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Fusion Substitute Monster

KingoftheSwamp-TF04-JP-VG

Japanese (base text)

融合素材代用モンスター

Japanese (romanized)

Yūgō Sozai Daiyō Monsutā

Japanese (translated)

Fusion Material Substitute Monster

English

Fusion Substitute Monster

A Fusion Substitute Monster (ゆうごうざいだいようモンスター Yūgō Sozai Daiyō Monsutā) is a monster with an effect that allows it to replace a single specifically named Fusion Material for the Fusion Summon of a Fusion Monster (with the exception of "Shaddoll Core", which substitues for Attributes instead), as long as the other monster(s) used are the correct one(s).

Official Wording

This card can be used as a substitute for any 1 Fusion Material whose name is specifically listed on the Fusion Monster Card, but the other Fusion Material(s) must be correct.

— The latest version of the wording used on Fusion Substitute Monsters in the TCG.

Limitations

Fusion Substitute Monsters cannot be used for:

  • Fusion Monsters that can only be Special Summoned from the Extra Deck by removing the Fusion Materials listed on it from your field (Contact Fusion), such as with the "Neos", "Gladiator Beast", and "A-to-Z" Fusion Monsters.
  • Fusion Monsters that have a strict Fusion Summon condition cannot be Fusion Summoned using a Fusion Substitute Monster.
    • Any monster in the Hex-Sealed Fusion series can be used as Fusion Material for a Special Summon with its own Ignition Effect, even for the Special Summon of a monster that specifies that "A Fusion Summon of this monster can only be done with the above Fusion Materials", since this Special Summon is not a Fusion Summon.
  • Fusion Monsters that do not specifically name any of their Fusion Materials, such as "Ojama Knight" or "Evil HERO Dark Gaia".
    • If the Fusion Monster has both specifically named and unnamed Fusion Materials (like "Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem"), then a Fusion Substitute Monster can be used, but only for the specifically named Fusion Material.
  • A Fusion Summon which is already using another Fusion Substitute Monster.
  • A Fusion Summon with "Cyberdark Impact!", because the monsters that must be used as Fusion Materials are specifically named on the card performing the Fusion Summon.

The effect that allows Fusion Substitute Monsters to replace a Fusion Material has no classification. It applies on the field (even while face-down), in the hand, and in the Graveyard. It does not apply while in the Main Deck or while banished, so this effect cannot be used for "Future Fusion" or "Parallel World Fusion".

Fusion Substitute Monsters

OCG/TCG

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Beastking of the Swamps沼地の魔獣王Effect MonsterWATERAqua410001100
The Dark - Hex-Sealed Fusion融合呪印生物-闇Effect MonsterDARKRock310001600
The Earth - Hex-Sealed Fusion融合呪印生物-地Effect MonsterEARTHRock310001600
Fluffal Patchworkパッチワーク・ファーニマルEffect MonsterEARTHFairy100
Fusion Parasiteパラサイト・フュージョナーEffect MonsterDARKInsect100
Goddess with the Third Eye心眼の女神Effect MonsterLIGHTFairy412001000
King of the Swamp沼地の魔神王Effect MonsterWATERAqua35001100
The Light - Hex-Sealed Fusion融合呪印生物-光Effect MonsterLIGHTRock310001600
Mystical Sheep #1イリュージョン・シープEffect MonsterEARTHBeast31150900
Versago the Destroyer破壊神 ヴァサーゴEffect MonsterDARKFiend31100900
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Shaddoll Core影依の原核Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card

Anime

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Crystal Roseクリスタル・ローズEffect MonsterLIGHTRock00020000050000000500
Fusion Parasiteパラサイト・フュージョナーEffect MonsterDARKInsect00010000000000000000
Goddess with the Third Eye心眼の女神Effect MonsterLIGHTFairy00040000120000001000
King of the Swamp沼地の魔神王Effect MonsterWATERAqua00030000050000001100
Versago the Destroyer破壊神 ヴァサーゴEffect MonsterDARKFiend00030000110000000900
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
D/D/D FusionDDD フュージョンSpell CardNormal Spell Card

Manga

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Fluffal Bearパッチワーク・ファーニマルEffect MonsterEARTHFairy00010000000000000000


Treated as alternate name

Some cards can replace Fusion Materials by treating their name as that of a Fusion Material.

For example, "Elemental HERO Prisma" can send a Fusion Material listed on a Fusion Monster card from the Deck to the Graveyard to treat its name as that card's. Since it is being treated as that card's name and not replacing a Fusion Material, it is not a Fusion Substitute Monster and treated as being correct, so can be used for the Fusion Summon of monsters with strict Fusion Materials, such as "Cyber End Dragon" and "Cyber Blader". Also, for Fusion Summons in which Fusion Substitute Monsters are valid, it can be used in the same Fusion Summon as one.

Example

KingoftheSwamp-FUEN-EN-SR-1E

See also