Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 025

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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 025

涙のデュエル! フレンドシップ


Namida no Dyueru! Furendoshippu

Japanese translation

Duel of Tears! Friendship


Shining Friendship

Episode number


Japanese air date

October 10, 2000

English air date

April 27, 2002

Japanese opening


English opening

Season one theme

Japanese ending

Energizing Shower

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Shining Friendship, known as A Duel of Tears! Friendship in the Japanese version, is the twenty-fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime.


The group is outside Pegasus' Castle, but Yugi still won't respond to anyone. He is unable to get over what happened between him and Seto Kaiba. Mai Valentine shows up and offers him some of her star chips, but Yugi won't move. She challenges him to a Duel for the chips, but Tea decides to take his place. The duel does not start off very well for Tea, as Mai's "Harpie Lady" pounces on her monster and she still does not know some of the rules of the game. She uses a combination of "De-Spell", "Silver Bow and Arrow", and "Elf's Light" on "Shining Friendship" to destroy Mai's "Harpie Lady". Mai is about to activate "Harpie's Feather Duster", but decides not to. She then purposely forfeits the duel. Yugi snaps out of it, accepts Mai's star chips, and everyone heads towards Pegasus' Castle.

Featured Duel: Téa Gardner vs. Mai Valentine

Turn 1: Téa
Téa Normal Summons "Petit Angel" (600/900) in Attack Position.

Turn 2: Mai
Mai Normal Summons "Harpie Lady" (1300/1400) in Attack Position. "Harpie Lady" attacks and destroys "Petit Angel" (Téa 2000 → 1300). Mai then Sets 1 card.

Turn 3: Téa
Téa draws. She then Normal Summons "Fairy's Gift" (1400/1000) in Attack Position. Téa's hand contains an unknown Normal Monster, "Breath of Light", "De-Spell", "Silver Bow and Arrow", "Waboku", and "Magician of Faith". Téa then Sets 1 card. "Fairy's Gift" attacks "Harpie Lady", but Mai Valentine activates "Rose Whip", equipping it to "Harpie Lady" and increasing the ATK and DEF of "Harpie Lady" by 300 ("Harpie Lady": 1300 → 1600/1400 → 1700). "Harpie Lady" destroys "Fairy's Gift" (Téa Gardner 1300 → 1100).

Turn 4: Mai
Mai draws. Mai's hand contains an unknown Magic Card, "Harpie Lady", "De-Spell", "Harpie's Feather Duster", and "Cyber Shield". Mai Sets "Harpie's Feather Duster".

Turn 5: Téa
Téa draws "Shining Friendship" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1300/1100) in Attack Position.

Turn 6: Mai
"Harpie Lady" attacks "Shining Friendship", but Téa activates "Waboku" to prevent her monsters from being destroyed by battle this turn and reduce all Battle Damage she takes to 0.

Turn 7: Téa
Téa draws "Magician of Faith" and subsequently Sets it. Téa then activates "Silver Bow and Arrow", equipping it to "Shining Friendship" and increasing the ATK and DEF of "Shining Friendship" by 300 ("Shining Friendship": 1300 → 1600/1100 → 1400).

Turn 8: Mai
Mai Valentine activates "Cyber Shield", equipping it to "Harpie Lady" and increasing the ATK and DEF of "Harpie Lady" by 500 ("Harpie Lady": 1600 → 2100/1400 → 1900). She then activates "De-Spell" to destroy "Silver Bow and Arrow" ("Shining Friendship": 1600 → 1300/1400 → 1100). "Harpie Lady" attacks and destroys Téa's set monster. It's revealed to be "Magician of Faith" (300/400). Since "Magician of Faith" was attacked and flipped face-up, her Flip Effect activates, letting Téa add Silver Bow and Arrow from her Graveyard to her hand.

Turn 9: Téa
Téa draws "Elf's Light". She then activates "Silver Bow and Arrow", equipping it to "Shining Friendship" and increasing its ATK and DEF by 300 ("Shining Friendship": 1300 → 1600/1100 → 1400). Téa then activates "Elf's Light", equipping it to "Shining Friendship" and increasing its ATK by 400 as well as decreasing its DEF by 200 ("Shining Friendship": 1600 → 2000/1400 → 1200). Téa then activates "De-Spell" to destroy "Cyber Shield" ("Harpie Lady": 2100 → 1600/1900 → 1400). "Shining Friendship" attacks "Harpie Lady". Mai is about to activate "Harpie's Feather Duster", but decides not to. "Shining Friendship" destroys "Harpie Lady" (Mai 2000 → 1600).

Turn 10: Mai
Mai Valentine tries to activates "Harpie's Feather Duster", but she, at the last moment, forfeits.

Téa wins.

Differences In Adaptations

  • Mai's cleavage were removed.
  • Although it is hard to see, Fairy's Gift is naked in the Japanese version. Her naked body is obscured in the dub.

Featured cards

The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.

Téa Gardner
Mai Valentine


  • In the dub, despite Shining Friendship having no halo when it appeared as a card, it still has a halo on top of its head when it is summoned.
  • Téa had four cards in her hand when she summoned "Fairy's Gift", however when she looks at her hand, she has six cards in her hand.
  • When Téa gives Yugi the star chips there are six star chips instead of five.
  • Mai gives the group a total of 6 star chips, but she owed Yugi 8.


  1. 1.0 1.1 This card was seen in Téa's hand.
  2. A second copy of this card can be seen in Mai's hand.
  3. This card was seen in Mai's hand.

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