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A Type (((しゅ))(ぞく) (Shu)zoku) is a means to split monsters into groups (in a broader way to what Attributes do) in order to enable Support Cards granting various effects, to a specific order of monsters.

Each monster has one Type. There are twenty-four different legal Types in the TCG and OCG. Divine-Beast is exclusive to the Egyptian Gods and was considered Illegal until the first legal-print God Card, "Obelisk the Tormentor", was created; Creator God is exclusive to "The Creator God of Light, Horakhty". Immortal only appears in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses.

"Type" should not be confused with "type", which refers to the three main types of cards: Monster, Spell, and Trap.


These Types exist within the OCG and TCG.

Type Vector Sprite
Aqua Aqua.svg Aqua.png Aqua-DOR.png Aqua-TF06.png Aqua-DG.png
Beast Beast Beast.png Beast-DOR.png Beast-TF06.png Beast-DG.png
Beast-Warrior Beast-Warrior Beast-Warrior.png Beast-Warrior-DOR.png Beast-Warrior-TF06.png Beast-Warrior-DG.png
Creator God Creator God
Dinosaur Dinosaur.svg Dinosaur.png Dinosaur-DOR.png Dinosaur-TF06.png Dinosaur-DG.png
Divine-Beast Divine-Beast Divine-Beast.png Divine-Beast-TF06.png Divine-Beast-DG.png
Dragon Dragon Dragon.png Dragon-DOR.png Dragon-TF06.png Dragon-DG.png
Fairy Fairy Fairy.png Fairy-DOR.png Fairy-TF06.png Fairy-DG.png
Fiend Fiend Fiend.png Fiend-DOR.png Fiend-TF06.png Fiend-DG.png
Fish Fish Fish.png Fish-DOR.png Fish-TF06.png Fish-DG.png
Insect Insect Insect.png Insect-DOR.png Insect-TF06.png Insect-DG.png
Machine Machine Machine.png Machine-DOR.png Machine-TF06.png Machine-DG.png
Plant Plant Plant.png Plant-DOR.png Plant-TF06.png Plant-DG.png
Psychic Psychic Psychic.png Psychic-TF06.png Psychic-DG.png
Pyro Pyro Pyro.png Pyro-DOR.png Pyro-TF06.png Pyro-DG.png
Reptile Reptile Reptile.png Reptile-DOR.png Reptile-TF06.png Reptile-DG.png
Rock Rock Rock.png Rock-DOR.png Rock-TF06.png Rock-DG.png
Sea Serpent Sea Serpent Sea Serpent.png Sea Serpent-DOR.png Sea Serpent-TF06.png Sea Serpent-DG.png
Spellcaster Spellcaster Spellcaster.png Spellcaster-DOR.png Spellcaster-TF06.png Spellcaster-DG.png
Thunder Thunder Thunder.png Thunder-DOR.png Thunder-TF06.png Thunder-DG.png
Warrior Warrior.svg Warrior.png Warrior-DOR.png Warrior-TF06.png Warrior-DG.png
Winged Beast Winged Beast Winged Beast.png Winged Beast-DOR.png Winged Beast-TF06.png Winged Beast-DG.png
Wyrm Wyrm
Zombie Zombie Zombie.png Zombie-DOR.png Zombie-TF06.png Zombie-DG.png


Immortal-DOR Immortal is a Type appearing in the video game Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses.

The Duelists of the Roses also lists PowerUp-DOR Power Up, Ritual-DOR Ritual, Spell-DOR Spell and Trap-DOR Trap as a Type.

Yokai is a Type appearing only in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga.

Human is a Type appearing only in a character's fantasy in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime.

Black Magic, White Magic, Sea Beast, Illusion Magic, and Dragon Magic are among the additional Types used in the Bandai card game.

??? Question

??? is used to indicate that a monster's Type is unknown.

Type line formatting on printed cards

On actual card print, the Type line is the top line in the card text box. All Type and Abilities of the monster are listed on it. The line has different formattings on card print in different languages.


Type eg1
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく)
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく)チューナー】(obsolete)
    • Eg:【ドラゴン(ぞく) ・ チューナー】
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく)/チューナー】
    • Eg:【ドラゴン(ぞく)/チューナー】
Type eg2 obsolete
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく)(こう)()】 (obsolete)
    • Eg:【ドラゴン(ぞく)(こう)()
Type eg2
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく)(こう)()
    • Eg:【ドラゴン(ぞく)(こう)()
Type eg3 obsolete
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく) ・ <Ability>/チューナー】 (obsolete)
    • Eg:【ドラゴン(ぞく)シンクロ/チューナー】
Type eg3
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく)/<Ability>/チューナー】
    • Eg:【ドラゴン(ぞく)/シンクロ/チューナー】
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく) ・ <Ability>/(こう)()】 (obsolete)
    • Eg:【ドラゴン(ぞく) ・ チューナー/(こう)()
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく)/<Ability>/(こう)()
    • Eg:【ドラゴン(ぞく)/チューナー/(こう)()
  • 【<Type name>(ぞく)/<Ability 1>/<Ability 2>/(こう)()
    • Eg:【ドラゴン(ぞく)リバース/チューナー/(こう)()


Type eg1 zh
  • 【<Type name>族】
    • Eg:【族】
  • 【<Type name>族 ・ 協調
    • Eg:【龍族 ・ 協調】
Type eg2 zh
  • 【<Type name>族 ・ 效果
    • Eg:【龍族 ・ 效果】
  • 【<Type name>族 ・ <Ability>/協調】
    • Eg:【龍族 ・ 同步/協調】
  • 【<Type name>族 ・ <Ability>/效果】
    • Eg:【龍族 ・ 協調/效果】


Type eg1 ko
  • [<Type name>족]
    • Eg: [드래곤족]
  • [<Type name>족 / 튜너]
    • Eg: [드래곤족 / 튜너]
Type eg2 ko
  • [<Type name>족 / 효과]
    • Eg: [드래곤족 / 효과]
  • [<Type name>족 / <Ability> / 튜너]
  • [<Type name>족 / <Ability> / 효과]
    • Eg: [드래곤족 / 튜너 / 효과]
  • [<Type name>족 / <Ability 1> / <Ability 2> / 효과]
    • Eg: [드래곤족 / 리버스 / 튜너 / 효과]


All TCG cards follow the English layout for the Type line.

Type eg1 en
  • [ <Type name> ]
  • [ <Type name> / TUNER ]
    • Eg: [ DRAGON / TUNER ]
Type eg2 en
  • [ <Type name> / EFFECT ]
    • Eg: [ DRAGON / EFFECT ]
  • [ <Type name> / <Ability> / TUNER ]
  • [ <Type name> / <Ability> / EFFECT ]
    • Eg: [ DRAGON / TUNER / EFFECT ]
  • [ <Type name> / <Ability 1> / <Ability 2> / EFFECT ]
    • Eg: [ DRAGON / FLIP / TUNER / EFFECT ]


  1. The parentheses here specify what part is dropped when going with a Type name

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