Focus Punch (move)

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Focus Punch
きあいパンチ Fighting Spirit Punch
Focus Punch.png
Focus Punch 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  150
Accuracy  100%
Priority  -3
  • Makes 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 III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
The next appeal can be made later next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Focus Punch (Japanese: きあいパンチ Fighting Spirit Punch) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation III. It was TM01 from Generation III to Generation IV.

Effect

Generation III

Focus Punch is a decreased priority move. The user of Focus Punch will start focusing at the beginning of the turn the move is used, then execute the move Focus Punch at a priority of -3, unless it was hit by another Pokémon's damaging move before executing Focus Punch, in which case it will lose its focus and be unable to attack that turn. The user's focus will not be broken if its substitute is attacked or if it is hit by a status move.

Its charging message is displayed before even moves with a priority of +7.

PP is consumed even if the user loses its focus and fails to execute the move. Even if the user loses focus, it is considered the last move used (for the purposes of Encore, etc.).

If a Pokémon becomes locked into Focus Punch by Encore but selected a different move that turn and hasn't already moved, it will use Focus Punch at the priority of the move it selected, but the charging message does not appear and it will still lose its focus if it took damage from an attack that turn.

Generation IV

Focus Punch's charging message is displayed as if it were a move with a priority of +6. If the user is hit before the attack, it will say, "<Pokémon> used Focus Punch!" before it says the "<Pokémon> lost its focus and couldn't move!"

Generation V

It no longer states "<Pokémon> used Focus Punch!" preceding "<Pokémon> lost its focus and couldn't move!"

PP is no longer consumed if the user loses its focus and fails to execute the move. If the user loses focus, it is ignored when determining the last move used (for the purposes of Encore, etc.).

If a Pokémon becomes locked into Focus Punch by Encore but selected a different move that turn and hasn't already moved, it will use Focus Punch at the priority of the move it selected regardless of whether it took damage that turn, but the charging message does not appear.

Description

Games Description
RSE A powerful loyalty attack. The user flinches if hit.*
Powerful, but makes the user flinch if hit by foe.*
FRLG An attack that is executed last. The user flinches if hit beforehand.
Colo.XD A powerful loyalty attack. The user flinches if hit.*
Powerful, but makes the user flinch if hit by the target.*
DPPtHGSS The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. It will fail if the user is hit before it is used.*
The user focuses its mind before launching this attack. It will fail if the user is hit before it is used.*
BWB2W2 The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. It will fail if the user is hit before it is used.
XYORAS
SM
The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. This move fails if the user is hit before it is used.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like 56 1, 56 1, 56
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field 43 43 49 49XY
37ORAS
37
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like 46 46 46
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like 53 53 53
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like 53 53 53
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon 49 48 48
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon 58 58 58
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral 55 55 61
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral 70 1, 70 69
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
Undiscovered Undiscovered 73
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
285 Shroomish Shroomish
Fairy Grass
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Field Field
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
TM01
IV
TM01
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
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
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
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
156 Quilava Quilava
Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
Bug Bug
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
186 Politoed Politoed
Water 1 Water 1
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
225 Delibird Delibird
Water 1 Field
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon
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
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like
302 Sableye Sableye
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
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
314 Illumise Illumise
Human-Like Bug
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Human-Like Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Fairy Flying
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
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
XY ORAS
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
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
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
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
156 Quilava Quilava
Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
Bug Bug
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
186 Politoed Politoed
Water 1 Water 1
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
225 Delibird Delibird
Water 1 Field
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon
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
285 Shroomish Shroomish
Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like
302 Sableye Sableye
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
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Human-Like Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Fairy Flying
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
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
Field Field
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
Water 1 Water 1
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
Water 1 Water 1
538 Throh Throh
Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Field Field
614 Beartic Beartic
Field Field
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
Field Human-Like
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
706 Goodra Goodra
Dragon Dragon
720 Hoopa Hoopa
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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
225 Delibird Delibird
Water 1 Field Dream World - Windswept Sky
285 Shroomish Shroomish
Fairy Grass Dream World - Dream Park
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Focus Punch has a charge-up turn (akin to Skull Bash, Sky Attack, etc.), and can hit even when the user is hit during the turn of charge-up, unless the user is inflicted with a Status condition like paralysis or sleep.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Focus Punch status, and it attacks on the next turn. It is not possible to link this move.

In the anime


In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Focus Punch III.png Focus Punch IV.png Focus Punch 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
Focus Punch Colo.png Focus Punch XD.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
Focus Punch PMD RB.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 Punch has the highest base power of any Fighting-type move, except Reversal at its full power.
  • Since Focus Punch has a higher priority than Avalanche, Revenge, Counter, Dragon Tail, or Circle Throw, they are unable to break the focus of a Pokémon using Focus Punch. Thus, they and Focus Punch itself are the only attacks that can strike a Pokémon in the same turn it successfully uses Focus Punch, without the use of Quash or After You.
  • In Generation III, a glitch will cause the user of Focus Punch to prepare to use it, but not execute the attack. This glitch is triggered by selecting Focus Punch in a Double Battle on the first Pokémon, pressing the "B" button, then switching out the first Pokémon. When the battle is conducted, the first Pokémon will tighten its focus in preparation for Focus Punch, then switch out. This is due to charging turn having a priority of +8, and therefore being executed before switch out.
  • Shroomish and Togekiss are able to learn Focus Punch, despite lacking any visible hands to use the move. In Shroomish's case, it is likely explained by the fact that it evolves into Breloom, which not only has arms, but also is a Fighting type. The fact that Togekiss can learn the move is likely due to the fact that it evolves from Togetic, a Pokémon that does have hands.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 集中猛擊 Jízhōng Měngjī
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Focusslag
Finland Flag.png Finnish Huomioisku/Täysmäjäys
Hirmuisku (AG145)
France Flag.png French Mitra-Poing
Germany Flag.png German Power-Punch
Greece Flag.png Greek Εστιασμένη Γροθιά
India Flag.png Hindi फोकस मुक्का Focus Mukka
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pukulan Semangat
Italy Flag.png Italian Centripugno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 힘껏펀치 Himkkeot Punch
Poland Flag.png Polish Centrocios
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Soco Focalizado
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Punho Focus (Pokémon Chronicles)
Soco Focalizado/Soco Focado (DP series)
Soco Certeiro
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lovitura Concentrată
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Fokusirana Pesnica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe Centrado
Spain Flag.png Spain Puño Certero
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hào Khí Quyền


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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