"Photon Pirate", "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" and "Photon Thrasher".
"Photon" (フォトン Foton) is an archetype of LIGHT-Attribute cards used by Kite Tenjo, Dextra and Nistro in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL. This archetype was first released in Photon Shockwave. Most of the monsters in this archetype have armored or scaly bodies that emit blue light. The "Photon" archetype is intimately related to the "Galaxy" archetype.
In the anime, Kite's Deck was created by using science from another dimension, later revealed to be the Barian World, though Astral compared the energy of "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" to that of his own world.
In physics, a photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of light and all other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and the force carrier for the electromagnetic force.
The goal of a "Photon" Deck is to take control of the field. "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" is a good example: its self-banishing Quick Effect allows it to evade Traps like "Dimensional Prison" and bypass other card effects. Another example is "Photon Leo," which can shuffle cards in your opponent's hand back into the Deck. This can be a very disruptive effect in numerous situations. Lower-Level "Photon" monsters have more strategic uses, such as adding different "Photon" Monster Cards to your hand or even multiplying themselves.
Because several low-Level Photons have incongruously high ATK, they often come equipped with some balancing restriction. For example the effect of "Photon Crusher" is similar to early beatdown favorite "Goblin Attack Force" and "Photon Sabre Tiger" loses 800 ATK if its the only copy of itself on your side of the field.
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 13: "The Number Hunter, Part 1"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 70: "The Terrifying, Most Evil Dragon Appears! Fake-Body God Dragon, Heart-eartH Dragon"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 25: "Frozen in Time"