AnnihiSlateR wrote: Delightful-Jim wrote:
CrappyMike wrote:Got pokemon y today, just started playing. Got a pidgey and a fletching but only going to use one, leaning towards pidgey.does anyone know if fletchling will be any good or am I better off with pidgey?
Fletchling is incredibly OP when it evolves into Talonflame. It is MUCH better than Pidgey.
Only if you get a friend safari Fletchinder with the Gale Wings hidden ability.
But basically 120 base power for Brave Bird + STAB, is 180 base power. Give it a choice band to boost attack by 50%, so you end up with 122 base power in attack (134 with the right nature), and then the ability gives speed priority to flying type moves. So whilst you basically take a massive hit on damage, it's a great revenge killer. If you don't want to be locked into one move with the choice item, you could go for a 30% boost with a life orb.
However with a standard Talonflame you have the flame body ability which halves the number of steps taken to hatch an egg if it's first in party (even better is if you get the hidden Hatching O-Power), that coupled with fly so you can fly to Kiloude City to check for perfect IV's without having to take up an extra slot or mess about on the PC every 5 eggs, makes it a really useful pokemon to have if your breeding for nature/IV's.
Why not just get a Rotom-W as well, boooooo.
For anyone who has these games, I have been breeding Ekans' I have a couple spare. One is 6IV but you'll need an ability capsule because it's shed skin, the other is 31/31/31/x/31/31 and Intimidate. Both are Adamant. Both come with Sucker Punch.