Focus Blast (move)

Focus Blast
きあいだま Fighting Spirit Bullet
Focus Blast IX.png
Focus Blast IX 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 is:

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
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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 IX
0717    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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
IX
TM158
0004     Monster Dragon
0005     Monster Dragon *
0006    
 
Monster Dragon
0009     Monster Water 1
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0028     Field Field
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034    
 
Monster Field
0036     Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0055     Water 1 Field
0056     Field Field BDSP
0057     Field Field BDSP
0062    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0066     Human-Like Human-Like
0067     Human-Like Human-Like
0068     Human-Like Human-Like
0075    
 
Mineral Mineral
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0076    
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0080    
 
Monster Water 1
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0089     Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
0105     Monster Monster
0105  
Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
0106     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like
0112    
 
Monster Field
0113     Fairy Fairy
0115     Monster Monster
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0126     Human-Like Human-Like
0127     Bug Bug
0143     Monster Monster
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0157     Field Field BDSP
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0160     Monster Water 1 BDSP
0162     Field Field BDSP
0166    
 
Bug Bug BDSP
0181     Monster Field BDSP
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0186     Water 1 Water 1
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0199    
 
Monster Water 1
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0210     Field Fairy BDSP
0214    
 
Bug Bug
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0217     Field Field BDSP
0237     Human-Like Human-Like
0241     Field Field
0242     Fairy Fairy
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0254     Monster Dragon
0256    
 
Field Field
0257    
 
Field Field
0260    
 
Monster Water 1
0272    
 
Water 1 Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0286    
 
Fairy Grass BDSP
0288     Field Field BDSP
0289     Field Field BDSP
0295     Monster Field
0296     Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
0297     Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
0326     Field Field BDSP
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like BDSP
0335     Field Field BDSP
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
0391    
 
Field Human-Like BDSP
0392    
 
Field Human-Like BDSP
0409     Monster Monster BDSP
0419     Water 1 Field BDSP
0428     Field Human-Like
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0448    
 
Field Human-Like
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0460    
 
Monster Grass
0461    
 
Field Field
0463     Monster Monster
0464    
 
Monster Field
0465     Grass Grass
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0477     Amorphous Amorphous
0483    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0484    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
0493     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0505     Field Field
0512     Field Field
0514     Field Field
0516     Field Field
0530    
 
Field Field
0532     Human-Like Human-Like
0533     Human-Like Human-Like
0534     Human-Like Human-Like
0537    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0538     Human-Like Human-Like
0539     Human-Like Human-Like
0553    
 
Field Field
0555     Field Field
0555  
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0565    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0567    
 
Flying Water 3
0569     Mineral Mineral
0571     Field Field
0571  
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0573     Field Field
0576     Human-Like Human-Like
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0589    
 
Bug Bug
0612     Monster Dragon
0614     Field Field
0617     Bug Bug
0619     Field Human-Like
0620     Field Human-Like
0621     Dragon Monster
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0631     Field Field
0635    
 
Dragon Dragon
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0640    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0641     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0643    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646  
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered B2W2
0646  
Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered B2W2
0647    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0652    
 
Field Field
0655    
 
Field Field
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0693     Water 1 Water 3
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0706     Dragon Dragon
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous
0711    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0715    
 
Flying Dragon
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0717    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0718    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0727    
 
Field Field
0739     Water 3 Water 3
0740    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0750     Field Field
0759    
 
Field Field
0760    
 
Field Field
0765    
 
Field Field
0766     Field Field
0768    
 
Bug Water 3
0776    
 
Monster Dragon
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0782     Dragon Dragon
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0787    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0795    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0812     Field Grass
0815     Field Human-Like
0852     Water 1 Human-Like
0853     Water 1 Human-Like
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0870     Fairy Mineral
0888     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0889     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0901  
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
 
 
Field Field
0903    
 
Field Field
0905    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0923    
 
Field Field
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0964     Field Water 2
0979    
 
Field Field
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0993    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1010    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1015    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0026     Field Fairy Wild Tera Pokémon - North Paldean SeaSV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0006    
 
Monster Dragon Charizard the Unrivaled
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 Blast inflicts damage and may lower the target's Sp. Defense by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 25 - 6 - 80% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 25 - 6 - 80% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDGtI 40 99 10 50 75% 98% 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 37 50 10 30 75% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Focus Blast
★★★★★
Attack power 26.52162
Charge time 0.9 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May lower the foe's Defense

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 140 170 70% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank. Wally & Gallade
Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & Support Machop/Machoke/Machamp Egg
1 140 170 70% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank. All the following sync pairs have chances to use this move when they use Metronome:

Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi
Elesa (Palentine's 2023) & Togetic

  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def.

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
The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power in the form of a ball of energy.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 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 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 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 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 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 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 opens its mouth and forms a light blue orb of energy in front of it. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Keldeo (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
  Resolute Form Keldeo opens its mouth and forms a light blue orb of energy in front of it. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Keldeo (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
  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
  Therian Forme Thundurus fires a light blue orb of energy at the opponent.
Thundurus (anime) Unova's Survival Crisis! None
  Machoke puts its hands together and forms a sparking light yellow orb of energy in between them. It then hurls the orb at the opponent.
Korrina's Machoke Showdown at the Shalour Gym! None
  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 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 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 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
  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 fires an orb of yellow energy from its chest at the opponent.
Kiawe's Turtonator The Final Four! None
  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
  Rapid Strike Style Urshifu puts its hands together and forms an orange orb of energy in between them. It then hurls the orb at the opponent.
Danika's Urshifu In the Palms of our Hands! None
  Politoed puts its hands together and forms an orange orb of energy in between them. It then hurls the orb at the opponent.
Misty's Politoed A Fated Face-Off! 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 pre-release 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 (games, anime, TCG, manga)
Carga Focada (XY044 only)
  Portugal Carga Focada
  Romanian Focus Blast
Spanish   Latin America Explosión (DP050DP081)
Súper Explosión (DP131)
Ataque Centrado (DP176BW073, BW095)
Onda Certera (BW090)
  Spain Onda Certera
  Thai โฟกัสบลาสท์
  Turkish Odak Patlaması
Odak Darbesi
  Vietnamese Quả Cầu Khí Công


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


Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201


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