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If I were to give a Shedinja a focus band, would it be invincible? I know status moves could KO, so they don't count.

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No, it wouldn’t.
1.Focus Bands don’t always work.
2.If you are talking about a sash, then it only works once.
3.Weather, Hazards, and Status Conditions kill it

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No, it won't.

An item to be held by a Pokémon. The holder may endure a potential KO attack, leaving it with just 1 HP.

It does not say that Focus Band always will make the Pokemon holding it able to endure a move, just that it might endure it. For Shedinja to be "invincible", you need to be playing Pure Hackmon or Almost Any Ability format. Sash does not make Shedinja invincible because it disappears after use.


Hope I helped!

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or almost any ability
Yeah, you're right.
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The Focus Band (Japanese: きあいのハチマキ Fighting Spirit Headband) is a type of held item introduced in Generation II that sometimes prevents fainting.

It only prevents fainting sometimes. It only has a 10% chance of working. For a semi-invulnerable Shedinja, you can have it hold a Focus Sash, which let's it survive a single hit.

The only way to get an actually unkillable Shedinja would be one with Sturdy, holding Safety Goggles, and having Safeguard up.

Source: Experience and Bulbapedia

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I watched a Pimpnite video where he had a shedinja with safety goggles and sturdy. Very funny.
i think you meant Safety Goggles, not Weather Goggles. Also hazards would kill it.
If you've gone to all the trouble of moving Sturdy onto Shedinja in the first place, chances are you have no intentions of pulling it out again, rendering Hazards almost irrelevant.  The only reason you'd need to worry about it is if your opponent has Whirlwind, Dragon Tail, etc.
There are always moves like Sunsteel Strike that ignore abilities. lol. Also Mold Breaker / Turboblaze / Teravolt kills it.