Magic: The Gathering

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Magic: The Gathering, often shortened to just Magic, is a collectible card game created by Richard Garfield and published by Wizards of the Coast in 1993. The first of its kind, its popularity has only grown, with an estimated 35 million players worldwide in 2018.[1] On April 2, 2020, Wizards of the Coast announced that their upcoming Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths set would feature characters from the Godzilla franchise. All are special versions of regular cards, whose names are printed beneath each kaiju's name. The English set will include 16 Godzilla Series Monster cards, with an additional three in the Japanese set.[2] It was released on April 17, 2020, in Asia and on May 15, 2020, in the rest of the world. In addition, Godzilla was featured in a Secret Lair Drop Series, a set of five of the six basic land types and a code for a digital Godzilla card sleeve on Magic: The Gathering Arena. The Godzilla Lands were only available for a 24-hour period starting on May 7 at 9 PM Pacific Time.[3]

Availability of Godzilla Series Monster cards

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths booster packs will not include Godzilla Series Monster cards. They can only be obtained in the following ways:[4]

  • Collector Boosters include one foil or non-foil Godzilla Series Monster card.
  • "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" is available exclusively in a Draft Booster Display purchased from WPN stores, in addition to a second foil Godzilla Series Monster card in a Box Topper pack.
  • One in 12 Japanese Draft Boosters contain a non-foil Godzilla Series Monster card, while one in 60 will have a foil Godzilla Series Monster card. "Mothra's Giant Cocoon", "Battra, Dark Destruction Beast", and "Mechagodzilla, Battle Weapon" will only be printed in Japanese.[5]
  • Participating game stores will include a free "Mechagodzilla, Battle Fortress" promo card with purchase of any Magic: The Gathering booster box starting June 5.[6]

Godzilla Series Monster card list

Card Card no. Name Original name Card type
English Japanese English Japanese
Mechagodzilla, Battle Fortress.png
1 (promo) Mechagodzilla, Battle Fortress Hangarback Walker Artificial Creature - Construct
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275 Godzilla, King of the Monsters Godzilla, King of the Monsters
(怪獣王、ゴジラ,   Kaijūō Gojira)
Zilortha, Strength Incarnate Legendary Creature - Dinosaur
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370 King Caesar, Ancient Guardian King Caesar, Ancient Guardian
(古代の守護神、キングシーサー,  
Kodai no Shugoshin Kingu Shīsā
)
Huntmaster Liger Creature - Cat
MTG Mothra.jpg
Magic the Gathering - Mothra 371 (JP).png
371 Mothra, Supersonic Queen Mothra, Supersonic Queen
(超音速女王、モスラ,  
Chōonsoku Joō Mosura
)
Luminous Broodmoth Creature - Insect
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372 Babygodzilla, Ruin Reborn BabyGodzilla, the New Calamity
(新たなる災厄、ベビーゴジラ,  
Aratanaru Saiyaku Bebīgojira
)
Pollywog Symbiote Creature - Frog
MTG SpaceGodzilla.png
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373 Spacegodzilla, Void Invader[note 1] SpaceGodzilla, Void Invader
(虚空の侵略者、スペペースゴジラ,  
Kokū no Shinryakusha Supēsugojira
)
Void Beckoner Creature - Nightmare Horror
MTG Destoroyah English.jpg
Magic the Gathering - Destoroyah 374 (JP).png
374 Destoroyah, Perfect Lifeform Destoroyah, Perfect Lifeform
(完全生命体、デストロイア,  
Kanzen Seimeitai Desutoroia
)
Everquill Phoenix Creature - Phoenix
Godzilla, Doom Inevitable.jpg
Magic the Gathering - Godzilla 375 (JP).png
375 Godzilla, Doom Inevitable Godzilla, Doom Inevitable
(逃れ得ぬ災厄、ゴジラ,  
Nogareenu Saiyaku Gojira
)
Yidaro, Wandering Monster Legendary Creature - Dinosaur Turtle
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376 Anguirus, Armored Killer Anguirus, Armored Fierce Dragon
(装甲暴龍、アンギラス,  
Sōkō Bōryū Angirasu
)
Gemrazer Creature - Beast
MTG Godzilla.png
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377 Godzilla, Primeval Champion Godzilla, Primeval Champion
(原始の王者、ゴジラ,  
Genshi no Ōja Gojira
)
Titanoth Rex Creature - Dinosaur Beast
MTG Bio-Quartz SpaceGodzilla English.jpg
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378 Bio-Quartz Spacegodzilla SpaceGodzilla, Crystal Monster
(結晶怪獣、スペースゴジラ,  
Kesshō Kaijū Supēsugojira
)
Brokkos, Apex of Forever Legendary Creature - Nightmare Beast Elemental
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Magic the Gathering - King Ghidorah 379 (JP).png
379 Ghidorah, King of the Cosmos King Ghidorah, Emperor of the Cosmos
(宇宙の帝王、キングギドラ,  
Uchū no Teiō Kingu Gidora
)
Illuna, Apex of Wishes Legendary Creature - Beast Elemental Dinosaur
MTG Biollante English.jpg
Magic the Gathering - Biollante 380 (JP).png
380 Biollante, Plant Beast Form Biollante, Plant Beast Form
(植獣形態、ビオランテ,  
Shokujū Keitai Biorante
)
Nethroi, Apex of Death Legendary Creature - Cat Nightmare Beast
MTG King Caesar.png
Magic the Gathering - King Caesar 381 (JP).png
381 King Caesar, Awoken Titan King Caesar, Legendary Monster
(伝説怪獣、キングシーサー,  
Densetsu Kaijū Kingu Shīsā
)
Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt Dinosaur Cat Nightmare
MTG Dorat.png
Magic the Gathering - Dorat 382 (JP).png
382 Dorat, the Perfect Pet Dorat, the Perfect Pet
(理想のペット、ドラット,  
Risō no Petto Doratto
)
Sprite Dragon Creature - Faerie Dragon
MTG Rodan.png
Magic the Gathering - Rodan 383 (JP).png
383 Rodan, Titan of Winged Fury Rodan, Pterosaur Monster
(翼竜怪獣、ラドン,  
Yokuryū Kaijū Radon
)
Vadrok, Apex of Thunder Legendary Creature - Elemental Dinosaur Cat
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Magic the Gathering - Gigan 384 (JP).png
384 Gigan, Cyberclaw Terror Gigan, Scythed Future Monster
(鎌爪の未来怪獣、ガイガン,  
Kamazume no Mirai Kaijū Gaigan
)
Gyruda, Doom of Depths Legendary Creature - Demon Kraken
N/A
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385 N/A Mothra's Giant Cocoon
(モスラの巨大な繭,  
Mosura no Kyodai Mayu
)
Mysterious Egg Creature - Egg
N/A
Magic the Gathering - Battra 386 (JP).png
386 N/A Battra, Dark Destruction Beast
(暗黒破壊獣、バトラ,  
Ankoku Hakaijū Batora
)
Dirge Bat Creature - Bat
N/A
Magic the Gathering - Mechagodzilla 387 (JP).png
387 N/A Mechagodzilla, Battle Weapon
(決戦兵器、メカゴジラ,  
Kessen Heiki Mekagojira
)
Crystalline Giant Artifact Creature - Giant

Gallery

Videos

English Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths trailer
Japanese Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths trailer

Trivia

  • The initial printing of SpaceGodzilla was called "Spacegodzilla, Death Corona," referencing his signature Corona Beam attack. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wizards of the Coast announced that future printings would be called "Spacegodzilla, Void Invader" instead.[7]
  • "Kogla, the Titan Ape", a regular card in the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths set, is a clear reference to King Kong. The card's artwork shows him climbing a towering crystal, a woman in his hand, as war balloons surround him.[8]

Notes

  1. Initially printed as "Spacegodzilla, Death Corona."

References

This is a list of references for Magic: The Gathering. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Webb, Kevin (8 December 2018). With more than 35 million players worldwide, Magic the Gathering is giving back to its community with a brand new game and $10 million in esports prize money. Business Insider.
  2. Hall, Charlie (2 April 2020). Magic: The Gathering’s next set includes a Godzilla crossover, check out the first card. Polygon.
  3. Wizards of the Coast (24 April 2020). Announcing Secret Lair Drop Series: The Godzilla Lands. Magic: The Gathering.
  4. Turian, Mike (2 April 2020). Collecting Ikoria. Magic: The Gathering.
  5. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoth: Godzilla Series Monster cards. MTG Wiki. Retrieved on 3 April 2020.
  6. Wizards of the Coast (18 May 2020). Announcing the Love Your LGS Promotion. Magic: The Gathering.
  7. Statement on Spacegodzilla. Magic: The Gathering (2 April 2020).
  8. https://scryfall.com/card/iko/162/kogla-the-titan-ape

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