Inner Focus (Ability)

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Inner Focus せいしんりょく
Force of Will
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Generation III
Prevents flinching.
Generation IV
The Pokémon is protected from flinching.
Generation V
The Pokémon is protected from flinching.
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from flinching.
Generation VII
The Pokémon's intensely focused, and that protects the Pokémon from flinching.

Inner Focus (Japanese: せいしんりょく Force of Will) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Inner Focus prevents the Pokémon from flinching. However, Pokémon with this Ability can still flinch to a Pokémon with Mold Breaker, Teravolt or Turboblaze.

While some descriptions state that the user flinches, Focus Punch failing due to taking damage is not flinching, so the move is unaffected by Inner Focus.

When its effect activates, the quote "<Pokémon> won't flinch because of its Inner Focus!" will appear.

Outside of battle

Inner Focus has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Inner Focus

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Zubat Zubat Poison Flying Inner Focus None Infiltrator
Golbat Golbat Poison Flying Inner Focus None Infiltrator
Abra Abra Psychic Psychic Synchronize Inner Focus Magic Guard
Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic Synchronize Inner Focus Magic Guard
Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic Synchronize Inner Focus Magic Guard
Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye Inner Focus Defiant
Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic Insomnia Forewarn Inner Focus
Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic Insomnia Forewarn Inner Focus
Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting Keen Eye Iron Fist Inner Focus
Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal Early Bird Scrappy Inner Focus
Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying Inner Focus None Multiscale
Crobat Crobat Poison Flying Inner Focus None Infiltrator
Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark Synchronize None Inner Focus
Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus Early Bird Sap Sipper
Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus Keen Eye Pickpocket
Raikou Raikou Electric Electric Pressure None Inner Focus
Entei Entei Fire Fire Pressure None Inner Focus
Suicune Suicune Water Water Pressure None Inner Focus
Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice Inner Focus Ice Body Moody
Glalie Glalie Ice Ice Inner Focus Ice Body Moody
Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting Steadfast Inner Focus Prankster
Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel Steadfast Inner Focus Justified
Gallade Gallade
Mega Gallade
Psychic Fighting Inner Focus None None
Throh Throh Fighting Fighting Guts Inner Focus Mold Breaker
Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting Sturdy Inner Focus Mold Breaker
Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire Hustle None Inner Focus
Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting Inner Focus Regenerator Reckless
Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting Inner Focus Regenerator Reckless
Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Mudbray Mudbray Ground Ground Own Tempo Stamina Inner Focus
Mudsdale Mudsdale Ground Ground Own Tempo Stamina Inner Focus
Oranguru Oranguru Normal Psychic Inner Focus Telepathy Symbiosis
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神力 Jīngsàhnlihk
Mandarin 精神力 Jīngshénlì
France Flag.png French Attention
Germany Flag.png German Konzentrator
Italy Flag.png Italian Forza Interiore*
Fuocodentro*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 정신력 Jeongsinryeok
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Foco Interno
Russia Flag.png Russian Концентрация Kontsentratsiya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Foco Interno
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sức mạnh tinh thần


Variations of the Ability Limber
LimberObliviousInsomniaImmunityOwn TempoInner FocusMagma ArmorWater VeilVital Spirit


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