YU-GI-OH GX DUEL ACADEMY Special Event FAQ By: Ishingun no Hissatsu 2/2006 Version 3 - Updated the following: Event 6 Event 7 Event 13 1/2006 Version 2 - Updated the following: Event 8 Event 11 Event 18 Event 26 While browsing at a Japanese bookstore in Tokyo last year, I stumbled upon V Jump's official guide for the Yu-Gi-Oh GX Gameboy Advance game (which wasn't even out in the U.S. at the time). "Free E-Hero Mudball Man!!" it screamed on the cover. The following thoughts immediately crossed my mind: * "Engrish" is alive and well in Japan * I wonder if someone at Konami was inspired by the Beavis and Butthead golf ball episode where Butthead noticed Beavis' muddy golf balls and said: "Beavis, go wash your balls, they're filthy ". * Why does this tiny book with only one free card cost 952 yen (about $9) while V Jump's heftier Variable Book 8, which comes with two cards -- Bakura' s Death Cavalier Knight and Yugi's Dragon of Destruction Gandora -- cost only 857 yen? Anyway, I figured this horribly named card might make a good collector's item and more than pay for the price of the book someday so I decided to get it. And now that I just got the American version of the game, I finally started reading the book and noticed it has a section about the game's 33 "Special Events." I figured I might as well translate it so I can enjoy this game a bit more. I warn you, though: My Japanese isn't exactly great and I have barely started the game, plus I have a Japanese guide but am playing the American version, so the potential for mistakes is a bit high. I have yet to verify the majority of these events to make sure I translated them right; I will go ahead and indicate which events I've verified so far and, hopefully, update this guide as I (or some of you) verify the others. ***Also, stuff and cards with names in [brackets] are those whose English names I'm not sure about yet. Comments, verifications and corrections may be sent to [firstname.lastname@example.org] and I'll try to answer them when I have time (Don't expect a lightning fast response since I'm quite busy. Put Yugi GX FAQ in the subject line to speed up the process.) For those who are interested in the book for some reason or -- gasp -- long to get their dirty, little hands on E Hero Mudball Man (6-star fusion of E Hero Bubbleman and E Hero Clayman, ATK 1900, DEF 3000, no effect except making you snicker), the book is: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Mezase Dueru Kingu! (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX: Awaken Duel King!) Publisher: V-Jump Books ISBN: 4-08-779342-7 If you're interested in the Variable Book 8 that I also mentioned, the ISBN is 4-08-782099-8 (It's basically a catalogue of cards from Ancient Sanctuary to Elemental Energy). If you live in the U.S. and don't know anyone in Japan, just copy and paste the info above via e-mail to one of the U.S. Kinokuniya branches and ask them to special order the book/s for you. Now on to the guide... YU-GI-OH GX DUEL ACADEMY EVENTS Event 1: School Registration (Verified) I'm not sure why but V-Jump decided to include the part where you input your name and stuff as an event. No translation needed. Event 2: Helping the Dropout Where: Gym When: Saturday afternoon Condition: - Be a member of Slifer Red. - Have the title [Dropout Boy] - Talk to Ayukawa (Fonda Fontaine) If you flunk the exams and get the infamous title of [Dropout Boy], you can challenge Ayukawa to a duel. If you win, you'll get DP equal to the amount of Life Points you have left and have your title upgraded to "Minarai" [Apprentice] duelist. Event 3: Merry Christmas Where: The room of the headmaster of whichever dorm you belong to When: December 25 Condition: - Be ranked Average Duelist or higher. Visit your dorm's headmaster and get a free pack. Daitokuji (Banner) gives you the special fusion pack that randomly contains E Hero fusions (except Solar Flare Wingman), Cyber Dragon fusions, Dark Paladin, etc.. Kabayama will give you the pack that randomly contains pieces of Exodia, etc. Cheapskate Chronos (Crowler) gives you the standard 1-A pack (yes, it's the same basic pack available from the beginning). Event 4: New Year's duel Where: Your room When: Jan. 1 Get a visit from one of your friends. Event 5: A New Hero Summoned (Verified) Where: Jaden's Room When: Weekdays Condition: - Be a member of Slifer Red - Syrus beaten 10 or more times - Jaden beaten 5 or more times Once you fulfill the conditions, visit Jaden's room. You'll see Jaden dueling Syrus with his newly improved deck. Once Jaden beats Syrus, he will challenge you to a duel. Card reward: E Hero Flame Wingman Event 6: Pride of the Elite (Verified: See note below) Where: In Front of Obelisk Blue Dorms (Male) When: Weekdays Condition: - Be a member of Slifer Red - Be ranked "Yuushuu" duelist (Superior?) or higher (This is the rank you get after winning 50 duels and clearing 50 times duels). - Refuse a duel against Manjome (Chazz). There's a 1 in 3 chance that he will be upset and not let you back out. Win to get some cards and the ability to e-mail Manjome. Card reward: [Return Zombie] Inpachi Injection Fairy Lily Event 6 UPDATE: Here's an e-mail I got from Dan "I have just completed event 6: Pride Of The Elite, where you unlock cards and chazz's (manjome's) e-mail. Unlike how your book might (have) mentioned, when I did it, the event was basically the same as event 13 where you get alexis's e-mail. You do get the rewards that were in your book, but you have to duel chazz's 2 lackies before you can take him on, and you don't get a choice to duel him or not. Also, for both events 6 and 13, you have to duel 2 lackies before you take on alexis/chazz." Event 7: Battle against Manjome/Chazz (Verified: Thanks to Tracy and Jason for pointing out you don't need to clear Event 6 first) Where: Classroom, Duel Arena, Harbor When: Weekdays Condition: - Be a member of either Slifer Red or Ra Yellow - Chazz beaten at least 10 times Once you've beaten Chazz 10 times or more, you can trigger this event. You'll be allowed to enter Obelisk Blue and also be exempt from the monthly exams. Event 8: The Professor Where: Obelisk Blue Lobby, Duel Arena When: Weekdays (evening) Condition: - Clear Event 7 After getting their butts kicked by Judai (Jaden) for the umpteenth time, Manjome's (Chazz's) lackeys will ask you to get your game on with Jaden and give him a primo butt kicking for them. If you accept their request, they'll give you some cards. Card reward: X-Head Cannon Y-Dragon Head Z-Metal Tank Event 9: Chazz Reborn Where: Chancellor's Office, Duel Arena When: Weekdays Condition: - Clear Event 8 - Duelist title of "Yuutousei"[Honor Student] (i.e. the title you get after answering 40 questions in the exams) and above - At least 3 weeks have passed after clearing Event 8 You get to duel Chazz and his new and improved deck, which now features the Ojama trio. Card reward: Ojama Yellow Ojama Green Ojama Black Ojama Trio Ojama Delta Hurricane Event 10: Old Memories (Verified) PART 1 Where: Anywhere When: Saturday morning Condition: - Duelist title of "Average" (i.e. the title you get after 10 wins) or above [1 in 3 chance event will trigger if you duel Sho (Syrus) in the morning] Beat Sho (Syrus) in a duel after he summons his fusion monster Steam Gyroid. This is actually like a timed duel where you must find out how to beat him within 1 turn. You'll notice that you're actually using Jaden's deck. Summon E Hero Thunder Giant, use his special ability to destroy Steam Gyroid, then attack directly for the win. Sho will run away and Asuka (Alexis) will arrive and talk to you about Sho and his brother Ryo (Zane). She will then ask you to go to the Ocean at night. (You can still do whatever during the afternoon.) Card reward: Power Bond PART 2 Where: Next to Ocean When: Saturday night (Automatic) - Drop by next to the Ocean and you'll run into Ryo (Zane). A duel will ensue. I won this duel but apparently, regardless of who wins, you'll be able to e-mail Ryo (Zane) from now on. Event 11: The Power of the Kaiser Where: Anywhere When: Weekdays Condition: - Be a member od Obelisk Blue - Cleared Event 10 - Ryo (Zane) beaten once - Be able to e-mail Ryo (Zane) Chronos apparently doesn't believe you were able to Beat Ryo (Zane) and wants to see you defeat the "Kaiser" with his own eyes. If you beat him again, you'll get 3000 DP. Event 12: A Friend's Concern Where: Your room in Slifer Red When: Weekdays Condition: - Be a member of Slifer Red - Don't leave your room for 3 days or more straight - Hayato (Chumley) visits your room Hayato gets worried after noticing that you haven't left your room for a long time. He'll have a duel with yoyu to cheer you up. Win to get 2 of his key cards. Card reward: Master of Oz Des Kangaroo Event 13: A Suspicioius Character (Verified: See note in Event 6) Where: Classroom, Obelisk Blue Dorm When: Saturday evening Condition: - Visit the front of the Obelisk Blue women's dorm - 3 months have passed since the "start" (I'm not sure but I think the guide meant 3 months must pass from the time you visited the front of the dorm.) - Talk to Asuka at the front of the women's dorm When you visit the women's dorm at night, Asuka (Alexis) and her friends end up suspecting you of being a card thief. Clear your name by winning a duel (yes, that makes no sense whatsoever... Maybe it's just me). You'll be rewarded with the ability to e-mail Asuka (Alexis). Also, once you gain the title of Duel Prince, you'll be able to duel Junko (Jasmine) and Momoe (Mindy). Event 14: A Shadow Game? Where: Ocean, Volcano and Gym When: Saturday evening Condition: - Clear Event 13 - Talk to Titan This event involves a duel under restricted rules with Titan. You'll have to visit the indicated locations so you can duel him 3 times. Clear the event to double your DP. Event 15: Suspicious Classmate Where: Your room When: Weekdays, evening Condition: - Cleared Event 13 - "Unlocked" (i.e. they have appeared in the game) Judai (Jaden), Sho (Syrus) , Hayato (Chumley), Misawa (Bastion), Kagurazaka (Dimitri), Kohara (Brier), Ohara (Beauregard), Rei (Blair) and Kunisaki (Gerard). Go to your room and you'll run into a suspicious-looking Kunisaki. Answer his 9 questions to get 1000 DP. Qs: (These are translations of the Japanese Qs so they may not match the English Qs) 1. What is Judai's (Jaden's) dorm? Slifer Red 2. What is Daitokuji (Banner) always hugging? Pharaoh 3. Who was the first person you met in this game? Sameshima (Sheppard) 4. [Something about being challenged in an e-mail by someone] Maeda Hayato (Chumley) 5. How many hairs does Sameshima (Sheppard) have? 0 (Zero) 6. Who is Sho's (Syrus') brother? Ryo (Zane) 7. Who is Judai's (Jaden's) partner monster? Hane Kuribo 8. What is the name of this game? (Please look at the box...) 9. What do you air out on a fine day? Futon Event 16: Occult Recommendation Where: Classroom When: Weekdays Condition: - Cleared Event 18 - Have a Jinzo in your main deck - Have met Takatera (Torrey) Having a Jinzo in your deck will attract the attention of Takatera (Torrey). If you beat her occult deck in a duel, and you can unlock the Occult Brothers event. Card reward: Ouija Board Event 17: Psycho Shocker (Jinzo) Where: Your room When: Evening after Event 16 Condition: - Win event 16 The following night after your duel with Takatera (Torrey), she'll barge into your room asking for help. Beat her pursuer, the spirit of Jinzo, to save her. Card reward: Final Countdown Event 18: Dark Fiend Deck (Verified) Where: Harbor, Ocean When: Weekdays, evening Condition: - Be ranked Fiery duelist (attained when you win 30 duels) or above - Be a member of Slifer Red or Ra Yellow - Have 10 wins against Obelisk Blue students Chronos (Crowler) is miffed that you've beaten his prized Obelisk Blue students so many times and hires Titan to take you out. You'll actually get a visit from Judai (Jaden) and the gang in your room and automatically go to "Next To Ocean." Card reward: Jinzo Event 19: Kohara and Ohara Where: Duel Arena When: Saturday evening Condition: - Have 5 victories against Kohara (Brier) and Ohara (Beauregard) - See Kohara waiting at the Duel Arena - Talk to Kohara and Ohara In this event, you'll run into Ohara and Kohara and a misunderstanding ensues. Card reward: Robbin' Goblin Goblin Thief Event 20: The Goblin King Where: Classroom, Front of Duel Academy, Harbor When: Weekday, afternoon and evening Condition: - Clear Event 19 - Be ranked [Yushou] or higher (i.e. Have 50 wins or more and 50 timed duels cleared) - At least 1 month has passed since Kohara (Brier) and Ohara (Beauregard) appeared - Go to the classroom This duel will be played under forbidden rules (winner gets loser's rare card). Card reward: - Goblin Attack Force - Elite Goblin Elite Attack Force Event 21: Draw, draw, draw (Verified by Sheedo) Where: Shop, Front of Obelisk Blue Men's Dorm When: Evening Condition: - Be ranked [Yarite] or higher (i.e. Have 100 wins or more) - Taizan (Damon) beaten at least 5 times - Go to the shop Tome (the shopkeeper Miss Dorothy) informs you about how Taizan went missing. Taizan will eventually appear and duel you to demonstrate the power of the card draw. Card reward: Poison Draw Frog White Magical Hat Reload Event 22: Yugi's Legendary Deck Where: Your room, Next to Ocean When: Weekday, evening Condition: - At least one month has passed after first meeting Kagurazaka (Dimitri) - Clear Events 10 and 21 Duel Kagurazaka to retrieve Yugi's stolen deck. Clear the event to get an exemption from the regularly scheduled exams. Card reward: Kuriboh Multiply Event 23: The Walk Home Where: In front of Duel Academy, Next to Ocean When: Weekday, evening Condition: - Go home with the same character 3 times Fulfill the conditions and you'll get to duel with your chosen character near the Ocean. Win to get your reward. Card reward: Judai (Jaden) - Wroughtweiler Sho (Syrus) - Patroid Hayato (Chumley) - Des Wombat Misawa (Bastion) - Ring of Destruction Asuka (Alexis) - Fusion Weapon Manjome (Chazz) - Mefisto the Infernal General Kaiser (Zane) - Cyber Dragon Event 24: Who Are You? Where: Your room, Next to Ocean When: Ra Yellow dining area, Duel Arena Condition: - Be member of Ra Yellow dorm - Talk to Kabayama once, then don't talk to him at all for 60 days or more. Once 60 days have passed talk to him. Card reward: Soitsu Aitsu Koitsu Event 25: Help Tome (Miss Dorothy) Where: Front of Duel Academy When: During an exam day Condition: - During an exam day, there's a 2 out of 5 chance this event will occur Help Tome with her truck delivery and you'll get a free [Maiden's Laughter] pack if you visit the store afterward. It looks like you might end up missing the test, though... (don't know if this event still triggers on one of those days you get an exemption from the test). Event 26: Pharaoh's True Power (Verified) Where: Daitokuji's (Banner's) Room When: Saturday Condition: - Be a member of Slifer Red - Have 3 wins against Judai (Jaden) - Have 3 wins against Sho (Syrus) - Have 3 wins against Hayato(Chumley) - Talk to Daitokuji Get your game on with Daitokuji's cat, Pharaoh. Card reward: Win: Panther Warrior Lose: Bone Mouse Draw: Lost Dog Maron Event 27: Missing Hero Where: Harbor When: Saturday Condition: - One month has passed since Rei (Blair) first appeared - Have won at least 50 percent of your duels against Judai (Jaden) - Have Judai at the Harbor - Talk to Judai Overhear a conversation between Judai and Rei. Card reward: [A Hero Appears] Event 28: The Power of a Maiden's Love Where: Front of Obelisk Blue Men's Dorm, Your Room (if a member of Obelisk Blue) and Near the Harbor When: Saturday afternoon Condition: - Be ranked [Yarite] or higher (i.e. Won 100 duels or more) - Clear Event 27 (not in same day) and 22 - Go to the front of the Obelisk Blue Dorm When you fulfill the requirements, Rei's (Blair's) secret will be revealed. This eventually leads to an incident at Ryo's room... Card reward: White Magician Pikeru Black Magician Curran Rival Appears! Event 29: The 7th Deck Where: Duel Arena When: Saturday Condition: - Clear Event 28 - Go to the classroom A duel against Misawa (Bastion) Card reward: [Defusion?] Event 30: Duel Festival Where: Classroom, Duel Arena When: Friday Condition: - 3rd Friday of November each year Win this dueling extravaganza to get 15,000 DP Event 31: The Truth Behind Kunisaki (Gerard) Where: In Front of Slifer Red Dorm When: Anytime Condition: - Win Event 30 Kunisaki comes clean, and you get a card to boot. Card reward: Skyscraper Event 32: Battle for the Chocolate! Where: Classroom, Duel Arena When: Feb. 14 Condition: - Have met all female characters. - Participate in the great choco duel. Battle for 4 rounds to receive the prized chocolate from this Valentine event's "Queen." You also get 10,000 DP. Simply hilarious. Event 33: The Duel King Where: Chancellor's Office When: Saturday Condition: - Go to the chancellor's office after the game's ending. You basically get to change your name to whatever you want. May I suggest a "primo" name such as Crowler or Mudball?