Alpha-sapphire: Ponyta is very weak at birth. It can barely stand up. This Pokémon becomes stronger by stumbling and falling to keep up with its parent.Y: Its legs grow strong while it chases after its parent. It runs in fields and mountains all day.X: As a newborn, it can barely stand. However, through galloping, its legs are made tougher and faster.
Prof. Lotus' Notes: Ponyta's evolution line based on mythical steeds: From greek mythology, Helois' steeds who helped full the sun. From Norse Mythology, Skinfaxi, the horse of that Dagr (day) into the sky with it's shining light. From Hindu mythology, Ashvins, two twin sons of the sun god, often referred to as 'Horsemen'. Ponyta's Shiny form has a blue mane, suggesting that it has more efficient combustion, and therefore burns hotter. Despite this, Ponyta have the ability to control who gets burned by this flame.