Focus Punch (move)

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 Pokémon, 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Focus Punch
Japanese きあいパンチ (Kiai Punch)
German Power-Punch
French Mitra-Poing
Italian Centripugno
Spanish Puño Certero

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 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 37
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 61
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 69
Buzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 73

Learnt by breeding

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

Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field

Learnt by move tutor

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

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Magby
#240 / Fire
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Regice
#378 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock