(Reminder: This week is voting week!)
In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. Every week, we shall focus the discussion on a different move, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. This week, U-turn is chosen.
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Useful and widespread Bug-type attacks are in short supply prior to Generation 4, which was a relatively peaceful time for those weak to it. However, a few new moves were introduced, and U-turn is one of them. While it isn't the most powerful move, it is a useful one, because due to the way you attack after any switching occur, you basically get to see what the opponent switches into while you have the advantage of bringing in something with an advantageous matchup. Its Japanese name translates to Round-trip, just so you know.Originally Posted by In-game Description (BW)
Here are the usual possible questions about this move:
- How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move?
- What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
- How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
- Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
- How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?
Other questions (You could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
- The users of this move are generally fast or are flying Pokémon. Why is that?
- If this move were to be realistically used, would there be any physical tagging or tagging through Pokéballs automatically activating?
- The choice of type of this move could be preplexing to certain people. Why is this move considered a Bug-type?
- In a Single battle, this move is very useful. Would this be move be as useful in Doubles, Triples or Rotation?
Here are the current users of this move (put in Spoiler tag due to the large list):
Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!
~ The Pokémon World Forum Staff
For every four weeks, users get to vote for the next Move-of-the-Week. To narrow down the selection of potential moves, a criteria for the next move would be placed. If you want to vote, at least contribute to the topic in hand (because this topic is about the current move, not about voting for the next move). If you posted just to vote, your vote won't be considered.
Criterion for next move: Emerald Move Tutor (List below)