Talk:Fletchling (Pokémon)

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Name Origin

Wouldn't it be more likely for Fletchling to be a combination of Fledgling and Hatchling than Fleching and Hatchling. A Fledgling is a young bird, and Fletchling is a basic Pokémon, also, I don't really see how the feathers on an arrow have anything to do with it's name. -EVsandIVsaurs 13:54, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

It's the design of the tail that somewhat resembles arrow fletchings, but it could also be fledgeling. Ya is also arrow in Japanese, come to think of it. Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 14:07, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Hatchling doesn't really factor into it, if you ask me. It's a fairly obvious combination of "fledgling" and "fletching". The words sound very similar and both factor into the Pokemon's design: Fletchling is a baby bird (fledgling) with tail feathers resembling those of an arrow and a white arrowpoint-mark on its tail (fletching). The only part related to "hatchling" is the "ling" which is already covered by "fledgling", and since Fletchling can fly it is technically a fledgling anyway, not a hatchling. Plus, as ArcToraphim pointed out, the mention of arrows has been included in both its English and Japanese name, probably for reasons that will become more apparent when we see it in action or see its evolution(s). Also as an interesting note, "fletching" comes from the French word for "arrow", and the Kalos region is based on France. Food for thought. ~Destruction on Wings~ (talk) 16:58, 14 May 2013 (UTC)