|Focus Band Locations
|Saffron City’s Fighting Dojo (Gym-like building). Found in the back, between some Pokémon statues.
|Route 26. Use Thief to take it from Cooltrainer Beth’s Rapidash (second rematch onward).
You can find one Focus Band easily at the Fighting Dojo in Kanto’s Saffron City. The dojo is located left of the Pokémon Gym, on the northeastern part of town. It looks just like the Pokémon Gym but smaller.
Or another option to get more Focus Bands is to use Thief to take them as a held item from Cooltrainer Beth’s Rapidash on the northern end of Route 26 (also Kanto). You can do this from the second rematch onward.
Getting Focus Bands
Method #1: Saffron City’s Fighting Dojo
Start at the Pokémon Center in Saffron City and head east.
Continue following the road as it turns northward.
Keep going until you see the Pokémon Gym in the northeastern corner of town.
From here, just walk a few paces to the left to find the Fighting Dojo (which looks like a Gym).
Go to the back of the Fighting Dojo. You’ll find an item to the left. Pick it up to get the Focus Band.
Method #2: Cooltrainer Beth’s Rapidash on Route 26
Cooltrainer Beth is outside the Pokémon League Reception Gate on Route 26.
First, you need to defeat her in battle once. It shouldn’t be hard, considering she only has her Lv. 36 Rapidash and nothing else.
Talk to her again after your victory to get her phone number.
Tip: Turn Daytime Savings Time on and off to trigger phone calls easily. Talk to your mom at New Bark Town to do this.
Enemy trainers rarely use held items the first time you battle, but rematches are another story.
From the first rematch onward, Cooltrainer Beth’s Rapidash holds a Focus Band, which you can steal with Thief.
Tip: Remember to keep your Pokémon’s held item slot empty, or you won’t be able to steal the Pink Bow.
You can take the Focus Band from Pidgeot’s held item slot after the battle ends.
Focus Band Uses
The Focus Band is a held item that gives the holder a 12% chance of surviving a deadly blow with 1 HP.
This gives you an extra turn to heal, change Pokémon, or land a decisive blow.
Note: This effect won’t activate if your Pokémon hits itself due to Confusion.