Talonflame is a large hawk-like bird Pokémon. It has flame-red feathers covering its head and wings, and specks of orange, resembling embers, on its underbelly and legs. The lower part of Talonflame's body is gray in color. Its large orange wings are tipped with black feathers. Its tail is black with yellow stripes. It now has powerful legs and sharp yellow, clawed talons. Its eyes are narrowed and yellow in color, and it has a short, sharp black beak.
In the fever of an exciting battle, it showers embers from the gaps between its feathers and takes to the air.