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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 074



Saranaru Shinka! Akuseru Shinkuro

Japanese translation

Further Evolution! Accel Synchro


The Synchro Solution

Episode number


Japanese air date

September 2, 2009

English air date

October 23, 2010

Featured card

Drill Warrior

Japanese opening


English opening

Hyper Drive

Japanese ending


English ending

Hyper Drive

Animation director
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"The Synchro Solution", known as "Further Evolution! Accel Synchro" in the Japanese version, is the seventy-fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It first aired in Japan on September 2, 2009 and in the United States on October 23, 2010.

The mysterious Vizor appears before Yusei and company. He tells Yusei that in his current condition, he can not defeat Ghost. He claims to know an alternate strategy to beat Ghost. Hearing this, Yusei follows him and both engage in a Turbo Duel.

Yusei's friends watch the Duel. Akiza worries for Yusei especially since he is dueling someone they don't know, but Leo tells her that it's fine, because it is Yusei they're talking about. Crow, on the other hand, tells her that Yusei accepted the Duel because he sees something in that mysterious Duelist. Yusei wins, but knows that Vizor threw the Duel. When asked why, he responds that he can't reveal everything all at once.

The Three Emperors also witness this for themselves and after the Duel, some of the Grand Design is completed, thanks to the Duel Energy channeled by both Duelists.

Featured Duel: Yusei Fudo vs. Vizor

Turn 1: Yusei
(Yusei's SPC: 0; Vizor's SPC: 0)
Yusei draws. Yusei's hand contains three monsters and two Speed Spell Cards. He then Normal Summons "Tricular" (300/300) in Defense Position. He then sets 1 card in his Spell & Trap Card Zone and ends his turn.

Turn 2: Vizor
(Yusei's SPC: 1; Vizor's SPC: 1)
Vizor draws "T.G. Striker". Since Yusei controls monster and Vizor controls no monsters, Vizor Special Summons "T.G. Striker" (800/0) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. Vizor then Special Summons "T.G. Warwolf" (1200/0) in Attack Position via its own effect as he Special Summoned a Level 4 or below monster. Vizor then tunes his two monsters to Synchro Summon "T.G. Power Gladiator" (2300/1000) in Attack Position. Vizor then Normal Summons "T.G. Cyber Magician" (0/0) in Attack Position. Vizor then uses the effect of "T.G. Cyber Magician" to allow himself to perform a Synchro Summon with "T.G. Cyber Magician" while using monsters from his hand. Vizor chooses to use the "T.G. Rush Rhino" in his hand as the other Synchro Material Monster for the Synchro Summon. Vizor then tunes "T.G. Rush Rhino" with "T.G. Cyber Magician" to Synchro Summon "T.G. Wonder Magician" (1900/0) in Attack Position. Vizor attacks and destroys "Tricular" with "T.G. Power Gladiator". "T.G. Power Gladiator" then inflicts Piercing damage to Yusei due to its effect (Yusei 4000 → 2000). Yusei activates the effect of "Tricular" to Special Summon "Bicular" (200/200) in Defense Position (200/200) from his Deck. Vizor then attacks and destroys "Bicular" with "T.G. Wonder Magician", Yusei then activates the effect of "Bicular" to Special Summon "Unicycular" (100/100) in Defense Position from his Deck. Vizor ends his turn.

Turn 3: Yusei
(Yusei's SPC: 2; Vizor's SPC: 2)
Yusei draws "Speed Spell - Synchro Defuse" and subsequently activates it to take control of "T.G. Power Gladiator", however Vizor declares an Accel Synchro Summon and he then tunes his "T.G. Power Gladiator" with T.G. Wonder Magician" to Accel Synchro Summon "T.G. Blade Blaster" (3300/2200) in Attack Position. Vizor's hand contains "Speed Spell - Accelerate Draw" and "Speed Spell - The End of the Storm". Since "T.G. Power Gladiator" has left the field, the effect of "Synchro Defuse" is negated as it has lost its original target. Yusei's hand contains "Quillbolt Hedgehog", "Speed Spell - Angel Baton", "Shining Silver Force", and "Speed Spell - Speed Energy". Yusei activates "Speed Spell - Angel Baton" allowing him to draw 2 cards from his Deck and send "Quillbolt Hedgehog" from his hand to the Graveyard. Yusei then Normal Summons "Drill Synchron" in Attack Position (800/300). Yusei then activates the effect of "Quillbolt Hedgehog", Special Summoning it from the Graveyard in Attack Position since a Tuner Monster is on his side of the field (800/800). He then tunes his three monsters together to Synchro Summon "Drill Warrior" in Attack Position (2400/2000). Since "Quillbolt Hedgehog" has been removed from the field, it's removed from play as per its last effect. Yusei then activates the effect of "Drill Warrior" to halve its ATK until the End Phase in order to allow it to attack directly this turn("Drill Warrior": 2400 → 1200/2000). "Drill Warrior" then attacks Vizor directly (Vizor 4000 → 2800). Yusei then places 1 card face-down in his Spell & Trap Card Zone and ends his turn. On Yusei's End Phase, the effect of "Drill Warrior" wears off, returning its ATK back to normal ("Drill Warrior": 1200 → 2400/2000).

Turn 4: Vizor
(Yusei's SPC: 3; Vizor's SPC: 3)
Vizor draws "Tuner Capture". Vizor's hand now contains "Tuner Capture", "Speed Spell - The End of the Storm", and "Speed Spell - Accelerate Draw". Vizor then attacks "Drill Warrior" with "T.G. Blade Blaster", but Yusei activates "Wave Force" to destroy "T.G. Blade Blaster", however Vizor activates the effect of "T.G. Blade Blaster", discarding 1 card to negate the effect of "Wave Force" and destroy it. The attack continues, destroying "Drill Warrior" (Yusei 2000 → 1100). Yusei then activates "Miracle's Wake", allowing him to Special Summon "Drill Warrior" (2400/2000) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. Vizor ends his turn.

Turn 5: Yusei
(Yusei's SPC: 4; Vizor's SPC: 4)
Yusei's hand contains "Speed Spell - Speed Energy" and "Shining Silver Force". He then draws "Gauntlet Warrior". Yusei then activates "Speed Spell - Speed Energy" to raise "Drill Warrior's ATK by the number of Speed Counters he has times 200. Since Yusei has four, "Drill Warrior" gains 800 ATK ("Drill Warrior": 2400 → 3200/2000). Yusei then Normal Summons "Gauntlet Warrior" (400/1600) in Attack Position. Yusei then activates the effect of "Gauntlet Warrior", Tributing it to increase the ATK and DEF of "Drill Warrior" by 500 until the End Phase ("Drill Warrior": 3200 → 3700/2000 → 2500). Yusei then attacks "T.G. Blade Blaster" with "Drill Warrior", but Vizor activates "T.G. Blade Blaster's" effect removing it from play until the End Phase. A replay occurs, and Yusei uses "Drill Warrior" to attack Vizor directly instead (Vizor 2800 → 0).

Yusei wins.

Featured cards

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

Yusei Fudo

Tenth Anniversary Tribute

The first fifteen seconds of this episode features Yugi and his most famous cards (Dark Magician, Kuriboh, Celtic Guardian, Curse of Dragon, Alpha The Magnet Warrior, Beta The Magnet Warrior, Gamma The Magnet Warrior, Valkyrion the Magna Warrior, Gaia The Fierce Knight, Black Luster Soldier, Magician of Black Chaos and Dark Magician Girl).

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D´s Card Drawing Contest

At the end of the credits, it is shown that "Drill Synchron" and "Drill Warrior" were made into cards in the anime as a result of a drawing competition.

Differences in adaptations

  • In the English versions of this and the previous episode, it is mentioned that Yusei has been looking for the "Synchro Solution." In the Japanese version, he was looking to "surpass his own limits." (Although at the end of this episode he states that in order to find the Synchro Solution he will have to surpass his own limits.)


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