Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 010

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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 010

十代&翔! タッグデュエル (前編)


Jūdai to Shō! Taggu Dyueru (Zenpen)

Japanese translation

Judai & Sho! Tag Duel (First Part)


Tag Team Trial, Part 1

Episode number


Japanese air date

December 15, 2004

English air date

October 25, 2005

Japanese opening

Rising Weather Hallelujah

English opening

Get Your Game On!

Japanese ending

Borderline Battle

Animation director
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode listing (season 1)
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Next Tag Team Trial, Part 2

"Tag Team Trial, Part 1", known as "Judai & Sho! Tag Duel (First Part)" in the Japanese version, is the tenth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. It first aired in Japan on December 15, 2004 and in the United States on October 25, 2005.

Jaden Yuki and Syrus Truesdale face their punishment for trespassing at the Abandoned Dorm - a Tag Duel against the Paradox Brothers, and if Jaden and Syrus lose, both of them will be expelled from Duel Academy.


Dr. Crowler continues his vendetta against Jaden Yuki and the Slifer Red dorm. Chazz Princeton approaches him and requests that he be made one of the opponents that Jaden and Syrus Truesdale will face in their upcoming Tag Duel, to determine if they are expelled or not. Crowler declines, and states that he's brought in the greatest Tag Team in the world to Duel them instead. At the Slifer Red dorm, Jaden and Syrus are going over their Decks, and Syrus stares at his "Power Bond" card, and vows that this time, he'll use it properly and that he won't let his brother's words get in his head. They head to the arena. The crowd has gathered, and Alexis Rhodes introduces herself to Bastion Misawa and comments that she's the reason that Jaden and Syrus are in this situation, since they were helping her at the Abandoned Dorm. Syrus' brother Zane is present and he thinks to himself that this is Syrus' chance to prove his worth as a Duelist. Crowler introduces their opponents - The Paradox Brothers. He then explains the rules - each team will start with 8000 Life Points and partners may not share strategies, but they may use any card that their partner has already placed on the field, with the exception of attacking with their partner's monsters. No one is permitted to attack during their first turn.

Each player Summons a single monster each during their first turn - Syrus plays "Gyroid" in attack position", Para plays "Jirai Gumo" in attack position, Jaden plays "Elemental Hero Burstinatrix" in defense position and Dox plays "Kaiser Sea Horse" in attack position. Dox then activates "Tribute Doll". He Tributes his brother's "Jirai Gumo" to Special Summon the Level 7 "Kazejin". He then plays "Dark Designator" and selects Para as its target, declaring "Sanga of the Thunder", which is thus moved from Para's Deck to his hand. Syrus Summons "Steamroid" and then plays "Polymerization" to fuse it with "Gyroid", Fusion Summoning "Steam Gyroid". He attacks Para directly, as both monsters belong to Dox, but Dox activates "Kazejin's" ability, reducing the Battle Damage to zero. Syrus Sets a card to end his turn. Para activates "Monster Reborn" to Special Summon "Jirai Gumo" from his Graveyard, and immediately plays "Tribute Doll" to use it as a sacrifice for a Level 7 monster - "Suijin". He then Tributes his brother's "Kaiser Sea Horse" to Summon the LIGHT-attribute" "Sanga of the Thunder". He Tributes his two new monsters, and his brother's "Kazejin" to call forth "Gate Guardian". It attacks and destroys "Steam Gyroid", reducing Syrus and Jaden to 6450 Life Points.

Crowler believes that in targeting Syrus, the brothers have found the weak link their opponents. Para Sets a card to end this turn. Jaden Summons "Elemental Hero Clayman" and then plays "Polymerization" to fuse it with "Burstinatrix" to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Rampart Blaster" in Defense Position, using its effect to half its ATK to attack directly, dealing 1000 damage to the brothers. Dox activates "Fairy Meteor Crush", equipping it to "Gate Guardian", which would give it the piercing ability. Syrus activates his face-down "Mystical Space Typhoon" to destroy it, but Para chains his face-down "Judgment of Anubis" discarding a card to negate "Mystical Space Typhoon" and destroy "Rampart Blaster", with its ATK being dealt to Jaden and Syrus as damage. Dox then Summons "Defense Wall", which will redirect any attack Jaden and Syrus make to it. Syrus Summons "Cycroid" in Defense Position, and Para attacks and destroys it with "Gate Guardian", reducing Jaden and Syrus' Life Points to 1700.

Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki and Syrus Truesdale vs. Para and Dox

Turn 1: Syrus
Syrus draws "Gyroid" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1000/1000) in Attack Position.

Turn 2: Para
Para draws "Jirai Gumo" and subsequently Normal Summons it (2200/100) in Attack Position.

Turn 3: Jaden
Jaden draws "Elemental Hero Burstinatrix" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1200/800) in Defense Position.

Turn 4: Dox
Dox draws. He then Normal Summons "Kaiser Sea Horse" (1700/1650) in Attack Position. Dox then activates "Tribute Doll" to Tribute Para's "Jirai Gumo" and Special Summon "Kazejin" (2400/2200) from his hand in Attack Position, however "Kazejin" won't be allowed to attack this turn. Dox then activates "Dark Designator" by selecting Para and declaring "Sanga of the Thunder" for the effect of "Dark Designator". Since Para has "Sanga of the Thunder" in his Deck, it is added to his hand.

Turn 5: Syrus
Syrus draws. He then Normal Summons "Steamroid" (1800/1800) in Attack Position. Syrus then activates "Polymerization" to fuse "Steamroid" with "Gyroid" in order to Fusion Summon "Steam Gyroid" (2200/1600) in Attack Position. "Steam Gyroid" attacks Para directly, but Dox activates the effect of "Kazejin" to reduce the ATK of "Steam Gyroid" to 0 until the end of the Damage Step ("Steam Gyroid": 2200 → 0/1600). Because of that, Para takes no damage. At the end of the Damage Step, the effect of "Kazejin" expires ("Steam Gyroid": 0 → 2200/1600). Syrus Sets a card.

Turn 6: Para
Para draws. He then activates "Monster Reborn to Special Summon "Jirai Gumo" (2200/100) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. He then activates "Tribute Doll" to Tribute "Jirai Gumo" and Special Summon "Suijin" (2500/2400) from his hand in Attack Position, but "Suijin" won't be allowed to attack this turn. Para then Tributes Dox's "Kaiser Seahorse" in order to Tribute Summon "Sanga of the Thunder" (2600/2200) in Attack Position (as "Kaiser Sea Horse" is treated as two Tributes for the Tribute Summon of a LIGHT monster). Para then Tributes "Kazejin", "Suijun" and "Sanga" in order to Special Summon "Gate Guardian" (3750/3400) in Attack Position. "Gate Guardian" attacks and destroys "Steam Gyroid" (Jaden/Syrus 8000 → 6450). Para Sets a card.

Turn 7: Jaden
Jaden draws "Polymerization". Jaden's hand contains "Skyscraper", "Elemental Hero Avian", "Elemental Hero Sparkman", "Spark Blaster", and "Elemental Hero Clayman". He then Normal Summons "Elemental Hero Clayman" in Attack Position (800/2000). Jaden then activates "Polymerization" to fuse "Clayman" with "Burstiantrix" in order to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Rampart Blaster" (2000/2500) in Defense Position.

Since "Rampart Blaster" is in face-up Defense Position, Jaden uses "Rampart Blaster" to attack Para and Dox directly, however the ATK of "Rampart Blaster" will be halved during damage calculation only ("Elemental Hero Rampart Blaster": 2000 → 1000/2500). The attack then hits Para and Dox (Para/Dox 8000 → 7000). After damage calculation, the ATK of "Rampart Blaster" returns to its original value ("Elemental Hero Rampart Blaster": 1000 → 2000/2500).

Turn 8: Dox
Dox draws "Fairy Meteor Crush" and subsequently activates it, equipping it to "Gate Guardian" and granting "Gate Guardian" the ability to inflict piercing damage. Syrus activates his face-down "Mystical Space Typhoon" to destroy "Fairy Meteor Crush", but Para activates his face-down "Judgment of Anubis" to negate the effect of "Mystical Space Typhoon" and destroy it by discarding one card. After that resolves, the second effect of "Judgment of Anubis" activates, allowing Para to destroy "Rampart Blaster" and inflict its ATK as damage to Jaden and Syrus (Jaden/Syrus 6450 → 4450). Dox then Normal Summons "Defense Wall" (0/2100) in Defense Position. While this monster is in face-up Defense Position, it will be the only monster that Jaden and Syrus can attack.

Turn 9: Syrus
Syrus draws "Cycroid" and subsequently Normal Summons it (800/1000) in Defense Position.

Turn 10: Para
Para draws. "Gate Guardian" attacks and destroys "Cycroid". "Gate Guardian" then inflicts piercing damage to Jaden and Syrus (Jaden/Syrus 4450 → 1700).

Duel continues in the next episode.

Differences in adaptations

  • In the dub, Jaden states that the brothers won't beat them, as they couldn't even beat "male pattern baldness", while in the Japanese version, he is excited to be Dueling the same opponents that Yugi once did.
  • In the Japanese version, Asuka is generally friendly to Misawa, but in the dub, Alexis repeatedly tells Bastion to be quiet.
  • When Para summons "Sanga Of The Thunder" by sacrificing "Kaiser Sea Horse", Dox explains the effect, but says that it allows him to summon "Sanga" instead of his brother.
  • During this duel, "Rampart Blaster" is continually referred to as a "he" when she is in fact the first female Elemental Hero Fusion Monster.
  • When "Rampart Blaster" attacks with its effect, the dub mistakenly shows the "Elemental Hero Clayman" card below it.

Featured cards

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

Jaden Yuki
Syrus Truesdale

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