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March 14th, 2013

Meet the newest member of the Kuriboh family: Kuriphoton! Like Kuriboh, Winged Kuriboh, and Kuribon, the brand new Kuriphoton defends a Duelist’s Life Points. The scope of Kuriphoton’s protection extends beyond that of any Kuri-card before it. You can send Kuriphoton from your hand to your Graveyard during either player’s turn to prevent all damage (including battle damage and effect damage!) for the rest of the turn.


In order to use Kuriphoton’s effect and gain complete invincibility, you’ll need to pay 2000 Life Points. This cost may seem steep at first, but Kuriphoton’s effect will surprise your opponent and save you in a Duel by preventing all damage! When your opponent clears your Spell and Trap Card Zone and sets up a swarm of monsters designed to wipe you out in a single turn, Kuriphoton will give you the turn you need to retaliate. When you’re staring down seemingly imminent defeat, 2000 Life Points is a small price to pay for the chance to turn a Duel around.

Sometimes, you’ll be able to take advantage of Kuriphoton’s hefty cost. Hope for Escape, for example, lets you draw a card for every 2000 Life Point difference between your Life Points and your opponent’s. Paying 2000 Life Points to activate Kuriphoton’s effect will guarantee you an extra card when you activate Hope for Escape.

In addition to protecting your Life Points, Kuriphoton also has another effect. You can send a Photon monster from your hand to your Graveyard to return Kuriphoton from your Graveyard to your hand.

This effect lets you reuse Kuriphoton. In a dedicated Photon Deck, it also helps you get Photon monsters (like Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon) into your Graveyard so that you can revive them in a pinch with the effects of cards like Galaxy Zero, Galaxy Knight, Message in a Bottle, Monster Reborn, and Call of the Haunted.

Since Kuriphoton is a Photon monster, it also works with any card that helps out Photon monsters. For example, you can Tribute Orbital 7 to return Kuriphoton from your Graveyard to your hand, or you can use the effect of Photon Lizard to grab Kuriphoton from your Deck.

Need a Kuriphoton? Y-Y-You Got It, Boss!

Kuriphoton offers unprecedented protection to the Duelist using it, and has awesome synergy with Kite’s out-of-this-world Photon monsters. You can get your own Ultra Rare Kuriphoton in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Zexal Collection!