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This page is about the Held Item Focus Band in the game Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn more about the Held Item's effects and how to get them in the game!

Focus Band Stats and Effect

Focus Band.pngFocus Band
Held Item
Tier Ranking
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Stat Boost 1 Stat Boost 2
Defense +30 Sp Defense +30
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers (8/11/14)% of the HP it has lost.

Held Item Tier List: Best Items to Upgrade

Focus Band Stats Per Level

Level 10 Defense +10, Sp. Defense +10
Level 20 Defense +20, Sp. Defense +20
Level 30 Defense +30, Sp. Defense +30

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Full Stat Table
Lvl. Stat Boosts
1 Defense +2, Sp. Defense +0
2 Defense +2, Sp. Defense +2
3 Defense +4, Sp. Defense +2
4 Defense +4, Sp. Defense +4
5 Defense +6, Sp. Defense +4
6 Defense +6, Sp. Defense +6
7 Defense +8, Sp. Defense +6
8 Defense +8, Sp. Defense +8
9 Defense +10, Sp. Defense +8
10 Defense +10, Sp. Defense +10
11 Defense +12, Sp. Defense +10
12 Defense +12, Sp. Defense +12
13 Defense +14, Sp. Defense +12
14 Defense +14, Sp. Defense +14
15 Defense +16, Sp. Defense +14
16 Defense +16, Sp. Defense +16
17 Defense +18, Sp. Defense +16
18 Defense +18, Sp. Defense +18
19 Defense +20, Sp. Defense +18
20 Defense +20, Sp. Defense +20
21 Defense +22, Sp. Defense +20
22 Defense +22, Sp. Defense +22
23 Defense +24, Sp. Defense +22
24 Defense +24, Sp. Defense +24
25 Defense +26, Sp. Defense +24
26 Defense +26, Sp. Defense +26
27 Defense +28, Sp. Defense +26
28 Defense +28, Sp. Defense +28
29 Defense +30, Sp. Defense +28
30 Defense +30, Sp. Defense +30

Focus Band Additional Info

The Focus Band triggers when a Pokemon is about 25% HP or below , and has a 138 second cooldown after activation. Furthermore, getting attacked while the effect is activated does not remove or stop it.

How to Get Focus Band

Purchased in the Shop

Aeos Coins
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Best Pokemon for Focus Band

Absol.jpgAbsol Alolan Ninetales.jpgAlolan Ninetales Blastoise.jpgBlastoise
Blissey.jpgBlissey Charizard.jpgCharizard Crustle.jpgCrustle
Decidueye.jpgDecidueye Dragonite.jpgDragonite Eldegoss.jpgEldegoss
Garchomp.jpgGarchomp Greedent.jpgGreedent Greninja.jpgGreninja
Lucario.jpgLucario Machamp.jpgMachamp Mamoswine.jpgMamoswine
Slowbro.jpgSlowbro Snorlax.jpgSnorlax Sylveon.jpgSylveon
Talonflame.jpgTalonflame Tsareena.jpgTsareena Venusaur.jpgVenusaur

Generally, Focus Band is best used by Pokemon who likes to dive into the middle of a fight, or who can act as a frontliner for the team like Defenders and All-Rounders. Since the heal is based on a percentage of the HP lost, Pokemon with a large max HP can benefit from Focus Band the most.

All Builds for Focus Band

Builds that Uses This Held Item
Absol Image Absol
Gank Build
Absol Image Absol
High Crit Build
Alolan Ninetales Image Alolan Ninetales
Standard Attack Build
Alolan Ninetales Image Alolan Ninetales
Freeze Build
Blastoise Image Blastoise
Tank Build
Blissey Image Blissey
Healing Build
Blissey Image Blissey
Full Support Build
Charizard Image Charizard
Jungle Build
Charizard Image Charizard
Bruiser Build
Charizard Image Charizard
Ranged DPS Build
Crustle Image Crustle
Scorer Build
Crustle Image Crustle
Offense Build
Decidueye Image Decidueye
Laning Build
Dragonite Image Dragonite
Ranged Build
Dragonite Image Dragonite
Brawler Build
Eldegoss Image Eldegoss
Shielder Build
Eldegoss Image Eldegoss
Healer Build
Garchomp Image Garchomp
Defensive Build
Garchomp Image Garchomp
Boosted Attack Build
Garchomp Image Garchomp
Initiator Build
Gardevoir Image Gardevoir
Double-Psy Build
Greedent Image Greedent
Tank DPS Build
Greedent Image Greedent
Crowd Control Burst Build
Greedent Image Greedent
Jungle Build
Greninja Image Greninja
Balanced Build
Greninja Image Greninja
Jungle Build
Lucario Image Lucario
Close Combatant Build
Lucario Image Lucario
Powering Up Build
Machamp Image Machamp
Initiator Build
Mamoswine Image Mamoswine
Jungle Mammoth Build
Mamoswine Image Mamoswine
Tank Build
Mamoswine Image Mamoswine
Disabler Build
Mamoswine Image Mamoswine
Initiator Build
Mr. Mime Image Mr. Mime
Full Support Build
Pikachu Image Pikachu
Balanced Build
Slowbro Image Slowbro
Tank Build
Snorlax Image Snorlax
Offense Build
Snorlax Image Snorlax
Disabler Build
Snorlax Image Snorlax
Frontline Build
Sylveon Image Sylveon
Anti-Sp. Atk. Tank Build
Sylveon Image Sylveon
Laning Build
Tsareena Image Tsareena
Brawler Build
Venusaur Image Venusaur
Sustain Tank Build
Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff
Initiator Build
Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff
Singing Support Build
Zeraora Image Zeraora
Single Target Burst Build

Focus Band Test

HP Threshold Test

When Below Around 30% or Less When Below Around 25% or Less
Does not activate Activates

The purpose of this test was to determine how low must a Pokemon's HP get to trigger the Focus Band heal effect. The HP threshold test was conducted by using the dummy in Practice Area to display the current HP of the Pokemon, then getting hit by Ludiculo until the heal effect from Focus Band is activated.

As a result of the test, it is confirmed that the HP threshold is around 25% or below to get the heal effect activated. Players can manage their HP by dividing the health bar into 4 (estimated) sections, making it 25% each section. When the health bar drops lower than half, this should be an indicator that the heal effect is near activation. At this point, players should start to be extra cautious when starting or joining fights.

Cooldown Test

First Heal Activation Heal Activated Again
Heal starts at 08:10 Heals again at 06:28

The purpose of this test was to determine how long before the heal effect from Focus Band can activate again after it triggers initially. The cooldown test was conducted by getting the heal effect from Focus Band activated, then waited until the heal effect gets activated again.

As a result of the test, it is confirmed that the cooldown time is about 138 seconds. Consequently, the Focus Band heal effect can only be triggered about 3 times to 4 times per battle. This is due to the fact that a match only lasts for 10 minutes, and considering that players tend to spend the first 1 to 2 minutes just defeating wild Pokemon to level up and get points.

Effect Removal Test

Focus Band Test - Effect Removal.gif

The purpose of this test was to determine if the heal effect from Focus Band can be removed or stopped by getting attacked. The test was conducted in the Practice Area by getting the Focus Band to trigger, then while it is activated, get attacked to see if the healing stops.

As a result of the test, it is confirmed that getting attacked while the Focus Band heal effect is activated does not remove or stop it. With this info, Focus Band provides decent sustain and survivability during fights. This can turn fights around.

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