Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 038

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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 038

邪眼発動 サクリファイス


Jagan Hatsudō Sakurifaisu

Japanese translation

The Wicked Eye Activates - Sacrifice


Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 4

Episode number


Japanese air date

January 16, 2001

English air date

September 28, 2002

Japanese opening


English opening

Yu-Gi-Oh! theme

Japanese ending

Energizing Shower

Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 1)
Previous Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 3
Next Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 5

Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium, Part 4, known as The Evil Eye Engages - Sacrifice in the Japanese version, is the thirty-eighth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh!. It aired in Japan on January 16, 2001, and in the US on September 28, 2002.


As Yami Bakura demands Mokuba's body, Tristan knocks him out, takes his Millennium Ring, and throws it off the castle roof into the woods. He then carries Bakura and Mokuba back to the balcony, where Joey and Tea are witnessing the beginning of a shadow duel. Contact between them and Yugi has been cut off, and they cannot enter the shadow cloud -- they either go to the other side of it or return where they started. Inside the shadow, the duel continues. Each monster is maintained by one's life energy, and regular Yugi cannot handle the force of the Shadow Realm Yami takes over for a time, protesting that Yugi will not survive in such conditions, but Yugi convinces him to switch back, and he manages to set a card. But just then, Pegasus destroys Yugi's defending monster, and Yugi collapses. Despite Yami's frantic calls, Yugi is gone. This leaves just Yami to duel Pegasus, who can once again read his mind and know all of his moves.

To make matters worse, Pegasus' "Relinquished" makes all of Yami's attacks self-destructive, and if he does not break the combo in two turns, "Jigen Bakudan" will destroy what's left of Yami's Life Points. Can Yami figure out a way to defeat Pegasus before it is too late?

Featured Duel: Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi vs. Maximillion Pegasus, Part 4

Duel continued from previous episode.

Turn 23: Yami/Yugi
Pegasus has just turned the Duel into a Shadow Game. Yugi realizes that he is having difficulties handling the force of the Shadow Realm, so Yami Yugi takes over. Yami draws. He then passes his turn.

Turn 24: Pegasus
Maximillion Pegasus draws "Dark-Eyes Illusionist" and subsequently Normal Summons it (0/0) in Attack Position.

Turn 25: Yami/Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then Normal Summons "Curse of Dragon" (2000/1500) in Attack Position. He switches to Yugi. Yugi again seems to have a hard time handling the force of the Shadow Realm.

Turn 26: Pegasus
Pegasus draws. He then Sets 1 card.

Turn 27: Yami/Yugi
Yugi draws. Yami, at this point, fears that Yugi won't be able to handle the stress of the Shadow Realm, so he takes over. "Curse of Dragon" attacks Pegasus's "Dark-Eyes Illusionist", but this activates the effect of "Dark-Eyes Illusionist", which stops the attack and forbids "Curse of Dragon" from attacking.

Turn 28: Pegasus
Pegasus draws. He then activates "Black Illusion Ritual" to Tribute "Dark-Eyes Illusionist" and Ritual Summon "Relinquished" (0/0) in Attack Position. Pegasus activates "Relinquished's" effect, equipping "Curse of Dragon" to itself and increasing its ATK and DEF by the ATK and DEF of "Curse of Dragon" ("Relinquished": 0 → 2000/0 → 1500).

Turn 29: Yami/Yugi
Yami draws. "Dark Magician" attacks "Relinquished", but "Curse of Dragon" is destroyed instead. Due to the effect of "Relinquished", the Battle Damage that Pegasus would have taken is inflicted to Yami Yugi instead (Yami 900 → 400) ("Relinquished": 2000 → 0/1500 → 0).

Turn 30: Pegasus
Pegasus draws. He then activates the effect of "Relinquished", equipping "Dark Magician" to itself and increasing its ATK and DEF by the ATK and DEF of "Dark Magician" ("Relinquished": 0 → 2500/0 → 2100).

Turn 31: Yami/Yugi
Yami switches minds with Yugi. Yugi draws a card and subsequently Sets it. He then Normal Summons Feral Imp (1300/1400) in Defense Position.

Turn 32: Pegasus
"Relinquished" attacks and destroys "Feral Imp". Yugi, at this point, collapses as the Shadow Realm's cost was too strong for him. With Yugi unconscious, Yami Yugi is left to duel by himself, allowing Pegasus to once again read his mind.

Turn 33: Yami
Yami Yugi draws "Winged Dragon , Guardian of the Fortress #1" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1400/1200) in Defense Position.

Turn 34: Pegasus
"Relinquished" attacks and destroys "Winged Dragon". Pegasus then Normal Summons "Jigen Bakudan" (200/1000) in Attack Position. This card can't be selected as an attack target. Also when it is Yami's second End Phase after the summoning of "Jigen Bakudan", it will self-destruct to destroy every monster on Pegasus' side of the field. After that is done, both players will take damage equal to the original ATK of the monsters they owned. This would be 0 damage to Pegasus and 2500 damage to Yami. Yami Yugi's hand at this point is shown to contain from left to right: "Makiu, the Magical Mist", "Multiply", "Burning Land", "Kuriboh", and "Monster Recovery".

Duel concludes next episode.


When the duel continues in the Shadow Realm, Pegasus' trap card "Gorgon's Eye" disappears, presumably destroyed by "Magical Neutralizing Force". If it had still been active, Pegasus would have won the duel many times since Yugi defends numerous times once "Relinquished" is summoned.

Differences In Adaptations

  • A shot of Yugi collapsing at the duel station is cut from the US version.
  • At the end of the episode, when it shows Yugi's hand, every card except for "Kuriboh" is redesigned.


  • In the last episode, Yugi had two cards in his hand before the episode ended. At the start of this episode, he has three cards in his hand.
  • In the dub, when Maximillion Pegasus Normal Summons "Dark-Eyes Illusionist", the card is shown as a Level 1 monster with 1400 DEF instead of being a Level 2 monster with 0 ATK and DEF like in the Japanese.

Featured cards

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

Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi
Maximillion Pegasus


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 This card was seen in Yugi's hand.

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