Focus Sash

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Focus Sash
Fighting Spirit Sash
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png
Focus Sash
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Generation IX Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Power 10

The Focus Sash (Japanese: きあいのタスキ Fighting Spirit Sash) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV that prevents the holder from fainting in one hit.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $100
N/A $2,000
SV $50,000 $12,500


Generation IV

If the holder has full HP and is hit by a move that would otherwise cause fainting (including a one-hit knockout move), it survives with 1 HP. Can also protect against self-inflicted confusion damage. Protects from all strikes of a multi-strike move. Cannot protect from damage from Future Sight or Doom Desire. Disappears after use.

Generation V onward

From Generation V on, it can only protect from one strike of a multi-strike move.


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. If it has full HP, the holder will endure one potential KO attack, leaving 1 HP.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. If the holder has full HP, it will endure a potential KO attack with 1 HP. The item then disappears.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. If the holder has full HP and is hit with a move that should knock it out, it will endure with 1 HP—but only once.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Route 221 (one item per day), Battle ParkDP/FrontierPt (48 BP)
HGSS Purchased by the player's Mom Battle Frontier (48 BP)
PW Winner's Path
BW Battle Subway (48 BP)
B2W2 Battle Subway/PWT (24 BP)
Transfer from Dream Radar
PDR Dream Clouds (Simulator β, Simulator γ)
XYORAS Battle Maison (48 BP)
SMUSUM Poni Wilds Battle Tree (48 BP)
SwSh Hammerlocke, Lake of Outrage Battle Tower (15 BP)
SwShCT Frostpoint Field
BDSP Route 221 (one item per day), Battle Park (15 BP)
SV West Province (Area Two) (from a Pokémon League representative after defeating 4 Trainers in the area) Delibird Presents (Mesagoza Branch, after earning 4 Gym Badges)


Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SV Lotte World Mall battle item set South Korea April 29 to May 31, 2023
Summer training support sets Japan July 22 to September 30, 2023
As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
DPPt 2009 World Championships Weavile Japanese August 15, 2009
HGSS 2010 World Championships Eevee Japanese January 11 to May 9, 2010
Video Game Championships 2010 Eevee English, French, German, Spanish Various
BW Korean Nationals 2012 Volcarona Korean June 9 to 10, 2012
B2W2 Strongest Class Single Battle Tyranitar Japanese September 15 to October 28, 2012
Strongest Class Tyranitar Korean February 24 to May 5, 2013
BWB2W2 Pokémon Center 15th Anniversary Infernape Japanese June 12 to 18, 2013
July 3 to 7, 2013
Iris's Haxorus Japanese August 17 to 18, 2013
ORAS Jump Festa 2015 Linoone Japan December 20 to 21, 2014
2015 Korean World Championship Series Linoone Korean March 12 to May 31, 2015
XYORAS Cinema Hoopa Japan July 5, 2015
July 18 to September 30, 2015
Manesh Hoopa Japanese, American August 21 to November 30, 2015
Mighty Hoopa Japanese, Taiwanese November 3 to 30, 2015
Mac Hoopa United States November 27 to December 23, 2015
Cinema Hoopa Korean December 15, 2015 to February 29, 2016
Harry Hoopa PAL Various
SM Clovis Salazzle American, PAL August 14 to December 4, 2017
SwSh Baik Jongyoon's Amoonguss All August 9 to 10, 2020



Bag Focus Sash SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the manga

A Focus Sash in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

In Walkthrough! Battle Tower!!, had given his Infernape a Focus Sash to hold, allowing it to survive a Golem's Earthquake at the Battle Tower and then defeat it with a Grass Knot.

Pokémon Adventures

Platinum arc

A Focus Sash was seen held by Darach's Houndoom in Getting the Drop on Gallade II, allowing it to survive a super-effective Focus Blast by Platinum's Lopunny. In the same chapter, Platinum was revealed to have rented a Focus Sash for her Empoleon to hold in the Battle Castle.

In the TCG

Focus Sash in the TCG
Main article: Focus Sash (Furious Fists 91)

The Focus Sash was introduced as a Pokémon Tool card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English XY Series (the Japanese XY Era). It was released in the Japanese Rising Fist expansion and the English Furious Fists expansion, with artwork by Toyste Beach. In Japan, it was later reprinted in The Best of XY subset. If a Fighting-type card Pokémon with this card attached has full HP and would be Knocked Out by damage from an attack from the opponent's Pokémon, it is not Knocked Out and instead its remaining HP becomes 10. Afterwards, the card is removed from the Pokémon and discarded.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 氣勢披帶 Heisai Pēidaai *
振奮精神的綁帶 Janfáhn Jīngsàhn-dīk Bóngdaai *
Mandarin 氣勢披帶 / 气势披带 Qìshì Pīdài *
振奮精神的綁帶 Zhènfèn Jīngshén de Bǎngdài *
France Flag.png French Ceint. Force*
Ceinture Force*
Germany Flag.png German Fokusgurt
Italy Flag.png Italian Focalnastro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기합의띠 Gihabui Tti
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cinta de Foco
Russia Flag.png Russian Пояс Фокусирования Poyas Fokusirovaniya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Banda Focus*
Banda Aguante*

External links

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