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Brave Bird
Brave Bird VIII.jpg
Brave Bird
Generation: IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Flying.gif
Category Physical
Power: 120
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15, max: 24
Affects: Selected Target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cute

Brave Bird is a Flying-type move introduced in Generation IV. It can be seen as a Flying-type counterpart to Flare Blitz.


Games Description
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. The user also takes serious damage
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.


In Battle

Brave Bird does damage at the expense of causing recoil damage, which is 1/3 of the damage dealt to the opponent.

Calculating the recoil damage after it hits:


  • ν (nu) is the damage recoil calculation
  • β_current (beta) is the user's current HP
  • rand(120) is the randomised damage from Brave Bird between 1 to 120.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
083.png Farfetch'd normal/flying Flying/Field 55 1, 55 1, 55SMUSUM 65
083A.png Farfetch'd fighting Flying/Field 65
227.png Skarmory steel/flying Flying 52
250.png Ho-Oh fire/flying Undiscovered 15HGSS 15 15 15
257.png Blaziken fire/fighting Field 49 49 49XY
50 1
276.png Taillow normal/flying Flying 41ORAS 41
277.png Swellow normal/flying Flying 1, 51ORAS 1, 51
396.png Starly normal/flying Flying 37 37 37 37
397.png Staravia normal/flying Flying 43 43 43 43
398.png Staraptor normal/flying Flying 49 49 49 49
580.png Ducklett water/flying Water 1/Flying 41 41 41
581.png Swanna water/flying Water 1/Flying 47 47 47
627.png Rufflet normal/flying Flying 59 59 59 72
628.png Braviary normal/flying Flying 63 1, 63 1, 63 80
629.png Vullaby dark/flying Flying 59 59 59 72
630.png Mandibuzz dark/flying Flying 63 1, 63 1, 63 80
663.png Talonflame fire/flying Flying 1, 64 1, 64 83
722.png Rowlet grass/flying Flying 43 36
723.png Dartrix grass/flying Flying 51 50
724.png Decidueye grass/ghost Flying 55 58
785.png Tapu Koko electric/fairy Undiscovered 1 65
821.png Rookidee flying Flying 36
822.png Corvisquire flying Flying 46
823.png Corviknight flying/steel Flying 50
865.png Sirfetch'd fighting Flying/Field 65
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
041.png Zubat poison/flying Flying TR66
042.png Golbat poison/flying Flying TR66
083.png Farfetch'd normal/flying Flying/Field TR66
083A.png Farfetch'd fighting Flying/Field TR66
144.png Articuno ice/flying Undiscovered TR66
144A.png Articuno psychic/flying Undiscovered TR66
145.png Zapdos electric/flying Undiscovered TR66
145A.png Zapdos fighting/flying Undiscovered TR66
146.png Moltres fire/flying Undiscovered TR66
146A.png Moltres dark/flying Undiscovered TR66
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TR66
169.png Crobat poison/flying Flying TR66
225.png Delibird ice/flying Water 1/Field TR66
227.png Skarmory steel/flying Flying TR66
250.png Ho-Oh fire/flying Undiscovered TR66
257.png Blaziken fire/fighting Field TR66
279.png Pelipper water/flying Water 1/Flying TR66
521.png Unfezant normal/flying Flying TR66
627.png Rufflet normal/flying Flying TR66
628.png Braviary normal/flying Flying TR66
629.png Vullaby dark/flying Flying TR66
630.png Mandibuzz dark/flying Flying TR66
663.png Talonflame fire/flying Flying TR66
701.png Hawlucha fighting/flying Flying/Human-Like TR66
722.png Rowlet grass/flying Flying TR66
723.png Dartrix grass/flying Flying TR66
724.png Decidueye grass/ghost Flying TR66
785.png Tapu Koko electric/fairy Undiscovered TR66
821.png Rookidee flying Flying TR66
822.png Corvisquire flying Flying TR66
823.png Corviknight flying/steel Flying TR66
845.png Cramorant flying/water Water 1/Flying TR66
865.png Sirfetch'd fighting Flying/Field TR66
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Special move

Generation V


Main games

Main series

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