Talonflame #663 Type: Base Stats: 78 hp / 81 atk / 71 def / 74 spa / 69 spd / 126 spe Ability: Flame Body / Gale Wings (H) Flame Body has a 30% chance of Burning the opponent if the user is hit with a move that makes contact. Gale Wings provides a +1 priority to all of the user's Flying-Type moves. Movepool: (currently being researched) Brave Bird Flare Blitz Tackle Growl Quick Attack Peck Agility Flail Ember Roost Razor Wind Natural Gift Flame Charge Acrobatics Me First Tailwind Steel Wing Protect Return Rest Thief Will-O-Wisp Swords Dance Sleep Talk U-Turn Notable Moves: The obvious powerful STABs are Flare Blitz, Brave Bird and Acrobatics. Steel Wing provides coverage. Potential Moveset: Name: "Screw you Ludicolo" Item: Flying Gem (once released) | Charti Berry | Life Orb Ability: Gale Wings Nature: Adamant EV Spread: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def Moveset: Acrobatics / Brave Bird Flare Blitz Roost Tailwind / Steel Wing Priority Acrobatics or Brave Bird. There, I said it. Wait, wait for it: with priority Roost and priority Tailwind. This Pokémon with terrible stats does not seem so bad now, huh? But the ability to OHKO Ludicolo even if it gets Baton Passed +6 speed in rain and remain untouched is not all. This fire bird will be troublesome for both opposing Tailwind teams and Trick Room teams, since the speed won't really matter - only other priority, weaker moves will go before him, such as slow TR Scizor with Bullet Punch, which will deal to Talonflame pathetic damage. While Stealth Rock will be its demise on singles, we all know Stealth Rock is seen much less in Doubles. With the addition of Spider Web we might see a lot of defog and rapid spin around, even, which all helps Talonflame. Hitmontop will be an excellent teammate, providing spread move protection with Wide Guard and getting rid of nasty Tyranitar, who can end Talonflame in a matter of seconds, unless you pack Steel Wing and hope to KO ttar with it. Discuss: Does priority Brave Bird provide a place in Doubles for a Pokémon with stats so bad? May he become a priority Tailwind setter for Tailwind teams?