Xyz Evolution (エクシーズ・チェンジ Ekushīzu Chenji, Xyz Change), is a term used in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL series for an Xyz Summon performed using Xyz Materials that are themselves Xyz Monsters. This type of Xyz Summoning was first used in Episode 18 by Yuma Tsukumo.
Chaos Xyz Evolution
Chaos Xyz Evolution (known as Chaos Xyz Change in the Japanese version, カオスエクシーズ・チェンジ Kaosu Ekushīzu Chenji) is a type of Xyz Evolution first seen used by Yuma Tsukumo in Episode 18 in the anime. Xyz Monsters are used as Xyz Material to perform the Summon which "normal" Xyz Monsters cannot do by themselves. Chaos Xyz Evolution with two exceptions is an example of the Rank-Up Xyz mechanic.
Through this method of summoning, the original Xyz Monster and its Xyz Materials become the new Xyz Monster's Xyz Material. In the anime, the requirement to gain a Number C is for one to "carve a clear path" out of the chaos of confusion into the light. Additionally, in the Barian Invasion arc, Chaos Xyz Evolution can be also achieved by using a Rank-Up-Magic card, such as "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force", or through the field spell known as "Chaos Field".
Chaos Xyz Evolution can be performed in two different ways; via using a "Rank-Up-Magic" card ("CXyz" monsters and most "Number C" monsters) or using a card's built-in Summoning condition to Special Summon it using a specific "Number" (certain "Number C" monsters).
CXyz (Chaos Xyz)
|CXyz Battleship Cherry Blossom||Plant||EARTH||2,400||2,000||4|
|CXyz Coach Lord Ultimatrainer||Warrior||FIRE||3,800||2,300||9|
|CXyz Comics Hero Legend Arthur||Warrior||EARTH||3,000||2,400||5|
|CXyz Dark Fairy Cheer Girl||Fairy||DARK||2,500||1,900||5|
|CXyz Mechquipped Djinn Angeneral||Fairy||DARK||2,600||1,600||4|
|CXyz Simon the Great Moral Leader||Spellcaster||LIGHT||3,000||2,500||7|
|CXyz Skypalace Babylon||Machine||WIND||3,800||4,000||11|
|CXyz Zubaba Saikyo General||Warrior||EARTH||2,300||5|
Number C (Chaos Number)
These cards can be Special Summoned via the normal Xyz Summon (treated as a type of Special Summon), but can also be Special Summoned by overlaying certain other cards; "Number C32: Shark Drake Veiss" can Summoned on top of "Number 32: Shark Drake" and the same applies for "Number C39: Utopia Ray" having to use "Number 39: Utopia".
|Number C32: Shark Drake Veiss||ＣＮｏ．３２海咬龍シャーク・ドレイク・バイス||4||WATER||Sea Serpent||2800||2100|
|Number C39: Utopia Ray||ＣＮｏ．３９希望皇ホープレイ||4||LIGHT||Warrior||2500||2000|
Example Chaos Xyz Evolution
'Generic' Xyz Evolution
These cards can be Special Summoned via a regular Xyz Summon, but can also be Special Summoned by overlaying certain other cards. These cards do not have any known relation to Chaos, nor have they been shown to use Chaos Xyz Evolution, although they do go through Xyz Evolution.
|Constellar Ptolemy M7||セイクリッド・トレミスＭ７||6||LIGHT||Machine||2700||2000|
|Full Armored - Black Ray Lancer||ＦＡ－ブラック・レイ・ランサー||4||WATER||Beast-Warrior||2100||600|
|Full Armored - Crystal Zero Lancer||ＦＡ－クリスタル・ゼロ・ランサー||6||WATER||Warrior||2200||1600|
|Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger||迅雷の騎士ガイアドラグーン||7||WIND||Dragon||2600||2100|
Rank-Up Xyz Evolution
Rank-Up Xyz Evolution (known as Rank-Up Xyz Change and Double Rank-Up in Japanese version, ランクアップ・エクシーズ・チェンジ Rankuappu Ekushīzu Chenji) is the evolved form of Rank-Up Xyz Summoning in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It was first seen in Episode 119 used by Eliphas.
Likewise to Chaos Xyz Evolution, through this method Xyz Monsters are used as Xyz Material to perform the Summon. Through this method of summoning, the original Xyz Monster and its Xyz Materials become the new Xyz Monster's Xyz Material. However, unlike Chaos Xyz Evolution, this method does not use the power of Chaos. It is only possible through Rank-Up and cannot be performed simply by using a certain monster as Xyz Material.
So far Rank-Up Xyz Evolution can only be achieved by using "Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force".
Shining Xyz Evolution
Shining Xyz Evolution (known as Shining Xyz Change in Japanese Version シャイニングエクシーズ・チェンジ Shainingu Ekushīzu Chenji) is a form of Xyz Summoning in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga, similar to the Chaos Xyz Evolution seen in the anime. It was first used in Rank 32 by Yuma Tsukumo. Xyz Monsters are used as Xyz Material to perform the Summon which no other Xyz Monsters can do by themselves. Through this kind of Summon, the original Xyz Monster and its Xyz Materials become the new Xyz Monster's Xyz Material.
In the manga, Astral first awakened to the ability to perform a Shining Xyz Evolution when the orbs of light that appeared in front of Yuma's, Kaito's and Shark's chests connected, representing the moment of the birth of Yuma's bonds with Kaito and Shark. According to Astral himself, the strengthening of their bonds managed to release some of his power, creating the "Shining Number" in Yuma's Extra Deck. At that moment, Astral shined so clearly that he became visible for an instances.
Rank-Down Xyz Evolution
Rank-Down Xyz Evolution, known as Rank-Down Xyz Change (ランクダウン エクシーズ・チェンジ Rankudaun Ekushīzu Chenji) in the Japanese version, is a method used to Summon lower Rank Xyz Monsters in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It was first seen in the duel between Eliphas and Yuma Tsukumo, who used "Rank-Down-Magic Numeron Fall" to Rank-Down "Number 39: Utopia" into "Number 39: Utopia Roots" and was simply called "Xyz Change".
- Xyz Evolution is comparable to Accel Synchro Summon in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's series, a method of Synchro Summoning using Synchro Materials that are themselves Synchro Monsters.