U-turn (move)

Move data

Type Bug
Category   Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM89
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM89
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM89
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM89
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM18
Sword​/​Shield TM56

Effects

User switches out immediately after attacking.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Buginium Z and uses its Z-Power, U-turn turns into Savage Spin-Out and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English U-turn
Japanese とんぼがえり (Tonbo Gaeri)
German Kehrtwende
French Demi-Tour
Italian Retromarcia
Spanish Ida y Vuelta

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
Sword​/​Shield After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn U-turn at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 36
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 30
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 30
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 1
Sobble
#816 / Water
Level 24
Drizzile
#817 / Water
Level 30
Inteleon
#818 / Water
Level 30
Drakloak
#886 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 36
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 36
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Level 48

Learnt by TM

Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Sobble
#816 / Water
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass