U-turn (move)

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U-turn
とんぼがえり Round-trip
U-turn.png
U-turn 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 has been TM89 since Generation IV.

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 the target's Ability is Wimp Out, 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 next Pokémon sent out by the user is holding the Amulet Coin or Luck Incense, it will be counted for that even if it is immediately switched out in between fainted Pokémon.

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 or the target is holding an Eject Button.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
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
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 31 37 37 37
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 36 44 44 44
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 36 49 49 49
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 49 49 49 49
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 38 42BW
30B2W2
30 30
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 42 42 42 42
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 48 48 48 48
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 46DP
49PtHGSS
49 49 49
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 38 42BW
30B2W2
30 30
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 41 41 41
567 Archeops Archeops
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 45 45 45
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 40 40 40
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 41 41 41
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 41 41 41
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 43
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1
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
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
016 Pidgey Pidgey
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
022 Fearow Fearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
144 Articuno Articuno
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
276 Taillow Taillow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
278 Wingull Wingull
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
396 Starly Starly
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
397 Staravia Staravia
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
441 Chatot Chatot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
489 Phione Phione
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field B2W2
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field B2W2
519 Pidove Pidove
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
520 Tranquill Tranquill
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
521 Unfezant Unfezant
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
554 Darumaka Darumaka
FireIC Big.png Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
FireIC Big.png Field Field
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3
567 Archeops Archeops
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
627 Rufflet Rufflet
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
656 Froakie Froakie
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
661 Fletchling Fletchling
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
666 Vivillon Vivillon
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
676 Furfrou Furfrou
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field
726 Torracat Torracat
FireIC Big.png Field Field
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
731 Pikipek Pikipek
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
733 Toucannon Toucannon
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
734 Yungoos Yungoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
741 Oricorio Oricorio
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
763 Tsareena Tsareena
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
764 Comfey Comfey
FairyIC Big.png Grass Grass
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
772 Type: Null Type: Null
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
774 Minior Minior
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
775 Komala Komala
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804 Naganadel Naganadel
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
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

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

U-turn IV.png U-turn V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

Spin-off series games

U-turn PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

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 levelling up.

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 *
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
Giro em U (TCG and manga)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Okret za 180°
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ida y Vuelta
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đánh Trả


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


Generation IV TMs
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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