King Summon
キング召喚しょうかん
English King Summon
Spanish Invocación Rey
Japanese
Furigana キング召喚しょうかん
Kana キング召喚しょうかん
Phonetic Kingu Shōkan

A King Summon (Japanese: キング召喚しょうかん Kingu Shōkan; キング召喚しょうかん in the card text ) is the act of Special Summoning monsters from the Extra Deck to "King Monster Zones" unlocked by King Cards.

How to King Summon[edit | edit source]

During the Main Phase, the turn player can activate a King Card on a Spell & Trap Zone, and unlock a number "King Monster Zones" depending on the King card's King Hierarchy. Then the player can Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck to any of the unlocked King Monster Zones.

The player can do this multiple times per turn, as long as the combined King Hierarchy of multiple King Cards doesn't go over 5.

King Summoning Variants[edit | edit source]

King Fusion Summon, King Synchro Summon, and King Xyz Summon[edit | edit source]

King Fusion Summon (Japanese: キング融合ゆうごう召喚しょうかん Kingu Yūgō Shōkan ), King Synchro Summon (Japanese: キングSシンクロ召喚しょうかん Kingu Shinkuro Shōkan ), and King Xyz Summon (Japanese: キングXエクシーズ召喚しょうかん Kingu Ekushīzu Shōkan ) are the acts of Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Summon from the Extra Deck to an unlocked King Monster Zone(s), without the need of Link Monsters' Link Arrows pointing to a Main Monster Zone(s). (This in Master Rule 4 and Master Rule ROYAL) This however doesn't make a difference in Master Rule 2020 Revision, since Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Monsters can be Special Summoned from the Extra Deck to the Main Monster Zones.

King Pendulum Summon[edit | edit source]

King Pendulum Summon (Japanese: キングPペンデュラム召喚しょうかん Kingu Pendyuramu Shōkan ) is the act of Pendulum Summon face-up Pendulum Monsters from the Extra Deck to an unlocked King Monster Zone(s), without the need of Link Monsters' Link Arrows pointing to a Main Monster Zone(s). This solves one of hindrances Pendulum Monsters had since Master Master Rule 4 (and still persisting in Master Rule 2020 Revision), with the number of face-up Pendulum Monsters to be Pendulum Summoned being limited by the Extra Monster Zone and Link Monsters' rulings. With King Cards unlocking King Monster Zones to be used to summon monsters from the Extra Deck without Link Monsters Pointing to them, one can Pendulum Summon more face-up Pendulum Monsters from the Extra Deck to those King Monsters Zones. This of course being checked by the newly introduced Pendulum Limit.

King Link Summon[edit | edit source]

King Link Summon (Japanese: キングリンク召喚しょうかん Kingu Rinku Shōkan ) is the act of Link Summon Link Monsters from the Extra Deck to an unlocked King Monster Zone(s), without the need of other Link Monsters' Link Arrows pointing to a Main Monster Zone(s). This actually helps those Link Monsters whose Link Arrows are pointing to the Left and Right sides of the those cards (which is problematic when summoned to an Extra Monster Zone), while also helping at summoning more monsters from the Extra Deck to Main Monster Zones those cards point to.

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • When a monster is Special Summoned from the Extra Deck to a King Monster Zone, it is treated as a King Summon.
    • The word “King” is added to the summoning type of that monster.
      • King [insert summoning type] Summon
      • King Fusion Summon
      • King Synchro Summon
      • King Xyz Summon
      • King Pendulum Summon
      • King Link Summon
      • Etc.
  • You can only King Summon monsters to an unlocked King Monster Zone up to 3 times per turn (Unless stated otherwise by a card effect, or when a monster summoned from the Extra Deck is destroyed, banished or sent back to the Extra Deck/Hand by your opponent).
  • Despite being treated as "King Summoning", Special Summoning monsters from the Extra Deck is still treated as it's corresponding Summoning type.
  • King Summoning can still be negated by cards like "Solemn Judgement" and other cards.

Example[edit | edit source]

Example A: King Summon monsters with a King Card.[edit | edit source]

Example B: King Summon monsters with multiple King Cards.[edit | edit source]

Card Text[edit | edit source]

The terms King Fusion Summon (Japanese: キング融合ゆうごう召喚しょうかん Kingu Yūgō Shōkan ), King Synchro Summon (Japanese: キングSシンクロ召喚しょうかん Kingu Shinkuro Shōkan ), King Xyz Summon (Japanese: キングXエクシーズ召喚しょうかん Kingu Ekushīzu Shōkan ), King Pendulum Summon (Japanese: キングPペンデュラム召喚しょうかん Kingu Pendyuramu Shōkan ), King Link Summon (Japanese: キングリンク召喚しょうかん Kingu Rinku Shōkan ), etc., need to be in a card's text when describing the act of [ Insert summoning mechanic ] Summoning to an unlocked King Monster Zone(s).

For Example, instead of; If this card is Pendulum Summoned from the Extra Deck to an Unlocked King Monster Zone; Draw 1 card. It should be: If this card is King Pendulum Summoned from the Extra Deck; Draw 1 card.

This is done in order to avoid excess of card text.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although this is treated and named as it's own summoning type, this actually is not a new summoning mechanic, but a term to describe the summoning of monsters from the Extra Deck to an Unlocked King Monster Zone(s), without the need of a Link Monster being placed in the Extra Monster Zone prior.
  • When summoning a monster from the Extra Deck through it's corresponding Summoning Mechanic to an unlocked King Monster Zone, the word "King" is added to the name of Summon Mechanic.
    • Examples:
      • Fusion Summon turns into "King Fusion Summon"
      • Synchro Summon → "King Synchro Summon"
      • Xyz Summon → "King Xyz Summon"
      • Pendulum Summon (From the Extra Deck) → "King Pendulum Summon"
      • Link Summon → "King Link Summon"
      • Etc.
  • This new mechanic works with all unique summoning methods except for Rituals which are a mechanic from the Main Deck, except if they are Ritual Pendulums, but that would be through Pendulum Summoning not Ritual Summoning.
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