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Ignition Effect



Japanese (romanized)

Kidō Kōka


Ignition Effect

Ignition Monster Effects (Japanese: 起動効果 Kidō Kōka) are Spell Speed 1 effects that require a manual activation by the card's controller during their own Main Phase 1 or 2 (except "General Gantala of the Ice Barrier"). This type of effect used to be called a Cost Effect in the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh!, which was slightly confusing because not all of those monsters had a cost.

Examples of monsters with Ignition Effects: "Cyber Gymnast", "XYZ-Dragon Cannon", "Bazoo the Soul-Eater", "Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind", "3-Hump Lacooda", "Card Trooper", "Dark Simorgh", "Lonefire Blossom", "XX-Saber Faultroll" and most Xyz Monsters.

Post-Problem-Solving Card Text, these type of effects will generally be indicated by "Once per turn:", "You can" or "During your Main Phase:", followed by the cost which will end with a semi-colon, and lastly, the actual effect which you activated.


Previously, the turn player had priority to activate Ignition Effects before an opponent could activate a fast effect. This was removed from the OCG on March 19, 2011, and from the TCG on April 25, 2012.

For example, before the abandonment of Ignition Effect priority, the turn player could Summon "Lonefire Blossom" and activate its effect before their opponent could activate "Eatgaboon".

Since the abandonment of Ignition Effect priority, Ignition Effects cannot be activated in the Summon response window, requiring an open game state.



List of OCG/TCG monsters with Ignition Monster Effects

  Japanese name Rank Level Attribute Type Card type ATK DEF
3-Hump Lacooda みつこぶラクーダ 3 EARTH Beast Effect Monster
Monster Card
500 1,500
8-Claws Scorpion 八つ手サソリ 2 DARK Insect Effect Monster
Monster Card
300 200
A-Assault Core A-アサルト・コア 4 LIGHT Machine Effect Monster
Monster Card
1,900 200
A/D Changer ADチェンジャー 1 LIGHT Warrior Effect Monster
Monster Card
100 100
Abare Ushioni 暴れ牛鬼 4 EARTH Beast-Warrior Effect Monster
Monster Card
1,200 1,200
Abyss Actor - Dandy Supporting Actor 魔界劇団-ダンディ・バイプレイヤー 2 DARK Fiend Monster Card
Pendulum Monster
700 700
Abyss Actor - Extra 魔界劇団-エキストラ 1 DARK Fiend Monster Card
Pendulum Monster
100 100
Abyss Actor - Funky Comedian 魔界劇団-ファンキー・コメディアン 1 DARK Fiend Monster Card
Pendulum Monster
300 200
Abyss Actor - Superstar 魔界劇団-ビッグ・スター 7 DARK Fiend Monster Card
Pendulum Monster
2,500 1,800
Abyss Actor - Wild Hope 魔界劇団-ワイルド・ホープ 4 DARK Fiend Monster Card
Pendulum Monster
1,600 1,200
… further results

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