A Genesis Monster is a type of Monster Card that is colored white and purple. They are stored in the Extra Deck. The card frame is also stylized by having it appear as if a battle of light and darkness is happening, a cataclysmic event happening when summoned, a lot like a Genesis.

Like other Extra Deck monsters, Genesis Monsters cannot exist in the hand or Main Deck (even with card effects). If a Genesis Monster would be moved to the hand or Main Deck, it is returned to the Extra Deck instead. If a card like "Transmigration Break" or "Degenerate Circuit" is applying, this will override the Genesis Monster's ability to return to the Extra Deck.

Like other Extra Deck monsters, if a Genesis Monster is not Genesis Summoned first, it cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard or while banished (unless it specifies another way to properly Special Summon it).

Cores[edit | edit source]

Cores are the cost in order to summon Genesis Monsters. They are the souls of fallen cards reborn by celestial guidance. Each monster is equal to 1 Core. Any monsters in the graveyard count, so monsters like XYZ, Synchro, and others count as 1 core.

Genesis Summoning[edit | edit source]

Main article: Genesis Summon To Perform a Genesis summon, one must have have a Catalyst Monster on the field with the appropriate summoning effect, for example. Archangel Sword can Genesis Summon an Archangel Genesis Monster or a Light Attribute Genesis Monster.

Genesis Monsters once summoned are placed on the field in an unoccupied area.


Commonalities[edit | edit source]

ATK and DEF[edit | edit source]

Generally, Genesis Monsters with 3000 or more ATK have either negative effects or rather difficult Summoning requirements, such as CONFIDENTIAL.

Beyond Genesis[edit | edit source]

Beyond Genesis is the name of a Genesis Monster using a Genesis Monster as a Genesis Material, effectively going "Beyond". A Beyond Genesis Summon is exact to a normal Genesis Summon, as the only difference is the monster chosen as a Genesis material is a Genesis Monster. Some Beyond Genesis Monsters require certain Genesis Monsters as materials to summon.

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