628 Braviary



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Air Slash, Brave Bird, Close Combat
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 18 1/15/15CP 1498
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
  • Overall:


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More Detail Properties Introduction

Key Wins

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Air Slash 3 3.6 3 General
2 Fast Steel Wing 2.5 3.5 2 Heavy Damage
3 Charged Brave Bird 100% chance -3 Def self 55 156 2.84 7 - 6 - 6 Self-Debuff Nuke
4 Charged Close Combat 100% chance -2 Def self 45 100 2.22 5 - 5 - 5 Self-Debuff
5 Charged Rock Slide 45 75 1.67 5 - 5 - 5 Coverage
6 Charged Heat Wave 75 95 1.27 9 - 8 - 8 High Energy Coverage

Character Introduction


Braviary is a Normal & Flying Pokémon which evolves from Rufflet. It is vulnerable to Rock, Electric and Ice moves. Braviary's strongest moveset is Air Slash & Brave Bird and it has a Max CP of 3,088.


"Known as “the hero of the skies," this Pokémon is so proud and so brave that it will never retreat, even when it's injured."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Air Slash + Rock Slide and Brave Bird or Close Combat

Air Slash gets STAB and sports superior energy generation compared to Steel Wing.

Rock Slide is Braviary's primary charge move due to its lesser energy cost, respectable damage output, and relevant coverage, especially against its weaknesses to Ice and Rock-type Pokemon. Close Combat can also be chosen for its very high damage output and valuable coverage. Brave Bird doesn't get much as use, but benefits from STAB to deal considerable damage. Heat Wave costs too much energy to be viable. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Braviary is the second Pokemon to be introduced exclusively through Pokemon Go's PvP feature, Go Battle League, via its pre-evolution Rufflet. Unfortunately unimpressive bulk is the primary reason why it's held back from reaching the meta, as it can cause Braviary to lose certain matchups even with a typing advantage. Air Slash + Rock Slide is a respectable moveset combo, but Braviary doesn't have the bulk to fully utilize it. 

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Braviary's Normal typing can be useful in the Ultra League due to Pokemon with common Ghost-type moves such as Shadow Claw. Its fragility is still a major problem though, with many of its losses being attributed to it being outsped by Pokemon with faster movesets, or simply due to many meta Pokemon possessing superior bulk. Braviary's Flying typing isn't particularly valuable in this league, but its access to Rock Slide can be good against Fire-types meant to fight ubiquitious Steel-types. 

Master League: 0 / 5

With a max CP of 3088, Braviary would appreciate additional stats to compete better against the numerous legendary Pokemon in this league. To add more salt to the wound, Braviary's typing and moveset is of little use when combating the Master League meta, especially when other Pokemon can do its job more cleanly. 

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