| Pick up a card
Pick up (めくる Mekuru) is an outdated term used in card texts prior to the Problem-Solving Card Text update. To pick up is to look at or reveal a card from the top of the Deck or a face-down card on the field with a card effect.
Current card texts replace "pick up" in one of two ways. Picking up a card from the Main Deck or field without allowing the opponent to see it is called "looking", whereas picking up a card from the Main Deck or field so that both players can see it is called "revealing". "Excavating" is a type of revealing for which the player reveals card(s) from the top of their Main Deck.
Picked-up cards are not removed from their current location for gameplay purposes, so are still considered to be in the Deck or on the field; if they are sent to the Graveyard, added to the hand, banished, etc., they will be considered to have come from the Main Deck or field. Picking up a Set card does not flip it, so its Flip Effect will not be activated (if any).
A player does not lose the Duel if they cannot pick up a card due to having no cards in their Main Deck.
All OCG/TCG "Pick up a card" cards
All Anime "Pick up a card"
|Japanese name||Card type||Attribute||Type||Level||Rank||ATK||DEF|
|Big Eye (anime)||大王目玉||Effect Monster||DARK||Fiend||4||00001200||00001000|
|Cyber Jar (anime)||サイバーポッド||Effect Monster||DARK||Rock||3||00000900||00000900|
|Dark Scorpion - Chick the Yellow (anime)||黒蠍－逃げ足のチック||Effect Monster||DARK||Warrior||3||00001000||00001000|
|Destiny Hero - Diamond Dude (anime)||Ｄ－ＨＥＲＯ ダイヤモンドガイ||Effect Monster||DARK||Warrior||4||00001400||00001600|
|Infernity Doom Slinger||インフェルニティ・デス・ガンマン||Effect Monster||DARK||Fiend||1||00000100||00000100|
|Magical Merchant (anime)||魔導雑貨商人||Effect Monster||LIGHT||Insect||1||00000200||00000700|
|Morphing Jar 2 (anime)||カオスポッド||Effect Monster||EARTH||Rock||3||00000800||00000700|
|Morphtronic Celfon (anime)||Ｄ・モバホン||Effect Monster||EARTH||Machine||1||00000100||00000100|
|Shooting Star Dragon (anime)||シューティング・スター・ドラゴン||Accel Synchro Monster||WIND||Dragon||10||00003300||00002500|
|Japanese name||Card type||Property|
|Archfiend's Oath (anime)||デーモンの宣告||Spell Card|
|Arduous Decision||苦渋の決断||Spell Card|
|Enchanting Fitting Room (anime)||魔の試着部屋||Spell Card|
|Full Armor Gravitation||フルアーマー・グラビテーション||Spell Card|
|Future Battle||フューチャー・バトル||Trap Card|
|Future Vision||来世のヴィジョン||Spell Card|
|Illusion Balloons (anime)||イリュージョン・バルーン||Spell Card|
|Monster Gate (anime)||モンスターゲート||Spell Card|