Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

10 Worst Episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Bullies often target someone frail and weak—someone exactly like Yûgi Muto. He treasures his Millennium Puzzle, an ancient Egyptian artifact that was brought into his grandfather's game shop. Believing that solving the puzzle will grant him his wish, he completes the puzzle, unleashing a new personality within him, the soul of the "King of Games." The new personality named Yami Yûgi is the exact opposite of Yûgi. Upon any injustice toward him, Yami Yûgi takes over Yûgi's body and forces the opponent into a "Shadow Game".

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 02, 2023.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S4E11

#10 - The Challenge (Season 4 - Episode 11)

Although Yugi and Joey are determined to defeat Dartz using the Legendary Dragon cards, Kaiba is less than enthusiastic about the idea. He still refuses to believe it and walks off with Mokuba. The others decide to go to Professer Hawkins's house to try to find some clues, but Kaiba and Mokuba have already flown off in their Blue Eyes jet, so they have to go in Duke's car, bringing Rex and Weevil along in the trunk. Meanwhile, Mai reprimands Valon for stopping the duel, claiming that she would have beaten Joey if he hadn't interferred. Rafael tells Mai that she would have lost because Joey had his Hermos card. Mai rides off angrily on Valon's motorcycle, and Rafael decides it's time to target the Pharaoh. Meanwhile at Professer Hawkins's place, while Rebecca is coming home from the grocery store, Hawkins is kidnapped by Dartz's men and his lab is destroyed. Rebecca finds a card with a note written on it at the scene. Yugi and the others arrive to see the charred mess. As everyone discu

The episode was rated 7.12 from 25 votes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S1E44

#9 - Legendary Heroes (Part 2 of 3) (Season 1 - Episode 44)


The quest for Kaiba continues with a little help from Mai. But can Yugi and his friends adapt to a virtual world where the rules and strategies keep changing every step of the way.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 42 votes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S3E9

#8 - Mechanical Mayhem (Part 1 of 2) (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Still unable to locate any of the others, Tristan, Duke and Serenity begin to grow concerned that they themselves may soon be challenged to a duel and when Nezbitt, the technology expert of the Big Five, finds the trio he challenges Serenity to a duel. As both Duke and Tristan insist that he duel them instead a 3 vs. 1 duel begins with the three amateur duellists duelling for their survival. However as if getting to grips with the Deck Master system wasn't difficult enough, Serenity still needs to get to grips with the basics of duelling.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 34 votes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S3E5

#7 - Freeze Play (Part 1 of 2) (Season 3 - Episode 5)


Tea collapses after reaching the top of the bridge and looks up at the sky. As she gazes upwards, she notices a peguin. She follows the penguin to a raft in an icy river. She gets on and is led to a large hallway. There, she spots what must be the lead peguin, and also another member of the 5, Crump. The Penguin points out that Tea is not a very good environmentalist and tells her all the terrible things she has done, like littering and forgetting to turn off the lights, which harm the penguins. Tea tries to run away, but is caught up on a large ice block which rises up. Crump rises up on another and challenges her to duel. After Tea chooses her deck, she fishes through her cards to find a Deck Master. She chooses the Dark Magician Girl, as she remembers how she wanted to play that role in a play someday when she grows up. But as Crump starts to question her choice, Tea realizes she forgot to put a Dark Magician in her deck, making Dark Magician Girl not a very helpful monster. Tea ing

The episode was rated 7.10 from 31 votes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S5E36

#6 - The Final Journey (Season 5 - Episode 36)

Atem and the others return to present-day Egypt. Atem has set his mind to sealing the seven Millennium Items with himself. Someone must be able to defeat Atem in a duel to do so. Although Kaiba and Joey both volunteer, it will be Yugi that will take the honor. The duel will take place tomorrow, and both Pharaoh Atem and Yugi construct the best deck possible to each of their abilities.

The episode was rated 7.06 from 16 votes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S3E4

#5 - Isolated in Cyber Space (Part 3 of 3) (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Yami is cornered with no way out of a direct attack that will surely kill him, but as he falls to the ground, he manages to have the strength to get back up again. Gansley is surprised, but doesn't really care. Yami's life points stand at 400, and he is confident that he will win. Meanwhile, Duke and Tristn chop their way through the walls and find themselves on the roof of a castle. They look down at the field below and spot Serenity, running away from a Mad Sword Beast. Tristan jumps off the castle roof and onto the beast while Duke runs and gets Serenity out of the way. As Tristan climbs out a river where he led the beast, he sees that Duke has already taken the credit for Serenity's rescue. Tea wakes up in a large cave and spots Hitotsu-me Giants down at the bottom, boiling a kettle of water. Getting the feeling they're preparing for dinner, and not wanting to be main course, Tea spots a penguin who has drapped a vine down. She starts to climb up, but makes a noise that alerts the

The episode was rated 7.06 from 34 votes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S3E38

#4 - Battle For The Bronze (Part 1 of 3) (Season 3 - Episode 38)

Kaiba is in a state of shock after losing to Yugi. He then notices that Joey is standing there, awake, and they have their reunion. Kaiba still can't believe that he lost, so Yugi tells him that the power of friendship helped him win. If he didn't have Joey's Red Eyes Black Dragon, he would have lost the duel. Kaiba still refuses to believe any of that, but bitterly throws Yugi his God Card: Obelisk the Tormentor. As Kaiba tries to leave, Joey confronts him and challenges him to a duel. Although Kaiba thinks it will be a waste of his time, he never backs down from a challenge. Right from the duel's start, Kaiba takes a huge lead, by getting Joey caught in his Crush Card trap. Meanwhile, Marik gets control of Téa again, and runs back to the top of the duel tower to confront his evil side once and for all.

The episode was rated 7.03 from 31 votes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S2E39

#3 - Awakening of Evil (Part 3 of 4) (Season 2 - Episode 39)


The tide turns in Odion's favour as Mystical Beast Serket devours Joey's monsters. Meanwhile, Odion, impressed by the bond Joey shares with his friends begins to recount his and Marik's own dark history.

The episode was rated 6.90 from 31 votes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S2E25

#2 - The Rescue (Season 2 - Episode 25)

Yugi and Kaiba are on a rescue mission to save their friends. But along the way, all their worries and secrets are revealed as they relive the troubles they've faced... and will be facing in the future.

The episode was rated 6.73 from 30 votes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - S3E47

#1 - Looking Back And Moving Ahead (Season 3 - Episode 47)


On her last day in Domino, Serenity meets Téa and asks if she will show her around the city before she leaves. As the two tour the town, they both remember all of the events, both good and bad, that happened during the Battle City tournament and Serenity is as surprised as Téa first was when she learns about Yami's past as an Egyptian Pharaoh. As the day draws to a close, Serenity thanks Téa for a good day and departs, leaving Téa free to make her way to meet Yami.

The episode was rated 6.46 from 24 votes.

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