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, 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.

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.



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

 Japanese nameLevelAttributeTypeCard typeATKDEF
Shadow Tamerデーモン・テイマー3EARTHWarriorMonster Card800700
Baby Raccoon Tantanだぬきたんたん2EARTHBeastMonster Card0800
Parasite Paracideせいちゅうパラサイド2EARTHInsectMonster Card500300
Dimension Jarディメンション・ポッド2DARKMachineMonster Card200200
Worm Hopeワーム・ホープ1LIGHTReptileMonster Card8001,500
White Ninja白いホワイトにんじゃ4LIGHTWarriorMonster Card1,500800
Worm Dimiklesワーム・ディミクレス4LIGHTReptileMonster Card1,7001,400
Skelengelスケルエンジェル2LIGHTFairyMonster Card900400
Worm Victoryワーム・ヴィクトリー7LIGHTReptileMonster Card02,500
A Cat of Ill Omenこうげるくろねこ2DARKBeastMonster Card500300
... further results