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What is a good moveset for Talonflame?

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asked Nov 6, 2013 by MovesetBot

22 Answers

6 votes

People are being stupid so here's an edit of it;

Talonflame @ Leftovers
Trait: Gale Wings
EVS: 8 HP / 252 Atk / 248 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- Roost

Bla bla bla. :P


Set to use once Gems get released. I'm deleting the top part when it does. The top part is just to satisfy the insufferable people who keep yelling at this set.

Lets get a nubby one out of the way
Talonflame @ Flying Gem
Trait: Gale Wings
EVS: 8 HP / 252 Atk / 248 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Acrobatics
- Flare Blitz
- Roost

Yeah the obvious one. Gale Wings gives priority to Flying Gem Acrobatics, Roost for reliable healing, Flare Blitz as secondary STAB to hit Steel Types and stuff, Swords Dance to setup. 248 Spe with a Jolly Nature lets Talonflame outrun positive base 125s, dump the rest onto attack and put 8 onto HP. Done there. Or use Adamant Nature, max out Speed to get the jump on positive base 110s.

answered Nov 6, 2013 by Sempiternus
edited Mar 29 by Sempiternus
I don't see anyone else having a real problem with it but you :P


Also this answer is technically going to stay here, because sometime later Game freak is going to release Flying Gem, in which this set will be one people go clambering for >.>
If it had Fake out with gem it would be a beast
Umm why did you edit it to my set?
Umm it isn't your set.
EVs are much more different.
2 votes

Talonflame (F) @ Choice Band
Ability: Gale Wings
Evs: 6 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Speed
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -Sp. Atk)
- Flare Blitz
- Brave Bird
- U-turn
- Steel Wing
Flare Blitz and Brave Bird are STAB, Brave Bird getting +1 Priority thanks to Gale Wings. U-turn lets you scout and Steel Wing is coverage.

answered Nov 6, 2013 by Soundwave
reshown Nov 6, 2013 by Soundwave
6 is not a multiple of 4. Scarf > Band.
Dude, Scarf isn't as good as Band since the SR weakness.
I like the moveset and everything else except the item.  I would use the life orb instead. Its good to have the extra power because if you don't get the KO then your garunteed to lose your talonflame.
@Hophipster Choice Band provides more power than Life Orb.
2 votes

Talonflame @ Leftovers
Trait: Gale Wings
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Adamant Nature

  • Brave Bird
  • Flare Blitz
  • Roost
  • Will-O-Wisp

I see there are plenty of Talonflame sets that are either boosting sweepers or support sets but not a median. This is the set I use and it is very effective in the fact that it not only can deal significant damage with its STAB moves alone but it is also able to Burn anything that loves switching into its dual STAB's (Tyranitar, Tyrantrum, pretty much any other Rock type, and even Rotom-W won't like being status'd and taking extra damage every turn) crippling any physical threats for the remainder of the battle.

Dual STAB's are pretty obvious choices and since this set doesn't pack a boosting move then Adamant is the preferred nature. Roost is for obvious recovery and WoW is to cripple the Pokemon I mentioned above or just anything really that tries to come in on or tries to set up on Talonflame.

answered Nov 17, 2013 by GrinJAS
1 vote

Talonflame@Leftovers
Trait: Gale wings
EVs: 252 atk 252 spe 4 hp
Adamant Nature
-Swords Dance
-Brave Bird
-Flare Blitz
-Roost

This thing is pretty awesome because of gale wings. Swords dance can boost it's attack to pretty big levels and then it can sweep with priority STAB (except roost) Brave Bird. Flare Blitz is a strong secondary STAB and who needs priority with that ridiculous speed stat. Roost and leftovers help recover from massive recoil damage, use roost on a predictable switch out, and watch out for stealth rocks. I think he'll be seing some use in OU bacause of that sweeping power

answered Nov 6, 2013 by Generekt
edited Mar 24 by Generekt
not bad, but it would be better if instead of jolly nature were adamant, because with gale wings we have priority in flying attacks, so the speed isnt very useful.
1 vote

Talonflame @ Leftovers

Trait: Gale Wings
EVs: 252 HP / 208 SDef / 44 Spd
Careful Nature

  • U-Turn
  • Tailwind / Flare Blitz
  • Roost
  • Will-O-Wisp

Support Talonflame. Although the 4x SR weakness and fairly mediocre bulk hurts, it can still function well with Spin support and a good defensive backbone, and has the movepool and speed to pull it off. U-Turn is basically to pivot and gain momentum for the team, as well as escaping from Poke like Heatran. Tailwind supports the team by doubling speed, helping sweep (Pairs well with U-Turn), while Flare Blitz can be used for a nice STAB. Roost is priority recovery and is a must for any bulky set, helping restore HP from SR, Flare Blitz recoil, ect. Will-O-Wisp shuts down physical attackers, and patches up its physical bulk.

answered Nov 6, 2013 by JarJar~
edited Nov 6, 2013 by JarJar~
Where is the STAB flying move? That's what Gale Wings is used for...
1 vote

Talonflame (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Gale Wings
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naughty Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Brave Bird
- Hidden Power [Grass] / [Ice]
- Roost

answered Dec 27, 2013 by Mewderator
Just wondering but why should it be ice? Talon has no worries about that.
To beat Garchomp.
Oh. Thanks. :D
1 vote

Talonflame @ Power Herb
Trait: Gale Wings
EVS: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fly (gets used straight away with power herb)
- Acrobatics (doubles attack once Power herb's been used)
- Flare Blitz (cover against steel, grass and bugs)
- Swords Dance (when predicted opponent switches out)

Tried and tested - works well.

answered Apr 3 by Haribos_01
I don't like this Talonflame, it made me lose a lot :(
I'm just suggesting, maybe you used it wrongly. It works wonders on my team, but thanks for positive comment when there are dozens that don't work properly like above… flying gem; lol….. doesn't even exist on x/y
1 vote

I bet you guys haven't heard of special Talonflame!!!
Here it is:


Talonflame@Heat Rock
Trait: Flame Body(pretty much all of talons flying attacks are physical)
Modest Nature
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 SpD
Moves:
Fire Blast
Solar Beam
HP ground
Sunny Day

answered Jun 15 by The Trapinchinator
edited Sep 6 by The Trapinchinator
I can quite happily explain why we haven't heard of special talonflame ^_^

Because it is bad.
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I am disappointed in the EV spread for the talonflames I'm seeing. It only needs a bit of speed, because gale wings gives it the priority to flying, and it outspeeds most steel/bug types to use flare blitz with. Here is my set:

Talonflame @ Life Orb
Trait: Gale Wings
Jolly nature
EVS: 124 HP / 252 Atk / 104 Def / 28 Spe
- Swords Dance
- Roost / Steel Wing / Tailwind
- Brave Bird / Acrobatics
- Flare Blitz

You might be thinking "what in the world?" This speed stat is just enough to outspeed an adamant mega lucario, and literally every steel, rock, and bug types to use your steel wing and flare blitz against, and you don't need any more speed investment for other faster Pokemon because of gale wings. HP for the extra bulk and defense because I find that most of the super effective hits that it will receive would be physical, and volt switch and hydro pump would KO it even with the special defense investments. Swords dance is to boost Talonflame's mediocre attack stat. Roost is to heal up if you predict the opponent to switch. Steel wing for coverage against Tyranitar and other rock types, or you could choose tailwind to greatly boost your speed and outspeed even more Pokemon with flare blitz. Brave Bird is its best move, its always going to go first because of Gale Wings, and deals massive damage. Acrobatics is a slightly weaker alternative but it doesn't have the recoil so it can last longer, which in my opinion doesn't matter because it's supposed to be a late game sweeper. And Flare Blitz is also a must, since it counters scizor, mawile, aggron, fortress, and much more that would take a brave bird any day.

Talonflame could run max speed, so it can outspeed things like latios, but lots of those Pokemon can't take a brave bird either, so it isn't recommended. Hope you enjoy it!

answered Nov 9, 2013 by mechacharizard
0 votes

Utilityflame
Talonflame @ Flying Gem (Gale Wings, since Talonflame is useless without them)
Nature: Adamant
EV's: 252 Attack, 88 HP, 4 Def, 164 Speed
-Acrobatics
-Tailwind
-Will-O-Wisp
-Roost/Taunt/Flare Blitz/U-Turn

Okay, you're probably wondering about my insanity and who I am. Anyway, the speed EV's give you enough speed to outspeed all base 100s. HP is for minute bulk. Def is there because 92 HP is even, and we want odd HP for SR. The attack is for the Acrobatics abuse. Tailwind works awesomely with slower Pokemon (ie, Landorus-Therian greatly benefits from it, as well as Mega Mawile) and can make your opponent have to deal with a huge threat immediately after Talonflame is gone. Will-O-Wisp cripples mostly everything that is a physical attacker or wall. The last move is filler and up to you. Do you want your Talonflame to KO Ferrothorn, Taunt slower things, be able to take on an unlucky physical switch in, or be able to escape? I run Roost at the moment because I'm too lazy to test U-Turn on my personal Talonflame, because it's already excelling at it's job. Talon will probably be UU or BL.

answered Nov 18, 2013 by NonePiece
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  • Bulk up
  • Brave bird or acrobatics
  • Flare blitz
  • U-turn

Ability: gale wings
Item: leftovers
Nature: jolly
Ev's: 132 hp, 208 attack, 168 speed

Being such an offensive threat, many people will switch out, giving you a free chance to power up your other moves and raise your defense with bulk up. If you ever find yourself in a tough situation, you can U-turn out and still usually take no damage because of his awesome speed. Flare blitz and brave bird both give stab. Also, brave bird has priority thanks to gale wings. Leftovers helps so you don't knock yourself out with the recoil of the moves. You can also replace brave bird with acrobatics, and take his item off to power it up. I've used this move set in the website Pokemon showdown, which is a battle simulator, and he is one of my best teams yet thanks to him.

answered Nov 30, 2013 by Pikaplayer
0 votes

Adamant
252 attack
252 speed
Gale Wing

Leftovers/Life Orb

Flare Blitz
Brave Bird
Roost/Will-o'-wisp
Swords Dance/Bulk up

answered Nov 30, 2013 by Bro Ashleys Here
0 votes

Talonflame @ Life Orb
Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- Roost
- Me First

answered Dec 1, 2013 by razorfish
0 votes

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Talonflame @ Choice Band
Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- Roost
- U-turn

answered Dec 16, 2013 by areasmina
0 votes

Talonflame @ Leftovers
Ability: Gale Wings
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 130 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spd


  • Flare Blitz
  • Brave Bird
  • Bulk Up
  • Roost

This is kinda a weird one if you want a little surprise for your opponent.. Flare Blitz and Brave Bird are STAB. Now, I pick Bulk Up over Swords Dance so Talonflame can stay in for a while. ExtremeSpeed Mega Lucario could come in any possibly kill this thing otherwise. Flare Blitz and Brave Bird will wear down your health plenty, so Roost is a nice way to keep going. Just be sure to use this thing with a Rapid Spinner.

answered Jan 6 by R000
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Talonflame @ Choice Band
Trait : Gale Wings
Evs : 252 Atk /252 Spe /4 HP
-Flare Blitz
-Brave Bird
-U-turn
-Steel Wing

Flare Blitz for STAB.
Brave Bird because Priority and STAB.
U-turn for getting away from enemies you can't handle like Rotom-W and Tyranitar.
Steel wing for coverage against Ice , Rock , and Fairy.
Extra: Jolly or Adamant is a preferred nature.

answered Jan 6 by AngelicDeoxys
0 votes

A most unorthodox set - TauntSD mono-attacking TF

TauntSD@Liechi Berry
88 HP / 252 ATK / 4 SP.DEF / 164 SPEED
Adamant, Gale Wings
-Acrobatics
-Substitute
-Swords Dance
-Taunt

Phazers are damn obvious when people see sub-SD talonflame. Taunt any phazer that comes in after setting up a sub, then SD until you reach Liechi level. If the opponent insists on breaking the sub, you should already be at +2 and just sub away until you get to +3. Then sweep away with priority itemless-boosted Acrobatics. EVs outspeed 252+ base 100s, give you an odd HP number for 4 subs and switching into stealth rock.

Stuff to remove beforehand:
-Possible sash users like Greninja, Breloom
-Rock types like Tyranitar, Tyrantrum
-Steel types like Heatran, Jirachi, Aggron, Mawile
-ESpeed abusers like Dragonite, Entei
-Sturdy pokes like Avalugg, Aggron

Then again, the above must be removed for all Talonflame to sweep

answered Feb 8 by midend
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This is an uncommon suicide set.
Talonflame @ Focus Sash
Ability/Trait: Gale Wings
EVS: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Adamant
- Swords Dance
- Brave Bird / Aerial Ace / Acrobatics
- Flare Blitz
- Aerial Ace / Acrobatics / Roost

This set could probably be played around with. Especially its EV's but that last slot is for a move without recoil. Roost could be used as well as more bulk and less speed. The Focus Sash lets you get in a free +2 with that Swords Dance and the last slot is if you know you OHKO. Then, you can stay in and use Brave Bird against a revenge killer. This set is also very unpredictable.

answered Mar 23 by PokeData>2
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Talonflame@Flying Gem
Fire/Flying
Ability: Gale Wings
Jolly/Adamant Nature
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
-Flare Blitz
-Acrobatics
-Swords Dance/Roost
-Steel Wing/U-Turn

Talonflame is one of my favorite Pokémon. It is pretty useless without Gale Wings though. You could also run Tailwind, Agility, or Bulk Up. And if you don't like recoil use Flame Charge.

answered Mar 23 by GreX36
0 votes

I forgot about this set.

EWWW ROTOM-W

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Talonflame @ Liechi Berry
Trait: Gale Wings
EVs: 48 HP / 252 Atk / 208 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- Swords Dance
- Natural Gift

Oh hai Rotom-W. :>. I see you want to wall me.
Here have a Natural Gift to the face which is now a Grass Type attack <3!
Works on T-Tar too :I
Yeah it's one-time off really, but it does let you potentially take out Rotom-W, which is the answer most teams carry for Talonflame imo. Take down Rotom-W = BB spam time :D!

Alternatively, run Salac Berry to get a fighting attack and wreck Heatran. :D!

answered Mar 24 by Sempiternus
edited Mar 24 by Sempiternus
Or Apicot if you want a useless boost and the equivalent of a single earthquake :D?