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| Inner Focus
| Force of Will
| Generation VII
| The Pokémon's intensely focused, and that protects the Pokémon from flinching.
Inner Focus (Japanese: せいしんりょく Force of Will) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
Inner Focus prevents the Pokémon from flinching. However, Pokémon with this Ability can still flinch to a Pokémon with Mold Breaker, Teravolt or Turboblaze.
While some descriptions state that the user flinches, Focus Punch failing due to taking damage is not flinching, so the move is unaffected by Inner Focus.
If the Pokémon is hit by a move that always causes flinching, the message "<Pokémon>'s Inner Focus prevents flinching!" (Generation III) or "<Pokémon> won't flinch because of its Inner Focus!" (Generation IV) will appear.
Outside of battle
Inner Focus has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Inner Focus
In other games
|| Prevents cringing.
|| Protects the Pokémon from cringing.
|| ひるみじょうたいに ならない
|| The Pokémon is protected from flinching.
|| Prevents the Cringe status condition.*|
It protects the Pokémon from the Cringe status condition! It won't ever Cringe!*
|| It protects the Pokémon from the flinch status condition!
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other languages