Brave Bird (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Flyinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Brave Bird turns into Supersonic Skystrike and has base power 190.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.
Sun/Moon 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 55
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 15
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 50
TaillowTaillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Level 41
SwellowSwellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
SwellowSwellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 51
StarlyStarly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Level 37
StaraviaStaravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 43
StaraptorStaraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 49
DucklettDucklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 41
SwannaSwanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 47
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 59
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 63
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 59
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 63
TalonflameTalonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
TalonflameTalonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 64
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 43
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 51
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 55
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

PidgeyPidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Flying
PidgeottoPidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Flying
PidgeotPidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Flying
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
DoduoDoduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Flying
DodrioDodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Flying
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Flying
TaillowTaillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Flying
SwellowSwellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Flying
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying
PikipekPikipek
#731 / Normal · Flying
Flying
TrumbeakTrumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
Flying
ToucannonToucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Flying