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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Konami pay to win friendly xD
<< Anonymous(Anon)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
A lot of those people with 3 Floodgate 3 WoD are whales.

A.k.a. people who spend tons of money on mobile games just so they can have the best stuff as fast as possible.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
For them, it's not about having the cards, it's about having the cards FASTER than anyone else.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
You shouldn't look down on "whales" tho they're basically financing the game for the mass of f2p players
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2hour ago Reply
You can look down on whales all you want, they're losers.
SSA can avoid this provided that you activate the trap card before summoning a monster.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14hour ago Reply
You can chain Floodgate's activation with SSA.
Anonymous 3days ago
1 day, my sweet. you will make a comeback
What is a reasonable counter to this card. This card is overused and in about 95% of all decks I face in KOG rank. They all seem to have 2 if not 3 copies and its getting a bit out of hand. Most of my game are lost due to floodgate over and over and over.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
so how do you counter this card?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Use nobleman of extermination or Xing Zhen Hu to lock down 2 back row cards.
<< Anonymous
PreLate Reply
Haven't tried it, but can dimension gate work?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
If it's that bad play geargia and have a reason to unironically play 'the spell absorbing life'.
Anonymous 7days ago
How to counter floodgate trap hole?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
since floodgate trap hole isn't a counter trap you can chain cards to its activation for example banishing your citadel whale with ssa or tagging out your HERO monster with mask change also hypothetically floodgate trap hole can miss timing but I can't think of a relevant scenario for this to happen
konami must nerf this card! whoever says must not nerf a retarded
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Plaintiff: Your honor, I spent all my gems getting Floodgate Trap Holes and then Konami limited it.

Judge, who ran a Woodland Sprite Burn deck: GUILTY. ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO THE PLAINTIFF.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
lol this is Komoney we're talking about, have you seen what they did to people's TCG/OCG decks IN REAL LIFE?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Make a deck broken, then limit/ban the cards later on when they need to sell a newer pack.

That's Komoney for you.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
You could've picked a better example than Union Scramble seeing as being face-down doesn't prevent you banishing the VWXYZ pieces for a Fusion. ;p

That being said, there's very few cards that Summon multiple monsters at once here anyway. Gladiator Beast Nerokius and Ties of the Brethren are really the only commonish ones I can think of.
Gladiator Beasts don't lose a lot of power due to this card! They can simply be shuffled in to the deck to fusion summon a nice monster!
Whenever I have pathfinder and toon kingdom in my hand. I play pathfinder first, then opponent activates floodgate and then I play Toon kingdom. Trolled
<< Anonymous
Zaedavinci Reply
The fact u play toon kingdom means u trolled yourself lol
HERE'S HOW TO COUNTER FLOODGATE YOU CHAIN YOUR TRAP OR SPELLS TO A MONSTER YOUR SUMMONING IN GRAVE SAY A RED EYES SPIRIT, you could chain 2 facedown cards that are chain able at the same time with toggle on an then since its on a chain they cant activate it in response
100 gems for fg #2. Ag is almost finished now!
<< Anonymous(Tapthatshit)
Anonymous Reply
Can someone explain me what's the point of these retarded posts? Don't you have any friends to tell them about it? Like we didn't know it's just a luck thing? Lol......
<< Anonymous(Tapthatshit)
Tapthatshit Reply
That's because this cancerous card is the only thing I can talk to and get a date with. My micro d o n g and autistic personality gets so turned on by this children's card ;P
hey does anyone know whether floodgate is tradable OR can be gotten by a UR ticket? I don't want to buy 200 packs to get 1 copy of floodgate
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
Anonymous Reply
ah yes classic sjp91 being more illiterate than my parrot pet. it took a couple of hours before my parrot mimic what I said, but this sjp dude..days and days and counting..still HAVEN'T LEARNED ONE BIT!
<< Anonymous
sjp91 Reply
Grammar Nazi's and people imitating me, what else is new?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
so how do you counter this card?
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
sjp91's Father Reply
STFU and go learn your English, Sonny
so how do you counter this card?
<< Anonymous
Tilt-to-Win Reply
You can't outside Counter Traps like Tools of the Bandit, or evasive maneuvers such as shifting your playstyle into Fusion Summons to bypass this card's effect. GameA acknowledges it as well, putting NO "CONS" for the stated card stats or description. IMHO the real counter for this card, is anger management. You faced it, dealt with it, tilted by it, failed at it, studied it, and finally moved on.

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