|5'11" (1.5m)||226.2 lbs. (102.6kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|UU||3 Attack Points|
Salamence has the Intimidate Ability. This Ability lowers its opponent (or opponent's) Attack Stat by one stage upon its entry into battle, unless the opponent has an Ability that can suppress this effect, such as Clear Body or Hyper Cutter. A second Ability is available to Salamence from the Dream World, the Moxie Ability. This Ability increases its Attack by one stage each time that it KO's an opposing Pokémon.
Bagon can evolve into Shelgon starting at Level 30, and can evolve a second time at Level 50 into a Salamence. Starting in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Salamence can evolve into Mega Salamence by using a Mega Stone.
Salamence is in the Dragon Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Salamence 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Salamence takes on the appearance of a dragon with a long tail and a pair of ax-shaped wings.
 Gender Differences
Salamence doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
The only way to obtain a Salamence is to evolve a Shelgon, consistent across the games in which a Salamence can be obtained.
 Spin-off Games
Salamence appears at Endless Level 34, Forever Level 83 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Salamence can only be obtained by evolving a Shelgon in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Salamence appears at Temporal Tower UP1F-10F, but cannot be recruited, leaving evolution the only method of obtaining a Salamence. Salamence is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Mountain 17F-23F and Legendary Volcanic Island on floors 26-29, 33, 35 & 36, 39 & 40, 42-44 and 46 & 47.
Salamence can be found at World Navel, Large Pit and The Furthest Cape in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.
Like its previous forms, Salamence is only appears during Missions in Pokémon Ranger. Salamence appears at Vien Forest and The Crysta Lake in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Obtaining Salamence can be difficult in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, as it can be found inside the Cave's Side Room in the Present, but the Field Ability Flame x4 is required to reach it. Salamence can be obtained by getting an S-Rank in the Dark Temple Mission Ground-Shaking Dragon Pokémon in the Past, as Salamence is the Boss Pokémon of this particular mission.
Salamence can be found at Granite Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. To obtain it you'll need to beat Salamence's Air Ace with a score that is better than or equal to 20,000. In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, Salamence will appear at the Tech Area's Train Depot after befriending Mawile. Battle it to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.
Salamence can be found at Sunny Seashore Canyon 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
 Trading Card Game
Salamence appears in a total of 10 Sets, the 6th Movie Halfdeck and Dragon Vault sub-set. It is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Dragon (2), EX Deoxys (EX Card), EX Delta Species (Delta Species Card), EX Dragon Frontiers (EX Delta Species Card), EX Power Keepers (EX Card), Secret Wonders, Stormfront, and Arceus sets. A second Arceus is also in the Arceus set, but this one is a Lv. X Card, which can use the attacks of the cards that it evolved from.
 Anime/Manga Information
Hunter J. would appear with a Salamence more often than anyone else. Hunter J is a Pokémon Hunter, a person belonging to an evil group that steals Pokémon for profit, but each time Hunter J. tried, Hunter J was thwarted by the efforts of Ash and company, getting help from various allies such as Gary and Brandon, the Pyramid King.
Dome Ace Tucker uses a Salamence in Chapters 304, 305, 308, 312-315, 317, 319, 322-326, 329 & 333.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Salamence finds itself in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling as one of the tier's most prominent offensive threats. With great versatility due to an expansive movepool, Salamence can run various sets with great success. It has great abilities in Intimidate and Moxie, with the former allowing for Salamence to find easier set-up opportunities or run a defensive set and the latter giving Salamence more Attack boosts after taking out opposing Pokémon. Its high base 135 Attack allows for it to wreak havoc on opposing Pokémon with a Dragon Dance set, and it can run various coverage options like Fire Blast, Iron Tail, or Earthquake to take out opposing defensive checks. Salamence can also run an all-out attacking set that chooses to take a more mixed route to attacking with a powerful Draco Meteor coming off of Salamence's good base 110 Special Attack. A more defensive set known as FatMence can act as a good check to Pokémon like Krookodile with Intimidate and heavy defensive investment while being able to stay healthy thanks to Roost and support a team with moves like Dragon Tail and Defog. Lastly, a Choice Scarf set with Moxie can take full advantage of the snowball effect that the ability can bring for a late-game sweep. Salamence's biggest flaws are that it sometimes has to rely on Outrage, which can be risky, and that it is weak to Stealth Rock, but otherwise, it makes for a great Pokémon to use in UU.
 Area Location
 Pokédex Entries
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Dream World
 Via Move Tutor
 All Generation 5 Games
 Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM47: Steel Wing
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only)
 Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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