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Flip Effect

Japanese (kanji and furigana)



Ribāsu Kōka

Japanese translated

Reverse Effect


Flip Effect

Flip Effects (Japanese: リバース効果 Ribāsu Kōka "Reverse Effect"; Chinese: 亮牌效果 Liàngpái Xiàoguǒ "Card-Flipping Effect") happen when a Flip Effect Monster is flipped face-up; either by battle, a Flip Summon, or a card effect that specifically flips it up such as "Swords of Revealing Light". Cards like "Ceasefire" can flip face-down cards face-up, but specifically prevent no Flip Effects from being activated.

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 Effect monsters. There are also Pseudo-Flip Effect monsters whose effects can bypass those that negate Flip Effects (such as "Ceasefire").

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 Effect Monsters



List of OCG/TCG monsters with Flip Effects

  Japanese Name Level Attribute Type Card Type ATK DEF
Absorbing Jar 3 EARTH Rock 600 500
Alien Grey 2 LIGHT Reptile 300 800
Arsenal Summoner 4 WIND Spellcaster 1,600 1,600
Baby Raccoon Tantan 2 EARTH Beast 0 800
Black Tortoise Summoner 3 WATER Spellcaster 400 1,500
Castle of Dark Illusions 4 DARK Fiend 920 1,930
A Cat of Ill Omen 2 DARK Beast 500 300
Chewbone 3 EARTH Zombie 300 300
Cobra Jar 2 EARTH Reptile 600 300
Creepy Coney 3 EARTH Beast 1,000 1,900
… further results

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