"Photon Pirate", "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" and "Photon Thrasher"
"Photon" (フォトン or
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. Besides this, many "Photon" cards focus on Summoning their ace monster, "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon", which is a good example of the "Photon's" field control: 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. This can also go hand-in-hand with "Galaxy" cards, though the searching effects of both via "Photon Lizard" and "Galaxy Wizard".
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 it's the only copy of itself on your side of the field, while "Photon Thrasher" is a Semi-Nomi monster.
Photon monsters are generally difficult to defeat in battle (most notably "Galaxy-Eyes") but have little to no protection against card effects.
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 13: "The Number Hunter, Part 1"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 70: "A Trio's Challenge: Part II"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Episode 25: "Frozen in Time"