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]
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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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Anonymous 3days ago
Just wait when link monster arrive, this card along with paleozoic canadia will be useless againts them
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
lol that would be at least 3 more years, and at that point there are far better traps to use
glad to have 3 copies of this since its release LOL
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Today I beat some whale who has 3 of this 🔥, 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 🔥 tactics possible.
<< 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.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Salty that they used their hard earned gems for 🔥, yes. But not jealous. I just refuse to use this card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Nah, not you. There was a post after yours, which I replied to. But now it's gone, deleted by either this site's system or admin, making my reply sounds weird and looks like it's referring to you XD
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This card is pure 🔥 & not healthy for the game
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, it is cure against 🔥
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Bro compared to the monsters we are facing it is one of the few cures that prevent OTK
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This card is an unhealthy card, yes.

But this card is also one of the few cure against even more unhealthy monsters in the game.
The con is you draw it lots of time when the monsters are already there
<< Anonymous(cons)
Anonymous Reply
Decks that run floodgate usually run 3 in order to increase their chances drawing them in 1st turn.
<< Anonymous
... Reply
not worth it
Can monster with "when summon" effect miss timing when flip down, if i dont chain it to anything?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Monster like stratos still be able to active its eff even tho it got flipped. Unless the card say something like negate the summon, the activation, or effect, he still be able to active its effect. You probably notice that the effect can be activated as soon as he summoned, even before other card could react in general
After this trap resolves, can black rose dragon's effect turn them face up? Or is it straight up impossible to change their battle position.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You can still change their battle position through other effects. This card only affects the regular "you can change the battle position of a monster once per turn" rule.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ok thx :)
I have a question: if I use this card with Magician Navigation what will happen?

I mean the two monster aren't summon at the same time: the first monster to be summoned is Dark Magician, from the hand, and the second monster is another spellcaster, from deck.

So, if we use floodgate, the only monster to be turned face down is Dark Magician while the other spellcaster monster is save. Am I right?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, the last monster summoned will be flipped face down as you can’t active cards after a chain started resolving. If it was summoned on CL1 the one summoned from the deck is flipped face down, if it was summoned in CL2 then Floodgate Misses timing
Okay, this card has been a meta staple almost since the game’s launch. Time to limit so the op decks don’t have access to it.
<< Anonymous(Yugiknowz)
Anonymous Reply
yes.. i found its funny, i saw 3 floodgate, 3 fiendish, 3 lance in KOG deck, they can play ANY monster and still win,, LOL
It seems like they will never limit this. Just get 3 copies.
not KoG
This Trap is very popular.
<< Anonymous(not KoG)
Anonymous Reply
Luiz Carlos
Tenho uma dúvida!
Por que a Floodgate Trap Hole não se ativar após a resposta do Navegation Magician?
Lembrando que efeito da Navegation que "Invoque um Mago Negro na mão e feito isso chame mais um mago inferior ou igual do deck por campo."
<< Anonymous(Luiz Carlos)
Anonymous Reply
funciona com o flute of summoning dragon mas não funciona com os dois magos do mag. nav., nao sei por que
<< Anonymous(Luiz Carlos)
Anonymous Reply
Porque os dois monstros não são invocados simultaneamente. O Mago Negro é invocado primeiro e depois o outro monstro, diferente da Flauta, que invoca dois dragões ao mesmo tempo.

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