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Does Counter effect on Focus Punch?

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Since Focus Punch will always hit last...

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Okay:

-Focus punch is a priority of -3

-counter is of -5.

the rules say that the lower priority goes last, therefore Focus punch will strike first. It is a damaging move, so it's fair game to counter.

"If the last physical attack to hit the user was from an opposing Pokémon, this attack deals double the damage done to that Pokémon."

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Since you are technically hit after you have already used focus punch, no. You have not been hit so how can you counter it.

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Hmm, I'm not entirely sure - Focus Punch has priority -3 but Counter has priority -5 so if they were regular moves, Counter would go afterward.