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Focus Energy (move)

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Focus Energy
きあいだめ Fighting Spirit Improvement
Focus Energy.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals earlier in the same turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Focus Energy (Japanese: きあいだめ Fighting Spirit Improvement) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Focus Energy worked incorrectly in Generation I. While intended to quadruple the critical hit ratio, instead it will have no effect if the user is faster than the opponent, or prevent the user from getting a critical hit (0/511 chance) if the user is slower than the opponent. Focus Energy can only be removed by switching or Haze. Focus Energy will fail if the user is already under its effect.

In Stadium, Focus Energy was fixed; it quadruples the probability of the user scoring a critical hit.

Generation II

Focus Energy increases the critical hit ratio by 1 stage.

Generation IV and on

Focus Energy increases the critical hit ratio by 2 stages.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Raises the likelihood of nailing the opponent's weak spot for a critical hit.
GSC Raises the critical hit ratio.
RSEColoXD Focuses power to raise the critical-hit ratio.
FRLG The user takes a deep breath and focuses to raise its critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSS The user takes a deep breath and focuses to raise the critical-hit ratio of its attacks.
BW The user takes a deep breath and focuses so that critical hits land more easily.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison 16 15 15 13 13 '
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal 23 20 20 7 7 '
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal 27     --, 7 --, 7 '
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison 21 23 23 8 7 7 '
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison 23 27 27 8 7 7 '
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground     -- -- -- '
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting 27 27 27 21 -- -- '
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting 27 27 27 21 -- -- '
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting 32 7 7 7 7 '
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting 36 --, 8 --, 7 --, 7 --, 7 '
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting 36 --, 8 --, 7 --, 7 --, 7 '
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground 31 21 21 17 17 '
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground 33 21 21 17 17 '
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting 43 21 21 21 21 '
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water       14 14 '
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water       14 14 '
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying -- 20 6 6 5 5 '
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug 36 7 -- -- -- '
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal   36 36       '
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel   6 6 5 5 '
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water   33 33 23 23 22 '
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water   38 38 23 23 22 '
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon       14 14 '
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting   7 7 6 6 '
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire     7 7 7 '
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting     --, 7 --, 7 --, 7 '
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting     --, 7 --, 7 --, 7 '
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying     4 4 4 '
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying     --, 4 --, 4 --, 4 '
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal     -- -- -- '
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting     -- -- -- '
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting     -- -- -- '
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark     13 8 8 '
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark     --, 13 --, 8 --, 8 '
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground     25 15 15 12 '
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground     25 15 15 12 '
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon     21 20 20 '
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon     21 20 20 '
373 Salamance Salamance Dragon Flying     21 20 20 '
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug       22 22 '
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock       6 6 '
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock       6 6 '
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying       14 14 13 '
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying       14 14 13 '
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark       -- -- '
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark       -- -- '
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water         13 '
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water         13 '
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water         13 '
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting         4 '
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting         --, 4 '
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting         --, 4 '
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting         9 '
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting         9 '
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal         36 '
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon         4 '
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon         --, 4 '
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon         --, 4 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison RattataNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeCuboneMarowak RattataNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeCuboneMarowakTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCamerupt RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeCuboneMarowakTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCameruptStunkySkuntank RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeCuboneMarowakTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCameruptStunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowak Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowak Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowakCranidosRampardos Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowakCranidosRampardos
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal RattataNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeape RattataNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCamerupt RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCameruptStunkySkuntank RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCameruptStunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal RattataNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeape RattataNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCamerupt RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCameruptStunkySkuntank RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCameruptStunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground RattataNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeape RattataNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCamerupt RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCameruptStunkySkuntank RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCameruptStunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowak Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowak Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowakCranidosRampardos Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowakCranidosRampardos
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground   BeedrillScytherScizorPinsir BeedrillScytherScizorPinsirKricketune BeedrillScytherScizorPinsirKricketune
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire     RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeMachopMachokeMachampHitmontopTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothMakuhitaHariyamaNumelCameruptStunkySkuntank RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeMachopMachokeMachampHitmontopTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothMakuhitaHariyamaNumelCameruptStunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurottTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrThrohSawkBouffalant
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel     Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowakCranidosRampardos Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowakCranidosRampardos
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark       RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumel
CameruptStunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurott
Bouffalant
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire       RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumel
CameruptStunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurott
Bouffalant
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon       Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingCuboneMarowakHorsea
SeadraKingdraBagonShelgonSalamenceCranidos
RampardosDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

Otoshi Marowak Focus Energy.png Roark Cranidos Focus Energy.png Kenny Machoke Focus Energy.png None.png
Marowak Cranidos Machoke
The user focuses to raise the critical-hit ratio of its attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
105 Marowak A light blue aura surrounds Marowak. When it uses the next attack, the point that will hit the opponent turns light blue.
Otoshi's Marowak Bad to the Bone Debut
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth's body becomes outlined in a red aura.
Marcel's Vigoroth The Garden of Eatin' None
408 Cranidos Cranidos's body glows white, and the glow rises up to Cranidos's skull, making the blue part glow blue.
Roark's Cranidos Shapes of Things to Come! None
067 Machoke Machoke flexes its muscles and its arm and back muscles grow larger.
Kenny's Machoke Old Rivals, New Tricks! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Focus Energy I.png Focus Energy II.png Focus Energy III.png Focus Energy IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Focus Energy Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 集氣 Jíqì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Focus Energie
France Flag.png French Puissance
Germany Flag.png German Energiefokus
Greece Flag.png Greek Εστίαση Δύναμης
Italy Flag.png Italian Energy Conc. (Gen I-II)
Focalenergia(Gen III-present)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기충전 Gichungjeon
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Focar Energia
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Energia Focalizada
Romania Flag.png Romanian Energie Concentrată
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Fokusiranje Energije
Spain Flag.png Spanish Foco Energia


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