Where To Get TM52 Focus Blast in Pokémon ORAS

Focus Blast in battle in Pokémon Omega Ruby

TM52 Focus Blast can be bought for 30,000 Pokédollars on the fourth floor of the Lilycove Department Store. Both clerks on the department store’s fourth floor also sell other TMs, so there’s a lot of moves you can get here.

There are no other locations to get TM52 other than Lilycove. But since TMs are re-usable in Gen 6, you only need one copy.

Focus Blast is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move with a slight chance of lowering the target’s Special Defense stat.

In competitive battles, Focus Blast can be a great coverage move for any Special attacker that can learn it. Though, its low accuracy does prevent it from being more widely used.

TM52 Focus Blast Location (Step-by-Step)

The Lilycove Department Store is a multi-level PokéMart located on the north side of Lilycove City, a coastal city east of Route 121.

If you haven’t been to Lilycove City yet, make sure you’ve first:

  • Obtained the sixth Gym Badge from Winona, the Gym Leader from Fortree City
  • Explored Route 121

Once you’re ready, head to Lilycove City’s entrance through Route 121 (or just fly to the Pokecenter).

Step 1: Head east until you pass by Lilycove City’s Pokémon Center.

Entering Lilycove City / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Entering Lilycove City

Step 2: Before you climb up the staircase, be prepared to battle your Rival (if this is your first time in the city).

Passing through Lilycove City’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Passing through Lilycove City’s Pokémon Center

Step 3: After you win the battle, climb up the staircase and head north.

Your Rival challenging you to a battle / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Your Rival challenging you to a battle

Step 4: You’ll see a big building with double sliding doors – this is the Lilycove Department Store. Head inside.

The entrance to Lilycove Department Store / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The entrance to Lilycove Department Store

Step 5: Using the elevator in the corner, go to the fourth floor of the Department Store.

On the first floor of Lilycove Department Store / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
On the first floor of Lilycove Department Store

Step 6: On the fourth floor, head east and the top clerk behind the counter will sell various TMs including TM52 Focus Blast.

On the fourth floor of Lilycove Department Store / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
On the fourth floor of Lilycove Department Store

The top clerk sells various damage-dealing TMs, while the bottom clerk sells defensive status TMs. Here’s a complete list of what they sell:

Top Clerk TMs
TM Price
TM14 (Blizzard) 30,000
TM25 (Thunder) 30,000
TM38 (Fire Blast) 30,000
TM52 (Focus Blast) 30,000
TM71 (Stone Edge) 30,000
TM15 (Hyper Beam) 50,000
TM68 (Giga Impact) 50,000
Bottom Clerk TMs
TM Price
TM16 (Light Screen) 10,000
TM17 (Protect) 10,000
TM20 (Safeguard) 10,000
TM33 (Reflect) 10,000

Focus Blast Details + Uses

In-game details for TM52 Focus Blast / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-game details for TM52 Focus Blast
Focus Blast Move Details
Type Fighting
Category Special
Power 120
Accuracy 70
PP 5 (max. 8)

TM52 Focus Blast is a Special Fighting-type move with a 10% chance of lowering the target’s Special Defense by one stage.

Any stat in ORAS can be lowered up to six times; here’s how much each stage modifies a stat value:

Stage Main Stat
0 x1
-1 x0.66
-2 x0.5
-3 x0.4
-4 x0.33
-5 x0.285
-6 x0.25

Lowering a target’s Special Defense will make it very hard for any tank to take more damage without fainting. While the Special Defense drop rarely lands, it might win you the fight when it does happen.

Even with an incredible base power of 120, its pitiful accuracy of 70 holds back Focus Blast from being practical.

But if you’re willing to risk missing a move, landing a Focus Blast can turn the tables in a battle.

Since most Fighting-type Pokémon are Physical attackers, only a handful of Fighting-types can use Focus Blast effectively. However, Focus Blast is a move that a wide variety of non-Fighting-type Pokémon can use.

Notably, a lot of Psychic-types can learn Focus Blast. The move is an excellent answer for Dark-type Pokémon, which Psychic-types are weak to.

Tip: Be wary of Pokémon with the Ability Bulletproof, as it makes them immune to ball and bomb moves, including Focus Blast. As of Generation 6, only Chespin, Quilladin, and Chesnaught have the Bulletproof Ability.

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