Focus Blast (move)

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Focus Blast
きあいだま Fighting Spirit Bullet
Focus Blast VI.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  120
Accuracy  70%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Focus Blast (Japanese: きあいだま Fighting Spirit Bullet) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move, introduced in Generation IV. It appears to be related to the concept of a "Chi ball" or "psi ball". It has been TM52 since Generation IV.


Focus Blast does damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense.


Games Description
DPPtHGSSBW The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. It may also lower the target’s Sp. Def.



# Pokémon Type Machine
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Water
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
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

Iris Excadrill Focus Blast.png Nando Lopunny Focus Blast.png Ash Scraggy Focus Blast.png Paul Ursaring Focus Blast.png
Excadrill Lopunny Scraggy Ursaring
A ball of light-blue energy is formed between the user's hands. The ball is then shot at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
217 Ursaring Ursaring puts its hands together and creates a light blue ball of energy. It then fires it at the opponent, or Ursaring puts one of its hands back and a light blue ball of energy forms in front of it. It then brings its arm forward and throws the blast at the opponent.
Paul's Ursaring Glory Blaze! Debut
428 Lopunny Lopunny puts its hands together and forms a light blue ball of energy. It then fires it at the opponent.
Nando's Lopunny Coming Full - Festival Circle! None
621 Druddigon Druddigon puts its hands together in front of it and creates a light blue ball of energy. It then fires the orb at the opponent, or Druddigon puts its arms together by its side and forms a light blue ball of energy in between them. It then lifts one of its hands down and tosses the orb at the opponent with the other.
Emmy's Druddigon The Dragon Master's Path! None
Unknown Trainer's Druddigon Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
530 Excadrill Excadrill puts its claws together in front of it and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. It then pulls one of its claws back while holding the ball of energy and tosses it at the opponent, or Excadrill pulls one of its claws back and a light blue orb of energy appears in front of it. Excadrill then tosses the orb at the opponent.
Iris's Excadrill Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
560 Scrafty Scrafty puts its hands together at its side and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. It then jumps into the air and raises its hands above its head. When it does, the light blue orb grows larger. Scrafty then tosses the orb at the opponent.
A wild Scrafty Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! None
642 Thundurus Thundurus puts its hands together in front of it and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. It then raises its hands above its head and the orb grows as big as its own body. Thundurus then throws the orb at the opponent. As the orb soars through the air, it grows smaller and smaller.
A wild Thundurus Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
559 Scraggy Scraggy puts its hands together at its side and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. It then jumps into the air and raises its hands above its head. When it does, the light blue orb grows larger. Scraggy then tosses the orb at the opponent.
Ash's Scraggy The Clubsplosion Begins! None
647 Keldeo
Keldeo (M15) M15 None
614 Beartic Beartic puts its hands together in front of it and forms a light blue orb of energy in between them. It then raises its hands above its head and the orb grows as big as its own body. Beartic then throws the orb at the opponent.
Georgia's Beartic BW090 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In other generations

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Focus Blast IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI 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


  • It is one of the very few moves in Pokémon Battle Revolution that is visually identical to its handheld counterpart.
  • Focus Blast is the only variation of Blizzard that cannot be learned by any Pokémon via leveling up and the only variation that has a chance of lowering an opponent's stat.
  • In the early Japanese versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Focus Blast had a different animation. Instead of 'spreading' when it touched the opponent, it disintegrated.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 集氣彈 Jíqìdàn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Focusdreun
France Flag.png French Exploforce
Germany Flag.png German Fokusstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Ριπή Αυτοσυγκέντρωσης
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bola Semangat
Italy Flag.png Italian Focalcolpo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기합구슬 Gihap Guseul
Poland Flag.png Polish Mega Podmuch
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Explosão Focalizada
Romania Flag.png Romanian Focus Blast
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Explosion (Battle Dimension)
Super Explosion (Galactic Battles)
Ataque Centrado (Sinnoh League Victors)
Spain Flag.png Spain Onda Certera

Variations of the move Blizzard
Special BlizzardThunderHurricane
Formerly a variation
Physical Gunk Shot
Special Focus Blast

Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
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