Broadcast Monsters, coloured dark blue, are monsters that must be Special Summoned with a card effects. Examples include "Burnished Kaguya", "Mirage of the Bay - Vitoria", and "Ye, Magnetic Pulse of the Othyr Warld".
Broadcast Monsters are Special Summon-only monsters. This means that they cannot be Special Summoned from the hand or Deck except by Broadcast Summon by a card like "Semper Excellens", and cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard or while banished unless they were first Broadcast Summoned (even with a card like "Mission of Psykata").
- Main article: Broadcast Summon
Broadcast Summoning in some ways could be considered slightly easier than Ritual Summoning due to the variety of cards that manipulate ATK and the higher frequency of Monsters that contain effects that perform Broadcast Summons.
For a list of Broadcast Monsters see "List of Broadcast Monsters".