Rufflet

Rufflet is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the Secrets of the Jungle event. This little birdie evolves into the majestic Braviary, which has some play in PvP as a spice option. Plus, it can be shiny. Shiny Rufflet is among the rare shinies in the game and as such, it is worth doing Rufflet raids. It is a full odd shiny, so keep this in mind!

Rufflet can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 796- 852 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 996- 1065 CP at Level 25 with Partly Cloudy or Windy weather boost

With its Normal and Flying dual typing and Tier 1, it is weak to the Electric, Ice and Rock types. It is an easy solo.

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Rufflet Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Rufflet are the following:

Rufflet Counters
Supreme Counters
Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric
Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric
Great Counters
Manectric (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric
Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker* Rock
Raikou Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric
Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric
Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice
Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock

*denotes a legacy move

Stats and Max CP

Rufflet NormalFlying
Max CP at Level 40 1491 | Max CP at Level 50 1686
ATK 150 DEF 97 HP 172
Weak to Strong Against
Electric Ice Rock  Bug Grass Fighting

Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Peck Flying
  • Wing Attack Flying
  • Brave Bird Flying
  • Aerial Ace Flying
  • Rock Tomb Rock

All the best on getting that elusive shiny Rufflet!

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.