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Flip effect


Formerly marked with "リバース:"

Japanese (romanized)

Ribāsu Kōka
Formerly marked with "Ribāsu: "

Japanese (translated)

Reverse Effect
Formerly marked with "Reverse: "


Flip Effect
Marked with "FLIP: "

A Flip effect (リバース効果 Ribāsu Kōka "Reverse Effect"), formatted Flip Effect prior to the version 9.0 TCG rulebook, is a kind of Trigger Effect possessed exclusively by Flip monsters. This kind of effect activates when the Flip monster is flipped face-up (by battle, a Flip Summon, or an effect). In card text, a Flip effect is prefixed with the all-caps text "FLIP:".

Prior to version 9.0 of the TCG rulebook, Flip Effects were considered a distinct kind of effect from Trigger Effects, and several card effects specifically affected Flip Effects; such cards now instead affect all effects of Flip monsters. In the OCG, the vast majority of these effects already specified that they affected all effects of Flip monsters anyway (although "Amazoness Archers" did not); in the TCG—which usually specified "Flip Effects" only—whether the text was changed upon being reprinted varies on a card-by-card basis.

If the monster is flipped up and destroyed by battle, the card is destroyed first, then its effect is activated and resolved on the field in the Damage Step after damage calculation; since the card is already destroyed, effects like that of "Hane-Hane" cannot target themselves.

Not all effects that activate upon the monster being flipped face-up are Flip effects. If a monster is not a Flip monster (such as "Snowman Eater"), any effect it has that activates upon being flipped face-up is not a Flip effect. Likewise, not all Flip monsters have effects that activate upon being flipped face-up, such as "Worm Linx" and "Aroma Jar".

In video games[edit]

In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses, a Flip Effect is a one-time effect that is activated only when the card is manually flipped face-up or as a result of another event, such as battle.


OCG/TCG monsters with Flip effects[edit]

NameJapanese nameCard typeProperty
4-Starred Ladybug of Doomの4つほしてんとうムシMonster Card
Absorbing JarアブソーブポッドMonster Card
Alien Greyエーリアン・グレイMonster Card
Apprentice Piperならてき使つかMonster Card
Armed Ninja青いブルーにんじゃMonster Card
Arsenal SummonerウェポンサモナーMonster Card
Aussa the Earth Charmerれい使つかいアウスMonster Card
Baby Raccoon TantanだぬきたんたんMonster Card
Batteryman Micro-Cellでんメン-ボタンがたMonster Card
Big EyeだいおうだまMonster Card


  1. "Traditional Chinese version of Master Rule 2 version 1.0". Konami.