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All Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Types Explained

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It can be easy getting confused at how much the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game has expanded. I suppose you could say that I never really learned how to play when I was a kid. I was more focused on the colorful monsters and the collectathon aspects. But, once you take a moment to learn the game’s mechanics, you’ll find there’s much more to it than we could’ve known as kids.

So, let’s unravel the Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Types. As of writing, there are 24 different Monster Types that can change the most effective strategies in any given game. Here’s a full list of each Monster Type, as well as some examples of cards you’ll find in each.

All Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Types

  • Aqua
    • Example Cards: TOADally Awesome; Glacial Beast Iceberg Narwhal; Testudo Erat Numen.
  • Beast
    • Example Cards: Alpha, the Master of Beasts; Number 14: Greedy Sarameya; and Invoked Caliga.
  • Beast-Warrior
    • Example Cards: Beast King Barbaros; Sky Cavalry Centaurea; Manticore of Darkness.
  • Cyberse
    • Example Cards: Firewall Dragon; Decode Talker; Salvagent Driver.
  • Dinosaur
    • Example Cards: Ultimate Conductor Tyranno; Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju; Number 61: Volcasaurus.
  • Divine-Beast
    • Example Cards: The Winged Dragon of Ra; Obelisk the Tormentor; Slifer the Sky Dragon.
  • Dragon
    • Example Cards: Borreload Savage Dragon; Starving Venom Fusion Dragon; Borrelsword Dragon.
  • Fairy
    • Recommended Cards: Mudora; Sacred Arch-Airknight Parshath; Marshmallon.
  • Fiend
    • Example Cards: Tour Guide From the Underworld; Battle Fader; Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon.
  • Fish
    • Example Cards: White Aura Whale; Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth; Double Fin Shark.
  • Insect
    • Example Cards: Retaliating “C;” Inzektor Exa-Beetle; Contact “C.”
  • Machine
    • Example Cards: Chaos Ancient Gear Giant; Crystron Quariongandrax; Cyber Dragon Infinity.
  • Plant
    • Example Cards: Predaplant Verte Anaconda; Traptrix Rafflesia; Queen of Thorns.
  • Psychic
    • Example Cards: Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit; Magical Android; PSY-Framegear Gamma.
  • Pyro
    • Example Cards: Royal Firestorm Guards; Solar Flare Dragon; Spirit of Flames.
  • Reptile
    • Example Cards: Vennominion The King of Poisonous Snakes; Gagagigo the Risen; King of Feral Imps.
  • Rock
    • Example Cards: Nibiru, the Primal Being; Gigantes; Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo.
  • Sea Serpent
    • Example Cards: Deep Sea Diva; Bahamut Shark; Sea Dragoons of Draconia.
  • Spellcaster
    • Example Cards: Astrograph Sorcerer; Incredible Ecclesia, the Virtuous; Water Enchantress of the Temple.
  • Thunder
    • Example Cards: Thunder Dragon Titan; Prank-Kids Battle Butler; Lightning Chidori.
  • Warrior
    • Example Cards: Black Luster Soldier — Envoy of the Beginning; D.D. Warrior Lady; Number 39: Utopia.
  • Winged Beast
    • Example Cards: Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer; Genex Ally Birdman; Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds.
  • Wyrm
    • Example Cards: Number 24: Dragulas the Vampiric Dragon; Al-Lumi’Raj; Pandora’s Jewelry Box.
  • Zombie
    • Example Cards: Eldlich the Golden Lord; Glow-Up Bloom; Mezuki.

Related: All Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Rarities Explained

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