Fletchling is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It evolves into Fletchinder starting at level 17, which evolves into Talonflame starting at level 35. Take a look below for 28 fascinating and interesting facts about Fletchling.
1. Fletchling is a small, avian Pokemon similar in appearance to a robin.
2. It has a reddish-orange head with a triangular yellow mark on the back of each eye.
3. Its body and wings are gray, and there are white tips on the wings.
4. It has a long, black tail with a white V-shaped marking near the tip.
5. The tail ends in two points, and has two feathers sticking out at the base, resembling the fletching on the end of an arrow.
6. Its legs, small beak, and eyes are black.
7. The legs are thin and spindly, with two toes facing forward and one facing backward on each foot.
8. Fletchling is said to be very friendly and is well known for its beautiful songs.
9. It communicates by using chirps and moving its tailfeathers to signal others of its kind.
10. In spite of its typically peaceful disposition, it is relentless in battle and very territorial, attacking perceived threats mercilessly.
11. Its body is warm and doubles in temperature when startled or excited.
12. This increase in temperature spikes hormone production in its body.
13. Fletchling is the only regional bird Pokémon to have its primary type changed upon evolution.
14. Fletchling was designed by Saya Tsuruta.
15. Fletchling seems to be based on a Japanese robin. Its tail design and name might suggest that it was also based in part on an arrow.
16. Fletchling may be a combination of fletching, fledgling, and hatchling.
17. Ash’s Fletchling debuted in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!. It was first shown stealing a Berry Bonnie was trying to give to a wild Dedenne. As a result, Ash used his Froakie to battle it several times, until Ash finally succeeded in catching it. Fletchling evolved into a Fletchinder in Battles in the Sky!. It later evolved into a Talonflame in A Legendary Photo Op!.
18. Fletchling debuted in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, under the ownership of Grace. In the episode, she used Fletchling to wake her daughter Serena up. It physically reappeared in Lumiose City Pursuit! and A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, and during a flashback in A Showcase Debut!. It appeared again in Performing with Fiery Charm!, where it watched Serena competing in the Dendemille Town Pokémon Showcase; and in Master Class is in Session!, where it watched Serena’s Master Class Pokémon Showcase.
19. A Fletchling appeared in Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, under the ownership of Chester. It was used at the Battle Chateau, where it went up against Ash’s Pikachu but was defeated by his Thunderbolt.
20. A Fletchling debuted in A Showcase Debut!, under the ownership of Clarice. It was seen participating in the Coumarine City Pokémon Showcase. Clarice’s Fletchling later reappeared in Master Class Choices!, where it competed alongside its Trainer in the Fleurrh City Pokémon Showcase. It appeared again in Master Class Is in Session! and Performing a Pathway to the Future!, where it competed alongside its Trainer in the Gloire Master Class Showcase.
21. Three Fletchling appeared in the Hoopa’s Surprise Ring Adventures short Flying in the Air. They were among the immense Flying-type Pokémon summoned by Hoopa to create wind for Ash and Pikachu, but their combined Gust was too much for them and sent them blasting off.
22. A Fletchling appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.
23. A Fletchling appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.
24. Five Fletchling appeared in Awakening the Sleeping Giant!.
25. A Trainer’s Fletchling appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!.
26. Multiple Fletchling appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
27. A Trainer’s Fletchling appeared in Summer of Discovery!, Day Three Blockbusters!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, where it was one of the Pokémon that participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp.
28. A Trainer’s Fletchling appeared in Adventures in Running Errands!.