Floodgate Trap Hole | Decks and Ruling

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Floodgate Trap Hole

Floodgate Trap Hole
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect
ArchetypesTrap Hole


When your opponent Summons a monster(s): Change that monster(s) to face-down Defense Position. Monsters changed to face-down Defense Position by this effect cannot change their battle positions.

How to get / rarity

PackGeneration Next [UR]
Level-up reward--
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  • It switches the Summoned Monster by your opponent to face-down defense position
  • The affected monster can't change its battle position.


  • None.


Monster Zone Lock

You can possibly lock your opponent's monster zone if he/she has no tribute monsters. Use Floodgate Trap Hole when your opponent Summons a Monster. Then disable the 2 remaining zones by using Ojama Knight's effect. You can then wait to get the cards that you needed or burn your opponent.


The text "monster(s)" on Floodgate Trap Hole means that it can affect multiple cards. See these screenshots below for example.

The opponent used The Flute of Summoning Dragon to Special Summon 2 Blue-Eyes White Dragon on the field. Then the Floodgate Trap Hole prompt pops up.

Floodgate Trap Hole is Activated.

Both of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon has been switched to face-down defense position.



ActionsChanges Battle Positions / Flips monsters face-down / Prevents Battle Position changes


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B4Bear 6days ago
Love this card.
Two of these,
Two Canadia
Two Offerings of the Doomed
Two spheres

These pretty much form the backbone of all my decks. I have found that regardless of the meta, which changes so quickly due to the new releases, I am in with a fighting chance.
<< Anonymous(B4Bear)
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
Seems like your going to use these cards to camp.
Anonymous 10days ago
This card is pure cancer & not healthy for the game
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
No, it is cure against cancer
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
Bro compared to the monsters we are facing it is one of the few cures that prevent OTK
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Its sure unhealthy for the game in 3 card slot monster format, canadia is healthier than floodgate cause its doesn't clog and the game became stall
This or canadia
<< Anonymous
Thing A Reply
Canadia is generally more useful as you can activate it during the battle phase,and his second effect is pretty neat for Synchro or Tribute fodder.

Floodgate works better in Stall/Burn decks and against decks that special summon more than one monsters (Like what was shown in the example gallery since it can shut down more than one monsters).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
I'd go with Canadia. It's more versatile as it isn't only limited to special summoning or regular summoning. You could use it in the battle phase too.
What will happen if you chain Mask Change to Floodgate? Will my Anki be flipped facedown? Or the monster that I summoned first?
<< Anonymous
answer Reply
anki will not get floodgated and your 1st monster will be sent to the GY
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
Yeah because the targeted monster was the first one. Since it's chained the trap loses it's target
Anusnymous 16days ago
Lol. I use to buy packs ten by ten. Today I bought my first ten Generation Next packs and this little bastard poped up on 2nd pack xD
Anonymous 27days ago
Tbh this card is too OP for dl, its has potential to play stall by clogging all monster zone, alongside with canadia basically you have 6 card that can clog thier monster zone
I hate this card.
<< Anonymous(uw)
Anonymous Reply
Owned 0 lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
if i had 64 gems i'd /wrist
<< Anonymous
Tilty Reply
Probably one of the best cards in the game right now alongside canadia and drowning mirrorforce.
<< Anonymous(uw)
Anonymous Reply
I got one with just 150 gems omg... guess this was my lucky day
<< Anonymous(THE WOLF)
Anonymous Reply
Nice. Congrats
<< Anonymous(THE WOLF)
Anonymous Reply
I have one too :D
Today I beat some whale who has 3 of this cancer, with him having successfully having used all 3 on me during the duel. That felt great. An UR in a large box that's like the second worst of the game, and there are people who have 3... what the hell is wrong with the world. Whoever I see using more than 1 of this, be ready to have one hell of a tilt duel as I will pull the most cancer tactics possible.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That's not the pt. The newbies currently would said the same thing next time too and at the mercy of konami based on your logic.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Maybe the whole point are p2w jerks abusing op cards. I know these people can afford it, but seeing them abusing this way are just disheartening.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If you are f2p and have 3 of THIS out of all big box UR you're as terrible as p2w jerks. With limited resources you should focus on big box URs that are monsters, since monsters are what makes the game. 3 of this card = you dedicated all your resources to a big box with 2 or so good monsters and the rest of all cards are absolute garbage. You made a big effort for the most cancerous trap ever.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You were doing good there.....until the last sentence. Now it sounds more like you're just salty some players have 3 copies for free, just by using gems.
Personally sick and tired of this card being used in random decks to win via deck out. 2 floodgates = win through stall regardless of your deck provided you have more cards in your deck than your opponents (which is usually case for the player as they are behind and have no proper way of winning). BS, same reason WoD shouldn't be in this game...
After 3 months playing, i got 3 of this and 3 canadia amd other good traps, feels good f2p man.
<< Anonymous
Ayy Reply
I mean 3 of this , 3 canadia and other good traps, like 3 WoD, drowning, etc. And im not your dude,bro.
<< Anonymous(Ayy)
serious slacker Reply
<< Anonymous(serious slacker)
Anonymous Reply
^ lol

I've been slacking 4 a while as well.
But I managed to get to copies of it and use a widespread ruin to substitute the 3rd one.

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