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Focus Band is a Held Item found in Pokemon UNITE for the Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Read on to learn more about the Focus Band's stats and effects, how to get Focus Band, and which Pokemon are best for Focus Band!

Focus Band Stats and Effect

Focus Band.pngFocus Band
Held Item
Tier Ranking
S Rank.png
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.

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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

How to Upgrade Items

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

Effect Triggers when HP Falls Below 25%

The Focus Band triggers when a Pokemon is about 25% HP or below . Furthermore, getting attacked while the effect is activated does not remove or stop the healing.

80 Seconds Cooldown

After the effect has triggered, it will take around 80 seconds for it to activate again.

How to Get Focus Band

Purchased in the Shop

Aeos Coins
Aeos Coins x1000
Aeos Tickets
Aeos Ticket x625

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Best Pokemon for Focus Band

Absol.jpgAbsol Aegislash.jpgAegislash Alolan Ninetales.jpgAlolan Ninetales
Azumarill.jpgAzumarill Blastoise.jpgBlastoise Blissey.jpgBlissey
Charizard.jpgCharizard Crustle.jpgCrustle Decidueye.jpgDecidueye
Dragonite.jpgDragonite Duraludon.jpgDuraludon Eldegoss.jpgEldegoss
Espeon.jpgEspeon Garchomp.jpgGarchomp Greedent.jpgGreedent
Greninja.jpgGreninja Hoopa.jpgHoopa Lucario.jpgLucario
Machamp.jpgMachamp Mamoswine.jpgMamoswine Slowbro.jpgSlowbro
Snorlax.jpgSnorlax Sylveon.jpgSylveon Talonflame.jpgTalonflame
Trevenant.jpgTrevenant Tsareena.jpgTsareena Venusaur.jpgVenusaur
Wigglytuff.jpgWigglytuff

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 Use this Held Item
Aegislash Image Aegislash
Executioner Build
Aegislash Image Aegislash
Bruiser Build
Alolan Ninetales Image Alolan Ninetales
Boosted Attack Build
Alolan Ninetales Image Alolan Ninetales
Freeze Build
Blastoise Image Blastoise
Tank Build
Blissey Image Blissey
Full Support Build
Charizard Image Charizard
Ranged DPS Build
Cinderace Image Cinderace
Dash Build
Crustle Image Crustle
Disruptor Build
Decidueye Image Decidueye
Carry Build
Dragonite Image Dragonite
Ranged Build
Dragonite Image Dragonite
Melee Jungle Build
Duraludon Image Duraludon
Dragon Pulse Burst Build
Duraludon Image Duraludon
Flash Cannon Build
Eldegoss Image Eldegoss
Cotton Fighter Build
Eldegoss Image Eldegoss
Shielder Build
Espeon Image Espeon
Full Offense 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
Assassin Build
Hoopa Image Hoopa
Utility Tank Build
Hoopa Image Hoopa
Offensive Support Build
Lucario Image Lucario
Attack Stack 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
Flexible Tank Build
Sylveon Image Sylveon
Hyper Voice Build
Trevenant Image Trevenant
Brawler Build
Trevenant Image Trevenant
Crowd Control Build
Trevenant Image Trevenant
Debilitator Tank Build
Tsareena Image Tsareena
Brawler Build
Venusaur Image Venusaur
Sustain Tank Build
Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff
Initiator Build
Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff
Damage Dealer Build
Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff
Singing Support Build
Zeraora Image Zeraora
Single Target Burst Build

Focus Band Test

HP Threshold Test

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 Rotom until the heal effect from Focus Band is activated.

Activates at Around 25% of Pokemon's Max HP

When Charizard's HP reached 1596, which is around 25% of it's max HP, Focus Band automatically activates. In a real match where stats cannot be viewed, 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.

Effect Does not Stop when Hit

The test also confirms 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.

Cooldown Test

Pokemon UNITE - Focus Band Cooldown Test.png

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 noting how long the timer at the bottom right hand of the screen will last.

80 Seconds Cooldown

As a result of the test, it is confirmed that the cooldown time is about 80 seconds. Consequently, the Focus Band heal effect can only be triggered a maximum of 7 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.

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