Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V - Episode 001

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"Swing Into Action: Part 1"
The first Pendulum Summon is performed.
The first Pendulum Summon is performed.
EnglishSwing Into Action: Part 1
Japanese name
RōmajiHikari no Kiseki, Pendyuramu Shōkan
TranslatedThe Tracks of Light, Pendulum Summon
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
Japanese OP"Believe x Believe"
Japanese ED"One Step"
English OP & ED"Can you Feel the Power"
ScreenplayTsutomu Kamishiro
DirectorKatsumi Ono
StoryboardKatsumi Ono
Animation directorHidekazu Ebina
Air dates
JapaneseApril 6, 2014
EnglishJuly 24, 2015 (Teletoon)
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episodes (season 1)
Next"Swing into Action: Part 2"

"Swing Into Action: Part 1", known as "The Tracks of Light, Pendulum Summon" in the Japanese version, is the first episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. It first aired in Japan on April 6, 2014, and in Canada on July 24, 2015. It became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on November 15, 2016.

Yuya Sakaki is an eighth grader who aims to become an "Entertainment Duelist". At You Show Duel School, he practices Dueling every day alongside his childhood friend, Zuzu. One day, he receives a written invitation for an exhibition match from the Pro Duelist, "the Sledgehammer". In the middle of a giant cheer, Yuya and the Sledgehammer begin their Duel! Although Yuya excitedly fends off the Sledgehammer's attacks in their Action Duel, he's eventually pushed into a corner. At that moment, a dazzling light shines from Yuya's pendant!


Yuya makes light of the Solid Vision failing.

Yuya Sakaki and his friend, Gong Strong, are having a Duel with each other. Gong controls "Superheavy Samurai Blue Brawler" and "Superheavy Samurai Swordsman" and has 2600 LP remaining. On the fourth turn of the Duel, Gong Tributes his two monsters to Tribute Summon "Superheavy Samurai Big Benkei". Gong yells at Yuya to Duel him with a one-on-one match. Behind a nearby pagoda, Yuya exclaims, "Ladies and gentlemen!" ("It's showtime! Ladies, gentlemen...and Gong" in the dub) and leaps up while riding on "Performapal Hip Hippo". He activates the Quick-Play Spell Card, "Hippo Carnival". Gong is stunned as the "Hippo Tokens" are Special Summoned and start dancing. Elsewhere, Zuzu Boyle is watching the Duel from a computer screen, and yells at Yuya to play seriously. In her anger, Zuzu accidentally pounds the keyboard, causing it to malfunction. She panics and the machine starts to explode. Zuzu's father, Skip, rushes into the room and asks what's happening. Zuzu apologizes and Skip exclaims that if the machine breaks, the Solid Vision would malfunction (in the dub, Skip scolds Zuzu for not taking good care of the Solid Vision machine because it needs extra care to function). As the machine explodes, Yuya dances and says that Entertainment Dueling is the specialty of You Show Duel School. Suddenly, the Solid Vision disappears and he falls to the ground. The blue-haired boy watching the Duel is concerned, but fortunately, Yuya manages to make a quick recovery and pull off a funny face (in the dub, Zuzu also demands Yuya for what he has to say about himself; upon seeing him making the face, she disdainfully mutters, "Figures...").

The origins of Action Duels are explained. It was born when the generation of matter was integrated into Solid Vision. Duelists, their monsters and the field would become one, causing the crowd to go wild (all of this is cut in the dub, as it is part of the original Japanese opening).

Back at school, Skip is upset and exclaims that if his hot-blooded coaching and the Solid Vision are ruined, students will leave. He panics further and adds that the school will be over (in the dub, Skip wishes there were times like this he was a principal at a cooking school instead of a Dueling one). Yuya, placing his goggles over his eyes, is frustrated because he wanted to make the audience laugh even more, but he didn't get the chance because Zuzu broke the machine. Zuzu retorts that this was because Yuya was goofing off (in the dub, Zuzu also complains that Yuya's Dueling distracted her). She swats at him, but Yuya dodges and bumps into Gong. An unamused Gong says "this boy" was not laughing (in the dub, Gong asks Yuya why he has to turn everything into a joke). Yuya removes his goggles and lightheartedly says that he was cracking up (in the dub, Yuya replies that there's nothing wrong with his Dueling style, as long as the audience is laughing). Still angered, Gong tells Yuya that there is a difference between someone laughing at you and someone laughing with you. He reminds Yuya that his father, Yusho Sakaki, always made other people smile with his Dueling. Gong also asks Yuya if he had forgotten the smiles that stirred within the hearts of Yusho's audience (in the dub, Gong chides Yuya for making his Duels embarrassing). Yuya replies that the audience laughed at his father in the end. Zuzu and Gong yell at Yuya, still angry at him.

The Sledgehammer in an advertisement for the Leo Institute of Dueling.

The door opens and a man wearing a suit and shades comes in. He says there is something amiss in here (in the dub, he apologizes for intruding). Skip asks who the man is. The man introduces himself as Nico Smiley, the manager and promoter of the current Action Dueling Champion, the Sledgehammer. Yuya reacts to the name in shock. He recalls an advertisement of the Sledgehammer urging others to brush up their skills at the Leo Institute of Dueling as several cards surround him (all of the cards shown in the advertisement are digitally removed in the dub). If one wanted to go pro, the Sledgehammer would be waiting for them at LID, managed by the Leo Corporation. Nico explains that the Sledgehammer is the poster Duelist at LID and that he would like to invite Yuya to join him on Fan Appreciation Day. Stunned, Yuya asks if Nico wanted him to join the Sledgehammer. Nico confirms it, adding that Yuya can fulfill his dream from three years ago.

Zuzu smacks her father.

Yuya begins to hesitate as he recalls a memory of the final Duel between his father and the Sledgehammer. The announcer asks what is going on and where the current champion, Yusho, is. The Sledgehammer questions if Yusho got cold feet. The crowd is angry, thinking that Yusho ran away because he was afraid to lose. They continue their jeers, calling Yusho a coward and a weakling (in the dub, the Sledgehammer outright says that Yusho chickened out, and the crowd took his word for it and booed). A young Yuya runs to the bottom of the stands and yells that his father will show up. Until then, Yuya will Duel in his father's place. His mother, Yoko Sakaki, pulls Yuya from the stands as he continues to protest. Back in the present, Nico says the preparations are complete as he shows the group a poster of The Sledgehammer (in the dub, Nico says Yuya is old enough to fulfill his dream and decides to promote Yuya's Duel against the Sledgehammer as "the Duel of the Decade"). Yuya gulps in nervousness and Skip says he won't let Yuya compete. Frantic, Nico asks why, because Yusho's fans would love it if his son showed up (in the dub, Nico adds that You Show will also get free publicity). Skip yells that he will not let Nico use Yuya as their show pony (in the dub, Skip refuses to let Yuya to be humiliated). Yuya is still upset and Skip asks Nico about how Yuya felt for all these years. He orders Nico to leave. Nico calls this unfortunate and says that as a thank you for their cooperation, Leo Corporation would give You Show Duel School the newest Solid Vision technology for free. Skip is excited at the offer, but Zuzu smacks him on the head with a paper fan. She chides her father for going against his word of not letting Yuya be a show pony. Skip begins to protest, but Zuzu says that the school is important (in the dub, Skip argues he accepted the deal for the sake of You Show, but Zuzu reminds him about Yuya's sake); Gong continues that what is important is how Yuya feels. After he finishes the statement, Gong discovers that Yuya disappeared. Zuzu wonders where he went off to (in the dub, Zuzu says that Yuya ran off and Nico says "Just like his old man").

Yuya's father explains the pendulum.

Elsewhere in Paradise City, Yuya sits on a bridge railing. He gazes into his pendant while wearing his goggles. He recalls another memory of his childhood, when he was sitting by himself, sobbing. A hand removes Yuya's goggles, causing his tears to flow out. Yuya rubs his eyes and his father, Yusho sits next to him. Yusho encourages his son to laugh the biggest laugh he can muster whenever he felt like crying. Yuya will start to have fun once he starts laughing, and that it will become the energy he will use to keep going. Yusho removes the pendant Yuya is wearing and compares the advice to a pendulum: The more you push, the more it comes back. The same principle can be applied to Dueling. Yuya repeats, "Dueling" and Yusho continues that Yuya can't do anything while he's frozen in fear. He adds that Yuya must step forward and have courage if he wanted to win and to push forward with courage, causing happiness to swing back at him (in the dub, Yusho also encourages Yuya to believe in his Deck and in himself; if Yuya is falling behind, he can find a way to get back ahead again). Yusho says the pendulum can be used for discovery as well. When Yuya is lost, the pendulum can show him where he can go. In the present, Yuya thinks, "swing, pendulum, more and more", as the pendant continues swinging back and forth (in the dub, Yuya mentally admits his father was right; he can keep going if he believes in himself). Zuzu, Gong and Skip arrive at the Dueling arena. Nico announces the main event: The Sledgehammer, the Action Duel Champion, will Duel against the only son of Yusho Sakaki, the Star Champion, Yuya Sakaki. Zuzu mutters Yuya's name. Gong asks if Yuya will really go against the Sledgehammer (in the dub, Zuzu asks if Yuya will show up, while Gong knows that Yuya will). An excited Skip exclaims that he can smell the brand-new Solid Vision technology, only for his daughter to smack him on the head with her paper fan again.

Nico continues that the Duel will be conducted using the Action Duel rules. A card appears in his hand and he throws it into the sky, activating the Field Spell Card, "Castle of Chaos". Underground, the Solid Vision machine releases several light beams, causing a castle to appear above ground. Nico marvels at the sight, noting that the Solid Vision castle can be easily mistaken for the real thing. He introduces the Sledgehammer, who is on top of the castle, as the Ultimate King of Action Dueling for three years. The Sledgehammer yells out a battle cry as the crowd cheers. Nico introduces the "young challenger to the Ultimate King", Yuya Sakaki. Skip cheers, but stops short when he realizes that Yuya is not showing up. Nico himself is stunned as well. A man in the audience asks if Yuya ran away, while another says he did it just like his father three years ago. A third man notes that Yuya is a coward, "like father, like son". Zuzu tells them to hold on a minute (in the dub, Zuzu is offended by what was said about Yuya), but Gong and Skip stop her.

The Sledgehammer is disappointed because he thought that Yusho would show up if he dragged his son out here. He can't be the true Ultimate King unless he defeated Yusho as a result. Yuya, dressed in a clown outfit, sneaks up behind him. A woman asks who that is, while another woman says he must be a clown (in the dub, the second woman responds with, "Beats me"). The same boy from Yuya's previous Duel is also watching the spectacle. Behind the Sledgehammer, Yuya continues to dance and make funny faces. Zuzu recognizes the clown as Yuya. The crowd yells at the Sledgehammer to look behind him. The Sledgehammer turns, to find Yuya behind him. He asks if he is that "brat" of Yusho's (in the dub, the Sledgehammer wonders if the circus came to town). Yuya bows to the Sledgehammer mockingly. This enrages him, causing him to ask if that is how Yuya respects the Champion (in the dub, the Sledgehammer recognizes the clown as Yuya at this point). Yuya removes his clown mask and apologizes for his rudeness, and to make up for it, he requests to the Sledgehammer to allow him the honor of Dueling him. Yuya activates his Duel Disk, ready to Duel. He wonders how great the Sledgehammer is (in the dub, he trash talks him by saying "Let's see if you're as nasty as you smell"). The Sledgehammer tells Yuya to know his place as he activates his own Duel Disk and adds that he will show Yuya the skills of a pro and give him some discipline. Yuya smiles at the statement. Nico exclaims that this was an unexpected turn of events, but both players are ready. He tells both players to draw five cards to start the Duel. Nico announces that the Duelists will kick across the earth and fly across the air with their monsters, while encouraging the audience to fix their eyes on the "ultimate evolution of Dueling," the Action... "DUEL!" Yuya and the Sledgehammer yell. Nico snaps his fingers and Action Cards are scattered throughout the battlefield.

The Sledgehammer lets Yuya go first, but reminds him that he cannot draw on the first turn (in the dub, the Sledgehammer trash talks to Yuya, saying that he can't wait to pummel him in his pantaloons). Yuya yells that he will show the audience what a classic Action Duel looks like, as he waltzes up to a zip line and glides down on it, much to the Sledgehammer's surprise. For his first performance, Yuya Normal Summons "Performapal Hip Hippo". Yuya jumps off the zip line and lands on his monster's back. He tells the Sledgehammer to catch him if he can as "Hip Hippo" runs off. The same male audience member from before asks if Yuya is running away already. His companion says that Yusho's son being quick at running is no surprise (in the dub, the latter jokes that he needs wings to fly like a chicken). The blue-haired boy watches in awe. Zuzu asks what Yuya is doing (in the dub, Zuzu says she knew that letting Yuya Duel was a mistake). Gong is upset as well and says Yuya should face the Sledgehammer proudly. From the castle, the Sledgehammer watches as Yuya and "Hip Hippo" escape into the forest. He mutters that it won't be long until he catches him. He draws "Battleguard King". The Sledgehammer activates "Feast of the Wild LV5", allowing him to Special Summon two Level 5 Warrior-Type monsters from his hand with their effects negated. He Summons "Lava Battleguard" and "Swamp Battleguard". As the "Battleguards" jump to the ground, the Sledgehammer Tributes them to Tribute Summon "Battleguard King", which pushes several trees out of the way and roars. Nico exclaims that the Sledgehammer Summoned his ace monster as the audience cheers. Yuya stops short upon seeing the Sledgehammer's monster blocking his path.

Yuya's use of Action Cards help him survive.

The Sledgehammer says that while Yusho got away from him, there's no escape for Yuya. He declares an attack on "Hip Hippo" with "Battleguard King", as the monster swings its club. Yuya manages to find an Action Card, "Evasion", and subsequently activates it. This negates the attack. Yuya declares "Rolling Hippo" as "Hip Hippo" does a somersault, allowing it and Yuya to avoid the attack. Gong exclaims that Yuya can't just win by evading and that he needs to fight. A voice behind him says that Yuya is indeed fighting. He turns around to find Yoko Sakaki behind him, much to Skip's surprise. Yoko says that Yuya is reinventing himself while fighting (in the dub, Yoko tells Gong that Yuya's running is rather common). Back at the Duel, Yuya and "Hip Hippo" are running away from "Battleguard King". The Sledgehammer notes that Yuya can use Action Cards effectively, just as expected. Professionals, however, can go beyond that (in the dub, the Sledgehammer notes that Yuya uses Action Cards effectively so he can escape from the action). He reveals the effect of "Battleguard King": when it is Tribute Summoned by Tributing a "Battleguard" monster, it can attack twice during the same Battle Phase. Yuya is surprised at this. "Battleguard King" brings down its club, seemingly destroying Yuya's monster. Nico exclaims that "Battleguard King" did it, but is surprised to find Yuya and "Hip Hippo" escaping from the destruction unscathed. The Sledgehammer is surprised as well, and Yuya says he managed to escape just in time. He reveals that he activated the Action Card, "Miracle", preventing the destruction of his monster by battle and halving the battle damage. This reduces his LP to 2900. The two male audience members are amazed and one of them says that Yuya is going toe-to-toe against the Champion (in the dub, one of the male audience members comments he should get himself a hippo). The Sledgehammer Sets a card and ends his turn.

Zuzu asks Yoko on what she means about Yuya reinventing himself. Yoko replies that Yuya spent the last three years behind the mask of a clown. He made fun of himself before letting others make fun of him for his father running away. She continues that Yuya wants to be like his father, the legendary Duelist he admired since he was a boy. Yuya begins his turn and draws "Odd-Eyes Dragon". Yuya is satisfied that he got the card. "Hip Hippo" jumps up several pillars and Yuya announces the climax of his show. He explains that "Hip Hippo" can be treated as two Tributes for a Tribute Summon. "Hip Hippo" runs to the edge of the platform, jumps off and disappears. This leaves Yuya in a free-fall as he removes his clown outfit and Tributes "Hip Hippo" to Tribute Summon "Odd-Eyes Dragon".

Yuya lands on the back of "Odd-Eyes" and says the fun is just beginning. From the stands, Skip exclaims that this is Yusho's catchphrase, causing his blood to burn with excitement, while Yoko watches Yuya proudly. She thinks that Yuya was waiting for this moment. The Sledgehammer chides Yuya for using his father's catchphrase, as a coward would (in the dub, the Sledgehammer swears to make Yuya fear him, just like his father did). Yuya contacts the Sledgehammer and affirms that his father is not a coward. He will win the Duel using the skills Yusho taught him to prove that he is stronger than anyone else. The Sledgehammer says that "Odd-Eyes" only has 2500 ATK, which is lower than that of "Battleguard King". Yuya says, "we'll see about that", and activates the Continuous Spell Card, "Wonder Balloons". A multicolored box appears in front of Yuya. Yuya dashes into the forest, finding three Action Cards. He sends them to the Graveyard as Nico commentates on the spectacle. After doing this, Yuya yells that he will send "Wonder Balloons" flying off and explains that for each card he sent from his hand to the Graveyard, a balloon will appear. He can then send "Wonder Balloon" to the Graveyard to reduce an opponent's monster's ATK by 1000 for each balloon that was sent out until the End Phase. The balloons surrounding "Battleguard King" pop and trap it in even more balloons. Yuya says that it lost 3000 ATK, making its ATK 0. Nico exclaims that Yuya managed to turn the Duel around with the clever use of Action Cards. The Sledgehammer says that a player cannot hold more than one Action Card at a time (in the dub, the Sledgehammer realizes that Yuya was simply pretending to run away). He notes that Yuya wasn't just running around - he was finding out the locations of the Action Cards.

The Sledgehammer gives chase.

Yuya holds up his pendant and replies that he has a knack for finding things. The two male audience members are stunned and say that Yuya has the Champion on the ropes. As the crowd cheers, Yuya thinks this is the acclaim that his father felt at the stadium. He urges "Odd-Eyes" to get the crowd going even more. "Odd-Eyes" prepares an attack on "Battleguard King" as the blue orb on its chest gleams. Yuya explains the effect of "Odd-Eyes": when it destroys a monster by battle, it inflicts damage to the opponent equal to half the ATK of the destroyed monster. Since "Battleguard King" has 3000 ATK, the Sledgehammer will take 1500 damage from its effect. The Sledgehammer then realizes that with the 2500 ATK from "Odd-Eyes", this will total 4000 damage and he will lose. Yuya says he will win in one turn and declares an attack with "Odd-Eyes". He declares "Spiral Flame" as "Odd-Eyes" releases a crimson stream of fire from its mouth at the Sledgehammer's monster, causing a huge explosion in the arena. Skip exclaims that Yuya won, while Gong and Zuzu yell Yuya's name. The crowd cheers at the victory.

When the smoke clears, "Battleguard King" is still on the field, trapped in the balloons. It lets out a loud roar. Zuzu asks why this happened. The Sledgehammer reveals that he activated his own Action Card, "Miracle", which was the same card Yuya used earlier. Nico exclaims that the Champion did not let them down as always. The Sledgehammer says this is all there is to Yusho's Dueling as he leaps from the castle tower and activates the Continuous Trap Card, "Battleguard Rage". When he takes damage, he can have a "Battleguard" monster he controls gain 2000 ATK. Frustrated that he missed the win, Yuya ends his turn. The Sledgehammer continues that "Wonder Balloons" wears off, allowing "Battleguard King" to regain its original ATK. "Battleguard King" destroys the balloons surrounding it, increasing its ATK to 5000. Zuzu exclaims that not only did "Battleguard King" return to normal, it got stronger than before (in the dub, Zuzu realizes that Yuya has to do something, or else he would be the "odd man out"). The Sledgehammer says this is the beginning of Yuya's requiem and starts his turn. Yuya turns around and starts to run away. The Sledgehammer says Yuya won't get away and orders "Battleguard King" to attack "Odd-Eyes". As he tries to escape, Yuya sees an Action Card on a tree, but before he can reach it, "Battleguard King" brings its club down on "Odd-Eyes", destroying it and sending Yuya flying. Yuya is pitched to the ground as his Life Points fall to 400. The Sledgehammer, standing on the hand of "Battleguard King", tells Yuya that "Battleguard Rage" returns a monster destroyed by battle with "Battleguard King" to its owner's hand instead of sending it to the Graveyard. He then activates "Battleguard Magic", allowing him to gain Life Points equal to half the ATK of "Odd-Eyes". This restores him to 4000 Life Points, much to Zuzu's surprise. The Sledgehammer continues that "Battleguard King" can only attack monsters twice, allowing Yuya to survive for another turn. He Sets a card and ends his turn.

Yuya performs the first Pendulum Summon.

The Sledgehammer urges Yuya to start his turn and draw a card. He also offers Yuya a chance to surrender, turning tail and running away just like his father. Yuya yells that he will never run, but stops and realizes he has all monsters in his hand - "Stargazer Magician", "Performapal Whip Snake", "Performapal Sword Fish" and "Odd-Eyes Dragon". He is unsure on what to do. Back at the stands, Zuzu mutters Yuya's name as Gong, Yoko and Skip watch. Yuya starts to doubt himself - he calls the situation hopeless and wonders if he has what it takes to take his father's place. He recalls the words Yusho said to him during his childhood (in the dub, Yuya's and Yusho's voices alternate as they recite their life lessons). Rejuvenated, Yuya begins his turn and declares, "Swing pendulum! More and more!" as he draws "Timegazer Magician" ("Okay, pendulum, you've swung his way! Now it's time to swing my way!" in the dub). Yuya's pendant starts to glow with a blue light. Yuya's cards, "Timegazer Magician", "Stargazer Magician" and "Odd-Eyes Dragon", are also surrounded by the same light. Surprised, Yuya watches the Monster Cards transform into half-orange, half-green cards with twin effect boxes and widened art frames - Pendulum Monsters, while "Odd-Eyes Dragon" transforms into "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Yuya continues his turn, placing "Timegazer Magician" in the left Pendulum Zone and "Stargazer Magician" in the right Pendulum Zone. As he does so, the word "Pendulum" appears on his Duel Disk in rainbow letters. Both of Yuya's Pendulum Monsters are surrounded in pillars of light as they rise up and an an enlarged version of Yuya's pendant appears between them. Yuya explains that he can Pendulum Summon monsters between Levels 2 and 7, as the Pendulum Scales of "Stargazer Magician" and "Timegazer Magician" are 1 and 8, respectively. As The Sledgehammer asks what's going on, Yuya chants, "Swing, pendulum of souls! Draw an arc of light across the ether!" as a portal appears overhead and three rays of light burst through. He Pendulum Summons "Performapal Whip Snake", "Performapal Sword Fish" and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Zuzu, Skip, Gong and Yoko are stunned by the turn of events as Yuya stands before the Sledgehammer, determined to defeat him.

Featured Duels[edit]

Yuya Sakaki vs. Gong Strong[edit]

Duel already in progress.

Yuya has 4000 LP remaining, no cards in his hand, and controls "Performapal Hip Hippo" in Attack Position and one Set card.
Gong has 2600 LP remaining, four cards in his hand, and controls "Superheavy Samurai Blue Brawler" and "Superheavy Samurai Swordsman" both in Defense Position and no Set cards.

Turn 4: Gong
Gong Tributes "Blue Brawler" and "Swordsman" to Tribute Summon "Superheavy Samurai Big Benkei" in face-up Defense Position by its effect. Yuya activates his Set Quick-Play Spell Card "Hippo Carnival", Special Summoning three "Hippo Tokens" to his field (0/0 each).

Due to the Solid Vision machine breaking at this point, the Duel ends with no conclusion.

Yuya Sakaki vs. The Sledgehammer[edit]

At the start of the Duel, the Field Spell Card "Castle of Chaos" is activated, as per the rules of an Action Duel. It will allow the players to use Action Cards, but they may only have one in their hand at a time.

Turn 1: Yuya
Yuya Normal Summons "Performapal Hip Hippo" (800/800).

Turn 2: The Sledgehammer
The Sledgehammer draws "Battleguard King". The Sledgehammer activates the Spell Card "Feast of the Wild LV5", Special Summoning two Level 5 Warrior-Type monsters from his hand, but their effects are negated. He Special Summons "Swamp Battleguard" (1800/1500) and "Lava Battleguard" (1550/1800), both in Attack Position. The Sledgehammer Tributes "Swamp Battleguard" and "Lava Battleguard" to Tribute Summon "Battleguard King" (3000/1100). "Battleguard King" attacks "Hip Hippo", but Yuya finds and activates the Action Card "Evasion", which negates the attack. As "Battleguard King" was Tributed Summoned by Tributing at least one "Battleguard" monster, it can attack monsters up to twice each Battle Phase. "Battleguard King" attacks "Hip Hippo", but Yuya finds and activates the Action Card "Miracle", preventing its destruction by battle and halving the battle damage (Yuya: 4000 → 2900 LP). The Sledgehammer Sets a card.

Turn 3: Yuya
Yuya draws "Odd-Eyes Dragon". Yuya Tributes "Hippo", which treats itself as two Tributes via its effect, to Tribute Summon Odd-Eyes Dragon" (2500/2000). Yuya activates the Continuous Spell Card "Wonder Balloons". The effect of "Wonder Balloons" allows Yuya to send a card from his hand to the Graveyard to place a counter on it. Yuya finds and sends three Action Cards (two "Evasion" and a "Miracle") to the Graveyard, placing three counters on "Wonder Balloons" ("Wonder Balloons": 0 → 3 counters). Yuya activates the second effect of "Wonder Balloons", sending it to the Graveyard to target one monster his opponent controls and reduce its ATK by 1000 for each counter "Wonder Balloons" had until the end of the turn. He targets "Battleguard King" and "Wonder Balloons" had three counters. ("Battleguard King": 3000 → 0/1100). "Odd-Eyes" attacks "Battleguard King", but the Sledgehammer activates the Action Card "Miracle", preventing the destruction of "Battleguard King" and halving the battle damage (The Sledgehammer: 4000 → 2750 LP). As he took battle damage, The Sledgehammer activates his Set Continuous Trap Card "Battleguard Rage" by targeting a "Battleguard" monster he controls, increasing its ATK by 2000 and returning any monsters it battles to the hand instead of sending them to the Graveyard, but "Battleguard Rage" will be destroyed if the targeted monster leaves the field. He targets "Battleguard King" ("Battleguard King": 0 → 2000/1100). At the end of the turn, the effect of "Wonder Balloons" expires ("Battleguard King": 2000 → 5000/1100).

Turn 4: The Sledgehammer
"Battleguard King" attacks "Odd-Eyes Dragon". Yuya finds an Action Card, but the attack of "Battleguard King" destroys "Odd-Eyes" before he can get the card (Yuya: 2900 → 400 LP). Due to the effect of "Battleguard Rage", "Odd-Eyes Dragon" is returned to Yuya's hand instead of being sent to the Graveyard. As a monster returned to the hand, The Sledgehammer activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "Battleguard Magic", gaining LP equal to half that monster's ATK (The Sledgehammer: 2750 → 4000 LP). The Sledgehammer Sets a card.

Turn 5: Yuya
Yuya's hand contains "Odd-Eyes Dragon", "Stargazer Magician", "Performapal Sword Fish" and "Performapal Whip Snake". Yuya draws "Timegazer Magician".

At this point, Yuya's pendant transforms "Stargazer Magician" and "Timegazer Magician" into Pendulum Monsters and transforms "Odd-Eyes Dragon" into "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon".

Yuya activates "Stargazer Magician" (Right Pendulum Scale.png 1) and "Timegazer Magician" (Left Pendulum Scale.png 8) in his Pendulum Zones. Yuya Pendulum Summons the Level 4 "Performapal Whip Snake" (1700/900), the Level 2 "Performapal Sword Fish" (600/600) and the Level 7 "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" (2500/2000) from his hand, all in Attack Position.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.

Action Cards

In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Arabic انتصار يويا العظيم
French Passer à l'action - Partie 1
German Mit Schwung geht die Action los (1)
Italian Si entra in azione (prima parte)
Korean 빛의 궤적, 펜듈럼 소환!
Thai วงโคจรแห่งแสง การอัญเชิญแบบเพ็นดูลัม


Japanese character name Japanese voice actor English character name English voice actor
Yuya Sakaki Kensho Ono Yuya Sakaki Michael Liscio Jr.
Yuzu Hiragi Yuna Inamura Zuzu Boyle Emily Jenness
Tatsuya Yamashiro Nanami Shinde Tate
Noburo Gongenzaka Youhei Oobayashi Gong Strong Billy Bob Thompson
Nico Smiley Hajime Iijima Nico Smiley
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