Focus Punch (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Physical
Power 150
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Priority -3
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 44
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 48
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 60
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 60
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 48
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 54
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Buzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 70
Kubfu
#891 / Fighting
Level 52
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 52
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Level 52

Learnt by breeding

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

Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Field
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Field