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Flip monster

RykoLightswornHunter-GX06-JP-VG

Japanese

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)

リバース(モンスター)
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

English

Flip (monster)
Formerly: Flip Effect Monster

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Flip monsters (Japanese: リバースモンスター Ribāsumonsutā "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.

Starting in Starter Deck 2014 (in the OCG) or 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.

While some Flip monsters have effects other than their Flip effect, any monster with a Flip effect is a Flip monster.

They are generally a low Level, and often have low ATK and DEF.

The "Worm" and "Shaddoll" archetypes are primarily based on Flip monsters.

Flip effects

A Flip effect is a type of Trigger Effect that is preceded by "FLIP:". This kind of effect is triggered when the monster on the field is fliped from face-down to a face-up, even during the Damage Step.

Some monsters have effects with the timing "when this card is flipped face-up" (unofficially called Pseudo-Flip Effects), such "Snowman Eater", which while mechanically identical are different from Flip effects.

When a face-down Flip monster is attacked, during damage calculation the monster is flipped face-up, then it is determined whether or not the monster is destroyed by battle. Near the end of the Damage Step, before being sent to the Graveyard if it was destroyed by battle, the Flip monster's Flip effect activates and resolves on the field, if the timing is correct.

However, if a card effect destroys a face-down Flip monster, its Flip effect cannot be activated since it is not flipped face-up. If a face-down Flip monster is destroyed by a card effect before it battles (so it is never flipped face-up), such as by "Ancient Gear Beast", its Flip effect cannot be activated.

Example

MagicalUndertaker-BP03-EN-C-1E

Trivia

Notes

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

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