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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 April 1, 2017 for the OCG, and March 31, 2017 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
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Semi-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ForbiddenForbidden
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
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
The Tyrant NeptuneThe tyrant NEPTUNEForbiddenForbidden
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LimitedForbidden
Zoodiac Drident十二獣ドランシアForbiddenUnlimited

Spell Cards

 Japanese nameOCGTCG Advanced
Butterfly Dagger - Elma蝶の短剣-エルマForbiddenForbidden
Card Destruction手札抹殺LimitedForbidden
Card of Safe Return生還の宝札ForbiddenForbidden
Change of Heart心変わりForbiddenForbidden
Chicken GameチキンレースUnlimitedForbidden
Cold Wave大寒波ForbiddenForbidden
Delinquent Duoいたずら好きな双子悪魔ForbiddenForbidden
Dimension Fusion次元融合ForbiddenForbidden
The Forceful Sentry強引な番兵ForbiddenForbidden
Gateway of the Six六武の門UnlimitedForbidden
Giant TrunadeハリケーンForbiddenForbidden
Graceful Charity天使の施しForbiddenForbidden
Harpie's Feather Dusterハーピィの羽根帚LimitedForbidden
Heavy Storm大嵐ForbiddenForbidden
Kaiser ColosseumカイザーコロシアムUnlimitedForbidden
Last Will遺言状ForbiddenForbidden
Mass DriverマスドライバーForbiddenForbidden
Mirage of Nightmare悪夢の蜃気楼ForbiddenForbidden
Monster Reborn死者蘇生LimitedForbidden
Painful Choice苦渋の選択ForbiddenForbidden
Pot of Avarice貪欲な壺LimitedForbidden
Pot of Greed強欲な壺ForbiddenForbidden
Premature Burial早すぎた埋葬ForbiddenForbidden
Snatch Steal強奪ForbiddenForbidden
Spellbook of Judgment魔導書の神判ForbiddenForbidden
Super Polymerization超融合LimitedForbidden
Super Rejuvenation超再生能力UnlimitedForbidden
Wavering Eyes揺れる眼差しLimitedForbidden
Zoodiac Barrage十二獣の会局ForbiddenUnlimited

Trap Cards

 Japanese nameOCGTCG Advanced
Last Turnラストバトル!ForbiddenForbidden
Life EqualizerライフチェンジャーForbiddenUnlimited
Return from the Different Dimension異次元からの帰還ForbiddenForbidden
Royal Oppression王宮の弾圧ForbiddenForbidden
Self-Destruct Button自爆スイッチUnlimitedForbidden
Sixth Sense第六感ForbiddenForbidden
Solemn Judgment神の宣告LimitedForbidden
Time Seal刻の封印ForbiddenForbidden
Trap Dustshootダスト・シュートForbiddenForbidden
Ultimate Offering血の代償ForbiddenForbidden
Vanity's Emptiness虚無空間LimitedForbidden



Moved into the list

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (January 2017) New status (April 2017)
The Tyrant Neptune The tyrant NEPTUNEザ・タイラント・ネプチューン Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Zoodiac Drident じゅうししドランシア Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Zoodiac Barrage じゅうししかいきょく Spell Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the list

Card Japanese name Card type Old status (January 2017) New status (April 2017)
Witch of the Black Forest くろもりのウィッチ Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited


Moved into the list

Card Card type Old status (August 2016) New status (March 2017)
Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin Monster Card 3Limited 4Forbidden
The Tyrant Neptune Monster Card 1Unlimited 4Forbidden
Vanity's Emptiness Trap Card 3Limited 4Forbidden

Moved out of the list

Card Card type Old status (August 2016) New status (March 2017)
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Rescue Cat Monster Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Sangan Monster Card 4Forbidden 1Unlimited
Brain Control Spell Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Future Fusion Spell Card 4Forbidden 3Limited
Imperial Order Trap Card 4Forbidden 3Limited

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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