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{{For|the ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS]]'' anime character|Frog (character)}}
 
{{For|the ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS]]'' anime character|Frog (character)}}
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{{Infobox archseries
 
| image = D3SFrog-TF04-JP-VG.jpg
 
| image = D3SFrog-TF04-JP-VG.jpg
 
| caption = "[[D.3.S. Frog]]", three "[[Treeborn Frog]]s" and three "[[Des Frog]]s" all in the artwork of "D.3.S. Frog"
 
| caption = "[[D.3.S. Frog]]", three "[[Treeborn Frog]]s" and three "[[Des Frog]]s" all in the artwork of "D.3.S. Frog"
| ja_name = ガエル
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| ja_name = ガエル
| romaji = Gaeru
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| romaji = Gaeru
| zh_name = 蛙
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| zh_name = 蛙
| zh_pinyin = Wā
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| zh_pinyin = Wā
| zh_jyutping = Waa1
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| zh_jyutping = Waa1
| fr_name = Grenouille
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| fr_name = Grenouille
| de_name = Frosch
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| de_name = Frosch
| it_name = RANA
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| it_name = RANA
| ko_name = 개구리
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| ko_name = 개구리
 
| ko_romanized = Gaeguri
 
| ko_romanized = Gaeguri
| pt_name = Sapo
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| pt_name = Sapo
| es_name = RANA
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| pt_trans = Toad
| sets =
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| es_name = RANA
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| sets =
 
* [[Cybernetic Revolution]]
 
* [[Cybernetic Revolution]]
 
* [[Shadow of Infinity]]
 
* [[Shadow of Infinity]]
* [[Champion Pack: Game Four]]
 
* [[Dark Revelation Volume 4]]
 
 
* [[Light of Destruction]]
 
* [[Light of Destruction]]
 
* [[Crimson Crisis]]
 
* [[Crimson Crisis]]
* [[Gold Series 2009]]
 
 
* [[Stardust Overdrive]]
 
* [[Stardust Overdrive]]
* [[Extra Pack Volume 2]]
 
 
* [[The Shining Darkness]]
 
* [[The Shining Darkness]]
 
* [[Extreme Victory]]
 
* [[Extreme Victory]]
 
* [[Invasion: Vengeance]]
 
* [[Invasion: Vengeance]]
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* [[Cybernetic Horizon]]
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| tcg =
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* [[Champion Pack: Game Four]]
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* [[Dark Revelation Volume 4]]
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* [[Gold Series 2009]]
 
* [[OTS Tournament Pack 3]]
 
* [[OTS Tournament Pack 3]]
* [[20th Anniversary Pack 1st Wave]]
 
 
* [[Duelist Saga]]
 
* [[Duelist Saga]]
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| ocg =
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* [[20th Anniversary Pack 1st Wave]]
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* [[Extra Pack Volume 2]]
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* [[Rarity Collection Premium Gold Edition]]
 
| anime =
 
| anime =
 
* [[Yu-Gi-Oh! GX]]
 
* [[Yu-Gi-Oh! GX]]
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"'''Frog'''" (ガエル ''Gaeru'') is an [[archetype]] of [[WATER]] [[Aqua]]-[[Type]] monsters archetype that debuted in ''[[Cybernetic Revolution]]''. This [[archetype]] is the first WATER archetype and the first Aqua-Type archetype. The archetype is used by [[Princess Rose]] in the ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! GX]]'' anime.
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"'''Frog'''" (ガエル ''Gaeru'') is an [[archetype]] of [[WATER]] [[Aqua]] [[Monster Card|monsters]] that debuted in ''[[Cybernetic Revolution]]''. This was both the first WATER archetype and the first Aqua archetype. The archetype is used by [[Princess Rose]] in the ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! GX]]'' anime. The "[[Toad]]" series is a related series of monsters that support the "Frog" archetype.
   
The [[Toad]] series is a related series of monsters that support the "Frog" archetype.
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==Design==
   
"[[Froggy Forcefield]]" is not a "Frog" card, because it does not have 「ガエル」 in its Japanese name. "[[Slime Toad]]", previously known as "Frog the Jam", is also not a "Frog" card because of its Japanese name, and was renamed to clarify this.
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True to their their name, the general design of "Frog" as well as the related "Toad" monsters resemble their real-life counterparts. Some "Frog" monsters like "[[Flip Flop Frog]]" and "[[Poison Draw Frog]]" showcase their long, sticky tongues in their artwork. Most of the "Frog" and Toad monsters have distinctive colorful markings on their bodies and heads, most notably "[[Swap Frog]]", "[[Dupe Frog]]", "[[Beelze Frog]]", and "[[Ronintoadin]]".
   
In Italian and Spanish, since November 2016, the archetype name is capitalized as "RANA". This prevents the archetype name clashing with other archetype names in those languages, such as "[[Ancient Gear]]" ("Ingranaggio Antico" in Italian). This is similar to how the "[[LV]]" and "[[HERO]]" archetypes are capitalized in all ''[[TCG]]'' languages.
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Some "Frog" and Toad monsters resemble angels like "[[Treeborn Frog]], while others resemble demons like "Beelze Frog" and "Swap Frog". This thematic resemblance to angels and demons is further highlighted by the contrasting half-angel, half-demon appearances of "[[Substitoad]]" and "[[Tradetoad]]".
   
==Design==
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===Etymology===
True to their their name, the "Frog" as well as the related [[Toad]] monsters resemble their real-life counterparts. Some "Frog" monsters like "[[Flip Flop Frog]]" and "[[Poison Draw Frog]]" showcase their long, sticky tongues in their artwork. Most of the "Frog" and Toad monsters have distinctive colorful markings on their bodies and heads, most notably "[[Swap Frog]]", "[[Dupe Frog]]", "[[Beelze Frog]]", and "[[Ronintoadin]]".
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The Japanese name of the "Frog", ''Gaeru'' archetype derives from a [[wikipedia:Rendaku|voiced]] form of the word for "frog", ''Kaeru'', which in turn is used for the names of "Toad" monsters. In most of the ''[[TCG]]'', ''Gaeru'' is translated to words for "frog", while ''Kaeru'' to words for "toad" to avoid ambiguity. In the Portuguese version, however, the reverse is true: "Frog" is translated as "Sapo" (which in fact means ''toad''), while "Toad" is called "Rã" (''frog''). In the Japanese version, members of both the "Frog" archetype and the "Toad" series have their name be puns based on ''Gaeru''/''Kaeru'' and various expressions, chiefly verbs, that happen to have ''gaeru''/''kaeru'' as part of them.
 
Some "Frog" and Toad monsters resemble angels like "[[Amphibian Angel - Frog-Hael]]" and "[[Treeborn Frog]], while others resemble demons like "Beelze Frog" and "Swap Frog". This thematic resemblance to angels and demons is further highlighted by the contrasting half-angel, half-demon appearances of "[[Substitoad]]" and "[[Tradetoad]]".
 
   
 
==Members==
 
==Members==
All members of the "Frog" (ガエル ''Gaeru'') archetype, as well as members of the [[Toad]] (カエル ''Kaeru'') series (which support the "Frog" archetype), integrate puns into their Japanese names. While both ''Gaeru'' and ''Kaeru'' mean "Frog" in Japanese, the latter is translated as Toad in the ''TCG'' in order to distinguish the different words.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align: center"
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! English name !! Japanese name (romaji)!! Japanese name (translation) !! Japanese pun (translation)
The puns in their names mostly rely on the fact that ''Gaeru'' (ガエル) and ''Kaeru'' (カエル) are homonymous with the [[wikipedia:Japanese verb conjugation|plain form]] conjugation of some Japanese verbs. These puns were not retained in the ''[[TCG]]'' names, if not replaced by different ones, since they are mostly untranslateable.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! "Frog" !! Japanese (romaji) !! Japanese (base) !! Japanese (translation) !! Japanese pun (base) !! Japanese pun (translation)
 
 
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| [[Amphibian Angel - Frog-Hael]] || Ryōseirui Tenshi - Migaeru || 両生類天使-ミ・ガエル || Amphibian Angel - Mifrog || 両生類天使-ミカエル || Amphibian Angel [[wikipedia: Michael (archangel)|Michael]]
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| [[Beelze Frog]] || Amagaeru || Devil Frog || [[wikipedia:Japanese tree frog|Japanese tree frog]]
 
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| [[Beelze Frog]] || Amagaeru || 悪魔ガエル || Devil Frog || 雨蛙 || [[wikipedia:Japanese tree frog|Japanese tree frog]]
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| [[Centerfrog]] || Negaeru || Sleeping Frog || "to switch sides or to betray"
 
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| [[D.3.S. Frog]] || Gaeru Sandesu || ガエル・サンデス || Frog Three-Death || ガエルさんです || I'm Mr. Frog
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| [[D.3.S. Frog]] || Gaeru Sandesu || Frog Three-Death || "I'm Mr. Frog"
 
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| [[Des Frog]] || Desugaeru || デスガエル || Death Frog || ですがえる || to come across
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| [[Des Frog]] || Desugaeru || Death Frog || "to come across"
 
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| [[Dupe Frog]] || Machigaeru || 魔知ガエル || Evil Wisdom Frog || 間違える || to make a mistake
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| [[Dupe Frog]] || Machigaeru || Evil Wisdom Frog || "to make a mistake"
 
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| [[Flip Flop Frog]] || Uragaeru || 裏ガエル || Reverse Frog || 裏返る || to be turned inside-out
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| [[Flip Flop Frog]] || Uragaeru || Reverse Frog || "to be turned inside-out"
 
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| [[Poison Draw Frog]] || Hikigaeru || 引きガエル || Draw Frog || 蟇蛙 || [[wikipedia:Japanese common toad|Japanese common toad]]
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| [[Poison Draw Frog]] || Hikigaeru || Draw Frog || [[wikipedia:Japanese common toad|Japanese common toad]]
 
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| [[Submarine Frog]] || Michigaeru || 未知ガエル || Unknown Frog || 見違える || to be hardly recognized
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| [[Submarine Frog]] || Michigaeru || Unknown Frog || "to be hardly recognized"
 
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| [[Swap Frog]] || Onigaeru || 鬼ガエル || [[wikipedia:Oni|Ogre]] Frog || 着替える || to change clothes
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| [[Swap Frog]] || Onigaeru || [[wikipedia:Oni|Ogre]] Frog || "to change clothes"
 
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| [[Treeborn Frog]] || Yomigaeru || 黄泉ガエル || [[wikipedia:Yomi|Underworld]] Frog || 蘇る || to be revived
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| [[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]] || Otamajakushi || Anagram of "evil, soul, vice, pain, stop" || [[wikipedia:Tadpole|Tadpole]]
 
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| [[Unifrog]] || Kangaeru || 貫ガエル || Penetrating Frog || 考える || to think about
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| [[Treeborn Frog]] || Yomigaeru || [[wikipedia:Yomi|Underworld]] Frog || "to be revived"
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| [[Unifrog]] || Kangaeru || Penetrating Frog || "to think about"
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
==Playing style==
 
==Playing style==
Though weak, "Frog" cards can unleash devastating effects that include rapid [[Summon]]ing, the option to increase their ATK or protect themselves from destruction, and wiping out all cards the opponent controls. Many "Frog" cards have low Levels, which lets them benefit from cards like "[[Gravity Bind]]", "[[Pride of the Weak]]" and "[[Graceful Revival]]".
 
   
One card that kept "Frogs" versatile and powerful was "[[Substitoad]]", but after [[Frog FTK]] won the 2010 World Championships, it was [[Forbidden]], so many "Frog" [[Deck]]s lost their supreme speed. "[[One for One]]" allows easy Summoning of "[[Substitoad]]", so a [[Normal Summon]]/[[Normal Set|Set]] is not spent to get "[[Substitoad]]" out.
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Though with weak stats, "Frog" monsters are very versatile and their effects include rapid Summoning, the option to increase their ATK or protect themselves from destruction, and wiping out all cards the opponent controls, with "[[Des Croaking]]". Many "Frog" cards have low Levels, which lets them benefit from cards like "[[Gravity Bind]]", "[[Wetlands]]", "[[Pride of the Weak]]" and "[[Graceful Revival]]".
   
"[[Fishborg Blaster]]" ([[Traditional Format]] only) and "[[Deep Sea Diva]]" are good Tuners to include in a Frog Deck; they are easily Special Summoned and benefit from "[[Aegis of the Ocean Dragon Lord]]", "[[Water Hazard]]" and other WATER support. "[[Cryomancer of the Ice Barrier]]" is another effective Tuner, as "[[Wetlands]]" grants him 2500 ATK. "[[Dewdark of the Ice Barrier]]" also works thanks to his ability to attack directly while you only control Level 2 or lower monsters, which is easily manageable with the Frogs teamed up with "Wetlands" in this Deck.
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One card that kept "Frogs" versatile and powerful was "[[Substitoad]]", but after ''[[Frog FTK]]'' won the ''2010 World Championships'', it was [[Forbidden]], so many "Frog" Decks lost their supreme speed.
   
==Deck types==
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Before "[[Monarch]]" monsters gained support through recent years, they were commonly combined with monsters like "Treeborn Frog", "Swap Frog" and "Ronintoadin", that could provide fodders for the Tribute Summons. This granted them popularity and competitive viability and the Deck became known as ''[[Frog Monarch]]''.
===Wetlands Beatdown===
 
   
Frog Decks benefit the most from the use the Field Spell "[[Wetlands]]" that increases the [[ATK]] of all Level 2 or lower WATER/Aqua Monsters by 1200. The goal of a Wetlands Beatdown Deck is usually to provide an early game beatdown and then lock down an increasingly defensive opponent through cards like "[[Gravity Bind]]", a Double "[[Dupe Frog]]" Lock, or the effect of "[[Cryomancer of the Ice Barrier]]". "[[Flip Flop Frog]]" can be set up during a lockdown to clear the opponent's field and get an OTK.
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Another popular combination is "[[Sea Lancer]]". It can equip itself with as many banished Aqua, Fish and Sea Serpent monsters as possible, which raises is ATK by 1000 and those targets can be easily provided by "Ronintoadin". It can send an equipped monster to the Graveyard to prevent its destruction and by sending a "[[Dupe Frog]]" or "[[Poison Draw Frog]]", it is possible to prevent a loss in card advantage, by drawing a card or search/retrieve a "Frog" monster.
   
"[[Terraforming]]" and "[[Metaverse]]" can easily seatch for "Wetlands". Alongside "Wetlands", the [[Attribute Booster]]s "[[Star Boy]]" and "[[Mistar Boy]]" can further power up "Frog" and Toad monsters in a flash. Cards that can switch ATK and DEF such as "[[Performapal Turn Toad]]" can easily turn defensive "Dupe Frog"s and "[[Ronintoadin]]"s into offensive beatsicks.
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In 2016, with the ''[[Invasion: Vengeance]]'' Booster Pack, the archetype gained its boss monster, "[[Toadally Awesome]]", a very solid Xyz that is able to negate the activation of cards and effects, steal the negated card, Special Summon a "Frog" monster from the Deck and retrieve a WATER monster when it is sent to the Graveyard. Combined with the "[[Paleozoic]]" Trap Cards, that can Summon themselves from the Graveyard as Level 2 Aqua monsters, the Deck rapidily gained popularity and competitive relevance, which later resulted in "Toadally Awesome" becoming [[Limited]] in the OCG.
 
Because this Deck heavily revolves around "[[Wetlands]]" and can easily swarm the field with "Frog" monsters, it can easily accommodate an "[[Earthbound Immortal]]". "[[Earthbound Immortal Chacu Challhua]]" works superbly because its effect lets it deal damage even with cards like "Gravity Bind" active. "[[Earthbound Immortals]]" that require Tributes for their effects, such as "[[Earthbound Immortal Uru]]", also have great synergy with the Frogs' aforementioned swarming power.
 
 
When incorporating Synchros, "[[Junk Synchron]]" works very well as almost all "Frog" monsters are Level 2 or lower, but "[[Cryomancer of the Ice Barrier]]" is also an excellent tuner. "[[Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier]]" can be easily summoned using "[[Cryomancer of the Ice Barrier]]" and a "[[Mother Grizzly]]" or two of any Level two monster. The Synchro monster "[[Junk Warrior]]" can boast a very high attack by gaining the attack of every Level 2 monster on the field with its effect which means "Wetlands" makes it incredibly strong if you have at least one "Frog" monster on the field.
 
 
{{Decklist|Wetlands Beatdown
 
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|effect monsters =
 
* [[Submarine Frog]]
 
* [[Unifrog]]
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
* [[Star Boy]]
 
* [[Mother Grizzly]]
 
* [[Penguin Soldier]]
 
* [[Testudo Erat Numen]]
 
* [[Dewdark of the Ice Barrier]]
 
* [[Cryomancer of the Ice Barrier]]
 
* [[Prior of the Ice Barrier]]
 
* [[Junk Synchron]]
 
|pendulum monsters =
 
* [[Performapal Turn Toad]]
 
|spells =
 
* [[Wetlands]]
 
* [[Terraforming]]
 
* [[Salvage]]
 
* [[One for One]]
 
* [[Swords of Revealing Light]]
 
* [[Moray of Greed]]
 
* [[Medallion of the Ice Barrier]]
 
* [[Solidarity]]
 
* [[Inferno Reckless Summon]]
 
* [[Surface]]
 
|traps =
 
* [[Metaverse]]
 
* [[Aegis of the Ocean Dragon Lord]]
 
* [[Gravity Bind]]
 
* [[Gozen Match]]
 
* [[Solemn Judgment]]
 
* [[Torrential Tribute]]
 
* [[Needle Ceiling]]
 
* [[Froggy Forcefield]]
 
* [[Wall of Revealing Light]]
 
* [[Return from the Different Dimension]]
 
* [[Broken Blocker]]
 
|synchro monsters =
 
* [[Armory Arm]]
 
* [[Dark End Dragon]]
 
* [[Formula Synchron]]
 
* [[Gungnir, Dragon of the Ice Barrier]]
 
* [[Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier]]
 
* [[Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier]]
 
|xyz monsters =
 
* [[Toadally Awesome]]
 
|link monsters
 
* [[Mistar Boy]]
 
* [[Mermail Abyssalacia]]}}
 
 
===Frog Monarch===
 
This Deck type which combines "Frog" and "Monarch" monsters. The idea of the Deck is to use "[[Treeborn Frog]]", "[[Swap Frog]]" and "[[Ronintoadin]]" to make tribute fodder. Another purpose of "Swap Frog" is to send "Treeborn Frog" or "Ronintoadin" to the Graveyard and to return "Monarchs" to hand for later use. "Swap Frog" can also be used to abuse the effect of "[[Raiza the Storm Monarch]] in a popular play to return "Raiza" to your hand to continually return a card controlled by the opponent to the top of their Deck, disallowing them to Draw any new cards.
 
 
{{Decklist|Frog Monarch
 
|effect monsters =
 
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* [[Battle Fader]]
 
* [[Gorz the Emissary of Darkness]]
 
* [[Tragoedia]]
 
* [[Raiza the Storm Monarch]]
 
* [[Caius the Shadow Monarch]]
 
* [[Light and Darkness Dragon]]
 
* [[Dark Dust Spirit]]
 
* [[Night Assailant]]
 
* [[Snowman Eater]]
 
* [[Sea Lancer]]
 
* [[Poseidra, the Atlantean Dragon]]
 
* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Treeborn Frog]]
 
* [[Poison Draw Frog]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
 
* [[Nimble Angler]]
 
* [[Nimble Manta]]
 
* [[Nimble Sunfish]]
 
|tuner monsters =
 
* [[Plaguespreader Zombie]]
 
* [[Effect Veiler]]
 
|spells =
 
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* [[Allure of Darkness]]
 
* [[Salvage]]
 
* [[Soul Exchange]]
 
* [[Enemy Controller]]
 
* [[Book of Moon]]
 
* [[Raigeki]]
 
* [[Pot of Duality]]
 
* [[Mind Control]]
 
* [[Foolish Burial]]
 
* [[One for One]]
 
|traps =
 
<!-- This is not an exact Decklist. Do not add multiples or staples.-->
 
(It's recommended that such decks do not use traps that could potentially sit on the field for several turns, as they'll interfere with the effect of [[Treeborn Frog]].)
 
* [[Treacherous Trap Hole]]
 
* [[Reckless Greed]]
 
* Hand control cards ([[Trap Dustshoot]], [[Mind Crush]], [[Spiritual Water Art - Aoi]], etc.)
 
|synchro monsters =
 
* [[Armory Arm]]
 
* [[Dark End Dragon]]
 
* [[Formula Synchron]]
 
* [[Gungnir, Dragon of the Ice Barrier]]
 
* [[Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier]]
 
* [[Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier]]
 
|xyz monsters =
 
* [[Daigusto Phoenix]]
 
* [[Gachi Gachi Gantetsu]]
 
* [[Number 17: Leviathan Dragon]]
 
* [[Wind-Up Zenmaines]]
 
* [[Chronomaly Crystal Chrononaut]]
 
}}
 
 
{{See also|[[Frognarchs]] or [[Frog Engine]]}}
 
 
===Toadally Awesome Beatdown===
 
"[[Toadally Awesome]]" can negate the activation of any Spell/Trap Card or monster effect, then [[Set]] that card on your side of the field. A well-structured usage of "[[Ronintoadin]]" and "[[Swap Frog]]" can easily swarm the field and grave with Level 2 monsters to either Summon "Toadally Awesome" or be used as fodder for it.
 
 
Beware of cards such as "[[Zombie World]]" (which will prevent you from summoning "Toadally Awesome" at all) and cards that banish what goes into your Graveyard such as "[[Masked HERO Dark Law]]" and "[[Dimensional Fissure]]".
 
   
 
{{Decklist|Recommended cards
 
{{Decklist|Recommended cards
 
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|normal monsters =
 
|normal monsters =
* [[Slime Toad]]
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* [[Megalosmasher X]]
* [[Hitodenchak]]
 
 
|effect monsters =
 
|effect monsters =
* [[Rescue Rabbit]]
 
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
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* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
* [[Poison Draw Frog]]
 
* [[Poison Draw Frog]]
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
 
* [[Submarine Frog]]
 
* [[Submarine Frog]]
|fusion monsters =
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* [[Rescue Rabbit]]
* [[Elder Entity Norden]]
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* [[Tin Goldfish]]
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* [[Silent Angler]]
 
|xyz monsters =
 
|xyz monsters =
 
* [[Toadally Awesome]]
 
* [[Toadally Awesome]]
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* [[Bahamut Shark]]
 
* [[Gachi Gachi Gantetsu]]
 
* [[Gachi Gachi Gantetsu]]
 
* [[Daigusto Phoenix]]
 
* [[Daigusto Phoenix]]
 
* [[Number 96: Dark Mist]]
 
* [[Number 96: Dark Mist]]
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* [[Number 29: Mannequin Cat]]
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* [[Cat Shark]]
 
|link monsters =
 
|link monsters =
 
* [[Mistar Boy]]
 
* [[Mistar Boy]]
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* [[Level Limit - Area B]]
 
* [[Level Limit - Area B]]
 
* [[Moray of Greed]]
 
* [[Moray of Greed]]
* [[Pot of Avarice]]
 
 
* [[Salvage]]
 
* [[Salvage]]
* [[Solidarity]]
 
 
|traps =
 
|traps =
* [[Aegis of the Ocean Dragon Lord]]
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* ''[[Paleozoic]]'' Trap Cards
* [[Battle of the Elements]]
 
* [[Froggy Forcefield]]
 
 
* [[Gozen Match]]
 
* [[Gozen Match]]
* [[Gravity Bind]]
 
 
* [[Rivalry of Warlords]]
 
* [[Rivalry of Warlords]]
* [[Slip Summon]]
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* [[Starlight Road]]
 
* [[Time Machine]]}}
 
   
===Lancer Frogs===
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==Weaknesses==
This Deck uses "[[Ronintoadin]]" to banish your own frogs, while "[[Sea Lancer]]" brings them back from the banished zone and equips them onto itself. "[[Gachi Gachi Gantetsu]]" can be brought out easily with this Deck being able to Summon Level 2 monsters very quickly. It is recommended to use both "[[Dupe Frog]]" and "[[Poison Draw Frog]]" because both get their effects when they are sent as "[[Sea Lancer]]'s" equip card to the Graveyard.
 
   
===Des Frog OTK===
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Cards such as "[[Zombie World]]" can be used to prevent "Toadally Awesome" from being Summoned. Card effects that banish cards that would be sent to the Graveyard, such as "[[Masked HERO Dark Law]]" and "[[Dimensional Fissure]]", greatly hamper the strategies of "Frog" Decks..
The rapid summoning of "[[Des Frog]]"s can be used to [[OTK]] as follows:
 
1. Tribute Summon "[[Des Frog]]" when at least 2 "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]s" are in your Graveyard. See below for 1 turn set-up.
 
2. Use "[[Des Croaking]]" to destroy all cards on your opponent's side of the field
 
3. (option A): Activate "[[Solidarity]]" or "[[United We Stand]]" and then attack for 8100 damage with the 3 "[[Des Frog]]s".
 
3. (option B): Attack with all "[[Des Frog]]"s, then activate "[[Super Polymerization]]", summoning "[[D.3.S. Frog]]" and finally attacking for 8200 damage.
 
   
Special Summon "[[Ronintoadin]]" card from your Graveyard then, activate "[[Inferno Reckless Summon]]" and Special Summon 3 "[[Des Frog]]". Then use "[[Des Croaking]]" to clear your opponent's field. Xyz Summon Rank 5 like "[[Shark Fortress]]" then, Xyz Summon "[[Daigusto Phoenix]]" and win.
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==Trivia==
   
Use "[[Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls]]", "[[Swap Frog]]" and "[[Foolish Burial]]" with the help "[[Salvage]]" to send "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]", "[[Gazer Shark]]" or "[[Des Frog]]" to the Graveyard. You can banish Gazer Shark for a free Rank 5 WATER Xyz Summon. "[[Sea Lancer]]" can also be used to recycle "Gazer Shark".
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"[[Froggy Forcefield]]" is not a "Frog" card, because it does not have 「ガエル」 in its Japanese name. "[[Slime Toad]]", previously known as "Frog the Jam", is also not a "Frog" card because of its Japanese name, and was renamed to clarify this. Until that erratum, all cards that mentioned a "Frog" monster had the sentence "except 'Frog the Jam'", [https://www.reddit.com/r/yugioh/comments/53pn6s/frog_the_jam_whats_with_all_the_hype/ which made that monster become a meme] among players.
 
There can also be an FTK if you add a "[[One for One]]" or "[[Swap Frog]]" into your Deck. If you draw a "[[Des Frog]]", a "[[Des Croaking]]", a "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]" and "[[One for One]]" or a "[[Swap Frog]]", you can either:
 
* Activate "[[One for One]]" and discard "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]" from your hand to Special Summon "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]" from your Deck
 
OR
 
* Discard one "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]" from your hand to Special Summon "[[Swap Frog]]", then use its effect to send the second "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]" from your Deck to the Graveyard.
 
Tribute your Monster for a "[[Des Frog]]" and follow from stage 2 above!
 
 
It is also possible to Normal Summon "[[Substitoad]]", then [[Special Summon]] with "[[One for One]]" or "[[Swap Frog]]" to tribute for "[[Substitoad]]"'s effect. Summon "[[Swap Frog]]" and use its effect to send "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]" to the [[Graveyard]]. Tribute "[[Swap Frog]]" to Summon another if you need to to make sure you have two "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]"s in your Graveyard, then use "[[Swap Frog]]'s effect by returning it or "[[Substitoad]]" to your hand to Tribute Summon your "[[Des Frog]]".
 
 
As an alternative for step 3.(B), use "[[Polymerization]]" after using "[[Des Croaking]]", then "[[De-Fusion]]" after attacking with "[[D.3.S. Frog]]".
 
 
You can use the Frog search cards like "[[Moray of Greed]]" and "[[Substitoad]]", "[[Tradetoad]]", along with stall cards like "[[Dupe Frog]]", "[[Treeborn Frog]]" and "[[Froggy Forcefield]]" to more reliably complete this [[OTK]]/[[FTK]]. Watch out for "[[Starlight Road]]", "[[Bottomless Trap Hole]]" and "[[D.D. Crow]]", however.
 
 
Use "[[Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls]]", "[[Swap Frog]]" and "[[Foolish Burial]]" with the help "[[Salvage]]" to send "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]", "[[Gazer Shark]]" or "[[Des Frog]]" to the Graveyard. You can banish "Gazer Shark" for a free Rank 5 WATER Xyz Summon. "[[Sea Lancer]]" can also be used to recycle "Gazer Shark".
 
 
{{Decklist|Des Frog OTK
 
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|effect monsters =
 
* [[Des Frog]]
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
* [[Substitoad]]
 
* [[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]
 
* [[Mother Grizzly]]
 
* [[Gazer Shark]]
 
* [[King of the Swamp]]
 
* [[Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju]]
 
|fusion monsters =
 
* [[D.3.S. Frog]]
 
* [[Mudragon of the Swamp]]
 
|xyz monsters =
 
* [[Toadally Awesome]]
 
* [[Daigusto Phoenix]]
 
* [[Shark Fortress]]
 
|link monsters =
 
* [[Mistar Boy]]
 
* [[Mermail Abysslacia]]
 
|spells =
 
* [[Des Croaking]]
 
* [[Inferno Reckless Summon]]
 
* [[Foolish Burial]]
 
* [[Polymerization]]
 
* [[Super Polymerization]]
 
* [[De-Fusion]]
 
* [[Moray of Greed]]
 
|traps =
 
* [[Gozen Match]]
 
* [[Froggy Forcefield]]
 
* [[Poseidon Wave]]}}
 
 
===Frog Burn FTK (Classic)===
 
This FTK is hard to stop, and relatively easy to pull off. First, you need to get a "[[Substitoad]]" on the field (easy with "[[One for One]]" or "[[Swap Frog]]" + "[[Salvage]]"). Then, you just need another monster on the field as fodder for his effect. At that point, dump as many Frogs as you possibly can into your Graveyard (cards like "[[Banisher of the Light]]" and "[[Dimensional Fissure]]" are the bane of this strategy). If you have three copies of "[[Ronintoadin]]" in your Deck, there is a very good chance that if he's not already in your hand, he will be very soon, likewise with "[[Mass Driver]]" (Traditional Only). All you need to do now is get "[[Ronintoadin]]" in the Graveyard, either by "[[Swap Frog]]'s" effect or by other means ([[Magical Merchant]]), and "[[Mass Driver]]" (Possible to substitute "[[Cannon Soldier]]" instead) on the Field. Use the effect of "Ronintoadin" to bring him back to the Field and then Tribute him for 400 LP damage. Repeat until you win.
 
 
With the banning of "Substitoad" in September 2010 and "Mass Driver" in March 2011, this strategy is no longer playable in the [[Advanced Format]].
 
 
{{Decklist|Classic Frog Burn FTK (Classic)
 
<!-- This is not an exact Decklist. Do not add multiples or staples.-->
 
|effect monsters =
 
* [[Substitoad]]
 
* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
* [[Beelze Frog]]
 
* [[Des Frog]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
 
* [[Poison Draw Frog]]
 
* [[Submarine Frog]]
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Treeborn Frog]]
 
* [[Unifrog]]
 
|spells =
 
* [[Mass Driver]]
 
* [[Moray of Greed]]
 
* [[Salvage]]
 
* [[Card Destruction]]
 
* [[Hand Destruction]]
 
* [[Magical Mallet]]
 
* [[One for One]]
 
* [[Pot of Avarice]]
 
* [[Into the Void]]}}
 
 
{{See also|[[Frog Burn FTK]]}}
 
 
===Dragon Frog Exodia (Classic)===
 
This strategy uses "[[Substitoad]]" (Traditional Only), "[[DNA Surgery]]"/"[[D. Tribe]]" & "[[Super Rejuvenation]]" to draw through your entire Deck in one turn in order to cause a win condition using the 5 parts of "[[Exodia]]".
 
 
First get the "[[Substitoad]]" & your Type change trap on the field, then after playing "[[Super Rejuvenation]]" tribute enough "Frogs" to draw the rest of your Deck during the End Phase.
 
 
Like most "Frog" combos, use "[[One for One]]" and such to get "[[Substitoad]]" as fast as possible, and from there setup the rest of the 3 card combo. Other cards that could be used are "[[A Cat of Ill Omen]]" to search for the Type Changing traps, as well as "[[Magical Mallet]]" / "[[Hand Destruction]]" to allow controlled drawing through the Deck, in order not to lose any parts of "[[Exodia]]".
 
 
Bear in mind that when you tribute "[[Poison Draw Frog]]" or "[[Dupe Frog]]", their effects do not activate.
 
* You can use "[[Swap Frog]]" to send them to the graveyard from the field to activate their own effects when "[[Swap Frog]]" is Summoned, however they will not actually be 'tributed' and therefore will not count for "[[Super Rejuvenation]]".
 
 
{{Decklist|Dragon Frog Exodia (Classic)
 
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|normal monsters =
 
* [[Right Arm of the Forbidden One]]
 
* [[Left Arm of the Forbidden One]]
 
* [[Right Leg of the Forbidden One]]
 
* [[Left Leg of the Forbidden One]]
 
|effect monsters =
 
* [[Exodia the Forbidden One]]
 
* [[D. Tribe]]
 
* [[A Cat of Ill Omen]]
 
* [[Substitoad]]
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Poison Draw Frog]]
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
 
* [[Beelze Frog]]
 
* [[Des Frog]]
 
* [[Treeborn Frog]]
 
* [[Submarine Frog]]
 
* [[Unifrog]]
 
|spells =
 
* [[Super Rejuvenation]]
 
* [[One for One]]
 
* [[Hand Destruction]]
 
* [[Magical Mallet]]
 
|traps =
 
* [[DNA Surgery]]}}
 
   
 
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"Frog" (ガエル Gaeru) is an archetype of WATER Aqua monsters that debuted in Cybernetic Revolution. This was both the first WATER archetype and the first Aqua archetype. The archetype is used by Princess Rose in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. The "Toad" series is a related series of monsters that support the "Frog" archetype.

DesignEdit

True to their their name, the general design of "Frog" as well as the related "Toad" monsters resemble their real-life counterparts. Some "Frog" monsters like "Flip Flop Frog" and "Poison Draw Frog" showcase their long, sticky tongues in their artwork. Most of the "Frog" and Toad monsters have distinctive colorful markings on their bodies and heads, most notably "Swap Frog", "Dupe Frog", "Beelze Frog", and "Ronintoadin".

Some "Frog" and Toad monsters resemble angels like "Treeborn Frog, while others resemble demons like "Beelze Frog" and "Swap Frog". This thematic resemblance to angels and demons is further highlighted by the contrasting half-angel, half-demon appearances of "Substitoad" and "Tradetoad".

EtymologyEdit

The Japanese name of the "Frog", Gaeru archetype derives from a voiced form of the word for "frog", Kaeru, which in turn is used for the names of "Toad" monsters. In most of the TCG, Gaeru is translated to words for "frog", while Kaeru to words for "toad" to avoid ambiguity. In the Portuguese version, however, the reverse is true: "Frog" is translated as "Sapo" (which in fact means toad), while "Toad" is called "Rã" (frog). In the Japanese version, members of both the "Frog" archetype and the "Toad" series have their name be puns based on Gaeru/Kaeru and various expressions, chiefly verbs, that happen to have gaeru/kaeru as part of them.

MembersEdit

English name Japanese name (romaji) Japanese name (translation) Japanese pun (translation)
Beelze Frog Amagaeru Devil Frog Japanese tree frog
Centerfrog Negaeru Sleeping Frog "to switch sides or to betray"
D.3.S. Frog Gaeru Sandesu Frog Three-Death "I'm Mr. Frog"
Des Frog Desugaeru Death Frog "to come across"
Dupe Frog Machigaeru Evil Wisdom Frog "to make a mistake"
Flip Flop Frog Uragaeru Reverse Frog "to be turned inside-out"
Poison Draw Frog Hikigaeru Draw Frog Japanese common toad
Submarine Frog Michigaeru Unknown Frog "to be hardly recognized"
Swap Frog Onigaeru Ogre Frog "to change clothes"
T.A.D.P.O.L.E. Otamajakushi Anagram of "evil, soul, vice, pain, stop" Tadpole
Treeborn Frog Yomigaeru Underworld Frog "to be revived"
Unifrog Kangaeru Penetrating Frog "to think about"

Playing styleEdit

Though with weak stats, "Frog" monsters are very versatile and their effects include rapid Summoning, the option to increase their ATK or protect themselves from destruction, and wiping out all cards the opponent controls, with "Des Croaking". Many "Frog" cards have low Levels, which lets them benefit from cards like "Gravity Bind", "Wetlands", "Pride of the Weak" and "Graceful Revival".

One card that kept "Frogs" versatile and powerful was "Substitoad", but after Frog FTK won the 2010 World Championships, it was Forbidden, so many "Frog" Decks lost their supreme speed.

Before "Monarch" monsters gained support through recent years, they were commonly combined with monsters like "Treeborn Frog", "Swap Frog" and "Ronintoadin", that could provide fodders for the Tribute Summons. This granted them popularity and competitive viability and the Deck became known as Frog Monarch.

Another popular combination is "Sea Lancer". It can equip itself with as many banished Aqua, Fish and Sea Serpent monsters as possible, which raises is ATK by 1000 and those targets can be easily provided by "Ronintoadin". It can send an equipped monster to the Graveyard to prevent its destruction and by sending a "Dupe Frog" or "Poison Draw Frog", it is possible to prevent a loss in card advantage, by drawing a card or search/retrieve a "Frog" monster.

In 2016, with the Invasion: Vengeance Booster Pack, the archetype gained its boss monster, "Toadally Awesome", a very solid Xyz that is able to negate the activation of cards and effects, steal the negated card, Special Summon a "Frog" monster from the Deck and retrieve a WATER monster when it is sent to the Graveyard. Combined with the "Paleozoic" Trap Cards, that can Summon themselves from the Graveyard as Level 2 Aqua monsters, the Deck rapidily gained popularity and competitive relevance, which later resulted in "Toadally Awesome" becoming Limited in the OCG.

Recommended cards

WeaknessesEdit

Cards such as "Zombie World" can be used to prevent "Toadally Awesome" from being Summoned. Card effects that banish cards that would be sent to the Graveyard, such as "Masked HERO Dark Law" and "Dimensional Fissure", greatly hamper the strategies of "Frog" Decks..

TriviaEdit

"Froggy Forcefield" is not a "Frog" card, because it does not have 「ガエル」 in its Japanese name. "Slime Toad", previously known as "Frog the Jam", is also not a "Frog" card because of its Japanese name, and was renamed to clarify this. Until that erratum, all cards that mentioned a "Frog" monster had the sentence "except 'Frog the Jam'", which made that monster become a meme among players.

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