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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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.
now more people can abuse this op card
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Waaaaaahhh waaaaaahhh
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I don’t think it’s op considering people do crazy combos you need something to stop them
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, this is kind of a "necessary evil" card
Gil M.
This card does not work to flip desperado barrel dragon when he is special summoned during the battle phase
<< Anonymous(Gil M. )
Floodgate Reply
Every traps cant work when your first summoning turn-_-
<< Anonymous(Gil M. )
Anonymous Reply
Floodgate Trap Hole cannot activate during the damage step
I've an issue with this card. The card effect description applies to 'monster(s)' as it can be one monster or multiple monsters. Back then when I dueled, it apply to 2 Dark Magician via Magician Navigation. Now only apply to last summoned monster.
Is there a new rule changing?
I hate this card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
IF you main a red-eyes deck with slash and A/D changer, or a neos fusion deck with A/D changer, you could banish it and flip your slash back up.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
or your brave neos.
should be a limit 3 soon
always useful
not KoG
greetings from the UK.
Something weird happens against desperado... I'm not entirely sure if it works.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Please describe what's happening
So I found out the hard way that Subterrors can get around the effect of this card by using their Final Battle trap card and flipping their monster face-up again, even though that seems like a ruling issue since their changing the battle position of their monster.
Is that incorrect or am I crazy?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It was always like that and not only with Subterrors
<< Anonymous
A Reply
"Monsters cannot change their battle positions" is a active form, so it means monsters cannot change their battle positions BY THEMSELVES.
If you use card effects to change their positions, it still works.
<< Anonymous(A)
Anonymous Reply
Also, if you attack into them, they would be flipped face-up, by game mechanic.

If the floodgated monster is flipped face-up due to being targeted for an attack, and it survives the attack, it then can change its battle position, as FTH's "no position change" part specifies that the monster has to be face-down.

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