Brave Bird (move)

Brave Bird
ブレイブバード Brave Bird
Brave Bird IX.png
Brave Bird IX 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 was TR66 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM164 in Generation IX.

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.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Brave Bird's PP has been reduced to 5, and its base power has been lowered to 100.

Category  Physical
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  100  80  120
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Recoil  33%  33%  50%
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
User receives damage as a percentage of damage dealt

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
SwShBDSPLA
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.
SV The user tucks in its wings and charges at a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0083    
 
Flying Field 55 1, 55 1, 55 65 65
0083  
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field 65
0227    
 
Flying Flying 52 52 52
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15HGSS 15 15 15
0257    
 
Field Field 49 49 49XY
50ORAS
50 1 1 63
0276    
 
Flying Flying 41ORAS 41 41
0277    
 
Flying Flying 1, 51ORAS 1, 51 1, 51
0396    
 
Flying Flying 37 37 37 37 37 37 37
0397    
 
Flying Flying 43 43 43 43 43 37 43
0398    
 
Flying Flying 49 49 49 49 49 37 49
0430    
 
Flying Flying 52
0580    
 
Water 1 Flying 41 41 41 41
0581    
 
Water 1 Flying 47 47 47 47
0627    
 
Flying Flying 59 59 59 72 43 72
0628    
 
Flying Flying 63 1, 63 1, 63 80
0628  
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying 43
0629    
 
Flying Flying 59 59 59 72 72
0630    
 
Flying Flying 63 1, 63 1, 63 80 80
0663    
 
Flying Flying 1, 64 1, 64 83 83
0722    
 
Flying Flying 43 36 36
0723    
 
Flying Flying 51 50 50
0724    
 
Flying Flying 55 58 58
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying 40 58
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 65
0821     Flying Flying 36 36
0822     Flying Flying 46 46
0823    
 
Flying Flying 50 50
0865     Flying Field 65
0931  
Squawkabilly
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying 42
0973    
 
Flying Flying 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0041    
 
Flying Flying
0042    
 
Flying Flying
0083    
 
Flying Field
0083  
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
0084    
 
Flying Flying
0085    
 
Flying Flying
0144    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0144  
Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145  
Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146  
Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0163    
 
Flying Flying
0164    
 
Flying Flying
0169    
 
Flying Flying
0198    
 
Flying Flying
0225    
 
Water 1 Field
0227    
 
Flying Flying
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0257    
 
Field Field
0278    
 
Water 1 Flying
0279    
 
Water 1 Flying
0333    
 
Flying Dragon
0334    
 
Flying Dragon
0396    
 
Flying Flying
0397    
 
Flying Flying
0398    
 
Flying Flying
0430    
 
Flying Flying
0521  
Unfezant
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0580    
 
Water 1 Flying
0581    
 
Water 1 Flying
0627    
 
Flying Flying
0628    
 
Flying Flying
0628  
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0629    
 
Flying Flying
0630    
 
Flying Flying
0661    
 
Flying Flying
0662    
 
Flying Flying
0663    
 
Flying Flying
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0722    
 
Flying Flying
0723    
 
Flying Flying
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0731    
 
Flying Flying
0732    
 
Flying Flying
0733    
 
Flying Flying
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0821     Flying Flying
0822     Flying Flying
0823    
 
Flying Flying
0845    
 
Water 1 Flying
0865     Flying Field
0912     Flying Water 1
0913     Flying Water 1
0914    
 
Flying Water 1
0931  
Squawkabilly
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying
0956     Flying Flying
0962    
 
Flying Flying
0973    
 
Flying Flying
1016    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0016    
 
Flying Flying
0041    
 
Flying Flying
0084    
 
Flying Flying
0198    
 
Flying Flying HGSS
0227    
 
Flying Flying
0276    
 
Flying Flying
0731    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0276    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Brave Bird deals damage and the user receives recoil damage. Recoil is equal to ⅛ of the user's maximum HP in the Explorers and Adventure series, and 20% of maximum HP from Gates to Infinity onwards. When used by a gigantic Pokémon in Gates to Infinity, Brave Bird has an increased base PP of 20, but a lower base accuracy of 90%.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 42 - 6 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 42 - 6 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI 40 99 15 50 95% 98% Front Enemy Yes
SMD 37 99 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Brave Bird
★★★★★
Attack power 28.73175
Charge time 1.3 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 4
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Causes recoil

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Slots of move gauge MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Brave Bird Physical 3 134 160 100% An opponent Recoil The user also takes 25% of the damage it dealt to the target. Darach & Staraptor
Scottie/Bettie & Farfetch'dEgg (Strike role only)
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Bravest Brave Bird Physical Default
6★ EX
250 300 An opponent
All opponents
No additional effect. Nate & Braviary
Loyal Butler Brave Bird Physical Default
6★ EX
200
300
240
360
An opponent The more the target's Attack is lowered, the greater the power of this attack. Darach & Staraptor

Notes:

  • Bravest Brave Bird:
    • Description of 6★-EX effect prior to Version 2.18.5 (from March 15, 2022): "Additional Effects: Sync move targets all opponents."
  • Loyal Butler Brave Bird:
    • Description of 6★-EX effect prior to Version 2.18.5 (from March 15, 2022): "Additional Effects: Power of sync move increases by 50%."
    • Description prior to Version 2.20.0 (from April 27, 2022): The more the target's Attack is lowered, the greater the power of this move.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Brave Bird is Talonflame's first move. It is obtained by evolving from Fletchinder at level 7 and upgrading Acrobatics into it instead of Fly. The user dives at the targeted area, taking 5% of remaining HP as recoil damage and damaging all enemies in the area. If the user uses a boosted basic attack on an enemy hit by Brave Bird within 4s, the cooldown of Flame Charge or Aerial Ace is reset. The cooldown of Flame Charge and Aerial Ace can only be reset once per target hit by Brave Bird. At level 13, the user takes 15% less damage for 5s when this move hits.

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 user charges at a low altitude and slams into the target at full force. This also damages the user quite a lot.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 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 by a blue aura, and it slams into the opponent. When the glow fades, light blue sparks run along Staravia's body as it takes recoil damage.
Ash's Staravia Crossing the Battle Line! Mastered in A Triple Fighting Chance!
  Mandibuzz flies straight into the air and her body becomes surrounded by 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 flies into the air and flies down at the opponent like a missile, its body bursting into flames. Then, its body becomes surrounded by 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 flies straight into the air and his body becomes surrounded by 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 at full force.
Soren's Braviary A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
Professor Kukui's Braviary Revealing the Stuff of Legend! None
  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 flies straight into the air and its body becomes surrounded by 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 up until Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.
    • 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.

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 Beureibeubeodeu
  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


Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Bravest Brave Bird

Language Title
  Japanese ベスト過ぎるコンビの ブレイブバード Besuto Sugiru Konbi no Bureibu Bādo
Mandarin Chinese 絕佳搭檔之 勇鳥猛攻 Juéjiā Dādàng-zhī Yǒngniǎo Měnggōng
  French C'est nous le Duo gagnant ! Rapace !
  German Sturzflug des schlagkräftigen Duos
  Italian Baldeali della coppia perfetta
  Korean 최강 베스트 콤비의 브레이브버드 Choegang Beseuteu Kombi-ui Beureibeu Beodeu
  Spanish Pájaro Osado de la Mejor Pareja

Loyal Butler Brave Bird

Language Title
  Japanese 忠実なる執事の ブレイブバード Chūjitsu-naru Shitsuji no Bureibu Bādo
Mandarin Chinese 忠誠管家之 勇鳥猛攻 Zhōngchéng Guǎnjiā zhī Yǒngniǎo Měnggōng
  French Loyal et consciencieux ! Rapace !
  German Sturzflug des Kammerdieners
  Italian Raggio Spettro del giovane taciturno
  Korean 충실한 집사의 브레이브버드 Chungsil-han Jipsa-ui Beureibeu Beodeu
  Spanish Pájaro Osado del Fiel Mayordomo



Variations of the move Double-Edge
  Double-EdgeVolt TackleFlare BlitzBrave BirdWood HammerWave Crash



Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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Generation IX TMs
SV
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Added in SV 2.0.1
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Added in SV 3.0.0
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