Braviary is the evolved form of Rufflet in Pokemon GO, and knowing its weaknesses and the best counters will help you beat it. The Hero of the Skies is known for not leaving a friend behind, even when they’re injured. If you’re about to battle this opponent, you’re in for a fight. Here are some tips for besting this adversary.
Tips for Beating Braviary in Pokemon Go
Braviary attacks come in several forms. It can have Steel Wing (Steel) or Aerial Ace (Flying) for its Fast Attack. It’s Charged Attack can be Heat Wave (Fire), Rock Slide (Rock), Close Combat (Fighting) or Brave Bird (Flying), though the likelihood of it having a Flying attack to get the type bonus is high.
Braviary is a Flying/Normal Pokemon from the Unova region. Its Flying type makes it primarily weak to:
The best counters against Braviary are Rock, Ice of Electric Pokemon with matching moves to take advantage of the type bonus. Here are some examples from each type:
- Rock: Terrakion, Golem, Aggron
- Ice: Kyurem, Shadow Mamoswine, Glaceon
- Electric: Zekrom, Magnezone, Luxray
Pokemon You Shouldn’t Use Against Braviary
You’ll want to keep any Bug, Grass, or Fighting Pokemon out of your team for this fight since they are weak to Braviary. You’ll also want to avoid using Bug, Grass, Fighting, Ground, or Ghost moves since it’s resistant to them.
Those are Braviary’s attacks, counters, and weakness, as well as Pokemon to avoid using against it. For more battle help, check out some of our other Pokemon GO guides.
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