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What is a good moveset for Braviary?

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asked Sep 30, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely Tier: Neverused.

11 Answers

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Braviary (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 116 HP / 252 Atk / 140 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Crush Claw
- Rock Slide
- Brave Bird
- Tailwind

answered May 1, 2011 by trachy
Why not Superpower instead of rock slide because that deals with Ice and Rock type or superpower instead of Your the master Trachy!
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1 vote

Wargle (Braviary) (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bulk Up
- Brave Bird
- Rock Slide
- Shadow Claw

Note-only for NU battling environment only

This guy worked surprisingly well as a physical tank. Bulk up is for earning the title of "tank", brave bird is STAB backed by good HP and leftovers, Rock Slide and shadow claw is good coverage. Adamant is to make him ridiculously powerful. 252 EVs in HP give him great bulk for a bird paired in with Bulk up.

answered Jan 5, 2012 by Tysonyoshi
1 vote

Braviary (M) @ Sharp beak
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 116 HP / 252 Atk / 140 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

Brave bird
Crush claw

This is a pretty good move set.Especially if it used a flying type move it will be boosted by sharp beak.Superpower for coverage against ice and rock.Crush claw is for stab.

answered Sep 24, 2012 by Exca le roi
Fly is way too predictable. Having 2 strong flying moves is overkill also.
Superpower isn't as useful as you'd think if it's not paired with Bulk Up or another move that can power up the lost stats. Otherwise, You'll have to switch out once you use Superpower. It weakens both Attack and Defense, Braviary's best stats.
Great moveset :)
Bulk Up
Rock Slide
1 vote

I personaly like this moveset for Braviary:

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Defiant
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Hp
Adamant nature (+Atk, -SAtk)/ Jolly nature (+Spd -SAtk)
-Brave Bird (STAB)
-Roost (Recovery)
-Return (STAB)

Hope you like it.

answered Nov 1, 2012 by Why_You_No?!
edited Feb 18, 2013 by Why_You_No?!
1 vote

Braviary@Sharp Beak/Sky Plate
Trait: Defiant
Jolly nature(-sp. atk,+spd)
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Superpower: one use and you have a sweeper
Brave Bird: item + attack boost + STAB = total annihilation
Crush Claw: STAB, chance to lower opponents defense
Roost: Heal from recoil from Brave Bird

answered Apr 20, 2014 by Sigma Dragoon
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Braviary is completely overlooked. Highly underestimated as well. If trained and used correctly, it can dominate its competition with overwhelming power. Personally, Braviary is my favorite.

Braviary: Physical Sweeper
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk,-SpAtk), Jolly (+Spd,-SpAtk)
Characteristic: +Attack or +Speed
Brave Bird/Sky Attack - STAB, powerful, though it takes recoil from both Life Orb and the move itself, the real damage is done to your opponent/STAB, boost from Sheer Force and Life Orb, no recoil, more power than Brave Bird but a two turn attack
Crush Claw - Utterly powerful with STAB, boost from Sheer Force, and Life Orb, no recoil
Rock Slide - Coverage, bonus power from both Sheer Force and Life Orb, no recoil
Hone Claws - Makes Rock Slide and Crush Claw more accurate and boosts power of all moves

answered Jun 22, 2012 by balin1998
edited Aug 5, 2012 by balin1998
why crush claw??? with sheer force, it wont lower defense, and it isnt fully accurate.    An even better move would be return.  It has a base power of 102 if you have full happiness which is even better than the 97.5 of crush claw.
Um, as return will always vary in power. eg: braviary is battling. foe uses a move and faints braviary in one hit (OHKO). braviary looses some happiness. You revive braviary. The happiness is lower than it would have cus it fainted, so return would be less powerful every time braviary faints. >_<
Why not crush claw? Return caps out at a max out at about 150 while Stab sheer Force Life Orb Crush Claw caps at freakin 197! Now thats POWER!
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Item = Leftovers
Trait = Sheer Force
EV's: 252 Atk, 252 Spd and 4HP
Superpower: Coverage
Bulk Up: To make up for loss of stats from Superpower
Brave Bird: Works with Leftovers + STAB
Crush Claw/Retaliate/Shadow Claw: Overall, good moves for Braviary to learn

answered Jun 30, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
edited Jul 19, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
Don't forget the EVs ;D
Why is that braviary shiny?
That is a stupid question.
What? Why?
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Braviary (M) @ Choice Band / Scarf

Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly (+Spd, -SAtk) / Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Brave Bird
- Return / Crush Claw
- Superpower
- U-turn

answered Aug 5, 2012 by Mewderator
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One of the best Flying types. Next to Rayquaza c;

Ability: Sheer Force

  • Bulk Up
  • Crush Claw
  • Sky Attack
  • Superpower

Okay, I just want to say right off, I DIDN'T choose Brave Bird because it's not as powerful as Sky Attack. True, Sky Attack is a two-turn move, but paired with Sheer Force, it makes for the ultimate STAB. Bulk Up at the start of battle to up Attack and Defense; Defense for enduring when you power up Sky Attack. Crush Claw is great with Sheer Force; another perfect STAB. Accuracy is decent, too. Superpower for type coverage. I'd suggest Bulking Up before using Superpower, so you're not wasting time making up for lost stats when you could be KO-ing c:

answered Apr 8, 2013 by Dat LaprASSc:
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Pokémon: Braviary(M)@Leftovers
Trait: Any
EVs:252 Atk / 252 Sp.Def
Jolly Nature (+Speed,-Sp.Atk)

-Crush Claw/Return, I prefer Crush Claw though for the chance of Def. Drop
-Brave Bird
-Bulk Up
-U Turn

I'm sure a lot of you think this is bad, but it's me.
+Sp.Def because he's weak to Thunderbolt/Thunder,
Then Bulk Up lets you make up for Defense, while the
Jolly nature makes you move first for Bulk Up......
Let's say you run into a rock type user(Moves)
You wan't to use Bulk Up first right?
Also Leftovers gives you Health as you sweep.

answered Nov 16, 2013 by BOOMBURST!!!
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Maybe this works in game (GEN VI):

Braviary @Leftovers (or Life Orb?)
Trait: Defiant
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Brave Bird (STAB, good damage and the recoil problem can be solved with Roost)
- Superpower (coverage)
- Bulk Up (will be a tank after some and is great with Superpower)
- Roost (after Bulk Up and with a good HP, this can be very useful)

I guess Braviary can be a great Pokémon in game, easy to find and breed, awsome attack and great hp, speed isn't that bad, but if he can't outspeed, he can 'tank'.

answered Mar 29, 2014 by Felipe.Mender