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FLIP: You can add 1 "Shaddoll" Spell/Trap Card from your Deck to your hand.
If this card is sent to the Graveyard by a card effect: You can add 1 "Shaddoll" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Shaddoll Hedgehog". You can only use 1 "Shaddoll Hedgehog" effect per turn, and only once that turn.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Aug. 29, 2014
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Sonic's gone evil.
Flip Effect – Search 1 Shaddoll Spell/Trap from deck
Graveyard Effect – Search 1 Shaddoll monster from deck
The signature opening of many Shaddoll decks is to set their
Hedgehog, if they do not have a Shaddoll Fusion in
hand, as this card will search it right away.
Shaddoll Fusion is a crucial card in the deck
and you NEED it early on if you expect to win.
It can also search of Shaddoll Core.
It's graveyard effect isn't quite as vital, but is still very
Often times, you don't really want more Shaddoll
monsters in your hand.
Then again, you might need them for Shaddoll
Fusion if your opponent isn't summoning Extra Deck
A lot of the time, it doesn't matter so much
what you search so long as you plus.
I generally search a monster that I don't have in my hand or
Because I always want one of each monster in the
deck just in case I need a target for Sinister
Some of the other cards in the deck caused a little bit of
controversy amongst players.
Shaddoll Beast is a LV5 so is harder
Shaddoll Dragon isn't good against
decks that don't set many Spells or Traps.
Shaddoll Falco is slow.
Shaddoll Squamata's flip effect isn't
the most versatile and its graveyard effect can be
But Hedgehog doesn't seem to have any big
This is why many Shaddoll players run 3 of it, while cutting some
of the others to 2.
Power – 3/5 ; It helps the consistency of the deck so you can make
power plays but it isn't a powerhouse in itself.
Versatility – 5/5 ; This is
a card you want to draw in the beginning of the
duel, but its also helpful at anytime in the duel
(except maybe late game).
But early on is what's most important.
5/5 ; Its self-sufficient.
It doesn't require anything.
Unlike a tribute for Beast.
A backrow for Dragon.
An XYZ/Synchro for Squamata.
And patience for Falco.
Card Advantage –
4/5 ; You can easily plus off this with a chained
Sinister Shadow Games or a Shaddoll Fusion or a
discard off Shaddoll Beast.
All in all, it gives you Shaddoll Fusion
which makes you plus.
Speed – 4/5 ; A flip effect is as fast as a flip effect can be, but
the graveyard effect is an instant search, so it
gets points on that.
Traditional – 1.5/5 ; Just
not devastating enough or splashable here.
Advanced – 4/5 ; Perhaps the most humble
monster in the deck, but nonetheless, core to the
Mechanic Design – 3/5 ; It's a standard
Balanced but not super creative either.
– 3/5 ; Looks cold, tough, hard and fierce.
A near-flawless searcher for Shaddolls.
Shaddoll Hedgehog has a lot to offer for such a
tiny monster. It searches your Shaddoll Fusion when
flipped so you can have access to the extra deck at
almost any point throughout the duel. Also, if you
ever send it to the grave you can grab whatever
shaddoll monster you need to the hand. It fits in
the theme perfectly, being a dark spellcaster.
Hedgehog is also a level 3, so with Shaddoll Falco
it can make good use of a level 5 synchro, Armades,
Keeper of Boundaries, which absolutely crushes the
meta currently as well as the mirror match.
Hedgehog adds quite a bit of consistency to the
Shaddoll engine since it allows access to your boss
monsters, and most builds will use three copies or
at the least two. It's a very solid card with two
very useful effects and as such, comes with high
Traditional – 2/5
Advanced – 4/5
Mechanic Design – 4/5 ; Consistency for searching
both the core monsters and help for special
summoning the boss monsters
Artwork – 4/5 ; All of the shaddoll monsters really
look neat and original in my personal opinion
For how the Deck works, this could in many ways be
considered in the best of category of Main Deck
monsters, especially because when it is flipped
face-up, not Flip Summoned or a Flip Effect, you get
to add a Shaddoll Spell or Trap straight from your
Deck to your Hand. Shaddoll Fusion and Sinister
Shadow Games being good targets to consider due to
how good those effects are/ can be for the Deck.
Additionally, if Shaddoll Hedgehog is sent to the
Graveyard via a card effect you get to add a
Shaddoll monster from your Deck to your hand…
Mathematician and Foolish Burial work to great
effect here among others.
In a nutshell, Hedgehog is the KEY searcher for the
Deck, you run 3 plain and simple.
Traditional: 2.75. Since this does so much for the
Deck and really gets it going this on its own boosts
the Deck and allows potential for first turn Fusion
Summoning of exactly what you want even more
consistently, and when you consider how powerful
opening with Painful Choice can be!
Advanced: 4. Staple, dual purpose, allows you to
grab not only a monster, but also Spell and Trap
cards, luckily its only able to use one effect per
turn and only once per turn. Really only
overshadowed by the Fusion monsters since they are
the Decks ultimate aim.
Welcome to Twofer Friday, as we close Shaddoll Week
with Shaddoll Squamata aka Shaddoll Lizard. Statwise
it’s a DARK/Spellcaster which is very good with 1800
ATK and 1000 DEF both are common for a level 4
As with all main deck Shaddoll’s, Shaddoll Squamata
has two effects. The FLIP effect is similar to
Man-Eater Bug, only it is optional, but still being
able to destroy a monster with no cost is always a
The second effect allows you to sends a Shaddoll
card from your deck to the graveyard. While it can
be any card, it is more than likely you will be
going to for a Shaddoll Monster so you can get its
graveyard effect and thin your deck. So another
Overall another solid Shaddoll Monster, a beatstick
with a destruction effect and a deck thinning
effect. Another one for the Deck.
Hello Pojo Fans,
A two-for-one Friday. Shaddoll Squamata is another
beatstick for the new Shaddoll archetype. Good
attack, decent defense in comparison to other
Shaddolls. When Squamata is flipped, you can kill
any monster on the field, when it's sent to the
grave by a card effect, you can send a Shaddoll to
the grave from the deck.
Shaddoll Squamata has the power to activate other
Shaddoll monster effects regardless of what effect
you play for. You can kill your own Shaddoll monster
to activate its second effect, or, somehow send
Squamata to the grave with a card effect to fill
your grave with another Shaddoll, activating the
next Shaddolls effect. Squamata is problem-solving
monster. If you don't like a monster on the field,
set Squamata and wait for the Man-Eater Bug effect
to kick. If there's a spell or trap on the field,
get Squamata into the grave with a card effect
(Torrential Tribute, Foolish Burial, etc.) and then
send Shaddoll Dragon to the grave and nuke the
Squamata should be run in 3's as well. Strong
attack, big play possibilities off either effect.
Until Next Time,
While it isn't Sonic, this hedgehog definitely helps
speed up the deck with his effects. If its flip is
triggered, it searches a shaddoll spell/trap to
hand, which obviously is limited to core/fusion at
the moment(think how ridiculous it'd be if shadow
games was searchable, amirite?). If sent to the
graveyard by effect, search a monster. This is the
key. Fusion in hand? Summon Mathematician, send
Hedgehog(or squamata and then hedgehog) and add any
other shaddoll monster to your hand to have the
perfect discards to use shaddoll fusion and bring
out your boss Winda.
Advanced 4.25/5 While the core of the deck is easy,
this will likely be your last chance to get it
reasonably priced if they do well next weekend. Have
a great labor day pojo readers! Get some duels in
Squadala! We are off!
Shaddoll Squamata is, unlike the others, not the
corrupted version of a monster per se. Rather, it is
a corrupted version of the
Satellarknight Unukalhai. It’s quite… interesting.
Squamata shares Unukalhai’s stats of 1800 ATK and
1000 DEF and being Level 4, making it only slightly
below Dragon in terms of offensive power. When
flipped face-up, Squamata will destroy any monster
on the opponent’s side of the field, meaning the
Deck has its own themed Man-Eater Bug (jeez, anybody
remember that card?).
Squamata’s second effect is particularly interesting
though; when it is sent to the Graveyard by card
effect, it will send any other Shaddoll card to the
Graveyard. Thus, in a sense, Squamata can be
effectively any Shaddoll card you want it to be. This is particularly useful if
you want to have a Shaddoll handy but can’t decide
which one you want. Additionally, Squamata can send
Shaddoll Core to the Graveyard, allowing you to get
back Shaddoll Fusion immediately after using it.
Squamata is probably the most versatile Shaddoll
monster. The card is incredibly solid due to its
offensive prowess and its ability to toolbox
whatever Shaddoll you need at the time.
Fun Fact: A squamata is taxonomic classification of
a scaled reptile. All lizards are squamatas, which
probably explains this card’s name change from its
Japanese name, “Shaddoll Lizard.”
Shaddoll Hedgehog is just like the other Shaddolls.
EXCEPT.....he gets you that precious Shaddoll Fusion
from your deck with its flip effect, or another
Shaddoll Spell/Trap card of your choosing. If sent
from deck to the grave, you can add a Shaddoll
monster from your deck to your hand, except another
Hedgehog. Shaddoll Hedgehog has the once per turn
rule as well. Hedgehog is a must in any Shaddoll
deck, no questions asked. Despite is low stats, you
want his flip effect to go off, get that Shaddoll
Fusion and go to town on your opponent.