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Ash's Fletchinder

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Ash's Fletchinder
サトシのヒノヤコマ Satoshi's Hinoyakoma
Poké Ball
Ash Fletchinder.png
Ash's Fletchinder
Debuts in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
Caught at Route 4
Evolves in Battles in the Sky!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Ash
Fletchling Fletchinder
This Pokémon spent 33 episodes as Fletchling.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Fletchling Yuka Terasaki Lisa Ortiz
As Fletchinder Yuka Terasaki Lisa Ortiz

Ash's Fletchinder (Japanese: サトシのヒノヤコマ Satoshi's Hinoyakoma) is the second Pokémon that Ash Ketchum caught in the Kalos region.

History

As a Fletchling

As a Fletchling, it made its first appearance stealing a Berry that Bonnie was trying to feed to a wild Dedenne. Having made Bonnie cry, Ash's Froakie attempted to battle Fletchling, only to be repeatedly knocked out of the air. After Fletchling left, Clemont tried to attract it with one of his Clemontic Gears, only for Fletchling to set them up into being attacked by a swarm of Beedrill.

The chase led Ash and his friends to a canyon, where Froakie challenged Fletchling to another battle. Using the terrain to its advantage, Froakie managed to defeat Fletchling and this resulted in its capture by Ash. Fletchling was soon sent out again to be introduced to everyone else where it shared an Oran Berry with Froakie and Pikachu.

In A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, Fletchling was used in Ash's battle against Viola. It was able to easily defeat her Surskit due to it being weakened from its previous battle with Pikachu. It then faced Viola's Vivillon, but was defeated after being knocked into Surskit's previously-laid Sticky Web, which prevented it from moving and left it defenseless to Vivillon's Solar Beam. Later, it trained with Alexa alongside Pikachu to prepare for a rematch against Viola.

In Battling on Thin Ice!, Fletchling was used against Viola in a rematch. It used the training with Alexa's Noivern to its advantage by riding Vivillon's Gust to create a spinning Razor Wind. Despite this, Fletchling was defeated after being hit by Sleep Powder, leaving it once again defenseless to Vivillon's Solar Beam.

In Climbing the Walls!, Fletchling was Ash's second choice in his gym battle against Grant and his Tyrunt. Fletchling started off with Razor Wind, but it appeared to be ineffective against Tyrunt's Crunch attack. Ash then decided to go on the defensive side and has Fletchling use Double Team and attack with Steel Wing. Tyrunt dodges the attack and starts destroying the copies with its Dragon Tail. The real Fletchling slips by the attack and hits with its super effective Steel Wing. However, Tyrunt immediately countered with Dragon Tail, knocking Fletchling out.

In Battles in the Sky!, Ash and his friends met a Trainer named Moria, a Sky Trainer, and her Talonflame. She offered to have a Sky Battle with Ash and took them to a place where they could test out the Sky Battle gear. Ash sent out Fletchling and Hawlucha to join them while they practiced. When Fletchling met Talonflame, it wished to battle it, but Talonflame was not impressed and Moria chose to battle Hawlucha instead, which upset Fletchling. Fletchling stayed with Bonnie while Ash and Hawlucha battled Talonflame, studying how Talonflame moved and attacked. After Hawlucha was defeated it helped rescue Talonflame from Team Rocket, earning Talonflame's respect. Afterwards Talonflame decided it wanted to battle against Fletchling after all. Fletchling was able to dodge many of Talonflame's attacks due to its small size and using what it learned from watching Hawlucha's battle. Fletchling was eventually hit by a powerful Fire Blast and evolved into Fletchinder in the process. It successfully defeated Talonflame with its newly learned Flame Charge, using the speed increase from the new move three times to easily follow it and attack.

In XY044, Fletchinder was used in Ash's Shalour Gym battle against Korrina. Fletchinder was knocked around by her Machoke at first due to its incredible speed and jumping ability. Fletchinder recovered by using the speed increase from Flame Charge to dodge Machoke's Focus Blast and knock it out. Fletchinder then went up against Korrina's Mega Lucario. Despite hitting Mega Lucario with a super effective Flame Charge and deflecting Aura Sphere with its Steel Wing, Fletchinder couldn't match Mega Lucario's speed and was knocked out with a Power-Up Punch.

Personality and characteristics

Ash and Fletchinder

Prior to being caught by Ash, Fletchling would steal food from other Pokémon as shown when it took a berry from Dedenne. It was also shown to be mischievous as it led the group to a Beedrill swarm. Fletchling also showed a sense of humor by laughing at them after being attacked. After Ash caught Fletchling, it warmed up to the group and became friendly towards them. Compared to the more subdued Froakie and Hawlucha, Fletchling tends to be more animated and emotional, puffing its chest out when confident and showing visible shock and tears when upset. In Battles in the Sky!, Fletchling became dejected after Moria's Talonflame dismissed it as weak. It was also shown in the same episode to be intelligent and resourceful; while Talonflame battled Hawlucha, it studied how Talonflame battled, and used what it learned to evade and defeat the evolved Pokémon later.

Moves used

Ash Fletchinder Flame Charge.png
Using Flame Charge
Move First Used In
Double Team A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
Peck A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
Razor Wind  A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
Steel Wing  Battling on Thin Ice!
Flame Charge  Battles in the Sky!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

  • Fletchinder, as Fletchling, is Ash's first basic stage Flying-type Pokémon to get a win in a Gym battle prior to its evolution.
  • Fletchling's evolution into Fletchinder was first revealed in the Japanese opening Mega V. Fletchinder debuted in the content of the anime in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, before its evolution was shown on-screen in Battles in the Sky!.
  • Fletchinder is Ash's first Pokémon to change one of its types upon evolution.

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