2 Level 2 Aqua-Type monsters
Once per turn, during the Standby Phase: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; Special Summon 1 "Frog" monster from your Deck. Once per turn, during either player's turn, when your opponent activates a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect: You can send 1 Aqua-Type monster from your hand or face-up from your field to the Graveyard; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card, then you can Set it to your field. If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 WATER monster in your Graveyard; add it to your hand.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2016
Coming in at #9 is the #1 worst
renamed TCG card of 2016, beating out Shiranui
Solitaire. My list put this powerful bugger at #15
for a number of reasons. His relatively late release
coupled with his recent exile to the OCG restricted
list seems to suggest the dominance of Toadally
Awesome will be short-lived and was only released to
sell packs, in the vein of cards like Sixth Sense.
However, there is no denying
his immense and immediate impact. Coupled with
Paleozoic, E-Heroes or Mermail decks, this little
guy produces a near flawless effect with a stunning
ATK power for a rank 2. I’d wager any amount of
money that if he was 1700 ATK, he would never have
sniffed the top 10 list. So things like that can
amount to something under the right circumstances.
Unfortunately, it seems his
days are already numbered. Considering the worldwide
success of this frog, in particular in Paleozoic
decks, and his restriction in the OCG, I can’t
imagine Konami is going to keep him relevant. And
taking into account how unbelievable his effect is
in a bubble, I can’t imagine him ever being taken
off the restricted list once he’s there. This, of
course, limits the potential of his future. I
honestly did not expect him to be restricted so
soon, which is why I previously rated his future
potential as 5/5. Now I’m forced to reduce it. I’d
be more bummed if his TCG name didn’t suck so bad.
Future Potential: 3/5
Hello Pojo Fans,
#9 on our end of the year list is Toadally Awesome.
Exclusive to mainly the Frog archetype as they have
the most Level 2 Aqua-Type monsters. That aside, a
Rank 2 with 2200ATK is unheard of. It Special
Summons Frog monsters from your deck for each
material you detach, you get deck thin and Special
Summon for the price of one.
1-for-1 spell/trap OR monster effect negation
ability with the added bonus of you gaining that
card face-down on your field. Solemn Judgment as
well as stealing an opponents card?!?! As long as
you have an Aqua-Type in your hand or face-up on
your field (Treeborn Frog) this effect is live once
per turn. Toadally Awesome also will add any WATER
monster back to your hand when it's sent to the
grave, even if it is itself. You can also add back
Toadally Awesome off its 3rd effect.
With strong ATK and a reusable Solemn Judgment
effect during either turn, Toadally Awesome is just
that: awesome. If it were any Level 2 monsters it
would be limited to 1 or banned. You can make a deck
around this guy with some decent support and could
potentially wreck havoc.
Our totally awesome Number 9 card is Toadally
Awesome! This card scored a 4 from me and an average
score of 4.1. I'm inclined to increase my rating of
this card because I hadn't seen the ease of
summoning Toadally Awesome with Bahamat Shark. I
look forward to playing against Toadally Masked Hero
Decks in the future because I love Fusion/other
hybrid decks. I had put Toadally Awesome higher on
my personal list, but it being on the list at all is
a testament to how good a monster it is. Negation
effects in general are plentiful on this year's
list. Even if this card gets limited, I expect this
frog to have a space in most Extra Decks because it
can resend itself to the Extra Deck with one of its
Toadally Awesome clocks in at #9 on our countdown,
and nobody appreciates good puns like I do.
Bizarre art, bizarre name, awesome card. Next?
Seriously though, let's see...strong for a Rank 2 at
2200 attack. Water, and Aqua, specifically
needs two Aqua Monsters for the XYZ Summon.
The 0 defense is an issue, but the only one this
card has. So once, during the Standby Phase,
you can detach an XYZ Material to Special Summon a
Frog Monster from your Deck. Lovely effect
there, adds a speed and swarm ability, both good
things. Also, once during either player's
turn, when your opponent activates a Magic/Trap
card, by discarding an Aqua Monster from your Hand
(OR sending a face-up one from the Field) you negate
the activation, and if successful, you destroy the
card. Oh, but wait, you also gain the option
of being able to Set that card on your Field if you
choose. If this card is sent to the Graveyard,
(no regulation as to how or by whom) you can target
a Water Monster in your Graveyard, and add it to
your Hand. This card is phenomenal, and I'm
kinda surprised it's this low on the list.
4.5/5 in the Decks it works obviously, being
We continue our Top 10 of 2016 list with a totally
radical card that was just recently released. #9 is
Position on my list: #8
Invasion: Vengeance, the last core set of the
year, Super Tubular Toad has already made a large
impact on both sides of the game. The biggest
problem Rank 2’s had was that most of them sucked,
with the only really good ones being Daigusto
Phoenix and Sky Cavalry Centaurea. There were the
Paleozoics as well, but they’re locked to their own
Freaking Awesome Frog is great for Rank 2 Decks like
Paleozoic and Frog (or
Paleozoic Frog) as he serves as negation,
recursion, and acceleration all at once. If the
negation is all that suits your fancy, then Really
Rad Toad also works with any Deck that can make
Bahamut Shark; the two primary users of this
strategy are HERO (with Bubbleman, Norden, and Rare
Fish) and Mermail (with literally any of their Level
The card’s release has helped spring Mermail and
HERO back into the limelight to varying degrees, and
Paleozoic has recently carved itself as a Top 3 Deck
in the format (along with ABC and Metalfoes). OCG
has had the card for longer, and has just recently
taken to limiting it. While this hurts the power of
Rocket Power Toad, one copy is still powerful enough
to warrant using, especially since Shoobie Frog can
And yes, I really like poking fun at this card’s
Oh and by the way, if the #9 card on the list is
getting a 5/5, it’s safe to say that the rest of
them may also get that score.
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