Its English name, Braviary, is derived from the words "Brave", possibly meaning courage or having to do with American Indian Braves, and "Aviary", meaning a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept.
Its Japanese name, Wargle, is derived from war and eagle.
It was revealed in the August issue of Coro Coro along with six other Pokémon on July 11, 2010.
Braviary requires a Ditto in order to breed, as breeding it with Mandibuzz will only spawn Vullaby eggs (this is the same relationship shared between Tauros and Miltank).
Braviary has the 2nd highest attack stat (123) of all non-legendary bird based Pokémon, with the highest attack belonging to Honchkrow (125).
Before being revealed that the Unova region was based on America, many Pokémon fans considered Braviary's Bald Eagle-esque appearance as evidence that the games were based there.
Braviary is August in the Pokémon Horoscope, the same date as the Coro Coro issue it was revealed in.