Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Episode 088

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"Dual Duel: Part 2"
"Utopia Ray V" is Summoned.
"Utopia Ray V" is Summoned.
EnglishDual Duel: Part 2
Japanese name
Japaneseブイどう ちょうしんせいホープレイブイ!!
BaseVの鼓動 超新生ホープレイV!!
Furiganaブイのこどう ちょうしんせいホープレイブイ!!
RōmajiBui no Kodō Chōshinsei Hōpurei Bui!!
TranslatedThe Pulse of V - A Super-Rebirth, Hope Ray V!!
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Japanese OP"Unbreakable Heart"
Japanese ED"Artist"
English OP & ED"Halfway to Forever"
Animation directorKenichi Hara
Air dates
JapaneseJanuary 27, 2013
EnglishNovember 23, 2013
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episodes (season 2)
Previous"Dual Duel: Part 1"
Next"Darkness Dawns"

"Dual Duel: Part 2", known as "The Pulse of V - A Super-Rebirth, Hope Ray V!!" in the Japanese version, is the eighty-eighth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on January 27, 2013 and in the United States on November 23, 2013.

Girag, with the power of the "Barian Sphere Field", has weakened Astral. He challenges Yuma with Ray as his second opponent. However, with the effects of Girag's "Pressure Point" Deck, Utopia is damaged from the inside out, and destroyed. Girag, incapable of controlling his rage and driven to take vengeance for Alito, Summons his "Chaos Number" and corners Yuma and Ray into the mother of all pinches. At that time, Ray, touched by Yuma's willingness to protect him no matter what the cost, awakens a miracle no one could have ever imagined possible!

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo and Ray Shadows vs. Girag[edit]

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Yuma Tsukumo has 3400 LP and controls "Number 39: Utopia" (2500/2000, ORU: 1) in Attack Position, as well as 1 Set card in his Spell & Trap Zone. Ray Shadows has 1400 LP and controls 1 Set card in his Spell & Trap Zone. Girag has 4000 LP and controls "Number 106: Giant Hand" (2000/2000, ORU: 1) in Attack Position.

Turn 5: Ray

"Shining Sly" is Summoned.

Ray draws. He then Normal Summons "Shining Sly" (CG Star.svg3/1200/800) in Attack Position. As long as there is an Xyz Monster on the field, the first effect of "Shining Sly" will prevent it from being targeted for attacks. Ray Sets a card.

Turn 6: Yuma
Yuma draws. He then Normal Summons "Gogogo Golem" (CG Star.svg4/1800/1500) in Attack Position. "Number 39: Utopia" attacks "Number 106: Giant Hand", but the last effect of "Giant Hand" activates, destroying "Utopia" and inflicting damage to Yuma equal to the destroyed monster's ATK (as it was a monster whose effects had previously been negated by the effect of "Giant Hand"). As effect damage would be inflicted, Ray activates the second effect of "Shining Sly" to Tribute "Gogogo Golem" and reduce the damage Yuma would take to 0 (as he was the controller of "Gogogo Golem"), but Girag activates the effect of "Giant Hand" ("Giant Hand": 1 → 0 ORU) to negate the effects of "Shining Sly" (Yuma: 3400 → 900 LP).

Yuma's hand contains "Swords of Burning Light", "Gagagadraw" and "Amarylease". Yuma activates "Swords of Burning Light", preventing his opponent's monsters from attacking as long as he controls no monsters. Should Yuma Summon a monster, the card will destroy itself.

Turn 7 : Girag

Girag draws "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force" and subsequently activates it to Rank-Up "Giant Hand" via Chaos Xyz Evolution in order to Xyz Summon "Chaos Number 106: Giant Red Hand" (Rank Star.svg5/2600/2000, ORU: 1) in Attack Position. Girag activates the effect of "Giant Red Hand" to detach "Giant Hand" ("Giant Red Hand": 1 → 0 ORU) and negate the effects of all other face-up cards on the field.

"Giant Red Hand" attacks Yuma directly, but Ray activates his face-down "Shining Stunt" to negate the attack and end the Battle Phase as well as inflict damage to himself equal to half the ATK of "Giant Red Hand" (Ray: 1400 → 100 LP). Girag Sets two cards and activates "Erosion Hand Forest", which will inflict 1000 damage to all players during his Standby Phase.

Turn 8 : Ray

Yuma activates "Desperate Guard".

Ray draws. He then Normal Summons "Shining Rabbit" (CG Star.svg2/800/400) in Attack Position. He then activates "Shining Bridge" to target "Shining Rabbit" (as it's a "Shining" monster with 1000 or less ATK) and allow it to attack directly this turn. Ray explains that if "Shining Rabbit" inflicts battle damage, he can destroy one Spell or Trap Card the opponent controls (Ray intends to use the effect of "Shining Rabbit" on "Erosion Hand Forest"). "Shining Rabbit" attacks Girag directly, but Girag activates his face-down "Hand Vice" to negate the attack and inflict damage to Ray equal to the ATK of "Shining Rabbit" (as Girag controls a "Hand" monster). Yuma activates his face-down "Desperate Guard" to reduce the damage Ray takes to 0 by paying half his Life Points (Yuma: 900 → 450 LP).

Turn 9 : Yuma

After Yuma draws, Girag activates his face-down "Damaging Hand" (as Yuma controls no monsters) to inflict 300 damage to Yuma for every card in his hand. Yuma has three, but Ray activates his face-down "Shining Reborn" to Tribute "Shining Sly" and "Shining Rabbit", send Yuma's entire hand to the Graveyard, revive "Utopia" (Rank Star.svg4/2500/2000) in Attack Position, and Set "Rank-Up-Magic Limited Barian's Force" from his hand to Yuma's field.

Yuma activates "Rank-Up-Magic Limited Barian's Force" to Rank-Up "Utopia" via Chaos Xyz Evolution in order to Xyz Summon "Chaos Number 39: Utopia Ray V" (Rank Star.svg5/2600/2000, ORU: 1) in Attack Position. Yuma then activates the effect of "Utopia Ray V" to destroy "Giant Red Hand" and inflict its ATK as damage to Girag by detaching "Utopia" ("Utopia Ray V": 1 → 0 ORU) (Girag: 4000 → 1400 LP). "Utopia Ray V" attacks Girag directly (Girag: 1400 → 0 LP).

Featured cards[edit]

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

Differences in adaptations[edit]


Ray's hand with the old card backings.


  1. a b c d e f g h i This card can be seen on Yuma's desk with the Emperor's Key.