Goblin Pothole Squad | Decks and Tips

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Goblin Pothole Squad

Goblin Pothole Squad
Monster TypeWarrior
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeContinuous Effect


When this card is Normal Summoned, Trap Cards cannot be activated. Also, "Trap Hole" Trap Cards cannot be activated when a monster is Summoned, except "Dark Trap Hole".

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  • No Trap cards can be activated when this monster was Normal Summoned. (But this effect does not lasts for the turn this monster was Normal Summoned.)
  • “Trap Hole” cards cannot be activated when a monster was summoned, except “Treacherous Trap Hole and Dark Trap Hole”.


  • Below Average ATK and DEF stats.
  • You cannot activate Trap cards as well, when you Normal Summon this monster.


  • This card’s ability is overshadowed by cards like Hey, Trunade! And Anti-Magic Arrows, therefore we will not see much use in the current meta.




Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesPrevents activation of Trap Cards


You know, this card can also counter most played trap in master duel format, torrential tribute.
I wonder if they already stealth errata this card in DL.

Since, you know, Dark Trap Hole doesn't exist anymore, so it's pointless mentioning it.
This card is hilarious.

1. "Dark Trap Hole" is not in DL yet, so this card basically mentions a card that does not exist

2. "Dark Trap Hole" itself is not a "Trap Hole" card in OCG (hence the exclusion) and has been renamed to "Darkfall" in TCG, however this card has not been reprinted yet with the new text that removes the "Dark Trap Hole" exclusion (since the name change already exclude it by default)......
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You do know that Dark Magician of Chaos was released long after Dark Magician Girl has been released, right?

And don't forget about Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon that can't be summoned legally for a couple years.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You're getting angry again. Like always. >_>
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I never said those cards aren't hilarious too.
Perfect tech card now no one will ever treacheras me again
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Finally someone who thinks instead of complaining about TTH
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
....You know Treacherous can be activated outside monster summoning window, right? It does not specifically respond to a summon like other Trap Hole cards.

I can just activate Treacherous AFTER you finish summoning a monster, and Pothole Squad won't be able to stop it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This monster is not meant to be a counter to TTH, but to holes like 🔥gate and Adhesion that can only be activated when a monster(s) is summoned.
Perfect counter to traptrix
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Neither player can activate Trap Cards when this card is Normal Summoned.
Neither player can activate "Trap Hole" cards when a monster is Normal/Flip/Special Summoned.
While "Goblin Pothole Squad" is on the field, you can still activate "Chaos Trap Hole" against the Normal/Special Summon of a monster.

This is all the rulings for the card and btw chaos hole is dark trap hole just the JP name
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Chaos Trap Hole is a different card to Dark Trap Hole (which got renamed to Darkfall because it's not a "Hole" card at all in Japan.) Chaos Trap Hole negates Summons, which is why Pothole Squad can't do anything about it. (It only prevents cards being used in response to already-successful Summons.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Actually this card doesn’t stop any trap holes. It really just makes you auto lose the duel because you put it in your deck
<< Anonymous
ValleCula Reply
This card does NOT stop Treacherous Trap Hole, it only prevents the opponent from activating it in response to a monster being Summoned.

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