Focus Blast (move)

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Focus Blast
きあいだま Fighting Spirit Bullet
Focus Blast.png
Focus Blast 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  120
Accuracy  70%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Focus Blast (Japanese: きあいだま Fighting Spirit Bullet) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV. It has been TM52 since Generation IV.

Effect

Focus Blast does damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Generation VI

Focus Blast does not affect Pokémon with Bulletproof.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.*
The user attacks at full power. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat if it hits.*
BWB2W2 The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def.
XYORAS The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def.
SM The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered 72 72
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 Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
TM52
V
TM52
VI
TM52
VII
TM52
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Alola Form
Field Fairy
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alola Form
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Alola Form
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Alola Form
Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
166 Ledian Ledian
Bug Bug
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field
184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water 1 Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed
Water 1 Water 1
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
Monster Grass
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
Grass Grass
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
Field Field
530 Excadrill Excadrill
Field Field
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
Water 1 Water 1
538 Throh Throh
Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3
567 Archeops Archeops
Flying Water 3
569 Garbodor Garbodor
Mineral Mineral
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
Field Field
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous
589 Escavalier Escavalier
Bug Bug
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon
614 Beartic Beartic
Field Field
617 Accelgor Accelgor
Bug Bug
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
Field Human-Like
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Dragon Monster
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
641 Tornadus Tornadus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647 Keldeo Keldeo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3
691 Dragalge Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
Water 1 Water 3
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
706 Goodra Goodra
Dragon Dragon
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Grass Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous
715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Flying
716 Xerneas Xerneas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
718 Zygarde Zygarde
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721 Volcanion Volcanion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
727 Incineroar Incineroar
Field Field
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
Water 3 Water 3
740 Crabominable Crabominable
Water 3 Water 3
750 Mudsdale Mudsdale
Field Field
759 Stufful Stufful
Field Field
760 Bewear Bewear
Field Field
765 Oranguru Oranguru
Field Field
766 Passimian Passimian
Field Field
768 Golisopod Golisopod
Bug Water 3
776 Turtonator Turtonator
Monster Dragon
780 Drampa Drampa
Monster Dragon
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
Undiscovered Undiscovered
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792 Lunala Lunala
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801 Magearna Magearna
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 the target, even at a distance. It may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.

In the anime

Scrafty Focus Blast.png Nando Lopunny Focus Blast.png Korrina Machoke Focus Blast.png Paul Ursaring Focus Blast.png
Scrafty Lopunny Machoke Ursaring
A ball of light-blue energy is formed between the user's hands. The ball is then shot at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
217 Ursaring Ursaring puts its hands together and creates a light blue ball of energy. It then fires it at the opponent, or Ursaring puts one of its hands back and a light blue ball of energy forms in front of it. It then brings its arm forward and throws the blast at the opponent.
Paul's Ursaring Glory Blaze! Debut
428 Lopunny Lopunny puts its hands together and forms a light blue ball of energy. It then fires it at the opponent.
Nando's Lopunny Coming Full - Festival Circle! None
621 Druddigon Druddigon puts its hands together in front of it and creates a light blue ball of energy. It then fires the orb at the opponent, or Druddigon puts its arms together by its side and forms a light blue ball of energy in between them. It then lifts one of its hands down and tosses the orb at the opponent with the other.
Emmy's Druddigon The Dragon Master's Path! None
Unknown Trainer's Druddigon Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
530 Excadrill Excadrill puts its claws together in front of it and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. It then pulls one of its claws back while holding the ball of energy and tosses it at the opponent, or Excadrill pulls one of its claws back and a light blue orb of energy appears in front of it. Excadrill then tosses the orb at the opponent.
Iris's Excadrill Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
560 Scrafty Scrafty puts its hands together at its side and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. It then jumps into the air and raises its hands above its head. When it does, the light blue orb grows larger. Scrafty then tosses the orb at the opponent.
A wild Scrafty Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! None
642 Thundurus Thundurus puts its hands together in front of it and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. It then raises its hands above its head and the orb grows as big as its own body. Thundurus then throws the orb at the opponent. As the orb soars through the air, it grows smaller and smaller.
A wild Thundurus Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
559 Scraggy Scraggy puts its hands together at its side and forms a yellow or light blue orb of energy in between them. It then jumps into the air and raises its hands above its head. When it does, the yellow or light blue orb grows larger. Scraggy then tosses the orb at the opponent.
Ash's Scraggy The Clubsplosion Begins! Mastered in Unrest at the Nursery!
Concetta's Scraggy Master Class is in Session! None
647 Keldeo Keldeo opens its mouth and forms a light blue orb of energy in front of it. It the fires the ball at the opponent.
Keldeo (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
647R Keldeo Keldeo opens its mouth and forms a light blue orb of energy in front of it. It the fires the ball at the opponent.
Keldeo (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
614 Beartic Beartic puts its hands together in front of it and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. It then raises its hands above its head and the orb grows as big as its own body. Beartic then throws the orb at the opponent.
Georgia's Beartic Jostling for the Junior Cup! None
642T Thundurus Thundurus fires a light blue orb of energy at the opponent.
A wild Thundurus Unova's Survival Crisis! None
067 Machoke Machoke puts its hands together and forms a sparking light yellow orb of energy in between them. It the hurls the orb at the opponent.
Korrina's Machoke Showdown at the Shalour Gym! None
026 Raichu Raichu forms an orb of yellow energy between its hands and throws it at the opponent.
Tierno's Raichu Good Friends, Great Training! None
625 Bisharp Bisharp forms an orb of yellow energy between its hands and throws it at the opponent.
Alain's Bisharp Down to the Fiery Finish! None
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk forms an orb of yellow energy between its hands and throws it at the opponent.
Clemont's Heliolisk Battling with a Clean Slate! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Focus Blast IV.png Focus Blast 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

Trivia

  • Focus Blast appears to be related to the concept of a "qi ball" or "psi ball".
  • Focus Blast is the only special Fighting-type move that has an accuracy lower than 100%.
  • In the prerelease material of the Japanese versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Focus Blast had a different animation; instead of 'spreading' when it touched the opponent, it disintegrated.
  • Focus Blast is the only special variant of Blizzard that was not lowered to 110 power in Generation VI.
  • In an early trailer of Pokémon X and Y, Focus Blast's animation had a red background. In the final version, the background is blue.
  • This move originated as an attack in the TCG.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 集氣彈 Jíqìdàn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Focusdreun
France Flag.png French Exploforce
Germany Flag.png German Fokusstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Ριπή Αυτοσυγκέντρωσης
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bola Semangat
Italy Flag.png Italian Focalcolpo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기합구슬 Gihap Guseul
Poland Flag.png Polish Mega Podmuch
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Explosão Focalizada
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Carga Focada
Romania Flag.png Romanian Focus Blast
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Explosión (DP050-DP081)
Súper Explosión (DP131)
Ataque Centrado (DP176-BW073, BW095)
Onda Certera (BW090)
Spain Flag.png Spain Onda Certera
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Odak Patlaması


Variations of the move Blizzard
Special BlizzardThunderHurricane
Formerly a variation
Physical Gunk Shot
Special Focus Blast


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


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