Psychic Shockwave | Decks and Tips

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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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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
Shockwave is not misleading, it's just you who don't understand how Damage Step works.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sorry but you are wrong, by your logic traps like call of the haunted or mirror force can't be used during the battle phase either. As long as a trap meets the summon criteria it doesn't matter if it's speed 2 or speed 3 it can be used during the battle phase. As it's not working in duel links for this trap it's either bugged or not implemented correctly.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There are restrictions on what can be used in the Damage Step. Does Psychic Shockwave alter ATK/DEF? No. Is it a Counter Trap? No. Is it a Quick Effect Monster? No. Does it say it can be used in the Damage Step? No. Thus, it cannot be used in the Damage Step.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
no, YOU are wrong. It's not even about logic here, it's the game's rule. As already stated by multiple anons : DAMAGE STEP.

Battle Phase doesn't just consist of battling time. It's broken down into many steps, and this card cannot be used in one of them, the Damage Step.
This card is bugged. doesnt work against trap cards like Limit Reverse or Damage Gate in the yubel event that is a shame.
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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(Mah boi)
Jake Reply
Trap Stun will activate during the damage step though...
<< Anonymous(Jake)
Anonymous Reply
Trap Stun negates, that's why.

Effects that negates can be used during the Damage Step. That's why Shi En can negate your attempt to WOD it during Damage Step.
<< Anonymous(Psychicshockwave bug)
Vanz Reply
Well this card is COMPLETELY useless then why is it even in the game
<< Anonymous(Vanz)
Anonymous Reply
...Most Traps in Duel Links aren't even activated in the Damage Step, though. Final Battle's about the only one that typically is, and even then, only like half the time.

Also, a card doesn't need to be super-amazing to be in the game. DL has many much, much worse cards than Shockwave, even if it also has many better cards.
How do i get this card?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think it is a lvl up reward.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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
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..
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<< 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
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if two deck play it then play it cos of 1 trap?fk logic.
Indeed. DM is Yugi's only. Everyone who use it too are copying Yugi.
What about the gems I spent to buy both boxes 3 times each? Give me back my gems Komoney!
Ah, yeah. Since there was no logo of the card I kind of missed it. TY
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