Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 175

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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 175


Japanese translation

Battle Royal! Judai VS Johan VS Fujiwara

Episode number


Japanese air date

February 20, 2008

Featured card

Clear Vice Dragon

Japanese opening

Precious Time, Glory Days

Japanese ending

Endless Dream

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"Battle Royal! Judai VS Johan VS Fujiwara", is the one hundred and seventy-fifth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. It first aired Japan on February 20, 2008.

Nightshroud begins a Battle Royal with Jaden and Jesse, attempting to turn Jesse against Jaden. Jaden vows to save Yusuke Fujiwara from Nightshroud on behalf of Honest.


After Nightshroud's defeat of Atticus, the Trueman clones move away, allowing Jaden and Jesse to step forward. Honest appears beside Jaden and is glad that his "master" Yusuke Fujiwara is alive. Jaden promises to save Fujiwara from Nightshroud and activates his Duel Disk. Jesse steps in to aide Jaden, and Nightshroud accepts his involvement on the condition that they play the Duel as a Battle Royal. No players may attack on their first turn, so each player Summons a monster and begins Setting cards. Jaden comments that the last time he and Jesse Dueled together was the against Yubel and Jesse says he'll never forget that Duel, as it gave him the power of the "Rainbow Dragon".

Nightshroud plays "Clear World" and four crystals appear above as the field is transformed into plains of darkness and the Trueman clones disappear. This card will inflict negative effects to each player depending on the attribute of monsters they have face-up. However, Nightshroud's "Clear" monsters are treated as having no attribute, so the card only affects his opponents. Nightshroud reveals that a player that controls an EARTH-attribute monster must destroy one of his monsters during his End Phase, and a player with a WATER-attribute monster must discard a card during their End Phase. Jesse plays "Trap Strap", allowing Jaden to Set his "A Hero Emerges" card after activating it, and Special Summoning "Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus" to his field. Nightshroud reveals that a player with a WIND-attribute monster on the field cannot activate any Spell Cards. At this point Nightshroud realizes that Jaden and Jesse working as a team to defeat him will makes things a big problem for him in the duel, so he decides to turn them against each other by exploiting their darkness of heart.

Knowing that Jaden may be able to resist by using Yubel's powers, Nightshroud reads Jesse's mind, attempting to find his darkness of heart to exploit it in an attempt to get him to turn on Jaden. However, he is unable to, as the "Crystal Beasts" and "Rainbow Dragon" block his mental path. However, he makes out a shadowed figure in the background - that of Jaden. Nightshroud determines that Jesse's darkness is that he wants to defeat Jaden in a Duel. Nightshroud states that Jaden and Jesse are very similar, and when they combine their powers, they can nearly create miracles. He says that this Battle Royal is Jesse's chance to defeat Jaden. Jesse admits that he does wish to defeat Jaden, and Summons "Crystal Beast Amethyst Cat", using its effect to attack Jaden directly. Jaden counters with "Damage Interest", giving Jesse back twice the damage he inflicted, while Jesse chains "Damage Capture", increasing the ATK of "Sapphire Pegasus'" by the amount of damage he took. However, Jesse uses it to attack "Clear Rage Golem" instead of "Elemental Hero Clayman", much to Nightshroud's shock. Yusuke thinks that Jesse bluffed him about his darkness, but Jesse explains that he does want to defeat Jaden, but that isn't necessarily darkness, it's just something any Duelist would want. Jaden agrees that he would also like to defeat Jesse, but now is not the time.

Jaden and Jesse continue to work together to thwart Nightshroud's strategies, even finding ways to turn the effect of "Clear World" into advantages. Though Jesse wants to defeat Jaden, he aides him to defeat Nightshroud first, in order to repay Jaden for saving him from Yubel, specifically the explosion caused by "Thousand Buster". Jesse helps Jaden Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Flame Wingman" Jaden uses it and "Elemental Hero Clayman" to successfully reduces Nightshroud's Life Points to 800. Honest again begs Jaden to save Fujiwara, and Nightshroud counters by Summoning "Clear Vice Dragon" - the monster he used to defeat Atticus.

Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki vs. Jesse Anderson vs. Nightshroud

Turn 1: Nightshroud
Nightshroud Summons "Clear Phantom" (1200/1400) in Attack Position and Sets a card.

Turn 2: Jesse
Jesse summons "Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise" (600/2000) in Defense Position. and sets two cards.

Turn 3: Jaden
Jaden summons "Elemental Hero Wildheart" (1500/1600) in Attack Position and sets two cards.

Turn 4: Nightshroud
Nightshroud Activates the Field Spell Card "Clear World". He then summons "Clear Rage Golem" (1600/1800) and attacks "Wildheart" with "Clear Phantom" (Nightshroud 3700), activating its effect to destroy "Wildheart" and force Jaden to send the top 3 cards from his Deck to the Graveyard ("Elemental Hero Burstinatrix", "Elemental Hero Bubbleman" and "Elemental Hero Neos"). "Clear Rage Golem" attacks directly but Jaden activates "A Hero Emerges", Special Summoning "Elemental Hero Clayman" (800/2000) in Defense Position. Jesse activates his face-down "Trap Strap", allowing Jaden to re-Set his Trap Card and Jesse to Special Summon "Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus" (1800/1200) from his Deck in Attack Position, whose own effect places "Crystal Beast Amber Mammoth" in his Spell & Trap Card Zone. A replay occurs, and Nightshroud opts not to attack. Nightshroud activates "Clear Wall".

Turn 5: Jesse
Jesse summons "Crystal Beast Amethyst Cat" (1200/400) in Attack Position. Jesse halves it's attack to attack Jaden directly (Jaden 3400). Jaden activates his face-down "Damage Interest", inflicting twice the amount of damage he received to Jesse (Jesse 2800). Jesse activates "Damage Capture", increasing "Sapphire Pegasus'" attack points by the amount of damage he received for the duration of the turn, to 3000. Jesse attacks "Clear Rage Golem" with "Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus", with Nightshroud destroying "Clear Wall" to negate the damage and prevent his monster's destruction. Jesse sets two cards. During the End Phase, "Clear World" forces Jesse to destroy "Amethyst Cat" [Notes 1] which moves to his Spell & Trap Card Zone and discard "Crystal Beast Cobalt Eagle".

Turn 6: Jaden
Jaden switches "Clayman" to Attack Position. Jesse activates "Sapphire Revive", Special Summoning "Burstinatrix" (1200/800) from Jaden's Graveyard and Summoning a "Crystal Beast" with defense equal to the defense of the Summoned monster to his field. He Special Summons "Cobalt Eagle" (1400/800) from his Graveyard. Jaden activates "Polymerization", fusing his "Burstinatrix" with the "Elemental Hero Avian" in his hand to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Flame Wingman" (2100/1200). "Elemental Hero Flame Wingman" attacks and destroys "Clear Rage Golem" (Nightshroud 3200), with it's effect inflicting damage to Nightshroud equal to his destroyed monster's attack points (Nightshroud 1600). Jaden attacks directly with "Clayman" (Nightshroud 800). During his End Phase, Jaden chooses to destroy "Clayman" due to "Clear World".

Turn 7: Nightshroud
Nightshroud activates "Clear Sacrifice", removing "Clear Phantom" and "Clear Rage Golem" in his Graveyard from play to Normal summon "Clear Vice Dragon" (0/0) without tributing in Attack Position.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards

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

Jaden Yuki
Jesse Anderson
Nightshroud/Yusuke Fujiwara


  1. In the TCG/OCG, the effect of "Clear World" that affects WIND-attribute monsters is that one must pay 500 Life Points to activate a Spell Card, it does not disallow them entirely. Its effect for EARTH-attribute monsters requires one to destroy a Defense Position monster during one's Standby Phase, not any monster during their End Phase.

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