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
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 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 X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
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 48
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 58
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 55
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Golurk
#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.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
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
Fairy, Field
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
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