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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 23hour ago
cons : cannot be used anytime.
Ayy 6days ago
After 3 months playing, i got 3 of this and 3 canadia amd other good traps, feels good f2p man.
<< Anonymous
Ayy 5days ago 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 4days ago Reply
Anonymous 10days ago
Had no clue this card couldn't be activated during the battle phase. Lost two duels because no where does it say on the card that it can't be activated during the battle phase. Couldn't flood a dreadmaster in lvl 30 aster duel, actually annoying.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
I'm sure you missed something here.
<< Anonymous
Makrov krauz 10days ago Reply
it be activated during the battle phase but only in attack declaration and battle steps and not the damage step/damage calculation, every other normal trap follow the same rule except ATK/Def changing cards or cards that specify the time of activation, like "at the start, before or after the damage step/calculation", this also goes for quick play spells and continues traps but not counter traps.
<< Anonymous
Makrov krauz 10days ago Reply
I believe you just missed the timing of activation as the card says "When" so if the monster you want to floodgate was summoned in a chain with its summoning being chain link 2 or higher you will miss the timing to activate floodgate.
<< Anonymous(Makrov krauz)
Makrov krauz 10days ago Reply
it can be*
THE WOLF 11days ago
<< Anonymous(THE WOLF)
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
Nice. Congrats
Is 3 still a must, or is 2 good enough?
<< Anonymous
Thing A Reply
You can get by with 2,but if you can spring for a third copy than I say go for it. Or just use Canadia to fill in.
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(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.
Geargia monsters can change their battle position, if they're flipped up somehow, after using their effect to switch to facedown position...
Got this trap with my last 200 gems.
How many packs did it take you guys?
First 20 packs
Second 6 packs
Third 139 packs
I was so happy after 2nd but then went downhill
<< Anonymous
akubane Reply
not sure about my first 2 copies, but for the 3rd i had about 20 packs left, atleast it was a prismatic.
This one never gets old.
This trap is getting even more popularity due to Gladiator Beasts comeback.
<< Anonymous(Nice)
Anonymous Reply
I disagree, floodgate is more for future synchro summoning decks, Vampires, and Blue Eyes :I
<< Anonymous(Nice)
^^ Reply
I think he meant the card is getting popular in GB because they use it against future synchro shoukan, bats and Burū Aizu decks lol

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