Flip monster

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Flip monster

"Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter"
"Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter"


リバース(モンスター)[Notes 1]
Formerly: リバースこうモンスター

Japanese (ruby)

Formerly: リバースこうかモンスター

Japanese (romanized)

Ribāsu (Monsutā)
Formerly: Ribāsu Kōka Monsutā

Japanese (translated)

Reverse (Monster)
Formerly: Reverse Effect Monster


Flip (monster)
Formerly: Flip Effect Monster


Flip monsters (Japanese: リバースモンスター Ribāsu Monsutā "Reverse Monster"), formerly Flip Effect Monsters (リバースこうモンスター Ribāsu Kōka Monsutā "Reverse Effect Monster"), are Effect Monsters with the ability "Flip". They all have a Flip effect (with a few exceptions), although they may also have other effects in addition to their Flip effect.

Previously, Flip Effects (as they were capitalized at the time) were a type of card effect like Trigger and Ignition Effects, with Flip Effects being able to be identified by the text "FLIP:" at the start of the effect; Flip Effect Monsters were simply monsters that had a Flip Effect. Starting in Starter Deck 2014 (in the OCG) and Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown (in the TCG), Flip is treated as an ability and the word "Flip" is written on the cards' Type/Ability line.

Flip monsters usually have a low Level, and often have low ATK and DEF.

The "Charmer", "Penguin", "Krawler", "Prediction Princess", "Shaddoll", "Subterror", "Tindangle", and "Worm" archetypes, as well as the Jar series, are primarily based on Flip monsters.

Flip monsters can also be Tuner monsters or Pendulum Monsters.

Flip effects[edit]

Main article: Flip effect

A Flip effect is a type of Trigger Effect that is preceded by "FLIP:". This kind of effect meets its activation timing when the Flip monster on the field is flipped from face-down to a face-up (even during the Damage Step).

Flip effects are exclusive to Flip monsters. While there are other monsters that have effects that activate when they are flipped face-up, these are not Flip effects.




  1. The parentheses here specify what part is not shown on the cards' Type/Ability line.