Originally Posted by Fat Agent Gibbs
An Adamant Dodrio has a bit more power and speed than a Jolly Braviary, and since Braviary isn't breaking many bulky Rock and Steel types with a Scarf anyways, the Superpower advantage is less of an issue.
i don't think that you should necessarily be putting it that way. the fact that braviary even has
superpower means that the chance of it being able to bust through rock- and steel-types is still there despite requiring some prediction. dodrio will never be able to do that no matter what and will be more likely to accumulate stealth rock damage from having to constantly switch out of those kinds of checks. that's the actual difference.
as for persian, it has a little variety in being able to run different sets, but it still has to deal with having 70/65 offenses. that's really poor. even at +2, there is no way persian is going to easily KO everything without having to take a hard hit. fake out, taunt, and u-turn are also pretty mediocre on it anyway. i often find that persian accumulates more damage on itself than on the opposing pokemon, and it doesn't really threaten stealth rock setters regardless. something like samurott could utilize taunt and strong water-type attacks to threaten stealth rock setters more efficiently.