Focus Energy (move)

Focus Energy
きあいだめ Fighting Spirit Improvement
Focus Energy VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals earlier in the same turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Focus Energy (Japanese: きあいだめ Fighting Spirit Improvement) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TR13 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation I

Focus Energy worked incorrectly in Generation I. While it was intended to multiply the user's critical hit ratio by four, it instead divides the critical hit ratio by four. Focus Energy will be removed by switching or Haze. The effect of Focus Energy cannot stack, and it will fail if the user is already under its effect.

In Stadium, Focus Energy was fixed to increase the user's critical hit ratio with this formula: (BaseSpeed + 236) / 512*

Generation II

Focus Energy increases the user's critical hit ratio by one stage. This effect can be transferred by Baton Pass.

Haze no longer affects Focus Energy.

Generation III

Focus Energy now increases the user's critical hit ratio by two stages instead of one.

Focus Energy can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing certain moves (Arm Thrust, Brick Break, Cross Chop, Double-Edge, Dynamic Punch, Focus Punch, Headbutt, Karate Chop, Sky Uppercut and Take Down) to have their base appeal points doubled if used in the next turn.

Generation VI onward

The effect of Focus Energy can be copied by Psych Up or Transform.

Focus Energy can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Aeroblast, Attack Order, Blaze Kick, Cross Poison, Drill Run, Karate Chop, Leaf Blade, Night Slash, Poison Tail, Psycho Cut, Shadow Claw, Spacial Rend and Stone Edge) to gain extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Focus Energy, the user's accuracy is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Raises the likelihood of nailing the opponent's weak spot for a critical hit.
GSC Raises the critical hit ratio.
RSEColo.XD Focuses power to raise the critical-hit ratio.
FRLG The user takes a deep breath and focuses to raise its critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user takes a deep breath and focuses to raise the critical-hit ratio of its attacks.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user takes a deep breath and focuses so that critical hits land more easily.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug 16 15 15 13 13 13 20SMUSUM
19PE
019   Rattata
  Field Field 23 20 20 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
9PE
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 7SMUSUM
9PE
020   Raticate
  Field Field 27 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7SMUSUM
1, 9PE
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1, 7SMUSUM
1, 9PE
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying 29SMUSUM
11PE
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying 32SMUSUM
1, 11PE
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 21RGB
23Y
23 8 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
3PE
10
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 23RGB
27Y
27 8 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
056   Mankey
  Field Field 27 27 27RSE
21FRLG
1 1 1 1SMUSUM
5PE
057   Primeape
  Field Field 27 27 27RSE
21FRLG
1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 5PE
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 32 7 7 7 7 7XY
3ORAS
3SMUSUM
4PE
4
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 36 1, 8 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
1, 3ORAS
1, 3SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 36 1, 8 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
1, 3ORAS
1, 3SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 4PE
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster 31 21 21 17 17 17 17SMUSUM
24PE
32
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster 1, 33RGB
33Y
21 21 17 17 17 17SMUSUM
24PE
36
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster 1
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like 43 21 21 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
35PE
1
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like 35PE 1
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster 20
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon 14 14 14XY
26ORAS
26SMUSUM
24PE
15
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon 14 14 14XY
26ORAS
26SMUSUM
24PE
15
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 20 6 6 5 5 5 5SMUSUM
4PE
28
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug 36 7 1 1 1 1 1 4
128   Tauros
  Field Field 38PE
133   Eevee
  Field Field 36Y 36GS
136   Flareon
  Field Field 24PE
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug 1
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 6 6 5 5 5 5 28
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2 33 33 23 23BW
22B2W2
22 22 8
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 38 38 23 23BW
22B2W2
22 22 1
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 14 14 14XY
26ORAS
26 15
236   Tyrogue
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 7 7 6 6 6 1, 6 1
255   Torchic
  Field Field 7 7 7 7XY
32ORAS
32 27
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
36ORAS
36 35
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
37ORAS
37 35
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying 4 4 4 4XY
5ORAS
5
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 13 8 8 8 8 8
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1, 13 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field 25 15 15BW
12B2W2
12XY
8ORAS
8
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field 25 15 15BW
12B2W2
12XY
1, 8ORAS
1, 8
359   Absol
  Field Field 35
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon 21 20 20 20XY
21ORAS
21 40
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon 21 20 20 20XY
21ORAS
21 46
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon 21 20 20 20XY
21ORAS
21 46
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug 22 22 22 22
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster 6 6 6 6
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster 6 6 6 1, 6
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 14 14BW
13B2W2
13 13 8
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 14 14BW
13B2W2
13 13 1
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 15
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 15
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
501   Oshawott
  Field Field 13 13 13
502   Dewott
  Field Field 13 13 13
503   Samurott
  Field Field 13 13 13
504   Patrat
  Field Field 26
505   Watchog
  Field Field 29
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like 4 4 4 12
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 12
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 12
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like 9 9 1 5
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 9 9 1 5
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field 36 36 36 5
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon 4 4 4 1
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
766   Passimian
  Field Field 11 10
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 45
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral 10
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 8
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
895   Regidrago
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 24
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR13
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
133   Eevee
  Field Field
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
136   Flareon
  Field Field
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
196   Espeon
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
236   Tyrogue
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
359   Absol
  Field Field
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
470   Leafeon
  Field Field
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
810   Grookey
  Field Grass
811   Thwackey
  Field Grass
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
836   Boltund
  Field Field
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
895   Regidrago
  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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
161   Sentret
  Field Field
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
231   Phanpy
  Field Field
240   Magby
  Human-Like Human-Like
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
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 Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Focus Energy is a move with 27PP. The user gains Focus Energy status condition for 3-6 turns, increasing their critical hit ratio to 999%. This makes so that all moves that can land a critical hit, will always be a critical hit, unless prevented by Battle Armor, Shell Armor or Lucky Chant. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Focus Energy status, raising its critical-hit rate.
MDTDS Gives the Pokémon that uses this move the Focus Energy status, which raises its critical-hit rate.
BSL じぶんを きあいだめじょうたいにかえる きゅうしょに あたりやすくなる
MDGtI You will get the Focus Energy status, which raises your critical-hit rate.
SMD
MDRTDX
You'll get the Focus Energy status condition, which raises your critical-hit rate.


In the anime

       
Marowak Vigoroth Machoke Hitmontop
The user focuses to raise the critical-hit ratio of its attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Marowak A light-blue aura surrounds Marowak, making it easier for Marowak to hit an opponent's weak spot. When Marowak hits a weak spot, the place on the opponent that Marowak hit flashes light blue.
Otoshi's Marowak Bad To The Bone Debut
  Vigoroth Vigoroth's body becomes outlined in a red aura.
Marcel's Vigoroth The Garden of Eatin' None
  Cranidos Cranidos's body glows white, and the glow rises up to Cranidos's skull, making the blue dome glow blue.
Roark's Cranidos Shapes of Things to Come! None
  Machoke Machoke flexes its muscles and its arm and back muscles grow larger.
Kenny's Machoke Old Rivals, New Tricks! None
  Hitmontop Hitmontop jumps up and spins on his head as an orange aura surrounds his body, making it easier for Hitmontop to hit the opponent's vital spot.
Bea's Hitmontop Octo-Gridlock at the Gym! None
  Farfetch'd Galarian Farfetch'd's body becomes briefly covered in an orange glow.
Ash's Farfetch'd Trials of a Budding Master! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 聚氣 Jeuihhei *
集氣 Jaahphei *
集中力量 Jaahpjūng Lihkleuhng *
Mandarin 聚氣 / 聚气 Jùqì *
集氣 Jíqì
  Czech Soustředěná energie
  Danish Energifokus
  Dutch Focus energie
  Finnish Voimankeskitys (EP073)
Energialataus (AG088)
  French Puissance
  German Energiefokus
  Greek Εστίαση Δύναμης Estíasi Dúnamis
  Italian Focalenergia*
Energy Conc.*
  Korean 기충전 Gichungjeon
  Polish Skupienie Energii*
Pełna Siła/Pełna Moc*
Portuguese   Brazil Focalizar Energia (JN039-present, TCG, manga)
Energia Focalizada (early anime)
Energia Concentrada (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Concentração de Energia (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Energia Focalizada
Focar Energia
  Romanian Energie Concentrată
  Serbian Fokusiranje energije
Spanish   Latin America Foco Energía
Energía Centrada (AG088)
  Spain Foco Energía
  Swedish Kraftfokus
  Vietnamese Gồng Năng Lượng



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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