Pendulum Zone

Playing area Master Rule 4
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Pendyuramu Zōn


Pendulum Zone

The Pendulum Zones (Japanese: ペンデュラムゾーン Pendyuramu Zōn, abbreviated ペンデュラムゾーン in card text) are two card Zones introduced in Starter Deck 2014. Each player has two Pendulum Zones: the left Pendulum Zone, colored blue with a blue Pendulum Scale jewel; and the right Pendulum Zone, colored red with a red Pendulum Scale jewel. In the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime, they are depicted as blue columns of light when occupied (no column is shown when that Zone is vacant).

Pendulum Monsters can either be Summoned as monsters, or activated as Spell Cards in a Pendulum Zone. When a Pendulum Monster is activated as a Spell Card in a Pendulum Zone, its Pendulum Effects are applied rather than its monster effects. A Pendulum Monster cannot be Set in a Pendulum Zone. Pendulum Monsters are only treated as Spell Cards (of a non-specific variety), not monsters, while in a Pendulum Zone.

Master Rule 3

In the TCG and previously in the OCG (under Master Rule 3), the Pendulum Zones are distinct Zones in which only Pendulum Monsters can be placed, and only as Spell Cards. The left Pendulum Zone is located in between the Field Zone and the Extra Deck Zone, and the right Pendulum Zone is located in between the Graveyard Zone and the Deck Zone.


Master Rule 4

In the OCG, as per Master Rule 4, the Pendulum Zones are not separate Zones, but rather the leftmost and rightmost Spell & Trap Zones can be used as Pendulum Zones. Each of these Spell & Trap Zones are only treated as Pendulum Zones while there is a Pendulum Monster in that Zone (unless the Pendulum Monster is in that Zone as an Equip Spell Card), although effects that place Pendulum Monsters in a Pendulum Zone still place them in these Zones even while they are unoccupied. If there is a Pendulum Monster in the Zone, it is treated as both a Spell & Trap Zone and a Pendulum Zone. If one of these Spell & Trap Zones has a Pendulum Monster in it while the other does not, only the Zone with a Pendulum Monster in it is treated as a Pendulum Zone.

Playing area Master Rule 4

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