"Rockin' and Rollin'", known as "Fierce Brawl! Yuma vs. Gauche - This Is My Duel Soul" in the Japanese version, is the fifty-ninth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on June 11, 2012, and in the United States on April 27, 2013
Yuma and Nistro stand against each other at the Duel Field, "Desert Field". Nistro, having being captivated by his last Duel against Yuma, fights the latter with high spirits hoping Yuma will do the same. However Yuma instead ends up playing defensively given his current state of being.
Back aboard his Duel Coaster, Yuma hits a Trap Point - "Cemetary Bomb". As he emerges from the smoke, he bemoans his luck. Tori yells at him, saying he should pay attention. Astral shouts that there's another trap ahead. Yuma barely changes lanes in time, narrowly avoiding the trap. Tori angrily asks him what's wrong with him. Yuma is saddened as he remembers the Duels he witnessed and the histories of Dextra, Kite, Quattro, Quinton and Shark. Tori tells him to watch out again as they spiral towards the Desert Duel Field. When they emerge, the Duel Coaster tracks continue throughout the battlefield. Yuma asks where they are and Astral responds that it must be the field where they will fight.
Yuma brings his Duel Coaster to a halt when he sees Nistro, who says he has been waiting for him. Nistro suggests they get started immediately. At the Duel Coaster Stadium, Mr. Heartland yells "Heart Burning!" and wonders who will advance to the semifinals - Yuma or Nistro? He announces that the field is the "Desert Field". Yuma and Nistro re-enter their coasters and begin, with Nistro having 4000 Life Points, but Yuma having still be reduced to 100 after the Duel Coaster.
Nistro stands up in his Duel Coaster and Normal Summons "Heroic Challenger - Double Lance". Rocks begin to fall from the sky and Nistro's Life Points fall to 3800. Heartland explains that the Field Spell damaged him and that whenever a monster is Summoned in Attack Position or attacks, its controller will take 200 damage. Tori says that means their Life Points will decrease whenever they attack and Yuma says that's not good - he has only 100 left to begin with. Heartland mutters that he thought Nistro would like this field and that he should consider it a present (this part is removed from the dub). Nistro seems to think this does seem like something Heartland would do. He thinks back to his childhood. He is fleeing something with Dextra. As Mr. Heartland arrives via helicopter, he says that Heartland took them in - but they were forced to learn how to Duel and were to follow his every order (this part is cut from the dub).
Nistro reveals that Dueling Yuma previously reawakened his Dueling spirit. He yells that this is the Duel he always wanted. He uses the effect of "Double Lance", letting it be treated as two Overlay Units for the Xyz Summon of a "Heroic Champion" monster. He overlays his now two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Heroic Champion - Gandiva" in Attack Position. This time, sparks fly up from the coaster's track, dropping his Life Points to 3600. Astral says he seems not to care about the Field Spell's effect. Nistro Sets two cards, ends his turn and urges Yuma to come at him.
Yuma thinks that he needs to consider his current Life Points. With them, he won't be able to attack. Astral asks him what he's waiting for - Nistro is full of confidence, if they don't give it their all, they'll stand no chance. Yuma tells him he knows that and draws. Nistro activates his face-down "Heroic Gift", explaining that when his opponent's Life Points are lower than 2000, they can become 4000 and he can draw two cards. Yuma and Astral both appear confused as to why he did that and Yuma angrily asks what he thinks he's doing. Nistro tells him he just wanted to draw some extra cards, but adds that defeating weakened opponents is not a hobby of his. Yuma still seems angry, while Astral thinks that Nistro is really risking everything by healing Yuma. Yuma Sets a monster, but Astral tells them he won't win by going on the defensive against Nistro. Yuma responds that has his own plans, Sets a card and ends his turn.
Nistro chides him for being too wary and Normal Summons "Heroic Challenger - Night Watchman", causing his Life Points to fall to 3400 as more rocks fall. Yuma is excited that Nistro took more damage and Nistro says the damage doesn't matter. He attacks the Set monster with "Night Watchman" and his Life Points fall to 3200. He explains that "Night Watchman" can destroy a face-down monster it attacks without damage calculation. Yuma's face-down "Mogmole" is destroyed. Nistro says he has no defenses left and declares a direct attack with "Gandiva". Yuma says he knew Nistro would do that and reveals that the "Mogmole" can revive itself in face-up Defense Position after it is destroyed, but only once. He continues that Nistro's attacks cost him 400 Life Points and were wasted. Nistro is perplexed, saying that this isn't the kind of the Duel he expected. He activates the effect of "Gandiva", detaching an Overlay Unit to destroy a Special Summoned Level 4 or lower monster. "Gandiva" fires its bow; the arrow splits in numerous luminescent arrows in the air, which hit "Mogmole" and destroy it.
Nistro says that if Yuma gives him a poor Duel like this, he'll stand no chance. He orders "Gandiva" to attack directly, but Yuma activates his face-down "Battle Break", which would destroy an attacking monster and end the Battle Phase. Nistro asks if Yuma really thought something like that would stop him and activates his face-down "Battler's Pride", negating a card effect that would end an attack or Battle Phase. The attack of "Gandiva" continues, reducing Yuma to 1900 Life Points. Nistro Sets a card and ends his turn as his Life Points fall to 3000 via "Desert Field". Nistro asks if Yuma understands yet - he won't be defeated if Yuma Duels as he has been. Yuma says he can't lose this Duel, but Astral tells him he can't win it. Yuma is confused, but Astral says Yuma is so focused on winning that he's become afraid of Dueling. He adds that due to seeing Kite and Shark's Duels, Yuma has developed an unconscious fear of Dueling. Yuma angrily asks if Astral thinks he's scared and draws. Astral asks if he's wrong.
Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Magician", so his Life Points fall to 1700 as a large rock hits him the head. He equips "Gagaga Magician" with "One-Shot Wand", explaining that it can increase a Spellcaster-Type monster's ATK by 800. He says that with this, "Gagaga Magician" is stronger. He attacks "Gandiva" with "Gagaga Magician", who fires a huge purple beam from its new wand, causing his Life Points to fall to 1500. Nistro asks if Yuma really thinks that would work and activates his face-down "Heroic Advance". He explains that when a "Heroic Champion" is targeted for an attack, this card can redirect the attack to a Level 4 or lower "Heroic Challenger" monster and double its ATK. The ATK of "Night Watchman" is doubled to 2400 as its sword grows. He adds that neither monster will be destroyed. "Night Watchman" absorbs the beam with its sword and fires it back at "Gagaga Magician" and Yuma's Life Points fall to 1400.
Yuma activates the effect of "One-Shot Wand", explaining that he can destroy it at the end of a Battle Phase to draw a card. The card is "Grandram", which he immediately Special Summons in Attack Position, explaining that its effect can do so when his opponent controls an Xyz Monster. His Life Points fall to 1200 as "Grandram" bursts from one of the canyon walls. He overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Gagaga Cowboy" in Defense Position (in the dub, its guns are repainted green to correspond with its TCG artwork). Nistro is angry it was Summoned in Defense Position, but Astral says Yuma will take no damage that way. Yuma activates the effect of "Gagaga Cowboy". As it is in Defense Position, he can detach an Overlay Unit to inflict 800 damage. "Gagaga Cowboy" shoots Nistro several times, dropping him to 2200. Yuma Sets two cards and ends his turn.
Nistro rises and says that Yuma is using cheap tricks. He yells he didn't want to have a boring Duel like this. He activates "Xyz Crown", equipping it to "Gandiva". He explains that it can be equipped to an Xyz Monster and change its Rank to Level of an equivalent number. Therefore, "Gandiva" becomes a Level 4 monster and can also be treated as two Overlay Units for an Xyz Summon. Yuma is shocked to see an Xyz Monster being used as a material and Nistro overlays his now-three Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Heroic Champion - Kusanagi" in Attack Position. Nistro's Life Points fall to 2000 and he tells Yuma that if he wants to defeat him, he must come at him with his true Dueling. Yuma realizes that Nistro has always used his own true Dueling. He looks back, considering his past moves to not have been in line with his true Dueling (this part is cut from the dub). He slows his Duel Coaster and changes lanes, arriving back at the starting point.
Tori asks him what's wrong and Yuma asks her to leave, saying he'll continue alone from here. He says he must bet everything on this Duel. Nistro slowly rolls in the adjacent lane, still standing in his coaster. Tori smiles and gets off the coaster, but tells Yuma to be sure to pick her back up after winning. As Yuma and Nistro leave, Tori yells "good luck!" Astral muses that Kite and Shark are strong - they both have powers that can be feared; he understands how Yuma could be scared of them. He adds that Yuma has gotten over those sorts of fears before though. Yuma smiles and says that in the end, he must go on with his own Dueling. Yuma stands up and yells that he'll show Nistro his true Dueling now. Nistro is pleased he's taking this seriously now.
Their monsters reappear and Nistro activates "Fighter's Charm", changing "Gagaga Cowboy" to Attack Position, but its ATK becomes equal to its DEF until the End Phase. "Kusanagi" attacks "Gagaga Cowboy" as sparks fly up and Nistro's Life Points become 1800. Yuma activates his face-down "Overlay Buster", increasing the ATK of "Gagaga Cowboy" to 2900. Nistro activates the effect of "Kusanagi", negating the activation of a Trap Card by detaching an Overlay Unit and increasing the ATK of "Kusanagi" by 500. "Kusanagi" continues its attack, but Yuma activates his face-down "Fighting Fund", preventing the destruction of "Gagaga Cowboy" by battle. Nistro reminds him he'll still take the damage though. Yuma's Life Points become 600 and he is nearly flung from his coaster. Nistro Sets two cards and asks Yuma if he'll give up now with only 600 Life Points left. Yuma says there's no way t he'll do that and that the true battle will start now. Nistro chuckles and says that is what he wanted.
The tracks of the Duel Coaster abruptly end and they are both flung from their coasters onto the ground below. The tracks and canyon vanish are replaced by a red sunset. Astral says its a new Field Spell - "Sunset Showdown". He explains that each player may only attack with one monster and when a monster is destroyed, its controller will take 300 damage. They continue their Duel, with Yuma's turn. He attacks "Kusanagi" with "Gagaga Cowboy", with Nistro reminding him that "Kusanagi" has higher ATK. Yuma reveals that when "Gagaga Cowboy" is in Attack Position, it can detach an Overlay Unit to increase its own ATK by 1000 and decrease another monster's ATK by 500. "Gagaga Cowboy" shoots a hail of energy shots at "Kusanagi" with two pistols. Nistro calls it a nice play and Yuma orders "Gagaga Cowboy" to attack. Nistro activates his face-down "Heroic Change", followed by the effect of "Kusanagi", negating his own trap and increasing its ATK by 500, back to 2500. Both of them are thrown onto their backs and Nistro says it was a draw. They both lose 300 Life Points via the new Field Spell's effect, leaving Nistro with 1500 and Yuma with 300.
Nistro tells Yuma this will be the last battle and activates his face-down "Xyz Xtreme !!". He explains that when two Xyz Monsters destroy one another by battle, he can pay 1000 Life Points to let both players Special Summon Xyz Monsters of the same Rank from their Extra Decks. Nistro chooses "Heroic Champion - Excalibur", adding that both Xyz Monsters Summoned by this effect will destroyed at the end of the Battle Phase (though Nistro does not mention it, the card also attachs the previously destroyed Xyz Monsters to the new ones as Overlay Units).
Nistro tells Yuma its his turn to Summon one and urges him to choose "Number 39: Utopia". He claims the fight won't be fun if they don't use their ace monsters. Astral muses that he wants to battle a "Number" and Yuma says he'll accept the challenge. "Utopia" appears and Nistro tells Yuma to come at him. Yuma attacks "Excalibur" with "Utopia". Nistro activates the effect of "Excalibur", detaching the Overlay Units to double its ATK to 4000. Yuma detaches an Overlay Unit to activate the "Moon Barrier" effect of "Utopia", negating his own attack. Nistro reminds him that at the end of the Battle Phase both monsters will be destroyed and Yuma will lose via the effect of the Field Spell. Yuma says he still has one more card and activates "Double or Nothing!" from his hand. As an attack was negated, that monster's ATK can be doubled. The ATK of "Utopia" becomes 5000. He orders "Utopia" to attack with "Hope Sword Double Slash". Nistro's Life Points fall to 0.
Heartland yells that its been decided - the last semifinalist will be Yuma. Nistro apologizes to Dextra for losing and compliments Yuma for his great guts (in the dub, Nistro asks for the license plate for that bridle). They both agree it was fun. Nistro hands Yuma "Excalibur", saying he should take it with him, but adds that if Yuma Duels like he did at the beginning again, Nistro will not forgive him. Astral says that Duelists receive the feelings of Duelists who lose and that Nistro wishes to pass his feelings onto Yuma. Yuma thanks him and Nistro says he's counting on him, while they shake hands. Back at the Duel Field's start, Tori is still waiting for Yuma and angrily yells for him to come get her.
Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Nistro
Yuma hits a Trap Point. It is "Cemetary Bomb", which inflicts 100 damage to him for each card in his Graveyard. It damages him for an unspecified value. He changes lanes to avoid another Trap Point. He then arrives at the Duel Field where Nistro is waiting.
This Duel takes place at a Duel Field, "Desert Field". It is treated as a face-up Field Spell Card. Its effect will inflict 200 damage to a monster's controller each time a monster is Summoned in Attack Position or declares an attack. Though the Duel also takes place on the Duel Coaster, regular rules are used. Both Duelists begin with the amount of Life Points they had when the Duel Coaster previously ended. In this case, Yuma has 100, while Nistro has 4000.
Turn 1: Nistro
Nistro Normal Summons "Heroic Challenger - Double Lance" (1700/900) (Nistro 4000 → 3800). The effect of "Double Lance" allows it to be treated as two Overlay Units for the Xyz Summon of a "Heroic Champion" monster. Nistro overlays his Level 4 Warrior-Type monster treated as two to Xyz Summon "Heroic Champion - Gandiva" (2100/1800) in Attack Position (Nistro 3800 → 3600). Nistro Sets two cards.
Turn 2: Yuma
As Yuma's Life Points are 2000 or less, Nistro activates his face-down "Heroic Gift", making Yuma's Life Points 4000 (Yuma 100 → 4000) and drawing two cards. Yuma Sets a monster and a card.
Turn 3: Nistro
Nistro Normal Summons "Heroic Challenger - Night Watchman" (1200/300) (Nistro 3600 → 3400). "Night Watchman" attacks the Set monster (Nistro 3400 → 3200), with its effect activating, destroying it ("Mogmole") without damage calculation as it is in face-down Defense Position. Yuma activates the effect of "Mogmole" as it was destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, Special Summoning it (800/800) in Defense Position. Nistro activates the effect of "Gandiva", detaching the overlaid "Double Lance" ("Gandiva" ORU 1 → 0) to destroy a Special Summoned Level 4 or lower monster. "Mogmole" is destroyed. "Gandiva" attacks directly, but Yuma activates his face-down "Battle Break", which would destroy the attacking monster and end the Battle Phase. Nistro activates his face-down "Battler's Pride", negating the activation of "Battle Break" as it would end the Battle Phase. The attack continues (Yuma 4000 → 1900, Nistro 3200 → 3000). Nistro Sets a card.
Turn 4: Yuma
Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Magician" (1500/1000) (Yuma 1900 → 1700). Yuma equips it with "One-Shot Wand", increasing its ATK by 800 (1500 → 2300). "Gagaga Magician" attacks "Gandiva" (Yuma 1700 → 1500), but Nistro activates his face-down "Heroic Advance" as a "Heroic Champion" monster was targeted for an attack. The target is changed to a Level 4 or lower "Heroic Challenger" monster, whose ATK is doubled. "Night Watchman" becomes the new target (1200 → 2400). Neither monster will be destroyed by battle (Yuma 1500 → 1400). Yuma activates the effect of "One-Shot Wand", destroying it to draw a card, which is "Grandram". Yuma Special Summons it via its own effect in Attack Position as his opponent controls an Xyz Monster (0/1400) (Yuma 1400 → 1200). Yuma overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Gagaga Cowboy" (1500/2400) in Defense Position. As it is Defense Position, Yuma activates its effect, detaching an Overlay Unit ("Gagaga Cowboy" ORU 2 → 1) to inflict 800 damage to Nistro (Nistro 3000 → 2200). Yuma Sets two cards.
Turn 5: Nistro
Nistro equips "Gandiva" with "Xyz Crown", changing it from a Rank 4 monster to a Level 4 monster and allowing to be treated as two Overlay Units for an Xyz Summon. Nistro overlays his two Level 4 monsters treated as three to Xyz Summon "Heroic Champion - Kusanagi" (2500/2400) in Attack Position (Nistro 2200 → 2000). As "Gagaga Cowboy" is in Defense Position and its DEF higher than its ATK, Nistro activates "Fighter's Charm", changing "Gagaga Cowboy" to Attack Position and making its ATK equal to its DEF for this turn (1500 → 2400). "Kusanagi" attacks "Gagaga Cowboy" (Nistro 2000 → 1800), but Yuma activates his face-down "Overlay Buster", increasing the ATK of "Gagaga Cowboy" by 500 (2400 → 2900). Nistro activates the effect of "Kusanagi", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Kusanagi" ORU 2 → 1) to negate the activation of a Trap Card and increase the ATK of "Kusanagi" by 500 until the End Phase ("Gagaga Cowboy" 2900 → 2400, "Kusanagi" 2500 → 3000) until the End Phase. The attack continues and Yuma activates his face-down "Fighting Fund", preventing both monsters from being destroyed by battle (Yuma 1200 → 600). Nistro Sets two cards.
At this point, the Duel Coaster portion ends and "Desert Field" is replaced by "Sunset Showdown". When a player has two or more monsters at the beginning of their Battle Phase, they must target one of them and destroy all monsters they control except the targeted one. Direct attacks are not allowed and each time a monster is destroyed by battle, its controller will take 300 damage.
Turn 6: Yuma
Yuma activates the effect of "Gagaga Cowboy" as it in Attack Position, detaching an Overlay Unit ("Gagaga Cowboy" ORU 1 → 0) to increase its ATK by 1000 and decrease the ATK of "Kusanagi" by 500 ("Gagaga Cowboy" 1500 → 2500, Kusanagi" 2500 → 2000). "Gagaga Cowboy" attacks "Kusanagi", but Nistro activates his face-down "Heroic Change", which would let him Tribute a "Heroic" monster and Special Summon a "Heroic" monster from his Graveyard. He then activates the effect of "Kusanagi", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Kusanagi" ORU 1 → 0) to negate the activation of a Trap Card and increase the ATK of "Kusanagi" by 500 (2000 → 2500). The attack continues and both monsters are destroyed (Nistro 1800 → 1500, Yuma 600 → 300). Nistro activates his face-down "Xyz Xtreme !!" as one Xyz Monster both players control were destroyed at the same time. He pays 1000 Life Points (Nistro 1500 → 500) to let both players Special Summon Xyz Monsters from their Extra Deck with Ranks equal to the destroyed monsters'. The destroyed monsters are attached as Overlay Units for the new ones and both monsters will be destroyed at the End Phase. Nistro Special Summons "Heroic Champion Excalibur" (2000/2000) in Attack Position and Yuma Special Summons "Number 39: Utopia" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. The Special Summoned monsters must then battle one another. Nistro activates the effect of "Excalibur", detaching the overlaid "Kusanagi" ("Excalibur" ORU 1 → 0) to double its ATK (2000 → 4000). Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching the overlaid "Gagaga Cowboy" ("Utopia" ORU 1 → 0) to negate the attack. He then activates "Double or Nothing!", doubling the ATK of "Utopia" during the Damage Step as its attack was negated (2500 → 5000), and allowing it to attack again. "Utopia" attacks and destroys "Excalibur" (Nistro 500 → 0).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
- Before Yuma activated "Double or Nothing!", "Number C39: Utopia Ray" can be seen on his D-Pad instead of "Number 39: Utopia". This was corrected in the dub.