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{{For|the ''[[Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS]]'' anime character|Frog (character)}}
 
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| 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]]
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* [[Duelist Saga]]
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| ocg =
 
* [[20th Anniversary Pack 1st Wave]]
 
* [[20th Anniversary Pack 1st Wave]]
* [[Duelist Saga]]
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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]] [[Monster Card|monsters]] that debuted in ''[[Cybernetic Revolution]]''. This is both the first WATER archetype and the first Aqua 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. "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]", a monster related to the "Frog" archetype, also has a pun on its Japanese name.
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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 the interchangeable Japanes words ''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"
 
! English name !! Japanese name (romaji) !! Japanese name (base) !! Japanese name (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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| [[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]] || Otamajakushi || 悪魂邪苦止 || evil, soul, vice, pain, stop || オタマジャクシ || Tadpole
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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]]".
   
==Deck types==
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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.
   
===Wetlands Beatdown===
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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]]''.
   
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]]". "[[Dewdark of the Ice Barrier]]" works with "[[Unifrog]]" with their ability to attack directly. "[[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 search for "Wetlands". With "Wetlands", on the field, the [[Attribute Booster]]s "[[Star Boy]]" and "[[Mistar Boy]]" can further power up "Frog" and Toad monsters to staggering values in a flash. The level 2 [[Aqua]] [[WATER]] monster "[[Performapal Turn Toad]]" can easily turn defensive "Dupe Frog"s, "[[Ronintoadin]]"s, "[[Substitoad]]"s and "[[Tradetoad]]"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.
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{{Decklist|Recommended cards
 
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 as "[[Wetlands]]" grants him 2500 ATK. "[[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 "[[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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|normal monsters =
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* [[Megalosmasher X]]
 
|effect monsters =
 
|effect monsters =
* [[Submarine Frog]]
 
* [[Unifrog]]
 
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
 
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
* [[Ronintoadin]]
* [[Star Boy]]
 
* [[Mother Grizzly]]
 
* [[Penguin Soldier]]
 
* [[Testudo Erat Numen]]
 
* [[Dewdark of the Ice Barrier]]
 
* [[Prior of the Ice Barrier]]
 
|tuner monsters =
 
* [[Cryomancer 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]]
 
* [[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 uses the "Frog" monsters as an engine for the "[[Monarch]]" monsters. The idea of this Deck is to use "[[Treeborn Frog]]", "[[Swap Frog]]" and "[[Ronintoadin]]" to generate 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]]" by returning it to the hand and reusing it to continually return a card controlled by the opponent to the top of their Deck, preventing them from drawing new cards.
 
 
{{Decklist|Frog Monarch
 
|effect monsters =
 
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* [[Treeborn Frog]]
 
 
* [[Poison Draw Frog]]
 
* [[Poison Draw Frog]]
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
* [[Ronintoadin]]
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* [[Submarine Frog]]
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Nimble Angler]]
 
* [[Nimble Manta]]
 
* [[Nimble Sunfish]]
 
* [[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]]
 
|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 =
 
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(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 =
 
* [[Toadally Awesome]]
 
* [[Daigusto Phoenix]]
 
* [[Gachi Gachi Gantetsu]]
 
* [[Number 17: Leviathan Dragon]]
 
* [[Wind-Up Zenmaines]]
 
* [[Chronomaly Crystal Chrononaut]]
 
|link monsters =
 
* [[Mistar Boy]]
 
* [[Mermail Abyssalacia]]
 
}}
 
 
{{See also|[[Frognarchs]] or [[Frog Engine]]}}
 
 
===Toadally Awesome Beatdown===
 
"[[Toadally Awesome]]" is a very powerful [[Toad]] monster that has an effect that can negate the activation of any Spell/Trap Card or monster effect, then [[Set]] that card on the activator's 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. Aditionally, "Toadally Awesome" can special summon "Frog" monsters directly from the deck, further increasing the Deck's consistency.
 
 
{{Decklist|Toadally Awesome Beatdown
 
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|normal monsters =
 
* [[Slime Toad]]
 
|effect monsters =
 
 
* [[Rescue Rabbit]]
 
* [[Rescue Rabbit]]
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Poison Draw Frog]]
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
 
* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
* [[Submarine Frog]]
 
 
* [[Tin Goldfish]]
 
* [[Tin Goldfish]]
 
* [[Silent Angler]]
 
* [[Silent Angler]]
|fusion monsters =
 
* [[Elder Entity Norden]]
 
 
|xyz monsters =
 
|xyz monsters =
 
* [[Toadally Awesome]]
 
* [[Toadally Awesome]]
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* [[Level Limit - Area B]]
 
* [[Level Limit - Area B]]
 
* [[Moray of Greed]]
 
* [[Moray of Greed]]
* [[Instant Fusion]]
 
* [[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 the [[Toad]] monster "[[Ronintoadin]]" to summon itself by banishing Frog monsters in the graveyard, while "[[Sea Lancer]]" takes advantage of those banished Frog monsters by using them as equip cards. This method effectively recycles banished Frog monsters, which can potentially be reused by "[[Ronintoadin]]. "[[Toadally Awesome]]" can be brought out frequently with this Deck being able to Summon Level 2 [[Aqua]] 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.
 
   
{{Decklist|Lancer Frogs
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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..
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|effect monsters =
 
* [[Sea Lancer]]
 
* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
* [[Dupe Frog]]
 
* [[Poison Draw Frog]]
 
* [[Swap Frog]]
 
* [[Flip Flop Frog]]
 
|xyz monsters =
 
* [[Toadally Awesome]]
 
|link monsters =
 
* [[Mistar Boy]]
 
* [[Mermail Abyssalacia]]
 
|spells =
 
* [[The Monarchs Stormforth]]}}
 
   
===Des Frog OTK===
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==Trivia==
   
Basically, the central strategy of this deck and win in a single turn by destroying all cards on the opponent’s field by using "[[Des Croaking]]" and subsequently delivering the finishing blow by attacking with all three "[[Des Frog]]"s. As a central requirement for the use of "Des Croaking", there must be at least three "Des Frog"s on the field, which can be accomplished easily either by [[Tribute Summon]]ing “Des Frog” and using its own effect, or through the use of "[[Inferno Reckless Summon]]" as a tech card.
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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.
 
When [[Tribute Summon]]ing "Des Frog" to summon copies of itself, at least 2 "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]s" must be in the Graveyard to make the most use out of its effect. Cards such as "[[Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls]]" and "[[Foolish Burial]]" can help send "T.A.D.P.O.L.E."s to the [[Graveyard]]. "T.A.D.P.O.L.E." from the Deck. "[[Swap Frog]]" can use its effect to send up to two "[[T.A.D.P.O.L.E.]]"s from the Deck to the Graveyard and can allow an extra normal summon, allowing "[[Des Frog]]" to hit the field faster.
 
 
Another method to have three "Des Frog"s on the field is through the use of "[[Inferno Reckless Summon]]. Once "[[Ronintoadin]]" is summoned from the [[Graveyard]], "[[Inferno Reckless Summon]]" can Special Summon up to three copies of "[[Des Frog]]"s from the Deck. Keep in mind the both "[[Ronintoadin]]" and "[[Dupe Frog]]" have effects that treat them as "[[Des Frog]]" while [[Face-up]] on the field, easing the requirement for the use of "Des Croaking".
 
 
Once "[[Des Croaking]]" accomplished its task to clear the opponent's field, it will be relatively easy to assault your opponent's life points. Cards such as "[[Solidarity]]" and "[[United We Stand]]" can help deal enough [[Battle damage]] to the opponent with the three "[[Des Frog]]s" and win the duel. Using the three "Des Frogs" as [[Fusion Material]]s, "[[D.3.S. Frog]]" can be strategically [[Fusion Summon]]ed and be "[[De-Fusion]]ed during the [[Battle Phase]], creatively accomplishing the OTK. However, strategically [[Xyz Summon]]ing Rank 5 monsters like "[[Shark Fortress]]" can compensate for a failed OTK.
 
 
{{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 Abyssalacia]]
 
|spells =
 
* [[Des Croaking]]
 
* [[Inferno Reckless Summon]]
 
* [[Foolish Burial]]
 
* [[Polymerization]]
 
* [[Super Polymerization]]
 
* [[De-Fusion]]
 
* [[Moray of Greed]]
 
|traps =
 
* [[Fusion Reserve]]
 
* [[Gozen Match]]
 
* [[Rivalry of Warlords]]
 
* [[Froggy Forcefield]]
 
* [[Poseidon Wave]]}}
 
 
===Frog Burn FTK (Classic)===
 
This Deck abuses the effect of the [[Toad]] monster "[[Ronintoadin]]" to continously summon itself from the graveyard as a fodder for the effect of "[[Mass Driver]]", "[[Cannon Soldier]]", or a card with the effect that tributes monsters to inflict direct damage to the opponent's life points ("[[Catapult Turtle]]" will not work because "Ronintoadin"'s attack is far too low). This "First Turn Kill" strategy involves the key card "[[Substitoad]]" to fill the graveyard with enough "Frog" monsters that will be used by "[[Ronintoadin]]" to fuel its own effect.
 
 
Once the necessary cards are set, this FTK is hard to stop, and relatively easy to accomplish. Once "[[Substitoad]]" is on the field (easy with "[[One for One]]" or "[[Swap Frog]]" + "[[Salvage]]") with another monster, the graveyard can be easily filled with as many "Frog" monsters as possible. "[[Swap Frog]]" can easily send "Ronintoadin" to the graveyard once summoned with the effect of "Substitoad". By the time that the graveyard is ready, "[[Mass Driver]]" is used to tribute a "Ronintoadin" to inflict direct damage to the ooponent. Since "Ronintoadin" can continously revive itself, "Mass Driver" can repeat the process until the opponent's LP hits 0. A "[[Cannon Soldier]]" or its [[Toon monster|Toon]] counterpart "[[Toon Cannon Soldier]]" (searchable by "[[Toon Table of Contents]]") can be used instead of a "Mass Driver", but since it has to be summoned to the field first, "[[Double Summon]]" will be very useful.
 
 
With the banning of "Substitoad" in September 2010 and "Mass Driver" in March 2011, this classic strategy is no longer playable in the [[Advanced Format]].
 
 
{{Decklist|Frog Burn FTK (Classic)
 
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|effect monsters =
 
* [[Substitoad]]
 
* [[Ronintoadin]]
 
* [[Cannon Soldier]]
 
* [[Toon Cannon Soldier]]
 
* [[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]]
 
* [[Toon Table of Contents]]
 
* [[Salvage]]
 
* [[Card Destruction]]
 
* [[Hand Destruction]]
 
* [[Magical Mallet]]
 
* [[One for One]]
 
* [[Pot of Avarice]]
 
* [[Into the Void]]
 
* [[Double Summon]]}}
 
 
{{See also|[[Frog Burn FTK]]}}
 
 
===Dragon Frog Exodia (Classic)===
 
The strategy of this classic deck is use the effect of the [[Toad]] monster "[[Substitoad]]" to continously send [[Frog]] monsters from the field to the graveyard while the latter is affacted with and effect that [[Changes Type]] such as "[[DNA Surgery]]" and "[[D. Tribe]]", and finally use the effect of "[[Super Rejuvenation]]" to draw through the rest of the Deck during the [[End Phase]] and cause a win condition using the 5 parts of "[[Exodia]]".
 
 
Like most "Frog" combos, the use of "[[One for One]]" is crucial to easily summon "[[Substitoad]]" as fast as possible, and setting up the rest of the three card combo. Another card that could be used is "[[A Cat of Ill Omen]]" to search for "[[DNA Surgery]]", as well as "[[Magical Mallet]]" / "[[Hand Destruction]]" to allow controlled drawing of the other cards necessary for the combo without losing any parts of "[[Exodia]]".
 
 
Bear in mind that "[[Poison Draw Frog]]" or "[[Dupe Frog]]" [[Missing the timing|miss timing]] when tributed as a cost for "[[Substitoad]]"'s effect so their effects do not activate in the graveyard.
 
 
{{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]]}}
 
 
==Weaknesses==
 
Cards such as "[[Zombie World]]" will prevent the summoning of "Toadally Awesome". 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. "[[D.D. Crow]]", "[[Banisher of the Light]]" and "[[Dimensional Fissure]]" are useful against strageies that involve the use of "[[Substitoad]].
 
   
 
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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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