Talonflame (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Talonflame (disambiguation).
Talonflame
Scorching Pokémon
ファイアロー
Fiarrow
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Talonflame



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Flying
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Abilities
Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Gale Wings
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
54.0 lbs. 24.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
175
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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Talonflame (Japanese: ファイアロー Fiarrow) is a dual-type Fire/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Fletchinder starting at level 35. It is the final form of Fletchling.

Biology

Talonflame is an avian Pokémon that closely resembles a falcon. Red-orange plumage covers its head, wings, and most of its chest and back before tapering off into a flame pattern. Its underside and hindquarters are gray and the tips of its long, pointed wings are black. Orange spots speckle its underside. Large yellow talons extend from the shaggy feathers on its legs. Talonflame has a pointed crest atop its head and black-and-yellow mask-like markings around its eyes. Its black beak is hooked with a yellow cere. It also has long black tailfeathers marked with three yellow V-shapes. The tail ends in two points and has another feather sticking out of the base on each side, resembling of the fletching on the end of an arrow.

Talonflame feeds on other bird Pokémon, such as Wingull and Pikipek. It hunts by diving and attacking its prey with kicks before grasping them with its talons, ensuring they have no time to escape from it. When it dives, it can reach speeds of 310 miles per hour (500 kilometers per hour). It is powerful enough to be able to fly while carrying prey weighing more than 220 lbs (100 kg). It showers embers from the gaps in its feathers as it soars through the sky in order to intimidate its foes. Its wings are fireproof and have been used to make firefighter outfits in the past.

Talonflame and its pre-evolutions are the only known Pokémon that can have Gale Wings as an Ability.

Evolution

Talonflame evolves from Fletchinder and is the final form of Fletchling.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Fletchling
 Normal  Flying 

 
First evolution
Fletchinder
 Fire  Flying 

 
Second evolution
Talonflame
 Fire  Flying 


In the anime

Main series

 
Talonflame in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Talonflame

Ash's Fletchinder evolved into a Talonflame in A Legendary Photo Op! while protecting him and his friends from a Moltres.

Other

Talonflame debuted in Battles in the Sky!, under the ownership of Moria. She used it in a Sky Battle against a Sky Trainer's Skarmory and won. Later, it beat Ash's Hawlucha before having a battle against Fletchling; during this battle, it lost when Fletchling evolved into Fletchinder.

A Talonflame appeared during a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!, under the ownership of Jan. When Jan came across Yveltal, Talonflame was sent out to attack it, only to be turned to stone by Oblivion Wing.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Talonflame appeared in Battle Royal 151!, where it competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but was defeated by Gladion's Silvally.

A Talonflame appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Talonflame appeared in a fantasy in Lighting the Way Home!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY036 Talonflame Ash's Pokédex Talonflame, the Scorching Pokémon and the final evolved form of Fletchling. Talonflame can swoop at incredible speeds when attacking. During intense battles, its wings give off showers of embers as it flies.
XY086 Talonflame Ash's Pokédex Talonflame, the Scorching Pokémon and the evolved form of Fletchinder. During an intense battle, Talonflame expels embers from gaps between its feathers. It reaches speeds of more than 300 mph chasing prey.

Pokémon Generations

 
Talonflame in Pokémon Generations

A soldier's Talonflame appeared in The Redemption, during a fantasy of a story from the past. It was one of the many Pokémon fighting in the great war of Kalos 3,000 years previously.

In the manga

 
Talonflame in Pokémon Adventures

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Talonflame appeared as a card played by Manabu.

Pokémon Adventures

A Talonflame appeared under the ownership of Malva in Yveltal Steals.

In the TCG

Main article: Talonflame (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Talonflame in Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon UNITE

Main article: Talonflame (UNITE)

Talonflame is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a melee speedster that starts as Fletchling and evolves into Fletchinder at level 5, which evolves into Talonflame at level 7.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #016
Hoenn
#—
X In the fever of an exciting battle, it showers embers from the 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 the 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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #160
Alola
USUM: #194
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Ultra Sun Its tough wings don't allow fire to pass through them. A long time ago, firefighters' outfits were made from Talonflame wings.
Ultra Moon Bird Pokémon make up most of its diet. It approaches at high speeds and smacks them down to the ground with its powerful kick.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #024
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Talonflame mainly preys upon other bird Pokémon. To intimidate opponents, it sends embers spewing from gaps between its feathers.
Shield Talonflame dives toward prey at speeds of up to 310 mph and assaults them with powerful kicks, giving the prey no chance to escape.
Generation IX Paldea
#21
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#89
Scarlet It has top-notch flying capabilities. It flies around easily, even while carrying prey that weighs more than 220 lbs.
Violet When it gets excited, it vents sparks from the gaps between its feathers. These unburnable feathers are used as a fireproof material.


     
Talonflame in the Alola Pokédex Talonflame in the Paldea Pokédex Talonflame in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Fletchinder
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade Bewear at Poni Gauntlet
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Fletchinder
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Soothing Wetlands, Loop Lagoon, Training Lowlands (Wanderer)
Fields of Honor, Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Three
Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome, Torchlit Labyrinth


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 2
Rumble World
Ember Mountains: Fireweed Field (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 09: Stage 06
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Entei Sea, Aegislash Sea, Greninja Sea, Entei SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Fireflow Volcano, Voluca Island Illumina SpotLevel 2
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Talonflame Appears
UNITE
Purchase for 6,000 Aeos Coins/345 Aeos Gems


Held items

Games Held items
Sun Moon

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
78
138 - 185 266 - 360
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
69
66 - 133 128 - 260
126
117 - 195 231 - 386
Total:
499
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
011 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1515 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2222 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100100% 15
2929 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3838 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00——% 20
4747 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
5656 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 09090% 25
6565 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 5
7474 Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
8383 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Talonflame
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Talonflame
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM024  TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM038  TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM040  TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM113  TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM118  TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM157  TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM160  TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM164  TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM165  TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM207  TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM216  TM216 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM229  TM229 Upper Hand Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Talonflame
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Talonflame
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Defog Flying Status —% 15
Flame Charge Fire Physical 50 100% 20
Quick Guard* Fighting Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Talonflame
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Talonflame
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Talonflame
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Talonflame
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Talonflame

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 80
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fire
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#373
 

Block Smash+
Sometimes clears three unbreakable-block disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 186 Base Attack: 176 Base Defense: 155
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Peck, Fire Spin, Steel Wing, Incinerate
Charged Attacks: Brave Bird, Fire Blast, Flame Charge, Hurricane, Fly*
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #141
This aerial hunter glides speedily down from a great height, then flies off clutching its prey. Its feathers are fireproof, so a Talonflame is just fine even if it’s near lava.

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Fletchling
 Normal  Flying 
 
Level 17
 
First evolution
Fletchinder
 Fire  Flying 
 
Level 35
 
Second evolution
Talonflame
 Fire  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Talonflame images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:
  • Talonflame is the first Pokémon to be confirmed to have more than five katakana characters in its Japanese name.
  • Talonflame is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 499.
  • Prior to the introduction of Fletchinder on the release date of Pokémon X and Y, it is stated in the official Pokémon website that Talonflame evolves from Fletchling.

Origin

Talonflame seems to be based on the peregrine falcon, with some traits that may have been inspired by other birds of prey like the red kite and goshawk, with remnants of the Japanese robins and waxwings that its pre-evolved forms may have been based on. Talonflame may also draw inspiration from the firebird, a fiery-colored, falcon-like bird from Slavic mythology. Its tail and Japanese name suggest it is also based on an arrow.

Name origin

Talonflame may be a combination of talon and flame.

Fiarrow may be a combination of ファイア fire, アロー arrow, and possibly sparrow (as in sparrowhawk).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ファイアロー Fiarrow From fire, arrow, and sparrow or swallow
  French Flambusard From flamber, flambeau or flamboyant, and busard
  Spanish Talonflame Same as English name
  German Fiaro From fire and arrow
  Italian Talonflame Same as English name
  Korean 파이어로 Firerrow Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 烈箭鷹 / 烈箭鹰 Lièjiànyīng*
烈箭鶲 Lièjiànwēng*
From liè, jiàn, and 鷹 / 鹰 yīng
From liè, jiàn, and wēng
  Cantonese Chinese 烈箭鷹 Lihtjinyīng From liht, jin, and yīng


Related articles

External links

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