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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 031

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 031


凶悪 重機械デッキ

Japanese translation

(Cruel - Heavy Metal Deck)


Keith's Machinations - Part 1

Episode number


Japanese air date

21 November 2000

English air date

7 September 2002

Japanese opening


English opening

Season one theme

Japanese ending

Energizing Shower

Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing - season 1
Previous Duel Identity - Part 2
Next Keith's Machinations - Part 2


The first Duel of the Duelist Kingdom finals has concluded. Yugi Muto has defeated Mai Valentine and will be Dueling the winner of the next duel, Joey Wheeler vs. Bandit Keith. When Croquet asks both contestants to show their tournament entry cards, Keith shows the one he took from Joey. When Joey reaches for his, he can't find it. He has five minutes to find that card or he will be disqualified. Joey searches all over his room for it, but to no avail. He is just about to give up when Mai comes in and gives him her card. He arrives at the Dueling Arena just in the nick of time.

The Duel between Joey and Bandit Keith begins and Keith is revealed to be using a Machine-Type Deck. Unknown to Joey, Keith's Machine monsters are immune to non-physical attacks, which is what most of Joey's monsters use. He gets pummeled by Keith's first few machine monsters until he uses a few Trap Cards to destroy them and turn the Duel into a neck-to-neck battle. Will Joey defeat Keith and his mighty Machine monsters, or will he be eliminated and lose his chance to save his sister, Serenity Wheeler?

Featured Duel: Joey Wheeler vs. "Bandit" Keith Howard - Part 1

"Bandit" Keith's turn
Keith Sets a monster.

Joey's turn
Joey Sets a monster.

"Bandit" Keith's turn
Keith Flip Summons "Pendulum Machine" (1750 ATK / 2000 DEF). "Pendulum Machine" attacks then destroys Joey's Set monster: "Battle Warrior" (700 ATK / 1000 DEF).

Joey's turn
Joey Normal Summons "Giltia the D. Knight" in Attack Position (1850 ATK / 1500 DEF). "Giltia the D. Knight" attacks "Pendulum Machine", but cannot destroy it. Keith explains that his Machine-Type monsters are immune to Magic or non-physical attacks.

"Bandit" Keith's turn
Keith Normal Summons "Launcher Spider" in Attack Position (2200 ATK / 2500 DEF). "Launcher Spider" attacks then destroys "Giltia the D. Knight" (Joey: 2000 → 1650 Life Points).

Joey's turn
Joey Sets 1 card then a monster.

"Bandit" Keith's turn
Keith Sets 1 card. When he is about to Set a monster, he "accidentally" drops it to the field. This briefly reveals the monster: "Zoa" (2600 ATK / 1900 DEF). Keith picks it back up then Sets it.

Joey's turn
Joey knows that "Zoa" is a Fiend-Type and lacks the immunity to Magic. He Normal Summons "Flame Swordsman" in Attack Position (1800 ATK / 1600 DEF). He equips "Salamandra" to "Flame Swordsman" ("Flame Swordsman": 1800 → 2500 ATK). Yugi explains "Zoa's" ATK is higher than its DEF. Bakura explains that it would make little sense to Set it in Defense Position. The gang figures out Keith showed "Zoa" on purpose then tells Joey to call off the attack, but it is too late. Keith activates "Magic Metal Force" to transform "Zoa" into "Metalzoa" (3000 ATK / 2300 DEF). Keith then explains that "Metalzoa" reflects all Magic attacks back to the attacking monster. "Flame Swordsman" destroys himself (Joey: 1650 → 1150 Life Points).

"Bandit" Keith's turn
Keith switches "Metalzoa" to Attack Position then activates Magic Card "Stop Defense" to switch Joey's Set monster, "Axe Raider", into Attack Position (1700 ATK / 1150 DEF). "Metalzoa" attacks "Axe Raider", but Joey activates "Chasm of Spikes" to destroy "Metalzoa" then inflict damage equal to a quarter of "Metalzoa's" ATK (Keith: 2000 → 1250 Life Points).

Joey's turn
Joey Sets 1 card then switches "Axe Raider" to Defense Position. He then Normal Summons "Garoozis" in Attack Position (1800 ATK / 1500 DEF). "Garoozis" attacks then destroys "Pendulum Machine" (Keith: 1250 → 1200 Life Points).

"Bandit" Keith's turn
"Launcher Spider" attacks "Garoozis", but Joey activates "Kunai with Chain" to increase "Garoozis'" ATK by 500 ("Garoozis": 1800 → 2300 ATK). "Garoozis" destroys "Launcher Spider" (Keith: 1200 → 1100 Life Points).

Duel concludes next episode.

Featured Cards

"Bandit" Keith Howard
Joey Wheeler
Facts about Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 031RDF feed
English air date 7 September 2002  +
English episode name Keith's Machinations - Part 1  +
Episode number 31  +
Episode season number 1  +
Episode series Yu-Gi-Oh!  +
Japanese air date 21 November 2000  +
Japanese episode name 凶悪 重機械デッキ  +
Screenshot Yugioh031.jpg
Translated Japanese episode name (Cruel - Heavy Metal Deck)  +

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