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とんぼがえり Round-trip
U-turn V.png
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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  0  
Jamming  0  

U-turn (Japanese: とんぼがえり Round-trip) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV. It has been TM89 since Generation IV.


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, or if using U-turn ends the battle. If U-turn faints a foe 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 foe 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.


Games Description
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying 31 37 37
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying 36 44 44
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying 36 49 49
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying 49 49 49
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying 38 42 30 30
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water 42 42 '
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water 48 48 '
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying 46 49 49 49
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying 38 42 30 30
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying   41 41
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying   45 45
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark   -- --
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug   40 40
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting   41 41
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting   41 41
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic   43 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
489 Phione Phione Water Water
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying
520 Tranquill Tranquill Normal Flying
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby Normal Normal
660 Diggersby Diggersby Normal Ground
661 Fletchling Fletchling Normal Flying
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder Fire Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying
676 Furfrou Furfrou Normal Normal
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

U-turn IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Despite being spelled with a lowercase "t" (as "U-turn") in the Bag as a TM and on the status screen, when used in battle it is displayed as "U-Turn" in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 急速轉變 Jísù Zhuǎnbiàn (manga)
U形迴轉 U-Xíng Huízhuǎn (anime)
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch U-bocht
France Flag.png French Demi-Tour
Germany Flag.png German Kehrtwende
Greece Flag.png Greek Μεταστροφή
Ταξίδι μετ'Επιστροφής
Italy Flag.png Italian Retromarcia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 유턴 U-turn
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Sua Rodada
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Okret za 180°
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ida y Vuelta

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

Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
Generation VI TMs
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
Generation VI HMs
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