A Synchro Summon is the act of Special Summoning a Synchro Monster from the Extra Deck using a Tuner monster with additional non-Tuner monsters.

In the anime, while Synchro Summoning, the Tuner monster is said to be tuned with the other monsters.

In the anime, many characters have chants for some of their Synchro Monsters, which they recite while Synchro Summoning them.

How to Summon a Synchro MonsterEdit

1. During your Main Phase 1 or 2, when the total Level of a Tuner Monster and 1 or more Non-Tuner Monster(s) you control is equal to the Level of a Synchro Monster you want to summon, you can declare that you are performing a Synchro Summon. These Tuner Monster and the non-Tuner Monster(s) are called the Synchro Material Monsters. Redundant monster(s) are irrelevant.

2. In order to Synchro Summon a Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck, you add the level of a Tuner Monster on your field to the level of another monster(s) on your side of the field. That value must equal the level of the Synchro Monster you wish to summon.

A Synchro Summon is another type of Special Summon.

3. After sending the monsters from your side of the field to the Graveyard, you then place the Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck in face-up Attack Position or Defense Position on your side of the field.

Additional Rules Edit


  1. Konami FAQ: [Basic Rules] Can you Synchro Summon a monster when its Synchro Material Monsters would be removed from play?
  2. Konami FAQ: [Basic Rules] Can "Avatar of Apophis", a Monster Token, etc. be used as a Synchro Material Monster?
  3. Konami FAQ: [Basic Rules] Can you Special Summon a Synchro Monster with "Premature Burial" or "D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation"?
  4. Konami FAQ: [Basic Rules] Can you negate a Synchro Summon with a card effect?
  5. Konami FAQ: [Basic Rules] When Synchro Summoning "Hydro Genex", can you use a monster with multiple Attributes as a Synchro Material Monster?