Talonflame (Pokémon)

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Talonflame
Scorching Pokémon
ファイアロー
Fiarrow
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Talonflame



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Flying
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Gale Wings
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
54.0 lbs. 24.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
175
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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Talonflame (Japanese: ファイアロー Fiarrow) is a dual-type Fire/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Fletchinder starting at level 35. It is the final form of Fletchling.

Biology

Talonflame is an avian Pokémon that closely resembles a falcon. Red-orange plumage covers its head, wings, and most of its chest and back before tapering off into a flame pattern. Its underside and hindquarters are gray and the tips of its long, pointed wings are black. Orange spots speckle its underside. Large yellow talons extend from the shaggy feathers on its legs. Talonflame has a pointed crest atop its head and black-and-yellow mask-like markings around its eyes. Its black beak is hooked with a yellow cere. It also has long black tailfeathers marked with three yellow V-shapes. The tail ends in two points and has another feather sticking out of the base on each side, resembling of the fletching on the end of an arrow.

Talonflame feeds on other bird Pokémon, such as Wingull and Pikipek. It hunts by diving and attacking its prey with kicks before grasping them with its talons, ensuring they have no time to escape from it. When it dives, it can reach speeds of 310 miles per hour (500 kilometers per hour). It is powerful enough to be able to fly while carrying prey weighing more than 220 lbs (100 kg). It showers embers from the gaps in its feathers as it soars through the sky in order to intimidate its foes. Its wings are fireproof and have been used to make firefighter outfits in the past.

In the anime

Main series

Talonflame in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Talonflame

Ash's Fletchinder evolved into a Talonflame in A Legendary Photo Op! while protecting him and his friends from a Moltres.

Other

Talonflame debuted in Battles in the Sky!, under the ownership of Moria. She used it in a Sky Battle against a Sky Trainer's Skarmory and won. Later, it beat Ash's Hawlucha before having a battle against Fletchling; during this battle, it lost when Fletchling evolved into Fletchinder.

A Talonflame appeared during a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!, under the ownership of Jan. When Jan came across Yveltal, Talonflame was sent out to attack it, only to be turned to stone by Oblivion Wing.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Talonflame appeared in Battle Royal 151!, where it competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but was defeated by Gladion's Silvally.

A Talonflame appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Talonflame appeared in a fantasy in Lighting the Way Home!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY036 Talonflame Ash's Pokédex Talonflame, the Scorching Pokémon and the final evolved form of Fletchling. Talonflame can swoop at incredible speeds when attacking. During intense battles, its wings give off showers of embers as it flies.
XY086 Talonflame Ash's Pokédex Talonflame, the Scorching Pokémon and the evolved form of Fletchinder. During an intense battle, Talonflame expels embers from gaps between its feathers. It reaches speeds of more than 300 mph chasing prey.

Pokémon Generations

Talonflame in Pokémon Generations

A soldier's Talonflame appeared in The Redemption, during a fantasy of a story from the past. It was one of the many Pokémon fighting in the great war of Kalos 3,000 years previously.

In the manga

Talonflame in Pokémon Adventures

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Talonflame appeared as a card played by Manabu.

Pokémon Adventures

A Talonflame appeared under the ownership of Malva in PS590.

In the TCG

Main article: Talonflame (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #016
Hoenn
#—
X In the fever of an exciting battle, it showers embers from the gaps between its feathers and takes to the air.
Y When attacking prey, it can reach speeds of up to 310 mph. It finishes its prey off with a colossal kick.
Omega Ruby In the fever of an exciting battle, it showers embers from the gaps between its feathers and takes to the air.
Alpha Sapphire When attacking prey, it can reach speeds of up to 310 mph. It finishes its prey off with a colossal kick.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #160
Alola
USUM: #194
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Its favorite foods are Wingull and Pikipek. It attacks with a powerful kick and grasps them firmly in its talons.
Moon It zooms directly at its prey at flight speeds of close to 310 mph, while fiery embers scatter from gaps in its feathers.
Ultra Sun Its tough wings don't allow fire to pass through them. A long time ago, firefighters' outfits were made from Talonflame wings.
Ultra Moon Bird Pokémon make up most of its diet. It approaches at high speeds and smacks them down to the ground with its powerful kick.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #024
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Talonflame mainly preys upon other bird Pokémon. To intimidate opponents, it sends embers spewing from gaps between its feathers.
Shield Talonflame dives toward prey at speeds of up to 310 mph and assaults them with powerful kicks, giving the prey no chance to escape.
Generation IX Paldea
#21
Scarlet It has top-notch flying capabilities. It flies around easily, even while carrying prey that weighs more than 220 lbs.
Violet When it gets excited, it vents sparks from the gaps between its feathers. These unburnable feathers are used as a fireproof material.


Pokedex Image Talonflame SM.png Pokedex Image Talonflame SV.png
Talonflame in the Alola Pokédex Talonflame in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Fletchinder
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade Bewear at Poni Gauntlet
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Fletchinder
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Soothing Wetlands, Loop Lagoon, Training Lowlands (Wanderer)
Fields of Honor, Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Talonflame Appears
Rumble World
Ember Mountains: Fireweed Field (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 09: Stage 06
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Entei Sea, Aegislash Sea, Greninja Sea, Entei SeaFinal
Generation VIII
UNITE
Purchase for 6,000 Aeos Coins/345 Aeos Gems
New Snap
Fireflow Volcano, Voluca Island Illumina SpotLevel 2


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
78
138 - 185 266 - 360
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
74
71 - 138 137 - 271
69
66 - 133 128 - 260
126
117 - 195 231 - 386
Total:
499
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
011 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1515 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2222 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100100% 15
2929 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3838 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00——% 20
4747 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
5656 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 09090% 25
6565 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 5
7474 Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
8383 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Talonflame
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Talonflame
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM040Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM064Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM160Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM164Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Talonflame
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Talonflame
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Defog Flying Status —% 15
Flame Charge Fire Physical 50 100% 20
Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Talonflame in Generation IX
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Talonflame in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Talonflame
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Talonflame
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Talonflame
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Talonflame

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush663Body.png Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 80
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT663.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#373
Shuffle663.png

Block Smash+
Sometimes clears three unbreakable-block disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO663.png Base Stamina: 186 Base Attack: 176 Base Defense: 155
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Peck, Fire Spin, Steel Wing, Incinerate
Charged Attacks: Brave Bird, Fire Blast, Flame Charge, Hurricane
New Pokémon Snap
NPS663.png
Photodex entry #141
This aerial hunter glides speedily down from a great height, then flies off clutching its prey. Its feathers are fireproof, so a Talonflame is just fine even if it’s near lava.

Evolution

661Fletchling.png
Unevolved
Fletchling
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 17
662Fletchinder.png
First evolution
Fletchinder
 Fire  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 35
663Talonflame.png
Second evolution
Talonflame
 Fire  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 663.png Spr b 6x 663.png Spr 6x 663.png Spr b 6x 663.png
Spr 6x 663 s.png Spr b 6x 663 s.png Spr 6x 663 s.png Spr b 6x 663 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 663.png Spr b 7s 663.png Spr 7s 663.png Spr b 7s 663.png
Spr 7s 663 s.png Spr b 7s 663 s.png Spr 7s 663 s.png Spr b 7s 663 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
HOME663.png HOME663 s.png
663MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Talonflame images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:
  • Talonflame is the first Pokémon to be confirmed to have more than five katakana characters in its Japanese name.
  • Talonflame is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 499.
  • Prior to the introduction of Fletchinder on the release date of Pokémon X and Y, it is stated in the official Pokémon website that Talonflame evolves from Fletchling.

Origin

Talonflame seems to be based on the peregrine falcon, with some traits that may have been inspired by other birds of prey like the red kite and goshawk, with remnants of the Japanese robins and waxwings that its pre-evolved forms may have been based on. Talonflame may also draw inspiration from the firebird, a fiery-colored, falcon-like bird from Slavic mythology.

Name origin

Talonflame may be a combination of talon and flame.

Fiarrow may be a combination of ファイア fire, アロー arrow, and possibly sparrow (as in sparrowhawk).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ファイアロー Fiarrow From fire, arrow, and sparrow or swallow
France Flag.png French Flambusard From flamber, flambeau or flamboyant, and busard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Talonflame Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Fiaro From fire and arrow
Italy Flag.png Italian Talonflame Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파이어로 Firerrow Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 烈箭鷹 / 烈箭鹰 Lièjiànyīng*
烈箭鶲 Lièjiànwēng*
From liè, jiàn, and 鷹 / 鹰 yīng
From liè, jiàn, and wēng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 烈箭鷹 Lihtjinyīng From liht, jin, and yīng


Related articles

External links

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