"No Tomato", known as "Yuma's Greatest Ordeal! Fight to the Death, Vegetable Death Match" in the Japanese version, is the thirtieth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on November 7, 2011, and aired in the United States on September 22, 2012.
Tombo Tillbitty Duels people, defeating them with his "Basket Rule" ("Vegetable Deathmatch" in the Japanese Version) and takes their Heart Pieces. Dextra and Nistro appear near one of the defeated Duelists. They see he has vegetables stuffed in his mouth, and Dextra sees blood on his shirt (in the dub, they assumed it's tomato juice). Dextra inspects closer, and licks it up, telling the disgusted Nistro it's just tomato.
Yuma Tsukumo, accompanied by Astral and Tori Meadows, is eating his trademark riceball. Tori complains about his gulping, and Astral looks at Yuma in his usual serious way. Suddenly, a crow grabs the riceball from Yuma's hands and flies away. Yuma, hungry, falls down dramatically. Tombo Tillbitty kneels down to Yuma, offering him some vegetables (cucumbers) to eat.
Yuma openly enjoys eating them, and Tori takes a small bite, and tells Tombo she really likes it, who in turn turns all red and blushes. Yuma, happy to have had some food after all, pats Tombo on the shoulder, thanking him and introducing himself, but Tombo's still blushing. He nervously introduces himself. He tells Yuma and Tori about his dream of creating a tomato theme park in which everything is about tomatoes, Tomatotopia, and says he wants to make Tori the "image girl," who immediately, albeit quite shocked, think of herself lying between tomatoes in a commercial-like fashion. Astral makes his own interpretation, with Tori in a tomato costume saying she's a tomato girl (in the dub, Tori says "Welcome to Tomatotopia" and Tombo wants to make her a greeter).
Yuma, angered by the idea, says it definitely won't happen, and challenges Tombo to take a Heart Piece and make it harder for him to win the tournament and the wish. Tombo, albeit quite surprised by Yuma response, accepts, and performing his Dueling ritual, Yuma declares it's a Duel. Now their Duel has begun, Tombo takes one of the tons on his back of, puts a lid on it, and puts it next to Yuma, explaining the rules of his so-called Basket Rule. If a player declares battle, they have to eat a vegetable. They may grab 1 at random from the ton, and if they decide to eat it, they may attack. Yuma protests, but Dextra and Nistro appear, and after some questioning from all sides, they grant permission for the Basket Rule.
Tombo immediately activates a Field Spell Card, "Tomato Paradise". All of the surroundings turn into a fairy-tale-like land with tomatoes floating about. He Summons "Tomatoknight". Using his Field Spell, he can summon a "Tomato Token". He then also activates "Tomatapult" hitting Yuma in the face with the token, for a rotten tomato-effect. Yuma Summons "Achacha Archer", uses its effect, but the vegetable he grabs is a special type of tomato (an "eggplant tomato"), which Yuma doesn't like, so he doesn't attack, which both Tori and Astral are surprised by, and Sets a card.
Tombo plays "Tomato in Tomato", and uses its effect summon a second one, effectively calling out more "Tomato Tokens". He uses "Tough Tomato" to raise his Tomato's ATK by 500. "Tomatoknight" attacks and destroys "Achacha Archer". Then, Housaka attacks with "Tomato in Tomato" and inflicts direct damage to Yuma. Because he took direct damage, Yuma activates his Trap Card to take control of "Tomato in Tomato". Because of this, Tombo can't attack with his other monsters. Instead, he uses "Tomatapult" to blast the 2 "Tomato Tokens" at Yuma.
Yuma attempts a reversal with "Chachaka Archer," Summoned by Tributing the monster he took from Tombo, using "Blustering WInds". However, Yuma picks another special tomato (a "cucumber tomato"), and refuses to attack. Yuma finally admits that he hates tomatoes and quotes that they are disgusting. Tori and Astral become embarrassed because of Yuma's phobia. Tombo gets angry about Yuma's dislike of tomatoes. He take his turn, summoning a new monster to Xyz Summon his "Tomato King." Consuming an Overlay Unit, the cute little monster becomes a huge monster with twice its attack, but what would be a finishing move from Tombo's side is deflected by Yuma's Trap Card.
Yuma takes his turn, Summons "Gagaga Magician", and changes its Level to 3. Astral then informs him that in order to win the Duel, Yuma must eat a vegetable. Once again, Yuma picks a vegetable at random, and receives a "carrato" ("tomarrot" in the dub) which Tombo describes as a mix between a carrot and a tomato. When Yuma refuses to eat it, Tori says that if Yuma loses to Tombo, and the latter's wish comes true, the foods Tomatotopia makes will be tomato salad, tomato pizza, and tomato riceballs and she will force feed Yuma every single day. As a result, Yuma reluctantly eats the tomato in one bite, but ultimately likes it, much to his surprise and the happiness of Tori and Tombo. He goes on to overlay his "Gagaga" monsters to Xyz Summon his new Xyz Monster, "Melomelody the Brass Djinn", eating a tomato in the process and using "Gagaga Girl's" effect now that it was overlaid, lowering "Tomato King" to 0 ATK. Attacking, Yuma destroys the monster, and using "Melody's" effect, fully destroys it and Tombo's LP.
Tombo and Yuma have a few finishing words, and Yuma gets a Heart Piece from him. Yuma states that if he hadn't had this duel with Tombo, he would never had liked tomatoes in the first place. The two bid farewell.
Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Tombo Tillbitty
Tombo draws. He then activates "Tomato Paradise", which will Special Summon a "Tomato Token" whenever a player Summons a Plant-Type monster other than by the effect of "Tomato Paradise" itself. Tombo Normal Summons "Tomatoknight" (1100/800), then Special Summons a "Tomato Token" (0/0) in Attack Position via "Tomato Paradise". He then activates "Tomatapult", which will let him Tribute a Plant-Type monster to inflict 400 damage. He Tributes his "Tomato Token" (Yuma: 4000 → 3600 LP).
Turn 2: Yuma
Yuma draws "Achacha Archer" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1200/600). Its effect activates, inflicting 500 damage (Tombo: 4000 → 3500 LP). Yuma refuses to eat a vegetable, so he cannot attack. He Sets a card.
Turn 3: Tombo
Tombo draws. He then Normal Summons "Tomato in Tomato" (1000/1400). Its effect activates, letting him Special Summoning another "Tomato in Tomato" from his hand or Deck. He Special Summons one from his hand (1000/1400), then Special Summons two "Tomato Tokens" (0/0 each), all in Attack Position. Tombo activates "Tough Tomato", increasing the ATK of his his Plant-Type monsters by 500 ("Tomatoknight": 1100 → 1600 ATK, "Tomato in Tomatos": 1000 → 1500 ATK each, "Tomato Tokens": 0 → 500 ATK each). "Tomatoknight" attacks and destroys "Achacha Archer" (Yuma: 3600 → 3200 LP). "Tomato in Tomato" attacks directly (Yuma: 3200 → 1700 LP). As he took battle damage from a direct attack, Yuma activates his face-down "Heartfelt Appeal", letting him take control of face-up monster his opponent controls with the highest DEF until his next End Phase, though its effects will be negated. He takes control of the "Tomato in Tomato" that has not attacked. Tombo Tributes the two "Tomato Tokens" to inflict 800 damage with "Tomatapult" (Yuma: 1700 → 900 LP).
Turn 4: Yuma
Yuma draws. He then Tributes "Tomato in Tomato" to Tribute Summon "Chachaka Archer" (1200/1800). Yuma activates its effect, letting him destroy a Spell or Trap Card once per turn. He destroys "Tomatapult", then activates "Blustering Winds", increasing the ATK of "Chachaka Archer" by 1000 ("Chachaka Archer": 1200 → 2200 ATK) until his next Standby Phase. Yuma refuses to eat a vegetable, so he may not attack. He Sets a card.
Turn 5: Tombo
Tombo draws. He then Normal Summons "Tomato in Tomato" (1000/1400), with "Tomato Paradise" Special Summoning a "Tomato Token" (0/0) in Defense Position. Tombo overlays his Level 3 "Tomato in Tomatos" and "Tomatoknight" to Xyz Summon "Tomato King" (1600/800, ORU: 3) in Attack Position. "Tomato Paradise" Special Summons another "Tomato Token" (0/0) in Defense Position. Tombo activates the effect of "Tomato King", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Tomato King": 3 → 2 ORU) to double its ATK until his next Standby Phase ("Tomato King": 1600 → 3200 ATK). "Tomato King" attacks and destroys "Chachaka Archer", but Yuma activates his face-down "Transaction Summon", reducing the Battle Damage by 500 (Yuma: 900 → 400 LP) and letting him Special Summon a monster with 1000 or less ATK from his hand. However, monsters Tombo controls cannot be destroyed by battle until Tombo's next End Phase. He Special Summons "Gagaga Girl" (1000/800) in Attack Position.
Turn 6: Yuma
Yuma draws. He then Normal Summons "Gagaga Magician" (1500/1000) and activates its effect, changing its Level to 3 until the End Phase ("Gagaga Magician": 4 → 3). Yuma eats a vegetable, allowing him to attack this turn. He overlays his Level 3 "Gagaga Magician" and "Gagaga Girl" to Xyz Summon "Melomelody the Brass Djinn" (1400/1600, ORU: 2) in Attack Position.
The effect of "Gagaga Girl" activates as it was used in an Xyz Summon with another "Gagaga" monster, reducing the ATK of "Tomato King" to 0 ("Tomato King": 3200 → 0 ATK). "Melomelody" attacks "Tomato King" (Tombo: 3500 → 2100 LP), which is not destroyed due to the effect of "Transaction Summon". Yuma activates the effect of "Melomelody", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Melomelody": 2 → 1 ORU) to allow it to attack again as the opponent still controls an Xyz Monster. He detaches "Gagaga Girl" before "Melomelody" attacks "Tomato King" (Tombo: 2100 → 700 LP). Yuma activates the effect of "Melomelody" again ("Melomelody": 1 → 0 ORU). He detaches "Gagaga Magician" before "Melomelody" attacks "Tomato King" (Tombo: 700 → 0 LP).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.