Flip effect

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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 a card effect). In card text, Flip effect is marked with the all-caps text "FLIP: ".

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 monsters with effects that activate upon flipping face-up are Flip monsters; some monsters have Pseudo-Flip Effects, which function identically to Flip effects other than the monsters not being considered Flip monsters (so their effects can activate if flipped by cards like "Ceasefire"). In addition, not all Flip monsters' have effects that trigger upon being flipped face-up, such as "Worm Linx" and "Aroma Jar".

Previously, 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 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.

see: List of Flip monsters



List of OCG/TCG monsters with Flip effects[edit]

 Japanese nameLevelAttributeTypeCard typeATKDEF
4-Starred Ladybug of Doomの4つほしてんとうムシ3WINDInsectMonster Card8001,200
Absorbing Jarアブソーブポッド3EARTHRockMonster Card600500
Alien Greyエーリアン・グレイ2LIGHTReptileMonster Card300800
Armed Ninja青いブルーにんじゃ1EARTHWarriorMonster Card300300
Arsenal Summonerウェポンサモナー4WINDSpellcasterMonster Card1,6001,600
Aussa the Earth Charmerれい使つかいアウス3EARTHSpellcasterMonster Card5001,500
Baby Raccoon Tantanだぬきたんたん2EARTHBeastMonster Card0800
Batteryman Micro-Cellでんメン-ボタンがた1LIGHTThunderMonster Card100100
Big Eyeだいおうだま4DARKFiendMonster Card1,2001,000
Bite Shoesあかくつ2DARKFiendMonster Card500300
... further results