Brave Bird (move)

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 Pokémon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Other languages

English Brave Bird
Japanese ブレイブバード (Brave Bird)
German Sturzflug
French Rapace
Italian Baldeali
Spanish Pájaro Osado

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 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 50
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Level 41
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 51
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
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 43
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 51
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 55
Tapu 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.