Competitive Information for Braviary [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Braviary braviary
Base Stats for Braviary

Normal / Flying

Abilities:
Keen EyeKeen Eye: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's accuracy stat stage.
,
DefiantDefiant: This Pokemon's Attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.
,
Sheer ForceSheer Force: This Pokemon's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.


Evolutions / Family:
Rufflet
Braviary

Weakness Chart for Normal/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
  
  
0x
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
2x
  
  
  
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Braviary? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Braviary is an awesome Normal and Flying-typed Pokemon. Braviary is a normal Pokemon to see in Generation 5. Braviary is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Braviary
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Sky Attack
- Return / Strength
- Superpower
- Shadow Claw

Physical Sweeper Braviary (Defiant)

Braviary is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Braviary's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Defiant, Braviary's attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Braviary's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Braviary
Item: Red Card
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 123 Hp / 180 Atk / 207 SpD
Moveset:
- Shadow Claw
- Brave Bird
- Rock Slide
- Sky Attack

Braviary Special Wall (Brave Birdy)

Braviary is a wonderful Special Wall. It's meant to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Sheer Force, Braviary's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Braviary? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Braviary
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird
- Return / Strength
- Rock Slide
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Braviary (Defiant)

Braviary is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Braviary's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Defiant, Braviary's attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Braviary's attack and defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Braviary learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Air Slash
75
95%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Sky Drop
60
100%
10
User and foe fly up turn 1. Damages on turn 2.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Braviary can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Braviary

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