Brave Bird (move)

Brave Bird
ブレイブバード Brave Bird
Brave Bird VIII.png
Brave Bird VIII 2.png
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. It is TR66 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Brave Bird inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ⅓ of the damage done to the target. If the user inflicts no damage (such as if Disguise takes the damage), they do not take recoil damage.

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

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. The user also takes serious damage.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
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 Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 55 1, 55 1, 55SMUSUM 65
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field 65
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 52
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15HGSS 15 15 15
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 49 49 49XY
50ORAS
50 1
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying 41ORAS 41
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 51ORAS 1, 51
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying 37 37 37 37
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying 43 43 43 43
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying 49 49 49 49
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying 41 41 41
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying 47 47 47
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying 59 59 59 72
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying 63 1, 63 1, 63 80
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 59 59 59 72
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 63 1, 63 1, 63 80
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 64 1, 64 83
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying 43 36
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying 51 50
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying 55 58
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 65
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying 36
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying 46
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying 50
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field 65
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR66
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying HGSS
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
731   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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
276   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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Brave Bird is a move with 42 base power, 88% accuracy, and 6 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, cutting corners, and receives recoil damage equal to ⅛ of their maximum HP.

In Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the recoil damage is instead 20% of the user's max HP.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★★
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.
Users:  
Grid 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.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 134 160 100% An opponent Recoil The user also takes 25% of the damage it dealt to the target.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Brave Bird is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Brave Bird
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 130
Energy cost 100  
Duration 2 seconds
Damage window 1 - 1.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 130
Energy cost 55  
Secondary effect   3 Defense
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                  
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 27, 2020
    • Power: 90 → 130
Trainer Battles
  • July 27, 2020
    • Power: 90 → 130
    • Secondary effect added

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, but it also hurts the user.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえるが じぶんも ダメージをうけてしまう
Conq. The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. The user is weakened for one turn.
MDGtI It damages an enemy, but you receive recoil damage, too.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.


In the anime

       
Staraptor Swanna Talonflame Braviary
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
  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
  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!
  Mandibuzz Mandibuzz flies straight into the air and her body becomes surrounded in red fire. She then flies straight at the opponent and the fire around her body turns into a light blue aura, and she slams into the opponent at full force. After the attack, her body briefly becomes surrounded in light blue static as she takes recoil damage.
A wild Mandibuzz Pikachu's Summer Bridge Story None
Katharine's Mandibuzz Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
A wild Mandibuzz Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams! None
  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
  Braviary Braviary flies straight into the air and his body becomes surrounded in red fire. He then flies straight at the opponent and the fire around his body turns into a light blue aura, and he slams into the opponent at full force, or Braviary's body becomes surrounded by an orange aura, and he slams into the opponent with full force.
Soren's Braviary A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
Professor Kukui's Braviary Revealing the Stuff of Legend! None
  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
A Trainer's Talonflame Battle Royal 151! None
  Rowlet Rowlet flies straight into the air and its body becomes surrounded in an orange bird-shaped aura. It then slams into the opponent with full force.
Ash's Rowlet Aiming for the Top Floor! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

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.
  • Brave Bird is the only Flying-type move that causes recoil damage.
  • Zubat and its evolutionary forms are the only Pokémon (other than Mew) that are capable of learning Brave Bird whose designs aren't at least partially inspired by birds.

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 *
  Czech Ptačí útok (Diamond and Pearl series)
Odvážný pták (Galactic Battles series)
  Dutch Lefvogel
  French Rapace
  German Sturzflug
  Greek Ριψοκίνδυνη Πτήση
  Hindi जलता परिंदा Jalta Parinda
  Indonesian Burung Pemberani
  Italian Baldeali
  Korean 브레이브버드 Brave Bird
  Polish Dzielny Ptak
Portuguese   Brazil Pássaro Bravo (games, BW099-present, TCG, manga)
Fúria dos Pássaros (early anime)
  Portugal Ave de Rapina
  Romanian Pasăre Curajoasă
Spanish   Latin America Ave Brava
  Spain Pájaro Osado
  Thai เบรฟเบิร์ด
  Turkish Cesur Kuş
  Vietnamese Chim Can Đảm




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



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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