Treeborn Frog | Deck and Rulings

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Treeborn Frog

Treeborn Frog
Monster TypeAqua
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect / Condition


During your Standby Phase, if this card is in your Graveyard and you do not control a "Treeborn Frog": You can Special Summon this card. You must control no Spell/Trap Cards to activate and to resolve this effect.

How to get / rarity

PackElectric Overload [UR]
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  • Revives itself during each of your standby phases, making it perfect to use as tribute.


  • Low stats overall.
  • Can only revive himself if you do not control another treeborn frog or any spell/trap cards.



Use Skreech to send this monster from deck to the graveyard with another water monster.

Enemy Controller

This card is great for decks with many one tribute monsters and works well with card effects that require tribute, like Enemy Controller's second effect.




ActionsActivates from your Graveyard
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons itself from your Graveyard


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If you have 3 Treeborn frog in your graveyard, during your stand by phase their self-special summon effect chain with each other and you get 3 of them on the field ?

I know some once per turn effect can be used multiple times when they chain.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It won't chain, so you can only bring 1 Treeborn Frog out.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But White stone of the ancient does chain even with the "Once per turn, during the End Phase"
I mean, during your Standby Phase, if these 3 cards are in your Graveyard and you do not control a "Treeborn Frog" the first one activates, prompts you to S.S., the second one chains, then the third one also prompt you. You say yes to all and then you should have 3.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Read again, Treeborn has another condition that must be fulfilled: You do not control another face-up "Treeborn Frog".

Once you Special Summon one, that condition can no longer be fulfilled, so the other 2 copies can't be Special Summoned.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Phase-specific Trigger Effects will never chain to each other. That only happens with Trigger Effects with specific timings. (An effect like Treeborn Frog's essentially just works like an Ignition effect that happens in the Standby Phase.)

If they could go on a chain, you'd be able to Summon all 3 since not controlling Treeborn Frog is just an activation condition.
Does he work if there’s pendulums
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
if they are in your spell/trap card zone: Nope
Pretty useful in a naturia deck!
<< Anonymous
Zane Reply
i used 50 gems and I get nothing.. omg :)
<< Anonymous(Zane)
Anonymous Reply
Any replacements for screech?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Abyss Warrior
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They're nothing alike
Best card in the game
If I have only a field spell with no backrow will the frog return?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
have u lost your brain? when did field spell cards STOP being spell cards?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sometimes the card specifies "in the Spell/Trap Zone", which the Field Spell zone is not a part of. However in this case it says "Spell/Trap cards" in general.
Is this frog jesus or something?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Why is this UR when Naturia pineapple is just R?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because you can use this in any deck, not just a Beast/Plant one? Being WATER gives it advantages, too, like dumping it with Skreech.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Adding to what the anon said above, this card is a recurring Tribute source whose most notable use in TCG/OCG was in a deck with varied Type and Attribute - Monarch deck.
Why can people use treeborn frogs effect in the MAINPHASE?

Treeborn frog is summoned in the standbyphase.
Opponents main phase starts and is displayed.
Opponent uses econ on treeborn.
Treeborn returns.

<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They're using econ in their standby phase, obviously. It's a quick-play spell. You can use it in any phase.
"You must control no Spell/Trap Cards to activate and to resolve this effect."

Can I have set card in my spell/trap zone or is it needed to be empty?
<< Anonymous
Ulle Reply
alright, so I should play E-Cons and Headlongs together with Treeborn Frog
<< Anonymous
rum1890 Reply
Field spell are counted also or are separated ?
<< Anonymous(rum1890)
The4gotNdeath Reply
Field spells counted in real yugioh so i assume it counts in duel links
<< Anonymous(The4gotNdeath)
rum1890 Reply
thank you
To answer people's question on why it can be summoned multiple times: when a card leaves and returns somewhere, it's treated as a new card. See for example: use a "once per turn"-effect, flip it face-down and up or destroy and revive it, and you can use the effect again. Same with Treeborn Frog: it left and returned to the Graveyard, so its "once per turn" has been reset, allowing it to be used again
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Continued: Only when a card effect SPECIFICALLY says "you can only use the effect of [CARD NAME] once per turn", only then can you activate a card with that name only once that turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Guess I should also explain why it now says "once per turn" when it seems unnecessary. It's for specific cases. For example: when Light and Darkness Dragon is on the field, you can activate Treeborn Frog, Dragon negates it, and then because of "once per turn" you can't activate it again to drop Dragon's ATK and DEF even further, since Frog in this case didn't leave the Graveyard.
<< Anonymous
Treebornfrog bug? Reply
Treebornfrog bug?
Is treeborn frog bugged?

I face a treeborn frog user.

He summons treeborn frog from the graveyard with its effect.

He does enemy controller on it to tribute it and gain control over my monster.

Than treeborn frog is summoned from the grave again. Even though he only has 1 frog.

How is this possible?

Its effect allows it to go from the grave to the field in the standby fase.
Once per turn.

He did it twice in the SAME TURN.

How is this possible?
Do i misunderstand treeborn frogs description?
Is the card bugged?
<< Anonymous(Treebornfrog bug?)
Treebornfrog bug? Reply
Confused it with a different once per turn card.
<< Anonymous(Treebornfrog bug?)
Treebornfrog bug? Reply
Apparently it says
once per turn ingame (and in the yugioh wikia), but this site has left the once per turn part out of the card text.

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