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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 Prior to Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Ash
Fletchling Fletchinder
This Pokémon spent over 32 episodes as Fletchling.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Fletchling Yuka Terasaki Lisa Ortiz
As Fletchinder

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 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.

Personality and characteristics

Prior to being caught by Ash, Fletchling would steal food from other Pokémon as shown when it took a berry from Dedenne. Also, it was mischievous as it led the group to a Beedrill swarm. It was also seen laughing at the group after they escaped the swarm; this shows that it has a sense of humor. After Ash caught Fletchling, it warmed up to the group and became friendly towards them.

Moves used

Ash Fletchling Double Team.png
Using Double Team as a Fletchling
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!
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.
  • Fletchinder's appearance 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 appearance on screen.

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