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Brave Bird (move)

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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.

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.
Conq The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. The user is weakened for one turn.
XYORAS 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 Type Level
I II III IV V VI
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying   55 --, 55
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying   15 15 15
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting 49 49 49
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying     41
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying     --, 51
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying 37 37 37
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying 43 43 43
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying 49 49 49
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying   41 41
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying   47 47
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying   59 59
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying   63 --, 63
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying   59 59
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying   63 --, 63
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying     --, 64
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying StarlyStaraviaStaraptor Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryTalonflame
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying StarlyStaraviaStaraptor Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryTalonflame
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying StarlyStaraviaStaraptor Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryTalonflame
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying   StarlyStaraviaStaraptor Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryTalonflame
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying StarlyStaraviaStaraptor Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryTalonflame
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying StarlyStaraviaStaraptor Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryTalonflame
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 Type Obtained with
276 276 Taillow Normal Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Brave Bird is the only move of Staraptor. After use, it lowers Staraptor's Defense and limits Range to 1 on its next turn, regardless of any abilities or items that would normally increase Range. If Staraptor uses Brave Bird consecutively, its Range will continue to be penalized until it passes a turn without attacking.

     
     
     
  ^  
     
Power ★★★★★
Orange squares indicate hit area.
Blue squares indicate area Pokémon the Pokémon will need to move to perform the move.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
Table assumes the Pokémon is in the square marked by ^.

In the anime

Katharine Mandibuzz Brave Bird.png Ash Staravia Brave Bird.png Ash Staraptor Brave Bird.png Moria 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.
Moria's Talonflame Battles in the Sky! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Brave Bird IV.png Brave Bird V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

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
Mandarin Chinese 神鳥特攻 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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Fúria dos Pássaros
Romania Flag.png Romanian Pasăre Curajoasă
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ave Brava
Spain Flag.png Spain Pájaro Osado



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


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