Talonflame is a Pokémon from the sixth generation that has made its way over to Pokémon Go. For any player keen on adding them to their roster, you’ll need to consider a few choices for your roster to make sure you make the most out of this Pokémon. It has similar typing to Charizard but has significantly lower stats. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be used in the Great League or the more specialized cups. To make the most out of it, you need to consider the best moves available to it.
Talonflame is a Flying and Fire-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Electric, Rock, and Water moves, but it’s resistant to Bug, Grass, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Ground, and Steel-type attacks. It has a maximum CP of 2,205, an attack of 145, a defense of 110, and stamina of 158.
These are all of the moves Talonflame can learn.
- Fire Spin (Fire-type) – 9 damage and 3.3 energy per turn (3 damage per turn)
- Steel Wing (Steel-type) – 7 damage and 2.5 energy per turn (3.5 damage per turn)
- Brave Bird (Flying-type) – 130 damage and 55 energy (100% chance to lower user’s defense by three ranks)
- Fire Blast (Fire-type) – 140 damage and 80 energy
- Flame Charge (Fire-type) 65 damage and 50 energy (100% chance to increase user’s attack by one rank)
- Hurricane (Flying-type) – 110 damage and 65 energy
Talonflame has a handful of decent move choices. Why it’s overall stats bring it down slightly, you can make a useful moveset that could make it a standout option in the future. For its fast move, you want to consider using fire spin over steel wing. Fire spin offers up more damage and energy, giving you more options for what charge moves you want to use later in the battle.
For Talonflame’s charge moves, you want to use brave bird and flame charge. You never want to use fire blast if you can ever avoid it. The move requires too much energy, despite how much damage it can, but given how quickly another trainer can block it, you’re better off not using it at all. Hurricane is another one more trainers would typically exchange brave bird for given the negative effectives that come with using the attack, but brave bird’s overall damage is too hard to give up.
Overall, Talonflame is a decent choice, and you’ll need to cover its weaknesses during a battle. So long as you have Pokémon who can protect it from Electric, Rock, and Water-type attacks, you should do fine. It’s best moveset will be using fire spin for its fast move, and then brave bird and flame charge for its charge moves.