"Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Battle City TV Special" is a half-hour, special episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. It first aired in Japan on January 1, 2002, between episode 88 and 89.

It is a recap of the major events from the Battle City tournament, narrated by Téa Gardner and Serenity Wheeler. It begins with the Pharaoh meeting with Ishizu Ishtar, and retelling several important Duels including Yugi and Seto Kaiba's Tag Duel, and Yugi's Duels against Joey Wheeler and Yami Bakura, up to Joey's battle with Odion on the Kaiba Craft 3. The special ends with Téa wishing the series a happy new year.

Featured cards

The following cards appeared in this special.

Rare Hunter
Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi
Espa Roba
Joey Wheeler
Weevil Underwood
Mako Tsunami
Seto Kaiba
Bakura Ryou/Yami Bakura


  1. 1.0 1.1 This card was played as a Normal Monster. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 This card was seen in Rare Hunter's hand.
  3. This card was seen in Yugi's hand.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 This card can be seen after Strings lost the Duel.
  5. This card was played as a Ritual Monster. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.

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