Brave Bird (move)

Brave Bird
ブレイブバード Brave Bird
Brave Bird.png
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Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Brave Bird (Japanese: ブレイブバード Brave Bird) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Contents

Effect

Generation IV

Brave Bird inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ⅓ of the damage done to the target.

Generation V

Brave Bird can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. The user also takes serious damage.
XYORAS
SM
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Flying Field 55 1, 55 1, 55
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15HGSS 15 15 15
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field 49 49 49XY
50ORAS
50
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying 41ORAS 41
277 Swellow Swellow
Flying Flying 1, 51ORAS 1, 51
396 Starly Starly
Flying Flying 37 37 37 37
397 Staravia Staravia
Flying Flying 43 43 43 43
398 Staraptor Staraptor
Flying Flying 49 49 49 49
580 Ducklett Ducklett
Water 1 Flying 41 41 41
581 Swanna Swanna
Water 1 Flying 47 47 47
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying 59 59 59
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying 63 1, 63 1, 63
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying 59 59 59
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying 63 1, 63 1, 63
663 Talonflame Talonflame
Flying Flying 1, 64 1, 64
722 Rowlet Rowlet
Flying Flying 43
723 Dartrix Dartrix
Flying Flying 51
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying 55
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
084 Doduo Doduo
Flying Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying HGSS
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying
731 Pikipek Pikipek
Flying Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★★★
Power = 58 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Lowers the user's Defense and limits range to 1 on its next turn,
regardless of any Abilities or items that would normally increase range.
Used by : Staraptor

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. The user is weakened for one turn.

In the anime

Katharine Mandibuzz Brave Bird.png Ash Staravia Brave Bird.png Reggie Staraptor Brave Bird.png Ash Talonflame Brave Bird.png
Mandibuzz Staravia Staraptor Talonflame
The Pokémon flies up, closes its wings as it flies, bursts into flames, and dives down on the foe. The fire then disappears and the user is covered by a blue aura. Then, the user strikes the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
398 Staraptor Staraptor pulls in its wings and dives down at the opponent like a missile, its body bursting into flames. Then, it pulls out its wings, its body becomes surrounded by a blue aura, and it slams into the opponent. When the glow fades, light blue sparks run up Staraptor's wings as it takes recoil damage.
Reggie's Staraptor Lost Leader Strategy! Debut
Ash's Staraptor Pursuing a Lofty Goal! None
397 Staravia Staravia flies into the air and flies down at the opponent like a missile, its body bursting into flames. Then, it opens up its wings and its body becomes surrounded in a blue aura, and it slams into the opponent.
Ash's Staravia Crossing the Battle Line! Mastered in A Triple Fighting Chance!
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz flies straight into the air and its body becomes surrounded in red fire. It then flies straight at the opponent and the fire around its body turns into a light blue aura, and it slams into the opponent at full force. After the attack, its body briefly becomes surrounded in light blue static as it takes recoil damage.
A wild Mandibuzz Pikachu's Summer Bridge Story None
Katharine's Mandibuzz Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
581 Swanna Swanna flies into the air and flies down at the opponent like a missile, its body bursting into flames. Then, its body becomes surrounded in a blue aura, and it slams into the opponent. When the glow fades, light blue sparks run up Swanna's body as it takes recoil damage.
Skyla's Swanna Cilan Takes Flight! None
628 Braviary Braviary flies straight into the air and its body becomes surrounded in red fire. It then flies straight at the opponent and the fire around its body turns into a light blue aura, and it slams into the opponent at full force.
Soren's Braviary A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
663 Talonflame Talonflame's body becomes surrounded in a light blue aura. It then flies straight at the opponent, slamming into them at full force. Sometimes, Talonflame suffers from recoil damage after using the move.
Moria's Talonflame Battles in the Sky! None
Ash's Talonflame A Legendary Photo Op! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Trivia

  • Sky Attack and Brave Bird share similar in-game animations in Generation IV and V; the only major difference is that the former has a blue aura, and the latter has a red aura. This was* reversed in the anime.
    • In the Japanese version, there are even more similarities with Sky Attack being named "God Bird."
  • In the anime and Pokémon Adventures, Pokémon are shown with their wings spread out when Brave Bird connects, but the in-game descriptions state that the user tucks in its wings.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 勇鳥猛攻 Yúhngníuh Máahnggūng *
神鳥特攻 Sàhnníuh Dahkgūng *
Mandarin 勇鳥猛攻 / 勇鸟猛攻 Yǒngniǎo Měnggōng *
神鳥特攻 / 神鸟特攻 Shénniǎo Tègōng *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Lefvogel
France Flag.png French Rapace
Germany Flag.png German Sturzflug
Greece Flag.png Greek Ριψοκίνδυνη Πτήση
India Flag.png Hindi जलता परिंदा Jalta Parinda
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Burung Pemberani
Italy Flag.png Italian Baldeali
South Korea Flag.png Korean 브레이브버드 Brave Bird
Poland Flag.png Polish Dzielny Ptak
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fúria dos Pássaros
Pássaro Bravo (XY series-present, TCG, and manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ave de Rapina
Romania Flag.png Romanian Pasăre Curajoasă
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ave Brava
Spain Flag.png Spain Pájaro Osado
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Cesur Kuş



Variations of the move Double-Edge
Physical Double-EdgeVolt TackleBrave BirdFlare BlitzWood Hammer


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