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A Wild Monster Appears!
If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters: Special Summon from your hand, 1 monster with an original Level of 10 or lower that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, ignoring its Summoning conditions. It is unaffected by the effects of your cards, except for its own effects and this card's, also shuffle it into the Deck during your opponent's next End Phase. For the rest of this turn, you cannot Normal Summon/Set or Special Summon monsters, and your opponent takes no damage.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Feb. 17, 2015
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A Wild Monster Appears!
Fun decks will like this as it will make a number of
Nomi monsters easier to summon.
Competitively speaking, I wouldn't bet on
It's a -1 since it summons from the hand.
And there's so many caveats that prevent this
card from being broken, that it dampens any true
accomplishment it would have.
A Wild Monster Appears! This is a very
interesting little Magic card, one, in theory, you'd
want to base a Deck around. I'm finding a hard
time finding any real practical use for this card.
But let us discuss. If your opponent controls
a Monster, and you control none, you get to Special
Summon a Level 10 or lower Monster from your Hand
you normally couldn't Normal Summon, ignoring its
Summoning conditions. It's oblivious to your
other card effects, save its own and the effects of
this card. You shuffle it back into your Deck
during your opponent's next End Phase, so it doesn't
stay on the Field long. You aren't allowed to
Normal or Special Summon after, and your opponent
takes no Damage this turn. This card really
should have been a Quickplay or a Trap.
Anyway, you won't always be able to use it since you
won't often have a Monster fitting the criteria in
your Hand. Said Monster should also be immune
to Battle and/or all effects of your opponent's
cards, so you can at least guarantee to clear their
Field since they take no Damage. Fun card,
just not very practical, as said.
||A Wild Monster Appears!
While this card may essentially appear at first
glance to be less than useful, it does in fact open
up quite a number of interesting possibilities.
Simply by looking at the card you’ll notice
Grandsoil the Elemental Lord, clearly it should not
take too much imagination for one to work out that A
Wild Monster Appears! can be used to Summon all of
the Elemental Lord’s!
Sky Scourge Norleras gains a new way in which it can
be Summoned, or more importantly, how its effect can
be brought to bear… Sadly for Norleras Decks, its (Norleras)
effect really doesn’t hurt Meta Decks that much, so
for the time being, those hoping to play Sky Scourge
Norleras Decks will have to sit and wait.
One of the biggest monsters to benefit from being
Summoned by this cards effect is Dark Armed Dragon,
as now it can be Summoned when numerous Dark
monsters are in the Graveyard, allowing for almost
unlimited destruction potential.
Those more difficult to Summon Destiny Hero monsters
in Plasma or Dogma, one can be used as a limited
time Skill Drain, and the other can be used as a
pseudo burn card, either effect being useful…
Although Destiny HERO – Plasma can certainly be used
to hurt your opponent more as its effect also
includes “Removal” of sorts.
“LV” monsters such as Horus the Black Flame Dragon
LV8 or “Assault Mode” monsters such as Stardust
Dragon/ Assault Mode can not only be difficult to
Summon, because they require a more specific way in
which to be Summoned, but they also need to be
Summoned from the Deck, not only does A Wild Monster
Appears! allow you to use one of these monsters that
would otherwise be “Dead” in your hand, but it also
allows you to return that monster to the Deck, where
you may then be able to actually Special Summon it
This second chance can actually be very beneficial
since 1 or 2 of these type of monsters are generally
in your Deck at the most, so being able to reuse it
is quite handy.
And surely no one has forgotten about the much
maligned (but for good reason) Judgment Dragon,
being able to bring out your “Bomb” early game is
now a possibility, and milling those 4 cards will
make your Graveyard laugh all the way to the bank…
Or so they say!
And certainly, you’ll be able to use A Wild Monster
Appears! to be able to Summon any Ritual monster,
however, any effect that it would gain on being
Ritual Summoned would not be applied.
And while A Wild Monster Appears! has that
“Unfortunate” effect of preventing you from
Summoning, Setting or Special Summoning for the rest
of the turn AFTER you’ve activated it, there is
nothing that prevents you from Summoning before you
use this card… Of course you won’t be able to
control any monsters when you activate this card,
but it does mean that it isn’t necessarily quite as
restrictive in this way as you may at first think…
And this is the biggest reason that this card is
viewed less than favourably.
Rating: 3.5. For what this card can actually do, its
fantastic as it opens up simply so many options and
possibilities that until now simply weren’t
This type of card really is clever in design and it
may be able to see some effective use in some of
those more random or less played Decks.
Just hope that this card doesn’t allow for some
little kid to beat your Tier Deck!
Funnily enough, even though the chances are really
slim, it just might allow them to win when
otherwise, they never would!
Hello Pojo Fans,
There are countless monsters that “cannot be Normal
Summoned/Set” in the game of Yu-Gi-Oh. Sometimes
they can be summoned easily, while other times it
just is an annoyance to use them, A Wild Monster
Appears! changes that.
A free summon of a monster that “cannot be Normal
Summoned/Set” is something that hasn't been seen yet
in the game, and is very useful. Now, a card that
may have been useless at the time becomes useful.
This cards restrictions balance out the awesome
power it gives its user. Monsters like DAD, BLS, and
JD that can be easily Special Summoned have another
option given to them. Elemental Lords, Infernoids,
and Levels get a boost in playability with this card
as well. Even though the monster will be shuffled
back into the deck at your opponents next End Phase
baring some type of shenanigans (G.B. Hunter), one
turn can be devastating in combination with this
card if used correctly. DAD and Sky Scourge Norleras
can wipe the field clean, Dogma will halve your
So many neglected or rarely-used decktypes gain a
boost from this card. The monster may be spun back
to the deck after your opponents next End Phase, but
if played correctly, that won't be a problem. This
card is a first of its kind: loopholing the
summoning restrictions of a monster in your hand for
a turn. Its a free Special Summon for a monster that
may have been taking up hand space. While likely no
Tier 1 decks will need it, several different decks
will be using at least one.
Until Next Time
First off, this card has one of the best names in
all of Yu-Gi-Oh!, just getting that out this way.
Anyway, this is a unique card with potential for use
in some future deck, though A Wild Monster Appears!
(man, that is a fun name) is unfortunately lacking
in any real use right now because there isn't a deck
for it. You COULD use it in Assault Mode decks, you
COULD use it in Chaos Dragons, you COULD use it in
Malefics or Trains or any number of decks, but why
would you bother?
Really, I do like this card, though it probably
sounds like I don't. This game has a ridiculously
large number of playable cards, so there's every
chance that someone will find something that makes
this card much better than it initially appears.
Even if they don't, there's every chance that
something will make this playable one day, even if
it isn't worth using now. That said, I really have
to ask myself "Do I see this being a good, playable,
competitive card?" The answer being 'no'. The only
other deck I could see this used in combination with
is the Sky Scourge Norleras deck, but that's been
uncompetitive and unpopular for so long – it's not
going to see much play even in that.
Note: One cool thing about A Wild Monster Appears is
that if you use it with an Elemental Lord (which is
clearly indicated with the artwork) you don't have
to deal with the skipped battle phase. It's quite
nice when things match like that.