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When is a good time to use 'Focus punch'

1 vote

Sometimes it works, sometimes I get hit.

I'm thinking about using it at first of battle when they are sword dancing/nasty plotting/calm minding.


asked Apr 29, 2012 by Nascarfan73
retagged Jan 9, 2013 by Pokemaster

1 Answer

2 votes

It's a good idea to run Substitute when you're using a Pokemon with Focus Punch, since when the Pokemon is behind the sub it will always be able to pull off the Focus Punch unless the opponent uses a move such as Bullet Seed which can hit through the sub, but such scenario is unlikely.

answered Apr 29, 2012 by Hex
That is why you NEVER use Focus Punch on an Ambipom, Cinccino, or Scizor.