Braviary @ Sharp Beak / Fighting Gem
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant / Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Return / Roost
Braviary is no stranger to using Choice items; in fact, that's all it ever did back in BW1. This set exploits any preconceptions the opponent might have, bluffing a Choice set very effectively when using either Brave Bird or U-Turn. However, the crucial difference is that, if Probopass or Bastiodon switch in after Braviary secures a kill with a STAB move, they will take a Superpower to the face and be removed from the game if entry hazards are up. Sharp Beak is the primary option as it gives Braviary more power to maintain the Choice Band illusion more easily, although Silk Scarf can be used instead if you want to hit Electric types harder. Fighting Gem, on the other hand, lets Braviary deal a more devestating blow to Regirock and Golem, who may even be outright KO'd depending on residual damage, and whether they switch into a STAB attack first. As Braviary isn't locked into attacks, Roost can also be used to maintain longevity if desired.
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