Gigantic Spright – #POTE-EN047
2 Level 2 monsters
For this card’s Xyz Summon, you can treat Link-2 monsters you control as Level 2 monsters for material. The original ATK of this card that has a Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link Monster as material becomes doubled. During your Main Phase: You can activate this effect; detach 1 material from a monster you control, and if you do, Special Summon 1 Level 2 monster from your Deck, also neither player can Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except Level/Rank/Link 2 monsters. You can only use this effect of “Gigantic Spright” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: October 7th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Gigantic Spright is what makes the the Spright deck really pop and is the end of the week card here on Pojo.
Easy to make and generic, 1600ATK can hold its own against some monsters, but the doubling of the attack, making it a 3200ATK Rank 2 is much better, and easily attainable thanks to Gigantic being able to use Link 2’s as material (direct synergy with Spright Elf).
Detach to Special Summon a Level 2 from the Deck is meant to search out a Spright monster, however, you can also go for fun stuff like Swap Frog which would get you to your Toadally Awesome plays…at least until Ronintoadin was recently banned. Despite that, you have a good amount of Level 2’s for Gigantic to search and Special Summon. Locking everyone into Level/Rank/Link 2’s for the rest of the turn also prevents your monsters from being Nibiru’d which is a huge concern for Spright players because of how much they can Special Summon in a turn. Multiples of this card can be played in a turn, though you can only use the effects once per turn, the purpose is to use one to get you to whatever Level 2 you want, lock your opponent out from Nibiru, and then get another Gigantic using a Link 2 and make that Gigantic 3200ATK.
They may have lost their way to easy Toadally Awesome plays, but Spright still have many Level 2’s to choose from within the Yu-Gi-Oh archetypes that can run as engine replacements to easily help further their plays as well as Xyz Summon Gigantic Spright. This card is needed so much in the strategy that it brought Ghost Reaper and Winter Cherries back into Side Deck discussion. It is a great card within any archetype that runs Level 2’s.
Until Next Time
The week for Sprights ends off with their big, pun yet again intended, boss monster: Gigantic Spright.
Gigantic Spright is a Rank 2 DARK Thunder Xyz with 1600 ATK and DEF. Fine stats for a Rank 2, DARK and Thunder are also great. This is a generic Xyz, just needing 2 Level 2s, so easy to get out. First part lets you use any Link-2 monster as a Level 2 for this card’s Xyz Summon, which is great, especially since its original ATK is doubled if it has a Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link Monster as material, making it a strong 3200 ATK. The main effect here triggers during the Main Phase, detaching an Xyz Material from any Xyz you control (not as cost, so hope you have another Xyz to detach from if you get hit with Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit) to summon any Level 2 monster from the Deck, but each player can only summon Level, Rank, or Link 2 monsters for the rest of the turn. Being able to tutor any Level 2 from the Deck is great and helps a rise in popularity for classic Level 2s if you want. The restriction might not make this as generic to use as Elf, but you can at least use this effect after the rest of the comboing you plan. Sadly, the Frog package might not be as great with this after we lost Ronintoadin, but there’s a ton of other good Level 2s in the game, especially in the Spright archetype. Hard once per turn on this effect prevents you from gettitng too many Level 2s, but that’s fine. Gigantic might not be as generic as Elf, but it does tutor any Level 2 you might need, and I should mention its effect to prevent both players from summoning anything that isn’t a Level, Rank, or Link 2 does make your combos immune to Nibiru, the Primal Being and even PSY-Framegear Gamma since it also has to summon PSY-Frame Driver, a Level 6. Gigantic is another great Extra Deck card for Sprights that you run multiples of alongside Elf.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 5/5 I wonder how gigantic a Rank 2 can actually be?
The moment you’ve been waiting for, closing the week is Spright’s other formal boss monster, Gigantic Spright, a Rank 2 DARK Thunder Xyz monster. It’s completely generic, requiring any two level 2 monsters for its Xyz summon (which is a massive part of Spright’s success). With only 1600 attack and defense, its stats are about right for a Rank 2 Xyz, at least until you consider the effects. Buckle up because Gigantic is pretty loaded.
Uniquely, you can treat a Link 2 monster as a level 2 to Xyz Summon Gigantic; this goes right into Gigantic Spright’s first effect, which doubles its original attack if it has a Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link monster as an Xyz material, giving it a very boss-like 3200 attack. This alone will beat over most other bosses, but you can even tech in Cat Shark to boost it to 6400, letting you overcome almost every monster in the game by battle. Gigantic Spright’s second effect is a hard once per turn, letting you detach an Xyz material (as effect, rather than cost, oddly enough) to Special Summon any level 2 monster from your deck and locking both players into Special Summoning level, Rank, or Link 2 monsters for the rest of the turn. Obviously, grabbing any level 2 monster you want is incredibly powerful; before the banlist, most favored grabbing Swap Frog to kickstart the Frog engine, letting you end on Toadally Awesome and Spright Elf. Otherwise, you can bring out Spright Blue and then bring out Spright Jet and any Spright backrow; odds are you’ll use Deep Sea Diva or Nimble Beaver to summon Gigantic to save your actual Sprights as extenders. The second big part of Gigantic’s effect is that it locks both players, not just yourself; a Spright deck won’t have any problems, but for your opponent, this will notably prevent them from summoning Nibiru, the Primal Being (though it didn’t stop Nibiru from being a popular hand trap in recent tournaments). Gigantic’s only real weakness is being a massive target for hand traps, but that’s where Spright’s excellent extension game comes in. After the death of the Frog engine with the ban of Ronintoadin, time will tell what the future holds for Spright in the TCG; Melffy, Runick, and Tri-Brigade are all contenders for popular variants.
Art: 3.75/5 I’m not a huge fan of symmetrical poses, but Gigantic makes it work, kinda.
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