Salamence

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Salamence
ボーマンダ
Salamence.png

Shelgon < Salamence > Mega Salamence

Species Type
Dragon Pokémon Dragon.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#373 Intimidate
Moxie
Height Weight
5'11" (1.5m) 226.2 lbs. (102.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Shelgon Mega Salamence
Egg Group Catch Rate
Dragon 45
Tier EV Yield
OU/Uber 3 Attack Points

Salamence (ボーマンダ) is the 189th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Dragon/Flying type, and is known as the Dragon Pokémon.

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.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Salamence takes on the appearance of a dragon with a long tail and a pair of ax-shaped wings.

[edit] Gender Differences

Salamence doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Salamence is a Shadow Pokémon that appears in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Snag it from Cipher Admin Eldes at Citadark Isle to obtain it.

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Drake would use a Salamence to rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket in the episode Vanity Affair.

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.

[edit] Movies

Butler used a Salamence in the film Jirachi Wishmaker. Wild Salamence appeared in the films Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

[edit] Manga

Dome Ace Tucker uses a Salamence in Chapters 304, 305, 308, 312-315, 317, 319, 322-326, 329 & 333.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Salamence finds itself in the Over-Utilized and Uber Tiers of Competitive Battling. This Pokémon is one of the definitions of Sweeper, with high Attack, Special Attack and Speed Statistics, and two viable Abilities that work well in the Metagame. It can run a Physical, Special or Mixed Sweeper set.

Switching into Salamence is easier said than done because of how many different types that Salamence's move set can (and will) be covering. While hitting it with a Burn will lower its Attack, Paralysis will cut its Speed in half, and an Ice Beam from a Special Attacker will do a lot of damage, if not one-hit KO Salamence. Priority moves will also wear down a Salamence and can also be used to revenge-KO it.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Shelgon
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Citadark Isle (Snag from Cipher Admin Eldes)
Diamond None PalPark or Trade
Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Shelgon
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Shelgon
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Trade from White
White None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Shelgon
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Shelgon

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby Salamence came about as a result of a strong, long-held dream of growing wings. It is said that this powerful desire triggered a sudden mutation in this Pokémon's cells, causing it to sprout its magnificent wings.
Sapphire By evolving into Salamence, this Pokémon finally realizes its long-held dream of growing wings. To express its joy, it flies and wheels all over the sky while spouting flames from its mouth.
Emerald After many long years, its cellular structure underwent a sudden mutation to grow wings. When angered, it loses all thought and rampages out of control.
FireRed It becomes uncontrollable if it is enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.
LeafGreen It becomes uncontrollable if it is enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.
IV Diamond As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
Pearl As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
Platinum As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
HeartGold It's uncontrollable if enraged. It flies around spouting flames and scorching fields and mountains.
SoulSilver It's uncontrollable if enraged. It flies around spouting flames and scorching fields and mountains.
V Black As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
White As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
Black 2 As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
White 2 As a result of its long-held dream of flying, its cellular structure changed, and wings grew out.
VI X It becomes uncontrollable if it is enraged. It destroys everything with shredding claws and fire.
Y It's uncontrollable if enraged. It flies around spouting flames and scorching fields and mountains.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
95
. 300 394 .
Atk
135
247 275 369 405
Def
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
110
202 225 319 350
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Speed
100
184 205 299 328

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Start
5
Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start
10
Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start
16
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
20 Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
25 Ember Fire.gif 40 100 Special.png
30 Protect Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
32 Dragonbreath Dragon.gif 60 100 Special.png
37 Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
43 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
50 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
53 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
61 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Special.png
70 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 [[File:|link=]]
80 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Hydro Pump Water.gif 120 80 Special.png
Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Dragon Rage Dragon.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png
Dragon Dance Dragon.gif -- -- Other.png
Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Dragon Rush Dragon.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Draco Meteor Dragon.gif 140 90 Special.png

[edit] Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

[edit] Shelgon Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Purification

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Refresh Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Cutter Flying.gif 55 95 Special.png
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Special.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 30
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Level 50
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Salamence


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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