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English name
  • Nova
Japanese translatedYoshikata Nobata
Japanese name
Japanese野畑のばた 義賢よしかた
Base野畑 義賢
Furiganaのばた よしかた
RōmajiNobata Yoshikata
  • Male
SchoolDuel Academy
DormitoryObelisk Blue
Tag ForceLiving and Beyond
Tag Force 2Dead End
Tag Force 3Dead End
Video game debutYu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force
Appears in
PlayStation 2Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force Evolution

Nova, known as Yoshikata Nobata in the Japanese version, is a character appearing in the Tag Force series.


Nova is an Obelisk Blue student during the first three games.

Tag Force 1[edit]

During the Tag Force Tournament, he teams up with Corey.


The player is able to give Nova sandwiches. The following table details how much he likes or dislikes the sandwiches.

Tag Force 2-3[edit]

Strongly likes Likes Neutral Dislikes Strongly dislikes
  • Cheese
  • Jam
  • Fried Noodle
  • Curry
  • Croquette
  • Cook's Sandwich
  • Spicy Fish Egg
  • Rice Ball
  • Fried Shrimp
  • Fermented Soybean
  • Dried Mackerel
  • Any sandwich not listed
  • Chocolate
  • Chicken
  • Fermented Cheese
  • Tangerine
  • Top-Grade Salad
  • Caviar
  • Phantom Pepper
  • Truffle
  • Kimchi
  • Foie Gras


Nova runs two types of Decks in the Tag Force series, both of which aim to deck out his opponent.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force, Nova uses a Deck based on the Exchange of the Spirit OTK.

In the following games, as "Exchange of the Spirit" is Forbidden in the default banlists, his Decks become Remove from play/Mill Decks focusing on "Necroface".

Tag Force[edit]

Living and Beyond

Tag Force 2[edit]

Dead End 1
Dead End 2
Dead End 3

Tag Force 3[edit]

Dead End 1
Dead End 2
Dead End 3