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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.


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 Ash's second and last Pokémon in his Santalune Gym battle against Viola, it went up against her Surskit. It was unaffected by the slippery field caused by Ice Beam as well as having a type-advantage. Fletchling used Peck which was dodged and avoided an Ice Beam attack, Surskit used Sticky Web, which Fletchling dodged by using Double Team. It used Razor Wind hitting Surskit knocking it out. It then went up against her Vivillon, its Peck was countered with Psychic and it was smashed on the ground, it was then hit with Gust and was pushed into the Sticky Web Surskit set before, it was unable to escape and hit with Solar Beam, knocking it out causing Ash to lose the Gym Battle. After it was healed at the Pokémon Center, it trained with Pikachu for their rematch by using Alexa's Noivern using Gust to help them withstand Vivillon's Gust.

In Battling on Thin Ice!, continuing its training along with Pikachu it was able to withstand Noivern's Gust well, later using one of Clemont's inventions, they practiced to avoid Surskit's Sticky Web, after it broke, they used Froakie and its frubbles instead to practice. Ash used Fletchling as his second Pokémon in his Gym battle rematch against Viola, it went up against her Vivillon. Its Steel Wing was countered with Psychic, dealing damage to Fletchling. It hit with a second Steel Wing but its Peck was dodged. Vivillon used Gust, but using its training it was able to withstand it and use a spinning Razor Wind, but Vivillon used its final move, Sleep Powder, to put Fletchling to sleep and it was defeated by Solar Beam.

In Climbing the Walls!, Ash used Fletchling as his second Pokémon in his Cyllage Gym Battle against Grant. Fletchling went up against Tyrunt. It used Razor Wind but Tyrunt used its powerful mouth and fangs with Crunch to bite and block the move. Ash changed strategy and trying to confuse Tyrunt, he had Fletchling used Double Team, it used Steel Wing and aimed for its chest, but Tyrunt jumped and dodged the attacks and then used Dragon Tail to destroy the copies but the real Fletchling hit Tyrunt with a super-effective Steel Wing, but the Royal Heir Pokémon hit back with Dragon Tail again, 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 Showdown at the Shalour Gym!, Fletchinder was used in Ash's Shalour Gym battle against Korrina. It was his second Pokémon and went up against Korrina's Machoke. Fletchinder used Flame Charge but Machoke used its incredible running and jumping ability to dodge and hit Fletchinder with Brick Break, Fletchinder was then hit by a speedy Low Kick, Fletchinder went for Steel Wing but it was caught by Machoke who threw it, Fletchinder recovered and used Razor Wind, Machoke then went for Focus Blast, but Fletchinder used Flame Charge and hit Machoke after it dodged Focus Blast, knocking it out. Korrina then sent out her final Pokémon, her Lucario, she immediately Mega Evolved it into Mega Lucario, Fletchinder used Flame Charge but Mega Lucario used Metal Sound, blocking Flame Charge and lowering Fletchinder's Special Defense, but it broke through and hit Mega Lucario, which was super-effective, Mega Lucario then used Aura Sphere but Fletchinder countered with Steel Wing, blocking the attack, but then Mega Lucario quickly came from behind and used Power-Up Punch, knocking Fletchinder out.

In The Green, Green Grass Types of Home!, Ash used Fletchinder as his first Pokémon in his Coumarine Gym Battle against Ramos, it went up against his Jumpluff. Fletchinder used Flame Charge but Jumpluff protected itself using Cotton Guard, preventing itself from taking damage. Jumpluff then used Sunny Day, creating intense sunlight, Fletchinder used Steel Wing but using its Chlorophyll ability, it sped up, allowing it to dodge the attack. Fletchinder used Flame Charge but the attack was dodged, but the effect of Flame Charge increased its Speed, allowing it to hit with a second one, although Jumpluff used Cotton Guard, it was not enough and Fletchinder defeated the Cottonweed Pokémon. It then went up against his Weepinbell, Fletchinder used Flame Charge but it was dodged, as Weepinbell used its Chlorophyll ability using the Intense Sunlight from Jumpluff. It used Flame Charge again but Weepinbell used its Poison Powder to escape and poisoning Fletchinder, whilst it was down, it was hit by Weepinbell's Razor Leaf. Fletchinder got up and used Flame Charge, but the Flycatcher Pokémon dodged and used the vines above the battlefield to climb on top of Fletchinder and launch Slam, knocking Fletchinder out.

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 Steel Wing.png
Using Steel Wing
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.


  • 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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