"Starts Richie's Battle!!" is the twenty-fifth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! R manga. It was first printed in Japan on May 20, 2006 in V Jump magazine.
Rather than Duel Yugi, Richie challenges Gekko in retaliation for the latter aiding Yugi against his fellow card professors. Elsewhere, Yako explains the story of the Wicked Gods to Kaiba.
Featured Duel: Gekko Tenma vs. Richie MercedEdit
Turn 1: Gekko
Gekko Normal Summons "Learning Elf" (1400/1500) in Attack Position and Sets two cards.
Turn 2: Richie
Richie Normal Summons "Twin Gunfighter" (1600/1000) in Attack Position. It attacks "Learning Elf", but Gekko activates his face-down "Shield Reflector", equippig it to "Learning Elf". When it is made an attack target, the opponent will take damage equal to half the attacking monster's ATK. Richie activates the "Mirage" Quick-Play Spell Card, making Spell, Trap and direct attacks ineffective against him (meaning him, the player) for the next three turns. The effect of "Twin Gunfighter" activates, inflicting its own ATK as damage to Gekko (Gekko 4000 → 2400).
Duel continues in the next chapter.
The following cards appeared in this chapter. Cards in italics debuted here.