Focus Band

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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
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Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held 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
SM 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
SM
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
RSE Shoal Cave Battle Tower (streak of 35 or more)RS, Battle Frontier (64 BP)E
FRLG Held by wild Machoke
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 and wild Machoke

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, and the prize was 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 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

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