That’s what I always thought and the Kimono sisters of Ecruteak City specialize in the Eeveelutions, so it isn’t too Farfetch’d of an idea that Flareon, Jolteon & Vaporeon could’ve perished in the Burned Tower.
Oh this is cool but really sad.
And my thought is… since Flareon’s a fire type, perhaps it survived for just a bit longer than its two friends. Can you imagine? It heard and saw it’s friends die in the fire while dying itself and it couldn’t do anything to save them?
And Vaporeon couldn’t drown out the fire because it was too big and there wasn’t enough moisture in the air…