[Overview] 123 base Attack hurts like a mother. High powered moves. Decent bulk. Somewhat slow, though still outrun certain threats. Somewhat shallow movepool. Stealth rock weakness Fights for the American people. [SET] name: Choice Band move 1: Brave Bird move 2: Superpower move 3: Return/Rock Slide move 4: U-turn/Shadow Claw item: Choice Band ability: Keen eye/Sheer Force nature: Adamant/Jolly EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def [SET COMMENTS] 2HKO or OHKO the entire metagame. Brave Bird is the main STAB, hurts a lot. Superpower for Rock and Steel types. Return as a safer alternative to Brave Bird. Rock Slide hurt anything weak to it, plus gets a Sheer Force boost. U-turn to scout. Shadow Claw primarily for Rotom. [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] Adamant for maximum attack ensuring OHKO's and 2HKO's. Jolly to outrun Gallade, Hitmonlee, Lilligant etc. Stealth Rock removal via Rapid spin from Hitmonchan, Cryogonal, Claydol etc. Wish support recommended if not running Rapid spin. All moves are risky to abuse, predict with caution. Only use Sheer Force if using Rock slide. [SET] name: Choice Scarf move 1: Brave Bird move 2: Superpower move 3: Return/Retaliate move 4: U-turn item: Choice Scarf ability:Keen Eye nature: Jolly/Adamant EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe [SET COMMENTS] Exchanges power for speed, turning into a revenge killer. Reaches 426 with Jolly. Brave Bird still hurts. Superpower again is good for Rock and Steel types. Return for secondary reliable STAB without recoil or stat drops. Retaliate can potentially do more if one of your Pokemon fainted last turn, though is somewhat weak otherwise. U-turn to scout. [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] Jolly to out run Modest Lilligent after a Quiver Dance, Adamant Medicham with Choice Scarf, Adament Choice scarf Hitmonlee etc. Adamant for more power. Stealth rock removal highly recommended. Spikes and Stealth rock on opponents team also recommended to score some KO's due to a drop in power. [SET] name: Bulk Up move 1: Bulk Up move 2: Return move 3: Brave Bird/Superpower move 4: Substitute item: Leftovers ability:Keen eye nature: Careful EVs: 252 HP / 72 Def / 184 SpD [SET COMMENTS] Set designed to support Braviary's bulk and longevity. Bulk up to raise its good attack and average defense. Return is main STAB move, doing decent amount of damage after a bulk up. Brave Bird for Ghost types, Superpower for Rock and Steel types. Both have negative side effects in their own way however. Substitute to prevent status from ruining Braviary's set up. [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] Can replace Substitute with Brave Bird or Superpower to prevent being walled to death. Though you expose yourself to status more. More attacks or speed EV's depending if you want to KO or out speed a certain threat. Listed EV's is to benefit its bulk. Wish support is recommended since Braviary lacks Roost. If running Brave bird, use a Pokemon that can handle Rock and Steel types like Hitmonlee, Gallade, or Medicham. If running Superpower, use a Dark or Ghost type like Honchkrow, Krookodile, or Rotom. [OTHER OPTIONS] Aerial Ace if recoil from Brave Bird is discouraging, though a very noticeable drop in power. Same with Pluck. Hone Claws for an attack boost and perfect accuracy Rock Slides, though generally inferior to Bulk up. Same with Work up. Trash is a normal type Outrage, stronger then a full powered Return but locks you into the move. Whirlwind for phazing, though there are better users of the move. [CHECKS AND COUNTERS] Difficult to switch into because of raw power from Brave Bird. Stealth rocks hinders Braviary. Hates getting status, especially burn and paralyze. Rotom takes anything Braviary uses barring Shadow claw, can also burn or use Reflect to hinder Braviary further. Rock and Steel types if locked into something other then Superpower. Outspeeding it with natural speed or Choice scarf. [DREAM WORLD] Gets Defiant as its Dream World ability. Useful for turning Intimidate and occasional stat drops into more raw power. Use on all sets once released.