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Focus Sash
Fighting Spirit Sash
Focus Sash
Focus Sash
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Focus Sash (Japanese: きあいのタスキ Fighting Spirit Sash) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV that prevents the holder from fainting in one hit.


In the core series


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000


Generation IV

If the holder has full HP and is hit by an attack that would otherwise cause fainting (including a one-hit knockout move), it survives with 1 HP. Can also protect against self-inflicted confusion damage. Protects from all strikes of a multi-strike move. Cannot protect from damage from Future Sight or Doom Desire. Disappears after use.

Generation V onward

From Generation V on, it can only protect from one strike of a multi-strike move.


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. If it has full HP, the holder will endure one potential KO attack, leaving 1 HP.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. If the holder has full HP, it will endure a potential KO attack with 1 HP. The item then disappears.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Route 221 (one item per day), Battle ParkDP/FrontierPt (48 BP)
HGSS Purchased by the player's Mom Battle Frontier (48 BP)
PW Winner's Path
BW Battle Subway (48 BP)
B2W2 Battle Subway/PWT (24 BP)
Pokémon Dream Radar (Simulator β, Simulator γ)
XYORAS Battle Maison (48 BP)
SMUSUM Poni Wilds Battle Tree (48 BP)
SwSh Hammerlocke, Lake of Outrage Battle Tower (15 BP)

In the manga

A Focus Sash in Pokémon Adventures
A Focus Sash in Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Focus Sash was seen held by Darach's Houndoom in Getting the Drop on Gallade II, allowing it to survive a super-effective Focus Blast by Platinum's Lopunny. Platinum also rented a Focus Sash for her Empoleon to hold in the Battle Castle.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

In Walkthrough! Battle Tower!!, had given his Infernape a Focus Sash to hold, allowing it to survive a Golem's Earthquake at the Battle Tower and then defeat it with a Grass Knot.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 氣勢披帶 Heisai Pēidaai *
振奮精神的綁帶 Janfáhn Jīngsàhn-dīk Bóngdaai *
Mandarin 氣勢披帶 / 气势披带 Qìshì Pīdài *
振奮精神的綁帶 Zhènfèn Jīngshén de Bǎngdài *
France Flag.png French Ceint. Force*
Ceinture Force*
Germany Flag.png German Fokusgurt
Italy Flag.png Italian Focalnastro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기합의띠 Gihabui Tti
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cinta de Foco
Russia Flag.png Russian Пояс Фокусирования Poyas Fokusirovaniya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Banda Focus

External links

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