- Would be best to wait until we can clearly confirm that Fletchling and Talonflame are the "regional bird" of Kalos before considering such trivia. They could be similar to Rufflet/Vullaby and Braviary/Mandibuzz as "supplemental birds". - Kogoro - Talk to me - 10:19, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
- It strongly supports it, but I don't think it proves it just yet.--Alex726(TALK) 02:02, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
On Pokemon.com it clearly states that Talonflame is an evolution of Fletchling, not the evolution of Fletchling. This needs to be made clear on Talonflame and Fletchling's pages. - unsigned comment from DSDark (talk • contribs)
- Seconded. Seeming they said "an evolution" rather than "the evolution", I am willing to bet Talonflame is the final evolution of Fletching.
Speculation aside, unless they specifically announce that Talonflame evolves from Fletchling, we need to change both their pages to say something along the lines of them being in the same evolutionary family. Zarthga (talk) 04:16, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
"Talonflame are avian Pokemon closely resembling falcons. Their plumage is predominantly reddish-orange, with gray underparts and black tips on their long, pointed wings. Ovular orange spots adorn their undersides, and flame patterns mark the boundaries between colors on their bodies. Large yellow talons extend from the shaggy feathers on their legs. Talonflame have pointed crests atop their heads and black and yellow mask-like patterns around their eyes. Their black beaks are hooked with a yellow cere. They also have long black tailfeathers marked with three yellow "v"-shapes. The tail ends in two points and has a another feather sticking out of the base on each side, giving the impression of the fletching on the end of an arrow." ~Destruction on Wings~ (talk) 15:26, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
- I agree. There is a very apparent similarity in physiology and behavior ( especially diving at opponents) to the Peregrine Falcon. Also, I'm of the opinion that at least some of its inspiration comes from the mythical phoenix, because of the fact that it is a bird associated with fire. This would be similar to Moltres. I don't believe Talonflame's design is very heavily influenced by the phoenix, but I believe there is some connection.--Alex726(TALK) 20:33, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
- I believe it's because of the peregrine falcon's speed that Talonflame is a fire type. In popular culture anything going very fast would leave a trail of flames behind, falling meteors or astroids are covered with fire, and a hot rod car would have flame paintings.--(Robbie (talk) 19:10, 13 June 2013 (UTC))