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The '''Focus Band''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|きあいのハチマキ|Kiai no Hachimaki}}''' ''{{wp|Kiai|Fighting Spirit}} Headband'') is a type of [[held item]] introduced in [[Generation II]] that sometimes prevents [[fainting]].
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The '''Focus Band''' (Japanese: '''きあいのハチマキ''' ''{{wp|Kiai|Fighting Spirit}} Headband'') is a type of [[held item]] introduced in [[Generation II]] that sometimes prevents [[fainting]].
   
 
==In the core series==
 
==In the core series==
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===Effect===
 
===Effect===
 
====Generation II====
 
====Generation II====
When hit with a move that will cause the holder to faint, there is a ~12% (30/256) chance it can survive with 1 HP. This can also also protect against [[recoil]] damage and self-inflicted {{status|confusion}} damage. Focus Band only needs to trigger once to protect from all strikes from a [[multi-strike move]]. It cannot protect from damage from {{m|Future Sight}}.
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If the Pokémon holding a Focus Band is hit by a damaging move that would cause it to faint, there is a ~12% (30/256) chance the Focus Band will activate and cause its holder to survive with 1 {{stat|HP}}. Focus Band can allow the holder to survive {{m|Future Sight}}. It cannot activate as a result of self-inflicted {{status|confusion}} damage.
   
====Generation III====
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If Focus Band activates as a result of a [[multi-strike move]], the holder does not faint from any of the strikes.
The chances of Quick Claw activating are decreased to 10%. Unlike Future Sight, Focus Band can protect the holder from {{m|Doom Desire}}.
 
   
====Generation IV====
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====Generations III to IV====
Focus Band no longer protects the holder from Doom Desire.
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The Focus Band now has a 10% chance to activate. Focus Band now allows its holder to endure self-inflicted {{status|confusion}} damage.
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Focus Band can allow the holder to survive {{m|Doom Desire}}.
   
 
====Generation V onward====
 
====Generation V onward====
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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Focus Band anime.png|thumb|250px|A Focus Band in the anime]]
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[[File:Focus Band anime.png|thumb|250px|A Focus Band in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
In ''[[BW134|The Journalist from Another Region!]]'', a [[Pokémon Sumo Tournament]] was held during the [[Grand Harvest Festival]] on [[Harvest Island]], and the prize was a Focus Band. Eventually it was won by Ash, who gave it to his {{AP|Pignite}} to wear as a trophy.
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In ''[[BW134|The Journalist from Another Region!]]'', a [[Pokémon Sumo Tournament]] was held during the [[Grand Harvest Festival]] on [[Harvest Island]], with the prize for winning being a Focus Band. Eventually, it was won by {{Ash}}, who gave it to his {{AP|Pignite}} to wear as a trophy.
 
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==In the manga==
 
==In the manga==
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[[File:Focus Band Adventures.png|thumb|230px|A Focus Band in Pokémon Adventures]]
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
[[File:Focus Band Adventures.png|thumb|{{adv|Gold}}'s [[Sunbo]] wearing a Focus Band]]
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In the {{chap|Gold, Silver & Crystal}}, {{adv|Gold}} gave each of his six [[party|team]] members a Focus Band to hold during the final battle against the [[Masked Man]].
In the {{chap|Gold, Silver & Crystal}}, six Focus Band were used by {{adv|Gold}} on his team against the [[Masked Man]].
 
 
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==In the TCG==
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[[File:FocusBandNeoGenesis86.jpg|thumb|200px|Focus Band]]
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{{main|Focus Band (Neo Genesis 86)}}
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The Focus Band was introduced as a {{TCG|Pokémon Tool}} {{TCG|Trainer card}} in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] during the English Neo Series (the Japanese Neo Era) in the {{TCG|Neo Genesis}} expansion. It has never been reprinted.
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If a Pokémon with a Focus Band would be Knocked Out, its owner may flip a coin. If heads, the Pokémon survives with 10 HP and Focus Band is discarded.
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==Trivia==
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*In [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]], {{p|Pichu}} can wear a Focus Band as one of its palette swaps.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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|fr=Bandeau
 
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|de=Fokus-Band
 
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|it=Bandana
 
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|ko=기합의머리띠 ''Gihabui Meoritti''
 
|ko=기합의머리띠 ''Gihabui Meoritti''
 
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|ru=Защитная Бандана ''Zashchitnaya Bandana''
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|vi=Băng đô cổ vũ
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*On Smogon's Itemdex:
 
*On Smogon's Itemdex:
**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/gc/items/focus_band/ Generation II]
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**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/gs/items/focus_band/ Generation II]
 
**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/items/focus_band/ Generation III]
 
**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/items/focus_band/ Generation III]
 
**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/dp/items/focus_band/ Generation IV]
 
**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/dp/items/focus_band/ Generation IV]
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**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/xy/items/focus_band/ Generation VI]
 
**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/xy/items/focus_band/ Generation VI]
 
**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/items/focus_band/ Generation VII]
 
**[http://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/items/focus_band/ Generation VII]
*[https://veekun.com/dex/items/misc/Focus%20Band On Eevee's Itemdex]
 
   
 
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[[it:Strumenti con effetti in lotta#Bandana]]
 
[[ja:きあいのハチマキ]]
 
[[ja:きあいのハチマキ]]
 
[[zh:气势头带(道具)]]
 
[[zh:气势头带(道具)]]

Latest revision as of 13:46, 17 January 2019

Focus Band
きあいのハチマキ
Fighting Spirit Headband
Focus Band
Focus Band
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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Fling
Power 10

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.

In the core series

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
Colo.XD
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
SMUSUM N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000

Effect

Generation II

If the Pokémon holding a Focus Band is hit by a damaging move that would cause it to faint, there is a ~12% (30/256) chance the Focus Band will activate and cause its holder to survive with 1 HP. Focus Band can allow the holder to survive Future Sight. It cannot activate as a result of self-inflicted confusion damage.

If Focus Band activates as a result of a multi-strike move, the holder does not faint from any of the strikes.

Generations III to IV

The Focus Band now has a 10% chance to activate. Focus Band now allows its holder to endure self-inflicted confusion damage.

Focus Band can allow the holder to survive Doom Desire.

Generation V onward

From Generation V on, Focus Band must trigger separately for each strike of a multi-strike move.

Description

Games Description
GSC May prevent fainting. (HOLD)
RSE
Colo.XD
A hold item that occasionally prevents fainting.
FRLG An item to be held by a Pokémon. The holding Pokémon may endure an attack, leaving just 1 HP.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
An item to be held by a Pokémon. The holder may endure a potential KO attack, leaving it with just 1 HP.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Fighting Dojo Route 26 (held by Cooltrainer Beth's Rapidash from the second rematch onward)C
RSE Shoal Cave Battle Tower (streak of 35 or more)RS, Battle Frontier (64 BP)E
FRLG Held by wild Machoke (5% chance)
Colo. Mt. Battle (10,000 Poké Coupons)
XD Pyrite Town (Pyrite Super Grand Hotel) Mt. Battle (8,000 Poké Coupons)
DPPt Held by Hayley's Octillery (event) Battle ParkDP/FrontierPt (48 BP)
HGSS Battle Frontier (48 BP)
PW Beyond the Sea (held by wild Octillery)
BW Battle Subway (48 BP)
B2W2 Battle Subway/PWT (12 BP)
XY Battle Maison (48 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (48 BP)
Held by wild Machop
SM Route 9 Held by wild Machop (5% chance) and wild Machoke (5% chance)
USUM Route 9 (after apprehending the Ditto Five) Held by wild Machop (5% chance) and wild Machoke (5% chance)

In the anime

A Focus Band in the anime

In The Journalist from Another Region!, a Pokémon Sumo Tournament was held during the Grand Harvest Festival on Harvest Island, with the prize for winning being a Focus Band. Eventually, it was won by Ash, who gave it to his Pignite to wear as a trophy.

In the manga

A Focus Band in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, Gold gave each of his six team members a Focus Band to hold during the final battle against the Masked Man.

In the TCG

Focus Band
Main article: Focus Band (Neo Genesis 86)

The Focus Band was introduced as a Pokémon Tool Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Neo Series (the Japanese Neo Era) in the Neo Genesis expansion. It has never been reprinted.

If a Pokémon with a Focus Band would be Knocked Out, its owner may flip a coin. If heads, the Pokémon survives with 10 HP and Focus Band is discarded.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese きあいのハチマキ Fighting Spirit Headband
Chinese Cantonese 氣勢頭帶 Heisai Tàuhdaai *
振奮精神頭布 Janfáhn Jīngsàhn Tàuhbou *
Mandarin 氣勢頭帶 / 气势头带 Qìshì Tóudài *
振奮精神的頭布 Zhènfèn Jīngshén de Tóubù *
有气势的东西 Yǒu Qìshì de Dōngxi *
毅力頭帶 Yìlì Tóudài *
小东西 Xiǎo Dōngxi *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Focus-nauha
France Flag.png French Bandeau
Germany Flag.png German Fokus-Band
Italy Flag.png Italian Bandana
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기합의머리띠 Gihabui Meoritti
Poland Flag.png Polish Opaska Skupienia
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bandana
Russia Flag.png Russian Защитная Бандана Zashchitnaya Bandana
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cinta Focus
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Fokusband
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Băng đô cổ vũ

External links


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