What I remember about the show is that some teenagers (3, I think) were some kind of monks that were able to transform through a device (I don't think that it was a power they were born with) into multiple monsters and could transfer monsters from each other.

I remember some good vs. evil stuff and that there were some tournaments between the group, I remember that one was in a desert for a powerful sceptre (?) and that the main antagonist had the monster that belonged to the main character's father before he died/disappeared and that the main character retrieved that monster during the tournament in the desert.

The cartoon was in English but, I watched the cartoon about 5 years ago but I think that it aired later in my country and I can't remember if it was airing for the first time or not.

  • Do you remember anything else? There's a list we have to help you add more details. Commented May 17, 2017 at 22:00
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    Possibly Ben 10?
    – Tim
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 22:13
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    Teenagers "transforming" into monsters? What was science-fiction or fantasy about it?
    – user14111
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 6:55
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    @User14111 - Badoom tish.
    – Valorum
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 7:09

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Is it Redakai: Conquer the Kairu? It is almost exactly the same as what you described. The main characters fight with magic and can transform into monsters using cards.

Redakai cover photo


Could this be Xaolin Showdown?

Four young monks – Omi, Kimiko, Raimundo, and Clay – are forced into cooperation at the Xiaolin Temple after learning they are chosen to become Xiaolin Dragons. They become friends and work together traveling the world in search for Shen Gong Wu, mystical objects with powers that balance the forces of good and evil. Along the way, they must battle wannabe evil boy genius Jack Spicer, and the evil Heylin sorceress Wuya, whom Jack inadvertently frees from a 1500-year imprisonment in a puzzle box by Grand Master Dashi. Through thievery, Spicer ultimately possesses enough Shen Gong Wu to form Mala Mala Jong, an ancient monster that Wuya uses to help her gain control of the world. Raimundo defies orders and fights the monster, causing the remaining monks to fight and defend the remaining Shen Gong Wu in the Temple's possession. All the monks, except for Raimundo because of his reckless disobedience, are promoted to Xiaolin Apprentices due to their bravery. Angered, Raimundo joins the Heylin side and helps Wuya regain her human form

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    It wasn't Xiaolin Showdown, or Chaotic. I remember quite nicely that the show had kids/teens changing into different monsters and that they were monks. I think that the monsters were card based and they definately could change between monsters. Commented May 18, 2017 at 5:41

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