Keywords (キーワード能力 Kīwādo nōryoku) are special words which represent an ability, some of them being identified with a symbol. They work as a form of shorthand in order to save both space on the card text and time when reading them. Keywords can be referenced by card effects, e.g. a card can give/remove a keyword to/from a card or give a bonus to a card that has a specific keyword.
In card texts, reminder text about the keyword may be included, which is shown as parenthesized italicized text which explains the main function of the ability. The reminder text itself has no effect on gameplay, but reminds the players of the rules about how the keyword ability works.
With the release of G Clan Booster 1: Academy of Divas, all clans other than Link Joker have a keyword exclusive to their own cards, which either works as a specific action, requirement, restriction, or a unit's state. While Link Joker has the special actions lock, delete, and vanish delete associated with it, these are not keywords.
Some clan exclusive keywords have a grade 3 unit that possesses the ability to search for a card with the keyword ability from the top five cards from the deck upon riding by paying a certain cost (usually [Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1)]).
List of Keywords
- Generation Break
- G guardian
- Limit Break
- Seek Mate
- Skill icon abilities (Boost, Intercept, Twin Drive!!, Triple Drive!!!)
- Ultimate Stride