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A Flip Summon (Reverse Summon in the OCG) occurs when you flip a face-down Defense Position monster into face-up Attack Position. Flip Summons are not considered Normal Summons or Special Summons. A player can Flip Summon as many times as he/she wishes to, as long as he/she has the ability to do so. A flip summon is a manual position change, which is limited to one per monster per turn.
When a Flip monster is Flip Summoned, its Flip effect will then activate. Flip Effects will also activate if the monster is flipped face-up in the Damage Step or by being flipped face-up by an effect that does not negate Flip Effects, such as by the effect of " ". However, Flip Summon Trigger Effects must be triggered by a proper Flip Summon, not by the card being flipped in any other way.
Monsters that are destroyed by the effects of "", " ", etc, are not flipped face-up, and Flip Effects do not activate.
With cards such as "" or " ", you can Flip Summon it, and then use its own card effect to flip it face-down again in the same turn. This is possible, because the flipping of the monster face-down is not a manual position change.
A monster flipped face-up by a card effect, such as "Set monster manually is considered a Flip Summon." or " ", or as a result of battle is not considered a Flip Summon. Only flipping a