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Inner Focus

Description

The wielder cannot flinch. Does not prevent the turn loss if the user is attacked while charging Focus Punch.

Competitive Use

Inner Focus has a very wide distribution, but in OU, most Pokemon with access to it have better options. The main selling point of Inner Focus is canceling Fake Out's flinching, a common move on leads. Mienshao can take advantage of this when employed as a lead, but will often prefer Regenerator's healing effect or Reckless's added power.

However, in the VGC environment, where Fake Out and Rock Slide are very common, Inner Focus is a very useful ability. If you seem to always be at the mercy of quick Fake Outs and Rock Slide flinches, consider testing an Inner Focus Pokemon to put those woes behind you.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abra Psychic LC Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Dragonite Dragon / Flying OU Inner Focus / Multiscale 91 134 95 100 100 80 600
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Girafarig Normal / Psychic NU Inner Focus / Early Bird / Sap Sipper 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Glalie Ice NU Inner Focus / Ice Body / Moody 80 80 80 80 80 80 480
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Mienfoo Fighting LC Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 45 85 50 55 50 65 350
Mienshao Fighting UU Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 65 125 60 95 60 105 510
Pawniard Dark / Steel LC Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Sawk Fighting NU Sturdy / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Snorunt Ice LC Inner Focus / Ice Body / Moody 50 50 50 50 50 50 300
Throh Fighting NU Guts / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker 120 100 85 30 85 45 465
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Darumaka Fire LC Hustle / Inner Focus 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
Drowzee Psychic LC Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
Hitmonchan Fighting RU Keen Eye / Iron Fist / Inner Focus 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Hypno Psychic NU Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525