Focus Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category 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).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Focus Punch turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 200.

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
The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. It will fail if the user is hit before it is used.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. It will fail if the user is hit before it is used.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. This move fails if the user is hit before it is used.
Sun/Moon The user focuses its mind before launching a punch. This move fails if the user is hit before it is used.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Focus Punch at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 56
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 37
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 46
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 53
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 53
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 48
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 58
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 55
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 70

Learnt by breeding

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

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Bug
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Field
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Field

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Focus Punch by the various move tutors in the games.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
DelibirdDelibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark