Focus Blast (move)

Focus Blast
きあいだま Fighting Spirit Bullet
Focus Blast VIII.png
Focus Blast VIII 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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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 was TM52 from Generation IV to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is TR64 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Focus Blast does damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage. It 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.*
PBR
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.
SMUSUM
SwSh
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 Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 72 72 75
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
TM52
V
TM52
VI
TM52
VII
TM52
VIII
TR64
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
162   Furret
  Field Field
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
241   Miltank
  Field Field
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
505   Watchog
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
573   Cinccino
  Field Field
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
614   Beartic
  Field Field
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640   Virizion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
716   Xerneas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
750   Mudsdale
  Field Field
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Focus Blast is a move with 25 base power, 6 PP and 80% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy, possibly lowering their Special Defense by one stage.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 140 170 70% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Focus Blast is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Focus Blast
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 140
Energy cost 100  
Duration 3.5 seconds
Damage window 3 - 3.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 150
Energy cost 75  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                               
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • July 27, 2020
    • Power: 150 → 140
  • May 31, 2021
    • Power: 140 → 150

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.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also lower its Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also lower the enemy's Sp. Def.


In the anime

       
Scrafty Heliolisk Turtonator Gurdurr
A ball of energy is formed between the user's hands. The ball is then shot at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  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
  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
A Trainer's Druddigon Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
  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
  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
  Thundurus Thundurus puts his hands together in front of him and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. He then raises his hands above his head and the orb grows as big as his own body. Thundurus then throws the orb at the opponent. As the orb soars through the air, it grows smaller and smaller.
Thundurus (anime) Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
  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 prior to Unrest at the Nursery!
Concetta's Scraggy Master Class is in Session! None
  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
  Keldeo Resolute Form 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
  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
  Thundurus Therian Forme Thundurus fires a light blue orb of energy at the opponent.
Thundurus (anime) Unova's Survival Crisis! None
  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
  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
  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
  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
  Seismitoad Seismitoad forms an orb of yellow energy in front of one of its hands and throws it at the opponent.
Hunter D's Seismitoad The One That Didn't Get Away! None
  Raichu Alolan Raichu forms an orb of yellow energy in front of its hands and fires it at the opponent.
Hau's Raichu Battling Besties! None
  Turtonator Turtonator fires an orb of yellow energy from its chest at the opponent.
Kiawe's Turtonator The Final Four! None
  Gurdurr Gurdurr forms an orange orb of energy in front of its hand and fires it at the opponent.
Dozer's Gurdurr Trials of a Budding Master! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • 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
Chinese Cantonese 真氣彈 Jānhei Dáan *
集氣彈 Jaahphei Dáan *
Mandarin 真氣彈 / 真气弹 Zhēnqì Dàn *
集氣彈 Jíqì Dàn *
  Czech Dělový výbuch
  Dutch Focusdreun
  French Exploforce
  German Fokusstoß
  Greek Ριπή Αυτοσυγκέντρωσης Ripí Avtosygkéntrosis
  Indonesian Bola Semangat
  Italian Focalcolpo
  Korean 기합구슬 Gihap Guseul
  Polish Megapodmuch
Portuguese   Brazil Explosão Focalizada
  Portugal Carga Focada
  Romanian Focus Blast
Spanish   Latin America Explosión (DP050-DP081)
Súper Explosión (DP131)
Ataque Centrado (DP176-BW073, BW095)
Onda Certera (BW090)
  Spain Onda Certera
  Thai โฟกัสบลาสท์
  Turkish Odak Patlaması
  Vietnamese Quả Cầu Khí Công



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


Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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