Kuriboh is a character in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters.
 He serves as a Duel Monster Spirit that guides Yugi Muto, and Yami Yugi through the Duel Monsters Spirit World, as well as the Virtual World. His future owner, after Yugi Muto is Jaden Yuki.


In Ancient Egypt, after Thief Bakura attacked the Pharaoh's place, Pharaoh Atem and his priests conducted mock battles to strengthen themselves and their ka. During one training battle, Seto got his ka, Duos to mercilessly sacrifice its comrades to become more powerful. As Atem lectured Seto on how true power means never hurting your friends, Seto requested a demonstration of what he meant by power. He expected Atem to summon a God, but was surprised when he chose Kuriboh. Seto suspected he was being mocked and got Duos to destroy Kuriboh's tablet, before Kuriboh had materialized. However a Kuriboh was then summoned from each fragment of the broken tablet. They proceeded to cover Duos' sword, making it impossible for him to attack, while Atem explained that if you attack without thinking, you lose.


Kuriboh is a fun-loving creature, much like Yugi Muto. Despite its gentle personality, Kuriboh is still useful in battles, even being willing to go up against Blue Eyes White Dragon. He has also defended Yugi from Obelisk the tourmenter in Battle City. Whenever someone insults him or Yugi/Yami Yugi for his having low attack points he either becomes fierce to the point of almost charging, or becomes very melancholy.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Manga

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (Anime)

Duelist Kingdom arc

He was seen in battle against Blue Eyes White Dragon.

Virtual World arc

In Noah Kaiba's Virtual World, before Yami Yugi's Duel against Gansley, a Kuriboh made a movement, causing Yami Yugi to accidentally choose it as his Deck Master. During the battle, Kuriboh tried communicating with Yami Yugi, who could not understand at first, but Yugi realized Kuriboh was telling them to Set "Rainbow Blessing". As Yami Yugi was about to be attacked directly by "Ruklamba the Spirit King", Kuriboh used its Deck Master effect to block the attack. On his next turn, with "Kuriboh" on the field, Yami Yugi was able to use "Rainbow Blessing", allowing "Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight" to attack Gansley directly and win. After the Duel, Yami Yugi thanked Kuriboh, who smiled and faded away.

Battle City Finals arc

He was seen in battle against Obelisk the tourmenter.

Waking the Dragons arc

He was used in battle to fight Rafael.

Capsule Monsters arc

He guided Yami Yugi to safe, from being kill by two moving side walls.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (Anime)

Yugi gives Jaden the card Winged Kuriboh. In the Japanese version he says the card is lucky. In the English version, he says that he feels the card belongs with Jaden. He was seen in battle against professor Cobra.

During Jaden's last year, the person who had gained the most graduation points at the exam would get a copy of Yugi's Deck, excluding the God Cards. Chazz Princeton, Alexis Rhodes and Syrus Truesdale qualified, but turned down the prize in favor of their own decks. During the graduation party, Jaden is led by Winged Kuriboh to the room containing Yugi's Deck. Yugi appears and sends Jaden back in time to Duel his younger self.

Yugi won Battle City V2 at some point and had a dream where Kuriboh told him he would meet someone and have to Duel him. Shortly after this, Yugi bumped into Jaden Yuki, who had been sent back in time by Yugi's future self. Jaden showed Yugi a "Winged Kuriboh" card, which he said Yugi had given to him and it helped him come here. Yugi saw that Jaden's "Winged Kuriboh" looked like his own "Kuriboh", but had no knowledge of ever meeting Jaden or giving him a card. He told Jaden about his dream and asked if Jaden was there to Duel him.

Film Appearances

Yu-Gi-Oh! movie 1

Yu-Gi-Oh! movie 2

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's movie

Kuriboh is used in battle by Yami Yugi to fight against Paradox.


Yugi Muto

Yami Yugi

Jaden Yuki

Knowable Relatives


Kuriboh has many similaritie with Pikachu from Pokemon.

  • Both are sidekicks to the main characters.
  • Both are used in a ton of battles.
  • Both are consider weak by someone.
  • Both of their Japanese voice actresses also do their voices in English.
  • Both of them would protect the main character from being hurt.
  • Both can show their angry side to someone.
  • Both of their partners can't understand a word that they say.
  • Both are seen smiling a lot after a battle is over.
  • Both of them aren't used in some battles against a powerful enemy.
  • Both them travel with the main character. (For Kuriboh : In a Duel Monsters Card form, and for Pikachu : on Ash's shoulder)

Voice Actresses

  • Japanese & English : Mika Ishibashi

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