Brave Bird (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category Physical Physical
Power 120
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Brave Bird deals damage, but the user receives 13 of the damage it inflicted in recoil. In other words, if the attack does 90 HP damage to the opponent, the user will lose 30 HP.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets any single Pokemon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. The user also takes serious damage.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. The user also takes serious damage.
X/Y The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Brave Bird at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 55
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 15
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 49
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Level 37
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 43
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 49
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 41
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 47
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 59
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 63
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 59
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 63
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 64

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Brave Bird as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Flying
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying