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Focus Blast

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fighting 120 70% 5 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Competitive Use

Focus Blast is the most powerful special Fighting-type move in the game. It is also the least accurate. The move is essential for providing coverage on many special attackers, and its high Base Power makes it a superior choice against bulky special walls such as Tyranitar and Ferrothorn. A prime example is Alakazam, where the coverage that Focus Blast provides alongside its powerful STAB Psychic attacks lets it blow through a large portion of the metagame. However, like Stone Edge, Focus Blast is widely considered one of the worst moves in the game solely because of its awful accuracy. Despite this, Focus Blast sees a lot of use because of the amazing coverage it provides, and many players are willing to take the risk in order to have the chance to achieve important KOs. If the low accuracy of the move is undesirable, Aura Sphere is a excellent substitute on the handful of Pokemon that learn it.

Related Moves

Aura Sphere is a weaker alternative with 90 Base Power; however, it has perfect accuracy.

Hidden Power Fighting, while much weaker, is more widely distributed than Aura Sphere and is viable if special Fighting-type coverage is needed.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abomasnow Grass / Ice UU Snow Warning / Soundproof 90 92 75 92 85 60 494
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Ampharos Electric NU Static / Plus 90 75 75 115 90 55 500
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Archeops Rock / Flying RU Defeatist 75 140 65 112 65 110 567
Azumarill Water UU Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 100 50 80 50 80 50 410
Beartic Ice NU Snow Cloak / Swift Swim 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Blastoise Water UU Torrent / Rain Dish 79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Cinccino Normal RU Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 75 95 60 65 60 115 470
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Cobalion Steel / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Conkeldurr Fighting OU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 105 140 95 55 65 45 505
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Darkrai Dark Uber Bad Dreams 70 90 90 135 90 125 600
Darmanitan Fire UU Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
Darmanitan-Z Fire / Psychic Limbo Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
Deoxys Psychic Uber Pressure 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Deoxys-A Psychic Uber Pressure 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
Deoxys-D Psychic Uber Pressure 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
Deoxys-S Psychic Uber Pressure 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
Dragonite Dragon / Flying OU Inner Focus / Multiscale 91 134 95 100 100 80 600
Druddigon Dragon RU Rough Skin / Sheer Force / Mold Breaker 77 120 90 60 90 48 485
Dusknoir Ghost RU Pressure 45 100 135 65 135 45 525
Electabuzz Electric NU Static / Vital Spirit 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
Electivire Electric RU Motor Drive / Vital Spirit 75 123 67 95 85 95 540
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Excadrill Ground / Steel Uber Sand Rush / Sand Force / Mold Breaker 110 135 60 50 65 88 508
Exploud Normal NU Soundproof / Scrappy 104 91 63 91 63 68 480
Feraligatr Water RU Torrent / Sheer Force 85 105 100 79 83 78 530
Floatzel Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Gallade Psychic / Fighting RU Steadfast / Justified 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Gardevoir Psychic NU Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Golduck Water NU Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 80 82 78 95 80 85 500
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
Golett Ground / Ghost LC Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 59 74 50 35 50 35 303
Golurk Ground / Ghost NU Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 89 124 80 55 80 55 483
Granbull Normal NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Rattled 90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Groudon Ground Uber Drought 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
Grumpig Psychic NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 80 45 65 90 110 80 470
Gurdurr Fighting NU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 85 105 85 40 50 40 405
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Haxorus Dragon OU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 76 147 90 60 70 97 540
Heatmor Fire NU Gluttony / Flash Fire / White Smoke 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
Heracross Bug / Fighting UU Swarm / Guts / Moxie 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Hitmonchan Fighting RU Keen Eye / Iron Fist / Inner Focus 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Hitmonlee Fighting RU Limber / Reckless / Unburden 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
Hydreigon Dark / Dragon OU Levitate 92 105 90 125 90 98 600
Hypno Psychic NU Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Keldeo Water / Fighting OU Justified 91 72 90 129 90 108 580
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Kyurem Dragon / Ice BL Pressure 125 130 90 130 90 95 660
Landorus Ground / Flying Uber Sand Force / Sheer Force 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
Ledian Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Early Bird / Iron Fist 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
Lickilicky Normal NU Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Ludicolo Water / Grass NU Swift Swim / Rain Dish / Own Tempo 80 70 70 90 100 70 480
Machamp Fighting UU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
Machoke Fighting NU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
Machop Fighting LC Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
Magmar Fire NU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 65 95 57 100 85 93 495
Magmortar Fire RU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 75 95 67 125 95 83 540
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Mankey Fighting LC Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Marowak Ground NU Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Medicham Fighting / Psychic RU Pure Power / Telepathy 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Meloetta Normal / Psychic UU Serene Grace 100 77 77 128 128 90 600
Meloetta-P Normal / Fighting UU Serene Grace 100 128 90 77 77 128 600
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Mewtwo Psychic Uber Pressure / Unnerve 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
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
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Muk Poison NU Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 81 92 77 85 75 85 495
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 90 82 87 75 85 76 495
Palkia Water / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 90 120 100 150 120 100 680
Pinsir Bug NU Hyper Cutter / Mold Breaker / Moxie 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
Politoed Water OU Water Absorb / Damp / Drizzle 90 75 75 90 100 70 500
Poliwrath Water / Fighting RU Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 90 85 95 70 90 70 500
Primeape Fighting NU Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Quagsire Water / Ground RU Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 95 85 85 65 65 35 430
Raichu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 60 90 55 90 80 100 475
Rampardos Rock NU Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
Rayquaza Dragon / Flying Uber Air Lock 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Regice Ice NU Clear Body / Ice Body 80 50 100 100 200 50 580
Regigigas Normal NU Slow Start 110 160 110 80 110 100 670
Regirock Rock NU Clear Body / Sturdy 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
Registeel Steel UU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 75 150 75 150 50 580
Reshiram Dragon / Fire Uber Turboblaze 100 120 100 150 120 90 680
Reuniclus Psychic OU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 110 65 75 125 85 30 490
Rhydon Ground / Rock RU Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 105 130 120 45 45 40 485
Rhyperior Ground / Rock UU Lightningrod / Solid Rock / Reckless 115 140 130 55 55 40 535
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Sandslash Ground RU Sand Veil / Sand Rush 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
Sawk Fighting NU Sturdy / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Scrafty Dark / Fighting UU Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 65 90 115 45 115 58 488
Scraggy Dark / Fighting LC Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 50 75 70 35 70 48 348
Seismitoad Water / Ground NU Swift Swim / Poison Touch / Water Absorb 105 85 75 85 75 74 499
Shiftry Grass / Dark NU Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Simipour Water NU Gluttony / Torrent 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisage Grass NU Gluttony / Overgrow 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Slowbro Water / Psychic UU Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 95 75 110 100 80 30 490
Slowking Water / Psychic RU Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 95 75 80 100 110 30 490
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Swampert Water / Ground UU Torrent / Damp 100 110 90 85 90 60 535
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Terrakion Rock / Fighting OU Justified 91 129 90 72 90 108 580
Throh Fighting NU Guts / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker 120 100 85 30 85 45 465
Thundurus Electric / Flying Uber Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Timburr Fighting LC Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 75 80 55 25 35 35 305
Tornadus Flying UU Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Toxicroak Poison / Fighting OU Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Tyranitar Rock / Dark OU Sand Stream / Unnerve 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
Ursaring Normal NU Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Victini Psychic / Fire UU Victory Star 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Virizion Grass / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425
Zangoose Normal NU Immunity / Toxic Boost 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
Zekrom Dragon / Electric Uber Teravolt 100 150 120 120 100 90 680
Zoroark Dark UU Illusion 60 105 60 120 60 105 510