Delibird, The Delivery Pokémon. It nests at the edge of sharp cliffs. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks. There are tales about lost people who were saved by the food it had. If attacked, it throws its food at the opponent. There once was a famous explorer who managed to reach the peak of Mt. Everest thanks to Delibird sharing its food.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Delibird would have to be this:


Aerial Ace
Focus Punch
Quick Attack
Hidden Power Rock OR Return

Items Attached:

Choice Band

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Delibird

Firstly, this set is intended to work with hustle, an ability that increases strength while reducing accuracy. However, with Aerial ace, this loss in accuracy is ignored.
Aerial ace and focus punch are the main focus of this set, since they are not affected by the accuracy loss (Focus punch hits even if your opponent fails to attack you directly.)
choice band allows for a nice boost in Delibird's attack strength and with all the factors combined, it can be pretty powerful...if it isn't totally decimated by your opponent's pokemon.
Quick attack and HP Rock will be moves you should rarely use, these two moves will be effected by the hustle accuracy loss. But just like other choice banders with quick attack, the need to strike first may be top priority.
EV's into defense would be a waste, since it won't survive a hit either way, may as well try to boost the stats it needs in hopes to make it any good.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Attack & Speed for Delibird with any remaining in HP

Strategy Against Delibird

Delibird, is quite possibly the easiest Pokémon to defeat (in the same league as the Unown). In total it has a potential 500+ Attack stat, so be careful not to spend too long toying with it.
- Since it has access to Quick Attack, a Steel or Rock type that outruns Delibird is the best way to go. Although it's better to use a Rock Attack (or a Steel, Electric or Fire), anything coming off of a good Special/Physical Attack stat should KO it.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Delibird would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:


Ice Beam
Aerial Ace
Icy Wind

Items Attached:

Blue Scarf

Strategy Using Delibird

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Hail, 2nd - Ice beam, 3rd - Aerial ace, 4th - hail, 5th - Ice beam

Locations in Games


Trade from C/FR


Snatched From Cipher Peon Arton in Realgam Tower

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Icefall Cave (FireRed only)

Animé Appearences

Delibird has had a few Animé Appearences. First it had lost it's presents and asked Pikachu & Co. to help find them. After that, it was one of the Team Rocket Debt Collectors and went to collect Jessie & James' debt to Team Rocket

Winter Vacation 3: Delibird's Present!
Episode 233: Due's And Don'ts!
Episode 236: Xatu The Future!
Episode 246: Enlighten Up!
Episode 272: Cant Beat The Heat!
Pichu Bros. In Party Panic!

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