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U-Turn sounds like you're saying "Your Turn"

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Have you actually not heard of U-turns? You know, when driving? Does that seriously not ring a bell to you?
@Blaziken☆, use logic. What does a Pokémon switching out have to do with saying “your turn”?

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It's extremely unlikely. Its Japanese translates to Round-trip, which sums up rather well what the move does -- it switches the active Pokemon with one in the party.

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A U-turn in driving refers to performing a 180° rotation to reverse the direction of travel. It is called a "U-turn" because the maneuver looks like the letter U.

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Hope I helped!

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English names always try to make it make sense, in English.
Well, yes. That's probably why it's called U-turn, hence my answer.
Ah yes, the way we contradict each other with this question is a good one, up to the asker.
I'm going to add by saying that it being a play on other words doesn't mean it wasn't A play on words, but the asker worded it quite specifically.
Fair point, but I didn't see anything saying that it was based off "Your Turn". It very well could be (which is why you have your answer, obviously), but I tried to see what it was probably based off.
The letter "U" sounds like You or Your.
Indeed it does. It could be a play on Your Turn for all we know, but there's no defining evidence.
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It almost 100% is considering how Game Freak choose their names.
If you notice, some of those names follow a bit of a trend.

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