Focus Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power 150
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Priority -3
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM01
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM01

Effects

The user of Focus Punch will tighten its focus before any other moves are made. If any regular move (with a higher priority than -3) directly hits the focused Pokemon, it loses its focus and flinches, not carrying out the attack. If no direct hits are made, Focus Punch attacks as normal.

Moves of lower priority than Focus Punch - for example Avalanche or Dragon Tail - will not cause the user to lose focus. The user will tighten their focus, Focus Punch will attack, then the opponent will use their lower priority move (and in the case of Avalanche, hit with double power).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A powerful loyalty attack. The user flinches if hit.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack that is executed last. The user flinches if hit beforehand.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Black/White
The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. It will fail if the user is hit before it is used.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Focus Punch at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 56
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 49
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 46
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 53
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 53
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 49
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 58
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 55
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Focus Punch as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Monster, Dragon
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Field, Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Field, Fairy
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Bug
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Field
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Field

Learnt by Machine (Generation 4)

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Politoed
#186 / Water
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Magby
#240 / Fire
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Darkrai
#491 / Dark