Talonflame uses the Flame Body Ability, which has a 30% chance of afflicting a Pokémon with a Burn if an opponent uses a move that requires physical contact against it. Its Hidden Ability is Gale Wings, which increases the Speed Priority of its Flying-Type moves by 1.
Talonflame is in the Flying Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 steps to hatch. It takes Talonflame 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Talonflame resembles a hawk. Its head and shoulders are red, while the midsection, upper legs and under-wings are gray with red spots. Its beak, wings, tail feathers and talons are black, while their lower legs are yellow.
Talonflame doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
In all of its game appearances, the only way to obtain Talonflame is to evolve a Fletchinder.
Talonflame has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.
Trading Card Game
Talonflame is listed as a Rare Holo card in the XY Set.
Talonflame has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.
Talonflame has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Talonflame has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.
Talonflame resides in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling as a very commonly seen Pokémon. With Gale Wings granting priority to Flying-type moves, Talonflame has very strong priority in Brave Bird or Acrobatics. Coupled with a phenomenal 126 base Speed and set-up moves in Swords Dance and Bulk Up, Talonflame can act as a revenge killer and a set-up sweeper that can tear teams apart. Talonflame brings a surprising amount of defensive utility despite its lackluster bulk with key resistances to Fairy and Fighting attacks along with moves like Will-O-Wisp, Taunt, U-turn, and Roost. Talonflame's best sets are its offensive Swords Dance set that gives Talonflame a means to sweep and terrorize offensive teams, a specially defensive set that can provide a reasonable check to Pokémon like Clefable while having the ability to set-up with Bulk Up against Pokémon that would otherwise tear it apart, a bulky Swords Dance set that gives Talonflame longer lasting power, and a strict revenge killing set with Choice Band to give Talonflame maximum power. Despite all these great attributes, Talonflame does suffer from a huge weakness to Stealth Rock, lackluster initial power due to its base 81 Attack, lack of good coverage options which leaves it easy to wall with certain Pokémon, and mediocre bulk that lessens the amount of defensive utility Talonflame can bring to the table.
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