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Rufflet

Sprite of Rufflet in Pokémon Sword/Shield

Rufflet's Type

NORMAL
FLYING

Rufflet's Pokédex #s

Galar #
281
National #
627

Rufflet's Base Stats

HP:
70
Attack:
83
Defense:
50
Sp. Atk:
37
Sp. Def:
50
Speed:
60
Total:
350

Misc. Info

Egg Groups:
Flying
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,250,000
EV Yield:
1 Attack

Rufflet's Abilities

Here are what abilities Rufflet can possibly have, along with their effects.
Keen Eye
Protects Rufflet from having its accuracy lowered and ignores evasion on any Pokémon Rufflet targets.
Sheer Force
Damaging moves that have a % chance of an extra effect occurring lose that effect, but do 30% more damage.
Hustle
Rufflet's Physical-based moves do 50% more damage, but the accuracy of those moves is reduced by 20% of its original amount.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Rufflet's weakness and resistance is to various types.
ELECTRIC
ICE
ROCK
½
GRASS
BUG
immune
GROUND
GHOST

Rufflet's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Rufflet evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Rufflet
Rufflet
starting form
Braviary
Braviary
at level 54

Rufflet's Moves

Below is a list of all of the moves that Rufflet can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Rufflet learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Peck
Damages the target.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
35 100% 35 One Target
1
Leer
Lowers all nearby enemies' Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 30 Nearby Enemies
6
Hone Claws
Raises Rufflet's Attack and accuracy by one stage.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
12
Wing Attack
Damages the target.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
60 100% 35 One Target
18
Tailwind
Doubles your whole team's Speed for the next 3 turns.
FLYING
STATUS
-- -- 15 User's Field
24
Scary Face
Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
30
Aerial Ace
Doesn't miss the target.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
60 -- 20 One Target
36
Slash
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
42
Whirlwind
Forces the foe to switch out, or ends wild battles.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
48
Crush Claw
50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
75 95% 10 One Target
55
Air Slash
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
FLYING
SPECIAL
75 95% 15 One Target
60
Defog
Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes effects on the enemy's field such as Light Screen, Reflect, etc.
FLYING
STATUS
-- -- 15 One Target
66
Thrash
Confuses Rufflet after 2–3 turns.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 100% 10 Random Enemy
72
Brave Bird
Rufflet takes 33% of Brave Bird's damage as recoil damage.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
120 100% 15 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Rufflet can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM06
Fly
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
90 95% 15 One Target
TM21
Rest
Rufflet restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM22
Rock Slide
Has a 30% chance of causing all nearby enemies to flinch.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
75 90% 10 Nearby Enemies
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Rufflet from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM26
Scary Face
Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
TM30
Steel Wing
Has a 10% chance of raising Rufflet's Defense by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
70 90% 25 One Target
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM34
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Rufflet is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM40
Swift
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 Nearby Enemies
TM48
Rock Tomb
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
60 95% 15 One Target
TM56
U-turn
Forces Rufflet to switch out after dealing damage.
BUG
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM58
Assurance
Does double damage if the target was already damaged this turn.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM65
Shadow Claw
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GHOST
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM79
Retaliate
Damage is doubled if one of your Pokémon fainted during the previous turn.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 5 One Target
TM95
Air Slash
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
FLYING
SPECIAL
75 95% 15 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Rufflet can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR12
Agility
Raises Rufflet's Speed by two stages.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Rufflet's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Rufflet's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR36
Heat Wave
Has a 10% chance to burn all nearby enemies.
FIRE
SPECIAL
95 90% 10 Nearby Enemies
TR39
Superpower
Lowers Rufflet's Attack and Defense by one stage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
120 100% 5 One Target
TR48
Bulk Up
Raises Rufflet's Attack and Defense by one stage.
FIGHTING
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR53
Close Combat
Lowers Rufflet's Defense and Special Defense by one stage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
120 100% 5 One Target
TR66
Brave Bird
Rufflet takes 33% of Brave Bird's damage as recoil damage.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
120 100% 15 One Target
TR69
Zen Headbutt
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
PSYCHIC
PHYSICAL
80 90% 15 One Target
TR85
Work Up
Raises Rufflet's Attack and Special Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
TR89
Hurricane
30% chance of confusing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
FLYING
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target

Where to Find Rufflet

If you're looking for where to find Rufflet, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Rufflet in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)
Exclusive to Pokémon Sword

Rufflet is exclusive to Pokémon Sword, so if you are playing Pokémon Shield, you will need to trade with someone playing Pokémon Sword in order to obtain it for your Pokédex.

Rufflet in the Wild

Galar Route 8

Overworld Encounters
Any Weather
Sword
10%
Lv. 39-41

Wild Area: Stony Wilderness (2)

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
Sword
5%
Sword
5%
Sword
5%
Sword
5%
Sword
5%
Sword
5%
Sword
5%
Sword
5%
Sword
5%
Lv. 28-30 Lv. 28-30 Lv. 28-30 Lv. 28-30 Lv. 28-30 Lv. 28-30 Lv. 28-30 Lv. 28-30 Lv. 28-30

Wild Area: Bridge Field

Random Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
Sword
25%
--
Lv. 26-28
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