Yami Yugi and Joey's Duelist Kingdom Duel is a Duel which took place during the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime, between Yami Yugi and Joey Wheeler in the Duelist Kingdom final.

This Duel is only present in the anime. In the manga, Jonouchi allows Yugi to be the one to face Pegasus, and claims the prize money on his behalf.


Yugi and Joey have both reached the finals of the Duelist Kingdom. Joey is fighting for the prize money in order to pay for an operation for his sister, Serenity Wheeler, while Yugi was fighting for the chance to Duel Pegasus in order to free the souls of Solomon Muto, his grandfather, and the Kaiba brothers, Seto and Mokuba Kaiba.

The Duel

Turn 1: Yugi
Summons "Celtic Guardian" (1400/1200) in Attack Position.

Turn 2: Joey
Summons "Giltia the D. Knight" (1850/1500) in Attack Position. Joey attacks and destroys "Celtic Guardian" with "Giltia the D. Knight" (Yugi: 2000 → 1550).

Turn 3: Yugi
Summons "Gaia The Fierce Knight" (2300/2100) in Attack Position. Yugi attacks and destroys "Giltia the D. Knight" with "Gaia The Fierce Knight" (Joey: 2000 → 1550).

Turn 4: Joey
Summons "Armored Lizard" (1500/1200) in Defense Position.

Turn 5: Yugi
Summons "Summoned Skull" (2500/1200) in Attack Position. Yugi attacks and destroys "Armored Lizard" with "Summoned Skull".

Turn 6: Joey
Summons "Flame Swordsman" (1800/1600) in Attack Position. He then activates "Shield & Sword", switching the ATK and DEF of all face-up monsters on the field ("Flame Swordsman": 1800 → 1600/1600 → 1800) ("Summoned Skull": 2500 → 1200/1200 → 2500). Joey attacks and destroys "Summoned Skull" with "Flame Swordsman" (Yugi: 1550 → 1150).

Turn 7: Yugi
Summons "Curse of Dragon" (2000/1500) in Attack Position. He then activates "Polymerization", fusing "Gaia The Fierce Knight" and "Curse of Dragon" to Fusion Summon "Gaia the Dragon Champion" (2600/2100) in Attack Position. Yugi attacks and destroys "Flame Swordsman" with "Gaia the Dragon Champion" (Joey: 1550 → 750).

Turn 8: Joey
Summons "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" (2400/2000) in Attack Position. He then activates "Graverobber" to Special Summon "Summoned Skull" from Yugi's Graveyard in Attack Position. He then activates "Copycat" to activate the effect of "Polymerization", fusing "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" and "Summoned Skull" to Fusion Summon "B. Skull Dragon" (3200/2500) in Attack Position. Joey attacks and destroys "Gaia the Dragon Champion" with "B. Skull Dragon" (Yugi: 1150 → 550).

Turn 9: Yugi
Summons "Dark Magician" (2500/1200) in Attack Position. He then activates "Magical Hats", conjuring 4 hats and hiding his "Dark Magician" under one of them.

Turn 10: Joey
Joey attacks one of the hats with "B. Skull Dragon", but it is revealed to be empty. Joey Normal Summons "Garoozis" (1800/1500) in Attack Position, in an attempt to bait Yugi into revealing the location of his "Dark Magician".

Turn 11: Yugi
Yugi does not rise to the bait and Sets a card under one of the hats.

Turn 12: Joey
Joey attacks another of the hats with "B. Skull Dragon", but once again, it is empty.

Turn 13: Yugi
Yugi passes his turn.

Turn 14: Joey
Joey attacks and destroys a third hat with "B. Skull Dragon", and, by process of elimination, hits something. However, that something is revealed to be Yugi's Set "Spellbinding Circle", which activates, reducing the ATK of "B. Skull Dragon" by 700 (3200 → 2500/2500) and preventing it from attacking. Joey switches "Garoozis" into Defense Position.

Turn 15: Yugi
Yami releases "Dark Magician" from its hat and equips it with "Book of Secret Arts", increasing its ATK by 300 (2500 → 2800/2100). Yugi attacks and destroys "B. Skull Dragon" with "Dark Magician" (Joey: 750 → 450).

Turn 16: Joey
Summons "Baby Dragon" (1200/700) in Attack Position, then Sets a card.

Turn 17: Yugi
Yugi attacks "Baby Dragon" with "Dark Magician", but Joey activates his Set "Kunai with Chain", stopping the attack.

Turn 18: Joey
Activates "Time Wizard" (500/400) as a Spell Card. He succeeds with the roulette ability of "Time Wizard", causing every monster on the field to age rapidly. "Baby Dragon" ages into "Thousand Dragon" (2400/2000), and "Dark Magician" ages into "Dark Sage" (100/???). Joey attacks "Dark Sage" with "Thousand Dragon", but Yugi uses the effect of "Dark Sage" to activate "Makiu, the Magical Mist" from his hand, stopping the attack.

Turn 19: Yugi
Instead of drawing, Yugi activates the second effect of "Dark Sage", allowing him to add a Spell Card from his Deck to his hand. He activates the added "Monster Reborn", reviving "B. Skull Dragon" from Joey's Graveyard. Yugi attacks and destroys "Thousand Dragon" with "B. Skull Dragon" (Joey: 450 → 0).


Yugi advances to the final match with Pegasus. Joey offers his "Glory of the King's Hand" to Yugi, but Yugi refuses it and allows Joey to collect the prize money with the card, saying that he deserves it more. The final match against Pegasus soon begins.