Bonz (Kotsuzuka)

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Bonz appeared as one of the antagonists in the original series of Yu-Gi-Oh! First seen in Duelist Kingdom tournament as one of Bandit Keith's servants. Bandit Keith just used him to extract his revenge against Pegasus. Later in the series, he was seen in a cemetery before the Battle City finals. He's tricking people to gain their cards.

Bonz at the Gate!

Bonz has been added to the Gate on Feb 13 2017. Now you can unlock him by completing Bonz unlock missions. You need to reach Stage 13 (DM) in Duel Word to see him.

Roaming event

For the Bonz roaming event guide click here.

Unlock event

Since Bonz is now available at the Gate, the Bonz unlock event won't be held.

Bonz's skills

Exclusive skills

[Skill] descriptionHow to get
Straight to the Grave
Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Wasteland" activated.
Lvl. 4
LP Boost β
Increases starting Life Points by 1500, reduce hand by 1 card.
Lvl 13
Can be used after starting hand is distributed. Shuffle all the cards from your hand into the Deck. Then draw the starting hand again.
Lvl 20
Zombie Draw
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, randomly draw a Zombie-Type monster.
Posthumous Army
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000. All monsters on the field and monsters in both player's Graveyards become Zombie-Type monsters until the end of your opponent's turn.
Dawn of the Brains
Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Zombie World" activated.
NPC Only

Common skills

Level Rewards

2Gem x10
3Regenerating MummyRegenerating Mummy
4Skill: Straight to the Grave
5Deck Slot (Bonz)
6Gem x15
7Call of the MummyCall of the Mummy
8Deck Slot (Bonz)
9Gem x25
10Ghostrick GhoulGhostrick Ghoul
11Ghostrick MummyGhostrick Mummy
12Gem x35
13Skill: LP Boost β
14Regenerating MummyRegenerating Mummy
15Gem x50
16Ghostrick YetiGhostrick Yeti
17Gem x60
18Ryu KokkiRyu Kokki
19Gem x75
20Skill: Restart
21King of the Skull ServantsKing of the Skull Servants
22Gem x100
23Zombie WorldZombie World
24Gem x120
25Immortal RulerImmortal Ruler
26Gem x150
27Deck Slot (Bonz)
28Gem x200
29Gem x250
30Gem x300
31Gold x100,000
32Gem x200
33Ghostrick ScareGhostrick Scare
34Gem x250
35Ghostrick BreakGhostrick Break
36UR Jewel x1
37Gem x200
38Ghostrick Yuki-onnaGhostrick Yuki-onna
39Gem x250
40King of the Skull ServantsKing of the Skull Servants
41Deck Slot (Bonz)
42gems x100
43gems x200
44gems x250
45King of the Skull ServantsKing of the Skull Servants

Bonz Level 40 Rewards

Bonz Starter Deck

Pumpking the King of GhostsMagical GhostMagical GhostMagical GhostDokuroizo the Grim ReaperDokuroizo the Grim Reaper
Wood RemainsWood RemainsGraveyard and the Hand of InvitationGraveyard and the Hand of InvitationGraveyard and the Hand of InvitationThe Wandering Doomed
The Wandering DoomedThe Wandering DoomedPhantom GhostPhantom GhostPhantom GhostSkull Servant
Skull ServantSkull Servant----

Other Duelists

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Note: Zane, Atticus, and Yubel are not added to the game yet, but their names were found in the code of the game at least.

Yu-Gi-Oh! (DM)

Note: Zane, Atticus, and Yubel are not added to the game yet, but their names were found in the code of the game at least.


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Lol I like how this site said Bonz was unlockable even though duel links only said he was coming, not that he was unlockable
<< Anonymous(Anonyboy)
Anonymous Reply
I meant personality wise.
<< Anonymous(Anonyboy)
Razaelriezen Reply
They are the same since there is no alternate entity inhabiting Zane. However dark Zane does duel more agressively and less like Zane at beginning of gx also dark Zane uses darkcyber and Zane only uses cyber dragons
<< Anonymous(Razaelriezen )
Anonyboy Reply
Yeah, but you can't really tell when Zane goes back from the darkness, if he ever does. For instance, in Season 3, he definitely uses Cyber Dragons, specifically against Yubel, but he is still dressed in black.
<< Anonymous(Anonyboy)
Razaelriezen Reply
Season3 he is dark
Season 4 he is coming back from the dark place and starting to be himself again
Season 5 he’s come to terms and uses Cyber and dark cybers
Good job DM fanboys, you're just wasting my phone space for cameo characters, after this guy right now Konami prepare to add Tristan, Strings and Yami Joey because y'all keep suggested it.
<< Anonymous
Idiot huh? Reply
Oh yes, lets rely on skill. Lol. Then what? Skill got nerf and you crying like a little on the street. The point is, zombie world as a skill won't make anyone happy. Rez beatdown get called cancer at its peak, imagine rez with zw that steal your monster every turn. Zombie is great, but only rely on skill make whatever zombie deck you plan to build sounds pathetic and weak.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Why nobody wants duke devlin?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
HAHAHA i cant believe that you actually taught that is real all of them is npc for battle city you dumbass its not gonna be a gate event XOF justmessing with the code for a meme
<< Anonymous
Lord Pancake Reply
Why are you only talk about the duelist skills(btw the drop skills are pretty good if you are playing the right decks). A bunch of cards came with Bonz. Zombie Word is the best field spell right now in the game. Not only zombie red eyes can take advantage of it. Also Call of the Mummy is neccesary for zombies. And people overlook how good Ghostricks are.
I am 99% sure it is not going to be this guy and that it will be ARKANA. The reason is that he HAD BEEN playble for limitied time in a specific place.So the data in the game is allready INN. And they never even said anything about Bonz... I mean he is just a character who played 1 or 2 duels in the whole seires ( Like arkana did ) But arkana has game data for allready existed character IN GAME. Its my personal opinion but i think it is going to be arkana.
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
RTM Reply
The only reason for Yami Jonouchi, I think it's really mind-controlled Joey, if you search all the pictures about the characters datamined in, you'll see this picture as Yami Joey.
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Anonymous Reply
Most likely due to their cutscene behaviour. They're treated as separate entities in cutscenes, and as one entity in duels and in the player select screens.
<< Anonymous
Nacib Reply
arkana or camula
<< Anonymous
Valencia Reply
But if normal Marik gets released too, then this would mean that he would be dueling himself if he went up against Yami Jounouchi in a duel. That ought to be, well...interesting. Even more so than the same character match-ups. XD
What da hell? Who asked to have bonz as an unlockable character? He isnt even playable in many yugioh games and is everything except "legendary". Paradox Brothers were one thing but BONZ? Why no salomon tristan duke devlin or rebecca hawkins? Atleast theyre memorable compared to him
<< Anonymous(Veteran Player)
Anonymous Reply
yeahh this kind of kid brobably play because of gx so they dont know shit yet im fine with any chracter that come thats mean new card new gems all the cool character will come eventually lol just go with the flow and stop whining
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
because they needed character for halloween events.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think it's more for completeness in the Duelist Kingdom event, actually. (Note that his placement in the second run of it was a blank space in the first.) We probably got Arkana for the same reason. (Though they also put Strings and possessed Joey in there despite them not being playable, so eh.) Honestly, though, more characters the better.
<< Anonymous
Mah Boi Reply
At least Bonz didn't give birth to a lot of annoying decks able to overwhelm their seasons' meta like Paradox Brothers and their 3 Star Demotion skill did. I still have bad memories of the 3SD Dark Magician deck with 3 CVs, the Toon Barrel Dragon deck, the past Kc Cup Ninja deck...
I actually made a suggestion that Bonz becomes unlockable every October. It can be an annual holliday event and he could only appear that day. I just feel one of the easiest ways to celebrate a holliday on online games is a consistent themed events. If Bonz is the constant and the rewards change annually then this could be fun. They could have the duelist drop treats as well as the item that is used to duel Bonz in the gate. The treats are used sort of the way EX gems are in the card shop except that treats shoukd drop almost every battle and not be very hard to obtain as they are a hiliday reward rather than a second chance the way Ex gems are supposed to be. The cards purchased by treats could have nothong to do with Bonz as it is more of a way to obtain cards in general that they could pull from a pool of cards only availabke via holiday events and possibly after a few times available some could surface as Ex gem rewards. This gives us a sense of a holiday item as the cards are newer or ones we do not have three copies of. We also should be able to obtain a holiday playmat and sleeve unlocked from getting enough treats as well. The playmat and sleeve should list the year and be different annually. Having it appear in the gift box only after a certain amount of treats is fair because we only deserve it for event participation rather than merely logging on near Halloween. Also a Halloween playmat and sleeve deserve to be given out seperate from the events playmat and sleeve since the event one will be available annually but the holliday one changes each year. People seem to be okay with Prgasus coming numerous times so having Bonz only appear each October should be fine because missing him means waiting a year and with the addition of treats you will feel you are getting something different every year since there are only so many cards that Bonz could drop before his rewards become repeat.
<< Anonymous(Abejundio)
Abejundio Reply
They coukd also have him again before Oct of next year but if this event doubles as a halloween event you can expect him every Oct along with a big fat I told you so for dismissing the idea as if it had no legs what so ever.
<< Anonymous(Abejundio)
Abejundio Reply
They coukd also have him again before Oct of next year but if this event doubles as a halloween event you can expect him every Oct along with a big fat I told you so for dismissing the idea as if it had no legs what so ever.
<< Anonymous(Abejundio)
Anonymous Reply
they're never going to lock a character behind a year long wall. we see roaming duelists roughly every other month, and unlockables usually come around every 3 months. it is odd that they dont seem to have a pegasus event planned for the near future though
<< Anonymous(Abejundio)
TheLegend27 Reply
i like your idea
why konami add BONZ into the game?
<< Anonymous
Anonyboy Reply
Did you even watch the anime? Bakura uses fiends. Bonz isn't that bad a character either... he just got freakin murdered by Bakura before he got a shot to do anything significant.
<< Anonymous(Anonyboy)
Anonymous Reply
Or at least sent to the Shadow Realm.
<< Anonymous(Strings)
hihiduelist Reply
whats game is this?
<< Anonymous(hihiduelist)
Valencia Reply
I think it was Nightmare Troubadour for Nintendo DS. I haven't played it in a while, though. So I could be mistaken.
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Nigga Slayer Reply
That's why I hate , lots of them are villains.
<< Anonymous(Nigga Slayer)
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<< Anonymous(sarahbarbara175)
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<< Anonymous(sarahbarbara175)
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Shit rewards from shit character
<< Anonymous(Anonyboy)
Anonymous Reply
Its only help you to stall
<< Anonymous
Anonyboy Reply
Never underestimate the stall.
<< Anonymous(Anonyboy)
Anonymous Reply
monster rebone is decent at best, castle of dark illusions is straight assface
<< Anonymous(Anonyboy)
PK Reply
Really agree, I once used Obnoxious Celtic Guard to stall, I won the Duel in the end :)
I think one of the rewards is Call of the Haunted.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah but Konami did an exellent job preventing to much powercreep at once. To this day we still don't have Man-Eater Bug.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But we have cyber Angels..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But we have cyber Angels..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But we have cyber Angels..
Konami so cleverrr made Bonz event such that Dark Paladin is the best farm strategy but new players don't have it, so they will burn gems on Crimson Kingdom pack hoping to get one! poor souls!
<< Anonymous
Super Dooper Reply
If you brick with Hazy farm then you aren't doing it right bro. Get gud
<< Anonymous(Super Dooper)
Anonymous Reply
yes the only way you can fucked up is 3 of your beast rising at the bottom of the deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I you could stop being a lazy cunt and use Lab Wall
<< Anonymous
Super Dooper Reply
I ager but also use 2 jars of greed
hey where is Tristan/honda? he was part of the inner circle of friends(ie yugi, tea, joey and Tristan) since season one. how can you guys just forget about him like this?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Who cares bout him really... Outside of season 0 he barely had any role outside of filler arcs(and his role is to be a sacrificial lamb, which could be replaced by anyone... like Otogi). He might as well doesn't exist in DM
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Please please Sereniti and skill engagment XD
<< Anonymous
Little_Dooze Reply
RiP Tristan's Vocie
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's summed up pretty well by YGOTAS... Tristan only dueled once, and died in the middle of it
Deck Meta January 2018 (Beta)
<< Anonymous(Bekyy)
dajaku dajaku Reply
as expected from CA user
<< Anonymous(Cris)
Anonymous Reply
bro you can only run either or not both or 1 of each
<< Anonymous(Cris)
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous(Cris)
Mah Boi Reply
Then maybe the developers fucked up the programming for the limited and semi-limited cards...

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