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User Info: megasean3000

megasean3000
2 years ago#1
Acrobatics or Brave Bird?

Acrobatics does 110 damage without an item attached. Brave Bird does 120 damage but does recoil damage. Which is better? Good damage or better damage with the drawback of recoil?
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User Info: Lonta_Beans3

Lonta_Beans3
2 years ago#2
Both are bad because Talonflame is bad.
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User Info: MegaRyan

MegaRyan
2 years ago#3
I go adamant max attack and hp brave bird. Max damage is my preference plus priority roost when/if you get the chance lets it drop a few more brave birds.. I haven't used acrobatics but I imagine it can be just fine too
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User Info: Chaosmaster00

Chaosmaster00
2 years ago#4
Acrobatics is automatically bad ebcause you can't use it with Life Orb or Choice Band like Brave Bird. Maybe if you're running a gimmicky Nature's Gift set after you use up your berry, but otherwise, lolno. Brave Bird it up.
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User Info: celticpride6

celticpride6
2 years ago#5
Brave Bird allows you to use items, most notably Choice Band:

252+ Atk Choice Band Talonflame Brave Bird vs. 4 HP / 252+ Def Eviolite Chansey: 312-367 (48.5 - 57.1%) -- 93.4% chance to 2HKO

252+ Atk Talonflame Acrobatics (110 BP) vs. 4 HP / 252+ Def Eviolite Chansey: 190-225 (29.5 - 35%) -- 15.3% chance to 3HKO

You lose considerable damage, but you would have the freedom to switch moves and no recoil. Your call.
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User Info: SkyLey

SkyLey
2 years ago#6
Fly with Power Herb.

User Info: Dimlhugiona

Dimlhugiona
2 years ago#7
Brave Bird + Choice Band + Gale Wings + 252 atk / 252 spd (to outrun other derpflames) + Adamant nature. Enjoy your derp wins until the 1600's where people run derpflame counters.
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Spectrum_Re
2 years ago#8
Lonta_Beans3 posted...
Both are bad because Talonflame is bad.


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User Info: ZeldaTPLink

ZeldaTPLink
2 years ago#9
Brave Bird with Choice Band is 180.
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User Info: CMReuni

CMReuni
2 years ago#10
Kalos lacks Flying Gem so go with Brave Bird.
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