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Episode Lists

Season 1

Duelist Kingdom

No. in series No. in season English dub title/Original translated title

Original Japanese title

Original airdate English airdate
1 1 "The Heart of the Cards"

"The Bloodcurdling Blue-Eyes White Dragon"(戦慄のブルーアイズ·ホワイトドラゴン) 

April 18, 2000 September 29, 2001
Yugi and his friends are in awe over Grandpa's collection of Duel Monsters cards, but when #1 ranked Duelist and ruthless tycoon Seto Kaiba kidnaps Grandpa to get the rare Blue-Eyes White Dragon card, Yugi must face Kaiba in the "ultimate Duel Monsters showdown" and avenge his "Gramps". 
2 2 "The Gauntlet is Thrown"

"The Trap of Illusionist No Face (The Trap of Illusionist Faceless Mage)" (幻想師ノー·フェイスの罠) 

April 25, 2000 October 6, 2001
Yugi and his friends take a break from honing their card playing skills to watch Weevil Underwood and Rex Raptor compete in the Duel Monsters Regional Championship. When Yugi opens a package from Duel Monsters creator, Maximillion J. Pegasus, Yugi is forced to face him in the mysterious Shadow Realm, where all the monsters and magic are real. Upon defeating Yugi, Pegasus claims the soul of Yugi's Grandpa. Yugi must travel to the Duelist Kingdom and win Pegasus' tournament if he is ever to see his Grandpa again. 
3 3 "Journey to the Duelist Kingdom"

"The Lost Exodia" (失われしエクゾディア) 

May 5, 2000 October 13, 2001
When the time comes to head off to the Duelist Kingdom, Yugi is ready and determined to save his Grandpa's soul from Pegasus. Yugi gives up one of his own star chips to Joey so that he can join up with Yugi and board the boat bound for Duelist Kingdom, his reason being is that he wants to duel in the tournament so that he can attempt to save his young sister, Serenity's failing eyesight. Meanwhile, Téa and Tristan stowaway to join their friends, making sure to not get caught by the security guards. When word spreads throughout the entire boat that Yugi was the one who had defeated the World Champion Kaiba, the cunning cheat Weevil Underwood tries to cripple Yugi's deck by tossing his Exodia cards overboard just as they reach the island. 
4 4 "Into the Hornet's Nest"

"Insector Combo (The Insector Combination)"(インセクターコンボ) 

May 9, 2000 October 20, 2001
Once Yugi and his friends reach Duelist Kingdom, Pegasus announces that there are many strange secrets on the island which will make his ultimate tournament unlike any they have ever had. When Weevil begins to use these mysterious new rules against Yugi from within their duel, Yugi must not only figure the rules out, but master them as well if he is to survive. After Yugi defeats Weevil's first wave of Duel Monsters, he's shocked to discover that Weevil has one last trick up his sleeve; a ravenous Great Moth that grows in power with every turn. Yugi must find a way to destroy this winged beast before it destroys him. The American version was combined into one episode called "Welcome to the Duelist Kingdom". All other countries received the episode in its two-part form, which was also released on VHS and DVD in the US, but it eventually aired on 4Kids TVon November 25, 2006. 
5 5 "The Ultimate Great Moth"

"The Ultimate Perfect Appearance — Great Moth"(究極完全態 グレート·モス) 

May 16, 2000 October 20, 2001
Once Yugi and his friends reach Duelist Kingdom, Pegasus announces that there are many strange secrets on the island which will make his ultimate tournament unlike any they have ever had. When Weevil begins to use these mysterious new rules against Yugi from within their duel, Yugi must not only figure the rules out, but master them as well if he is to survive. After Yugi defeats Weevil's first wave of Duel Monsters, Weevil summons a ravenous Great Moth that grows in power with every turn, which Yugi is able to defeat, winning him the match.

The American version was combined into one episode called "Welcome to the Duelist Kingdom". All other countries received the episode in its two-part form, which was also released on VHS and DVD in the US, but it eventually aired on 4Kids TV on December 2, 2006. 

6 6 "First Duel"

"The Beautiful Harpy Ladies (also titled as Mai's Harpy Ladies)" (華麗なるハーピィ·レディ) 

May 23, 2000 November 3, 2001
Joey accepts a challenge from veteran duelist, Mai Valentine. When Mai begins to demonstrate an unnerving psychic-like ability, Joey becomes flustered, although he manages to win the duel. 
7 7 "Attack from the Deep"

"The Sea-God Leviathan" (海神リバイアサン) 

May 30, 2000 November 10, 2001
Yugi, Tristan, Joey, and Tea are hungry and realize that they haven't brought any food for the trip. Joey, however, follows his nose to some fish someone has left over a fire. Joey and Tristan eagerly dig in, but are soon surprised by an unknown man who climbs out of the sea. Yugi soon realizes that the unknown man is the fisherman duelist Mako Tsunami and the master of the Sea Deck. After Mako learns who Yugi is, he invites Yugi and all his friends to eat the fish. As they bid Mako farewell, but before they can get away, Mako demands that Yugi duel him. Yugi changes into Yami Yugi and defeats Mako. 
8 8 "Everything's Relative"

"The Stolen Blue-Eyes White Dragon"(奪われたブルーアイズ·ホワイト·ドラゴン) 

June 6, 2000 November 17, 2001
A masked boy escapes from Pegasus' North tower and into the forest, determined to find Yugi for unknown purposes. Within time, Yugi and his friends run into a young kid who had his star chips and duel deck stolen by the same masked boy. Determined to return the stolen property to the young kid, who is in danger of being forced to leave the island, Yugi and his friends head back to the scene of the crime and run into the masked boy. The masked boy wants to duel Yugi, who accepts. Yugi transforms into Yami Yugi and wager all five of his star chips to start the duel. It is soon revealed that the masked boy is in fact Mokuba, Kaiba's little brother, who loses to Yugi. 
9 9 "Duel with a Ghoul"

"Revival of the Dead! Magical Silk Hat" (起死回生! マジカルシルクハット) 

June 13, 2000 November 24, 2001
To save Mokuba from danger, Yami Yugi must duel a person claiming to be the ghost of Kaiba, betting his last three star chips on the match. Meanwhile, the real Kaiba, who is revealed to have survived his dangerous fall into the ocean, enters one of his secret labs to gather information. Kaiba hacks into Pegasus' computer mainframe to find Yugi so that he can make sure he doesn't lose (as Yugi's potential loss to Pegasus would enable Pegasus to gain control over KaibaCorp). 
10 10 "Give up the Ghost"

"Blue-Eyes White Dragon Strikes Back"(逆襲のブルーアイズ·ホワイト·ドラゴン) 

June 20, 2000 December 1, 2001
Through luck and faith, Yugi is able to defeat the Blue-Eyes White Dragon with his Dark Magician, but his victory is soon cut short when Kaiba's "ghost" quickly unleashes a second Blue-Eyes and annihilates the Dark Magician with ease. He manages to win the duel and Yami uses his "Mind Crush" to send the fake ghost back to the Shadow Realm. 
11 11 "The Dueling Monkey"

"Friendship Power! Barbarian #1 & #2" (友情パワー! バーバリアン1号·2号) 

June 27, 2000 December 15, 2001
Ever since Joey defeated her from a while back, Mai realizes that she no longer enjoys dueling as much as she used to and vows to get revenge against Joey. When Rex Raptor challenges her to a duel, she says that she'll take him on, but only if he beats Joey first. 
12 12 "Trial by Red-Eyes"

"Black Flare! Red-Eyes Black Dragon"(黒き炎! レッドアイズ·ブラックドラゴン) 

July 4, 2000 January 19, 2002
When Rex plays his powerful Red-Eyes Black Dragon, Joey has to figure out a way to counter it without Yugi's help. Joey's Time Wizard helps him eliminate Rex from the tournament, earning not only his star chips, but also his Red-Eyes as well. After the duel's conclusion, the group runs into their old friend Bakura and decide to have a duel just for fun. However, Bakura reveals that he possess his own Millennium Item, the Millennium Ring, and an evil spirit within the Ring steals their souls so he can take the Millennium Puzzle from Yugi. 
13 13 "Evil Spirit of the Ring"

"Trap of the Metamorpot! Flame Swordsman in Danger" (メタモルポットの罠!炎の剣士危うし) 

July 11, 2000 January 26, 2002
Yami Bakura lures Yami Yugi into a Shadow Game, where the gang (including Yugi himself) have had their souls sealed into their favourite cards. When a "soul card" is put into play, the person whose soul was sealed within it emerges from the card. Although the gang manages to save each other, they lose life points rapidly. Yami Bakura draws the change of heart magic card and plans on using it to possess Yugi, but Bakura emerges from the card and possesses one of his own monsters instead. He tells Yugi to destroy him to save the others, but Yami Yugi uses the millennium puzzle to put the real Bakura's soul back into his body. Everyone except Yugi and Bakura wake up believing that the duel was a dream. 
14 14 "The Light at the End of the Tunnel"

"Pitch-Black Duel! The Castle Hidden in the Darkness" (漆黒のデュエル!闇晦ましの城) 

July 25, 2000 February 2, 2002
Yugi and the others learn that Mai has been defeated by Panik, one of the Duelist Kingdom Eliminators, and faces being axed from the tournament for losing all her star chips. Yugi volunteers to duel Panik and win back Mai's star chips. The American version was combined into one episode called "Panik Attack". All other countries received the episode in its two-part form, which was also released on VHS and DVD in the US, but it eventually aired on 4Kids TV on January 6, 2007. 
15 15 "Winning Through Intimidation"

"Cut Through the Darkness! Sealing Swords of Light" (闇を切り裂け! 光の護封剣) 

August 1, 2000 February 2, 2002
Yugi unleashes his trump card, the Swords of Revealing Light, which illuminate Panik's side of the field and unmask his monsters. He eventually wins the duel. The American version was combined into one episode called "Panik Attack". All other countries received the episode in its two-part form, which was also released on VHS and DVD in the US, but it eventually aired on 4Kids TV on January 13, 2007. 
16 16 "The Scars of Defeat"

"Clash! Blue-Eyes vs. Red-Eyes" (激突! ブルーアイズvsレッドアイズ) 

August 8, 2000 February 9, 2002
When Kaiba turns up in Duelist Kingdom (intent on confronting Pegasus and rescuing Mokuba), Joey rashly challenges him to a duel but loses. Afterwards, Yugi and Bakura notice Bakura's millennium ring is glowing and pointing to Pegasus's Castle. 
17 17 "Arena of Lost Souls (Part 1 of 2)"

"Terror! Call of the Living Dead" (恐怖! リビングデッドの呼び声) 

August 15, 2000 February 16, 2002
Still smarting from his defeat by Kaiba, Joey vows to prove he isn't a "whimpering dog" and ends up being forced into a duel with Bonz, one of a gang of duelists led by the ruthless Bandit Keith. 
18 18 "Arena of Lost Souls (Part 2 of 2)"

"Shield in the Right Hand, Sword in the Left Hand" (右手に盾を左手に剣を) 

August 22, 2000 February 23, 2002
Joey is fighting a losing battle against Bonz's Zombie Monsters, who have the ability to come back to life whenever they're destroyed. Yugi and the others are determined to find Joey. Joey manages to win the duel against Bonz. 
19 19 "Double Trouble Duel (Part 1 of 3)"

"Tag Duel in the Labyrinth"(迷宮のタッグ·デュエル) 

August 29, 2000 March 16, 2002
The group is trapped in the cave by Bonz's gang. Lost in the tunnels, Bakura's millennium ring begins glowing again. Bakura uses its magic to guide them, eventually having to admit that the shadow game between him and Yugi, which the others thought was just a dream, really happened. While searching for a way out of the caves, they come across a room guarded by the scheming Paradox Brothers. Before the gang can progress, Yugi and Joey must face the Paradox Brothers in a two-on-two duel where their Monsters must negotiate a trap-filled maze. Meanwhile, Kaiba is making his own way to Pegasus' castle, determined to find and save Mokuba. 
20 20 "Double Trouble Duel (Part 2 of 3)"

"Fusion of Three Gods! Gate Guardian" (三神合体! ゲート·ガーディアン) 

September 9, 2000 March 23, 2002
To get their monsters through the Paradox Brothers' maze, Yugi and Joey must work as a team, but the Paradox Brothers attempt to divide and conquer by changing the layout of the maze so that Yugi's Monsters become separated from Joey's own. The brothers start assembling the pieces they need to form the powerful Gate Guardian in an attempt to defeat both Yugi and Joey. Meanwhile, Kaiba is able to get into Pegasus' castle and wastes no time in searching for Mokuba, but unknown to Kaiba, Pegasus is watching him with a sinister eye and decides to initiate a plan of his own in order to stop Kaiba. 
21 21 "Double Trouble Duel (Part 3 of 3)"

"Devil Dragon! Black Demons Dragon" (悪魔竜! ブラック·デーモンズ·ドラゴン) 

September 12, 2000 March 30, 2002
In a bid to defeat the Gate Guardian, Yugi uses Polymerization to fuse his Summoned Skull to Joey's Red Eyes Black Dragon, creating the Black Skull Dragon. They defeat the brothers, winning enough star chips to allow them inside Pegasus' castle. They manage to escape the cave after solving a riddle posed to them by the Paradox Brothers. Meanwhile, Kaiba is able to find Mokuba, but Pegasus suddenly appears and uses his Millennium Eye to steal Mokuba's soul. After doing this, Pegasus then gives Kaiba an ultimatum: Kaiba must defeat Yugi in a duel to win back his brother's soul. 
22 22 "Face Off (Part 1 of 3)"

"The Destined Duel! Yugi vs. Kaiba" (宿命のデュエル! 遊戯vs海馬) 

September 19, 2000 April 6, 2002
Arriving at Pegasus' castle, Yugi and the others are confronted by Kaiba, who challenges Yugi to a duel. As the two duelists face off on the castle roof, Kaiba hatches a plan to fuse all three of his Blue-Eyes White Dragons and create the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon. 
23 23 "Face Off (Part 2 of 3)"

"Strongest! Splendid! Ultimate Dragon" (最強! 華麗! 究極竜) 

September 26, 2000 April 13, 2002
The duel between Kaiba and Yugi continues. Kaiba tricks Yugi into releasing the Crush Card virus, rendering every Monster in Yugi's deck with more than 1500 Attack points unplayable. 
24 24 "Face Off (Part 3 of 3)"

"Multiplying Kuriboh! The Shocking Conclusion"(クリボー増殖! 驚愕の結末) 

October 3, 2000 April 20, 2002
Yugi plays a Kuriboh/Multiply combo to protect his Life Points and uses his Living Arrow and Polymerization cards to fuse his Mammoth Graveyard to Kaiba's Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon. This causes the Ultimate Dragon to decay and lose Attack points until it is weak enough for Yugi to attack. But Kaiba stands on a turret; if Yugi attacks the force of the monsters battling will knock Kaiba off the castle and kill him. Yugi surrenders the duel. 
25 25 "Shining Friendship"

"A Duel of Tears! Friendship"(涙のデュエル! フレンドシップ) 

October 10, 2000 April 27, 2002
After losing half his star chips to Kaiba, Yugi becomes depressed. He is also worried by the fact that Yami wanted him to win the duel, even though it meant killing Kaiba. In a bid to help him, Téa volunteers to duel Mai, who has more than enough star chips to qualify for the finals, despite her lack of experience. After a bad start, she eventually manages to win. 
26 26 "Champion vs. Creator (Part 1 of 2)"

"Save Mokuba! Kaiba vs. Pegasus" (モクバを救え! 海馬vsペガサス) 

October 17, 2000 May 18, 2002
Yugi and the others enter Pegasus' castle, where they learn that Kaiba is about to duel Pegasus. As the duel gets underway, it becomes clear that Pegasus is using his Millennium Eye to anticipate Kaiba's moves and see every card in his hand. 
27 27 "Champion vs. Creator (Part 2 of 2)"

"Kaiba Falters! The Invincible Toon World"(海馬散る! 無敵のトゥーンワールド) 

October 24, 2000 May 25, 2002
Pegasus unleashes his secret weapon, the Toon World card, which he uses to turn one of Kaiba's Blue-Eyes White Dragons into the Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon. When Kaiba tries to counter with one of his other Blue-Eyes, it emerges that Toon Monsters have the ability to dodge any attack. Faced with a card so powerful that it was never put into circulation, Kaiba loses the game. 
28 28 "The Night Before"

"The Night Before the Finals! Pegasus's Secret" (決戦前夜! ペガサスの秘密) 

October 31, 2000 August 17, 2002
The line-up for the semi-finals is determined: Mai will battle Yugi while Joey faces Bandit Keith. Once they go to bed, Tristan, Téa, and Bakura set out to find how Pegasus "cheated" in his match against Kaiba. They are trapped by Pegasus in an underground chamber and he is about to claim their souls when Yami Bakura unexpectedly emerges and blasts Pegasus with the power of his Millennium Ring. He tricks everyone into thinking this was a dream. Meanwhile, Yugi speaks to his Grandpa in a dream. 
29 29 "Duel Identity (Part 1 of 2)"

"A Desperate Situation! Seductive Shadow" (絶体絶命! 誘惑のシャドウ) 

November 7, 2000 August 24, 2002
The semi-finals begin, with Yugi facing off against Mai. Yugi is still emotionally affected by his duel with Kaiba and Mai appears to be winning the duel. 
30 30 "Duel Identity (Part 2 of 2)"

"The Ultimate Legendary Soldier — Chaos Soldier Descends" (伝説の最強戦士 カオス·ソルジャー降臨) 

November 14, 2000 August 31, 2002
Yugi starts to make a comeback against Mai, taking control of her Harpie's Pet Dragon and using his own Catapult Turtle to fire it at her Mirror Wall. Mai multiplies her Harpie Lady and revives Harpie's Pet Dragon, which gets a power boost for every Harpie Lady in play. Yugi manages to summon the Black Luster Soldier and defeat Mai. 
31 31 "Keith's Machinations (Part 1 of 2)"

"Cruel — Heavy Metal Deck" (凶悪 重機械デッキ) 

November 21, 2000 September 7, 2002
Just minutes before he is due to duel Bandit Keith in the second match of the tournament's semi-finals, Joey finds that his entry card is missing. Unaware that Bandit Keith had stolen it from last night, he runs back to his room to look for it to no avail. Mai gives him her entry card and the duel is able to go ahead. 
32 32 "Keith's Machinations (Part 2 of 2)"

"Travel Through Time! Red-Eyes Black Metal Dragon"(時を超えろ! レッドアイズ·ブラックメタルドラゴン) 

November 28, 2000 September 7, 2002
Joey transforms his Red-Eyes Black Dragon into the Red-Eyes Black Metal Dragon, enabling him to take out the strongest Monster in Bandit Keith's deck, the Barrel Dragon. But Joey still has to deal with Bandit Keith's Slot Machine, which Bandit Keith is powering up with the 7 Completed cards he has hidden under his wristband. Joey emerges triumphant against Bandit Keith, who is thrown out of the castle and dropped into the ocean for cheating. 
33 33 "Best of Friends, Best of Duelists (Part 1 of 2)"

"Finals of Friendship — Yugi vs. Jonouchi (1)"(友情の決勝戦 遊戯vs城之内 前編) 

December 5, 2000 September 14, 2002
Yugi and Joey battle each other to win the tournament. 
34 34 "Best of Friends, Best of Duelists (Part 2 of 2)"

"Finals of Friendship — Yugi vs. Jonouchi (2)"(友情の決勝戦 遊戯vs城之内 後編) 

December 12, 2000 September 14, 2002
Yugi defeats the Black Skull Dragon (which Joey summoned in the previous episode by fusing his Red-Eyes Black Dragon and Yugi's Summoned Skull) using a combination of the Dark Magician, Magical Hats, Spellbinding Circle and Book of Secret Arts. Joey responds with his Baby Dragon/Time Wizard combo, but loses to Yugi. 
35 35 "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (1)"

"Final Duel! Yugi vs. Pegasus" (最終決闘! 遊戯vsペガサス) 

December 19, 2000 September 21, 2002
Yugi prepares for his battle against Pegasus with the souls of Grandpa, Kaiba and Mokuba on the line. Meanwhile, Tristan and Bakura infiltrate the castle to find the Kaiba brothers. 
36 36 "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (2)"

"Attacks Ineffective!? The Invincible Toon Army"(攻略不能!? 無敵のトゥーン軍団) 

December 26, 2000 September 21, 2002
Pegasus punishes Yugi using the same Toon Deck and mind-reading abilities he used on Kaiba. As Pegasus turns Yugi's monsters against him, Yugi loses the will to battle. Yugi is worried Pegasus might seal his soul into a card, like Pegasus did to Kaiba and Mokuba. 
37 37 "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (3)"

"The Counterattack Begins! Mind Shuffle" (反撃開始! マインドシャッフル) 

January 9, 2001 September 28, 2002
Yugi has found a way to counter Pegasus' mind-reading ability: Yugi switches back and forth between his two separate spirits. Yugi is able to destroy Pegasus' Toon World, but Pegasus transports the duel to the Shadow Realm. Tristan is horrified to learn that Bakura is again possessed by the evil spirit of Yami Bakura. 
38 38 "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (4)"

"The Evil Eye Activates — Sacrifice" (邪眼発動 サクリファイス) 

January 16, 2001 September 28, 2002
Yami Bakura is after Mokuba's body so that his evil spirit can possess it. Tristan, however, knocks out Yami Bakura and throws away the Millennium Ring containing the evil spirit into the forest below. Pagasus summons Relinquished, a fearsome monster that uses its enemies as shields. Yugi crumples in exhaustion, under the crippling strain of maintaining his monsters in the Shadow Game. His friends yell desperate encouragement, but their voices cannot penetrate the sphere of darkness. Only Yami Yugi can duel now, but he is at the mercy of Pegasus' Millennium Eye. 
39 39 "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (5)"

"Fusion of Light and Darkness — Black Chaos Descends" (光と闇の融合 ブラックカオス降臨) 

January 23, 2001 October 5, 2002
Pegasus' Relinquished has captured Yugi's Dark Magician, and his time bomb monster is ready to blow it to bits and take out the rest of Yugi's life points. However, Yami Yugi captures Relinquished using a Mind Control card. Then, with the last card Yugi played face-down, he performs a Dark Magic Ritual, sacrificing the Dark Magician as well as Pegasus' time bomb to summon the Magician of Black Chaos. Pegasus counters by fusing Relinquished with Thousand Eyes Idol, creating Thousand Eyes Restrict. The Thousand Eyes Restrict paralyzes the Magician of Black Chaos, but Yami Yugi uses Kuriboh combined with his Multiply card. The Kuribohs explode on contact, blinding Thousand Eyes Restrict and freeing the Magician of Black Chaos to attack. Yami Yugi destroys Thousand Eyes Restrict and ends the duel as the victor. Pegasus slips away and releases the spirits he stole. Bakura is seemingly back to normal and volunteers to take care of an unconscious Mokuba while the others look for Pegasus. 
40 40 "Aftermath"

"King of Duelists" (キング·オブ·デュエリスト) 

January 30, 2001 October 5, 2002
Pegasus is found badly injured with his millennium eye missing. Tea reads Pegasus' diary and the gang learns how Pegasus got his Millennium Eye and the reason of why he held the Duelist Kingdom tournament. An Egyptian shows up looking for the person that stole Pegasus' Millennium Eye. Seeing that Yugi has a Millennium item as well, he thinks that he might be responsible. The Egyptian uses his Millennium Key to enter Yugi's mind. There he finds two chambers; one is covered in children's toys, while the other is mysterious, disconcerting and confusing. When the Egyptian falls victim to a trap in the chamber, Yugi comes to his rescue. The two journey deeper and are confronted by the Dark Magician. Yugi commands him to back down, causing the Egyptian to realize that Yugi is "the Chosen One". The Egyptian departs leaving Yugi with his name, Shadi, as well as questions about the seven Millennium Items. The Kaiba brothers are later reunited. As everyone leaves the island, it is revealed that Yami Bakura had found his way back to his host and challenged Pegasus to a shadow game and took his millennium eye, and that the real Bakura had no memory of the possession. 

Legendary Heroes

No. in series No. in season English dub title/Original translated title

Original Japanese title

Original airdate English airdate
41 41 "The Wrath of Rebecca"

"The Girl from America" (アメリカからきた少女) 

February 6, 2001 October 12, 2002
Yugi and his friends meet a young girl named Rebecca who demands that Yugi's Grandpa return the Blue-Eyes White Dragon to her. Rebecca claims that Yugi's Grandpa stole the card from her own grandfather many years ago and challenges Yugi to a duel. 
42 42 "The Ties of Friendship"

"The All-Powerful Shadow Ghoul" (必殺のシャドーグール) 

February 13, 2001 October 12, 2002
The duel between Rebecca and Yugi continues until Yugi forfeits the match. Rebecca's grandfather appears and reveals that Yugi could have won the duel by playing Soul Release, but forfeited the match for his friendship with Rebecca, as Yugi's grandfather did for Rebecca's grandfather. He explains that Yugi's grandfather won the Blue-Eyes White Dragon card in a duel, rather than stealing it. 
43 43 "Legendary Heroes (1)"

"Big 5's Trap — Duel Monsters Quest" (ビッグ5の罠 デュエルモンスターズクエスト) 

February 20, 2001 October 19, 2002
The two-faced Board of Directors of Kaiba Corporation trap Kaiba inside a virtual reality game. Mokuba recruits Yugi and Joey to free Kaiba. 
44 44 "Legendary Heroes (2)"

"DM Quest 2: The Legendary Hero — Yugi"(DMクエスト② 伝説の勇者 遊戯」) 

February 27, 2001 October 19, 2002
The quest to locate Kaiba continues with help from Mai. 
45 45 "Legendary Heroes (3)"

"DM Quest 3: Master of Dragon Knight" (DMクエスト③ マスター·オブ·ドラゴンナイト) 

March 6, 2001 October 26, 2002
Yugi and friends rescue Kaiba, but they are still stuck in the game. The only exit is past a Five-Headed Dragon, but Joey, Mokuba, and Mai lose all their life points. Yugi and Kaiba, two former opponents, work together to defeat the dragon and they all manage to escape the game. 

Dungeon Dice Monsters

No. in series No. in season English dub title/Original translated title

Original Japanese title

Original airdate English airdate
46 46 "Dungeon Dice Monsters (1)"

"The Mysterious Transfer Student - Ryuji Otogi"(謎の転校生 御伽龍児) 

March 13, 2001 November 2, 2002
A new student, Duke Devlin, defeats Joey in a game of Duel Monsters and forces Joey to become his reluctant servant. Duke orders Joey to wear a dog costume and humiliates him in public, leading Yugi to challenge Duke to a duel in order to free Joey from his enslavement. Duke accepts Yugi's challenge, but tells him that instead of playing Duel Monsters, the two of them will be playing a game called Dungeon Dice Monsters, which Duke created himself. 
47 47 "Dungeon Dice Monsters (2)"

"Showdown! Dungeon Dice Monsters"(対決! ダンジョンダイスモンスターズ) 

March 20, 2001 November 2, 2002
In exchange for Joey's freedom, Yugi agrees to give up Duel Monsters forever if he loses. Unfamiliar with the rules of Dungeon Dice Monsters, Yugi gets off to a bad start. Duke reveals that he had designed Dungeon Dice Monsters with Pegasus' aid and also tells Yugi that he seeks revenge against him for cheating against Pegasus during their past duel. Yugi denies that he cheated against Pegasus but Duke does not listen. 
48 48 "Dungeon Dice Monsters (3)"

"Yugi's Tough Battle — God Orguss's Fierce Assault" (遊戯苦戦 ゴッドオーガスの猛攻) 

March 27, 2001 November 9, 2002
Yugi manages to get ahead of Duke in the duel, but falls victim to an unfamiliar rule which prevents him from summoning any more monsters. 
49 49 "Dungeon Dice Monsters (4)"

"The Miracle Dimension — The Black Magician is Summoned"(奇跡のディメンジョン ブラックマジシャン召喚) 

April 3, 2001 November 9, 2002
After Duke's all-powerful Orgoth the Relentless slices and dices Yugi's entire cadre of monsters to shreds, Yugi only has one turn left before he loses all of his heart points. Nevertheless, he manages to win the duel and free Joey from his humiliating punishment. 

Season 2

No. in series No. in season English dub title/Original translated title

Original Japanese title

Original airdate English airdate
50 1 "The Mystery Duelist (1)"

"Challenge from the Past — The Terrifying Zera"(過去からの挑戦 戦慄のゼラ) 

April 10, 2001 November 16, 2002
An arcane fortune teller steals the Millennium Puzzle and Yugi must defeat him in a duel to win it back! However, this is no ordinary soothsayer; he's a familiar and formidable foe from Duelist Kingdom... or is he? Can Yugi beat him all alone, without the help of his friends or the spirit inside the Puzzle? 
51 2 "The Mystery Duelist (2)"

"The Shattered Millennium Puzzle" (砕かれた千年パズル) 

April 17, 2001 November 16, 2002
The mysterious menace controlling Bandit Keith shatters the Millennium Puzzle into pieces before setting the dueling arena ablaze! Can Yugi put the Millennium Puzzle back together and save the spirit before the entire room is engulfed in flames? And is it possible with the dark spirit of Bakura's Millennium Ring determined to keep the Pharaoh from returning? 
52 3 "The Past is Present"

"The Pharaoh's Lost Memories"(失われた王の記憶) 

April 24, 2001 November 23, 2002
The origin of Duel Monsters is revealed! Using the magic of the Millennium Necklace, Egyptian historian Ishizu Ishtar shows Kaiba how Duel Monsters was played millennia ago in the form of Shadow Games! The ancient games have been resurrected in modern times, along with three almighty beasts of devastation – the Egyptian Gods, whose powers are far more powerful than Exodia! Now they are duel monster cards and when Ishizu gives Kaiba Obelisk The Tormentor, his greed for power overwhelms him and he is determined to get the legendary God Cards, even if it means destroying Yugi. 
53 4 "Steppin' Out"

"The Fiery Dance Battle"(炎のダンスバトル) 

May 1, 2001 November 23, 2002
The spirit of the Millennium Puzzle realizes that his memories of ancient Egypt have faded, but Téa is going to help him uncover the mysteries of his past! However, their search is interrupted by the dancing duelist Johnny Steps and his musical monsters of rock! 
54 5 "Obelisk the Tormentor"

"This City Will Become Battle City!" (この町は, バトルシティとなる!) 

May 8, 2001 November 30, 2002
To face the future, Yugi must first look into the past! Yugi learns that he was once a powerful Pharaoh who saved the world five thousand years ago, and he must now save the world again! Meanwhile, Kaiba tests the hidden powers of Obelisk against the fury of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon with the revolutionary hologram technology of a new invention-the Duel Disk! 
55 6 "Stalked by the Rare Hunters"

"Ghouls Attacks — Red-Eyes Black Dragon Targeted" (グールズ強襲 狙われた真紅目黒竜) 

May 8, 2001 December 14, 2002
Joey is cornered by a group of sinister Rare Hunters who force him into a duel where if he loses, the Rare Hunters get his precious Red-Eyes Black Dragon! Though Joey pummels his foes with his mighty monster armada, eliminating life points isn't the only path to victory... 
56 7 "Yugi VS the Rare Hunter (1)"

"Clash! Battle City Begins" (激闘! バトルシティ開幕) 

May 15, 2001 January 11, 2003
It's time to master new rules and monsters; let the Battle City Tournament commence! In the first duel of the tournament, Yugi challenges the Rare Hunter to win back Joey's Red-Eyes Black Dragon. However, Yugi's falling into the same trap that led to Joey's demise! 
57 8 "Yugi VS the Rare Hunter (2)"

"Reversal — Chain Destruction" (逆転 連鎖破壊) 

May 22, 2001 January 18, 2003
Yugi figures out the Rare Hunter's strategy to summon the almighty Exodia, but it's too late to stop him! The Rare Hunter already has four pieces of Exodia in his hand, and the fifth and final piece is on top of his deck! How can Yugi stop Exodia? 
58 9 "Espa Roba — The ESP Duelist (1)"

"Esper Roba — Terror of the Psychic Deck"(エスパー絽場 サイキックデッキの恐怖) 

May 29, 2001 January 25, 2003
The psychic duelist Espa Roba defeats Rex Raptor as easy as a chumpasaurus, and Joey's next on his hit list! What chance does Joey have when Espa Roba has the telepathic ability to read all the cards in Joey's hand? 
59 10 "Espa Roba — The ESP Duelist (2)"

"Gamble of Courage — The Spinning Roulette Spider"(勇気ある賭け 廻れルーレットスパイダー) 

June 5, 2001 February 1, 2003
Joey discovers that Espa Roba's extrasensory perception was a hoax, but he's not yet free from Espa's mental manipulations! Espa Roba's Jinzo not only slaughters all of Joey's monsters, but grows in power every turn! Joey's luck has come to an end... or has it? 
60 11 "The Master of Magicians (1)"

"The Black Magician Master — Pandora" (ブラックマジシャン使い パンドラ) 

June 19, 2001 February 8, 2003
The magician duelist Arkana (Pandora in the Japanese version) transports Yami Yugi to the world's most lethal dueling arena, where the loser gets sent to the Shadow Realm! Yami Yugi must win this duel or he'll lose much more than his Dark Magician! 
61 12 "The Master of Magicians (2)"

"Black Magic of the Soul" (魂のブラックマジック) 

June 26, 2001 February 8, 2003
It's Dark Magician versus Dark Magician! However, while Yami Yugi only controls one Dark Magician, Arkana has three residing in his deck! Yami Yugi will never give up, as long as he believes in the Heart of the Cards! 
62 13 "The Master of Magicians (3)"

"The Magician's Disciple — Black Magician Girl"(魔術師の弟子 ブラックマジシャンガール) 

July 3, 2001 February 8, 2003
To counter Arkana's Dark Magician, Yugi pulls a rabbit out of his hat: the Dark Magician Girl! It's the battle of the sexes to determine the true master of magicians! 
63 14 "Playing with a Parasite (1)"

"The Trap of Revenge — Rampage! Paraside" (復讐の罠 暴走! パラサイド) 

July 10, 2001 February 15, 2003
Old enemy Weevil Underwood lures Joey into a rigged duel. With a Parasite Paracide monster sneaked into Joey's deck, Weevil is able to block all of his monster's attacks and summon the Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth! 
64 15 "Playing with a Parasite (2)"

"The Steel Knight — Gearfried" (鋼鉄の騎士 ギアフリード) 

July 17, 2001 February 22, 2003
Joey squashes Weevil's Moth, but Weevil has other tricks up his sleeves. He summons the all-powerful Insect Queen, which gains power from all of Joey's infected monsters and becomes practically invincible. Can Joey find a way to win? 
65 16 "Mime Control (1)"

(マリク始動 神のコンボ) 

July 24, 2001 March 8, 2003
Yugi is challenged by Strings, Marik's mind-slave, who has a strong monster in his deck! Marik's summoning of the great beast seems assured when he calls forth Revival Jam. 
66 17 "Mime Control (2)"

"Osiris the Heaven Dragon"(オシリスの天空竜) 

July 31, 2001 March 8, 2003
Marik summons Slifer The Sky Dragon, and with his invincible combo, the dragon's attack power will increase! Yugi tries everything, but Marik's strategy seems infallible. 
67 18 "Mime Control (3)"

(神を越えろ! 究極の無限ループ) 

August 7, 2001 March 15, 2003
Yugi suddenly devises a strategy to defeat Slifer despite its overwhelming attack power. Will it work, or will Marik win and gain the Pharaoh's power? 
68 19 "Legendary Fisherman (1)"

"Invisible Enemy — Sea Stealth II" (見えない敵 シーステルスII) 

August 14, 2001 March 22, 2003
Joey duels Mako Tsunami, unaware of the danger that Marik has prepared for him and Yugi's other friends... Marik arrives in Domino and allies himself with Yami Bakura. 
69 20 "Legendary Fisherman (2)"

"The Legendary Fisherman" (伝説のフィッシャーマン) 

August 21, 2001 March 29, 2003
Mako summons the Legendary Fisherman, a monster protected by the ocean's power. Can Joey defeat it and claim victory? And even if he does, can he escape Marik's trap? 
70 21 "Double Duel (1)"

"The Mask's Curse — The High Altitude Duel" (仮面の呪縛 高層デュエル) 

August 28, 2001 May 3, 2003
Marik captures Joey, Téa, and Mokuba, forcing Yami Yugi and Kaiba into a tag team duel with Lumis and Umbra, a pair of Rare Hunters with fantastic teamwork abilities, which unfortunately, Yami Yugi and Kaiba seem to lack. 
71 22 "Double Duel (2)"

"Sealed God Cards" (封じられた神のカード) 

September 4, 2001 May 10, 2003
Lumis and Umbra prevent the summoning of all high-level monsters with their Mask of Restrict card, while they summon the powerful Masked Beast. But even in spite of all this, Kaiba is highly reluctant to work together with Yami Yugi. 
72 23 "Double Duel (3)"

"Unite!" (結束せよ!) 

September 11, 2001 May 17, 2003
As Yami Yugi and Kaiba finally pull together a semblance of teamwork, and their enemies' team spirit begins to crumble, Lumis takes things into his own hands and summons the Masked Beast Des Gardius, a monster even more powerful than Kaiba's Blue-Eyes. Tea helps Mokuba escape the rare hunters. 
73 24 "Double Duel (4)"

"The Giant God Soldier of Obelisk" (オベリスクの巨神兵) 

September 18, 2001 May 24, 2003
Yugi and Kaiba finally conquer Lumis and Umbra with Valkyrion the Magna Warrior and Obelisk The Tormentor. But Marik still has Joey and Téa... 
74 25 "The Rescue"

"Bonds" (絆) 

September 25, 2001 June 14, 2003
As they head via helicopter to Marik's hideout, Yugi and Kaiba discuss the events of the past. Tea and Joey are brainwashed by Marik. 
75 26 "Friends 'Til the End (1)"

"A Cruel Duel — Yugi Vs. Jonouchi" (非情の決闘 遊戯vs城之内) 

October 2, 2001 June 28, 2003
With Joey under Marik's mind control, Yugi is forced to duel his best friend in a twisted timed match where only one will survive! 
76 27 "Friends 'Til the End (2)"

"Awaken! Red-Eyes Black Dragon of Friendship" (届け!友情の真紅眼の黒竜) 

October 9, 2001 July 5, 2003
Yugi chooses to duel himself, without the Pharaoh's aid, and summons Joey's Red-Eyes Black Dragon, hoping to break Marik's control over Joey. When that fails, he gives Joey the Millennium Puzzle...

Meanwhile,Tristan and Serenity are chased by the rare hunters. 

77 28 "Friends 'Til the End (3)"

"The Countdown to Despair" (絶望へのカウントダウン) 

October 16, 2001 July 12, 2003
An enraged Marik finds his hold over Joey slipping, which leads to a weakened Red-Eyes still surviving and Yugi managing a lead. But when Marik draws Meteor of Destruction, all hope seems lost...

Back in Battle City, Serenity and Tristan are saved from the rare hunters by Duke Devlin and Mai Valentine. 

78 29 "Friends 'Til the End (4)"

"Attack Me! The Fated Last Turn"(ボクを撃て!運命のラストターン) 

October 23, 2001 July 19, 2003
Joey finally breaks free of Marik's control, and finds, to his horror, that Yugi plans to lose the duel and give up his life so that Joey can escape. How will both of them survive? 
79 30 "Shadow of a Duel"

"Ghost Deck Vs. Occult Deck" (ゴーストデッキvsオカルトデッキ) 

October 30, 2001 August 16, 2003
To fulfill his plot with Marik, Yami Bakura forcibly enters the tournament. After taking control of a badly injured Bakura,(Who was in the hospital in a coma after being attacked by his evil self) He looks for locator cards, and finds that the perfect victims are Bonz and his gang... 
80 31 "Lights, Camera, Duel"

"Ninja Master Magnum Enters"(忍者使いマグナム見参) 

November 6, 2001 August 23, 2003
Before they arrive at the Battle City Finals, Mai is challenged by Hollywood star Jean Claude Magnum, who plans to gain Mai's hand in marriage after he defeats her in a duel. Will her Harpies be able to stand up against his Ninjas? 
81 32 "Let the Finals Begin!"

"Battle Ship Takes Off!" (バトルシップ発進!) 

November 13, 2001 August 30, 2003
The Battle City Finals draw to a beginning with triple deception; Marik's servant, Odion, is assuming his name, Marik acts like a friend (Namu), and Yami Bakura plans to enter with Bakura as his pawn. Yugi and the Pharaoh make the difficult decision to put Slifer in their deck, and enter the battle to save the world. 
82 33 "The Dark Spirit Revealed (1)"

"First Duel in the Sky — Yugi vs. Dark Bakura" (天空のファーストデュエル 遊戯vs闇の獏良) 

November 27, 2001 September 6, 2003
Yami Bakura reveals himself, but seems to be no great duelist. He loses nearly all of his life points, even when he summons the powerful Dark Necrofear. What is he planning? 
83 34 "The Dark Spirit Revealed (2)"

"The Death-Calling Ouija Board" (死を呼ぶウィジャ盤) 

November 27, 2001 September 13, 2003
Yami Bakura calls forth the terrifying Dark Sancturary, activated when Yami Yugi sent Dark Necrofear to the Graveyard, which is capable of possessing one of Yugi's monsters each turn. While Yugi tries to find a way around this, Yami Bakura calls forth the Destiny Board, which will destroy all monsters on Yugi's side of the field... 
84 35 "The Dark Spirit Revealed (3)"

(闇を砕け 神の一撃!) 

November 27, 2001 September 13, 2003
Yugi finally overcomes Yami Bakura's tactics when he summons Slifer the Sky Dragon. But Marik plots to make him face a difficult decision when he persuades Yami Bakura to release control of a badly injured Bakura: would Yami Yugi rather save the world or risk harming a friend? However, Yami Bakura decides not to take the risk, since he needs Bakura in good health, because Bakura is the holder of the Millennium Ring and the host for Yami Bakura's spirit. As a result, Yami Bakura regains control, much to Marik's shock, which allows Yami Yugi to follow through with his attack and win the duel,once again leaving the good Bakura in a coma. While taking care of Bakura, Yugi and Joey realize his Millennium Ring is missing. 
85 36 "Rage of the Legendary Dragons"

(秘められた力 神のカードの謎) 

December 4, 2001 September 20, 2003
Yugi meets Shadi again, who relates the history of the legendary Egyptian God Cards and the terrible power they possess. Afterwards, Shadi uses his Millennium Key to cloak his presence as he checks up on Bakura, while Marik is revealed to have temporarily retaken control of Tea's mind to take Bakura's Millennium Ring, in order to gain a leverage over Yami Bakura. 
86 37 "Awakening of Evil (1)"


December 11, 2001 September 20, 2003
Joey duels Odion (who has taken Marik's name) but quickly falls behind when he faces Odion's powerful traps. When Joey attempts to take advantage of his deck's weakness (having no monsters), Odion pulls out a surprise! 
87 38 "Awakening of Evil (2)"

"The Spirit-Inheriting Card — Psycho Shocker Counterattacks!"(受け継ぎし魂 サイコショッカー反撃!) 

December 18, 2001 September 27, 2003
Joey summons Jinzo and devastates Odion by disabling all of his traps. But when Joey summons his most powerful monsters, Odion calls forth the deadly Mystical Beast of Serket! 
88 39 "Awakening of Evil (3)"


December 25, 2001 September 27, 2003
As Odion's Mystical Beast of Serket destroys Joey's monsters one by one, he is impressed by the friendship Joey shares with the others, and recounts his and Marik's own dark history; revealing himself to be Marik's older, adoptive brother who was mistreated by their father for not being a true member of the tomb keepers, and that he dedicated his life to protecting his brother from his inner evil. 
89 40 "Awakening of Evil (4)"

"Ra's Fury — Stand up Jonouchi!" (ラーの怒り 立て! 城之内) 

January 8, 2002 October 4, 2003
Due to this event, Kaiba decided that the winner will be the one who stands up first. Joey eventually manages to stand first, allowing him to win the duel. Before passing out, Odion reveals his real identity and cryptically warns Joey that they will all now be in worse danger. However, Odion's lapse into unconsciousness allows Mariks's evil half, Yami Marik, to surface and take control of Marik's body, since Marik needs Odion to help restrain his dark side. 
90 41 "Mind Game (1)"

"Mai vs. Marik — A Dark Duel" (舞vsマリク 闇のデュエル) 

January 15, 2002 October 4, 2003
Mai goes up against Yami Marik, an even more malicious counterpart of Marik. Though Mai gains an early lead, Yami Marik soon creates a Shadow Game; as Mai's monsters are destroyed, so are her memories of her friends... 
91 42 "Mind Game (2)"


January 22, 2002 October 11, 2003
Mai attempts to stand up to Yami Marik's torture and steals The Winged Dragon of Ra from his deck. But the monster can only be summoned by reciting the card's text... 
92 43 "Mind Game (3)"

"Mystery of the Hieratic Text"(古代神官文字の謎) 

January 29, 2002 October 11, 2003
Yami Marik recites the text and summons Ra. With his victory, he banishes Mai to the Shadow Realm, where he plans to torture her for eternity... 
93 44 "A Duel with Destiny (1)"

"Kaiba Vs. The 8th Duelist" (海馬vs8人目のデュエリスト) 

February 5, 2002 October 18, 2003
Kaiba duels against the mysterious eighth duelist who is soon revealed to be Ishizu, and she, in turn, is revealed to be Marik's elder sister. She plans to take Obelisk the Tormentor back and save her brother from himself, as her necklace shows her, and plants a trap in the midst of Kaiba's arrogance. While trying to call out to his sister, Marik is banished from his own body by the evil force controlling him. 
94 45 "A Duel with Destiny (2)"

"An Attack that Changes the Future" (未来を変える一撃) 

February 12, 2002 October 18, 2003
As Kaiba summons Obelisk, he is unaware of the trap Ishizu has implanted within the monster, which will destroy him when he attacks. But Kaiba soon has a vision in the midst of the duel, which goes against Ishizu's predictions... 
95 46 "The Tomb-Keeper's Secret"

"The Truth of the Ishtar Family Revealed" (明かされるイシュタール家の真実) 

February 19, 2002 October 25, 2003
Ishizu gives Yugi her Millennium Necklace and recounts the story of the Ishtar family, finally revealing tragedy that gave birth to Marik's evil side. After everyone goes to sleep, Marik (who finally discovered the truth while lurking in Tea's mind) uses Tea to deliver the spirits of Yami Bakura and himself into Bakura's body and confronts his evil half. 
96 47 "Showdown in the Shadows (1)"

"Darkness Vs. Darkness" (闇 Vs. 闇) 

February 26, 2002 October 25, 2003
With the 'good' Marik aiding him, Yami Bakura duels Yami Marik. Using Marik's knowledge of The Winged Dragon of Ra, Bakura steals it and plans to summon it. However, Yami Marik seems unconcerned... 
97 48 "Showdown in the Shadows (2)"

"One Turn Kill"(ONE TURN KILL) 

March 5, 2002 November 1, 2003
Yami Marik uses Joyful Doom to reduce Ra's attack points to 0. When the beast is destroyed, he revives it, and then, Yami Marik uses the previously unknown abilities to defeat Bakura and Marik. Yami Bakura is sent inside the maze of the Pharaoh's mind, and plans on unlocking the Pharaoh's secret. Upon realizing that the innocent good Bakura was also sent to the Shadow Realm, an enraged Yami Yugi confronts Yami Marik and vows to defeat him. Marik temporarily takes over Tea's body again to warn Ishizu about his evil half's plans. 

Season 3

Noah's Saga

No. English title

Japanese title

Air date
Series Season Japan United States
98 1 "A Virtual Nightmare!"

"The Unknown Challenger — The Giant Mobile Fortress Surfaces!" (未知なる挑戦者 巨大機動要塞浮上!) 

March 12, 2002 November 1, 2003
On its way to the Battle City Finals, the KaibaCorp blimp is captured by a mysterious boy named Noah. Yugi, Kaiba, and the others are lured into a virtual world, where old enemies, the Big 5 (reduced to minds in programming), are waiting to exact their revenge. 
99 2 "Isolated in Cyber Space — Part 1"

"Deck Master Deep Sea Warrior" (デッキマスター 深海の戦士) 

March 19, 2002 November 8, 2003
Yugi faces off against Gansley, in the form of "Deepsea Warrior", but struggles with the complexities of the dueling field and the new rules. Tea faces peril from a vicious tribe of cyclopses while Kaiba and Mokuba are brought to a setting similar to their old orphanage. 
100 3 "Isolated in Cyber Space — Part 2"

"The Terrifying Regeneration Combo" (恐怖の再生コンボ) 

March 26, 2002 November 8, 2003
Yugi's strategy is hindered by Gansley's Deck Master ability. Tristan and Duke face a mean dinosaur to save Serenity. Meanwhile, Kaiba and Mokuba confront painful visions of their miserable childhood, but within the heartache may lurk the key to Noah's true intentions... 
101 4 "Isolated in Cyber Space — Part 3"

"The Rainbow Arch Strikes Back" (反撃のレインボーアーチ) 

April 9, 2002 November 15, 2003
With his life points almost gone and Gansley's strategy working perfectly, Yugi calls on his Deck Master Kuriboh to help him win the duel. In a different realm of cyberspace, Téa's kidnapped by a group of Hitotsu-Me Giants, but is later saved by a penguin. 
102 5 "Freeze Play — Part 1"

"Duel on Ice — Anzu Targeted"(氷上の決闘 狙われた杏子) 

April 16, 2002 November 15, 2003
Téa is led by a penguin to Crump, in the form of Nightmare Penguin, who challenges her to a duel. She learns immediately that dueling in the virtual realm differs starkly from her previous duels, and starts to succumb to the virtual playing field. 
103 6 "Freeze Play — Part 2"

"Shine! The Jewel of the Sage" (輝け! 賢者の宝石) 

April 23, 2002 November 22, 2003
Despite gaining a lead with Maha Vailo, Téa falls behind as Crump begins an assault on her life points, causing the ice around her to grow. With the help of her Deck Master, Dark Magician Girl, and the Yugi's Dark Magician, Téa gains enough confidence to win. 
104 7 "Courtroom Chaos — Part 1"

"Deck Master Judgeman's Judgement"(デッキマスター ジャッジマンの裁き) 

April 30, 2002 November 22, 2003
Joey faces the Big 5's lawyer, Johnson, in a courtroom duel. Joey pulls an early lead with his Deck Master, Flame Swordsman, but Johnson's Deck Master, Judge Man, has abilities of his own. 
105 8 "Courtroom Chaos — Part 2"

"Gamble to Victory" (勝利への賭け) 

May 7, 2002 November 29, 2003
Joey attempts to pull through with several luck-based cards, but Johnson's cheating tactics ruin all his chances, until an angry Noah puts a stop to him. 
106 9 "Mechanical Mayhem — Part 1"

"A Man's Path of Glory — Honda's Honorable Defeat" (男の花道 本田玉砕) 

May 14, 2002 November 29, 2003
Tristan, Duke and Serenity duel Nesbitt, the Big 5's mechanical expert. Serenity's lack of experience with the game and Nesbit's powerful machine monsters create a tragic end for Tristan. 
107 10 "Mechanical Mayhem — Part 2"

"Saint Jannu's Trinity Attack"(聖女ジャンヌ三位一体の攻撃) 

May 21, 2002 December 6, 2003
With Tristan gone and Serenity in shock, Duke attempts to defeat Nesbitt by himself. But when Orgoth the Relentless is destroyed by his Perfect Machine King, Duke tries to help Serenity regain confidence in her abilities. The two later remember Tristan's face down card, hoping it will help them win. 
108 11 "Settling the Score — Part 1"

"Kidnapped Mokuba — Kaiba vs. Psycho Shocker" (さらわれたモクバ 海馬vsサイコショッカー) 

May 28, 2002 December 13, 2003
As Nesbitt (in Tristan's body) kidnaps Mokuba, Kaiba is forced to duel Leichter, the former assistant to his stepfather. For Leichter, the duel is personal, as he plans to take what he believes is rightfully his—KaibaCorp. Meanwhile, Tristan rejoins the group; his friends do not recognize him, since his mind has been downloaded into a mechanical monkey. 
109 12 "Settling the Score — Part 2"

"Attacks from Outer Space — Satellite Cannon" (宇宙からの攻撃 サテライトキャノン) 

June 4, 2002 December 20, 2003
With Lector's Jinzo Deck Master destroying all of Kaiba's traps, Imperial Order destroying all his spell cards, and Lector's unreachable Satellite Cannon striking from space, Kaiba doesn't seem to stand a chance. Mokuba's unwavering faith in Kaiba keeps him believing that his brother will pull out with a victory, but Noah has plans to ruin their brotherhood. 
110 13 "Noah's Secret"

"The Deepening Mystery — Noah Kaiba"(深まる謎 乃亜の正体) 

June 11, 2002 January 10, 2004
Yugi, Kaiba, and Tea are separated from the others as the Big 5 (minus Nesbitt) plan to take their bodies anyway. As Noah tortures Kaiba by brainwashing Mokuba, he reveals his true identity as Gozaboro Kaiba's biological son. 
111 14 "Merger of the Big Five — Part 1"

"Big 5's Counterattack"(ビッグ5の逆襲) 

June 18, 2002 January 17, 2004
Noah gives the Big Five one last chance to redeem themselves in a five-on-two tag team duel where Yugi and Joey take on the entire Big Five, who are using Tristan's body. 
112 15 "Merger of the Big Five — Part 2"

"Target: Jonouchi — The Teamwork Play to Victory"(狙われた城之内 勝利への連係プレー) 

June 25, 2002 January 24, 2004
The Big 5 attempt various strategies of victory, with the aim of eliminating Joey first. However, their poor teamwork soon puts Yugi and Joey ahead. Leichter then calls their most powerful monster to the field, the Five Head Dragon. 
113 16 "Merger of the Big Five — Part 3"

"Defeat it! Five-Headed Dragon" (倒せ! ファイブゴッドドラゴン) 

July 2, 2002 January 31, 2004
Yugi and Joey are forced to use their strongest monsters to take down the Five Head Dragon. 
114 17 "Brothers in Arms — Part 1"

"Noa vs. Seto — The Duel of Heaven and Earth's Creation" (乃亜vs瀬人 天地創造の決闘) 

July 16, 2002 February 7, 2004
Kaiba and Noah duel for full control of KaibaCorp, but Noah's revelations and constant manipulation of the playing field complicate things for Kaiba. 
115 18 "Brothers in Arms — Part 2"

"The Invincible Deck Master — The Miracle Ark" (無敵デッキマスター 奇跡の箱舟) 

July 23, 2002 February 14, 2004
Noah's Shinato's Ark puts Kaiba in a difficult position, as he scrambles to find a winning strategy. 
116 19 "Brothers in Arms — Part 3"

"Save Mokuba! The Seventh Turn of Fate"(モクバを救え! 運命の第七ターン) 

July 30, 2002 February 21, 2004
Kaiba regains control of the duel, but Noah brings a brainwashed Mokuba out to hinder his plans. After finally breaking through to Mokuba, Kaiba tries to embrace his brother before Noah, jealous over their close relationship, turns them to stone. 
117 20 "Noah's Final Threat — Part 1"

"Change of Decks — Yugi vs. Noa" (引き継ぎし山札 遊戯vs乃亜) 

August 6, 2002 February 28, 2004
Enraged at Noah's cruel games, Yugi takes over for Kaiba and duels Noah with only 400 life points. 
118 21 "Noah's Final Threat — Part 2"

"LP 10000 vs. 100!!" (LP 10000vs100!!) 

August 18, 2002 March 6, 2004
Yugi's efforts to win the duel are further complicated by Noah, who turns all of his friends into stone statues, leaving Yugi feeling alone and without hope. 
119 22 "So Close Yet So Far"

"Darkness of the Kaiba Family" (海馬家の闇) 

August 20, 2002 March 20, 2004
Gozaboro Kaiba reveals himself and plans to virtualize the entire world to create a digital kingdom. With Noah's unlikely aid, Yugi and the others must escape while fending off memories from the past. 
120 23 "Burying the Past — Part 1"

"Exodia Necross" (エクゾディア·ネクロス) 

August 27, 2002 April 3, 2004
Using Mokuba's body, Noah escapes and sets the virtual world to self-destruct. But Mokuba's kindness breaks through his heart, and he tries to set the others free. Meanwhile, Kaiba duels Gozaboro, who summons a seemingly unstoppable monster—Exodia Necross.

Note: When aired in Japan, it was an hour-long special. 

121 24 "Burying the Past — Part 2"

"Escape!!" (脱出!!) 

August 27, 2002 April 17, 2004
Yami Marik destroys the computers in the control room, disabling the controls for the self-destruct mechanism, which turns the situation desperate. Meanwhile, Kaiba defeats Gozoboro Kaiba, and he and Yugi rush to the exit before the virtual world explodes. Noah erases Gozoboro's files and releases his mind, and finally makes peace with his family, and prepares for the destruction of the virtual world.

Note: When aired in Japan, it was an hour-long special. 

Enter the Shadow Realm

No. English title

Japanese title

Air date
Series Season Japan United States
122 25 "Back to Battle City — Part 1"

"The Place of the Finals — Alcatraz" (決戦の地 アルカトラズ) 

August 27, 2002 May 1, 2004
Yugi and the others arrive at KaibaCorp Island and The Battle City Finals resume. To decide who will duel whom, the four duelists--Yugi, Joey, Kaiba, and Marik-- face each other in a four-way duel in the duel tower 
123 26 "Back to Battle City — Part 2"

"Battle Royale!" (バトルロイヤル!) 

September 3, 2002 May 8, 2004
The four-way duel continues with Joey determined to duel Marik in order to save Mai while Marik and Kaiba both intend to face Yugi. Meanwhile, Ishizu reflects on her past. 
124 27 "Back to Battle City — Part 3"

"The Respective Opponents"(それぞれの対戦者) 

September 3, 2002 May 15, 2004
With the conclusion of the four-way duel, the match-ups for the semi-finals are determined — Joey will duel Marik while Yugi will be facing off against Kaiba. 
125 28 "The Darkness Returns — Part 1"

"The Dark Semi-Final Duel — Jonouchi vs. Marik" (闇の準決勝 城之内vsマリク) 

September 10, 2002 May 15, 2004
Marik brings Joey and himself to the Shadow Realm, where each duelist's heart is linked with his monsters, suffering the pain that the monsters feel.

Note: When aired in Japan, it was an hour-long special. 

126 29 "The Darkness Returns — Part 2"

(地獄の詩人 ヘルポエマー) 

September 17, 2002 May 22, 2004
Marik's duel tactics eat away at Joey's deck and his life points. Joey's comeback strategy, however is hindered by Marik's new monster on Joey's side of the field.

Note: When aired in Japan, it was an hour-long special. 

127 30 "The Darkness Returns — Part 3"

"The Turning of the Tide! Gilford the Lightning"(逆転! 稲妻の戦士) 

September 24, 2002 May 22, 2004
With life points dropping and his monsters unable to attack, Joey summons a monster that proves to be his saving grace, prompting Marik to unleash his strongest monster. 
128 31 "The Darkness Returns — Part 4"

"Jonouchi's Death" (城之内死す) 

October 8, 2002 May 29, 2004
Despite surviving Marik's onslaught, Joey is weakened by the shadow game's effects and succumbs just as he is about to win the duel. Yugi struggles to find hope after losing his best friend to the Shadow Realm. 
129 32 "Clash in the Coliseum — Part 1"

"Sky Colosseum — Yugi vs. Kaiba" (天空闘戯場 遊戯vs海馬) 

October 15, 2002 May 29, 2004
The second duel of the semi-finals begins with Yugi dueling Kaiba for the second spot in the grand final and the chance to duel Marik. Kaiba draws Obelisk on his first turn, but Yugi thwarts his attempts to summon it with Lightforce Sword. 
130 33 "Clash in the Coliseum — Part 2"


October 22, 2002 June 5, 2004
Kaiba and Yugi compete to summon their monsters to the field, but each is hindered by the other's strategies. 
131 34 "Clash in the Coliseum — Part 3"

(激突! 神vs神) 

October 29, 2002 June 12, 2004
Kaiba is able to summon Obelisk the Tormentor, to the field, putting it at odds with Yugi's own Slifer the Sky Dragon. 
132 35 "Clash in the Coliseum — Part 4"

"The Inherited Destined Duel" (受け継ぎし運命の決闘) 

November 5, 2002 June 19, 2004
With the destruction of both their monsters, Kaiba and Yugi are presented with a vision of the High Priest's legendary battle against the Pharaoh. Kaiba believes this to be a mere illusion, but Yugi knows it is a vision of the past. The duel continues with Kaiba and Yugi attacking with their signature cards.

Note: When aired in Japan, it was a 90-minute-long special. 

133 36 "Clash in the Coliseum — Part 5"

"The Promise to a Friend — Red-Eyes Black Dragon" (友との誓い 真紅眼の黒竜) 

November 12, 2002 June 26, 2004
Kaiba gains a lead in the duel when he summons three Blue Eyes White Dragons. Yugi's hopes of winning come to an end, but receives some encouragement from Joey and stays strong in the game. Meanwhile, Joey's dreams and the ongoing duel cause Joey to awake.

Note: When aired in Japan, it was a 90-minute-long special. 

134 37 "Clash in the Coliseum — Part 6"

"Destroy the Hatred! Black Paladin" (憎しみを撃て! ブラックパラディン) 

November 19, 2002 July 3, 2004
Kaiba's final move forces the duelists to use only three cards, forcing to use the best cards in the decks to win the duel.

Note: When aired in Japan, it was a 90-minute-long special. 

135 38 "Battle for the Bronze — Part 1"

"The Mediocre's Road to Flame — Jonouchi vs. Kaiba" (炎の凡骨ロード 城之内vs海馬) 

December 3, 2002 July 10, 2004
Tired of Kaiba's constant ridicule, Joey challenges Kaiba for third place in the Battle City tournament. 
136 39 "Battle for the Bronze — Part 2"

"Blue Eyes White Dragon vs. Blue Eyes White Dragon" (青眼の白龍vs青眼の白龍) 

December 10, 2002 July 17, 2004
Joey manages to gain one of Kaiba's strongest cards to help him advance in the duel. Meanwhile, Téa – possessed by the good half of Marik's soul – fights Yami Marik for control of the Millennium Rod. 
137 40 "Battle for the Bronze — Part 3"

"The Path to Becoming a True Duelist"(真のデュエリストへの道) 

December 17, 2002 July 24, 2004
After defeating Joey and taking third place in the tournament, Kaiba plans to destroy the Duel Tower and bury his past forever. Ishizu and Mokuba convince him otherwise, and he gives Yugi one all-powerful card that could give him a chance to defeat Marik in the final duel. 
138 41 "The Final Face Off — Part 1"

"The Final: Yugi vs Malik" (決勝戦 遊戯vsマリク) 

December 24, 2002 July 31, 2004
The final duel of Battle City begins. Yami Marik quickly turns it into a shadow game and sets it up so that if he or the Pharaoh loses, their host's soul will be destroyed. Yugi convinces the Pharaoh not to worry about him and to keep dueling to save Mai, Bakura and the true Marik. Yami Marik quickly discards his Winged Dragon of Ra to the graveyard, planning to revive it. Yugi manages to summon Slifer the Sky Dragon using his three Knights. 
139 42 "The Final Face Off — Part 2"

"Devil's Sanctuary Activates!"(悪魔の聖域発動!) 

January 7, 2003 August 14, 2004
Marik uses Ra's effect to destroy Slifer and revives it once again to attack Yugi. Yugi plays the card Kaiba gave him, Fiend's Sanctuary, to stop Marik's attack. He then uses Multiply in order to summon Obelisk the Tormentor and devastate Marik. 
140 43 "The Final Face Off — Part 3"

"Immortal Wall: God Slime" (不死の壁 ゴッドスライム) 

January 14, 2003 August 21, 2004
Marik's good half possesses Tea again and begs Yugi to destroy him along with his evil side,but he eventually weakens and begins fading away as his dark half loses life points. Yugi and the Pharaoh become hesitant to duel, not wanting to harm the good Marik. As he fades away, Marik appears to an unconscious Odion, thanks him for taking care of him and apologizes, wishing that he could take back his cruel actions. In a cliffhanger, Odion is revealed to have been awakened by Marik's apology. 
141 44 "The Final Face Off — Part 4"

"Obelisk's Anger: Soul Energy—MAX)" (オベリスクの怒り ソウルエナジーMAX) 

January 21, 2003 August 28, 2004
Yugi continues fending off Marik's attacks, holding out until he has the cards he needs to defeat Marik. Finally, he summons Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl and uses them to activate Ragnarok – a spell card with the ability to destroy all the monsters on Marik's field, including his Grapha dragon lord of dark world that he fused himself with. (The card actually negates and removes all cards Marik controls, at the cost of banishing all monsters to the graveyard that Yami Yugi has.) But Yami Marik claims that if Grapha is destroyed (which will leave the good Marik with only 1 life point), then the good Marik will be too weak to resist the power of the Shadow Realm, and will consequently lose his soul. Then, Odion arrives (although he is still weak), and tells Yami Marik that he has come to release his master (the good Marik), although Yami Marik counters this by saying that Marik's good half is almost completely gone, and that he is here to stay. 
142 45 "The Final Face Off — Part 5"

"Battle City Ends!" (バトルシティ終結!) 

January 28, 2003 August 28, 2004
Odion tries to get the good Marik to resist his evil half. As a result, Yami Marik becomes angered, and attacks Odion with the Millennium Rod, which weakens Odion even more. Odion doesn't give up, despite Ishizu's protests. As Marik continues his onslaught (which begins to injure Odion), Odion tells Marik's good side that together, they had conquered his evil have before, and that they could do it again. Then, he tells the good Marik that since Yami Marik was created by the good Marik's hatred, he has the power to destroy him. As Yami Marik raises the Rod to deliver the final blow, the good Marik disappears from the field, and begins fighting against Yami Marik, who struggles for control over Marik's body, and refuses to be defeated. However, Marik's good half stalls Yami Marik long enough for Yugi to activate his spell card. Yugi's Ragnarok spell succeeds in destroying (and removing to the graveyard) Ra, allowing the good Marik to regain control of his body. However, a sliver of Yami Marik reappears on the field, although this time, he is the victim. Yami Marik tries to convince the good Marik to help him seize the Millennium Items and rule the world together, but fails as Marik has decided to stop being evil and make up for his actions. Marik surrenders the duel to Yugi, which sends Yami Marik to the Shadow Realm, ending the Battle City finals. Bakura and Mai are returned from the shadow realm and Marik is reunited with his siblings, who forgive him. Yugi receives the three Egyptian God Cards. Kaiba then activates the Duel Tower's self-destruct sequence, giving everybody one hour to get off the island before it explodes. 
143 46 "One for the Road"

"The Destruction of Alcatraz"(アルカトラズ炎上) 

February 4, 2003 September 4, 2004
Yugi and the gang escape from the island in time, but they are forced to leave Kaiba and Mokuba behind. The brothers get away just as the island explodes using the Blue-Eyes White Jet. Yugi's group heads back to Domino City, where they say their farewells and go their separate ways. 
144 47 "Looking Back and Moving Ahead"

"A Sign" (兆) 

February 11, 2003 September 4, 2004
Téa shows Serenity around the city, to all the sites of the important duels of the Battle City Tournament, while Joey duels Yugi to get his Red-Eyes Black Dragon back. Téa eventually meets up with Yugi, and they head off for further adventures.

Note: This episode recaps all the events of the Battle City Tournament. 

Movie: Pyramid of Light

Five thousand years ago, a heroic Pharaoh imprisoned Anubis, the Egyptian lord of the dead, after he tried to destroy the world by persuading the kings to play the mysterious Shadow Games. In the present day, Anubis' tomb is uncovered by archaeologists, amazed with his most valuable treasure, the Pyramid of Light. A devastating spiritual force unleashes from the relic and liberates the Egyptian god. Anubis, now free, intends to conclude his plan.

Meanwhile, the Battle City Finals have recently concluded, and Yugi Muto has achieved international fame by defeating his arch-rival Seto Kaiba and obtaining the three legendary God Cards: Slifer the Sky Dragon, Obelisk the Tormentor, and the Winged Dragon of Ra. Kaiba, determined to defeat Yugi, turns to Pegasus, the creator of Duel Monsters, in order to obtain any new cards designed to defeat the God Cards. Pegasus tells Kaiba that he has a card he is looking for, but will only give it to Kaiba if he can beat him in a duel. Kaiba defeats Pegasus and claims two cards, one of which was secretly planted by Anubis.

Meanwhile, Yugi and Téa go to the local museum where Anubis' corpse and the Pyramid of Light are on display. They meet up with Yugi's grandpa Solomon, who reads a prophecy describing a clairvoyant eye which will prevent the world's destruction if blinded. Anubis' spirit attacks the group with Yugi having a vision of Anubis himself manipulating Kaiba and him in a Shadow Game. He awakens to find Anubis and the Pyramid of Light missing. Kaiba's brother Mokuba arrives, and Yugi is taken to Kaiba's duel dome with his friends Joey and Tristan in pursuit. Kaiba arrogantly and ignorantly forces Yami Yugi into a duel, unaware that Anubis is manipulating him into using one of the two new cards, Pyramid of Light, which covers the field in a huge replica of the actual pyramid and destroys the God Cards. Yugi, Joey and Tristan are sucked into the pyramid while Mokuba flees the crumbling building.

Yugi, Joey, and Tristan awaken within the Millennium Puzzle, finding Anubis' tomb within. Anubis reveals that his monsters will destroy the modern world. Yami Yugi and Kaiba continue their duel, each blow to their in-game Life Points draining away their physical energy. To make matters worse, Kaiba manages to eliminate half of Yami Yugi's deck through Deck Destruction Virus, leaving him with barely any cards, and uses the second new card, Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon, to destroy Yami's last monster and leave him with only 200 Life Points. Pegasus figures out what is going on and arrives in a helicopter to rescue Téa, Solomon, and Mokuba. Téa sends her soul into the Millennium Puzzle to aid Yugi, Joey and Tristan. Yugi finds the Dagger of Fate within Anubis' tomb, and uses it to destroy the all-seeing eye in the tomb as predicted by the prophecy.

When Kaiba deviates from Anubis' plan and attempts to destroy the Pyramid of Light, Anubis materializes, casts him aside, and takes command of the duel. Yami, reunited with Yugi, destroys the Pyramid of Light card with Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon and then uses Kaiba's planned strategy to summon the God Cards and end the duel by destroying Anubis. However, Anubis revealed his true form, The End of Anubis. This proves to be his undoing when Yugi and Yami summon Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon to destroy Anubis, defeating him for good. In the end, Kaiba departs promising to defeat Yugi, and Yugi thanks Yami and his friends for their companionship.

Season 4

No. English title

Japanese title

Air date
Series Season Japan United States
145 1 "A New Evil – Part 1"

"The Pulsation of a New Darkness" (新たなる闇の鼓動) 

February 18, 2003 September 11, 2004
Duel monsters are becoming real and Kaiba’s company receives the blame. Meanwhile, Yugi takes the Egyptian god cards to the museum to gain more answers about Yami’s past, but a dark force steals energy from the cards. The cards are later stolen by Gurimo and his team of bikers, the members of which possess the Seal of Orichalcos. Yugi challenges Gurimo to a duel for the Egyptian God Cards. 
146 2 "A New Evil – Part 2"

"The Seal of Orichalcos" (オレイカルコスの結界) 

February 25, 2003 September 18, 2004
Yugi is almost overpowered by the Seal of Orichalcos' effects and Obelisk the Tormentor. He turns the duel around and manages to win, causing Gurimo's soul to be taken by the Seal of Orichalcos. Yugi and the others go to Arthur and Rebecca Hawkins for more help. 
147 3 "Legend of the Dragons"

"Nameless Dragon — Timaeus" (名もなき竜 ティマイオス) 

March 4, 2003 September 25, 2004
Yugi and the Pharaoh are taken to the "Duel Monsters Spirit World", where they find three dragons frozen in crystal. Warned by Dark Magician Girl of Hades and how it will return to destroy the world, Yugi and the Pharaoh manage to release one of the dragons, Timaeus, and form a bond with it. 
148 4 "The Creator Returns"

"The Invitation from Pegasus"(ペガサスからの招待状) 

March 11, 2003 October 2, 2004
Yugi, Joey, Tristan and Téa are warned by Pegasus of a new threat, prompting them to travel to Industrial Illsuions to find out more. Meanwhile, Dartz sends an unlikely mercenary (Mai Valentine) to capture Pegasus’s soul. Kaiba learns that his company shares are being bought out by Pegasus, who challenges him to a duel. 
149 5 "Deja Duel! – Part 1"

"The Nightmare of Toon World"(トゥーンワールドの悪夢) 

March 18, 2003 October 9, 2004
Kaiba and Mokuba go to Duelist Kingdom Island for Kaiba and Pegasus’s duel. Kaiba senses something strange about the duel and Pegasus, and soon learns that someone else is involved. 
150 6 "Deja Duel! – Part 2"

"Awaken! Critias" (目覚めよ! クリティウス) 

April 8, 2003 October 16, 2004
Alister reveals himself, as well as his intentions for Kaiba, while locking him in the Seal of Orichalcos. The duel ends in a draw. Meanwhile, Yugi, Tea, Joey and Tristan prepare for their flight to Industrial Illusions. 
151 7 "An Unexpected Enemy"

"An Unexpected Enemy" (予期せぬ敵) 

April 15, 2003 October 23, 2004
Yugi and the others are left stranded in the desert and surrounded by a gang of bikers. They are later saved by a mysterious female biker, later revealed to be Mai Valentine. They arrive at Pegasus's headquarters, only to be cornered by Mai, who has joined Dartz's team and challenges Joey to a duel. 
152 8 "My Freaky Valentine – Part 1"

"Mai who Fell into Darkness"(闇に堕ちた舞) 

April 22, 2003 October 23, 2004
Mai confesses her reason for joining Dartz's team and overpowers Joey with her enhanced deck and the Seal of Orichalcos. Joey is forced to decide how to carry on with the duel. 
153 9 "My Freaky Valentine – Part 2"

"Revive! The Third Dragon"(よみがえれ! 第三の竜) 

April 29, 2003 October 30, 2004
Mai continues to overpower Joey with her Harpie Ladies and the Seal. However, Joey is transported to the Dominion of the Beasts, where he releases the third dragon, Hermos. 
154 10 "My Freaky Valentine – Part 3"

"The Miracle of Hermos" (ヘルモスの奇跡) 

May 6, 2003 October 30, 2004
Joey makes a comeback with the Claw of Hermos and nearly wins against Mai. Valon decides to step in and break the seal, causing the duel to end in a draw. Kaiba arrives at the Headquarters, and the group finds a digital message left by Pegasus. Pegasus warns them about the Great Leviathan and leaves them a card that can be used against Dartz. 
155 11 "The Challenge"

"Target: Nameless Pharaoh" (ターゲットは名もなき王) 

May 13, 2003 November 6, 2004
The group heads off to find Professor Hawkins, only to discover he has been kidnapped by Rafael. Yugi leaves in the middle of the night to face Rafael alone. Meanwhile, Rex and Weevil follow Yugi to see his duel. 
156 12 "Fate of the Pharaoh – Part 1"

"Yugi vs. Rafael — The Impregnable Guardian Deck" (遊戯vsラフェール 鉄壁のガーディアンデッキ) 

May 20, 2003 November 6, 2004
Rafael and Yami Yugi face off in a duel. Rafael reveals his past and his reasons for joining Dartz’s team. 
157 13 "Fate of the Pharaoh — Part 2"

"The Truth of Doma" (ドーマの真実) 

May 27, 2003 November 13, 2004
Rafael maintains his lead over Yami Yugi in the duel, while accusing him of being an evil Pharaoh responsible for the chaos in the world. However, he is forced to give Yami Yugi the Seal of Orichalcos when Yami plays the Exchange spell card. Initially hesitant to use the Seal of Orichalcos, Yami Yugi plays it when he appears to be a turn away from losing, against Yugi’s advice. This causes Yugi's spirit to be imprisoned in an Orichalcos prison, and it also lets Yami Yugi's inner darkness to consume him. 
158 14 "Fate of the Pharaoh – Part 3"

"The Darkness Within Yugi — Timaeus Disappears"(遊戯の中の闇 ティマイオス消滅) 

June 3, 2003 November 13, 2004
Under the influence of the Orichalcos, Yami Yugi ruthlessly attacks Rafael, using Catapult Turtle to sacrifice his monsters in order to drain Rafael's life points. However, when Rafael summons his ace monster, Guardian Eatos, he gains the upper hand; he has unlocked Yami Yugi's inner darkness, which caused him to duel recklessly, and he manages to turn the Pharaoh's own monsters against him, using Guardian Eatos's effects. This causes Guardian Eatos to gain attack points equal to the total attack points of all the monsters in Yami Yugi's Graveyard, allowing Eatos to power up to 10,000 attack points. When Eatos attacks, Yami Yugi loses the duel and almost has his soul taken, but Yugi uses the Millenium Puzzle to destroy his prison and steps in to save Yami Yugi. This causes Yugi's soul to be taken instead, devastating the Pharaoh. Meanwhile, Rex and Weevil jump onto Rafael's helicopter to join up with Dartz's team, in order to obtain the power of the Orichalcos. 
159 15 "Trial by Stone"

"A Taken Soul"(引きさかれた魂) 

June 10, 2003 November 20, 2004
After Yugi sacrifices his soul to save Yami, the gang decides to seek out Dartz’s headquarters. They ask Kaiba to give them a ride, but he is enraged that Yugi lost to someone other than him. Meanwhile, Rex and Weevil join Dartz and gain the power of the Orichalcos. 
160 16 "On the Wrong Track – Part 1"

"The Runaway Train Duel" (暴走特急デュエル) 

June 24, 2003 November 20, 2004
Yami and the rest of his friends take a train to get to the airport but the ride is interrupted when the group is separated. Rex challenges Joey to a duel, while Weevil goes up against Yami. Rex and Weevil both use the Seal of Orichalcos against their opponents. 
161 17 "On the Wrong Track — Part 2"

"Power-Up Deck! Haga & Ryuzaki" (パワーアップデッキ! 羽蛾&竜崎) 

June 24, 2003 November 27, 2004
Without Yugi by his side to support him, Yami loses faith and is losing to Weevil. Joey struggles against Rex’s enhanced deck until he uses his Red-Eyes Black Dragon and Metalmorph combo.

Note: This episode and "On the Wrong Track — Part 1" aired in Japan as a one-hour special. 

162 18 "On the Wrong Track – Part 3"

"Timaeus Won't Activate"(ティマイオス発動せず) 

July 1, 2003 November 27, 2004
Joey plays Release Restraint on Gearfried the Iron Knight to summon Gearfried the Swordmaster, then fuses Hermos and Red-Eyes Black Dragon into Red-Eyes Black Dragon Sword to win the duel against Rex. Meanwhile, Yami is having trouble defeating Weevil without Timaeus, who has seemingly deserted him after Yugi's sacrifice. Weevil plays a cruel trick on Yami, who responds by ruthlessly discarding monsters and attacking Weevil repeatedly with Breaker the Magical Warrior long after the duel has ended; shortly after, the train falls off the edge of a cliff... 
163 19 "Self Destruction"

"Confrontation! Two Yugis" (対決! 二人の遊戯) 

July 8, 2003 January 29, 2005
Yami and Téa awake after their sojourn from the train and are found by a sage named Ironheart, his granddaughter Chris, and their dog Sky. Yami asks Ironheart to hold on to the Eye of Timaeus until he feels ready to use it again, since it wouldn't work for him in his last duel. In an attempt to rescue Yugi, Yami enters the valley where lost souls come. He enters a circle containing Yugi's soul and tries to get him back, but Yugi angrily challenges him to duel. There, Yugi uses the same strategy that Yami used in his duel with Rafael, and activates the Seal of Orichalcos, much to Yami’s dismay. But in the end, Yami does the right thing and defeats Yugi, therefore defeating the darkness within him. 
164 20 "Reliving the Past"

"Orichalcos Soldier" (オレイカルコス•ソルジャー) 

July 22, 2003 January 29, 2005
Just as Yami Yugi leaves the circle, Dartz summons a creature called Orichalcos Gigas to attack him. Despite his most valiant efforts, Yami Yugi can't defeat it. Every time he destroys it, it comes back stronger. Ironheart, Chris and Skye sacrifice themselves so that Timaeus can rejoin the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh wins, and he and Téa go in search of Joey and Tristan. Meanwhile, Joey and Tristan carry Rex’s body, when suddenly an explosion occurs up ahead. 
165 21 "Deck of Armor"

"Valon Moves! The Mysterious Armor Deck"(ヴァロン始動! 謎のアーマーデッキ) 

July 29, 2003 February 5, 2005
Duke and Rebecca are about to reunite with Yami and the gang when they run into Mai and Valon. In order to prove himself to Mai, Valon accepts Rebecca's invitation to duel. Duke enters the fray as well. Despite their best efforts, Valon's mysterious Armor deck ultimately proves too strong to handle and they lose the duel, but are spared because Valon doesn't bother to use the Seal of Oricalcos on them. Meanwhile, Yugi, Joey, Tristan and Téa are close to meeting up with each other, while Kaiba and Mokuba head out on their private plane. 
166 22 "Flight of Fear – Part 1"

"The Revenging Amelda — The Duel in Heaven" (復讐のアメルダ 大空中決闘) 

August 12, 2003 February 5, 2005
Alister has returned to finally get his revenge against Kaiba. He challenges him to a duel on Kaiba's plane. The two of them face off in a duel and Alister plays the Seal of Orichalcos. Kaiba refuses to take responsibility for what his father has done, and Alister shows Kaiba a vision of his past. Meanwhile, the Seal of Orichalcos short-circuits the plane and Mokuba takes the controls to keep them in the air. 
167 23 "Flight of Fear – Part 2"

"Sky Fortress Ziggurat" (天空の要塞 ジグラート) 

August 19, 2003 February 12, 2005
The duel between Alister and Kaiba continues, with Alister summoning his powerful Sky Fortress Zuggurat. Meanwhile, Mokuba is having trouble controlling the airplane, narrowly escaping a collision with a mountain. Eventually, Roland arrives to help out. Kaiba fuses the Fang of Critias with Tyrant Wing and Blue-Eyes White Dragon to form Blue-Eyes Tyrant Dragon and win the duel against Alister. Critias, Hermos and Timaeus appear and help Kaiba land the plane safely where the Pharaoh and his friends are waiting. Meanwhile, Dartz manages to buy out the rest of Kaiba's company, making him the owner of KaibaCorp.

Note: This episode and "Paradise Found" aired in Japan as a one hour special. 

168 24 "Paradise Found"

"The Shadow of Dartz Creeps Near"(忍びよるダーツの影) 

August 19, 2003 February 12, 2005
Kaiba's company has been completely taken over by Dartz. Kaiba and Yami break into KaibaCorp headquarters to get information off of the company’s hard drive and end up fighting off an army of monsters. Rebecca hacks into the security system to help them out. The Seal of Orichalcos is revealed to be the symbol of the "Paradias Organization", of which Dartz is the leader. Joey runs off to Paradias headquarters to find Mai, while Tristan and Téa chase after him.

Note: This episode and "Flight of Fear — Part 2" aired in Japan as a one hour special. 

169 25 "Fighting for a Friend – Part 1"

"Clash! Jonouchi vs. Valon" (激突! 城之内vsヴァロン) 

September 2, 2003 February 19, 2005
Joey chases after Valon and challenges him to a duel.Tristan follows Joey, only to be cornered by Dartz’s Orichalcos soldier. Yami, Kaiba and the gang are stopped by an army of Orichalcos soldiers. 
170 26 "Fighting for a Friend – Part 2"

"Fullarmor Gravitation" (フルアーマー•グラビテーション) 

September 9, 2003 February 19, 2005
Joey and Valon continue their duel, while Yami and Kaiba fight off the Orichalcos soldiers. Kaiba and Mokuba leave the others to search for Dartz. Rebecca hacks into the KaibaCorp system to find Joey, while Mai continues searching for him to exact her revenge. 
171 27 "Fighting for a Friend – Part 3"

"Reverberating Soul" (響きあう魂) 

September 16, 2003 February 26, 2005
Rebecca locates Joey; Yami, Téa and Tristan go after him. However, Mai finds Joey and Valon first. Joey uses the Claw of Hermos card to gain an advantage, but Valon overpowers it. Joey uses his Red-Eyes Black Dragon to create armor for himself and combat Valon’s strategy, resulting in a clash of monster armors. 
172 28 "Fighting for a Friend — Part 4"

"The End of the Fierce Battle"(激闘の果てに) 

September 23, 2003 February 26, 2005
Valon uses Phoenix Gravitation to revive his armor, but Joey is able to revive Hermos, overpowering Valon and winning the duel. Valon's soul is taken by the Orichalcos, but not before he realizes what he had done was wrong. Joey challenges the possessed Mai to a duel, knowing it is the only way to free her. She quickly plays the Seal of Orichalcos and summons a whole flock of Cyber Harpies, which, coupled with his physical condition, puts Joey in a tight spot. Meanwhile, Kaiba and Mokuba are close to Paradias headquarters while Yami, Téa and Tristan continue looking for Joey. 
173 29 "Fighting for a Friend – Part 5"

"A Bitter Victory" (苦い勝利) 

October 1, 2003 April 16, 2005
Mai's Cyber Harpies continue to destroy Joey's monsters and reduce his Life Points. Joey is only one attack away from defeat, but Mai finds herself unable to go through with it. Joey is too worn out from his last duel to continue dueling Mai and the Orichalcos takes his soul. Mai is freed from the Orichalcos' control, even as she swears to destroy Dartz. Kaiba fights off more Orichalcos soldiers while Yami, Téa and Tristan find a soulless Joey. 
174 30 "Grappling with a Guardian – Part 1"

"The Duel of Destiny! Yugi vs. Rafael" (運命の決闘! 遊戯vsラフェール!) 

October 8, 2003 April 23, 2005
Distraught by Joey’s defeat, Yami runs off to Paradias headquarters, where he finds a soulless Mai. He finds Rafael, who confesses to dueling Mai and challenges Yami to a duel. Téa and Tristan meet up with Kaiba and Mokuba and head to Dartz’s headquarters. During Yami and Rafael's duel, Yami implores Rafael not to use the Seal of Orichalcos, but he does so anyway. 
175 31 "Grappling with a Guardian – Part 2"

"Invincible! Guardian Deathscythe"(不死身! ガーディアン•デスサイス) 

October 15, 2003 April 30, 2005
Rafael has given in to the darkness and uses it to strengthen his monsters even further, including his beloved Guardian Eatos. Yami merges Timaeus and Dark Magician to form Amulet Dragon, which gains more attack points from the Spell cards in his graveyard. He successfully destroys Eatos, only for Rafael to summon Guardian Dreadscythe in its place. Realizing that Rafael is in the same position he was after playing the Seal of Orichalcos, Yami plays Underworld Circle to help him witness the darkness he unleashed on his Guardian monsters. 
176 32 "Grappling with a Guardian – Part 3"

"Destroy the Darkness of the Heart!" (心の闇を撃て!) 

October 22, 2003 April 30, 2005
Taken to the graveyard by Underworld Circle, Yami and Rafael witness a flashback of Rafael’s past, showing Dreadscythe’s birth. Back at their duel, Rafael revives a nearly invincible Guardian Dreadscythe. Yami finally defeats it using Eatos and Goddess Bow. With the last of his Life Points, Rafael revives all his sacrificed Guardians. Even though he lost, Rafael's soul is spared from being taken by the Orichalcos, as he recovers the light inside his soul. 
177 33 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 1"

"To the Place of the Final Battle! Dartz vs. Yugi and Kaiba" (戦の地へ! ダーツvs遊戯&海馬) 

October 29, 2003 May 7, 2005
Paradias headquarters collapses, and Rafael falls with it as Kaiba’s plane comes to save them. Rafael gives Yami directions to Dartz’s lair and the group heads off before being cornered by the authorities. Being told that they are the world’s only hope, the plane heads off to Dartz’s island, on which they find his lair etched with images of captured souls. Dartz challenges Yugi and Kaiba to duel. During the duel, Yami, Kaiba and Dartz are shown the events of the past, detailing how Dartz came into contact with the Orichalcos. 
178 34 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 2"

"The Tragedy of Atlantis" (アトランティスの悲劇) 

November 5, 2003 May 7, 2005
Dartz shows Yami and Kaiba the history of Atlantis, how the Orichalcos drove them into insanity, and how he lost his wife. In an attempt to save his people, Dartz made a contract with the Great Leviathan to use the Orichalcos to purge mankind, in order to restore "paradise." However, he was stopped by the three Legendary Dragons and former King Ironheart. Back in the duel, Dartz plays the second layer of the Seal of Orichalcos, Orichalcos Dueteros, and he uses his Mirror Knight Calling to summon his four Mirror Knights, each containing the souls of Yugi, Joey, Pegasus and Mai. However, if the Knights are destroyed, their souls may be lost forever. 
179 35 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 3"

"The Captive Mirror Knights"(囚われのミラーナイト) 

November 12, 2003 May 14, 2005
Kaiba refuses to let Yami's sentimentality cost them the duel and launches assaults on the Mirror Knights, only for them to defend each other by sacrificing their shields. Yugi talks to the Pharaoh and tells him to attack, saying that they would be alright. All the while, the second seal increases Dartz's Life Points, making him harder to beat. The Pharaoh plays weak moves and passes altogether. Rafael arrives and Dartz reveals that he made the boat crash on the day Rafael survived. Dartz plays on the darkness in Rafael's heart to make him lose control of Guardian Eatos, causing it to self-destruct, which allows the Seal of Orichalcos to take Rafael's soul. 
180 36 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 4"

"The Third Seal of Orichalcos"(オレイカルコスの三重結界) 

November 19, 2003 May 14, 2005
Dartz plays the third seal of Orichalcos, letting him negate Spells, Traps and Monster Effects that target his monsters. Kaiba goes all-out, using the Fang of Critias to summon Mirror Force Dragon and destroy all of Dartz's monsters. However, Kyutora's destruction lets Dartz play Orichalcos Shunoros and summon the invincible shields Dexia and Aristoros. Kaiba's Life Points hit 0, but he activates Wish of Final Effort to raise Yami's Life Points before his soul is taken by the Orichalcos, leaving Yami to duel Dartz alone. With his soul captured, the Leviathan causes the world to shake and is nearly ready to be revived. Dartz knocks out Tristan, Téa and Mokuba, and tells Yami Yugi of their first encounter. 
181 37 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 5"

"Revive! The Three Legendary Knights" (よみがえれ! 伝説の三騎士) 

November 26, 2003 May 21, 2005
With Tristan, Téa and Mokuba out cold, Yami Yugi can no longer rely on his friends for moral support. Dartz tries to convince him to give up, saying that he would do more good to his friends by sacrificing his soul. Remembering that his friends will always be with him, Yami Yugi decides not to forfeit the duel, and instead activates Legend of Heart to unlock the Legendary Dragons' true forms: the 3 Legendary Knights of Atlantis. The three knights are able to destroy Dartz's Orichalcos Shunoros and Orichalcos Tritos, however Dartz discards all the cards in his hand and pays all his Life Points to summon the Divine Serpent, a creature with an infinite amount of attack points. In order for the Pharaoh to win, he has to destroy Dartz's Divine Serpent. However, an attack from Divine Serpent promptly reduces Yami Yugi's Life Points to 0 as well. By using the trap Relay Soul, Yami remains in the game, using Dark Magician Girl to prevent him from losing. But if Dark Magician Girl is destroyed, the Pharaoh will lose the duel. Dartz orders his Divine Serpent to attack Dark Magician Girl... 
182 38 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 6"

"Infinite Attack Power — Serpent God Ge" (∞攻撃力 蛇神ゲー) 

December 3, 2003 May 21, 2005
Yami Yugi fuses the Legendary Knights to form the Knight of Destiny, and destroys the Divine Serpent. As the duel ends, a vortex opens and Dartz is taken by the Great Leviathan. The knights release the souls of Yugi, Kaiba and Joey. A storm brews all over the world as Atlantis rises from the sea, causing a hurricane to head towards the East Coast. Yugi, Kaiba and Joey head to Atlantis and face off against the Great Leviathan, whom Dartz awakens by offering up his soul. 
183 39 "Rise of the Great Beast – Part 1"

"Battle of the Gods" (神神の戦い) 

December 10, 2003 May 28, 2005
The gateway to the monster world opens and all the monsters come out to help Yugi, Kaiba and Joey. Despite the combined forces of their monsters, Yugi, Kaiba and Joey lose and are absorbed by the Great Leviathan. After the Pharoah is completely absorbed into the Leviathan, he rallies the souls Dartz captured and the monsters offer their strength, allowing Yami to summon the Egyptian god cards and free Kaiba, Joey and himself from the Great Leviathan. He uses the monsters to destroy the Great Leviathan and free the captured souls. Yugi, Joey and Kaiba flee as Atlantis collapses, but Yugi and Yami are stopped by a resurgent Dartz and the Great Leviathan. 
184 40 "Rise of the Great Beast – Part 2"

"Walk into the Light" (光の中を歩め) 

December 17, 2003 May 28, 2005
Yami Yugi is being absorbed by the Great Leviathan, as he still has darkness inside. With the light of his friendship, however, he is able to channel enough strength to lock away the Great Leviathan, ending the catastrophes plaguing the world. Dartz is freed from the Orichalcos and returns home with Kris and Ironheart. Yugi and Yami leave Atlantis, while the others flee the island as it collapses. Everyone whose soul was captured awakens. Mai leaves Valon with her Cyber Harpie and promises to face Joey in the future. Yugi and Yami wash up on shore and are visited by Dark Magician Girl and the Legendary Knights, who tell them that their world is safe. Then, the Legendary Knights return to the Duel Monsters Spirit World, promising to return if such a great darkness ever threatens the world again. Afterwards, the others find Yugi and rescue him from the island. Before Yugi departs from the island, he agrees that Yami that needs to find out the secrets of his past, and promises Yami that he will not be doing it alone. 

Season 5 Part 1

KC Grand Championship

No. English title

Japanese title

Air date
Series Season Japan United States
185 1 "Unwanted Guest (1)"

"KC Grand Prix Opens"(KCグランプリ開幕) 

December 24, 2003 August 27, 2005
Stranded following the events of the Orichalcos, the Kaibas extend to Joey and Yugi an invitation for the Kaiba Grand Championship (KC Grand Prix in Japan) in exchange for tickets back home. One of the attractions is a duel computer that allows novices to refine their duelling skills. However, an enigmatic hacker locks all the guests in and sets the difficulty to Expert, leaving the amateur duelist Rick facing an immensely difficult task. Yugi duels instead, but he uses Rick's deck: full of Dragons and next-to-no magic and trap cards! 
186 2 "Unwanted Guest (2)"

"The Start of a Conspiracy"(動きだした陰謀) 

January 7, 2004 August 27, 2005
Due to Rick stacking his deck with Dragons and only one magic card, Yugi is backed into a corner by the Expert-difficulty duel computer who forces Yugi to discard his hand. Yugi activates the card he gave to Rick, Heart of the Underdog, to power up his Spirit Ryu and restore the computer to normal. 
187 3 "Let the Games Begin! (1)"

"Jonouchi vs. Mask the Rock" (城之内vsマスク·ザ·ロック) 

January 14, 2004 September 3, 2005
The Grand Championship starts in earnest with Joey facing off against the mysterious Apdnarg Otom; or Grandpa (Solomon) Moto backwards, who allegedly begged to be in the tournament. Solomon turns Joey's reliance on luck against him and leads an assault with the Ancient Giant. 
188 4 "Let the Games Begin! (2)"

"The Illusionary Ancient Dragon" (幻の古代竜) 

January 21, 2004 September 3, 2005
Joey is being beaten by his former teacher Solomon Moto, who sacrifices most of his cards to Summon the legendary Ancient Dragon, a card he's been waiting to play for years. Slowly Joey begins a comeback, using Gilford the Lightning to destroy the Dragon, but it's futile as it immediately resurrects itself with Ancient City. Joey counters this by returning it to Solomon's hand with Giant Trunade, and launching a double assault with Gilford the Lightning and Goblin Attack Force. 
189 5 "Child's Play"

"Hot Battle! Rebecca Vs. Vivian" (熱闘! レベッカvsヴィヴィアン) 

January 28, 2004 September 10, 2005
Rebecca is duelling against the Asian champion, Vivian Wong, not just for a place in the next round, but for Yugi's heart. Rebecca uses a clever strategy to gain Life Points and burn away Vivian's each round, and even when Vivian hinders it with Dragon Lady, Rebecca makes a winning counter with Guardian Angel Joan. Rex and Weevil have sneaked into the tournament against rules under another competitor, and despite both duelling Zigfried Lloyd, he obliterates both of them in one turn with a single card: Ride of the Valkyries (Walkuren Ritt in the Japanese Version). 
190 6 "Down in Flames, Part 1"

"Jonouchi vs. Sieg - A Beautiful Duel" (城之内vsジーク 華麗なる決闘) 

February 4, 2004 September 10, 2005
Joey is pitted against Zigfried, who previously defeated two duelists in one move using one card. After a bad start, the facilities around KaibaLand go haywire, even putting the duelists themselves in danger: all Zigfried's work in an attempt to give Kaiba a 'hint'. After Joey makes a stinging direct attack with Jinzo, Zigfried focuses back on the duel, playing the Ride of the Valkyries card he used last time against Rex and Weevil, which easily defeated them in one turn. 
191 7 "Down in Flames, Part 2"

"The Goddesses of Monster Extermination"(モンスター抹殺の女神) 

February 11, 2004 September 17, 2005
With the aid of his Hyper Refresh, Joey survives with only 800 Life Points remaining. Zigfried decides to try a different tactic. 
192 8 "A Brawl in a Small Town, Part 1"

"Genius Girl Vs. Genius Boy" (天才少女vs天才少年) 

February 18, 2004 September 17, 2005
The Elite Eight in the KC Grand Championship have been filtered down to four Semi-Finalists: Zigfried Lloyd against Balfry Ginger, and the child prodigies Rebecca and Leon. Rebecca's gain-and-drain strategy is torn asunder by Leon's fairytale-based cards. In another attempt, Rebecca uses her Dragons, but Leon Summons Cinderella in response who attacks Rebecca directly repeatedly. Meanwhile, Yugi's grandfather has mysteriously gone missing. 
193 9 "A Brawl in a Small Town, Part 2"

"Leon in Fairyland" (おとぎの国のレオン) 

February 25, 2004 September 24, 2005
Vivian is revealed to have taken Grandpa from the hospital to act as bait for Yugi to duel her; in exchange, she would heal Grandpa's back. The two duel and Yugi uses her strategy of discarding Dragons to the Graveyard to his advantage with Dark Paladin. Leon is royally trouncing Rebecca but the latter refuses to give in, more so when Yugi finally arrives to cheer her on. Heartened, Rebecca Summons her Diamond Head Dragon and launches a brutal assault, but Leon ultimately triumphs with Thorn Princess. Leon will now face Zigfried in the finals. 
194 10 "One Step Ahead, Part 1"

"Kaiba Intrudes! The Grand Prix Final" (海馬乱入! グランプリ決勝戦) 

March 3, 2004 September 24, 2005
Kaiba stops the match, disqualifying Zigfried for using a false alias and revealing him as Zigfried von Schroder, Kaiba's former arch-rival and the tournament saboteur. The two then duel to determine whether Zigfried stays in the tournament. Kaiba summons his XYZ-Dragon Cannon, but Zigfried uses the Nibelung's Ring and his Three Goddesses to remove Kaiba's cards. 
195 11 "One Step Ahead, Part 2"

"Walkure Vs. Blue Eyes White Dragon"(戦女神vs青眼の白龍) 

March 10, 2004 October 1, 2005
Kaiba calls his immensely powerful Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End to reset the playing field, destroying Zigfried's hand, his field, and even his ace card Valkyrie Brunnhilde. Zigfried ups his play by reviving his Valkyrie and forcing both players to predict how many Magic Cards they think they'll play or take serious damage if they're incorrect. Seto uses a combo of Soul Release, Spell Reproduction and Dimension Fusion to Summon five Dragons at once and together they destroy Brunnhilde and win the duel. 
196 12 "Sinister Secrets, Part 1"

"The Final Battle for Duel King - Yugi vs. Leon" (デュエルキング決定戦 遊戯vsレオン) 

March 17, 2004 October 1, 2005
Leon is stopped by Zigfried and is given a card to add to his deck, for his battle against Yugi for the title of World Champion. Leon is unusually bitter about it, and oddly, considering his last duel, doesn't appear to be enjoying himself. He launches countless assaults, replacing destroyed monsters with more fairytale creatures and reveals he, too, is a Von Schroder. Despite this, Kaiba cannot call off the match as that is against the tournament rules. 
197 13 "Sinister Secrets, Part 2"

"The Gold Castle of Stromberg"(シュトロームベルクの金の城) 

March 24, 2004 October 8, 2005
Leon reveals his motivation to duel, stemming from being ignored by his family in favor of the smart, highly gifted and talented Zigfried. To distract himself, Leon became engrossed in fairytales, and started dueling following the creation of a set of fairytale cards. He initially believed this was earning Zigfried's respect, but in reality his older brother saw him as little more than a tool for destroying KaibaCorp. Determined to earn his elder brother's love, Leon plays an illegal Field Spell: The Golden Castle of Stromberg, which infects KaibaCorp's systems with an extremely powerful and dangerous computer virus that rapidly deletes the files and can't be destroyed by card or trap effects. 
198 14 "Sinister Secrets (3)"

"KC Grand Prix Ends" (KCグランプリ終結) 

March 31, 2004 October 8, 2005
Yugi decides to help Leon get rid of the Golden Castle of Stromberg, but this proves to be challenging as not only is it unaffected by card effects, it forces all monsters to battle and discards half of Yugi's Deck each turn. This proves to be its undoing, however, as he's left with one card and so can't discard half of it, destroying the card. Leon fights valiantly but loses to Yugi's Dark Magician. Zigfried is furious with this, but Leon manages to calm him down and forgives him. Yugi and his best friends are finally able to go back home. 

Capsule Monsters

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
1 15 "Getting Played" September 9, 2006
Yugi keeps having reoccurring nightmare of being attacked by a shadowy fiend with many arms. When Yugi wakes up and heads off to school, he wonders where his Grandpa could be as he had gone on a secret expedition a week earlier and had not returned yet. Joey ends up winning a trip to India and invites Yugi, Téa and Tristan to come along. On their way to India, their plane crashes and they decide to look around the area while the pilots wait for help to arrive. They come across Dr. Alex Brisbane, a colleague of Yugi’s grandfather, Solomon Motto. He tells the gang that Solomon has disappeared and shows them a giant pyramid that they had been exploring together. Dr. Brisbane leads the gang to a giant map where Joey steps on it and disappears. Yugi, Téa, and Tristan go after Joey and find themselves transported into another world with devices on their arms and belts around their waists. All of a sudden, Yugi, Téa, and Tristan are ambushed by Gokibore and a Kamakiriman and become separated in the frenzy. After obtaining Celtic Guardian and using him to defeat Kamakiriman, Yugi realizes that somehow they have been transported into the world of Capsule Monsters.
2 16 "Divide and Conquer" September 16, 2006
After landing on a mountain top and being grabbed by a Kurama, Joey escapes a flock of Kurama chicks on Baby Dragon. While hiding in a cave he finds a treasure chest that turns out to contain a map of the capsule monster world. Meanwhile, Yugi fights off a Trent with the help of Celtic Guardian and his new monster, Hinotama Soul. Tristan and Téa manage to beat Root Water with the help of Thunder Kid and Happy Lover, only to have it evolve into High Tide Gyojin. As Tea and Tristan become overwhelmed by the monster, a mysterious stranger saves them by ordering his Summoned Skull to strike the monster down with a lightning strike.
3 17 "Reunited at Last" September 23, 2006
After seeing the lightning strike, Yugi rushes to the scene. Yugi not only finds an unconscious Téa and Tristan, but also his missing Grandpa, who turns out to be the stranger that saved them. They set up a campsite and exchange stories of how they arrived. Joey spots the gang while riding Baby Dragon and soon the entire group is reunited. While discussing how to escape the world, Yami Yugi explains that he believes that in order to escape they must play the game. Suddenly, the gang is surrounded by Flower Wolves. Overwhelmed by their numbers, the gang flees. While trying to find food, they hear what sounds like an earthquake only to discover that they’re on an Island Turtle. They escape the Island Turtle as it sinks back into the sea and they find a temple on the lake and enter, where they find a huge lamp. La Ginn emerges and attacks, along with Neo Aqua Madoor. To make matters worse, Neo Aqua Madoor freezes Téa and Solomon. Yami Yugi tries to fight on his own so his friends won’t get hurt, but when the fight becomes overwhelming, Tristan and Joey help him out. Yami Yugi realizes that La Gin and Neo Aqua Madoor's elements will weaken each other, so they trick the monsters into destroying each other, thereby freeing Téa and Solomon. An Egyptian tablet appears and Solomon translates it. "Before the shadows blanket the land, go to the Fortress of Fear. Locate the place where the spirit sleeps, and the pathway you seek will appear." The gang figures out that they must reach a fortress before the Sun sets in order to get home, or else it will close forever.
4 18 "Fortress of Fear" September 30, 2006
The gang find a secret passageway underneath the temple and end up in a graveyard. A large group of Wandering Dooms and Wood Remains appear from the ground and begin to attack the gang. They try to fight them off but they become surrounded though and release more capsule monsters. Joey gains Flame swordsman, Téa gains Dark Witch, and Yami Yugi gains Kuriboh. They defeat the monsters and continue to their destination. They get to the fortress but walls shoot up around it along with four statues on each corner. The gang eventually figures out that they must mimic the statues in order to get inside. As Téa, Tristan, Joey and Solomon mimic the figures; Yugi goes through the open door. Yugi finds a casket covered in hieroglyphs. Rushing forward, the floor suddenly disappears from under him, causing him to fall into a big, empty room. Outside, when the gang moves from their positions, the statues come to life and they must fight them off. The walls of the empty room start closing in on Yugi and Yami. Kuribo's capsule begins to glow and Yami releases him. Kuribo shows Yami a capsule he must release. Yami Yugi and Kuribo jumped up and release the capsule, which turns out to be Dark Magician. Outside the fortress, Yami uses Dark Magician to defeat the statues and save his friends; however, Grandpa's Summond Skull gets caught in the blast. The fortress walls fall and Yugi rushes to open the tomb, which he does just in time. The tomb reveals armor. Solomon then reads the next riddle. "Pass through this doorway and thy journey shall start, five trials will follow to test thy heart, but I warn you this journey is not for the weak, only a true warrior can unearth what you seek." The armor from the tomb is phased on to Yugi. Grandpa believes it is because the armor believes Yugi is a true warrior. Yugi and the gang pass through the doorway to the next challenge.
5 19 "Eye of the Storm" October 7, 2006
The gang is transported to a desert where they come across a village. A little girl from the village brings them to an old man where they receive another riddle and a pentagon shaped necklace, which Téa holds onto. The gang’s first challenge is to silence the whisper that rides the desert wind. They hear a voice from outside telling them to turn back, but the gang goes out into the desert to face the voice. Medusa Worms and a sandstorm attack the group while trying to find the voice. Because of the storm the gang begins to attack each other thinking they are Medusa worms. Yami heads to the eye of the storm in order to defeat the whisper. In the storm, a masked man tells Yami Yugi to use the armor to merge with his most trusted monster; Yami chooses Dark Magician and forms dual armor. When he gets to the eye of the storm, he finds that the whisper is really Mystical Sand. Yami easily defeats the witch but becomes tired in the process. Yugi takes over and the gang discusses what transpired. A triangle on the pentagon necklace changes color to red, indicating they completed the challenge, and a new doorway appears leading them to the next challenge.
6 20 "Trial of Light and Shadow" October 14, 2006
The group arrives on an island floating above the clouds. Yugi faints from the strain the armor put on the Pharaoh. A new message arrives and Grandpa deciphers it. "The Trial of Light and Shadows: Once a day, the unbrekable stone appears in the Valley of Light. To break fight with a force greater than physical might." Deciding to give Yugi a break from saving them, Joey, Tristen and Grandpa head out to complete the challenge alone. They find the stone, but soon have to fight Prisman to break it; Tristen sees the energy blasts the monster lets out damage the rock, so he irritates Prisman to get it to start cracking it. Yugi awakens, and Tea gives him the message; switching to the Pharaoh, they discover it has a second message when read in the dark. Prisman is successfully destroyed once it breaks the rock, but Skull Guardian takes its place. The Pharaoh merges with Dark Magicion once more, only subdoing the monster; the second half of the message said they needed to only defeat the monster, not kill it, thus proving themselves peaceful. The masked man arrives and reveals that if they fail the five trials, they will be stuck there until another challenger arrives; if the Pharaoh succeeds, he will be given the power he's worthy of.
7 21 "Red-Eyes Black Curse" October 21, 2006
They group arrives in a volcanic region, where they must get rid of the Sword of Chaos; seeing a sword stuck in the mouth of a volcano, they believe the chaos they must stop is the lava. Tristan gains also Thunder Dragon along the way. Lost, Joey is attacked by Red-Eyes Black Dragon. When Joey grabs Red-Eyes, the dragon becomes a dual armor that turns him evil and makes him attacks his friends; however, Joey is fighting internally for control of his body. He succeeds with the Pharaoh's help, finding that the sword they need to get rid of is not the one in the volcano, but one stuck in Red-Eyes that was making him go berserk. Once the sword is removed, the dragon becomes one of Joey's capsule monsters.
8 22 "Fruits of Evolution" October 28, 2006
Arriving in a forest, the group is to find the Fruit of Evolution and offer it to a temple. A Petit Moth accidentally leads them to the temple, where three apples are; a labyrinth soon separates everyone. Tea gains Seiryu, while Tristan gains Shovel Crusher; using Tristan's newest monster to bash their way through the maze, they return to find one of the apples gone and a Cocoon of Evolution in Petit Moth's place. It hatches, revealing Great Moth; an attack only causes it to evolve into Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth. The Pharaoh releases one of the apples is for them and bites it, turning his Dark Magicion armor into Magicion of Black Chaos armor. He easily slays the monster before offering the final apple to the altar.
9 23 "The Fiendish Five, Part 1" November 4, 2006
The masked man reveals himself as Alexander the Great; he also explains their final test is to slay the Fiendish Five, dragons terrorizing a village. The village IS protected, by a mighty dragon of light, but its power grows weak at night. Alexander gives Grandpa a Curse of Dragon, while Yugi gains Black Luster Soldier. The Fiendish Five, consisting of Tyrant Dragon, Meteor Dragon, Serpent Night Dragon, Water Dragon and Luster Dragon #2, is seemingly defeated; however, they return and force the group back to the village. The Pharaoh realizes that the fabled blade able to slay them can only be removed when they approach the village; he uses it to cut them down. However, the Fiendish Five combine into Five-Headed Dragon, which can only be slain by Light monsters.
10 24 "The Fiendish Five, Part 2" November 11, 2006
The heroes attack with Seiryu, Dark Witch, Thunder Dragon, Shovel Crush, and Happy Lover - monster of light. However, their attacks prove useless against the Five-Headed Dragon/Fiendish Five. A villager prays to the dragon of light and it emerges from its tablet, revealing itself as Blue-eyes White Dragon; it fuses with the Pharaoh, who uses its power and the sword's to put an end to the Fiendish Five. Alexander warns that Dr. Alex Brisbane is possessed by his dark side; he once wore a "lucky charm" - the Millennium Ring - which caused his soul to split in two. Though he did win, his inner evil prevented him from opening the door; his good side was imprisoned in the game, while his evil side wondered the pyramid. Using Grandpa as a vessel, Alexander escapes the game and fights with his evil side in Brisbane; however, his evil side proves too strong, and he tricks Grandpa into giving him the key. They all race to the room at the top of the pyramid, where a struggle ensues. They end up falling into a void, where Shadi awaits them.
11 25 "The True King, Part 1" November 18, 2006
Shadi tells everyone that they must battle the evil Alex using their capsule monsters, the winners will be given the chance to obtain ultimate power. The spirits of evil Alexander's old servants return. Everyone is on a battlefield now, and release their monsters, beginning the final battle for ultimate power. As the gang fights Alexander's servants, he watches from his giant stone monster, Reshef the Dark Being. As the rest of the gang defeat the servants' monsters, Alexander takes their power to summon Seven-Armed Fiend. Seven-Armed Fiend is then revealed to be the monster from Yugi's dreams. Solomon remembers every arm has a different ability making it almost indestructible. They all fight it, and, after much effort, finally defeat it, when Yami Yugi uses the Millennium Puzzle to confuse the creature. Alexander tells them they'll never win.
12 26 "The True King, Part 2" November 25, 2006
"Evil" Alexander tells Yami Yugi there is no way he can win. Then he orders his front line to attack. Tristan's Shovel Crusher and Tea's Dark Witch are destroyed. Then Joey attacks Reflect Bounder, but his attacks are reflected and he says "I should have seen that coming". Grandpa's Curse of Dragon and Tea's Seiyaryu distract two of Alex's followers so Yugi can attack. He attacks with "Chaos Blade" and gets a direct hit on Alexander. But then Alexander attacks with "Multi-directional laser assault". Magician of Black Chaos rescues Yugi and he exclaims "Sorry; slight miscalculation on my part". Curse of Dragon then attacks Total Defense Shogun but the attack fails. Saying a lust for power would be his downfall, Yami attacks Alexander with Celtic Guardian, Magician of Black Chaos, and Black Luster Soldier. The attack causes Reshef's lasers to turn off. Alexander sacrifices his servants monster, and, in turn, his servants, to release Reshef's full power. The gang's attacks have no effect. Yami tries to get his friends to leave, not wanting them to be hurt any further. They give a speech about how they are in this together, and will never leave their friend's side. Suddenly, Seiyaryu, Red-Eyes Black Dragon, Curse of Dragon, and Thunder Dragon all combine around Yugi, forming the Armor of Unity. Yami Yugi then flies at Alexander, blasting energy through him. Alexander is finally defeated, and the Pharaoh turns down the offer for ultimate power. Shadi compliments him on being a "true king," and they all return home.

Season 5 Part 2

Dawn of the Duel

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Series Season Japan United States
199 15 "Tomb of the Nameless Pharaoh"

"Ultimate Game" (究極のゲーム) 

April 7, 2004 October 15, 2005
Bakura tries to escape the returning spirit of the Millennium Ring, Yami Bakura. He eventually escapes into a church, where he believed he was safe. However, Yami Bakura's dark spirit followed Bakura into the church, and began to taunt him while Bakura told him to stop. Yami Bakura then told Bakura that they still had to obtain all of the seven Millennium Items, and that they only had one at the moment-the Millennium Eye.

When Bakura refuses to help, Yami Bakura forcibly takes over his mind and body, shattering all of the windows in the process while Bakura cries out in dismay. Yugi's grandfather tells him the story of how he entered the tomb of the Nameless Pharaoh and discovered the Millennium Puzzle. Yugi prepares for his trip to Egypt in order to help restore the Pharaoh's memories. Rex and Weevil return and steal Yugi's bag containing the Egyptian God cards and the Millennium Items. However, their plans are thwarted when Yami Bakura shows up and reclaims the Millennium Ring. Then, he uses it to send both of their souls to the Shadow Realm. When Yugi shows up and asks if he was Bakura, Yami Bakura denies it, claiming that he himself was someone entirely different. 

200 16 "Spiritual Awakening"

"The Dark Bakura on the Move"(動きだした闇のバクラ) 

April 14, 2004 October 22, 2005
Yami Bakura returns Yugi's belongings, minus the Millennium Ring, as he states that he still needs it, until Yugi obtains all seven of the Millennium Items. Then, he tries to persuade Yugi to help, using a combination of both facts and lies. However, Yugi refuses to trust him. Then, the Pharaoh tells Bakura to stop. Yami Bakura tells the Pharaoh that the only way to regain his memory is to play a game (the Ultimate Shadow Game), before departing. Then, Yami Bakura kidnaps Mokuba and sends his soul to the Shadow Realm, which forces Kaiba to duel him. Yami Bakura turns the duel into a Shadow Game, and he tells Kaiba that if he wins, then he will return Mokuba's soul. Planning to claim the great power of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon as his own, and to have Kaiba join "The Ultimate Shadow Game", Bakura attacks using a new deck of Egyptian-themed cards, including his "tablet" trap cards, and his spirit beast, Diabound Kernel. Diabound is able to absorb half of the power of Blue-Eyes each time it activates its ability, even as Kaiba manages to fight back. However, as the Sun rises, Bakura abandons the duel, stating that he had other "business" to attend to. However, he leaves a parting gift for Kaiba - the Millennium Eye, and tells him to come to Egypt if he wants to learn about his ancient past. As Yugi was about to board a flight to Cairo, Egypt, he meets up with Tea, Joey, and Tristan as they refuse to let him leave on his own. 
201 17 "Memoirs of a Pharaoh"

"The Door of Memory Opens" (開かれた記憶の扉) 

April 21, 2004 October 29, 2005
The Pharaoh, Yugi, Tea, Joey, and Tristan arrive in Egypt and meet up with Marik. The Pharaoh presents the Egyptian God cards to the stone tablet, and his spirit is sent five thousand years into the past, to when he was still alive and reigned as King of Egypt, even as Yami Bakura uses his connection to the Pharaoh's Millennium Puzzle to hitch a ride back into the past, intending to finish the battle he started five millnenia ago. Yami Bakura's departure into the past causes the spirits of Rex Raptor, Weevil Underwood, and Mokuba to be released from the Shadow Realm (not shown on screen). Later, Yami Bakura completely takes over the body of his ancient alter ego, Bakura the Thief King, and then frees him from his guards. Soon, his minions arrive, and free him from his chains. Then, Thief King Bakura (now under the control of Yami Bakura) raids the previous Pharaoh's tomb, and heads off to the royal palace to claim the seven Millennium Items. 
202 18 "The Intruder (1)"

"Thief King Bakura Enters!" (盗賊王バクラ見参!) 

April 28, 2004 November 5, 2005
Thief King Bakura, arrives at the palace to claim the Millennium Items for himself. The priests engage him in battle, but Bakura the Thief King's spirit beast, Diabound, proves too much for them to handle, until the Pharaoh steps in and summons Obelisk the Tormentor. However, Obelisk happens to be evenly matched with Bakura's Diabound, which is enhanced with power that it stole from Kaiba's Blue-Eyes White Dragon, during Yami Bakura's previous Duel with Seto Kaiba. Meanwhile, the spirits of Yugi and the others enter the Millennium Puzzle, thanks to the help of Shadi and his Millennium Key, in search of a doorway into the Pharaoh's memories, which would take them to the memory world that the Pharaoh had entered. 
203 19 "The Intruder (2)"

"Mahado's Decision"(マハードの決意) 

May 5, 2004 November 12, 2005
Bakura's Diabound fights against the Pharaoh's Obelisk, but their power is equal, and Bakura is forced to retreat. Mana, a magician and also a childhood friend of the Pharaoh's, arrives to visit the palace. Mahad decides to help protect the former Pharaoh's tomb, despite Priest Isis' visions of his fate. Mahad's men take on Bakura's minions, while Mahad is trapped with Bandit Bakura, inside of the Magician's Academy (inside of a cave). 
204 20 "Makings of a Magician"

"Battle to the Death! Mahad Vs. Bakura" (死闘! マハードvsバクラ) 

May 12, 2004 November 19, 2005
Mahad unlocks his full power using the Millennium Ring, and forces Bakura the Thief King to face him by trapping them both inside the academy where magicians used to be trained (inside of a cavern). Mahad draws upon his Millennium Ring to completely unearth his full powers, which he had sealed away long ago, within the academy for his own safety. Mahad's Illusion Magician faces off against Bakura's Diabound, which has grown in strength since his battle with the Pharaoh. However, Mahad's Illusion Magician has also grown in strength since then, but Bakura's Diabound is still the strongest monster on the field. Diabound gains the upper hand, and Thief King Bakura finishes the job by deliberately setting off the tomb's traps. To save himself, Mahad fuses his soul with his spirit beast, the Illusion Magician, transforming himself into the Dark Magician, which made him much more powerful than Bakura's Diabound, much to Bakura's disbelief. Bakura the Thief takes the Millennium Ring, however, Mahad as Dark Magician is able to destroy Bakura's Diabound, which causes the cavern to collapse. Thief King Bakura barely manages to escape, while Mahad's soul is sealed into the stone tablet meant for Diabound. 
205 21 "Birth of the Blue-Eyes"

"Blue-Eyed Kisara" (青い瞳のキサラ) 

May 19, 2004 November 26, 2005
Mana is distraught at the loss of her master. Priest Isis explains that he has become the Dark Magician and will eventually return with even greater magical powers and spells than ever before. Priests Seto and Shada head out into the city to search for people with strong spirit beasts. Seto meets a white-haired, blue-eyed young girl named Kisara who is shunned by the citizens. Meanwhile, Shadi guides Yugi and the others to the doorway, into the Memory World of the Pharaoh's past, and begin searching for the Pharaoh. 
206 22 "Village of Lost Souls"

"The Secret of the Creation of the Millennium Items" (千年アイテム誕生の秘密) 

May 26, 2004 December 3, 2005
Thief King Bakura breaks into the palace again and attacks Priest Aknadin, infusing part of his evil soul into the Millennium Eye. The Pharaoh summons Slifer the Sky Dragon to chase after Bakura and Diabound. When Bakura begins targeting the villagers, Slifer is forced to take Diabound's attacks in order to defend the helpless people. The wounded Aknadin reminisces about the creation of the Millennium Items through the destruction of Kul Elna, and how he was forced to abandon his wife and his own son, Seto. 
207 23 "A Reversal of Fortune"

"Wound Back Time"(巻き戻る時間) 

June 2, 2004 December 10, 2005
Priest Seto and Karim arrive to defend the Pharaoh. Thief King Bakura pretends to retreat and leads them into a trap, giving him the chance to finally defeat Slifer. Yugi and the others appear just in time, giving the Pharaoh the strength he needs to summon the Winged Dragon of Ra. However, Yami Bakura uses Zorc's immense dark power to turn back time, so he can make sure Yugi never shows up. The Pharaoh is defeated and Thief King Bakura takes the Millennium Puzzle, while the Pharaoh falls into the chasm. 
208 24 "In Search of a King"

"The Pharaoh is Alive" (生きていたファラオ) 

June 9, 2004 December 17, 2005
Aknadin forces Kisara to fight the other prisoners in an attempt to force her to call forth her spirit beast. Despite Aknadin urging him not to, Seto steps in to protect Kisara, until she is finally able to summon the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Meanwhile, Yugi and the gang search for the Pharaoh, who they firmly believe is still alive. During their search, they run into Mana, who decides to help them. They find the Pharaoh taking shelter in a cave, though he is badly injured. 
209 25 "Village of Vengeance (1)"

"Village of Dead Spirits" (死霊の村) 

June 16, 2004 January 7, 2006
The priests meet up with the Pharaoh and the others, and together they track Thief King Bakura to Kul Elna, a ruined village haunted by the vengeful spirits of its former citizens. The Pharaoh heads in to face Bakura alone, but is soon joined by the spirit of Mahad, in the form of the Dark Magician. Bakura summons Diabound, newly evolved after its battle with Slifer, to combat him. Mana finally unlocks the great magical power of her spirit beast, the Dark Magician Girl, and rushes to their aid. 
210 26 "Village of Vengeance (2)"

"The End of Thief King Bakura" (盗賊王バクラの最期) 

June 23, 2004 January 14, 2006
Mahad and Mana mount a counterattack on Diabound, but it absorbs the dead spirits of Kul Elna to make itself even more powerful. Seto and the rest of the priests arrive to fight him, but they are unable to penetrate Diabound's spirit shield. Bakura takes the Millennium Scale from Karim and uses it to strengthen Diabound even more, by fusing another Shadow Creature (Illushu) with it. Shada locates Diabound's stone tablet, and plans to destroy it to eliminate the beast. However, Aknadin attacks him and takes the Millennium Key. As Shada realizes Aknadin's betrayal, he is dragged into Diabound's tablet by the spirits of Kul Elna. The Pharaoh and his Guardians try to defeat Diabound, however, Diabound is protected by the souls of Kul Elna, and Diabound's attacks overwhelm their monsters. As Diabound defeats the Sacred Guardians and the Pharaoh, the Pharaoh plans to surrender himself to the souls of Kul Elna. The angry spirits then enter the Pharoh's body, planning to drag him into the Shadow Realm. At the last possible moment, the Pharaoh's father, King Aknamkanon, intercepts the spirits and convince them to take his soul instead. However, Aknamkanon is much more powerful, and is able to trap the angry spirits within him. As a result, Shada is released from Diabound's tablet. Then, King Aknamkanon leads the spirits to the Shadow Realm (trapping himself there as well), after telling his son (the Pharaoh) to restore peace to Egypt. Bakura becomes enrages as the loss of the spirits weakens his Diabound. Mahad is finally able to defeat Diabound, with help from the Pharaoh. As Shada watches, Diabound's tablet cracks and breaks into pieces. 
211 27 "Village of Vengeance (3)"

"A New Stage" (新たなるステージ) 

June 30, 2004 January 21, 2006
Yugi and the others enter the palace to search for clues about the Pharaoh's real name. Thief King Bakura collapses, but manages to place his three Millennium Items into the Millennium stone. Then, Yami Bakura releases Thief King Bakura from his control, who is confused about what was happening, and is unable to recall what he was doing. Then, he turns into dust, even as he cries out in anguish for help. Yami Bakura's disembodied spirit then tells the others that he was merely using Bandit Bakura, the "poor fool," as a pawn. Later, Aknadin betrays the other priests, using a time-freezing spell to incapacitate them, anstaking the Millennium Items, giving him the power needed to resurrect the Zorc Necrophades, The Dark One, from the Millennium Stone. Zorc then transforms Aknadin into the Lord of Darkness, The Great Shadow Magus (which doubles Aknadin's power). Yami Bakura reveals the true nature of the Shadow Game - it is simply a board game, played by the present-day versions of Yami Bakura and the Pharaoh (the other parts of their souls). However, their actions dictate the events of the Memory World, which are manipulated by their game pieces. 
212 28 "Village of Vengeance (4)"

"The Dark High Priest"(闇の大神官) 

July 7, 2004 January 28, 2006
Kaiba arrives in Egypt. Ishizu and Marik lead him to the stone tablet shrine, where the Millennium Eye begins glowing and shows his visions of Bakura and the Pharaoh's Shadow Game. Yami Bakura pulls Kaiba's soul into the game, and uses it to help resurrect the Thief King, and Yami Bakura retakes control of Thief King Bakura. Meanwhile, Bobasa guides Yugi and the others to the Valley of the Kings, where the Pharaoh's true name lies within his future tomb. Then, Bobasa leaves, having fulfilled his duty. 
213 29 "Village of Vengeance (5)"

"The Countdown to the Evil God Revival" (邪神復活へのカウントダウン) 

July 14, 2004 February 4, 2006
Thief King Bakura revives Diabound, stronger than ever thanks to the Millennium Items, which has now achieved its 5th and final form. Now, Thief King Bakura is able to summon Diabound without its tablet, because he now has all seven Millennium Items. The Millennium Stone then sinks deep into the ground, along with the seven items. Bandit Bakura then uses Diabound to allow Aknadin escape, who takes Priest Seto with him. To give Zorc Necrophades enough time to be fully reborn, he separates the Pharaoh and his priests from one another, and attacks them with armies of monsters while they are isolated. Karim sacrifices himself, in order to give his remaining power to Shada. Meanwhile Pharaoh heads back to the palace to find Priest Seto. 
214 30 "Name of the Game"

"White Dragon" (白き龍) 

July 21, 2004 April 1, 2006
Seto and Kisara face Aknadin, however Kisara is killed while protecting Seto, and the White Dragon is sealed in stone. Meanwhile, Yugi and his friends brave many deadly traps, and then find the Pharaoh's true name, within a room in the back. The Pharaoh makes it back to the palace, however he is forced to engage battle against Seto, since his mind was being manipulated by the evil Priest Aknadin. The legendary ancient match between the Pharaoh and Priest Seto begins. The Pharaoh summons Mahad, as Dark Magician, to fight against the Blue-Eyes White Dragon, now controlled by Priest Seto. The Pharaoh is eventually overpowered. However, the spirit of Kisara, in the form of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon, enters Seto's mind, where she destroys Aknadin for good. As a result, Aknadin's soul is sent to the Shadow Realm. However, the time on Yami Bakura's 3rd hourglass runs out, and Zorc Necrophades begins to revive. At the same time, Yami Bakura takes full control of Tristan's body, and blocks the only exit of the Pharaoh's tomb. Telling Yugi that he will never leave the tomb alive, Yami Bakura challenges Yugi to a duel. 
215 31 "The Dark One Cometh (1)"

"The Great Evil God Zorc Revives"(大邪神ゾーク復活) 

July 28, 2004 April 8, 2006
Thief King Bakura succeeds in reviving Zorc Necrophades, sacrificing himself and his Diabound in the process, resulting in both him and Diabound being disintegrated, and then being absorbed into the Millennium Stone. As Zorc emerges from underneath Kul Elna, his energy destroys the Millennium Stone, causing the Millennium Items to scatter throughout Kul Elna. Meanwhile, Yugi and Yami Bakura duel (possessing the body of Tristan). If Yugi wins, he can leave and tell the Pharaoh his true name, and if he loses, he'll never leave, and he will lose his soul to the Shadow Realm, along with the souls of his friends. Meanwhile, the Pharaoh and Kaiba talk about events that happened in the previous episode. Then, Pharaoh and Priest Seto ride back to the palace and attempt to stop Zorc. Soon afterwards, Shada intercepts a lightning bolt meant for the Pharaoh (sent by Zorc), which kills Shada. 
216 32 "The Dark One Cometh (2)"

"The Legendary Guardian God - Exodia Revives!"(伝説の守護神 エクゾディア復活!) 

August 4, 2004 April 15, 2006
Isis and Mana head for Kul Elna to retrieve the Millennium Items. The duel between Yugi and Yami Bakura continues, but suddenly, Yami Bakura's voice changes and he calls Yugi a "pathetic mortal", which strikes Téa as strange. Isis uses her Millennium Necklace to strengthen her Winged Guardian of the Fortress, in order to distract Zorc. However, Zorc Necrophades destroys Isis's dragon, and the amount of damage she takes causes her to die. Once Mana delivers the Millennium Items to Shimon, he summons Exodia (with the Millennium Key), which holds its own against Zorc. Soon afterwards, Zorc eventually overpowers it, since Exodia drew its power from a mortal, Shimon, while Zorc had an almost infinite supply of darkness. Zorc the Dark One then destroys Exodia, killing Shimon. Mana delivers the other Millennium Items to the Pharaoh, and the Pharaoh prepares to fight Zorc. 
217 33 "The Dark One Cometh (3)"

"Summon! The Three Gods" (召喚! 三幻神) 

August 11, 2004 April 22, 2006
The Pharaoh summons the Three Egyptian Gods to combat Zorc. Then, as if to confirm Téa's suspicions last episode, at the tabletop in the Shadow Realm, Yami Bakura claims that soon he'll return to his original form, and then he leaves the table to join with his 5,000-year-old counterpart, which is Zorc. At the same time, he sends the present-day Pharaoh to the battlefield to reunite his past self, and the other part of his soul. Meanwhile, Zorc defeats the three Egyptian Gods by covering the Sun, wiping their strength out, as they get their power from the Sun. Zorc then turns the Egyptian Gods into motionless statues of stone. While this is going on, Yami Bakura's devious deck destruction strategy drives Yugi into a corner, but, remembering that the Pharaoh, Joey and Téa are all counting on him, he continues the duel and draws the one card that can turn the tables. 
218 34 "The Dark One Cometh (4)"

"Zorc Vs. Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon" (ゾークvs青眼の究極竜) 

August 18, 2004 April 29, 2006
Mana takes the Pharaoh back to the palace while Seto summons Blue-Eyes White Dragon to combat Zorc. Blue-Eyes White Dragon stops the solar eclipse, but is defeated by Zorc, which turns both Priest Seto and the Millennium Rod to stone. This sends Priest Seto's soul to the Shadow Realm. Kaiba takes over and summons Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, which is equal to power of Zorc. Meanwhile, Yugi successfully defeats Yami Bakura with Gandora, the Dragon of Destruction. But then, this allows the spirit of Yami Bakura to fully reunite with his original body, Zorc itself, which earlier Yami Bakura had told the Pharaoh that both he and Zorc were "one and the same." The Pharaoh becomes Black Luster Soldier, and fuses with Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, becoming Master of Dragon Knight. But the Master of Dragon Knight is destroyed by its own attack during the battle against Zorc, and the Pharaoh is seemingly defeated, but Yugi and his friends fly to him. 
219 35 "In the Name of the Pharaoh!"

"In the Name of the Pharaoh!!"(王の名のもとに!!) 

August 25, 2004 May 6, 2006
The Pharaoh continues his battle between Zorc in the Memory World. Yugi, Joey, and others summon monsters, such as the Dark Magician, to help the Pharaoh. The ancient characters cannot be read but Yugi is going to reveal the Pharaoh's true name. Tea then remembers the cartouche pendant and passes it to the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh regained his true name, "Atem", the keyword which allowed him to summon the three Egyptian Gods and fuse them together to form the Creator of Light, Horakhty. (Horakhty is a level 12, warrior-type Divine-God attribute monster, with infinite attack and defense points.) The Pharaoh then attacks Zorc directly with Horakhty's Shining Light Attack, which results in Zorc being destroyed forever. Later, the Pharaoh entrusts the Millennium Items to Priest Seto (his soul was released from the Shadow Realm) and makes him the next Pharaoh of Egypt. Then, Pharaoh Atem's body dissolves (since his role in the past was over), even as Priest Seto promises to rule Egypt justly. Afterwards, Atem and his friends leave the Memory World of the past. 

The Final Duel

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Japanese title

Air date
Series Season Japan United States
220 36 "The Final Journey"

"The Final Test" (最後の試練) 

September 1, 2004 May 13, 2006
Atem and the others return to present-day Egypt, where they are met by Marik, Ishizu, Odion, and even Bakura, who has finally been freed from Zorc's malevolent grasp. Atem has set his mind to sealing the seven Millennium Items with himself. Someone must be able to defeat Atem in a duel to do so. Although Kaiba and Joey both volunteer, it will be Yugi that will take the honor. The duel will take place tomorrow, and both Pharaoh Atem and Yugi construct the best deck possible to each of their abilities. 
221 37 "The Final Duel (1)"

"The Last Duel of Destiny"(運命のラストデュエル) 

September 8, 2004 May 20, 2006
Yugi and Atem place the seven Millennium Items into their slots in Millennium Stone (which now appears to be intact) in the Shrine of the Millennium Stone. Pharaoh Atem and Yugi then separate into two physical beings. The duel that will determine the fate of Atem and Yugi begin. Pharaoh Atem summons "The Tricky" with an attack power of 2000 but Yugi plays the magic card, "Swords of Revealing Light". Yugi is able to fuse the three monsters: "Green Gadget", "Red Gadget", and "Yellow Gadget" into one monster with 3000 attack points: the "Mobile Fortress Stronghold". 
222 38 "The Final Duel (2)"

"Defeat the Three Gods" (三幻神を倒せ!) 

September 15, 2004 May 27, 2006
The duel between Yugi and Atem continues. Atem summons the three gods: Ra, Obelisk and Slifer to the field. The sum of their attack power exceeds ten thousand. Yugi is overwhelmed, but he parries Slifer's Summon Thunder Bullet with this episode's Key Point: a Quick Spell card, "Mirage Magic." When a player's monsters' Attack Power and Defense Power increase or decrease due to an opponent's card, this negates the effect and recovers the difference in Life Points. Furthermore, Yugi also dodges Obelisk's attack with the Trap card "Mirage Ruler." Yugi finally makes a counterattack move that threatens the Egyptian Gods. 
223 39 "The Final Duel (3)"

"Strong Heart - Tender Heart" (強き心 優しき心) 

September 22, 2004 June 3, 2006
Yugi is successful in defeating the Egyptian Gods. However, Atem is not worried at all. Atem admits that he knew that Yugi would defeat the Egyptian Gods. Now the real duel begins between Yugi and Atem. Now, Yugi must face his most trusted creature, the Dark Magician, if he wants to help Atem. (Note: When this aired in the U.S, the ending said "To Be Concluded" instead of "To Be Continued", thus signifying the end of the series.) 
224 40 "The Final Duel (4)"

"The Story that Concludes in Light"(光の中へ完結する物語) 

September 29, 2004 June 10, 2006
Yugi tries his best to fend off the attacks from Atem's most powerful trump card, the "Dark Magician." Yugi then plays his Spell Card, "Gold Sarcophagus." The Gold Sarcophagus negates the effects of another magic card that is stored in the chest. Yugi was finally able to defeat the "Dark Magician" with his "Silent Magician." Atem tries to activate the Spell card Monster Reborn so he can revive Slifer the Sky Dragon, but when Yugi opens the Gold Sarcophagus to reveal the card he sealed, the card was "Monster Reborn". It means neither of them can use that card in this game. It is Yugi's message to the Pharaoh that "Those of the dead should not remain in the world of the living." Yugi finally defeats Atem, but immediately collapses on his knees, crying. Despite Atem telling Yugi that he shouldn't cry, Yugi tells Atem that he (Yugi) is a coward, and that Atem was always his goal. Atem comforts Yugi, saying that he isn't a coward; instead, Yugi's victory has finally set him free. Atem then departs into the afterlife, while Yugi and his friends begin a new journey. Then, the Millennium Stone shatters, which causes the seven Millennium Items to fall into the pit left behind. Also, the shrine collapses, and Shadi's spirit is seen here one last time. Everybody barely makes it out in time. As a result of the shrine's destruction, the Millennium Items are buried forever. Then, Yugi tells Joey that, "Sometimes, the end of one adventure is only beginning of another." This concludes the end of the 4-Kids version of the story.

In the extended ending (only in the original Japanese version), Yugi, Tea, Joey, Tristan, Bakura, Duke, Grandpa, Kaiba and Mokuba all leave Egypt and return to Domino City of Japan. In the airport, they meet up with Rebecca, Arthur, and Serenity. Both Duke and Tristan run towards Serenity, only to be pulled back by Joey. Rebecca hugs Yugi, much to Tea's annoyance. Weevil Underwood and Rex Raptor get into an argument again and decide to duel. Zigfried and Leon von Schroeder make a business proposition with Pegasus, to which he agrees. Mako Tsunami returns from a fishing trip, and he meets Espa and the Roba brothers at the harbor. Espa Roba starts his duel disk, intimating that a duel is about to take place. Mai Valentine and Vivian Wong are facing off in a two-on-two duel against the Paradox Brothers atop the Great Wall of China. The credits end with a cutscene where Grandpa is sweeping, while Yugi comes out from the house to join Tea, Joey, and Tristan to go to school. Yugi ends the show by saying that his story has not ended, and that his story extends beyond that of the Pharaoh who after 5,000 years defeated the evil Zorc Necrophades. 

Movie: The Dark Side of Dimensions

In the opening, KaibaCorp is doing research on the Millennium Puzzle. Suddenly, a mysterious cloaked man is at the underground as one of Kaiba's bodyguards Roland tells him that he is behind schedule and to start digging. A year after the departure of the Pharaoh, Yugi Muto and his closest friends are in their final year of High School and are talking about what they will do in the future. Meanwhile, Seto Kaiba has commissioned an excavation to retrieve the disassembled Millennium Puzzle from the ruins of the Millennium chamber. The item had previously housed the soul of his rival, Atem, whom he hopes to revive in order to settle their score. The excavation is interrupted by Diva, who faces Kaiba in a game of Duel Monsters and steals two pieces of the recovered Puzzle. He keeps one fragment and gives the other to his sister Sera who passes it on to Yugi Muto, aware that he was the host of the Pharaoh.

Diva, under the alias "Aigami," forges a "friendship" with Yugi. He takes interest in Yugi's friend Ryo Bakura, whom he believes is responsible for the death of his father-like mentor, Shadi. Using his Quantum Cube, he transports Bakura to another dimension. Bakura apologizes and explains that the evil spirit of the Millennium Ring had been responsible. The two are interrupted by Mani, who has become warped by the evil energies of the Millennium Ring.

Kaiba has a computer rebuild the Millennium Puzzle and discovers the last two pieces are missing. He abducts Aigami and approaches Yugi, so he can have the two take part in the showcasing of his updated Duel Disk virtual reality technology. He intends to duel both Aigami and Yugi, while gambling their pieces of the puzzle. However, Yugi is furious with Aigami over what he did to Bakura and insists he duel him instead, which Kaiba agrees to.

Yugi defeats Aigami, resulting in Bakura's return to reality, and while dueling Kaiba, Yugi re-completes the Millennium Puzzle to demonstrate that the spirit of Atem is no longer inside it. Aigami becomes corrupted by the incredible evil powers of the Millennium Ring and duels both Yugi and Kaiba. Kaiba sacrifices himself during the Duel and makes a final plea for Yugi to call forth Atem. Yugi succeeds in doing so, and he and Atem defeat Aigami with ease. Atem and the Millennium Puzzle then fade away, and Kaiba returns to reality.

The film concludes with Yugi and his best friends seeing Téa off at the airport as she goes off to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer in New York City while Kaiba uses his technology in conjunction with the Quantum Cube to transport his consciousness to the Netherworld, where he approaches Pharaoh Atem, sitting on his throne, who responds with a confident smile.


  • Sean Allen/Darth Villaineous will guest star in this series.
  • Valtor will guest star in season 4 of the series.

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