Talk:U-turn (move)

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Somersault? WTF?!

What exactly is Somersault. I hear this word for the first time in my life. It sounds like some veeery weeeeird translation. --Maxim 14:26, 12 March 2007 (UTC) -Sketchies 15:16, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Somersaults is not a very weird translation. it is a move that most gymnasts can do. it is a combination of a handstand and a back flip. It is pronounced like saying the words summer and salt together.

Somersaults are when you roll either on the ground or while jumping. Here is an example: [[1]] --1-Up 13:40, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm considering using this in place of Baton Pass on my team's Ninjask, and I was curious as to if this works similar.


Ninjask uses Agility three times, and its Speed Boost ability kicks in, then uses U-Turn. Will the Pokemon that I swap in gain the Agility buffs that Ninjask used, and as a separate question will the Speed Boost ability transfer over to the new Pokemon? Crenel 06:46, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Doesn't pass the stat gains, no. It's just like switching out. TTEchidna 07:14, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

T or t

The article is spelled U-turn, and that's also what the in-game TM is called. However, when used in battle, it's U-Turn. So which is it!? I know people went around a while ago making all the uppercase ones lowercase, but I'm not so sure. Porygon-Z 02:36, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to revive an old convo like this, but we do need to settle on this once and for all... ht14 19:54, 12 September 2010 (UTC)


Aieee! I don't get it either... Somebody Please answer this??? Chaos791

If it fails

If there is no other pokémon in the party and a pokémon uses U-turn, does it still do damage? Kanjo 22:01, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes. Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 01:17, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

So, to clarify...

This isn't clear anywhere, so I thought I'd ask here- is it possible to use U-turn before your opponent moves, then switch Pokemon, then have your opponent attack? Shady got PokémonDollar.png10,000 for winning 13:01, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Ask on the forums. This is not the place to ask such a question. -Sketch 13:02, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
No, no, you misunderstand me. I'm not talking strategy. I'm asking if U-turn takes the same move priority as other moves: for example, can the Pokémon using the move be fast enough to use U-turn and switch out before the other Pokémon attacks. Shady got PokémonDollar.png10,000 for winning 21:55, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
It's normal priority. If the priority is something other than normal then there is a section on it in the infobox. See Quick Attack for an example. Werdnae (talk) 22:18, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
All right, thanks. It just seemed odd to me that you would be able to switch out even before the other Pokemon attacked. Shady got PokémonDollar.png10,000 for winning 03:31, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Regarding trapping

It would probably be a good idea to make note of the ability of U-turn in regards to Pokémon that couldn't switch out via the normal shift command. While ingrain is mentioned, Pokémon subject to mean look, block, or any trapping moves and/or abilities by the opponent is not mentioned. I would add this but haven't ever tested these situations. It's essentially noted that a successful switch via U-turn counts as an ordinary swap, (and not a baton pass swap, which conserves a whole list of variables,) but the ability to switch is much less clear.


Just a question, if you have Counter selected as your attack for the turn, and your opponent uses U-turn, switching to another one of his Pokémon, will Counter fail? If not, which of your opponent's Pokémon will it hit, the one who switched out or the one who switched in?--Cold (talk) 21:47, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

If used by a wild Poké

Does that end the battle? As in the Pokémon escapes? --*Ɣℯ№ӎօṫհ* 15:38, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Ain't that strange as...?!

ARCEUS ISN'T ON THE TM LIST! Strange? And since everytime I see Arceus on here (its own page, move pages... etc.) its type changes... So... How would it be added, and why wasn't it there (I assume its just on accident). DB 00:16, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

According to Arceus's page, it can't learn U-turn. That would be why it's not on the list. Werdnae (talk) 10:32, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Red Card

"U-turn will not force a switch if the user is holding a Red Card."

Unless that's supposed to say foe rather'n user, I see no reason why Red Card would affect U-turn. -- EnosShayremtalk 14:24, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

How is switched in Pokémon chosen?

I was wondering how the Pokémon switched in by this move is selected. Is it the next Pokémon in the trainer's party, a random Pokémon from the trainer's party, or what? Bookwyrm1357 (contact) 20:30, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

It is chosen by the player. ht14 19:35, 18 December 2015 (UTC)


The first half of the name means 'dragonfly', which would explains the move's typing. So I am assuming that Round-trip isn't exactly accurate. Eridanus (talk) 20:08, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Round trip is accurate. Just like, say, "bear hug" could absolutely be translated just as an "enthusiastic hug", with nothing to do with "bears". (That said, the link to its typing sounds good.) Tiddlywinks (talk) 21:35, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

U-turn/etc and Wimp Out

This page and others like it say the moves don't cause the user to switch against a foe with Wimp Out. But the Wimp Out page says it stops the user of U-turn/etc from switching out only if Wimp Out activates. Which is it? Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 23:09, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

On the subject of Wimp Out, could it be assumed that it functions the same for Emergency Exit? 10smears (talk) 19:28, 1 April 2019 (UTC)