Yuya's first duel to get into the Junior Arc League Championship is against a duelist and professional chef named Michio Mokota (Reed Pepper). He claims to have perfected his recipe, both in cooking and dueling, and he has the skills to back up the boasts.
This episode contains examples of:
- Balloon Belly: This happened to Yuya's monsters due to the effect of Michio's monsters.
- Lethal Joke Character: In grand Yu-Gi-Oh! tradition, just because one acts silly and uses a ridiculous archetype like cooking, doesn't mean a thing if they can still beat you into the floor.
- Supreme Chef: Michio is not only a powerful duelist; he's also a professional cook whose published a recipe book.