Flip

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This article is about the in-game action. For the character, see Flip Turner. For the monster Ability, see Flip monster. For the Trigger Effect exclusive to Flip monsters, see Flip effect.
Flip

Japanese (base text)

リバース

Japanese (romanized)

Ribāsu

Japanese (translated)

Reverse

English

flip

To flip (Japanese: リバース Ribāsu "Reverse") is to change a card from a face-down to a face-up position, or vice versa. Players are not allowed to flip a face-up card face-down, except through a card effect.

Ways of flipping monsters[edit]

There are four ways a Monster Card can be flipped:

  1. Through Flip Summon.
  2. Through battle position changes; a face-down Defense Position monster must be flipped when it changes to Attack Position through card effect like "A/D Changer".
  3. Through battle; a face-down Monster Card must be flipped at the Damage Step if it was attacked.
  4. Through a card effect, such as "Swords of Revealing Light" or "Book of Moon".

Ways of flipping Spells and Traps[edit]

There are two ways a Spell/Trap Card can be flipped:

  1. Through activating it.
  2. Through a card effect, such as "Scrap-Iron Scarecrow".