U-turn (move)

U-turn
とんぼがえり Round-trip
U-turn VIII.png
U-turn VIII 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Points = 4 minus judge voltage.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

U-turn (Japanese: とんぼがえり Round-trip) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM89 in Generations IV through VII and TM18 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. In Generation VIII, it is TM56.

Effect

U-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 U-turn triggers an opponent's Wimp Out or Emergency Exit, or if using U-turn ends the battle. If U-turn faints an opponent Trainer's Pokémon, the next Pokémon sent out by the user will not be counted for additional experience, and if the user is battling an NPC, the player will still have the ability to switch Pokémon in between Pokémon that have fainted. If the next Pokémon sent out by the user is holding an Amulet Coin or Luck Incense, it will be counted for that even if it is immediately switched out in between fainted Pokémon.

If the opposing Pokémon uses Pursuit on the same turn U-turn is used, Pursuit will deal normal damage if the foe is faster, or double damage if the foe is slower than the user.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, if the Pokémon selected after the switch-out is holding a Choice item and also knows the move U-turn, they will be forced to use U-turn as their next attack despite not having made a move.

U-turn may be used to switch out of Ingrain, but Ingrain's effects will not be passed on. U-turn can also be used to switch out even if the user is under the effect of Arena Trap, Magnet Pull, Shadow Tag, Mean Look, Spider Web, or Block. U-turn will not force a switch if the user is holding a Red Card or the target is holding an Eject Button.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
056   Mankey
  Field Field 29PE
057   Primeape
  Field Field 33PE
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass 31 37 37 37
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass 36 44 44 44
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass 36 49 49 49
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 49 49 49 49
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug 38 42BW
30B2W2
30 30
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2 42 42 42 42
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2 48 48 48 48
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 46DP
49PtHGSS
49 49 49
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug 38 42BW
30B2W2
30 30
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 41 41 41 21
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 45 45 45 21
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 40 40 40 36
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like 41 41 41 30
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like 41 41 41 30
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 43
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1
816   Sobble
  Water 1 Field 24
817   Drizzile
  Water 1 Field 30
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field 30
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 36
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 36
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM89
V
TM89
VI
TM89
VII
TM89
TM18
VIII
TM56
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying
019   Rattata
  Field Field
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
161   Sentret
  Field Field
162   Furret
  Field Field
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass
190   Aipom
  Field Field
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
428   Lopunny
  Field Field
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field B2W2
510   Liepard
  Field Field B2W2
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
572   Minccino
  Field Field
573   Cinccino
  Field Field
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug
676   Furfrou
  Field Field
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying
734   Yungoos
  Field Field
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
766   Passimian
  Field Field
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
774   Minior
 
 
Mineral Mineral
775   Komala
  Field Field
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
810   Grookey
  Field Grass
811   Thwackey
  Field Grass
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
816   Sobble
  Water 1 Field
817   Drizzile
  Water 1 Field
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug
828   Thievul
  Field Field
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, U-turn is a move with 14 base power, 88% accuracy, and 12 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, from up to 2 tiles away, even if there's an ally inbetween.

From Gates to Infinity onward, if there is an ally Pokémon right behind the user, the user will switch positions in addition to inflicting damage on the target.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる 2マスまで とどく
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It switches positions with a teammate right behind you, if any.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. If one of your teammates is right behind you, it switches your and your teammate's positions.


In the anime

       
Scizor Switching out Mienshao Sobble
The user attacks the opponent and then returns to its Poké Ball, sending out another Pokémon in its place.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Scizor Scizor punches the opponent with one of its pincers. It then returns to its Poké Ball and sends out another Pokémon in its place.
Guzma's Scizor Getting Down to The Ire! Debut
  Mienshao Mienshao kicks the opponent with one of its feet. It then returns to its Poké Ball and sends out another Pokémon in its place.
Korrina's Mienshao A Festival Reunion! None
  Sobble Sobble's tail glows yellow and it hits the opponent with it. It then returns to its Poké Ball.
Goh's Sobble Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


  • Elesa's Emolga was revealed to know U-turn on the official website, but it was never shown using the move.

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, despite being spelled with a lowercase "t" (as "U-turn") on the status screen and as TM89, when used in battle it is displayed as "U-Turn".
  • U-turn may be Bug-type because its Japanese name contains とんぼ (tonbo), which means dragonfly.
    • This is somewhat supported by the fact that Yanma and Yanmega, both based on dragonflies, can learn the move by leveling up.
  • In Generation VIII, U-turn has the same description text as Flip Turn.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 急速折返 Gāpchūk Jitfáan *
急速轉變 Gāpchūk Jyúnbin *
Mandarin 急速折返 Jísù Zhéfǎn *
急速轉變 / 急速转变 Jísù Zhuǎnbiàn *
U形迴轉 U-Xíng Huízhuǎn *
  Dutch U-bocht
  French Demi-Tour
  German Kehrtwende
  Greek Μεταστροφή
Ταξίδι μετ'Επιστροφής
  Italian Retromarcia
  Korean 유턴 U-turn
  Polish Zwrot
  Brazilian Portuguese Fazer Retorno (anime, Unified Minds-present)
Giro em U (SM136 blurb, Secret Wonders-Emerging Powers, manga)
  Russian Разворот Razvorot
  Serbian Okret za 180°
  Spanish Ida y Vuelta
  Vietnamese Đánh Trả



Variations of the move U-turn
  U-turn
  Volt Switch


Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
Alola
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
00010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
00010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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