Flip Turn (move)

Flip Turn
クイックターン Quick Turn
Flip Turn VIII.png
Flip Turn VIII 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Flip Turn (Japanese: クイックターン Quick Turn) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation VIII.


Flip Turn deals damage and then switches the user out.

The user will not be switched out if the user is the only Pokémon in the party that is able to battle, if Flip Turn triggers an opponent's Wimp Out or Emergency Exit, or if using Flip Turn ends the battle. Flip Turn will not switch the user out if the user is holding a Red Card or the target is holding an Eject Button.

If the player's Pokémon knocks out an opposing Trainer's Pokémon by using Flip Turn, the replacement that the player sends out will not be considered to have battled for experience purposes, but if it holds an Amulet Coin or Luck Incense that item will be taken into account when calculating prize money. If the player is battling an NPC, the player will still have the ability to switch Pokémon between opponent's Pokémon fainting.

Flip Turn switches the user out even if it is under the effect of Ingrain, Arena Trap, Magnet Pull, Shadow Tag, Mean Look, or Block.


Games Description
SwShLA After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
Water 3 Water 3
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
141   Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
230   Kingdra
Water 1 Dragon
260   Swampert
Monster Water 1
318   Carvanha
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2
647   Keldeo
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
690   Skrelp
Water 1 Dragon
691   Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field
730   Primarina
Water 1 Field
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


  • A flip turn, also known as a tumble turn, is a turn technique in swimming that is performed during freestyle and backstroke races. Athletes use the flip turn to quickly and smoothly turn around in the water to change direction.
  • Flip Turn has the same description text as U-turn.
  • Flip Turn's French name is a pun on eau (water) and au revoir (goodbye).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 快速折返 Faaichūk Jitfáan
Mandarin 快速折返 Kuàisù Zhéfǎn
  Czech Rychlá Výměna
  French Eau Revoir
  German Rollwende
  Italian Virata
  Korean 퀵턴 Quick Turn
  Spanish Viraje

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.