Rufflet #627

Best moveset for Rufflet

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Rufflet’s greatest moves are Peck and Brave Bird. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Peck 12 dps
  Brave Bird 78 dps


  Peck 12 dps
  Brave Bird 78 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Wing Attack 8 11.3 12
 Peck 10 10 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Aerial Ace 55 -13.8 27.5
 Rock Tomb 70 -15.6 21.9
 Brave Bird 130 -50 78

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Rufflet is part of a two-member family.


Rufflet Rufflet_candy Rufflet_shiny
#627 Rufflet

50 Rufflet_candy
Braviary Braviary_shiny

#628 Braviary

#628 Hisuian Braviary


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
Not in wild normallyIncreased spawns in:
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Jun 4 – 5
852 Increased chance/Previously in:
10-km – 2020 Oct 19 – 2022 Sep 1
2-km – Spring into Spring 2021: Apr 4 – 8
5-km – Secrets of the Jungle Event 2020: Dec 14 – 17
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 4,277Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
639 Field Research:
Win a raid: 2022 Mar
Catch 10 different species of Pokémon;
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket GruntsSecrets of the Jungle Event 2021
Win 2 raids: Spring into Spring 2021
Special Research/Timed Research:
Search for Zarude! – Completing 4th part
Legacy 40 Challenge – Completing 1st part
Research Breakthrough:
2021 Jul
GO Battle League
852 Obtainable starting from rank:
16 (Season 9 – Interlude Season)
15 (Season 7 – Season 8)
8 (Season 2 – Season 5)
7 (Season 1)


Rufflet is a little blue-bodied bird Pokémon. Its head is covered in a big white plume of feathers, and three tail feathers protrude from its lower back. The ruff grows beyond its neck and covers the top part of its body. In contrast to the white feathers around it, its face is blue with five pointed points, like a mask and crown. A big feather, crimson on the bottom half and white on the top half, protrudes from its brow. The feather’s split between two hues mimics a zigzag pattern. The beak of a rufflet is short and broad, with huge eyes on each side. The iris of each eye is thick and black, with a little white pupil. It has huge yellow legs and feet in proportion to its size. Each foot has four digits: one backwards, three forwards, and one forward.

Its broad, black claws are powerful enough to smash even the toughest berries and crack Shellder to swallow their insides. Rufflet is a born bully that deliberately confronts opponents bigger and more strong than itself, even its own father, in order to acquire approval. It perceives this as a rapid way to gain strength. When Rufflet loses a fight, it begins to weep. Rufflet receives an extra Psychic-type as it develops into Hisuian Braviary as a consequence of Hisui’s harsh climate.