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Rank-Up (ランクアップ Rankuappu) is a method that uses an Xyz Monster to Summon another Xyz Monster of a higher Rank in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V animes. A variant of Xyz Evolution, it was first seen in the Duel between Yuma Tsukumo and the Barian pawn Fender, who used "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force" to Rank-Up "Mechquipped Angineer" into "CXyz Mechquipped Djinn Angeneral". From then on, the Barians and their pawns, as well as Yuma Tsukumo, Number 96, and Eliphas easily Rank-Up with use of the "Rank-Up Magic" archetype, "Chaos Field", and "Don Thousand's Throne". Additionally, in the manga, Kyoji Yagumo uses Rank-Up as a means of bringing out his other "Numbers" instead of using Rank-Up to evolve them into "Number C" by using the card called "Rank-Up Spider Web".
When a regular Xyz Monster is Ranked Up, it usually results in a "CXyz" monster. When a "Number" is Ranked Up, it becomes a "Number C".
Chaos Xyz Evolution
This was the first method of Ranking-Up seen. It is typically used by Barians and their brainwashed pawns.
This type of Rank-Up has only been seen being used by cards with the power of Chaos, such as "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force", "Limited Barian's Force", "Numeron Force", "Chaos Field", "Argent Chaos Force", "The Seventh One", "Don Thousand's Throne" and "Rank-Up-Magic Quick Chaos". All "Number" monsters Ranked-Up in this method become "Number C" monsters, and other monsters become "CXyz" monsters.
Double Rank-Up (ダブルランクアップ Daburu Rankuappu) , a.k.a. Rank-Up Xyz Evolution, is in essence the same method, although rather than merely Summoning a monster 1 Rank higher, it allows one to Summon an Xyz Monster 2 Ranks higher than the target. Eliphas was the first to perform Double Rank-Up in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. In the TCG/OCG, Double Rank-Up can be achieved by using the card "Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force", though this is currently the only way to do so.