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Fighting Spirit Headband
|Pokémon Global Link artwork
|Introduced in Generation II
| Items (Held items)
| Other Items
| Other Items
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 games
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.
Generations III onward
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.
|May prevent fainting. (HOLD)
|A hold item that occasionally prevents fainting.
|An item to be held by a Pokémon. The holding Pokémon may endure an attack, leaving just 1 HP.
|An item to be held by a Pokémon. The holder may endure a potential KO attack, leaving it with just 1 HP.
|An item to be held by a Pokémon. When the holder is hit with a move that should knock it out, it may be able to endure with 1 HP.
In the spin-off games
Focus Band in Pokémon UNITE
In Pokémon UNITE, the Focus Band is a held item that recovers user's HP for 3s when below 25%; specifically by 8/11/14% of missing HP with 100/90/80s cooldown at Grade 1, 10, and 20 respectively. It also increases the user's Defense and Sp. Defense: by 2 and 0 respectively at Grade 1 and by 30 each at Grade 30.
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
In The Last Battle VI, Gold gave each of his team members a Focus Band to hold during the final battle against the Masked Man.
In the TCG
- 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.
In other languages
|氣勢頭帶 Heisai Tàuhdaai *
振奮精神頭布 Janfáhn Jīngsàhn Tàuhbou *
|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 *
|기합의머리띠 Gihabui Meoritti
| Brazilian Portuguese
|Faixa Focalizadora (games, manga)
|Защитная Бандана Zashchitnaya Bandana
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