Bakugan Wiki

Welcome to Bakugan Wiki. You may wish to create or login to an account in order to have full editing access to this wiki.


Bakugan Wiki

Info Image Gallery Trivia

Ability (Card) Activate!
Various Brawlers who activates the ability card, Various episodes

Similar to the three Gate Cards, an Ability Card may have G-Power boosts and particular instruction that all Brawlers have to obey. Ability Cards are quite forceful and when used properly can have an excellent effect on your opponents. Requirements to play an Ability Card are in a bold format.[1]

Ability Cards (Series 2 rules) come in three different colors:

  • Green: Powerful Ability Cards that include the attribute-named cards (Gr).
  • Blue: Basic Ability Cards with G-Power increases but have less conditions than Red or Green cards (Bl).
  • Red: Situational abilities (Re).

Ability Cards are played from the hand at certain times to affect the outcome of the match. The common categories of use are before rolling (b/r), after rolling (a/r), start of a battle (s/b), during battle (d/b), win battle (w/b), lose battle (l/b) or after one of your opponent's actions (a/o). Further restrictions may apply, e.g. "Play before you roll a Pyrus Bakugan."

Ability Cards may be common or rare and there are special cards only available in the Arena product.

Series 1[]

Under Series 1 rules, Ability Cards were different (there were also Character Cards and other types of cards).

An Ability Card is a card used to power up a Bakugan. A brawler cannot use it as the first card played, but any time after that. An Ability Card can give a Bakugan power; Fire power, Wind power or Dark power. They can also give you G-Power. They were always a reflective print and even had metal inside them.

For examples of Series 1 cards, see Normal card or Character card.

Exclusive Card Sleeve Ability Cards[]

One of the cards in each pack have a special ability printed on them that is only revealed by that card sleeve.

Dew At Dawn 1-6Dew At Dawn Reveal

BakuBinder Special Cards[]

Special Cards that come with the purchase of the BakuBinder.Book Of Power 1


  • In the anime, the way Ability Cards are activated changes each season.
    • Season 1 & 3: They are held or thrown.
    • Season 2: They are held or put into the Gauntlet and then activated.
    • Season 4: They are generated and activated by the BakuMeter.

Note: In episode 29 of Bakugan: New Vestroia it was shown that Ace and Mylene activated some Ability Cards and Fusion Ability Cards by holding them in their hands. The reason for this is unknown.

See also[]


  1. Bakugan Cards.