If you Special Summon any of these monsters using a Pendulum Monster(s) as material, while this card is already face-up in your Spell & Trap Zone: You can activate the appropriate effect. You cannot apply that same effect of “Pendulum Dimension” for the rest of this turn (even if this card leaves the field).
● Fusion: Special Summon 1 monster from your Deck with the same original Level as that Fusion Monster, in Defense Position, but negate its effects.
● Synchro: Add 1 “Polymerization” from your Deck to your hand.
● Xyz: Take 1 Tuner from your Deck with an equal or lower Level than that Xyz Monster’s Rank, and add it to your hand or Special Summon it.
April 15th, 2020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Pendulum Dimension has a lot of text, but not too much going on for itself.
Continuous Trap card that works with Pendulum Monsters/ Pendulum-based decks. Options are great in Yu-Gi-Oh, but only one of these are really playable. Special Summon from the deck off a Fusion Summon is great deck thinning, but negating the monster(s) effects and being in defense position isn’t. Could set up another Extra Deck summon, but you have to also match the Level of the Fusion monster, which lends less flexibility to the amount of monsters you’re running in your deck. Polymerization search option off a Synchro Summon is more direct, but with Poly already being searchable in many other ways, why have a slower way of getting Poly? Xyz Summon is likely always the option you’d benefit from. You can match the Rank of the Xyz or be lower (flexibility), deck thin with this effect, your choice is a Tuner so Synchro Summons are on the table, and you can keep it for later or have it on the field now in any position. Wall up with another monster, set up another Extra Deck summon, have another attacker, the choice is yours.
Pendulum Dimension is slow and a sitting duck on the field for something that likely could’ve been a spell card that highlighted only Xyz Summons using Pendulum Monster(s). It is useful for those who Xyz Summon with them, but there are likely more direct, quicker cards to help you get benefits off your Pendulum Monsters.
Until Next Time
Next up is a card that rewards you for using the Extra Deck mechanics by using Pendulum Monsters as material, Pendulum Dimension.
Pendulum Dimension is a Continuous Trap that lets you apply any of the following effects if you perform a proper summon using a Pendulum Monster as material, but you can only use each effect once in a turn.
Fusion lets you Special Summon any monster from the Deck in Defense Position with the same original Level as the Fusion Summoned monster, but the summoned monster has its effects negated. This can be pretty cool overall to summon a Rank 7 monster assuming you go for Odd-Eyes Vortex Dragon. It can be interesting if you summoned Starving Venom Fusion Dragon or somehow summoned Odd-Eyes Venom Dragon, though.
Synchro lets you search for Polymerization, which is a card that is searchable enough already, but more never hurts.
Xyz finally lets you take a Tuner from the Deck with an equal or lower Level than the Rank of the summoned Xyz Monster and either add it to your hand or Special Summon it. Assuming you go for a Rank 7, you should have a plethora of good Tuners to search. Harmonizing Magician might be the best bet in a Pendulum Deck, which would only need you summoning a Rank 4.
Overall, I can see where they were going here. Using each summoning mechanic helps you get the cards needed to go for another summoning mechanic. It’s a cool concept, but I would of liked this being a Continuous Spell so you don’t have to wait to make plays to get the benefits later. You rather just make those plays immediately. It’s fine if you activate it then make the plays, but you don’t want to wait to do such if you don’t have to.
Advanced Rating: 2.5/5
Art: 4.5/5 Where’s Odd-Eyes Wing Dragon in the TCG?
Wowzers. I thought our card yesterday had a lot going on. Pendulum Dimension is a Continuous Trap, and one that doesn’t happen to have as much to do specifically with Pendulums as one might think.
In ‘short’ if you Special Summon an XYZ/Fusion/Synchro Monster while card is face on the Field, you get an effect based on what you chose to Summon, so long as you used a Pendulum as material.
Fusion nets you a Special Summon of a Monster of the same Level (in defense position with negated effects). Which is fine. All this is doing is furthering your board and Extra deck plays.
Synchro nets you a Polymerization. Which is really bizarre. Same concept as above I guess, but too unrelated for me.
XYZ nets you a Tuner of the Rank (or lower than said rank) of your chosen Monster. The Tuner goes to your Hand or is Special Summoned to the Field.
The synergy here just doesn’t exist. This support for Pendulums makes me happy but this card is ALL over the place. Just I can’t get on board. Nice effort though
Art: 4.5/5. Very great color use here. Almost majestic. Though using non TCG Monsters on cards we have makes me sad
Cards like this are what I believe Yu-Gi-Oh! needs more of. This card doesn’t break the game, but it definitely works in a lot of decks. The effects are limited to Special Summons that use Pendulum monsters as material, though, so at first glance it seems very situational. It naturally works great in a D/D, Odd-Eyes, and Supreme King archetypes, though it can do great work in plenty of other decks.
The weakest effect on this card is the Synchro effect. Searching for Polymerization is just not that impressive (would have liked “1 ‘Fusion’ Spell card”). It does make this card most potent in Fusion decks, though. The strongest effect is the XYZ summon effect that can search a Tuner to add to your hand or Special Summon. The card is trying to get you to follow the order of Fusion, XYZ, Synchro with any of the three being a valid starting point and while using the most recently Special Summoned Monster(s) as material for the next.
After play testing this card for 16 hours, I have to conclude that the most common play I made with it involved XYZ Summoning and then searching for Monsters such as Ash Blossom. Having that much access to the ghost girl Tuners was very useful. I could seemingly always pull off all three plays in my D/D deck without issue, but any Pendulum deck that XYZ Summons can use this card to the same effect. I would definitely run this card even without the other two effects.
The card is balanced with a HOPT, which was absolutely necessary.
Versatility – 5
Rogue Plays – 5
Art – 3
Balance – 5
Uniqueness – 5
I have to give this card a perfect 5/5. It is well balanced and can be used to make unexpected plays. It brings thought and strategy to the table and rewards good decisions. I felt very good when I found good plays with this card.
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