[STABmons] Braviary


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[OVERVIEW]

Braviary is one of the most efficient revenge killers in STABmons thanks to its combination of Fake Out and Extreme Speed backed up with some decent stats and Defiant. With Defiant, Braviary isn't forced out by Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Landorus-T and is able to pressure Defoggers and ignore any King's Shield Attack drops. Defiant also gives Braviary its niche over other Normal-types such as Ursaring, Mega Lopunny and Stoutland, which would otherwise outclass it. Compared to Mega Lopunny, Braviary's Speed tier isn't the best, meaning it can be easily beaten by faster Pokemon that resist both of its STAB moves. Braviary is also a pretty one-dimensional Pokemon, allowing it to be easily played around at times; furthermore, it is threatened by Stealth Rock.

[SET]
name: Revenge Killer
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Extreme Speed
move 3: Dragon Ascent
move 4: Superpower
item: Silk Scarf / Life Orb
ability: Defiant
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Fake Out and Extreme Speed are reliable priority moves that allow Braviary to revenge kill Pokemon with ease, as it receives STAB on both. Dragon Ascent is pretty spammable and hits a lot of defensive walls, such as Hippowdon, harder than Fake Out and Extreme Speed. Lastly, Superpower allows Braviary to hit Steel-types, which would otherwise wall it due to its two STAB moves being unable to break through them.

Set Details
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Braviary's niche lies in its ability to take advantage of Defiant and not be easily threatened by common moves and abilities such as King's Shield and Intimidate. Braviary's EV spread and nature maximize its power and allow to hit a variety of defensive Pokemon. Silk Scarf is the preferred item, as it boosts the power of Fake Out and Extreme Speed, allowing Braviary to revenge kill much more efficiently. Life Orb is an option to give Braviary's other STAB and coverage moves more power.

Usage Tips
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Braviary is one of the most reliable revenge killers out there, since it isn't easily forced out by Pokemon like Landorus-T and Ferrothorn. Dragon Ascent breaks down a ton of bulky Pokemon to be finished by other Pokemon. Momentum-gaining moves such as U-turn, Volt Switch, Baton Pass, and Healing Wish give Braviary a chance to revenge kill Pokemon with its priority moves or hit something really hard with Dragon Ascent. Due to this set's lack of Roost, it gets easily worn down by Rough Skin, Rocky Helmet, and Iron Barbs, so it's best to try to avoid them.

Team Options
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Entry hazard removers such as Defog Landorus-T, Defog Latios, and even Rapid Spin Starmie all aids Braviary's longevity by removing Stealth Rock. Special wallbreakers such as Mega Charizard Y and Meloetta are also great partners because they can easily break through a lot of physically defensive Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Rotom-W. Pivots such as Rotom-W and Rotom-H are options to give Braviary a free switch in.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Outside of being a top-notch revenge killer in STABmons, Braviary doesn't have much going for it, as other Pokemon can easily fulfill other roles it can attempt to perform. Braviary can run a Choice Band set to hit defensive Pokemon harder, but this isn't recommended, as Braviary needs the freedom to be able to use its coverage moves when it wants to. Braviary gets Tailwind but usually lacks the moveslot to use it effectively. Swords Dance is another option that could be used over Fake Out to make Braviary a threatening sweeper rather than a revenge killer. U-turn is a great tool for Braviary to get momentum for the rest of the team but is usually inferior to Baton Pass, which can pass off boost from Defiant or either Swords Dance or Bulk Up to another Pokemon. Recover can allow Braviary to live longer. However, these sets are not as successful because running Baton Pass with Bulk Up or Swords Dance causes Braviary to forgo an essential coverage move, and running Recover compromises Braviary's power or its bulk.

Checks and Counters
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**Fast Rock-types**: Pokemo nsuch as Terrakion, Mega Diancie, and Choice Scarf Tyranitar can switch in on one of Braviary's priority moves and either threaten it to switch out or OHKO it with their respective STAB moves.

**Rocky Helmet**: Rocky Helmet hinders Braviary from spamming its attacks, as all the moves Braviary utilizes make contact. Pokemon such as Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Skarmory often run this item. However, Landorus-T must be careful, as it takes more damage due to Intimidate giving Braviary a +1 Attack boost.

**Steel-types**: Pokemon such as Skarmory, Excadrill, and Mega Scizor can handle Braviary, although Excadrill should be wary of Superpower. Mega Scizor and Excadrill can also easily set up on Braviary with Swords Dance.

**Ghost-types**: Gengar is able to switch in on Braviary's Fake Out and Extreme speed due to its immunity to Normal-type moves and can hit back really hard. Mega Sableye is able to tank a hit and get Will-O-Wisp off to cripple it and then recover the damage it takes.
 
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make sure to set out Checks and Counters exactly as in this post

nice job, write up some more c&c and expand on team options a little, check out some other analyses, i'll qc this after you update it
 

EV

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Overview
  • This hits all the main points but I'd also add that it's very one-dimensional. You always know what it's up to and thus if you have a solid physical wall (without Intimidate) you're generally in a good position to handle it one-on-one.
Set 1 - FakeSpeed
  • Standard set, good.
  • Don't forget under Usage Tips to remind the player that Defiant ignores King's Shield.
  • For hazard support teammates, Braviary works well with stacking teams thanks to Defiant's pressure on Defog users.
  • I'd emphasize that the wallbreakers help it bypass physical walls specifically.
Other Options
  • Swords Dance can fit on Fake Speed sets (usually over Superpower).
  • Baton Pass can work over U-turn for handing off Defiant boosts when Braviary is unable to guarantee a KO on the target. Also helps scout without taking chip damage from Garchomp/Ferrothorn.
Checks and Counters
  • Mega Diancie should get mentioned under Faster Pokemon imo.
  • Maybe put a Bulky Walls section? Mega Sableye, Hippowdon, and even Porygon 2 threaten it with status/SE attacks/Boomburst etc.

QC 1/3.
 

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Overview
It's pretty minor but make sure that "Extreme Speed" is two words. Describe Defiant in more detail, as it's a massive part of Braviary's niche and one of its major advantages over other Normal-types (its secondary Flying-type being the other one). You can add that it activates if you double into an Intimidate user, that it allows you to take advantage of Defog, and that Braviary can ignore King's Shield drops. Yeah 123 Attack isn't really that noteworthy, so be sure to mention the high Base Power of Dragon Ascent as integral to Braviary's power. Low base Speed isn't really too much of an issue for Normal-types but I guess you can mention that faster attackers that resist Extreme Speed can often beat it easily. Mention competition with Mega Lopunny and maybe Stoutland as well. Finish the Overview on a good note: Braviary might be predictable and suffers from heavy competition, but it does have some seriously noteworthy traits!

Set
Change the name, FakeSpeed isn't used in C&C because of its informality. Go for something like "Revenge Killer" instead, or even "Fake Out + Extreme Speed" since that's an accepted term. Revenge Killer describes Braviary's role more adequately though. Slash Silk Scarf, maybe even in front of Life Orb: recoil on Fake Out is incredibly annoying, even more so with Braviary's Stealth Rock weakness. Personally I'd remove LO altogether but that's up to you.

Moves
Be sure to mention that Fake Out and Extreme Speed are used together to revenge kill foes. Add that Dragon Ascent hits defensive walls such as Hippowdon harder than Braviary's Normal STAB in one go, but is weaker than Fake Out + Extreme Speed if Braviary is wielding a Silk Scarf. Superpower hits Rock-types such as Tyranitar and Terrakion as well.

Set Details
Talk about Defiant! It's really important to Braviary. Describe the item that Braviary is holding. The Analysis Formatting Guide gives "Describe the other aspects of the set such as what the EVs do and nature/item", which should definitely all be touched on in this section.

Usage Tips
This section should be a lot bigger in general. Things about when to revenge kill, such as coming in after teammates have fainted and with the use of a pivoting move is helpful here. Add more descriptions of Braviary's specific moves: Dragon Ascent should be used to break down bulky walls, while Superpower should be used to KO Rock- and Steel-types, preferably on the switch-in. Add avoiding Rough Skin, Iron Barbs, and Rocky Helmet damage here as well. It's kinda hard to 'be wary of entry hazards', this isn't something to consider for the Braviary user themselves because they cannot actually avoid Stealth Rock damage. This is more Team Options material.

Team Options
Just wanted to note that the entry hazard is called Stealth Rock, not Stealth Rocks. You can have them as clear paragraphs now, but generally make sure that the resulting paragraph when you've written this up is understandable and flows easily. Anyway: if you describe a role to support Braviary you need to name some specific Pokemon. Mention hazard removers with good synergy such as Defog Landorus-T, as well as more offensive ones such as Defog Latios and Rapid Spin Starmie. You need to name specific hazard setters such as Stealth Rock Garchomp and Spikes Klefki as well, and why they break down Braviary's checks and counters well, or switch into Pokemon that threaten it. Ok so why are these wallbreakers good partners? It's hard to understand the dex if it's not giving information about offensive synergy. You've also named special wallbreakers here, describe why they're good for Braviary. Be careful around Hoopa-U as well; it may potentially be banned from OU and thus from STABmons soon. You can also talk about some specific types that beat down Braviary's checks and counters. Also both Normal- and Flying-types can put a lot of pressure on the opponent in conjunction with Braviary in a kind of -spam playstyle. Offensive support seems like an odd category. Braviary isn't the kind of Pokemon that thrives on free switches, because it has nothing to do after it comes in other than using Fake Out. I'd rather you add Lunar Dance users, which allow Braviary to heal after it takes damage. You also need to add a category of Pokemon with pivoting moves, such as U-turn Landorus-T, Volt Switch Rotom-W, and Parting Shot Sableye. Don't actually use these Pokemon though because they're the three I always use lol

Other Options
Yeah it's mediocre but Choice Band Braviary does utilise Extreme Speed well, and it breaks down some walls really quickly. Swords Dance is going to be run over Fake Out if anything, the coverage is vital for Braviary. Baton Pass is cool because passing Defiant boosts can make a huge difference late-game, I can't really describe it as outclassed. Defog is bad because Braviary is weak to Stealth Rock and not especially bulky, and honestly it's going to use Rapid Spin anyway if it wants to clear hazards. Tailwind is fine to mention but Braviary almost never finds a moveslot to use it, maybe as filler on CB? Speaking of fillers, U-turn is great for pivoting out, Head Charge gives Braviary a strong Normal-type STAB, and Explosion allows Braviary to hit walls such as Rotom-W and Mega Slowbro hard.

Checks and Counters
Put the Water-types under Physical Walls, the distinction really isn't strong enough. Add things such as Skarmory, Gyarados, and bulky Mega Scizor here. Porygon2 is a little iffy because Superpower hits pretty hard so note that if you want but honestly it's really fat and can still wall Braviary. A lot of these Pokemon fear Swords Dance too so mention that at the end of the category. Don't really like the idea of Keldeo and Kyurem-B being here, they hate Fake Out + Extreme Speed. Combine Terrakion and the others into "Faster Pokemon and Choice Scarf Users that resist Normal" or similar, maybe just "Faster Pokemon that resist Normal" or something. This category should be fairly big with things like Terrakion, Mega Diancie, Jirachi, Aerodactyl, Excadrill, Choice Scarf Heatran, Choice Scarf Tyranitar, Choice Scarf Magnezone, etc. Finally (or not finally necessarily, the order is up to you) add Residual Damage, as Braviary is worn down extremely quickly by Stealth Rock, Iron Barbs, Rough Skin, Rocky Helmet, sandstorm, etc. damage.

that's it, you're ready to write up. solid analysis, make sure it reads nicely in paragraph form and always remember the spelling and grammar standards. good job!

QC 2/3
 

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hey Terrakion. sorry I didn't see this sooner! After you get two QC checks, you need to write up your analysis into paragraph form, the way it'll be presented on the Dex. I'll edit (Writing) into your thread title as a reminder. Good luck!
 
Overview

You can't actually end it on a good note, sadly (unless things changed). That last sentence should be reworked to remove said good note. You should also mention its usable bulk, which allows it to take some hits and hit back hard.

Revenge Killer

Moves
First sentence is kind of a mess - you should probably fix it up. I would honestly mention Baton Pass here (no slash) - it is good enough to be here and not in OO imho. Its really good. Mention how you can baton pass Defiant Boosts and Dragon Ascent drops. Also mention how it is overall a good pivoting move, although you do have to compromise power or powerful STAB for it.

Set Details
Mention why LO is slashed alongside Silk Scarf or remove Life Orb - I would prefer the former rather than the latter

Usage Tips
Mention that, if you are using Baton Pass, you can use Braviary as a sort of pivot due to its decent bulk. Also mention how you can Baton Pass even without any boosts on predicted switches to physical walls like Skarmory to get momentum. Also mention switching into Defog users here.

TO
Maybe add some other pivots here like Rotom-W/H

OO
Mention U-Turn being generally inferior to Baton Pass. Mention a BU + Baton Pass set here. Mention Recover as an option for longevity. Mention all the weaknesses these sets have (bu + baton pass struggles with moveslots, and recover compromises power or bulk).

CnC
Rocky Helmet is honestly something that I think that can go here, as it does more damage to Braviary due to FakeSpeed being 2 attacks. Examples include Chomp, Ferro, and Skarmory. You can also mention Lando-T, but if you do mention how it takes a lot of damage due to Defiant.
The first CnC is too clunky - I would separate them into Fast Rock-types (Scarf TTar, Terrak, and M-Diance) and Ghost-types (Gengar, M-Sable). Also you should include Steel-types in general (Skamory, M-Scizor, Excadrill) as they can set-up on you mostly, although the latter needs to be careful of Superpower.

once implemented you can get 3/3 qc
 

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hey there, amcheck; implement what you want :heart: [if you want... you can wait for a GP member to look over this if you want though!]
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[OVERVIEW]
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Braviary is an one of the most effecient revenge killers in STABmons with the thanks to its combination of Fake Out and + [I'm pretty sure you use the plus sign when referring to combinations] Extreme Speed backed up with some decent stats and Defiant. With Defiant, Braviary isn't forced out by Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Landorus-Therian [Truncated forms are used, eg: Rotom-W] while being able to pressure D[capitalize]efoggers and ignore any King's Shield A[capitalize]ttack drops. Defiant also gives Braviary its niche over other Normal-types such as Ursaring, Mega Lopunny, [ac] -Mega and Stoutland which would otherwise outclass Braviary [This is already implied by "gives Braviary its niche over"]. Compared to other <insert what you are talking about> [I left this blank because I'm not sure if you are talking about Normal-types in specific, or if you are talking about Pokemon in general] some of the others, Braviary's S[capitalize]peed tier isn't the best, [ac] meaning that it can easily be easily beaten by faster Pokemon or that [I think?] resist both of its STAB moves. Braviary is also a pretty one-dimensional Pokemon, [ac] as it is pretty straightfoward, [ac] allowing it to be easily played around at times; furthermore, it is threatened by Stealth Rock [put this in because you mention it below]. Braviary might be predictable, threatened by Stealth Rock, and suffers from heavy competition, but it does have some seriously noteworthy traits! [adds nothing new / relevant]

[SET]
name: Revenge Killer
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Extreme Speed
move 3: Dragon Ascent
move 4: Superpower
item: Silk Scarf / Life Orb
ability: Defiant
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
[space]
Braviary has access to reliable priority moves which allows such as the above mentioned Fake Out and Extreme Speed allow allowing it Braviary to revenge kill Pokemon with ease, [ac] as Braviary it receives STAB bonuses from both. Dragon Ascent is another STAB move, [ac] which is pretty spammable and hits a lot of defensive walls, such as Hippowdon, harder than Fake Out and Extreme Speed such as Hippowdon. Lastly, [ac] Superpower allows it to hit Steel-[ah]types, [ac] which would otherwise would wall Braviary due to its two STAB moves being unable to break through them.

Set Details
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Braviary's niche lies on in its ability to abuse D[capitalize]efiant and not to be easily threatened by common moves and abilities such as King's Shield or Intimidate [No moves are mentioned here]. Braviary's EV spread and nature maximizes its power from its priority moves or to be able and allows it to hit a various of defensive Pokemon much more harder that its Normal STAB cannot hit. Silk Scarf is the main item, [ac] as it boosts the power of Fake Out and Extreme Speed, allowing Braviary to revenge kill much more effeciently. to allow it to revenge kill efficiently without any penalties. Life Orb is an option to give Braviary's other STAB move and coverage moves more power to be able to do more damage to defensive Pokemon than Fake Out and Extreme Speed would do.

Usage Tips
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Braviary is one of the most reliable revenge killers out there, [ac] since it isn't easily forced out by Pokemon like Landorus-Therian or Ferrothorn. Dragon Ascent breaks down a ton of bulky Pokemon to either be finished by other Pokemon. Some ways to easily set up for Braviary so that it can to revenge kill effeciently is try include using moves that can gain momentum such as U-turn, Volt Switch, Baton Pass, and Healing Wish, [ac] as it they gives Braviary a chance to revenge kill the Pokemon with its priority moves or to hit something really hard with Dragon Ascent. Due to Braviary's lack of Roost in the moveset, [ac] it gets easily worn down by Rough Skin, Rocky Helmet, and Iron Barbs, [ac] so it'[add apostrophe]s best to try to avoid them it. When it comes to using Baton Pass on Braviary, it can either be used to pass of the Defiant boost or it can gain to momentum on predicted switch-[ah]ins. Due to Defiant, Braviary can switch into Defog users to benefit gain a +2 Attack boost stat and proceed to hit something really hard.

Team Options
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Hazard r[decapitalize]emovers such as Defog Landorus-Therian, Defog Latios, or even Rapid Spin Starmie all helps leng,then the longevity of Braviary, [ac] as they remove Stealth Rock, [ac] which is one of the biggest flaws when it comes to using greatly affects Braviary, [ac] since it is being 2x weak to it. Special w[decapitalize]allbreakers such as Mega Charizard Y and Meloetta are also great partners, [ac] because they can easily break through a lot of physically defensive orientened Pokemon which usually lacks defense on the special side like Mega Slowbro-Mega or Rotom-Wash. Pivots such as Rotom-Wash and Rotom-Heat are options, [ac] to as they give Braviary a free switch-[ah]in.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Outside of being a top-[ah]notch revenge killer in STABmons, Braviary doesn't have much going for it, [ac] as other Pokemon can easily fulfill other roles Braviary can attempt to perform fill. Braviary can run a Choice Banded set but isn't recommend, [ac] as it locks Braviary into a move, [ac] and Braviary needs the freedom to be able to use its coverage moves when it can, [ac] although Choice Band does allow Braviary to hit defensive Pokemon harder. Braviary gets Tailwind but usually lacks the moveslot to use it effectively. Swords Dance is another option which could would be used over Fake Out to make Braviary a threatening sweeper rather than a revenge killer. Lastly, U-turn is a great tool for Braviary to get momentum for the rest of the team but is usually inferior to Baton Pass, [ac] as it can pass off Defiant or other boost from either Swords Dance or Bulk Up to another Pokemon. Recover can allow Braviary to live longer. Some things that makes these sets not as successful is that drawbacks to these options include Baton Pass with and Bulk Up / or Swords Dance doesn't have enough moveslots to run everything Braviary would want causing Braviary to forgo an essential coverage move, and running Recover either compromising compromises either Braviary's your power or you bulk.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Fast Rock-types**: Pokemon such as Terrakion, Mega Diancie-Mega, and Choice Scarf Tyranitar etc. can switch in on on one of Braviary resisted priority moves and be able to either threaten it to switch out or OHKO it with their respectable STAB moves.

**Rocky Helmet users**: This item Rocky Helmet hinders Braviary's ability to spam its attacks, [ac] as all the moves Braviary utilizes makes contact. Pokemon such as Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Skarmory often run this item. However, Landorus-T must be careful, as it takes more damage compared to the others though due to Intimidate giving Braviary a +1 Attack boost.

**Steel-types**: Pokemon such as Skarmory, Excadrill, [ac] and Mega Scizor-Mega can handles Braviary, although to the extent of Excadrill who should must be wary of Superpower. Mega Scizor and Excadrill They can also easily set up on Braviary with Swords Dance.

**Ghost-types**: Gengar is able to switch in on Braviary's Fake Out and Extreme Speed due to its immunity to Normal-type moves and can hit back really hard. Mega Sableye-Mega is able to tank a hit and get Will-O-Wisp off to cripple it, [ac] then be able to recover the damage it takes dealt.
decent job, might be worth checking out the spelling and grammar standards so that we don't have to correct simple stuff like fire-type and mega slowbro
 
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please proofread your writing in the future before sending it to GP. it is difficult to understand what some of these sentences are trying to say.
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[OVERVIEW]
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Braviary is an one of the most effecient efficient revenge killers in STABmons with the thanks to its combination of Fake Out and Extreme Speed backed up with some decent stats and Defiant. With Defiant, Braviary isn't forced out by Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Landorus-Therian [Truncated forms are used, eg: Rotom-W] and is while being able to pressure Defoggers and ignore any King's Shield Attack drops. Defiant also gives Braviary its niche over other Normal-types such as Ursaring, Mega Lopunny, [ac] -Mega and Stoutland, (AC) which would otherwise outclass Braviary. Compared to other <insert what you are talking about> [I left this blank because I'm not sure if you are talking about Normal-types in specific, or if you are talking about Pokemon in general] some of the others, Braviary's Speed tier isn't the best, [ac] meaning that it can be easily beaten by faster Pokemon or that [I think?] (idk tbh) resist both of its STAB moves. Braviary is also a pretty one-dimensional Pokemon, [ac] as it is pretty straightfoward allowing it to be easily played around at times; furthermore, it is threatened by Stealth Rock [put this in because you mention it below]. Braviary might be predictable, threatened by Stealth Rock, and suffers from heavy competition, but it does have some seriously noteworthy traits! [adds nothing new / relevant]

[SET]
name: Revenge Killer
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Extreme Speed
move 3: Dragon Ascent
move 4: Superpower
item: Silk Scarf / Life Orb
ability: Defiant
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
[space]
Braviary has access to reliable priority moves which allows such as the above mentioned Fake Out and Extreme Speed are reliable priority moves that allow allowing it Braviary to revenge kill Pokemon with ease, [ac] as Braviary it receives STAB bonuses from both. Dragon Ascent is another STAB move which is pretty spammable and hits a lot of defensive walls, such as Hippowdon, harder than Fake Out and Extreme Speed such as Hippowdon. Lastly, [ac] Superpower allows it to hit Steel-[ah]types, [ac] which would otherwise would wall Braviary due to its two STAB moves being unable to break through them.

Set Details
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[space]
Braviary's niche lies on in its ability to abuse take advantage of Defiant and not to be easily threatened by common moves and abilities such as King's Shield or and Intimidate. Braviary's EV spread and nature maximizes its power from its priority moves or to be able and allow it to hit a various variety of defensive Pokemon that its Normal STAB cannot hit. Silk Scarf is the main preferred item, [ac] as it boosts the power of Fake Out and Extreme Speed, allowing Braviary to revenge kill much more efficiently. to allow it to revenge kill efficiently without any penalties. Life Orb is an option to give Braviary's other STAB move and coverage moves more power to be able to do more damage to defensive Pokemon than Fake Out and Extreme Speed would do.

Usage Tips
========
[space]
Braviary is one of the most reliable revenge killers out there, [ac] since it isn't easily forced out by Pokemon like Landorus-Therian or and Ferrothorn. Dragon Ascent breaks down a ton of bulky Pokemon to either be finished by other Pokemon. Some ways to easily set up for Braviary to revenge kill effeciently is try using moves that can gain Momentum-gaining moves such as U-turn, Volt Switch, Baton Pass, and Healing Wish as it gives Braviary a chance to revenge kill the Pokemon with its priority moves or to hit something really hard with Dragon Ascent. Due to Braviary's this set's lack of Roost in the moveset, [ac] it gets easily worn down by Rough Skin, Rocky Helmet, and Iron Barbs, [ac] so it's best to try to avoid them it. When it comes to using Baton Pass on Braviary, it can either be used either to pass of the Defiant boost or it can gain to generate momentum on predicted switchesins. Due to Defiant, Braviary can switch into Defog users to benefit gain a +2 Attack boost stat and proceed to hit something really hard.

Team Options
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[space]
Hazard r[decapitalize]emovers such as Defog Landorus-Therian, Defog Latios, or and even Rapid Spin Starmie all helps lengthen the longevity of Braviary's longevity by removing as they remove Stealth Rock, which is one of the biggest flaws when it comes to using Braviary being 2x weak to it. Special wallbreakers such as Mega Charizard Y and Meloetta are also great partners because they can easily break through a lot of physically defensive orientened Pokemon which usually lacks defense on the special side like Mega Slowbro-Mega or and Rotom-Wash. Pivots such as Rotom-Wash and Rotom-Heat are options to as they give Braviary a free switch in.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Outside of being a top-[ah]notch revenge killer in STABmons, Braviary doesn't have much going for it, [ac] as other Pokemon can easily fulfill other roles it Braviary can attempt to perform fill. Braviary can run a Choice Banded set, (AC) but this isn't recommended, [ac] as it locks Braviary into a move and Braviary needs the freedom to be able to use its coverage moves when it wants to can, [ac] although Choice Band does allow Braviary to hit defensive Pokemon harder (this seems obvious). Braviary gets Tailwind but usually lacks the moveslot to use it effectively. Swords Dance is another option which that could would be used over Fake Out to make Braviary a threatening sweeper rather than a revenge killer. Lastly, U-turn is a great tool for Braviary to get momentum for the rest of the team but is usually inferior to Baton Pass, [ac] as it which can pass off boosts from Defiant or other boost from either Swords Dance or Bulk Up to another Pokemon. Recover can allow Braviary to live longer. Some things that makes However, these sets are not as successful because running is that Baton Pass with and Bulk Up / or Swords Dance doesn't have enough moveslots to run everything Braviary would want causes Braviary to forgo an essential coverage move, and running Recover either compromises either Braviary's your power or you its bulk.

Checks and Counters
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**Fast Rock-types**: Pokemon such as Terrakion, Mega Diancie-Mega, and Choice Scarf Tyranitar etc. can switch in on on one of Braviary's resisted priority moves and be able to either threaten it to switch out or OHKO it with their respectable respective STAB moves.

**Rocky Helmet Users**: This item Rocky Helmet hinders Braviary from to spamming its attacks, [ac] as all the moves Braviary utilizes makes contact. Pokemon such as Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Skarmory often run this item. However, Landorus-T must be careful, as it takes more damage though due to Intimidate giving Braviary a +1 Attack boost.

**Steel-types**: Pokemon such as Skarmory, Excadrill, [ac] and Mega Scizor-Mega can handles Braviary, although to the extent of Excadrill who should be wary of Superpower. Mega Scizor and Excadrill They can also easily set up on Braviary with Swords Dance.

**Ghost-types**: Gengar is able to switch in on Braviary's Fake Out and Extreme Speed due to its immunity to Normal-type moves and can hit back really hard. Mega Sableye-Mega is able to tank a hit and get Will-O-Wisp off to cripple it and then be able to recover the damage it takes dealt.

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Braviary is an one of the most effecient revenge killers in STABmons with the thanks to its combination of Fake Out and + [I'm pretty sure you use the plus sign when referring to combinations] Extreme Speed
The plus sign basically means "the combination of", so having both "its combination of" and "+" is redundant. Either use "thanks to Fake Out + Extreme Speed" or "thanks to its combination of Fake Out and Extreme Speed", which was the original.
it receives STAB bonuses from both
the B in STAB actually stands for bonus (same type attack bonus), so this is redundant just like PIN number / ATM machine
Braviary's niche lies on in its ability to abuse D[capitalize]efiant and not to be easily threatened by common moves and abilities such as King's Shield or Intimidate [No moves are mentioned here].
King's Shield is indeed a move
also no abuse bc that means "use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse"
Braviary's EV spread and nature maximizes its power from its priority moves or to be able and allows it to hit a various of defensive Pokemon much more harder that its Normal STAB cannot hit.
careful with subject-verb agreement!
I don't think "more [adjective]er" is a thing
When it comes to using Baton Pass on Braviary, it can either be used to pass of the Defiant boost or it can gain to momentum on predicted switch-[ah]ins.
the fluff at the beginning aside, there's a parallelism error here
Hazard r[decapitalize]emovers such as Defog Landorus-Therian, Defog Latios, or even Rapid Spin Starmie all helps lengthen the longevity of Braviary, [ac] as they remove Stealth Rock, [ac] which is one of the biggest flaws when it comes to using greatly affects Braviary, [ac] since it is being 2x weak to it.
hazard removers help, as they remove SR, which affects Braviary, since it is 2x weak to it -- there's just too much going on here that doesn't need to be; this could be cut down significantly without really losing any info.
Pivots such as Rotom-Wash and Rotom-Heat are options, [ac] to as they give Braviary a free switch-[ah]in.
switch-in refers only to a Pokemon that switches in. here we're talking about a "switch in" (they let Braviary switch in for free), so no hyphen.
Braviary can run a Choice Banded set but isn't recommend
recommend aside, this is saying Braviary isn't recommended, not Choice Band isn't recommended
Swords Dance is another option which could would be used over Fake Out
that or comma-which (that is better here tho)
Lastly, U-turn is a great tool for Braviary to get momentum for the rest of the team but is usually inferior to Baton Pass, [ac] as it can pass off Defiant or other boost from either Swords Dance or Bulk Up to another Pokemon. Recover can allow Braviary to live longer. Some things that makes these sets not as successful is that drawbacks to these options include Baton Pass with and Bulk Up / or Swords Dance doesn't have enough moveslots to run everything Braviary would want causing Braviary to forgo an essential coverage move, and running Recover either compromising compromises either Braviary's your power or you bulk.
idk why but it's weirdly common for people to say "Lastly" and then not make that sentence the last point. this is one of those cases, so no lastly.
the last sentence has a list of two things ("include (1) Baton Pass with Bulk Up or Swords Dance blah blah and (2) running Recover blah blah"), and as you know, lists of two things don't use a comma (we don't say "I bought apples, and oranges" in formal writing). so there shouldn't be a comma before "and running Recover". although this section is pretty messy in general
or OHKO it with their respectable STAB moves.
I'm sure they are respectable haha but probably not what the OP meant
**Rocky Helmet users**:
remember to capitalize! i like to use titlecase.com to check whether certain words need to be capitalized in these sections (tricky ones like "to" and "that" and stuff)
, although to the extent of Excadrill who should must be wary of Superpower.
I know this is minor but since we should be making as few changes as we need to, there isn't a point to changing "should" to "must"
Mega Sableye-Mega is able to tank a hit and get Will-O-Wisp off to cripple it, [ac] then be able to recover the damage it takes dealt
"x, then y" isn't grammatical, it's gotta be "x and then y"
 
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GP 2/2
[OVERVIEW]

Braviary is one of the most efficient revenge killers in STABmons thanks to its combination of Fake Out and Extreme Speed backed up with some decent stats and Defiant. With Defiant, Braviary isn't forced out by Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Landorus-T and is able to pressure Defoggers and ignore any King's Shield Attack drops. Defiant also gives Braviary its niche over other Normal-types such as Ursaring, Mega Lopunny and Stoutland, which would otherwise outclass Braviary it. Compared to Mega Lopunny, Braviary's Speed tier isn't the best, meaning it can be easily beaten by faster Pokemon that resist both of its STAB moves. Braviary is also a pretty one-dimensional Pokemon, allowing it to be easily played around at times; furthermore, it is threatened by Stealth Rock.

[SET]
name: Revenge Killer
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Extreme Speed
move 3: Dragon Ascent
move 4: Superpower
item: Silk Scarf / Life Orb
ability: Defiant
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Fake Out and Extreme Speed are reliable priority moves that allow Braviary to revenge kill Pokemon with ease, as it receives STAB from on both. Dragon Ascent(space)is pretty spammable and hits a lot of defensive walls, such as Hippowdon, harder than Fake Out and Extreme Speed. Lastly, Superpower allows it Braviary to hit Steel-types, which would otherwise wall Braviary it due to its two STAB moves being unable to break through them.

Set Details
========

Braviary's niche lies in its ability to take advantage of Defiant and not be easily threatened by common moves and abilities such as King's Shield and Intimidate. Braviary's EV spread and nature maximize its power (I think?) and allow to hit a variety of defensive Pokemon. Silk Scarf is the preferred item, as it boosts the power of Fake Out and Extreme Speed, allowing Braviary to revenge kill much more efficiently. Life Orb is an option to give Braviary's other STAB and coverage moves more power.

Usage Tips
========
Braviary is one of the most reliable revenge killers out there, since it isn't easily forced out by Pokemon like Landorus-T and Ferrothorn. Dragon Ascent breaks down a ton of bulky Pokemon to be finished by other Pokemon. Momentum-gaining moves such as U-turn, Volt Switch, Baton Pass, and Healing Wish give Braviary a chance to revenge kill Pokemon with its priority moves or hit something really hard with Dragon Ascent. Due to this set's lack of Roost, it gets easily worn down by Rough Skin, Rocky Helmet, (AC) and Iron Barbs, so it's best to try to avoid them. Baton Pass (not mentioned anywhere on the set?) can be used either to pass the Defiant boost or to generate momentum on predicted switches. Due to Defiant, Braviary can switch into Defog users to gain a +2 Attack boost and proceed to hit something really hard.

Team Options
========

Entry hazard removers such as Defog Landorus-T, Defog Latios, and even Rapid Spin Starmie all helps length aid Braviary's longevity by removing Stealth Rock. Special wallbreakers such as Mega Charizard Y and Meloetta are also great partners because they can easily break through a lot of physically defensive Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Rotom-W. Pivots such as Rotom-W and Rotom-H are options to give Braviary a free switch in.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Outside of being a top-notch revenge killer in STABmons, Braviary doesn't have much going for it, as other Pokemon can easily fulfill other roles it can attempt to perform. Braviary can run a Choice Band set to hit defensive Pokemon harder, but this isn't recommended, as Braviary needs the freedom to be able to use its coverage moves when it wants to, although Choice Band does allow Braviary to hit defensive Pokemon harder. Braviary gets Tailwind but usually lacks the moveslot to use it effectively. Swords Dance is another option that could be used over Fake Out to make Braviary a threatening sweeper rather than a revenge killer. U-turn is a great tool for Braviary to get momentum for the rest of the team but is usually inferior to Baton Pass, which can pass off boost from Defiant or either Swords Dance or Bulk Up to another Pokemon. Recover can allow Braviary to live lover longer. However, these sets are not as successful because running Baton Pass with Bulk Up or Swords Dance causes Braviary to forgo an essential coverage move, and running Recover compromises Braviary's power or its bulk.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Fast Rock-types**: Pokemon(space)such as Terrakion, Mega Diancie, and Choice Scarf Tyranitar can swin switch in on one of Braviary's priority moves and either threaten it to switch out or OHKO it with their respective STAB moves.

**Rocky Helmet**: Rocky Helmet hinders Braviary from spamming its attacks, as all the moves Braviary utilizes make contact. Pokemon such as Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Skarmory often run this item. However, Landorus-T must be careful, as it takes more damage due to Intimidate giving Braviary a +1 Attack boost.

**Steel-types**: Pokemon such as Skarmory, Excadrill, and Mega Scizor can handle Braviary, although Excadrill should be wary of Superpower. Mega Scizor and Excadrill can also easily set up on Braviary with Swords Dance.

**Ghost-types**: Gengar is able to switch in on Braviary's Fake Out and Extreme speed due to its immunity to Normal-type moves and can hit back really hard. Mega Sableye is able to tank a hit and get Will-O-Wisp off to cripple it and then recover the damage it takes.
 
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GP 2/2
[OVERVIEW]

Braviary is one of the most efficient revenge killers in STABmons thanks to its combination of Fake Out and Extreme Speed backed up with some decent stats and Defiant. With Defiant, Braviary isn't forced out by Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Landorus-T and is able to pressure Defoggers and ignore any King's Shield Attack drops. Defiant also gives Braviary its niche over other Normal-types such as Ursaring, Mega Lopunny and Stoutland, which would otherwise outclass Braviary it. Compared to Mega Lopunny, Braviary's Speed tier isn't the best, meaning it can be easily beaten by faster Pokemon that resist both of its STAB moves. Braviary is also a pretty one-dimensional Pokemon, allowing it to be easily played around at times; furthermore, it is threatened by Stealth Rock.

[SET]
name: Revenge Killer
move 1: Fake Out
move 2: Extreme Speed
move 3: Dragon Ascent
move 4: Superpower
item: Silk Scarf / Life Orb
ability: Defiant
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Fake Out and Extreme Speed are reliable priority moves that allow Braviary to revenge kill Pokemon with ease, as it receives STAB from on both. Dragon Ascent(space)is pretty spammable and hits a lot of defensive walls, such as Hippowdon, harder than Fake Out and Extreme Speed. Lastly, Superpower allows it Braviary to hit Steel-types, which would otherwise wall Braviary it due to its two STAB moves being unable to break through them.

Set Details
========

Braviary's niche lies in its ability to take advantage of Defiant and not be easily threatened by common moves and abilities such as King's Shield and Intimidate. Braviary's EV spread and nature maximize its power (I think?) and allow to hit a variety of defensive Pokemon. Silk Scarf is the preferred item, as it boosts the power of Fake Out and Extreme Speed, allowing Braviary to revenge kill much more efficiently. Life Orb is an option to give Braviary's other STAB and coverage moves more power.

Usage Tips
========
Braviary is one of the most reliable revenge killers out there, since it isn't easily forced out by Pokemon like Landorus-T and Ferrothorn. Dragon Ascent breaks down a ton of bulky Pokemon to be finished by other Pokemon. Momentum-gaining moves such as U-turn, Volt Switch, Baton Pass, and Healing Wish give Braviary a chance to revenge kill Pokemon with its priority moves or hit something really hard with Dragon Ascent. Due to this set's lack of Roost, it gets easily worn down by Rough Skin, Rocky Helmet, (AC) and Iron Barbs, so it's best to try to avoid them. Baton Pass (not mentioned anywhere on the set?) can be used either to pass the Defiant boost or to generate momentum on predicted switches. Due to Defiant, Braviary can switch into Defog users to gain a +2 Attack boost and proceed to hit something really hard.

Team Options
========

Entry hazard removers such as Defog Landorus-T, Defog Latios, and even Rapid Spin Starmie all helps length aid Braviary's longevity by removing Stealth Rock. Special wallbreakers such as Mega Charizard Y and Meloetta are also great partners because they can easily break through a lot of physically defensive Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Rotom-W. Pivots such as Rotom-W and Rotom-H are options to give Braviary a free switch in.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Outside of being a top-notch revenge killer in STABmons, Braviary doesn't have much going for it, as other Pokemon can easily fulfill other roles it can attempt to perform. Braviary can run a Choice Band set to hit defensive Pokemon harder, but this isn't recommended, as Braviary needs the freedom to be able to use its coverage moves when it wants to, although Choice Band does allow Braviary to hit defensive Pokemon harder. Braviary gets Tailwind but usually lacks the moveslot to use it effectively. Swords Dance is another option that could be used over Fake Out to make Braviary a threatening sweeper rather than a revenge killer. U-turn is a great tool for Braviary to get momentum for the rest of the team but is usually inferior to Baton Pass, which can pass off boost from Defiant or either Swords Dance or Bulk Up to another Pokemon. Recover can allow Braviary to live lover longer. However, these sets are not as successful because running Baton Pass with Bulk Up or Swords Dance causes Braviary to forgo an essential coverage move, and running Recover compromises Braviary's power or its bulk.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Fast Rock-types**: Pokemon(space)such as Terrakion, Mega Diancie, and Choice Scarf Tyranitar can swin switch in on one of Braviary's priority moves and either threaten it to switch out or OHKO it with their respective STAB moves.

**Rocky Helmet**: Rocky Helmet hinders Braviary from spamming its attacks, as all the moves Braviary utilizes make contact. Pokemon such as Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Skarmory often run this item. However, Landorus-T must be careful, as it takes more damage due to Intimidate giving Braviary a +1 Attack boost.

**Steel-types**: Pokemon such as Skarmory, Excadrill, and Mega Scizor can handle Braviary, although Excadrill should be wary of Superpower. Mega Scizor and Excadrill can also easily set up on Braviary with Swords Dance.

**Ghost-types**: Gengar is able to switch in on Braviary's Fake Out and Extreme speed due to its immunity to Normal-type moves and can hit back really hard. Mega Sableye is able to tank a hit and get Will-O-Wisp off to cripple it and then recover the damage it takes.
the part about baton pass in usage tips, what should I do about that? I had mentioned it in other options so should I take it out?

edit: sorry for double posts
 

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the part about baton pass in usage tips, what should I do about that? I had mentioned it in other options so should I take it out?

edit: sorry for double posts
either make a brief mention of BP in moves and change
Baton Pass can be used either to pass the Defiant boost or to generate momentum on predicted switches.
to
If you're running Baton Pass, it can be used either to pass the Defiant boost or to generate momentum on predicted switches.
or just axe that sentence if BP isn't more viable than the other moves mentioned in OO
 

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