Talonflame

Talonflame
ファイアロー
Talonflame.png
Fletchinder < Talonflame > Scatterbug
Species
Type
Scorching Pokémon
Fire.gif Flying.gif
Number
Ability
#663
Height
Weight
3'11" (1.2m)
54 lbs (24.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Talonflame (ファイアロー) is the 16th Pokémon in the Kalos Central Pokédex. It is a Fire/Flying-Type, and is known as the Scorching Pokémon.

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.

Fletchling can evolve into Fletchinder at Level 17 and can evolve into Talonflame at Level 35.

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.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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.

Gender Differences

Talonflame doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

In all of its game appearances, the only way to obtain Talonflame is to evolve a Fletchinder.

Spin-Off Games

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.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Talonflame has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.

Movies

Talonflame has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

Manga

Talonflame has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
X/Y None Evolve Fletchinder
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Trade
Sun/Moon None Evolve Fletchinder

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VI X In the fever of an exciting battle, it showers embers from gaps between its feathers and takes to the air.
Y When attacking prey, it can reach speeds of up to 310 mph. It finishes its prey off with a colossal kick.
Omega Ruby In the fever of an exciting battle, it showers embers from gaps between its feathers and takes to the air.
Alpha Sapphire When attacking prey, it can reach speeds of up to 310 mph. It finishes its prey off with a colossal kick.
VII Sun Its favorite foods are Wingull and Pikipek. It attacks with a powerful kick and grasps them firmly in its talons.
Moon It zooms directly at its prey at flight speeds of close to 310 mph, while fiery embers scatter from gaps in its feathers.

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
78
. 266 360 .
Atk
81
150 167 261 287
Def
71
132 147 241 265
Sp. Atk
74
137 153 247 271
Sp. Def
69
128 143 237 260
Speed
126
231 257 351 386

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Ember Fire.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Brave Bird Flying.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Start Flare Blitz Fire.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
6 Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
10 Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
13 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
16 Flail Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
25 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
27 Razor Wind Normal.gif 80 100 Special.png
31 Natural Gift Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
39 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
44 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
49 Me First Normal.gif ?? -- Other.png
55 Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
60 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
64 Brave Bird Flying.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Other.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM76 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Quick Guard Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 190*/195* -- Physical.png Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 17
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 35
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Talonflame

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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