Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters, Pokemon: The Origin Recommendations
In both anime, there is a young protagonist who sets up to become the best at his field: Yugi tries to become the best duelist, while Red tries to become the best Pokemon trainer. Also, in both anime, the main character engages in duels with other characters using their monsters: in Yu-Gi-Oh!, the monsters are summoned through cards, while in Pokemon, the monsters are summoned through Poke Balls. Both anime show the adventures of these characters as they make new friends, but also new rivals.