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English name
  • Belowski
Japanese translatedMokeo Motegi
Japanese name
RōmajiMotegi Mokeo
  • Male
SchoolDuel Academy
DormitoryObelisk Blue
Tournament Position
Genex Tournament Did not place
Anime DeckMokey Mokey
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 02323: "The Little Belowski"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! GX
English voice
Japanese voice
  • Kei Watanabe

Belowski, known in Japan as Mokeo Motegi (茂木もけ夫, Motegi Mokeo), is an Obelisk Blue student and the former top student of Duel Academy who has the power to communicate with Duel Monsters. Belowski is a laid-back, carefree, peace-loving boy who isn't afraid to take a nap at the most precarious of times.

Those in his presence gradually fall asleep without proper precautions and therefore he is confined to his own personal dorm, "a secluded paradise within the depths of the school" as Dr. Crowler calls it.[1]

Because of his unusual talent in making those around him woozy, Crowler sets up a Duel between Belowski and Jaden Yuki in the hope that Belowski's power might affect Jaden long enough for him to lose the Duel, thus expelling him from the academy. However, Jaden's excitement and passion for Dueling overwhelms Belowski's power and he ends up winning anyway, after which Belowski dozes off.

Belowski returns during the second year as one of the few Obelisk Blue students left untouched by the Society of Light and participates in a Duel of the Genex Tournament against professional duelist Elroy Prescot, who becomes so tired from the boy's special ability that he forfeits the match. He is last seen rejecting Crowler and Vice-Chancellor Bonaparte's offer to become a representative of the school and choosing to take a nap under the shady trees instead.[2]

Belowski, along with Chumley, is shown during Honest's flashback of Professor Banner's class in episode 176.[3]

He made a cameo in episode 179, watching Jaden's Graduation Ceremony.[4]


His character in the dub, as well as the title of his debut episode, are based on the film, The Big Lebowski. He speaks like a 1970's rebelling hippy, using terms such as "The Man" and "The Establishment". His Japanese given name is a pun off the name of his key card, "Mokey Mokey".


Mokey Mokey[edit]

Belowski plays a Mokey Mokey Deck, filled with low-Level monsters. His main strategy is to destroy his own Fairy-Type monsters, thus activating the effect of "Mokey Mokey Smackdown" and increasing the ATK of "Mokey Mokey" to 3000.

By combining this with "Human-Wave Tactics", Belowski is able to keep up a supply of monsters as fodder to trigger the effect of "Smackdown" at the cost of his own Life Points, but he can easily bypass this disadvantage with Life Point-increasing cards such as "Gift of the Mystical Elf" and "Mystic Wok".


Belowski originally played a Dragon Deck, before strange things began to occur to his opponents..


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Obelisk Blue student 23 Not shown (flashback)
Obelisk Blue student 23 Not shown (flashback)
Obelisk Blue student 23 Not shown (flashback)
Jaden Yuki 23 Lose
Elroy Prescot 90 Win


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 02323: "The Little Belowski"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 09090: "Pro-Dueling"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 176176: "Rainbow Neos, Protector of Bonds VS Clear Vicious Knight"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 179179: "Farewell, Judai! A Tearful Graduation Ceremony"