Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise

Aqua / Effect  WATER / 3
Once per turn: You can target 1 monster you control that attacked this turn; change that target to Defense Position. If this face-up card is destroyed in a Monster Zone, you can place it face-up in your Spell & Trap Zone as a Continuous Spell, instead of sending it to the GY.
CARD ID: 68215963
STATUS TCG: Unlimited
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YuGiOh! TCG karta: Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise


TCG SetSymbolRarityLowAvgTrend
Duelist Pack: Jesse Anderson DP07-EN003 Common-,--€-,--€-,--€
Force of the Breaker FOTB-EN003 Common-,--€-,--€-,--€
Legendary Collection 2: The Duel Academy Years Mega Pack LCGX-EN157 Common-,--€-,--€-,--€
Legendary Duelists: Season 1 LDS1-EN095 Common-,--€-,--€-,--€
OTS Tournament Pack 7 (POR) OP07-PT033 Common-,--€-,--€-,--€
Ra Yellow Mega Pack RYMP-EN042 Super Rare-,--€-,--€-,--€

Card Trivia

 This monster appears in the artworks of the following cards, all of which correspond to its archetype:
Crystal Beacon
Crystal Fortress
Crystal Conclave
This card is the Crystal Beast counterpart of Advanced Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise.
This card's English name is a bit of a misconception: the words tortoise and turtle are often erroneously considered synonymous. Although this turtle's physical structure could be disputed, it is listed as a WATER Aqua monster, making hence the term tortoise incorrect, since it is strictly used to refer to land turtles. The Japanese card and the English dub use the term turtle, which is more correct; in British English, it describes the sea-dwelling creatures, while in American English ,it is a general term for both water and land dwellers.
This monster can be considered a contrast to Gem-Turtle, which is a turtle, whereas this card is a tortoise.
They both have 2000 DEF.
This monster's voice in the English dub is reminiscent of Filburt, a turtle character from the Nickelodeon animated series Rocko's Modern Life.  Both this monster and Filburt also share a similar color scheme; they both are mostly in hues of blue and green.
The monster's voice, provided by Wayne Grayson, is also reminiscent of Hollywood director wikipedia:Woody Allen as they stutter a lot.
This card is one of two Crystal Beast monsters whose Attribute is neither EARTH nor WIND; the other being Crystal Beast Ruby Carbuncle.
This card's first effect reproduces how real-life tortoises and turtles can withdraw into their shells in case of a threat (hence, retreating into Defense Position.)
This is similar to the second effect of Submarineroid, as it's based on a submarine; these super-sturdy naval vessels launch a long-range attack before submerging again.
Both of these cards share the same Attribute (being WATER) and have a much higher DEF than their ATK to complement their Defense Position-shifting effects
Coincidentally, both of these cards are owned by secondary protagonists in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime, who have blue hair and wear (or would later in the series) blue articles of clothing.  This card is used by Jesse Anderson (whose attire includes a  blue above-waist-length jacket with dark blue outlines as well as a in-part, a dark-blue vest while he was possessed by Yubel) and Submarineroid is used by Syrus Truesdale (who would be promoted to Obelisk Blue twice, albeit it wouldn't be until he's moved-up to this class rank during Season 4 of GX that he would finally wear their elite attire of the same predominant color.)


OCG Rulings

The "Once per turn: You can target 1 monster you control that attacked this turn; change that target to Defense Position." effect is an Ignition Effect. (It targets 1 Attack Position monster that attacked this turn. If "Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise" attacked, you can also target this card itself.)

This effect can only be activated during your Main Phase 2. It cannot be activated if all monsters that attacked this turn are in Defense Position.

Crystal Beast Monsters Rulings
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