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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. 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 nameRankLevelAttributeTypeCard typeATKDEF
3-Hump Lacoodaみつこぶラクーダ3EARTHBeastEffect Monster
Monster Card
8-Claws Scorpion八つ手サソリ2DARKInsectEffect Monster
Monster Card
A-Assault CoreA-アサルト・コア4LIGHTMachineEffect Monster
Monster Card
A/D ChangerADチェンジャー1LIGHTWarriorEffect Monster
Monster Card
Abare Ushioni暴れ牛鬼4EARTHBeast-WarriorEffect Monster
Monster Card
Abyss Actor - Dandy Supporting Actor魔界劇団-ダンディ・バイプレイヤー2DARKFiendMonster Card
Pendulum Monster
Abyss Actor - Extras魔界劇団-エキストラ1DARKFiendMonster Card
Pendulum Monster
Abyss Actor - Funky Comedian魔界劇団-ファンキー・コメディアン1DARKFiendMonster Card
Pendulum Monster
Abyss Actor - Superstar魔界劇団-ビッグ・スター7DARKFiendMonster Card
Pendulum Monster
Abyss Actor - Wild Hope魔界劇団-ワイルド・ホープ4DARKFiendMonster Card
Pendulum Monster
... further results

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