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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

24.50 kg Weight
1.20 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2493
ATK 176
DEF 155
STA 186

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Fire Spin is the strongest fast move, and recommended whenever it can be Super Effective.
  • Peck falls behind in performance, but benefits from STAB and is useful against Fighting-types.
  • Steel Wing doesn't suit Talonflame. 
  • Brave Bird is the strongest charge move, and recommended whenever it can be Super Effective.
  • Hurricane is a step down, and strictly inferior.
  • Fire Blast is a downgrade stat-wise, but can be useful against Steel and/or Ice Pokemon.
  • Flame Charge is quite poor for offense, despite benefiting from STAB. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Fire Spin is the best for defense due to its higher base power, plus STAB. 
  • Peck gets STAB but doesn't offer anything special in terms of coverage.
  • Steel Wing is useful against Talonflame's weakness to Rock-types, but is resisted by Electric and/or Water Pokemon. 
  • Flame Charge can be used frequently as a 3-bar move, but is painfully slow and easy to dodge.
  • Brave Bird has a relatively early damage window, and is the hardest to dodge. 
  • Hurricane is strictly inferior, but not too far behind.
  • Fire Blast is the slowest and easiest to dodge, making it the worst option for defense. 

PVE Overview

Despite its status as what is basically "Generation 6 Pidgeot", Talonflame had an extremely interesting introduction in the main series. Its signature ability, Gale Wings, let it move before basically any other Pokemon with its Flying Type moves, and its use of Brave Bird made it absolutely feared in its debut generation.

But then Gale Wings was nerfed in the follow-up generation and Pokemon Go doesn't have abilities in the first place, so Talonflame can't hide from its status as Generation 6 Pidgeot any longer. It's basically worthless in the PvE metagame, and should only be gotten for the sake of a dex filler.

My how the mighty have fallen....

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Fire Spin + Flame Charge and Brave Bird

Fire Spin is recommended for its superior energy gains, in addition to its respectable STAB damage. Peck and Steel Wing both offer similar damage output and below average energy generation, making them less desirable. 

Flame Charge requires the least amount of energy to use, and while not particularly strong, offers a guaranteed buff to ATK. Brave Bird is a very efficient and powerful move that deals significant damage, but can be risky to use due to its self-debuff. Hurricane and Fire Blast demand too much energy to use. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2 / 5

Talonflame is a Fire/Flying Pokemon with well-rounded stats and average bulk. A relatively cumbersome moveset may result in losses against Pokemon with faster movesets, though access to the powerful Brave Bird may give it some 1-shield bait-and-nuke plays, or potential 0-shield OHKOs. Unfortunately without any exceptional qualities, Talonflame doesn't offer much to stand out amongst the meta, with losses against neutral opponents like Mandibuzz or Sableye. 

Ultra League: 2.5 / 5 

Talonflame has a max CP of 2205 at level 40, though at level 50 this increases to 2493, making this bird rather expensive to use for Ultra League. Due to its slow moveset, Talonflame prefers to play when its opponent doesn't have both shields available, giving it potential to land its powerful Brave Bird. However, a double weakness to Rock-type attacks in addition to a dislike towards Electric-types can result in struggles against Pokemon with coverage moves. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Talonflame lacks stats for Master League. 

Fast Moves

10
More Info

Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.00
0.45
10.00
10.00
12.50
14
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Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
9.09
12.73
15.91
11
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.30
7.50
13.75
17.19

Charge Moves

130
More Info

Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.00
0.60
0.00
1.30
65.00
81.25
84.50
140
More Info

Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.20
0.80
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67
70
More Info

Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.80
0.55
0.00
2.12
18.42
23.03
39.08
110
More Info

Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.70
1.20
0.00
1.10
40.74
50.93
44.81

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 10.0 %
Buddy Distance 1 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
256% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012631
2001.55464
20028297
2002.5110131
4003139164
4003.5167197
4004195230
4004.5223264
6005251297
6005.5279330
6006308364
6006.5336397
8007364430
8007.5392463
8008420497
8008.5448530
10009477563
10009.5505596
100010533630
100010.5560661
130011586693
130011.5613724
130012640756
130012.5666787
160013693819
160013.5720850
160014746882
160014.5773913
190015799945
190015.5826976
1900168531008
190016.58791039
2200179061071
220017.59331102
2200189591134
220018.59861165
25001910131197
250019.510391228
25002010661260
250020.510931291
30002111191323
300021.511461354
30002211731386
300022.511991417
35002312261449
350023.512531480
35002412791512
350024.513061543
40002513331575
400025.513591606
40002613861638
400026.514131669
45002714391701
450027.514661732
45002814931764
450028.515191795
50002915461827
500029.515731858
50003015991890
500030.516131906
60003116261921
600031.516391937
60003216531953
600032.516661968
70003316791984
700033.516932000
70003417062016
700034.517192031
80003517332047
800035.517462063
80003617592079
800036.517732094
90003717862110
900037.517992126
90003818132142
900038.518262157
100003918392173
1000039.518532189
100004018662205
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