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Token Monster



(モンスター)トークン[Notes 1]

Japanese (romanized)

(Monsutā) Tōkun


(Monster) Token


Token ku

Example of Kuriboh Token from Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Joey the Passion and Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Kaiba the Revenge Video Game Series

Tokens (Japanese: トークン Tōkun) are used as representations of Monster Cards. The Tokens represent monsters that appear on the field as part of a card effect. These monsters are not included in the Main Deck, as stated as Limitation Text on each card.

A Monster Token can be represented by a coin (Heads is treated as Attack Position and Tails is treated as Defense Position), a die, or other such acceptable marker. Fan-made cards are often used as markers in Tournament Duels by players.

Official Token cards are grey. All TCG Token cards are named "Token". Most Japanese and Korean Token cards from OCG Series 8 onward that correspond to specific Monster Tokens have their own names printed out, and sometimes also include ATK and DEF.[Notes 2] The first Token that did not correspond to a specific Monster Token was the "National Championship 2009 Token", which in 2009 was given to participants of United States and Canada's National Championships and participants of the European and South American Continental Championships.

During a duel, most duelists using Tokens keep them in a small pile next to their Deck, just below the Banished Zone, to keep them from getting lost or knocked off the table.

Token Mechanics

  • Token Monsters are always Normal Monsters and never have effects. Some Token Monsters have effects applied to them by the cards that Summon them, but these are not the effects of the Token Monsters themselves, so cannot be negated by cards like "Skill Drain".
  • Token Monsters can be Tributed, unless an effect prevents it. Some Token Monsters have a restriction placed on them by the card that Summoned them that prevents them from being Tributed (this is not an effect of the Token Monsters themselves, so cannot be negated by cards like "Skill Drain"). For example, "Sheep Tokens" Summoned with "Scapegoat" cannot be Tributed for a Tribute Summon (although they can be Tributed for other purposes, such as "Lava Golem" and "Ectoplasmer").

Card text

With the exception of Japanese cards and some Korean cards from the OCG Series 8 and onward, all Token cards share the same card text.

Language Card text Translation
English This card can be used as any Token.
French Cette carte peut être utilisée comme un Jeton. This card can be used as a Token.
German Diese Karte kann als eine beliebige Spielmarke verwendet werden. This card can be used as any Token.
Italian Questa carta può essere usata come Segna-Mostro generico. This card can be used as any Monster Token.
Portuguese Este card pode ser usado como uma Ficha. This card can be used as a Token.
Spanish Esta carta puede ser utilizada como cualquier Ficha. This card can be used as any Token.
Japanese このカードはトークンとして使()(よう)する(こと)ができる。
Kono Kādo wa Tōkun toshite Shiyōsuru Koto ga Dekiru.
This card can be used as a Token.
Korean 이 카드는 토큰으로 사용할 수 있다.
I Kadeuneun Tokeun-euro Sayonghal su Itda.



See also


  1. The parentheses here specify what part is not shown in the cards' name.
  2. See Card layout#Series 8 layout


  1. "Traditional Chinese version of Master Rule 2 version 1.0". Konami.

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