Since its release, Yu-Gi-Oh! has been compared with Pokémon for reasons including their similar ‘monster battles’, the idea of collecting said ‘monsters’ for strategic use against one’s opponents and even world card games Real comes from both franchises. Though there are more differences than similarities when it comes to Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon, some of those similarities are truly valid and truly undeniable. That said, comparing Yugi and Ash only makes sense, though Pokémon fans may not be happy with that comparison since Yugi proves to be better than Ash (and the first episode of Yu-Gi-Oh ! proved why).
Yu-Gi-Oh! tells the story of Yugi, who was ‘possessed’ by the spirit of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, Atem. This happens after Yugi’s grandfather, Solomon Muto, travels to Egypt and discovers a mystical artifact: the Millennium Puzzle, which holds the souls of Atem’s dark side while Atem’s light side. reincarnated as Yugi himself. When Solomon gave this puzzle to Yugi, who then solved it with relative ease, Yugi was possessed by the dark half of his previous life – though usually only while playing Duel Monsters (as Atem was so familiar with the session. original game, Shadow Match). When Atem took over Yugi’s body, he became known as Yami Yugi, who possessed an ability known as the Heart of Cards, which has a mystical connection to every card in the deck. his post. In other words, Yami Yugi can draw the perfect card at the perfect time – something he showed brilliantly in his first anime match.
Yugi is the best in the first episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! (Unlike Pokémon’s Ash)
In Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 1 (written by Junki Takegami, Masashi Sogo, and Shin Yoshida, and directed by Kunihisa Sugishima), Yugi challenges Kaiba to a duel after Kaiba captures Solomon’s Blue-Eyed White Dragon from his hand and then tore the card into pieces. many pieces. After Solomon’s defeat, Yugi used his grandfather’s deck to battle Kaiba, despite the fact that Kaiba not only defeated Solomon but also the Duel Monsters World Champion. At the start of the match, Yugi is taken over by Atem and becomes Yami Yugi, who uses his inherent Heart of the Cards technique to collect all five Exodia shards—something that has never been done before. With Exodia, Yami Yugi defeats Kaiba, which means that Yugi proves himself to be the greatest duelist in the world at the time (besides Pegasus perhaps).
By defeating Kaiba, the World Champion, Yugi immediately proves himself to be the best in Duel Monsters in the first episode – a far cry from Ash in the first episode of Pokémon. While Ash may be a World Champion now, he didn’t start that way. When he first stepped out into the world to become the best Pokémon trainer, Ash didn’t know how to catch wild Pokémon, he didn’t know the rules about earning badges by defeating gym leaders. training, and he is generally not as good as for other coaches who started at the same time as him. Basically, Ash’s journey to the top was much more arduous than that of Yugi, who established himself as the best in no time.
In the end, this debate focuses on a hard truth: Yugi defeated the World Champion of Yu-Gi-Oh! universe in the very first episode, and Ash hasn’t reached a Pokémon equivalent for decades after its introduction. For this reason, it’s safe to say that Yu-Gi-Oh!‘s Yugi is a better ‘coach’ (for lack of a better comparative term) than Pokémon‘straps.