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Mako Tsunami is a playable Legendary Duelist in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. This is a video game depiction of Mako Tsunami, a character from the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.

He appears in-game after the player claims his Character Unlock Mission reward for successfully conducting 150 Tribute Summons/Sets. Mako also appears as an opponent during the special events Duelist Chronicles: Set Sail for the Kingdom and Duelist Chronicles: Battle City Begins!

Blue Gate Keys are required to Duel Mako Tsunami at the Gate.


Mako Tsunami participates in many tournaments so that he can use the prize money to buy a fishing boat and sail the mighty waves. He masterfully used his Sea Deck to give Yugi and Joey some of the toughest Duels ever. His signature monster "The Legendary Fisherman" unleashes its true strength when it swims out into his "Umi" field.


Immediately after the player claims the reward for Mako Tsunami's appropriate Character Unlock Mission, they will encounter Mako for the first time. He will give an exclamation of surprise upon seeing his surroundings, before declaring that this is splendid since he can see a whole school of prey. He briefly laughs, predicting that he'll bring in "a haul of a lifetime," but then turns serious, saying that Duelists should now prepare to feel the full fury of the open waters.

Until the player defeats Mako for the first time, whenever they challenge Mako to a Duel, he will be surprised and incredulously ask the player if they are actually serious in wanting to Duel him. He then laughs, before remarking that it seems a big fish has wandered into his waters. Mako then accepts the player's challenge, saying that he never turns down a Duel, but further warns the player that they've made a huge mistake by "swimming into [his] net." He concludes his dialogue by telling the player, "Prepare to sleep with the fishes!"

Upon Mako's first defeat, he gives a brief exclamation of frustration and admits the player won. He goes on to compliment the player, saying that they're as impressive as a shark among guppies. However, he also declares that this defeat won't stop him from owning his own boat and sailing the ocean, and promises that until he "casts off" again, he will never give up.

After the player redeems their final unclaimed reward for Mako Tsunami's Character Unlock Missions, they will encounter Mako again, who explains that since he can't head out into the sea until he has his own fishing boat, this is the reason why he'll become the number one Duelist, as the prestige from that position will allow him to acquire his ship. He goes on to declare that he and the ocean await each other, and that he is looking forward to facing everything that the waters have in store for him. However, he also declares he won't be traveling alone - he'll be sailing with his "The Legendary Fisherman" card, which he has won countless Duels together with, and will continue to keep winning with.


 Unlock Missions

Missions Reward
Win 1 Duel(s) against Mako Tsunami at level 30 in Duel World. 8,000 Gold
Use Skills 20 time(s) in Duel World Mode. 8,000 Gold
Sucessfully perform 6 Normal Summon(s) in one Duel. 8,000 Gold
Successfully perform 150 Tribute Summon(s). 20 Blue Keys
Complete all Character Unlock Missions. 2 Stone of Water




Level 10

River Raft

Level 20

Level 30

Level 40

Duelist Chronicles: Set Sail for the Kingdom

Level 20

Skill: "Dueling Arena: Ocean" (Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Umi" activated.)

Duelist of the Sea

Level 40

Skill: "Dueling Arena: Ocean" (Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Umi" activated.)

Duelist Chronicles: Battle City Begins!

Level 20

Skill: "Mythic Depths" (Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Umi" activated.)

Level 40

Skill: "Mythic Depths" (Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Umi" activated.)

Tag Duel Tournament (second event) 

Kuriboh Cup

Level-up rewards

The following lists are the rewards the player accumulates from having Mako Tsunami reach a certain Level.

Level Reward
2 10 Gems
3 1 copy of "Umi"
4 Mythic Depths (Skill)
5 Deck slot (Mako Tsunami)
6 15 Gems
7 1 copy of "The Legendary Fisherman"
8 Deck slot (Mako Tsunami)
9 25 Gems
10 1 copy of "Lost Blue Breaker"
11 1 copy of "Power of Kaishin"
12 35 Gems
13 Draw Sense: WATER (Skill)
14 1 copy of "Hydro Pressure Cannon"
15 50 Gems
16 1 copy of "Umi"
17 60 Gems
18 1 copy of "Skull Mariner"
19 75 Gems
20 Balance (Skill)
21 1 copy of "Power of Kaishin"
22 100 Gems
23 1 copy of "Umi"
24 120 Gems
25 1 copy of "Water Hazard"
Level Reward
26 150 Gems
27 Deck slot (Mako Tsunami)
28 200 Gems
29 250 Gems
30 300 Gems
31 100,000 Gold
32 200 Gems
33 1 copy of "Fish and Kicks"
34 250 Gems
35 1 copy of "Amphibious Bugroth MK-3"
36 1 UR Jewel
37 200 Gems
38 1 copy of "Beautunaful Princess"
39 250 Gems
40 1 copy of "Fish Depth Charge"
41 Deck slot (Mako Tsunami)
42 100 Gems
43 200 Gems
44 250 Gems
45 1 copy of "Aegis of the Ocean Dragon Lord"

Duel rewards

When dueling against Level 40 Mako Tsunami, these are the only cards that can drop; at lower levels, cards from the standard pool for Legendary Duelists may also drop.

Rarity Card
UR "The Legendary Fisherman"
SR "Orca Mega-Fortress of Darkness"
SR "Phantom Dragonray Bronto"
SR "Water Hazard"
SR "Return of the Doomed"
SR "Forgotten Temple of the Deep"
R "Great White"
R "Lost Blue Breaker"
R "Torpedo Fish"
R "Cannonball Spear Shellfish"
R "Steel Shell"
N "Deepsea Warrior"
N "Deepsea Shark"
N "Bottom Dweller"
N "Tongyo"


Skill Effect Unlock
Mythic Depths Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Umi" activated. Level 4
Draw Sense: WATER Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1500.
In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random WATER-attribute monster.
Level 13
Balance Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your Deck.

This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.

Level 20
Menace from the Deep Can be used if "Umi" is on the field, and you have a Water-attribute normal monster on your field. That monster can attack your opponent directly. this turn. At the end of the Battle Phase, that monster is sent to the Graveyard. This skill can only be used once per turn. Drop



Yami Yugi
  • When starting a Duel with Yami Yugi, Mako announces "Yugi, it will be my very great honor to face you in a Duel!" followed by "This will be a true test!"
    • When he loses the Duel, Mako says "What a grand Duel! I salute you, my friend!"
Joey Wheeler
  • When starting a Duel with Joey Wheeler, Mako says "Joey, this shall be a feeding frenzy!" followed by "You don't stand a chance against my Deck!"
    • When he wins the Duel, Mako says "You should have known better than to tackle the ocean without wearing a life vest!"
    • When he loses the Duel, Mako says "That was an excellent Duel, Joey. Congratulations!"


  • When Mako Summons "The Legendary Fisherman", a cut-in frame of Mako appears, and he announces "This card is near and dear to my heart." followed by "I Summon The Legendary Fisherman!" If that player hasn't already Summoned "The Legendary Fisherman" during that Duel, a cutscene of "The Legendary Fisherman" being Summoned plays afterwards.
    • Most of the time when Mako declares an attack with "The Legendary Fisherman", he announces "The mighty ocean commands respect, as do the monsters that inhabit it!" followed by "I attack with The Legendary Fisherman!"
  • When Mako Summons "Fortress Whale", a cut-in frame of Mako appears, and he announces "I Summon the most powerful monster in the seven seas!" followed by "Fortress Whale!"
    • Most of the time when Mako declares an attack with that monster, he says "I attack with Fortress Whale!" followed by "Baleen Bombardment!"
  • When Mako Summons "Kairyu-Shin", a cut-in frame of Mako's face briefly appears, and he announces "You have no clue of the terrors of the deep!" followed by "Feel the fury of Kairyu-Shin!"
  • When Mako activates "A Legendary Ocean", he announces "I'm playing this card!" followed by "The Field Card - A Legendary Ocean!"
  • When Mako activates "Forgotten Temple of the Deep" or its effect, he announces "My Continuous Trap activates! Forgotten Temple of the Deep!!"
  • When Mako activates "Fortress Whale's Oath", he announces "I activate my Ritual Spell! Fortress Whale's Oath!"
  • When Mako activates "Tornado Wall", he announces "My Continuous Trap activates! Tornado Wall!"
  • When Mako activates "Umi", he announces "Did you forget I had THIS card?" followed by "The Field Card - Umi!"

Unused Dialogue

(Voice lines found in game files but not currently not in game yet)

  • When Mako Summons "Amphibian Beast", he announces "I Summon Amphibian Beast!"
    • Most of the time when Mako declares an attack with that monster, he says "I attack you with Amphibian Beast!" followed by "Sea Claw!"
  • When Mako activates "Torrential Tribute", he announces "My Trap activates!" followed by "Torrential Tribute!"


  • Some of the cards for which Mako has card-specific dialogue, such as the majority of Spell and Trap cards, were not used in the anime or manga, and are references to his video game counterparts (World Championship, Millennium Duels, and Tag Force) using those said cards.
  • Mako Tsunami and Odion are the Legendary Duelists who have cut-in frames of themselves and/or their face(s) for all the Monster Cards for which they have card-specific dialogue.

The Legendary Duelists who, in descending order, share the same amount of card-specific dialogue with each other are:

  • There are some Legendary Duelists who possesses a Skill that allows them to begin a Duel with a specific Field Spell on the field: