CDP: Rescue Hedgehog: Deployed Five Ways!

Get your shovels out for the star of the show!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome to the CDP showcasing our newest furry critter, Rescue Hedgehog (YGOrg Translation). This little Beast can be banished to Special Summon 2 Level 3 or lower monsters with the same Type/Attribute/Level, just one has to be a Normal Monster while the other an Effect Monster. This can lead to some pretty fun plays, and wide applications across a variety of archetypes, so I decided to put together this profile to showcase a few of them!

Starting off the video is Rescue Rose Dragon Rikka, a build designed to take advantage of Hedgehog to Special Summon Red Rose Dragon alongside Hunter Dragon. These Level 3 DARK Dragons quickly can turn into a whole lot more, as the biggest issue holding Rose Dragon back as a deck right now is the Limited status of Red Rose Dragon. Rescue Hedgehog is just basically 3 more Red Rose Dragon, just with the instant setup with a non-Tuner for fun Plant combos. This build also includes the new Ooyatsu Tsumamuhime (YGOrg Translation) Plant Monster, just because I love the idea of yet another tech option making Normal Monsters in this deck.

The second build is Rescue Wight Horus Ishizu, a build designed to reinforce a deck that was already playing a Normal Monster to begin with: Skull Servant. With Rescue Hedgehog, you have so many options, whether it is summoning Servant alongside Wightbaking to tutor additional Skull Servant cards or a Wightprince to enable the filling of your GY for the summon of a supercharged King of the Skull Servants. Beyond this theme, the Horus archetype provides stability and access to Xyz Monsters such as The Zombie Vampire for even more milling, while two monsters from the Ishizu theme just joins the party for the same reason.

The third build is Rescue Volcanic Possessed, which takes the established Volcanic theme and lets Rescue Hedgehog give them a reason to use their in-archetype Normal Monster, Volcanic Rat! You see, Hedgehog can turn into Rat and either Volcanic Shell or Volcanic Rimfire, letting you setup for future Bonfire (YGOrg Translation) plays. Since I covered Volcanic the last time, they’ve also received indirect support in the form of Fire Recovery (YGOrg Translation), which gives them even more ability to recycle Volcanic Scattershot for more blazing burn damage.

Next up, we have the fourth build: Rescue Mokey Mokey. That’s right, this is the first time that Mokey Mokey is featured on my channel, alongside its new companion, Mokey Mokey Adrift. This is a hard combo theme, using Rescue Hedgehog to tutor both Adrift and the OG Mokey Mokey, eventually filling your board with 5 Mokey Mokey to enable The Law of the Normal. This Spell card wipes the rest of the field and hand, giving you quite the advantage if you pull it off. Getting 5 Mokey Mokey is easy when you have Tri-Wight and Inferno Reckless Summon at your disposal!

This brings me to the final build: Rescue Red Dragon Archfiend Resonator. The last build takes a deck that already had plenty of ways to combo and gives them that much more consistency when you Hedgehog into both a Soul Resonator (YGOrg Translation) and Dokuroyaiba to make your first Synchro Summon of Red Rising Dragon. From there, the duel is your oyster with endless DARK Dragon Synchro Monsters, and tons of Trap Cards aimed at disrupting the opponent.


Provided Decklists:

Build One: Rescue Rose Dragon Rikka

Monsters: 25
| Jerry Beans Man
| Hunter Dragon
| Snowdrop the Rikka Fairy
| Cucumber Horse
| World Carrotweight Champion
| Blue Rose Dragon
| Staysailor Romarin
|| Ooyatsu Tsumamuhime
||| White Rose Dragon
| Primula the Rikka Fairy
||| Rescue Hedgehog
||| Rikka Princess
| Roxrose Dragon
| Red Rose Dragon
| Rose Girl
| Fengli the Soldrapom
| Spore
| Rikka Petal

Spells: 12
|| Rikka Glamour
|| Synchro Rumble
| Called by the Grave
||| Basal Rose Shoot
|| Black Garden
|| Rikka Konkon

Traps: 3
| Rikka Sheet
| Blooming of the Darkest Rose
| Blessed Winds

Extra Deck:
| Crimson Dragon
| Ruddy Rose Dragon
| Baronne de Fleur
| Accel Synchro Stardust Dragon
| Stardust Dragon
| Black Rose Moonlight Dragon
|| Black Rose Dragon
| Circle of the Fairies
| Periallis, Empress of Blossoms
| Aromaseraphy Sweet Marjoram
| Garden Rose Maiden
| Garden Rose Flora
| Rikka Queen Strenna
| Crossrose Dragon

Build Two: Rescue Wight Horus Ishizu

Monsters: 35
||| Skull Servant
||| Imsety, Glory of Horus
| Qebehsenuef, Aegis of Horus
| Hapy, Vanguard of Horus
| Duamutef, Blessing of Horus
||| Mezuki
| Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard
| Agido the Ancient Sentinel
||| Rescue Hedgehog
|| Wightprincess
|| The Lady in Wight
||| Kurikara Divincarnate
||| Wightbaking
||| Wightmare
||| Wightprince
|| King of the Skull Servants

Spells: 5
| One for One
| Monster Reborn
||| Pharaonic Sarcophagus

Extra Deck:
| Stellar Nemesis T-PHON – Doomsday Star
|| The Zombie Vampire
| Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy
| Coach King Giantrainer
| Underworld Goddess of the Closed World
| Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax
| Topologic Zeroboros
| Accesscode Talker
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Knightmare Phoenix
| S:P Little Night
| Vampire Sucker
| I:P Masquerena
| Relinquished Anima

Build Three: Rescue Volcanic Possessed

Monsters: 20
| Volcanic Rat
| Volcanic Emperor
| Awakening of the Possessed – Greater Inari Fire
|| Volcanic Rocket
||| Rescue Hedgehog
||| Volcanic Trooper
||| Volcanic Scattershot
||| Volcanic Rimfire
||| Volcanic Shell

Spells: 15
| Instant Fusion
|| Fire Ejection
| Foolish Burial Goods
|| Fire Recovery
| Monster Reborn
||| Bonfire
| Salamangreat Charge
| Blaze Accelerator
||| Volcanic Blaze Accelerator

Traps: 5
| Spiritual Fire Art – Kurenai
| Volcanic Emission
|| Blaze Accelerator Reload
| Volcanic Inferno

Extra Deck:
| Millennium-Eyes Restrict
| Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
| Stellar Nemesis T-PHON – Doomsday Star
| Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir
| Infernal Flame Banshee
| Gagaga Cowboy
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze
| Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf
| S:P Little Night
| Flametongue the Blazing Magical Blade
| I:P Masquerena
| Linkuriboh
| Relinquished Anima

Build Four: Rescue Mokey Mokey

Monsters: 15
||| Mokey Mokey
| Nibiru, the Primal Being
||| Rescue Hedgehog
|| Kinka-byo
||| Mokey Mokey Adrift
||| Swift Scarecrow

Spells: 25
||| Unexpected Dai
| Painful Decision
| Polymerization
||| Where Arf Thou?
||| The Law of the Normal
| Monster Reborn
||| Tri-Wight
||| Inferno Reckless Summon
||| Book of Eclipse
| Mokey Mokey Smackdown
||| Kahyoreigetsu

Extra Deck:
| Guardian Chimera
| Mokey Mokey King
| Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
| Stellar Nemesis T-PHON – Doomsday Star
| Downerd Magician
| Sylvan Princessprite
| Lyrilusc – Ensemblue Robin
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Knightmare Phoenix
| S:P Little Night
| Knightmare Cerberus
|| Linkuriboh
|| Relinquished Anima

Build Five: Rescue RDA Resonator

Monsters: 17
| Dokuroyaiba
|| Earthbound Prisoner Stone Sweeper
| Bone Archfiend
| Obsessive Uvualoop
||| Rescue Hedgehog
||| Soul Resonator
| Crimson Resonator
| Red Resonator
| Vision Resonator
||| Synkron Resonator

Spells: 10
||| Resonator Call
|| Triple Tactics Talent
| Triple Tactics Thrust
| Called by the Grave
| Absolute Powerforce
|| Crimson Gaia

Traps: 13
|| Red Reign
||| Infinite Impermanence
||| Ice Dragon’s Prison
| Fiendish Golem
|| Synchro Forceback
| Red Zone
| Fiendish Chain

Extra Deck:
| Red Supernova Dragon
| Red Nova Dragon
| Bystial Dis Pater
| Tyrant Red Dragon Archfiend
| Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Bane
|| Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss
| Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend
| Scar-Red Dragon Archfiend
|| Red Dragon Archfiend
| Kuibelt the Blade Dragon
||| Red Rising Dragon


Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays and an attached summary. If you wish to see a CDP for an archetype, theme, or strategy you love, feel free to private message me on the YGOrg Discord server, the comments section of any of my YouTube videos, or just post a comment in response to this article on our Facebook page or through the site with your ideas for me to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Fluffal, Yosenju, Infernoid, Armored Xyz, Centurion, Valmonica

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