Elemental HERO Stratos E・HERO エアーマン Limited Forbidden
Evilswarm Exciton Knight 励輝士 ヴェルズビュート Unlimited Forbidden
Fiber Jar ファイバーポッド Forbidden Forbidden
Fishborg Blaster フィッシュボーグ-ガンナー Forbidden Forbidden
Goyo Guardian ゴヨウ・ガーディアン Forbidden Unlimited
Lavalval Chain ラヴァルバル・チェイン Unlimited Forbidden
Magical Scientist 魔導サイエンティスト Forbidden Forbidden
Magician of Faith 聖なる魔術師 Forbidden Unlimited
Makyura the Destructor 処刑人-マキュラ Forbidden Forbidden
Mind Master メンタルマスター Forbidden Forbidden
Morphing Jar メタモルポット Limited Forbidden
Morphing Jar 2 カオスポッド Unlimited Forbidden
Number 16: Shock Master No.16 色の支配者ショック・ルーラー Forbidden Forbidden
Performage Damage Juggler Emダメージ・ジャグラー Forbidden Unlimited
Performage Plushfire Emヒグルミ Forbidden Unlimited
Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders 巌征竜-レドックス Forbidden Forbidden
Rescue Cat レスキューキャット Forbidden Forbidden
Sangan クリッター Forbidden Forbidden
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz 影霊衣の術士 シュリット Limited Forbidden
Substitoad イレカエル Forbidden Forbidden
Tellarknight Ptolemaeus 星守の騎士 プトレマイオス  Forbidden Unlimited
Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms 嵐征竜-テンペスト Forbidden Forbidden
Thousand-Eyes Restrict サウザンド・アイズ・サクリファイス Forbidden Forbidden
Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls 瀑征竜-タイダル Forbidden Forbidden
Tribe-Infecting Virus 同族感染ウィルス Forbidden Forbidden
Victory Dragon ヴィクトリー・ドラゴン Forbidden Forbidden
Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity 発条空母ゼンマイティ Unlimited Forbidden
Wind-Up Hunter ゼンマイハンター Forbidden Unlimited
Witch of the Black Forest 黒き森のウィッチ Forbidden Forbidden
Yata-Garasu 八汰烏 Forbidden Forbidden

Spell Cards

  Japanese name OCG TCG Advanced
Brain Control 洗脳-ブレインコントロール Forbidden Forbidden
Butterfly Dagger - Elma 蝶の短剣-エルマ Forbidden Forbidden
Card Destruction 手札抹殺 Limited Forbidden
Card of Safe Return 生還の宝札 Forbidden Forbidden
Card of Safe Return (anime) 生還の宝札
Card of Safe Return (manga) 生還の宝札
Change of Heart 心変わり Forbidden Forbidden
Cold Wave 大寒波 Forbidden Forbidden
Confiscation 押収 Forbidden Forbidden
Delinquent Duo いたずら好きな双子悪魔 Forbidden Forbidden
Dimension Fusion 次元融合 Forbidden Forbidden
The Forceful Sentry 強引な番兵 Forbidden Forbidden
Future Fusion 未来融合-フューチャー・フュージョン Forbidden Forbidden
Gateway of the Six 六武の門 Semi-Limited Forbidden
Giant Trunade ハリケーン Forbidden Forbidden
Graceful Charity 天使の施し Forbidden Forbidden
Harpie's Feather Duster ハーピィの羽根帚 Limited Forbidden
Heavy Storm 大嵐 Forbidden Forbidden
Last Will 遺言状 Forbidden Forbidden
Mass Driver マスドライバー Forbidden Forbidden
Metamorphosis 突然変異 Forbidden Forbidden
Mirage of Nightmare 悪夢の蜃気楼 Forbidden Forbidden
Monster Reborn 死者蘇生 Limited Forbidden
Painful Choice 苦渋の選択 Forbidden Forbidden
Pot of Avarice 貪欲な壺 Limited Forbidden
Pot of Greed 強欲な壺 Forbidden Forbidden
Premature Burial 早すぎた埋葬 Forbidden Forbidden
Raigeki サンダー・ボルト Forbidden Limited
Snatch Steal 強奪 Forbidden Forbidden
Spellbook of Judgment 魔導書の神判 Forbidden Forbidden
Super Polymerization 超融合 Limited Forbidden
Super Rejuvenation 超再生能力 Limited Forbidden

Trap Cards

  Japanese name OCG TCG Advanced
Imperial Order 王宮の勅命 Forbidden Forbidden
Last Turn ラストバトル! Forbidden Forbidden
Return from the Different Dimension 異次元からの帰還 Forbidden Forbidden
Royal Oppression 王宮の弾圧 Forbidden Forbidden
Self-Destruct Button 自爆スイッチ Unlimited Forbidden
Sixth Sense 第六感 Forbidden Forbidden
Solemn Judgment 神の宣告 Limited Forbidden
Time Seal 刻の封印 Forbidden Forbidden
Trap Dustshoot ダスト・シュート Forbidden Forbidden
Ultimate Offering 血の代償 Forbidden Forbidden



Moved into the list

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (October 2015) New status (January 2016)
Number 16: Shock Master No.(ナンバーズ)16 (いろ)()(はい)(しゃ)ショック・ルーラー Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Performage Damage Juggler Em(エンタメイジ)ダメージ・ジャグラー Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Performage Plushfire Em(エンタメイジ)ヒグルミ Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the list

There are no changes from the October 2015 Lists.


Moved into the list

Card Card type Old status (July 2015) New status (November 2015)
Apoqliphort Towers Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
El Shaddoll Construct Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Evilswarm Exciton Knight Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Shurit, Strategist of the Nekroz Monster Card 3Limited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the List

There are no changes from the July 2015 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:


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

In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX it is mentioned that "Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End" is Forbidden.[2]

A handful of other cards are noted by characters as "Forbidden" in the anime, including "Golden Castle of Stromberg"[3] in the original series and "Infernalvania" inYu-Gi-Oh! GX.


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 75: "Friends 'Til the End, Part 1"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 19: "The King of the Copycats, Part 2"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 197: "Sinister Secrets, Part 2"

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