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The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect / Lingering Effect


When you take battle damage while you control no monsters: Gain LP equal to the battle damage you took, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Malus Token" (Fiend-Type/DARK/Level 1/ATK ?/DEF ?). Its ATK and DEF are each equal to the amount of LP you gained by this effect.

How to Get / Rarity

PackFlame of the Tyrant [SR]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card trader--




Recovers damage received and summon a potentially strong monster


Only works if you take a direct attack while your LP is higher than the attack and when there are no monsters in your field.


  • Pair this with cards like Enchanted Javelin to ensure your survival
  • Field spell Yami will always make the token have higher attack than the attacking monster due to token monster type





Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons Tokens
LPYou gain Life Points
Stat changesChanges ATK value / Changes DEF value

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This is the Trump card facing Shooting Star Dragon

Since his Max attack only 3300 attack

I never yet met one play Potg with Shooting

Tea Gardner: If you get overconfident you gonna trip out
<< Anonymous(GhostBird)
Anonymous Reply
Golden apples? PotG? Really? In a format full of harpies and backrow removal? Just to counter an easily countered deck?
Good luck.
You will need it.
<< Anonymous(GhostBird)
Anonymous Reply
Okay OP, assuming you didn't get your set Golden Apples destroyed first, you now have 3300 ATK vanilla for free, but now what?

Ramming it into SSD will only result in the attack being negated, and who knows if the SSD player will only have SSD on his/her field or not.
<< Anonymous
GhostBird Reply
Who said you need to put it on attack position bruh. Defense position with high defense always won me a duel thanks to high attack opponent trump card XD
<< Anonymous(GhostBird)
Anonymous Reply
Wow, you won you a duel thanks to this?

This reminds me a kid in a TCG tournament before many years. In a duel he used an anti-raigeki on a raigeki resulting to an unxpected win. He was so happy and proud. I am pretty sure this was the only time anti-raigeki actually helped him. Despite that, this experience was more than enough to convince him that his crappy anti-raigeki is a great card...
can you use a token that says "this card can be used as any token" to be used as a malus token
<< Anonymous(anonymous )
Anonymous Reply
In real life? Yes.
Is apple token a normal monster??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No. Tokens aren't normal monsters.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yep it is a normal monster. So you can use cards like order to charge and survivals end to pop it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Order to Charge can't Tribute Tokens. Though the fact it says so is proof enough that a Token is a Normal Monster anyway.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Whoops my mistake.
How many Golden Apples can you you in your deck at a time?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Have in your deck* Typo
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
3 like every other card
is it worth to get 3 of them??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
hoestly, all my gem has only opened mini box, never ones i opened full box. i opened this box for legion jester for my dm deck. i had 3 oflegion jester but only 2 golden apple and warm worm because once i got jester i resetted it immediately. is it worth to open it for the fourth time?
<< Anonymous
me Reply
<< Anonymous(me)
Anonymous Reply
No, since you need to have 0 monsters, 3 of it would be a brick...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But if you run a spirit monster deck or a tilt deck yes
this trap is quite TILTY, once you trigger it u know u fckd up lmao
How does the CPU activate 2 golden apples on one attack, but I have tried 5 times and I can only activate just the one? I've tapped on both golden apples and it only activates one of them wtf is going on?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
To expand on that very vague comment, if you go to Settings (in Duel) -> Under "Activation Confirmation" check "Toggle Button". After that, there will be a button in the bottom left corner of your duel screen at all times, and if you click it and set it to "On" you will be able to activate multiple Golden Apples.
<< Anonymous
Or you could just turn on self chain.....much easier
<< Anonymous(IDGAF)
Anonymous Reply
ur 🔥ed
<< Anonymous
anonymous Reply
its because you are garbage
Back when I first play DL, this card is still quite good. A few months later, nobody even remembered this card exist XD
<< Anonymous
Valencia Reply
It used to be amazing and helped me a lot. But now, you end up risking getting killed way too much for this card to work, or it just gets destroyed before you can use it.
this is basically better than the enchanted javelin xDD like 200% better, why is the enchanted javelin exist even ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
A. You have to take the attack directly, not against a monster.
B. You need enough life points to take the hit in the first place, or else you lose.

For actual power creep against Enchanting Javelin, see Draining Shield.
Can you use the golden apples trap card without the token
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You can't choose to not Summon a Token if that's what you're asking. If it's not, then I'm VERY confused, since I'm pretty sure the only card we have that could prevent it is Calming Magic, a card I have NEVER seen used in Duel Links.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I don't even remember Calming Magic is already in DL, until I checked XD
Everytime this card is flipped I alt + F4
You can't summon the token if your LP is lower than attacking monster atk.

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