Don't know if this has been mentioned already, but Talonflame looks like it could very well blow through some of the bulky Steel types that plagued Staraptor competitively [Skarmory, Metagross, Bronzong, etc] without needing Reckless. The reason I say that is because of the description of Talonflame on the Pokemon XY website: "An evolved form of the recently announced Fletchling, Talonflame is a Fire- and Flying-type Pokémon that gains a whole new level of speed and firepower. It dives at foes, and then attacks with devastating kicks." ...Devastating kicks? Hmmm...leads me to believe this bird is going to learn Close Combat or some type of Fighting move. And it's pre-evo already learns a Fire-type move in Flame Charge IIRC. The site also states that Talonflame learns Brave Bird. If this is true, this bird's coverage will be near perfect since Fire/Flying/Fighting is devastating. Of course the biggest drawback is the 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, unless the SR damage calculation changes by some miracle. I know I got a bit into the competitive side there, so I apologize if I wasn't supposed to. We'd have to see this things base stats as well. Either way, this thing looks way too cool and I am definitely throwing it on my in-game team if I do pick up XY.