|TM01 Focus Punch|
|1||Silph Co. Headquarters – Southwest room on the 5th floor. (You can access this room via a teleport pad on the 3rd floor)||No|
You’ll find TM01 Focus Punch on the ground on the 5th floor of the Silph Co. Headquarters in Saffron City. The TM is inside a Poké Ball in the southwestern room of this floor.
But before you’re able to enter Silph Co., you’ll need to first earn your Rainbow Badge in Celadon City. You’ll also need to defeat Team Rocket at the Celadon City Game Corner.
Note: The room with TM01 is behind a gate that you’d unlock with the Card Key. But we’ll show you how to access this room by using just teleport tiles, which means the Card Key is not required to get this TM.
TM01 Focus Punch Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the Saffron City Pokémon Center, head northwest through the city.
Step 2: Turn east on the road above the Pokémon Center and continue in this direction.
Step 3: Just ahead you’ll spot a large building, which is the Silph. Co Headquarters. Head inside.
Step 4: Now inside the headquarters, head north across the room.
Step 5: Once you’ve walked past the service desk, turn and head east.
Step 6: Enter the elevator up ahead, which is near the northeastern corner of this floor.
Step 7: Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.
Step 8: After exiting onto the 3rd floor, head south going down through the hallway ahead.
Step 9: The hallway ahead branches east and west. Turn west and follow that pathway (you’ll pass a painting on the wall).
Step 10: Keep going west down the hallway, passing the potted pants.
Step 11: After passing the plants, you’ll notice a teleporter tile on the floor. Take the teleporter tile and it’ll transport you to the 5th floor.
Step 12: You’ll end up in the exact room with the Focus Punch TM on the 5th floor. So just pick up the nearby item to get TM01 Focus Punch.
TM01 Focus Punch Details + Uses
|Focus Punch Move Details|
Focus Punch can be a match-winning attack if it lands successfully.
The move features dominating Power with a 150 base, and it has perfect Accuracy to boot.
The downside is that the attack requires the user to concentrate, so any damage taken will cause Focus Punch to fail.
And Focus Punch has -3 Priority, which means it will almost always go last.
Because of this, the move will fail unless your opponent uses a non-damaging move (or if you’re able to avoid the damage).
One of the more popular strategies for Focus Punch is using it alongside the move Substitute.
The user’s substitute will absorb any incoming damage, allowing Focus Punch to land a hit every time.
Who To Teach Focus Punch To
Pokémon that are able to learn both Substitute and Focus Punch include Fighting-types like Primeape, Hitmonchan, and Hitmonlee.
All three of those Pokémon are great options to teach Focus Punch in Gen 3 – partially because of the Substitute combo, but also thanks to their strong Attack stats.
- Where To Get TM01 Focus Punch in Pokémon FRLG