As the series of Yu-Gi-Oh! progresses, we now have a fifth installment of the series, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC – V. This show introduced a new set of cards called Pendulum Monsters. These cards are in current circulation, and have caused quite a stir among Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. Some don’t like the new addition of Pendulum Monsters, and some do. Some might not like the change, because it may seem complex or just simply unnecessary.
These new monsters are a combination of spell and monster, and they come with a new zone on the playing field. The new zone, the Pendulum Zone is right in between the Field Zone/Graveyard Zone and the Extra Deck/Deck. These monsters do not classify as any other spell card except it’s own.
While the Pendulum Monster is in the Pendulum Zone, it is considered to be a spell card, though not a continuous spell. I believe before you Pendulum Summon you have to chose whether you want to Pendulum Summon or Normal Summon and chose in accordance on how to summon it.
While the monster is in the Pendulum Zone it has its own pendulum effect that effects cards on the field. If both Pendulum Zones are occupied you can Pendulum Summon/Special Summon monsters from your deck equal to the scale difference.
Below is a Pendulum Monster.