Focus Punch (move)

Facebook Twitter Google+ Email

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 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).

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

HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 56
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 37
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 46
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 53
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 53
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 48
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 58
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 61
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 69
BuzzwoleBuzzwole
#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.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Bug
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Field
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Field