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Psychic Shockwave

Psychic Shockwave
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Cost / Card effect


Activate only when your opponent activates a Trap Card. Discard 1 Spell/Trap Card to Special Summon 1 Level 6 DARK Machine-Type monster from your Deck.

How to Get / Rarity

Level-up reward--
Victory againstEspa Roba
Card trader--




  • Special summons 1 Level 6 DARK Machine-type monster from your deck to your field.


  • Strict Special summon condition results in lack of versatility for this card.
  • Dependant on your opponent to activate Trap card first.
  • Requires discarding Spell/Trap as a cost to use this card.

Tips, Related Cards, Rulings

DARK Machine Support

Currently these are the Level 6 DARK Machine-type monsters that you can opt to Special summon with Psychic Shockwave. But take note, B.E.S Big core’s effect cannot be activated as it was not Normal summoned, and Trifortressops was not Special summoned properly, therefore its immunity to card effects will not be activated.

Future Support

This card is actually tailored just for summoning Jinzo but currently this monster is not available to players, therefore listed as Future Support.




ActionsDiscards for cost
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Deck


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Anonymous 18days ago
How do i get this card?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
I think it is a lvl up reward.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
The only way to get it now is with special SR ticket like KC Cup SR.Other than that you have to wait till Espa Roba is added to the gate
The description of this card’s misleading. It doesn’t specify that it can’t be activated during battle phase. Tried it out against a Hand thief deck and it didn’t activate during the response of Rising energy.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No it's not misleading. It is a rule in ygo that during "damage step", only following cards can be avtivated:

1) effects that modify atk def values e.g. rising energy, mirror wall

2) counter trap cards.

TL DR: this can be activated in battle phase but not during damage step.
Psychicshockwave bug
Psychic shockwave does not work.

It was down on the field already for a turn.

Jinzo in my deck.

Spells in my hand to discard 1.

Opponent activates trap.

I cant activate psychic shockwave.

Its bugged unless only normal trap/spells can be discarded and not counter trap/quickplay spells.

But counnter trap quickplay spells should work too as it doesnt say normal trap/normal spells.

Anyone managed to use psychic shockwave?
<< Anonymous(Psychicshockwave bug)
Mah boi Reply
That explains it. It isn't a bug. Psychic Shockwave cannot be activated in response to Rising Energy because that trap probably was activated during the damage step. Only cards that change ATK or DEF can be activated at that time, and Psychic Shockwave isn't one of them. Psychic Shockwave also cannot be activated in response to Gemini counter because only Counter Traps can respond to Counter Traps
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Mah boi Reply
*couldn't be activated in response to Rising Energy
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Growlrice Reply
There is an option that allows you to change when you can activate traps. Change it to on and you will be able to activate it at any time
<< Anonymous(Growlrice)
Anonymous Reply
That option still does not override the game's ruling, though.

Even with that option activated, you still can't activate Psychic Shockwave during Damage Step, because that option is NOT for what you think it is for.
When can we get this card again?
The npc used mirror wall while I had psychic shockwave face down for more than one turn and I had 2 spell cards in hand at the time. For some odd reason psychic shockwave didn't activate. Someone please explain why it didn't activate?
<< Anonymous(Dogega)
Xenon Reply
Did you have a lvl 6 Dark machine left in your deck? If not, then it may can't be activated(like draw cards, when not enough cards left)???
<< Anonymous(Dogega)
Anonymous Reply
mirror wall is activated in the damage step; only ATK/DEF affecting effects can be activated in the damage step.
<< Anonymous
Xenon Reply
That might probably explain why he cannot activate psychic shockwave..
Jinzo mvp
How often does the event happen? Just started playing duel links on the last day of the event last week and unfortunately couldn't score any.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think Espa will coming into the gate soon
wait WTF where'd this card go from the SR ticket list?!
<< Anonymous(TheCringer)
SaviJundGuy Reply
I thought so that it was missing from the list. That sucks.
<< Anonymous(SaviJundGuy)
TheCringer Reply
What sucks is that I would've actually gotten then last month if those cocksuckers didn't up ranked victory accumulation so that it didn't reset
I have only 2 :(
Why can't I ever get the chance to activate this card when my opponent activates a trap card even when spell cards are in my hand and jinzo is in my deck?
Why is this not in the new event and why didnt i get a copy during the first two events
<< Anonymous
Killer Queen Reply
Go grab some SR tickets and you'll be sorted.
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