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Brave Bird

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Flying 120 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to 1/3 of the damage dealt, rounded half up, but not less than 1 HP.

Competitive Use

Brave Bird is probably the best physical Flying-type move in the game, with truly excellent Base Power and perfect accuracy. Flying-type moves also have fairly good neutral coverage across all metagames. This allows attackers such as Staraptor to hit incredibly hard, boosted by STAB and Reckless. Though the recoil may take its toll rather quickly, Brave Bird, in combination with Close Combat, may by that time have left huge holes in the opposing team. Other notable users include Skarmory, and Ho-Oh in Ubers.

Related Moves

Drill Peck is a weaker alternative that doesn't inflict recoil on the user.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Braviary Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Defiant 100 123 75 57 75 80 510
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Dodrio Normal / Flying NU Run Away / Early Bird / Tangled Feet 60 110 70 60 60 100 460
Doduo Normal / Flying LC Run Away / Early Bird / Tangled Feet 35 85 45 35 35 75 310
Ducklett Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 62 44 50 44 50 55 305
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Mandibuzz Dark / Flying NU Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Pidgeot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 83 80 75 70 70 91 469
Pidgey Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
Rufflet Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Hustle 70 83 50 37 50 60 350
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Staraptor Normal / Flying BL Intimidate / Reckless 85 120 70 50 50 100 475
Starly Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Keen Eye 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Swanna Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 75 87 63 87 63 98 473
Swellow Normal / Flying NU Guts / Scrappy 60 85 60 50 50 125 430
Taillow Normal / Flying LC Guts / Scrappy 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
Vullaby Dark / Flying LC Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245